Wayland Union Schools
Wayland Union Schools utilizes the Reader's and Writer's Workshop model for Language Arts Instruction. Our district utilizes the Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Reading and Writing as the basis of our Language Arts program but supplement based on the needs of students, which vary from year to year. Students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade also complete the Saxon Phonics program in order to establish a firm foundation in phonics skills.
Essential Standards for Kindergarten Language Arts:
- Read texts for beginning readers with purpose and understanding
- Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters of the alphabet
- Know and demonstrate letter sounds
- Know and apply grade-level phonics and word decoding skills
- Can draw, talk about, and write about an event.
In accordance with Michigan's new Third Grade Reading Law, all students must be within one grade level of reading proficiency at the end of their Third Grade year. To read about how you can help your child reach reading proficiency, please check out our Read At Home Plan.
Essential Standards for Kindergarten Math are:
- Recognize numbers to 20 and name them
- 1:1 Correspondence of up to 20 objects
- Count by ones and tens to 100
- Identify the number of objects in a group as <, >, or = to another group
- Add and subtract numbers within 5
- Work with numbers (0-20) to gain a foundation of place value
- Understand and use targeted math vocabulary words
Parents looking to help their child with math at home might find the following resources useful.
Source: MAISA Social Studies Kindergarten Course Description
Helping your Child at Home
Wayland Union Schools offers access to several different programs that can keep students learning at home. Please read below to learn about the various programs. Usage may vary from grade to grade so please be sure to look at the target audience and work with your child's teacher to maximize the benefit of each program.
Please contact your child's teacher or the Technology Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org) for usernames and passwords for the various websites.
To learn about the different programs that students may utilize at home, click here.