Curriculum Goals

May Goals

Belonging and Contributing

30.1 demonstrate an awareness of personal interests and a sense of accomplishment in drama and dance
30.2 explore a variety of tools, materials, and processes of their own choice

Self-Regulation and Well-Being

6.4 discuss what action to take when they feel unsafe or uncomfortable, and when and how to seek assistance in unsafe situations
6.5 discuss and demonstrate in play what makes them happy and unhappy, and why


Demonstrating Math and Literacy Behaviours

1.11 demonstrate an awareness that words can rhyme, can begin or end with the same sound, and are composed of phonemes that can be manipulated to create new words
11.2 identify personal preferences in reading materials
11.10 retell information from non-fiction materials that have been read by and with the educator team in a variety of contexts
12.2 communicate their ideas, verbally and non-verbally, about a variety of media materials
15.10  investigate addition and subtraction in everyday experiences and routines through the use of modelling strategies and manipulatives
21.1 express their responses to drama and dance
21.2 dramatize rhymes, stories, legends, and folktales from various cultures and communities
16.1 select an attribute to measure , determine an appropriate non-standard unit of measure , and measure and compare two or more objects

Problem Solving and Innovating
1.8 ask questions for a variety of purposes
22.1  communicate their ideas about something through music, drama, dance, and/or the visual arts
23.1 use problem-solving skills and their imagination to create drama and dance

French
1.10 Attempt to orally retell simple events and simple familiar stories in proper sequence.
2.7 Begin to retell, in proper sequence, using pictures in books and/or props, stories that have been read by and with the EL-K team.
3.3 Begin to use classroom resources to support their writing.

Science
Insects
Frogs, plants
Life cycles

April Goals

Belonging and Contributing

29.1 identify similarities and differences between local environments
29.2 describe what would happen if something in the local environment changed
29.3 identify ways in which they can care for and show respect for the environment
29.4 participate in environmentally friendly experiences in the classroom and the schoolyard

Self-Regulation and Well-Being

8.2 demonstrate control of large muscles with and without equipment
8.5 demonstrate spatial awareness by doing activities that require the use of small muscles

Demonstrating Math and Literacy Behaviours

1.7 use specialized vocabulary for a variety of purposes
11.1 demonstrate an interest in reading
11.9 retell, orally or with non-verbal communication, familiar experiences or stories in proper sequence
12.1 respond critically to animated works
14.1 ask questions about and describe some natural occurrences, using their own observations and representations
15.9 compose and decompose quantities to 10, addition and subtraction
15.8 explore different Canadian coins, using coin manipulatives

16.1 select an attribute to measure , determine an appropriate non-standard unit of measure , and measure and compare two or more objects

Problem Solving and Innovating
14.2 sort and classify groups of living and non-living things in their own way
14.3 recognize, explore, describe, and compare patterns in the natural and built environment
24.3 make predictions and observations as part of the process of creating and designing

Religion and Family Life
I see Easter as a time of hope for new life

French
1.8 attempt to use gestures, learned vocabulary and simple phrases in a variety of contexts
1.9.attempt to ask simple questions to express wants and needs
2.6 demonstrate an awareness of the similarities of the alphabetic principles in both English and French

Science
Earth day (recycling, planting trees)
Signs of spring
Living and non-living


March Goals

Reading
Reading: Retell
Phonics:Vowels
Sight Words: play, mom, an

Belonging and Contributing
28.1 recognize people in their community and talk about what they do
28.2 recognize places and buildings within their community, both natural and human-made, and talk about their functions
28.3 develop an awareness of ways in which people adapt to the places in which they live

Self-Regulation and Well-Being
2.3 demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, and confidence in their approach to learning by selecting and completing learning tasks
7.3 demonstrate strategies for engaging in cooperative play in a variety of games and activities
8.4 demonstrate control of small muscles while working in a variety of learning areas and when using a variety of materials or equipment

Demonstrating Math and Literacy Behaviours
1.10 retell experiences, events, and familiar stories in proper sequence
10.6 communicate ideas about personal experiences and/or familiar stories, and experiment with personal voice in their writing
11.8 demonstrate knowledge of most letters of the alphabet in different contexts
15.8 explore different Canadian coins, using coin manipulatives
16.1 select an attribute to measure , determine an appropriate non-standard unit of measure , and measure and compare two or more objects
16.2 investigate strategies and materials used when measuring with non-standard units of measure

Religion and Family Life
CGE: A Discerning Believer in the Catholic Faith Community: I share my Faith with my family and friends.  
I participate in classroom discussions about our monthly religious symbol: bread.
I see Lent as a time to reflect and prepare.

French
1.7 demonstrate an awareness that words can rhyme, can begin or end with the same sound
2.5 demonstrate knowledge of most letters and letter sounds of the alphabet in different contexts
3.2 begin to experiment with a variety of simple writing forms using a combination of pictures, symbols, knowledge of the correspondence between letters and sounds and familiar words for different purposes and in a variety of contexts.

Science
Simple machines
Ocean animals
Changes in weather (snow melting)

February Goals
Reading:Asking Questions
Phonics: a, e, i, o, u (long and short)
Sight Words:love, in, he, she, at

Belonging and Contributing
5.1 demonstrate respect and consideration for individual differences and alternative points of view
5.2 talk about events and retell, dramatize, or represent stories or experiences that reflect their own heritage and cultural background and the heritage and cultural backgrounds of others
27.1 develop strategies for standing up for themselves, and demonstrate the ability to apply behaviours that enhance their personal well-being, comfort, and self-acceptance and the well-being, comfort, and self-acceptance of others
27.2 think critically about fair/unfair and biased behaviour towards both themselves and others, and act with compassion and kindness
27.3 recognize discriminatory and inequitable practices and behaviours and respond appropriately

Self-Regulation and Well-Being
2.5 develop empathy for others, and acknowledge and respond to each other’s feelings

Demonstrating Math and Literacy Behaviours
1.4 sustain interactions in different contexts
1.5 use language in various contexts to connect new experiences with what they already know 9.1 use reading behaviours to make sense of familiar and unfamiliar texts in print
10.5 experiment with a variety of simple writing forms for different purposes and in a variety of contexts
11.7 use illustrations to support comprehension of texts that are read by and with the educator(s)
15.6 use information to estimate the number in a small set
15.7 explore and communicate the function/purpose of numbers in a variety of contexts

Problem Solving and Innovating
13.3 select and use materials to carry out their own explorations
13.4 communicate results and findings from individual and group investigations
20.3 compose pictures, designs, shapes, and patterns, using two-dimensional shapes; predict and explore reflective symmetry in twodimensional shapes; and decompose two-dimensional shapes into smaller shapes and rearrange the pieces into other shapes, using various tools and materials
20.4 build three-dimensional structures using a variety of materials and identify the 3D figures they conatin

Religion and Family Life
I know the sheep as a symbol of me and the Lord is my shepherd.
I see Lent as a time to reflect and prepare

French
1.5 Demonstrate comprehension of retelling  vocabulary (en premier, ensuite, apr├Ęs, finalement).

1.6 Explore sounds, rhythms, and language structures, with guidance and on their own.
2.4 Use a variety of strategies to demonstrate comprehension of simple French texts


January Goals
Reading:Visualization Phonics g, o, u, l, f, b

Belonging and Contributing
20.4 build three-dimensional structures using a variety of materials and identify the three-dimensional figures their structure contains

Self-Regulation and Well-Being
7.2 demonstrate persistence while engaged in activities that require the use of both large and small muscles

Demonstrating Math and Literacy Behaviours
10.4 use classroom resources to support their writing
11.6 use prior knowledge to make connections  to help them understand a diverse range of materials read by and with the educator team
15.4 demonstrate an understanding of the counting concepts of stable order and of order irrelevance
15.5 subitize quantities to 5 without having to count, using a variety of materials and strategies

17.1 explore, sort, and compare the attributes and the properties  of traditional and non-traditional two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional figures
17.2 communicate an understanding of basic spatial relationships
17.3 investigate and explain the relationship between two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional figures in objects they have made
20.4 build three-dimensional structures using a variety of materials and identify the three-dimensional figures their structure contains
Problem Solving and Innovating
13.3 select and use materials to carry out their own explorations
13.4 communicate results and findings from individual and group investigations
20.3 compose pictures, designs, shapes, and patterns, using two-dimensional shapes; predict and explore reflective symmetry in twodimensional shapes; and decompose two-dimensional shapes into smaller shapes and rearrange the pieces into other shapes, using various tools and materials
20.4 build three-dimensional structures using a variety of materials and identify the three-dimensional figures their structure contains

Religion and Family Life
I know about the three wise men and the gifts they brought Jesus (Epiphany).

French
1. 4 Respond to simple questions in a variety of ways.
2.3 Begin to make predictions regarding an unfamiliar French text read-aloud.
3.1  Demonstrate an awareness that writing can convey ideas or messages.

Science
Winter animals
Water properties (solids, liquids, gases)

December Goals
Reading Strategy: Making Connections and Visualisation
Rhyming
(Jolly Phonics e, h, r, m, d, c , k)
(Sight Words on, the, a, and , is, was)

Belonging and Contributing
31.2 explore different elements (e.g., beat, sound quality, speed, volume) of music (e.g., clap the beat of a song; tap their feet on carpet and then on tile, and compare the sounds; experiment with different instruments to accompany a song)
31.3 explore different elements of design (e.g., colour, line, shape, texture, form) in visual arts


Self-Regulation and Well-Being

3.2 demonstrate the ability to take turns during activity and discussion

3.3 demonstrate an awareness of ways of making and keeping friends

4.1 use a variety of strategies to solve problems, including problems arising in social situations




Demonstrating Math and Literacy Behaviours
1.6 use language (verbal and non-verbal communication) to communicate their thinking, to reflect, and to solve problems
10.3 write simple messages
11.5 make predictions regarding an unfamiliar text that is read by and with the educator team, using prior experience, knowledge of familiar texts, and general knowledge of the world around them
15.3 make use of one-to-one correspondence in counting objects and matching groups of objects

21.3 express their responses to music by moving, by making connections to their own experiences, or by talking about the musical form
21.4 respond to music from various cultures and communities
21.5 express their responses to visual art forms by making connections to their own experiences or by talking about the form
21.6 respond to a variety of visual art forms (e.g., paintings, fabrics, sculptures,

Problem Solving and Innovating
23.2 use problem-solving skills and their imagination to create visual art forms
23.3 use problem-solving skills and their imagination to create music

Religion and Family Life
Advent is a time of preparation for celebrating the birth of Jesus
At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus

French
I continue to follow one and two step directions in different contexts
Begin to respond to a variety of French materials read aloud to them




November Goals


Reading Strategy: Making Connections and Visualisation

Rhyming

(Jolly Phonics e, h, r, m, d, c , k)

(Sight Words on, the, a, and , is, was)





Belonging and Contributing
1.2 listen and respond to others, both verbally and non-verbally and in a variety of contexts.



Self-Regulation and Well-Being
8.1 demonstrate spatial awareness in activities that require the use of large muscles.

Demonstrating Math and Literacy Behaviours
1.3 use and interpret gestures, tone of voice, and other non-verbal means to communicate and respond
10.2 demonstrate an awareness that text can convey ideas or messages
11.4 respond to a variety of materials that have been read aloud to them
15.2 investigate some concepts of quantity and equality through identifying and comparing sets with more, fewer, or the same number of objects
19.1 ask questions that can be answered through data collection
19.2 interpret data presented in graphs
19.3 respond to and pose questions about data collection and graphs

Problem Solving and Innovating
13.2 make predictions and observations before and during investigations
20.2 use, read, and represent whole numbers to 10 in a variety of meaningful contexts
20.6 use mathematical language
24.5 communicate and record results and findings either individually or in groups

Religion and Family Life
I discuss how to be a caring citizen

French
Follow one and two step directions in different context
Begin to respond to a variety of French materials read aloud to them

Science
Five Senses
Animals getting ready for winter, hibernation



October Goals

Belonging and Contributing
1.2 listen and respond to others, both verbally and non-verbally and in a variety of contexts

Self-Regulation and Well-Being
6.1 demonstrate an understanding of the effects of healthy, active living on the mind and body
6.2 investigate the benefits of nutritious foods and explore ways of ensuring healthy eating
6.3 practise and discuss appropriate personal hygiene that promotes personal, family, and community health
7.1 participate actively in creative movement and other daily physical activities
8.3 demonstrate balance, whole-body and hand-eye coordination, and flexibility in movement



Demonstrating Math and Literacy Behaviours

1.1 explore sounds, rhythms, and language structures, with guidance and on their own

10.1 demonstrate an interest in writing and choose to write in a variety of contexts

11.3 demonstrate an awareness of basic book conventions and concepts of print when a text is read aloud or when they are beginning to read print

15.1 investigate the idea that a number’s position in the counting sequence determines its magnitude

18.1 identify and describe informally the repeating nature of patterns in everyday contexts using appropriate terminology and gestures

18.2 explore and extend patterns using a variety of materials

18.3 identify the smallest unit (the core) of a pattern and describe why it is important
18.4 create and translate patterns


Problem Solving and Innovating

13.1 state problems and pose questions in different contexts and for different reasons

20.1 demonstrate an understanding of number relationships for numbers from 0 to 10, through investigation

20.5 investigate and describe how objects can be collected, grouped, and organized according to similarities and differences
24.2 state problems and pose questions as part of the process of creating and designing
24.4 select and use tools, equipment, and materials to construct things

Religion and Family Life
To explore the world of feelings and to affirm and to enhance my capabilities as a trace of God

French
1.1 listen and respond to daily routine and vocabulary in a variety of contexts
1.2 begin to demonstrate comprehension by responding to gestures, tone of voice and other non-verbal cues
2.1 demonstrate an interest in reading in French


September Goals

Belonging and Contributing

3.1  I act and talk with peers and adults by accepting and expressing positive messages. 

Conceptual Understandings • People develop skills to help negotiate social relationships in a variety of contexts. • My words and actions can affect others. • People can have differing points of view. • I am responsible for my choices and actions. • I can use language to negotiate and express thoughts. • Knowledge is socially constructed – created by people learning, working, and investigating together – and can be shared.

Self-Regulation and Well-Being

1.6 I use language and gestures to communicate my thinking and solve problems.

Conceptual Understandings • Communication has the power to influence and encourage change. • We learn about the world, others, and ourselves through listening. • The ways in which people communicate are diverse and are influenced by their background experiences. • Communication includes non-verbal behaviours and gesturing. We can experiment with words to achieve intended effects. • Oral language is the basis for literacy, thinking, and relating in all languages.

Demonstrating Literacy and Math Behaviours

9.1 I use reading behaviours to make sense of  a text.

Conceptual Understandings • Reading is an active process of interacting with and constructing meaning from text. • Reading strategies help us to understand the meaning of different texts. • Readers use a variety of strategies to think about and understand what they read. 


15.2 Investigate some concepts of quantity by comparing fewer, more, the same.

Conceptual Understandings • Numbers represent a common organizational structure that we use in our lives and in our world to communicate/represent value. • Numbers can be taken apart (decomposed) and put together (recomposed). • The ability to decompose and recompose is a useful strategy in all aspects of mathematical thinking. • We can use objects, pictures, symbols, and/or words to represent number and quantity. • There are many ways to count. Each way to count has a proper sequence. • Quantity can be represented in many ways. • The same quantity can look different (concept of abstraction). • We are learning that as we move up or down the counting sequence, the quantity increases or decreases by the number we are counting by (concept of magnitude)

Problem Solving and Innovation

24.3 I make predictions and observations as I create and design.

Conceptual Understandings • Inventions change our relationship with the world. • We use technology and design for different purposes. • Function and design are interrelated. • Safety is an important design consideration.

French

I use some greetings.
I use some classroom vocabulary.

Religion

I am unique and created by God.