FUN: Dive in!
- Ride a boat to a deserted island and explore and investigate habitats!
- Listen to dolphins with a hydrophone and research the different forms of communication
- Explore the grasslands of Africa during a field trip to Busch Gardens
- Experiment with our own pond ecosystem in the classroom
- Learn to respect others and make positive choices
- Become confident and excited readers
- Discover that math and science revolve around us everyday
Language Arts encompasses reading, writing, phonics, spelling, and grammar. Students not only read from a class textbook, but also do weekly leveled reading books that are adjusted to their ability. Students take a weekly spelling and grammar test, learn different phonics skills to incorporate into their reading and writing, do daily writing prompts, and practice handwriting skills.
- Discover how reading is used in all areas of learning and daily life
- Read and write monthly book reports
- Make own books that are scanned and recorded onto DVD
- Create fiction and nonfiction stories with weekly spelling words
- Learn spelling patterns and decoding skills with online learning
- Weekly visits to the library to learn about all genres of literature
- Introduction to cursive writing
has several primary focal points that encompass the 12 units throughout the year.
- Friendly competition with our hands-on math games
- Gain confidence in basic math facts with both paper and pencil practice as well as online learning, quizzes, and competitions
- Double digit adding and subtracting with carrying and borrowing
- Introduce multiplication and division
- Begin to learn fractions
- Complete measuring tasks in both standard and metric systems
focuses on life science and earth science throughout the year by using hands-on experiments, explorations, literature, and computer technology. These units are enhanced by:
- Boat trip to deserted island and a sunken boat graveyard
- Using a hydrophone in the bay to listen for dolphins, crabs, and fish
- Visiting to Busch Gardens to explore different habitats
- Experimenting with our classroom pond ecosystem
- Doing a fossil excavation project
- Visiting different planets online, exploring space, and creating our own moon
focuses on 5 units that include communities, geography, US history, economy, and US Government. These units are enhanced by:
- Creating our own books on DVD that explains US history from our discovery to the Civil War
- Designing our own national monument
- Making a globe
- Taking a virtual field trip to Washington D.C.
- Exploring the world with online research
- Learning the differences between the continents and countries that occupy them as well as the surrounding oceans.
- Discovering how the products our state and country produce go all over the world through trade
- Designing our own money