HOMEWORK
Parental support is essential in reinforcing and developing responsible work habits at school and at home
 
HandwritingMonday and Tuesday-September to November
 
MathWednesday and Thursday – October to June 
 
SpellingWeekly lists beginning in November
 
Reading Monday through Thursday 
        “Just Right” books – 20 minutes / night 
 
 
CURRICULUM
 
Language Arts: There is “no cap” on reading, highly individualized, read aloud, shared reading, guided reading, individual reading, and independent reading instruction
           -Word Work includes phonics, spelling  mechanics, dictation
- Good Habits, Great Readers
- Words their Way
- Balanced Literacy approach
 - Writing Workshop includes: language experience, shared writing, interactive writing, guided writing, and independent writing
            - Zaner-Bloser Handwriting
 
 
Math: EnvisionMath, “hands-on” through the use of manipulatives and games
         -patterns and functions and how numbers relate
         -data analysis (graphing)
         -numerical operations
         -geometry
         -sorting and classifying,
         -estimating
         -problem solving
         -language (vocabulary development, explanation of thinking   
             through speaking and writing)
         -calendar: date, time, temperature, graphing, money  
             observations, recording information
 
 
Social Studies:
- communities
- traditions and customs
- history
- geography
- maps
- biographies
- cultures
 
 
Science 
Students learn science best by doing science.
Using inquiry based learning we will study…
How to make observations and predictions
 
Balance and Motion
Changes
Pebbles, Sand and Silt 
Sunshine and Shadows