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Literature is used to determine word meaning through contextual and structural analysis. Comprehension will be developed through: vocabulary, fluency, main idea, supporting facts and details, sequence, inquiry, story elements, point of view, compare/contrast, research, drawing conclusions, etc. In writing students learn the necessary composition skills to organize and articulate their thoughts. Spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and Parts of Speech are emphasized in all subject areas. Projects are designed to strengthen research, presentation, and listening skills.

In math we will learn about Number Concepts and Operations describe the scope of the first semester. Measurement and Geometry encompass much of the second semester. Exploration of numbers through a variety of activities helps students apply learning. Numeration, Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Probability/Statistics, and Geometry are frequently integrated units to help students relate to concepts.

The Social Studies curriculum focuses on American history, geography, and economics. Concepts will take shape with learning about the people and varied beliefs that precipitated actions and consequences.


Science includes the following units: Physical, Life, Earth and Space. Creative “hands-on” labs awaken the natural scientist in each child and help connect scientific vocabulary and processes to key concepts.

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