K-5 Grade Level Courses

 

ELA

Kindergarten ELA Course Description

The purpose of Kindergarten English Language Ats is to provide a foundation for formalized reading and writing instruction. Areas addressed in Kindergarten English Language Arts include listening and speaking skills; phonemic awareness analysis, print awareness, grammar skills, vocabulary skills; literature comprehension; and writing readiness.

Kindergarten ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for all Communication Arts courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to promote in students the development of effective communication skills through a variety of media toward lifetime learning.

First Grade ELA Course Description

The purpose of 1st Grade English Language Arts is to teach students listening skills and oral language skills, writing skills, and the skills needed to become effective readers. Areas addressed in 1st Grade English Language Arts include an overview of listening and oral language skills; decoding, structural analysis, phonemic awareness and vocabulary skills; reading and literature skills; study skills; pre-writing and composition skills; spelling; and handwriting.

First Grade ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for all Communication Arts courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to promote in students the development of effective communication skills through a variety of media toward lifetime learning.

Second Grade ELA Course Description

The purpose of 2nd grade English Language Arts is to teach students the skills needed to be effective readers and writers, as well as listening and speaking skills. Areas addressed in 2nd grade English Language Arts include decoding, phonemic awareness, vocabulary and comprehension skills in reading; writing and composition skills; spelling; grammar and mechanics; and study skills.

Second Grade ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for all Communication Arts courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to promote in students the development of effective communication skills through a variety of media toward lifetime learning.

Third Grade ELA Course Description

The purpose of 3rd Grade Communication Arts is to teach students to speak and write Standard English and to read, comprehend, and evaluate literature. Areas addressed in 3rd Grade Communication Arts include listening and oral language skills; vocabulary skills; reading and literature skills; comprehension skills; writing and composition skills; and grammar and mechanics.

Third Grade ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for all Communication Arts courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to promote in students the development of effective communication skills through a variety of media toward lifetime learning.

Fourth Grade ELA Course Description

The purpose of 4th Grade Communication Arts is to teach students to speak and write Standard English and to read, comprehend, and evaluate literature. Areas addressed in 4th Grade Communication Arts include listening and oral language skills; vocabulary skills; reading and literature skills comprehension skills; writing and composition skills; and grammar and mechanics.

Fourth Grade ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for all Communication Arts courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to promote in students the development of effective communication skills through a variety of media toward lifetime learning.

Fifth Grade ELA Course Description

The purpose of 5th Grade Communication Arts is to teach students to read, speak, and write Standard English as well as comprehend and evaluate literature. Areas addressed in 5th Grade Communication Arts include: listening and oral language skills, reading and literature comprehension skills, reference skills, writing and composition skills, grammar and mechanics, vocabulary, and spelling.

Fifth Grade ELA Course Rationale

Communication skills are central to both cognitive and social development. People communicate on a daily basis to present ideas, find and interpret information, combine knowledge and experience, reflect and relax, explore possibilities and generate new ideas, solve problems, make decisions, and communicate experiences to others. Communication Arts instruction provides for knowledge and skills development in each of these areas. The rationale for all Communication Arts courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to promote in students the development of effective communication skills through a variety of media toward lifetime learning.

 

Math

Kindergarten Math Course Description

The purpose of Kindergarten Mathematics is to assist students in developing a fundamental understanding of the beginning mathematical concepts. Areas addressed in Kindergarten Mathematics include writing and understanding numbers from 1-20; counting by rote from 1-100; by ones, 10's, or any given number and backwards from 10-1, state days of the week, making simple comparisons using size, length, height, and shape; and understanding composing and decomposing relationships of numbers, shapes, and coins, add and subtract numbers 1-5 fluently.

Kindergarten Math Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such, the rationale for all mathematics courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching math we provide the opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

First Grade Math Course Description

The purpose of First Grade Math is to assist students in gaining mathematical skills for use in a successful, daily life and to prepare students for the next level of learning. Areas addressed in First Grade Math include basic shapes; addition and subtraction facts with sums and differences through 10; counting, reading, and writing numbers 1-120; graph theory; calendar use; measurement; weight; fractions; time; reading; thermometers; ordinal numbers; place value; coin values; and comprehension of terms more, fewer, and equal.

First Grade Math Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such, the rationale for all mathematics courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching math we provide the opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

Second Grade Math Course Description

The purpose of Kindergarten Mathematics is to teach and assist students in the math skills needed for effective learning for the current year, upcoming year, as well as being successful in their daily life using these math skills. Skills addressed are fluency with addition and subtraction math facts, counting money using various coin comibinations to equal a given amount, telling time to the nearest 5 minutes using A.M. and P.M., mentally add and subtract 10 to or from a given number, determining odd or even within a group, comparing numbers, understanding numbers are composed of hundreds, tens, and ones, understanding and draw a picture and bar graph, and finding total within an array with up to 5 rows and 5 columns, and measurement using yards, inches, feet, and centimeters. Teaching students these skills daily as well as enrichment opportunities will allow students to become successful learners and be prepared for upcoming learning.

Second Grade Math Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such, the rationale for all mathematics courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching math we provide the opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

Third Grade Math Course Description

The purpose of Third Grade Mathematics is to provide students with an understanding of basic mathematical concepts appropriate to the grade level. Areas addressed in Third Grade Mathematics include demonstrating an understanding of numbers, rounding to the nearest 10 or 100, identifying whole numbers within 100,000, addition and subtraction within 1,000, multiply and divide within 100, represent thinking of multiplication and division in words or drawings, solve two step problems using any of the four operations, fractions (equal parts of a whole, on a number line, equivalent fractions, and comparing fraction <, >, =), measurement (time, length, volume, mass, area, and perimeter), data analysis, and patterns.

Third Grade Math Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such, the rationale for all mathematics courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching math we provide the opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

Fourth Grade Math Course Description

The purpose of Fourth Grade Mathematics is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to analyze and apply math concepts appropriate to the grade level. Areas addressed in Fourth Grade Mathematics include the basic facts of whole numbers, place value, computation, patterns, estimation, problem solving, graphs, fractions, measurement, time, geometry, money, and probability.

Fourth Grade Math Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such, the rationale for all mathematics courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching math we provide the opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

Fifth Grade Math Course Description

The purpose of Fifth Grade Mathematics is to provide students with a basic understanding of how to solve problems and apply learning concepts in everyday situations. Areas addressed in Fifth Grade Mathematics include knowledge of basic math facts, solving problems using different operations, geometry, problems involving whole numbers, variables, decimal and fractions, conversion, graphs and diagrams, and choosing the appropriate strategy based on specific situations.

Fifth Grade Math Course Rationale

To function effectively in our society, citizens must demonstrate not only the ability to utilize basic mathematical skills and functions, but must also be able to gather, analyze, and apply information in solving challenging problems. As such, the rationale for all mathematics courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students knowledge and skills needed to apply mathematical skills and concepts in a variety of challenging problem-solving situations. In teaching math we provide the opportunities for each student to become a productive individual in our society.

 
 

Science

Kindergarten Science Course Description

The purpose of Kindergarten Science is to provide students with an understanding of basic, biological earth and physical science. Areas addressed in Kindergarten Science include a study of the five human senses, weather, basic needs of living things, day and night sky, recycling, conservation of energy, forces, and the proper use of scientific tools. 

Kindergarten Science Course Rationale

Due to demands of an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, it is vitally important that citizens become self-sufficient analyzers of their environment. As such, the rationale for all Science courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students the knowledge and skills needed to understand and solve complex problems related to their physical and biological environment.

First Grade Science Course Description

The purpose of First Grade Science is to develop in students a curiosity and understanding of their environment through hands-on activities. Areas addressed in First Grade Science include plants, animals, health, solar system, weather, seasons, and day and night.

First Grade Science Course Rationale

Due to demands of an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, it is vitally important that citizens become self-sufficient analyzers of their environment. As such, the rationale for all Science courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students the knowledge and skills needed to understand and solve complex problems related to their physical and biological environment.

Second Grade Science Course Description

The purpose of Second Grade Science is to provide students with an understanding of and a foundation for demonstrating knowledge in science through hands-on activities, with emphasis on developing student interest and curiosity. The areas addressed are plants, animals, weather, water cycle, forms and changes of matter, types of energy, magnets, forces, and simple machines.

Second Grade Science Course Rationale

Due to demands of an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, it is vitally important that citizens become self-sufficient analyzers of their environment. As such, the rationale for all Science courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students the knowledge and skills needed to understand and solve complex problems related to their physical and biological environment.

Third Grade Science Course Description

The purpose of Third Grade Science is to enhance student learning in life and physical sciences. Areas addressed in Third Grade Science include animal adaptations (inherited and environmentally influenced), life cycles of plants and animals, properties of and changes in matter (water) as well as physical and chemical changes, interactions between two objects (electric and magnetic), and problem solving with multiple possible solutions as well as using The Scientific Method to conduct a fair test.

Third Grade Science Course Rationale

Due to demands of an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, it is vitally important that citizens become self-sufficient analyzers of their environment. As such, the rationale for all Science courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students the knowledge and skills needed to understand and solve complex problems related to their physical and biological environment.

Fourth Grade Science Course Description

The purpose of Fourth Grade Science is to enhance student learning in life, earth, and physical sciences. Areas addressed in Fourth Grade Sceience include motion and stability, energy, waves and their applications in technology, molecules to organisms, Earth's place in the universe, Earth and human activities, and engineering and design.

Fourth Grade Science Course Rationale

Due to demands of an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, it is vitally important that citizens become self-sufficient analyzers of their environment. As such, the rationale for all Science courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students the knowledge and skills needed to understand and solve complex problems related to their physical and biological environment.

Fifth Grade Science Course Description

The purpose of Fifth Grade Science is to enhance student learning in physical, life, earth, space and engineering technology application of science. Areas addressed in Fifth Grade Science include a study of matter and its interactions, motion and stability, energy, ecosystems, Earth systems and engineering design.

Fifth Grade Science Course Rationale

Due to demands of an increasingly complex and technologically oriented society, it is vitally important that citizens become self-sufficient analyzers of their environment. As such, the rationale for all Science courses in the East Buchanan C-1 School District is to address the need to develop in students the knowledge and skills needed to understand and solve complex problems related to their physical and biological environment.

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