Curriculum

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3-6 Scope & Sequence

PRACTICAL LIFE

  • Materials

    • Presentation cycle

      • Mats

      • Carrying

      • Walking

      • Tidying

  • Classroom environment

    • Grasping

    • Twisting

    • Sorting

    • Spooning

    • Pouring

    • Tweezing

    • Table setting

    • Table washing

    • Cloth washing

    • Cloth folding

    • Food prep

    • Cutting

    • Rolling

    • Spooning

    • Scooping

    • Sifting

    • Squeezing

    • Locking

    • Screwing

    • Cleaning

    • Scrubbing

    • Mopping

    • Vacuuming

  • Personal care

    • Grooming

    • Hand washing

    • Polishing

    • Dressing frames

    • Grace and courtesy

    • Indoor voice

    • Sharing

    • Listening

    • Taking turn

    • Manners

  • Movement

    • Walking the line

    • Exercises/calisthenics

    • Dance


SENSORIAL

  • Knobbed cylinders

  • Pink tower

  • Brown stair

  • Red rods

  • Color tablets

  • Knobless cylinders

  • Geometry cabinet

  • Geometry cards

  • Botany cabinet

  • Botany cards

  • Constructive triangles

  • Geometric figures cards

  • Geometric solids

  • Sound cylinders

  • Bells

  • Thermic bottles

  • Thermic tablets

  • Smelling jars

  • Baric tablets

  • Binomial cube

  • Trinomial cube


ARTS

  • Cutting

  • Gluing

  • Drawing

  • Painting

  • Nomenclature cards


MUSIC

  • Matching bells

  • Nomenclature cards

  • Instruments


GEOGRAPHY

  • Sandpaper globes

  • Painted globes

  • Land forms

    • Lake -> Island

    • Gulf -> Peninsula

    • Strait -> Isthmus

    • Bay -> Cape

    • Lake system -> Archipelago

  • Maps (puzzles & labels)

    • Planisphere

    • North America

    • South America

    • Europe

    • Asia

    • Africa

    • Oceania


HISTORY

  • Study of time

    • Clock

    • Calendar

    • Time lines

    • Cultures


PHYSICAL SCIENCE

  • Equipment & safe use

  • States of matter

    • Solid

    • Liquid

    • Gas

  • Water

  • Light

  • Air

  • Sound

  • Magnetism

  • Friction

  • Heat

  • Weight

  • Electricity

  • Weather

  • Rocks


ZOOLOGY

  • Living

  • Non-living

  • Vertebrates

  • Invertebrates

  • External parts of vertebrates

    • Fish

    • Amphibian

    • Reptile

    • Bird

    • Mammal


BOTANY

  • Trees

    • Types of

    • Shapes of

    • Parts of

    • Research of

  • Shrubs

    • Types of

    • Shapes of

    • Parts of

    • Research of

  • Flowers

    • Types of

    • Shapes of

    • Parts of

    • Research of

  • Plants

    • Types of

    • Shapes of

    • Parts of

    • Research of

  • Leaves

    • Types of

    • Shapes of

    • Parts of

    • Research of

  • Seeds

    • Types of

    • Shapes of

    • Parts of

    • Research of

  • Field Research

  • Gardening

    • Planting

    • Growing

    • Harvesting


PRE-READING

  • Sandpaper letters

  • Sound recognition

  • ABC board

  • Matching

    • Object -> object

    • Object -> picture

    • Picture -> picture

  • Beginning consonants

    • Phonetic object boxes

    • Short vowel sounds

  • Middle sounds/vowels

    • Short & long: a,e,i,o,u


READING

  • Blending/ending sounds

    • cons/vowel

    • cons/vowel/cons

    • cons/cons/vowel/cons

    • cons/vowel/cons/cons

    • Sequence cards

    • Opposites

  • Word recognition

    • Phonetic object boxes

    • Moveable alphabet

  • Matching

    • Picture -> word

    • Word -> word

  • Word family boxes

  • Puzzle words

  • Digraphs

  • Label the environment


GRAMMAR

    • Noun

    • Article

    • Adjective

    • Conjunction

    • Preposition

    • Verb

    • Adverb

    • Pronoun

    • Interjection


WRITING

  • History of writing

  • Moveable alphabet

    • Words

    • Sentences

    • Stories

    • Journal


HANDWRITING

  • Sandpaper letters

  • Directional letters

  • Metal insets

  • Letters

  • Manuscript

    • Uppercase

    • Lowercase

  • Cursive

    • Uppercase

    • Lowercase

  • Sandpaper numbers


MATHEMATICS

  • Numeration

  • Numbers 0-10

    • Number rods and cards

    • Sandpaper numbers

    • Spindle boxes

    • Cards and counters

    • Memory game of numbers

    • Ordinals

  • Numbers 11-99

    • Seguin tables - teens boards

    • Seguin tables - tens board

    • Hundred board

  • Numbers greater than 99

    • 100 chain

    • 1000 chain

  • Bead cabinet (short chains)

    • 1-10 squared

  • Decimal system

    • 1st presentation

    • Layout symbols

    • Formation of quantity

    • Hierarchical material

  • Golden beads

    • 4 operations, static & dynamic

  • Stamp game

    • 4 operations, static & dynamic

  • Bead frame

    • 4 operations, static & dynamic

  • Memorization

  • Addition

    • Snake game

    • Addition strip board

    • Addition charts

  • Subtraction

    • Negative snake game

    • Negative strip board

    • Subtraction charts

  • Multiplication

    • Bead bars

    • Multiplication board

    • Multiplication charts

  • Division

    • Unit division board

    • Division charts


GEOMETRY

  • Geometric solids

  • Geometry cabinet

    • Drawer 1: circles

    • Drawer 2: rectangles

    • Drawer 3: triangles

    • Drawer 4: regular polygons

    • Drawer 5: other quadrilaterals

    • Drawer 6: curved figures


FRACTIONS

  • Family names

    • Whole -> ninths


MONEY

  • Denominations

    • Dollar -> penny


TIME

  • Designations

    • Seconds -> hour

6-9 Scope & Sequence

HANDWRITING

  • Metal insets

  • Sandpaper letters

  • Manuscript

    • uppercase

    • lowercase

  • Cursive

    • uppercase

    • lowercase


SHORT PHONOGRAMS

  • a e i o u


LONG PHONOGRAMS

  • silent e

  • ai ay a-e

  • ee ea ey y e-e

  • ie igh y i-e

  • o oa ow o-e

  • ue oo ew u-e

  • ow ou

  • er ur ir

  • oi oy


BLENDS

  • vowel/cons

  • cons/vowel

  • cons/vowel/cons

  • cons/cons/vowel/cons

  • cons/vowel/cons/cons


DIGRAPH

  • ch

  • sh

  • th

  • wh

  • ph


PHONICS

  • Sight Words


WORD STUDY

  • Compound Words

  • Root Words

  • Suffixes

  • Prefixes

  • Antonyms

  • Synonyms

  • Homophones

  • Homonyms

  • Homographs

  • Capital Letters

  • Abbreviation

  • Contractions

  • Singular/Plural

  • Possessive

  • Syllabication

  • Rhyming


GRAMMAR

  • article & noun

  • adjective

  • verb

  • preposition

  • adverb

  • pronoun

  • conjunction

  • interjection

  • infinitive

  • adv phrase

  • prep phrase

  • subject

  • predicate

  • direct obj

  • indirect obj


MECHANICS OF LANGUAGE

  • punctuation

  • period

  • question mark

  • exclamation point

  • comma

  • apostrophe

  • quotation marks

  • semi-colon

  • colon

  • dash

  • parenthesis

  • All Punctuation

  • All Capitalization


RESEARCH SKILLS

  • Alphabetical Order

  • Guide words

  • Table of contents

  • Glossary

  • Index

  • Bibliography

  • Research Books

    • dictionary

    • encyclopedia

    • thesaurus

    • atlas

  • Reading

    • table

    • chart

    • graph

    • map

    • pictures

    • diagrams

  • Paraphrasing

  • Plagiarism


WRITING SKILLS

  • Sentence

    • declarative

    • imperative

    • interrogative

    • exclamatory

    • fragments

    • run-on

  • Paragraphs

    • topic sentence

    • introductory

    • concluding

  • Types of Writing

    • letters

    • poetry

    • journal

    • newspaper

    • biography

    • autobiography

    • fiction

    • non-fiction

  • Essays

    • narrative

    • descriptive

    • expository

    • persuasive

  • Editing

    • facilitated

    • peer

    • self


READING/LITERATURE

  • Word knowledge

  • Reading for content

  • Clues in context

  • Locating answers

  • Main idea

  • Sequence

  • Conclusions

  • Reading

    • poetry

    • plays

    • fiction

    • biographies

    • autobiographies

    • newspaper

  • Silent reading

  • Reading aloud


DECIMAL SYSTEM

  • golden beads

  • quantity/symbol

  • change game

  • dot game


NUMERATION

  • teens board

  • tens board

  • hundred board

  • hundred chain

  • thousand chain

  • ordinals

  • < > =

  • estimating

  • rounding


MEMORIZATION

  • addition

    • snake game

    • strip board

    • charts

  • subtraction

    • snake game

    • strip board

    • charts

  • multiplication

    • bead bars

    • mult board

    • charts

  • division

    • unit division board

    • charts

  • bead cabinet

    • squaring chains

    • cubing chains


OPERATIONS

  • Static addition

    • golden beads

    • stamp game

    • bead frame

    • Ø materials

  • Dynamic addition

    • golden beads

    • stamp game

    • bead frame

    • Ø materials

  • Static subtraction

    • golden beads

    • stamp game

    • bead frame

    • Ø materials

  • Dynamic subtraction

    • golden beads

    • stamp game

    • bead frame

    • Ø materials

  • Static multiplication

    • golden beads

    • stamp game

    • bead frame

    • bank game

    • checkerboard

    • Ø materials

  • Dynamic multiplication

    • golden beads

    • stamp game

    • bead frame

    • bank game

    • checkerboard

    • Ø materials

  • Static division

    • golden beads

    • stamp game

    • test tube

    • Ø materials

  • Dynamic division

    • golden beads

    • stamp game

    • test tube

    • Ø materials


DECANOMIAL

  • Vertical

  • Horizontal

  • Angular

  • Tower

  • numerical


MULTIPLES

  • 1 set of multiples

  • More than 1 set

  • Sieve of Erastothenes

  • Least common multiples

  • Greatest common factors


SQUARING

  • Forming squares 1-10

  • Analysis of a square

  • Square of a binomial

  • Square of a trinomial

  • Algebraic binomial

  • Algebraic trinomial

  • One sq to successive sq

  • One sq to non-successive sq


ALGEBRA

  • Solving equations

  • number line

  • identity/commutative

  • distributive/associative


FRACTIONS

  • Family names

    • whole

    • halves

    • thirds

    • fourths

    • fifths

    • sixths

    • sevenths

    • eighths

    • ninths

    • tenths

  • Equivalence

  • + - w/ like denom

  • + - w/ unlike denom

  • Multiplication

  • Division

  • Reducing

  • Conversion to decimals

  • Probability


DECIMALS

  • decimal board

  • addition

  • subtraction

  • dec checkerboard

  • multiplication

  • division

  • convert to fractions

  • probability


MEASUREMENT

  • Metric

    • length

    • weight

    • capacity

  • Standard

    • length

    • weight

    • capacity

  • Temperature

    • standard to metric

    • metric to standard


MONEY

  • .01 - 10.00

  • operations

  • greater than/less than

  • estimating

  • rounding


TIME

  • hour, half, quarter 5 minutes 1 minute, digital time


GEOMETRY

  • Geometric solids

  • Geometry Cabinet

    • Drawer 1: circles

    • Drawer 2: rectangles

    • Drawer 3: triangles

    • Drawer 4: polygons

    • Drawer 5: quadrilaterals

    • Drawer 6: curved figures

  • Constructive Triangles

  • Point

  • Line

  • Surface

  • Properties of Lines

  • Properties of Angles

  • Formation of regions

  • Triangles

  • Quadrilaterals

  • Circles

  • Congruency

  • Similarity

  • Equivalency

  • Perimeter

  • Area

  • Volume


ZOOLOGY

  • External

    • fish

    • amphibian

    • reptile

    • bird

    • mammal

  • Internal

    • fish

    • amphibian

    • reptile

    • bird

    • mammal

  • Animal Stories

  • First Knowledge

  • Classification

  • Comparison of Vertebrates

  • Comparison of Invertebrates

  • Protozoa

  • Porifera

  • Cnidarians

  • Platyhelminthes

  • Nematodes

  • Annelida

  • Mollusks

  • Arthropods

  • Echinoderms


BOTANY

  • First Knowledge

  • Classification

  • Plants

    • type

    • shape

    • parts

    • research

  • Seeds

    • type

    • shape

    • parts

    • research

  • Leaves

    • type

    • shape

    • parts

    • research

  • Flowers

    • type

    • shape

    • parts

    • research

  • Shrubs

    • type

    • shape

    • parts

    • research

  • Trees

    • type

    • shape

    • parts

    • research

  • Gardening


EARTH SCIENCE

  • planet earth

  • longitude/latitude

  • planets/orbits

  • astronomy

  • rocks/minerals

  • fossils

  • plate tectonics

  • erosion

  • oceans

  • weather

  • seasons

  • air/wind

  • clouds/rays

  • precipitation

  • atmosphere


CHEMISTRY

  • matter

  • forces

  • gases

  • changes

  • solutions

  • heat

  • acid or base

  • periodic table

  • proton

  • neutron

  • electron

  • molecule

  • atomic diagram


PHYSICS

  • electricity

  • magnetism

  • gravity

  • buoyancy

  • balance

  • flight

  • simple machines

  • inertia

  • motion

  • light

  • sound


GEOGRAPHY

  • Land & Water Forms

    • lake/island

    • gulf/peninsula

    • strait/isthmus

    • bay/cape

  • Parts of a river

  • Parts of a mountain

  • Parts of a volcano

  • Maps

    • north, south, east, west

    • latitude/longitude

    • legend/key

    • globe


HISTORY

  • Creation stories

  • Big bang

  • Earth history timeline

  • Timeline of people

  • Timeline of ancient history

  • Timeline of US history

  • State history

  • Personal timeline

  • Western Civilization

    • beginning of civilization

    • Greece

    • Rome

    • Middle ages

    • Renaissance

  • USA

    • explorers & settlers

    • young nation

    • industrial age

    • modern America

  • State

    • your state

    • your county


POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

  • Pin Maps

    • Planisphere

    • North America

    • South America

    • Africa

    • Europe

    • Asia

    • Oceania

    • United States

9-12 Scope & Sequence

HANDWRITING

  • Manuscript

    • Upper case

    • Lower case

  • Cursive

    • Upper Case

    • Lower Case


SPELLING


WORD STUDY

  • Compound Words

  • Root Word

  • Suffixes

  • Prefixes

  • Antonyms

  • Synonyms

  • Homophones

  • Homonyms

  • Homographs

  • Capital Letters

  • Abbreviation

  • Contractions

  • Singular/Plural

  • Possessive

  • Syllabication

  • Rhyming


GRAMMAR & SYMBOLS

  • Article

  • Noun

    • masculine

    • feminine

  • Adjective

    • classes

    • comparison

  • Preposition

    • simple

    • participle

  • Adverb

    • simple

    • participle

    • compound

  • Pronoun

    • personal

    • possessive

  • Interjection

  • Conjunction

    • coordination

    • correlative

    • subordination

  • Verb

    • Mood

      • indicative

      • imperative

    • Tenses

      • simple

      • compound

    • Conjugations

      • to love

      • to have

      • to be

    • Verbals

      • infinitive

      • gerund

      • participle

    • Voice

      • active

      • passive

    • Clause

      • independent

      • subordinate

    • Sentences

      • simple

      • complex

      • compound

      • compound/complex

  • Language Mechanics

    • punctuation

    • period

    • question mark

    • exclamation point

    • comma

    • apostrophe

    • quotation marks

    • semi-colon

    • colon

    • dash

    • parenthesis

    • All Punctuation

    • All Capitalization

  • Research Skills

    • Alphabetical Order

    • Guide words

    • Table of contents

    • Glossary

    • Index

    • Bibliography

    • Research Books

      • dictionary

      • encyclopedia

      • thesaurus

      • atlas

    • Reading

      • table

      • chart

      • graph

      • map

      • pictures

      • diagrams

    • Paraphrasing

    • Plagiarism

    • Internet


WRITING SKILLS

  • Sentence

    • declarative

    • imperative

    • interrogative

    • exclamatory

    • fragments

    • run-on

  • Paragraphs

    • topic sentence

    • introductory

    • concluding

  • Types of Writing

    • letters

    • poetry

    • journal

    • newspaper

    • biography

    • autobiography

    • fiction

    • non-fiction

  • Essays

    • narration

    • description

    • exposition

    • persuasion

  • Editing

    • slang

    • standard

    • first draft

    • 2nd draft


READING/LITERATURE

  • Word knowledge

  • Following clues

  • Context clues

  • Locating answers

  • Finding Facts

  • Main idea

  • Drawing conclusions

  • Detecting sequence

  • Identifying references

  • Reading

    • poetry

    • plays

    • fiction

    • biographies

    • autobiographies

    • newspaper

  • Silent reading

  • Oral reading


MATHEMATICS

  • Reading/writing numbers

    • hundreds

    • thousands

    • millions

    • billions

    • trillions

    • tenths

    • hundredths

    • thousandths

    • millionths

    • billionths

  • Greater than

  • Less than

  • Estimating

  • Rounding

    • tens

    • hundreds

    • thousands

    • millions

    • billion

    • tenths

    • hundredths

    • thousandths

    • millionths

    • billionths

  • Bead Cabinet

    • squaring chains -> 10

    • cubing chains -> 10

  • Operations

    • Static addition

      • bead frame

      • Ø materials

    • Dynamic addition

      • bead frame

      • Ø materials

    • Static subtraction

      • bead frame

      • Ø materials

    • Dynamic subtraction

      • bead frame

      • Ø materials

    • Static multiplication

      • bead frame

      • bank game

      • checkerboard

      • Ø materials

    • Dynamic multiplication

      • bead frame

      • bank game

      • checkerboard

      • Ø materials

    • Static division

      • test tube

      • Ø materials

    • Dynamic division

      • test tube

      • Ø materials

  • Problem Solving

    • 1 step problems

    • 2 step problems

    • Multiple step problems

  • Decanomial

    • Vertical

    • Horizontal

    • Angular

    • Tower

    • Arithmetical demonstration

    • Geometric demonstration

    • Algebraic demonstration

    • Solving algebraic equations

      • identity

      • commutative

      • distributive

      • associative

  • Study of Powers

    • 10 to the power: 1-6

    • Explore powers

    • Factors written as powers

  • Multiples

    • 1 set of multiples

    • More than 1 set

    • Sieve of Erastothenes

    • Least common multiples

    • Greatest common factors

    • Factor trees

    • Prime factors

  • Divisibility

    • by 2

    • by 4/5

    • by 25

    • by 9

    • Proof of 9

  • Squaring

    • Forming squares 1-10

    • Analysis of a square

    • Square of a binomial

    • Square of a trinomial

    • Algebraic binomial

    • Algebraic trinomial

    • One sq to successive sq

    • One sq to non-successive sq

  • Square Root

    • Square of a binomial

    • Square of a trinomial

    • Substitute letters for tri.

    • Symbolic square on side

    • Sq. root with golden beads

    • Sq. root with hierarchical

    • Sq. root of quad.

  • Decimals

    • Decimal board

    • Addition

    • Subtraction

    • Decimal checkerboard

    • Multiplication

    • Division

    • Conversion to fractions

  • Fractions

    • Equivalence

    • + like denom.

    • ­ like denom

    • + unlike denom.

    • ­ unlike denom

    • Multiplication

    • Division

    • Reducing

    • Comparison of fractions

    • Conversion to decimals

    • Probability

    • Progressive counting

    • Regressive counting

    • Rounding

    • Ratio & proportion

  • Percentage

    • Fraction to decimal

    • Decimal to percent

    • Percent to fraction

  • Integers

    • Vertical number line

    • Negative snake +

    • Subtraction

    • Integers < > =

    • Rules for functions

  • Other bases

    • Explore other bases

    • Reading other bases

    • Writing other bases

  • Measurement

    • Standard

      • length

      • weight

      • capacity

      • temperature

    • Metric

      • length

      • weight

      • capacity

      • temperature

  • Roman Numerals

    • I - M

    • roman -> cardinal

    • cardinal -> roman


GEOMETRY

  • Point

  • Line

  • Surface

  • Lines

  • Angles

  • Formation of regions

  • Triangles

  • Quadrilaterals

  • Polygons

  • The diagonal

  • Relationship between lines

  • Circles

  • Congruency

  • Similarity

  • Equivalency

  • Perimeter

  • Area

  • Volume


TIME

  • Addition

  • Multiplication

  • Subtraction

  • Division


ZOOLOGY

  • Vital Functions

    • nutrition

    • respiration

    • circulation

    • support

    • movement

    • sensitivity

    • preservation

    • chinese box

    • tree of life

    • five kingdoms

      • Animal

        • parts of

        • life cycle

      • Prokaryote

        • parts of

        • life cycle

      • Protoctista

        • parts of

        • life cycle

      • Fungus

        • parts of

        • life cycle

      • Plant

        • parts of

        • life cycle

  • Animal dissection


BOTANY

  • Preservation of plant life

  • Respiration

  • Excretion

  • Digestion

  • Relation

  • Circulation

  • Conservation of species

  • Reproductive functions

  • Reproducing in quantity

  • Protective functions


BIOLOGY

  • Health

  • Human body

    • respiratory

    • circulatory

    • digestive

    • excretory

    • reproductive

    • skeletal

    • nervous

    • muscles


EARTH SCIENCE

  • planet earth

  • longitude/latitude

  • planets/orbits

  • astronomy

  • rocks/minerals

  • fossils

  • plate tectonics

  • erosion

  • oceans

  • weather

  • seasons

  • air/wind

  • clouds/rays

  • precipitation

  • atmosphere


CHEMISTRY

  • matter

  • forces

  • gases

  • changes

  • solutions

  • heat

  • acid or base

  • periodic table

  • proton

  • neutron

  • electron

  • molecule

  • atomic diagram


PHYSICS

  • electricity

  • magnetism

  • gravity

  • buoyancy

  • balance

  • flight

  • simple machines

  • inertia

  • motion

  • light

  • sound


GEOGRAPHY

  • Topography

  • Location

  • Climate

  • Adv. Imaginary Island


HISTORY

  • Creation stories

  • Big bang

  • Earth history timeline

  • Timeline of people

  • Timeline of ancient history

  • Timeline of US history

  • State history

  • Personal timeline

  • Western Civilization

    • beginning of civilization

    • Greece

    • Rome

    • Middle ages

    • Renaissance

  • USA

    • explorers & settlers

    • young nation

    • industrial age

    • modern America

  • State

    • your state

    • your county


POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

  • Pin Maps

    • Planisphere

    • North America

    • South America

    • Africa

    • Europe

    • Asia

    • Oceania

    • United States