Waterford

A foundation for a lifetime of learning…

Waterford provides evidence-based, early learning programs to support data- informed learning that closes achievement gaps, personalizes learning, and extends literacy learning across content areas. Its personalized learning software adapts to meet each child’s individual needs, building foundational skills in the early years. Students are presented material in a variety of ways such as in books, songs, and direct instruction. Practice activities also provide multi-modal opportunities for students to engage with the learning objectives. Engaging and interactive activities encourage students to use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning modalities. Throughout the cloud-based program, activities provide opportunities for critical thinking and real-world applications.

TK: SmartStart

Course Name
Course Type
Course Description
Smart StartTKWaterford SmartStart TK software is a developmentally-appropriate, online preschool curriculum. Based on the latest scientific early brain development research and learning strategies, the curriculum and materials integrate instruction across developmental
domains and early learning disciplines.

SmartStart TK software is a fully integrated reading, math, and science curriculum. Its personalized learning software adjusts to each child’s pace and needs, making it ideal for all types of young learners. Children get thousands of activities in a rich, multimedia learning environment and child-friendly design ideal for independent use.

K-2: Early Learning

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Course Type
Course Description
KLanguage ArtsLevel One • Spell child’s name • Recognize A through Z • Recognize a through z • Learn 10 letter sounds and 20 sight words to read 10 leveled readers • Read along with and understand 26 nursery rhymes • Read along with and understand 26 alliterative books • Learn 255 target vocabulary words • Understand print (left-to-right, letters, pictures, words, text) • Develop oral language skills (colors, shapes, numbers, sizes, etc.) Phonetical awareness developed independent of student level to include... • Identify rhyming words • Segment words into syllables • Isolate initial and final sounds • Blend individual sounds into words (/k/ /a/ /t/ to cat) • Break words into individual sounds (cat to /k/ /a/ /t/) • Change a sound in a word to make a new word (cat to bat)
1stLanguage ArtsLevel Two • Learn common spelling pattern(s) for all 44 sounds in English • Learn 130 sight words • Read 63 leveled readers • Read along with and understand 16 Traditional Tales • Read along with and understand 22 Read-along books • Learn 72 target vocabulary words • Learn basic grammar concepts, such as sentences, capitalization, and punctuation Phonetical awareness developed independent of student level to include... • Identify rhyming words • Segment words into syllables • Isolate initial and final sounds • Blend individual sounds into words (/k/ /a/ /t/ to cat) • Break words into individual sounds (cat to /k/ /a/ /t/) • Change a sound in a word to make a new word (cat to bat)
2ndLanguage ArtsLevel Three • Learn more complex spelling patterns • Learn 55 sight words • Read 30 leveled readers • Practice automatic word recognition • Build reading speed to 90 words per minute • Read along with and understand 54 Read-along books • Learn 262 target vocabulary words • Learn parts of speech (such as nouns, verbs, and adjectives) and parts of words (such as prefixes and suffixes) Phonetical awareness developed independent of student level to include... • Identify rhyming words • Segment words into syllables • Isolate initial and final sounds • Blend individual sounds into words (/k/ /a/ /t/ to cat) • Break words into individual sounds (cat to /k/ /a/ /t/) • Change a sound in a word to make a new word (cat to bat)
KMathLevel One • Recognize, order, and write numbers 0 through 20 • Make and count groups • Add and subtract groups • Sums to 10 • Subtraction of minuends to 9 • Equal parts • Halves • Shapes and positioning • Match and sort • Patterns • Measure by comparing objects • Compare time (1st, before, next, after, last) • Tell time to the hour • Coin identification and value • Logical reasoning • Act out addition and subtraction
1stMathLevel Two • Numbers 0 to 99 • Skip count: 2s, 5s, 10s • Ordinal numbers • Count on • Expanded notation • Add and subtract sentences • Fact families • Add and subtract tens and • 2-digit numbers • Relationship between adding and subtracting • Mental math (speed practice) • Label halves, thirds, and fourths • Equal parts • Congruence • Symmetry • Label patterns • Measure length, weight, and capacity using standard and nonstandard units • Compare minutes to hours • Tell time to the half hour • Sequence events • Count coins • Equivalent sums • Represent data through tally marks, graphs, and • Venn Diagrams • Explore probability • Apply problem solving strategies: logical reasoning, act out, graph, table, patterning, make a list, guess and check, and use tools
2ndMathLevel Three • Number patterns • Greater than and less than • Place value • Add and subtract 3-digit numbers • Add and subtract without and with regrouping • Multiply by 0, 1, 2, 5, 10 • Divide by 1, 2, 5, 10 • Mental math (speed practice) • Fractions of regions up to one-twelfth • Fractions of groups • Similar gures • Perimeter • Extend patterns • Compare measurements using standard and nonstandard units • Tell time to the minute • Count coins and bills • Make change • Analyze data through picture graphs and bar graphs • Apply problem solving strategies: model problem, draw a picture, graph, table, patterning, make a list, guess and check, and use tools
KScienceLevel One • Scientist biographies • Science investigation • Observe a simple system over time • Materials, solids, and liquids • Push/Pull • Magnets • Living and nonliving • Plant or animal • Labeling plants • Categorizing animals • Ecosystems: desert, ocean, mountain, and rainforest • Sun, moon, constellations • Seasons • Water and clouds • Pollution and recycling • Five senses
1stScienceLevel Two • Scientist biographies • Science tools • Science experiments • Solid, liquid, gas • States of water • Properties of gravity • Food chains • Respiration • Function and use of plants • Classify animals by structure and what they eat • Additional ecosystems • Earth • Weather, weather tools, and patterns • Properties of air • Properties and sources of water • Rocks • Uses of water • Weather affects people and animals • Care of earth, air, and water • Lightning safety • Health: germs, exercise, rest, teeth, and food
2ndScienceLevel Three • Scientist biographies • Science experiments • Changes in matter • Simple machines • Sources and properties of light • Electricity • Heat sources, uses, and movement • Sound waves, pitch, and volume • Traits of living things • Plant lifecycle and growth • Animal lifecycle and growth • Social insects • Sun, moon, earth • Moon patterns • Water cycle • Fossils • Dinosaurs • Rock cycle • Soil • Natural resources • Inventions