ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
This course uses Reading Wonders reading program to stabilize all elementary school reading and composition skills. Reading comprehension is a major emphasis supported by vocabulary and literary analysis (fiction, non-fiction, novels, plays, poetry). Composition stresses sentence and paragraph structure, grammar, punctuation and capitalization, spelling and legible handwriting. Students are exposed to essay and story writing.
By the end of grade six, students have mastered the four arithmetic operations with whole numbers, positive rational numbers, positive decimals, and positive and negative integers; they accurately compute and solve problems. They find prime factorizations and apply them. They create, evaluate, and simplify expressions, and solve equations involving two operations and a single variable. They solve problems involving an unknown angle in a triangle or quadrilateral, and use properties of angles. Students know how to use the different relations of a circle and solve problems using the formulas for the circumference and area of a circle. Students are able to compute the area and the perimeter of different polygons. Students analyze, draw conclusions, and make predictions based upon data and apply basic concepts of probability.
Using an inquiry-based, hands-on, and research approach, this is a diverse general science course. Many skills are learned in this course such as: direction following, observation skills, data collection and analysis, note-taking, study skills, organizational skills, successfully conducting experiments, carrying out research tasks, and knowing where to go to find the answers to one‘s questions. The course incorporates McGraw Hill science program A Closer Look with the day-to-day connections to science and uses a variety of teaching strategies so that all students can be successful.
In this course, students will learn how history, location, and geography help to define the culture of a region. The focus will be on the role of culture and geography in the development of early civilizations.