Topics of Study

April

Reading
We are discussing realistic fiction and will begin reading our new class novel, "Red Kayak" to guide us in our discussion.

Writing
Students are currently working on a comparative essay discussing similarities and differences between "The Watsons Go To Birmingham--1963" novel and the movie. Students will move into writing realistic fictional narratives during our realistic fiction reading unit.

Math
We are currently in Unit 7 of the Everyday Math program where we are studying hierarchy of quadrilaterals and triangles, tables, polygons, and fractional data.

Science/Social Studies
We are working hard to complete our Social Studies project on the Westward Expansion. Students have been researching a sub topic of the Westward Expansion, like the Gold Rush or Lewis and Clark and create a book of their compiled research. We will be starting our pilot of the new science program on solids.