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Reading: Building a Reading Life

In our first unit of study, students will become familiar with the routines of the reading workshop, and learn how to build stamina and independence to grow ideas.

Writing: Launching the Writing Workshop

Students will be introduced to the writing workshop routines and use writers' notebooks as tools for collecting seed stories. They will learn how the writing process helps them become better writers and how writers follow the steps of the writing process.

Mathematics: Math Tools, Time, and Multiplication

In this unit, an active and collaborative learning environment is established. Children recall how to use a variety of math tools to solve problems, tell time to the nearest minute, and use mathematical models to calculate elapsed time. This unit also lays the foundation for developing multiplication and division strategies. 

 

Social Studies: World Geography

 

Unit One introduces students to world geography, North America, and the United States of America. We will begin by studying the world's continents and oceans, identify important symbols of the United States, and delve into the continent of North America. Students will also identify geographical features and regions of the United States and study our government, economy, and currency. 

  

Science: Forces and Interactions

The Knowing Science teaching method takes advantage of the growing technical world and young children’s cognitive abilities to investigate the world around them.  This teaching method will introduce a truly revolutionary approach to the teaching of science to our young learners.  In Forces and Interactions, the student will begin to understand that every object around us is subject to movement, from a ball in the playground to our school building.  It may be difficult for students to realize that even an “unmovable” structure like a building is moving, unless they are able to relate it to the rotation of the Earth. We will investigate the forces and interactions using inquiry and the natural wonder of children to develop a deep conceptual base for future learning in science.