Language Arts
Concepts about Print/Print Awareness
  • Understand directionality on page, book handling, identify the parts of a book
  • Distinguish between letters, words, sentences
  • Match speech to print
  • Name upper/lowercase letters
Phonological Awareness
  • Recognize and generate rhyming words
  • Identify, segment, and blend


Phonemic Awareness
  • Count phonemes
  • Isolate initial, medial, and final sounds
  • Distinguish between long and short vowel sounds
  • Manipulate phonemes (addition, deletion, substitution)


Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Sound/letter correspondence
  • Blending sounds into words
  • Common word families
  • Sight word list
  • Counting syllables
  • Rhyming, synonyms/antonyms, action and describing words


Reading/ Literacy Elements
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Comprehend, predict, infer, compare, contrast, sequence and draw conclusions
  • Understand cause and effect
  • Distinguish between fiction and non-fiction
  • Character, setting, problem, solution
  • Speaking and listening
  • Vocabulary (robust words)
  • Leveled readers


  • Handwriting (Zaner-Bloser style) letters, words, sentences
  • Grammar and mechanics
  • Journaling and writing using pictures, prompts, and phonetic spelling
  • Writer’s Workshop


  • Number concepts 0-30:
  • Formation, recognition, counting, comparing, ordinal position, tally marks, skip counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, rote counting to 100
  • Addition
  • Subtraction

Identify and describe two dimensional shapes

  • Identify and describe three dimensional shapes
  • Position and location
  • Measurement:

Length, height and weight using both standard and non-standard units of measurement

  • Classifying and sorting data
  • Graphing


Social Studies
  • We Are Special:  recognizing individuality
  • Our Busy Classroom:  rules and safety
  • Families, Homes, Neighborhoods
  • At Work:  exploring different jobs
  • Needs and Wants
  • Our Country, Our World:  land and water
  • Basic map skills/geography:  N, S, E, W
  • Land forms:  mountains, hills, plains, rivers, lakes
  • Pennsylvania:  state facts, bird, flower, location, capital, flag
  • Holidays


  • Introduce the scientific processes and develop language concepts and vocabulary related to science.
  • Seasons:  Characteristics of the four seasons and how to dress
  • Trees:  Observe and describe properties of trees and leaves in the school yard, compare size and edges of leaves, and adopt a tree to observe throughout the seasons
  • Body & Senses:  Investigate the five senses, body parts and functions
  • Health & Nutrition: Explore healthy foods and eating habits
  • Animals:  Common land and water animals, spiders
  • Water cycle: Investigate the water cycle of the earth
  • Oceans: Discover animals of the ocean, salinity, and icebergs
Hebrew & Judaics



  • Letter/sound identification and recognition
  • Ability to form letters correctly
  • Accumulation of a sight word and object vocabulary
  • Ability to write words for each letter
  • Understanding the purpose of nikudot (vowels) and beginning to blend letters and vowels into words


Text Study

  • Parshat Hashavuah (weekly Torah portion)
  • Parsha story
  • Parsha packet



·       Modeh Ani with Reishit Chachma

·       Torah Torah

·       Ma Tovu

·       Adon Olam

·       Shema with first paragraph

·       Ein K’Eloheinu (Fridays)



·       Happiness

·       Courage

·       Kindness, sharing, appreciation



·       Degel Yisrael (Israeli flag)

·       Semel Yisrael (Israeli emblem)

·       Centrality of Israel to the Jewish People

·       Israel on the map

·       Jerusalem

·       Hatikvah


Jewish Life

·       Blessings over food and after meals

·       Shabbat: meanings, blessings

·       Basic mitzvot and minhagim (customs)

·       Tzedakah

·       Holidays and cycles of the Jewish year

·       Mitzvot