Watts Learning Center

The Watts Learning Center (WLC) will be a world-class, child-centered, K-8 institution of learning with strong ties to families and the community
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Academics

Academics

Instructional Focus: 

Grade K Goals:
 
Math
  • Students will be able to count and write numbers to 20
  • Students will . know that bigger numbers stand for more than the smaller numbers
  • Students will be able to name the days of the week.
  • Students will know times of the day -  morning, afternoon, night, today, yesterday, tomorrow
Writing
  • Students will be able to write all letters with proper information 
  • Students will write their full names on their work neatly
  • Students will be able to use appropriate punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Students will be able to write using thinking maps 
Reading
  • Students will know their letter names and some sounds
  • students will be able to blend and read CVC words 
  • Students will be able to ask and answer questions about stories read to them
  • Students will be able to identify characters and settings in stories read to them
Speaking/Listening
  • Students will be able to follow directions
  • Students will be able to answer questions in a complete sentence 
  • Students will be able to share their thoughts and ideas in complete sentences
  • Students will be able to listen to the speaker and respond on topic
 
Grade 1 Goals:
 
Math
  • Students able to identify numbers 1-100
  • Students able to identify one and tens
  • Students able to add numbers 0-10 fluently 
  • Students can represent and solve an addition word problem    
Writing
  • Students will write their full names on their paper neatly 
  • Students will understand the rules of using capital letters
  • Students will be able to end of a sentence with a punctuation mark
  • Students will be able to write a complete sentence
Reading
  • Students able to identify uppercase and Lowercase letter names 
  • Student able to identify letter sounds
  • Students able to decode CVC words
  • Students . able to read Fry's First 100 sight words
  • Students will be able to sequence story with main idea and details
  • Students will be able to identify fiction story elements: character, setting, plot, problem, and solution.
Speaking/Listening
  • Students able to ask and answer questions on topic
  • Students able to restate the question.
 
2nd Grade Goals:
 
Math
  • Students will be able to identify one, tens, and hundreds and their Value
  • Students will be able to compare and order numbers
  • Students will be able to add two and three digit numbers without regrouping
  • Students will be able to add numbers 0-10 fluently 
Writing
  • Students will be able to know their letter names
  • Students will understand the rules of using capital letters
  • Students will be able to use appropriate punctuation at the end of a sentence
  • Students will be able to identify non-fiction (informational text features: heading, labels, and captions)
  • Students will be able to read all Gr. 1 High Frequency Words
Speaking/Listening
  • Students will be able to ask and answer a question on topic
 
3rd Grade
 
Reading
  • Distinguish between Narrative and Informational Text
  • Use thinking maps to identify key ideas/details
  • Identify elements of nonfiction text (informational)
    • main idea and details
    • cause and effect
  • Identify elements of fictional text (narrative)
    • characters, setting & plot 
Writing
  • Correct Beginning capitalization
  • Correct ending punctuation
  • Complete sentence with subject and predicate including 
  • Write a paragraph on topic with key idea/details
  • Write First and last name on all papers with date
  • Writing against the margin 
Math
  • 4 digit addition and subtraction with regrouping 
  • Multiplication Memorized: 0, 1, 2,4,5,9,10
  • Identifying which operations to use (addition or subtraction) with word problems
  • Understanding math vocabulary: sum, difference, dividend, divisor, quotient, subtrahend, etc.
Speaking & Listening:
  • Asking questions on topic
  • Answering questions with complete sentences
 
4th Grade
 
Math
  • Students will be able to identify digit's place value to 1 million
  • Students will be able to compare and order numbers using ten times as many, greater than (>), less than (<), or equal (=).
  • Students will be able to round large numbers to the nearest thousand, ten thousand, and hundred thousand place values.
  • Students will be able to show graphic/pictorial representation of math problems using tape diagram/bar models and area models. 
Writing
  • Students will be able to write their full names on their paper neatly 
  • Students will be able to sensibly organize their writing (beginning, middle, end), or (introduction, evidence, conclusion).
  • Students will be able to use transition words to connect ideas and create a flow in their writing. 
  • Students will be able to write a summary, that includes key ideas and details
Reading
  • Students will be able to identify the main idea, purpose or theme and support it using text based details. 
  • Students will be able to use Thinking Maps or graphic organizers as tool for comprehension, identifying main idea, making inferences, drawing conclusions, and character analysis. 
Speaking/Listening
  • Students will be able to engage and add to classroom discussions on academic content.
  • Students will be able to generate thoughtful questions on a selected topic. 
 
 5th Grade
 
Math
  • Students will be able to identify digits up to the billions place and its value
  • Students will be able to read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths. 
  • Students will be able to subtract by regrouping.
  • Students will be able to multiply up to 3 digits.
  • Students will be able to divide 2-digit divisors
  • Students will be able to add and subtract alike and unlike fractions
  • Students will be able to solve 1-step word problems.
  • Students will be able to compute perimeter and area
Writing
  • Students will be able to write the heading on all assignments: Full Name and Date
  • Students will be able to correctly write complete sentences using capitals and punctuation. 
  • Students will be able to write a narrative story (beginning, middle, and end)
  • Students will be able to summarize a text (title, topic sentence, details, and conclusion)
Reading
  • Students will be able to cite evidence to support answer
  • Students will be able to restate question into a statement when answering comprehension questions. 
  • Students will be able to identify the main idea and details in an informational text
  • Students will be able to create a Story Map to retell/summarize a story
Speaking/Listening
  • Students will be able to restate a question and answer in a complete sentence. 
 
Common Core

Parent Roadmaps to the Common Core Standards Grades K-5 Click Here (Council of the Great City Schools) Parents' Guide to Student Success Grades K-5 Click Here (National PTA)