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Summary of Skills

Age 4-5 - Concept 2: Holidays

Unit 27: Halloween [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Recognize and produce rhyming words.
  • With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.

Math

  • For any number from 1 to 9, find the number that makes 10 when added to the given number, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record the answer with a drawing or equation.
  • Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.
  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawing to represent the problem.

Science

  • Know how to identify major structures of common plants and animals (e.g., stems, leaves, roots, arms, wings, leg).
  • Know how to observe and describe similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants and animals (e.g., seed-bearing plants, birds, fish, insects).

Unit 28: Thanksgiving [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text the illustration depicts).

Math

  • Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
  • Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

Science

  • Observe and describe similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants and animals (i.e., seed-bearing plants, birds, fish, insects).

Social Studies

  • Identify the purposes of, and the people and events honored it, commemorative holidays, including the human struggles that were the basis the events (e.g., Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Washington's Day and Lincoln's Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day).
  • Know the triumphs in American legends and historical accounts through the stories of such people as Pocahontas, George Washington, Booker T. Washington, Daniel Boone, and Benjamin Franklin.
  • Use globes and maps to locate land and water features.

Unit 29: Christmas [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which the reader is told the topic or the name of the book being written about, and the writer states an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., my favorite book is...).

Math

  • Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects of drawing, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 18=10+8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and some number of ones.
  • Fluently add and subtract within 5.
  • Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).

Science

  • Know how to identify major structures of common plants and animals (e.g., stems, leaves, roots, arms, wings, leg).
  • Know how to observe and describe similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of plants and animals (e.g., seed-bearing plants, birds, fish, insects).

Social Studies

  • Use globes and maps to locate land and water features.

Unit 30: February Celebrations [LA] [S] [SS]

Language Arts

  • Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
  • With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

Math

  • Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.

Science

  • Know how to identify major structures of common plants and animals (e.g., stems, leaves, roots, arms, wings, legs).
  • Observe common objects by using the five senses.

Social Studies

  • Know the triumphs in American legends and historical accounts through the stories of such people as Pocahontas, George Washington, Booker T. Washington, Daniel Boone, and Benjamin Franklin.
  • Understand the purposes of, and the people and events honored in, commemorative holidays, including the human struggles that were the basis for the events (e.g., Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day).