When educating the minds of our children, we must not forget to educate their hearts.
- Dalai Lama
- Dalai Lama
Language Arts - Our school uses the READING WONDERS by McGraw Hill program.. It is aligned with Common Core State Standards and has proven to be a very effective approach to teaching and learning the many elements of an effective language arts literacy program.. Each student has an individual log-in and password that will be sent home to use. This is a valuable site that I encourage students to use. Students typically enjoy going to this site to play the interactive games that help build literacy skills. We also use a reading program called Fundations. This program provides our phonics skills which help with reading fluency and spelling. Every child will receive 30 minutes of Fundations whole group instruction daily.
Math - Our school uses the EVERYDAY MATH program also published by McGraw Hill. The Everyday Math program aligns with the Common Core State Standards. This program also offers students individual log-in and passwords for home use to access their online games and supportive math information. The Student Reference Book is a fantastic resource also available to our class online. The SRB helps explain skills and concepts taught in the classroom..
Science - How can matter be classified and changed?
How do changes on Earth happen quickly or slowly?
How can wind and water change the shape of the Earth?
How do plants and animals grow?
How is the diversity of life in different habitats for plants and animals the same and different.
Social Studies - Community Helpers
Communities - Rural/Suburban/Urban.