We continue developing young readers and writers while they study science and history-social science. Topics are aimed to create self-perpetuating success in later grades. Students experience the idea of diverse groups working together by practicing this concept with teamwork activities.
Citizenship & Economy
Students are introduced to, and practice, some basic golden rules for a variety of situations. The class will continue to learn to read and begin the transition into reading for comprehension.
Students journey through the solar system to learn patterns of motion. Sunrise and sunset are explored as energy from the sun. Meanwhile, students demonstrate comprehension of standard English grammar and usage.
Students discover the history of Native Americans and human migration from around the world to the U.S. They learn and practice narrative elements through reading and writing.
Organisms & Heredity
Students become scientists, studying patterns in the natural world and collecting information on a variety of plants and animals. Informative, explanatory text is organized in a systematic structure that teaches purposeful reading and authentic writing.
Students explore national holidays and traditions related to American heroes and events. They discover that ideals provide community and continuity for all cultures. Meanwhile, they learn about perspective in reading and writing.
Students explore communication devices, including sound vibration. They write complete simple and compound sentences, and decode one- and two-syllable words following basic patterns.
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