Spanish Immersion Kindergarten

1st grade

Spanish Curriculum
Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm

Spanish immersion students are exposed to a diverse curriculum in both English and Spanish. Lessons in Spanish will become more comprehensive as the children begin to grasp an understanding of the language. Students will be guided through developing an increasingly expanded Spanish vocabulary, writing in Spanish, and practicing grammatical exercises such as conjugating verbs. Students will develop and use more conversational skills, becoming more confident in their abilities to hold conversations in Spanish.

English Curriculum Overview

Courthouse Academy offers a small-class environment that stimulates your children’s minds. Building upon your children’s academic foundations, the teacher will be able to take your children to the next level while encouraging them to use creativity, imagination, and knowledge in a structured, integrated, and hands-on learning environment. The Virginia Standards of Learning will be used as a basic level, moving on to an additional and deeper understanding of all subjects studied. Student-directed activities encourage independent thinking and problem solving. Students learn to be respectful, good citizens and to be involved in the community. Emphasis on strong reading skills helps students read above their grade level. Your child will not only gain core knowledge, but also expand it further for greater comprehension and retention.

Overview

Reading

  • Leveled readers
  • Differentiated guided reading at each child’s individual level
  • Poetry study working with rhythm and repetition and 1 to 1 correspondence
  • Word Study using the developmental spelling assessment for individualized level
  • Word family study
  • Author of the week
  • Book share bag involving families with our reading connection
  • Whole group literacy in phonemic awareness in a balanced literacy approach
  • Sight words
  • Comprehend texts, retell sequence and identify characters and setting
  • Daily center activities reinforcing classroom skills
  • Differentiate between a vowel and a consonant

Writing

  • Write short stories to communicate ideas
  • Participates in interactive writing activities
  • Writes first and last name
  • Learn to identify sight words
  • Correctly identifies and write both upper and lower case letters
  • Daily writing activities for comprehension check
  • Introduction to writing words and sentences using phonetic spelling
  • Participate in independent and teacher directed story telling
  • Introduction to sentence structure through creative writing and self-expression
  • Traditional manuscript printing and writing centers
  • Progression from 4 to 5 star sentences

Math

  • Counting and writing numbers up to 100 and backwards from 20
  • Patterns, name create and extend between Ab AAB ABB ABC ABCD
  • Simple Addition and subtraction to 20
  • Money, identify recognize and count money (class store)
  • Time to the hour and half hour
  • Fractions ½, 1/3 and ¼
  • Geometry, recognizes name and identify plane and solid shapes
  • Problem solving
  • Measurement standard and non-standard
  • Skip counting by 2s, 5s and 10s to 100
  • Math journals
  • Number sets
  • Gathering data-graphing
  • Calendar
  • Positional words

Science

  • Resources
  • Earth patterns
  • Scientific logic and reasoning and investigation
  • Life cycles
  • Matter
  • Senses
  • Force, motion, energy
  • Shadows
  • Living and non-living
  • Science journal

History and Social Studies

  • Recognize past events
  • Identify and honor holidays
  • Describe everyday life
  • Map and globe awareness with use of positional words
  • Flat ME
  • Match words to jobs (match work people do to jobs)
  • Wants versus needs
  • Good citizenship (decision making, participation, rules/consequences, responsibility)
  • Past/present compare life change over time
  • President – leader of USA
  • Learn about famous people