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- Counting within 100
- Compare quantities to 20
- Instantly recognize small quantities
- One-to-one correspondence and cardinality
- Represent, model, and solve addition and subtraction problems within 10
- Fluently add and subtract within 5
- Compose and decompose teen numbers
- Compare and order objects according to measureable attributes
- Sort and classify objects
- Identify, compose, and compare basic shapes
English Language Arts
- Develop motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent, and independent readers, writers, and communicators
- Develop skills for small group and whole group conversations
- Apply foundational skills for reading and writing using and creating a variety of literature and informational texts
- Ask questions, share information and discuss ideas about the past
- Chronological thinking about the past, present and future
- Rules, resolving conflict and making decisions
- Civic participation, and citizenship
- People and places can be found on a map or globe
- Ownership, asking permission and sharing
- Wants and needs
- Properties of objects
- Energy from the Sun
- Introduction to many formal elements of music through the discovery and exploration of music
- Using their voices and classroom instruments for music making
- Label music elements such as beat, simple rhythms, and musical qualities such as high/low, loud/soft, and fast/slow
- Performing, moving to and actively listening to music from diverse times, cultures and traditions
- Identify that art represents and tells the stories of people, places, or things
- Create two- and three-dimensional work of art based on personal Relevance
- Personal feelings are described in and through works of art
- Artists and viewers recognize characteristics and expressive features within works of art
- Develops an understanding that elements can be arranged together in order and used to create works of art.
- Artists interpret connections to the stories told in and by works of art
- Eating a variety of foods
- Identifying trusted adults
- Respect personal space and boundaries
- Personal hygiene (hand washing, flossing)
- Express emotions in healthy ways
- Pedestrian, bus, and playground safety
- Physical Health and Wellness
- Communication skills for safety
- Demonstrate body and spatial awareness through safe movement
- Locate the major parts of the body
- Understand that physical activity increases the heart rate, making the heart stronger
- Demonstrate the ability to follow directions
- Demonstrate respect for self, others, and equipment
- Apply safe practices, rules, and procedures
Students in Kindergarten take a math screener in the fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given to assess growth.
Students in Kindergarten do fall, winter, and spring assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.
The following resources can be accessed through the Single-Sign-On Portal at my.bvsd.org. Once students are logged in to the portal with their BVSD username and password, the apps will automatically log in when clicked on.
Individualized practice in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension
Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)
Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading
ebooks on Sora
Go to the Sora website/download the app. Then find your school and use your BVSD account to login.
Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools.
Log In : Login through the Single-Sign-On Portal at my.bvsd.org. Once students are logged in to the portal with their BVSD username and password, the apps will automatically log in when clicked on.
MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.
We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.
The Thorne Nature Experience
CU Museum of Natural History
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center
Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.
Visit the History Colorado Center.
Try out some of these activities that can be done at home.
Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.
Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.
Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a Su Paso for Phonics instruction.
Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.
Learn more about other approved elementary language arts materials here.
You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary science here.
You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary social studies here.
Elementary Health materials Elementary PE Materials K-12 Art Materials K-12 Music Materials