ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Students will use the Reading Wonders reading program. A standard-based approach to the study of the English language (K-6) will involve reading, using the six traits of writing, listening, and viewing for specific purposes; examining narrative elements; using strategies including asking and developing questions; predicting outcomes; decoding words to determine pronunciation and spelling; locating information using headings, glossaries, and tables of contents; reading independently; summarizing major points from fiction and non-fiction; demonstrating an awareness of the relationships among the elements of a story and its structure; studying different genres; discussing ideas, and developing writing using the six traits.
A standards-based approach to the study of mathematics (K-6) will be used. Students will gain an understanding of numbers and operations; data collection and analyzes, graphing, and elapse time; learn to multiply by 1 and 2 digit numbers; solve problems using different strategies; learn how to divide 1 and 2 digit numbers into multiple digits; practice measuring, identify different geometric shapes; determine area and perimeter; read and write fractions; use mean, median, and mode. Connections to real-world and cross-curricular applications will be made.
Students will learn how science impacts our daily lives and will use a variety of other resources such as videos, science books, magazines, field trips, and guest speakers along with A Closer Look program. Connections to real-world and cross-curricular applications will be made.
Students will use the ―For a Better World‖ textbook supplemented with maps, books, magazines, field-trips, and videos. Wherever possible, cross-curricular applications will be made to build an understanding of real-life applications.