Update: March 2019

Kindergarten

English/Language Arts:

  • Describe information obtained from illustrations
  • Describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear
  • Describe how the illustrations and story are related as they appear
  • Draw a picture, retell, or write about the book
  • State an opinion about a topic or book
  • Choose a topic to write about
  • Draw a picture, retell, or write about a topic

Math:

Continue to:

  • Identify, name, and describe objects in the environment using the names of shapes
  • Explore the difference between two-dimensional (flat) and three-dimensional (solid) shapes
  • Build three-dimensional shapes
  • Understand the numbers from 11 to 20 as “10 and some more”
  • Solve number combinations within 10

Begin to:

  • Explore weight and capacity concepts
  • Count groups of objects by 10s and 1s to build and understanding of place value
  • Compare numbers to determine which number is more than, less than, or equal to another number
  • Solve addition and subtraction equations and story problems within 10

Guidance/Social/Emotional Skills:

The theme is diversity.

  • Identify ways in which people are the same
  • Identify differences; every person is different from every other person
  • Learn it is not ok to make fun of people who are different from us

1st Grade

English/Language Arts:

  • Identify information obtained from illustrations
  • Describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear
  • Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events
  • Express an opinion about a text or topic
  • Give a reason for the opinion and provide a sense of closure

Math:

Continue to:

  • Practice efficient math strategies to add and subtract within the range of 0-20
  • Tell, write, and solve a variety of addition and subtraction story problems
  • Write equations to match the problems
  • Use place value strategies to add and subtract up to 100
  • Measure, order, and compare height in inches

Begin to:

  • Understand place value within the range of 0-120
  • Represent numbers using groups of 1s, 10s, and 100
  • Use models, sketches, and numbers to add and subtract up to 120
  • Count forward and backward by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s on a number line

Guidance/Social/Emotional Skills:

The theme is diversity.

  • Understand all people have differences and similarities
  • Learn everybody has a culture, which is a set of traditions, beliefs, and practices common to the group
  • Explore how every group has much to offer other groups
  • Discuss we can appreciate what our own group has to offer others

2nd Grade

English/Language Arts:

  • Evaluate how illustrations and words in print provide details about a story
  • Use information from the illustration and words in print to evaluate the characters, setting, or plot
  • Determine the similarities of the information gained from illustrations and words in print
  • Understand how image formats clarify information in a text
  • Compare information read in the text and information gained from an image
  • State and write an opinion
  • Provide supporting reasons for stated opinion
  • Use facts, definitions, and details to develop a topic
  • Use linking words to connect ideas
  • Provide a sense of closure

Math:

Continue to:

  • Identify, describe, draw, and create 2-D shapes based on their defining features
  • Explore the area of shapes, especially rectangles
  • Split whole shapes into 2, 3, or 4 equal parts called halves, thirds, or fourths/quarters
  • Recognize that equal parts of identify wholes do not need to be the same shape

Begin to:

  • Estimate, measure, and compare the lengths of objects in centimeters and meters
  • Split whole shapes into 2, 3, 4, or 8 equal parts called halves, thirds, fourths/quarters, or eighths
  • Solve, pose, and write addition, subtraction, and money story problems involving 2- and 3-digit numbers

Guidance/Social/Emotional Skills:

The theme is diversity.

  • Identify ways in which people are the same and different
  • Discuss every person is different from every other person
  • Become comfortable with who we are
  • Learn it is not ok to make fun of people who are different

3rd Grade

Math:

Students continue to be working on Unit 5, and they will be focused on Multiplication, Division and Area.
In this unit your child will:

  • Solve multiplication and division problems
  • Calculate the area of rectangles
  • Use rectangular arrays to model and solve multiplication and division problems

For additional information, go to www.mathlearningcenter.org/apps

Literacy-Reading:

Students are continuing their study of:

  • Explore historical fiction, expository nonfiction, revisit traditional literature in depth and their big ideas
  • Understand the elements that make up each genre

Literacy-Writing:

Students are writing About Reading in relation to Historical Fiction.
Required Writing Pieces:

  1. Text Dependent Opinion piece
    • Utilize at least 2 text sources
  2. Text Dependent Informational Piece
  3. Response to Literature

4th Grade

Math:

Students continue to be working in Unit 6, and they will be focused on Multiplication and Division, Data and Fractions.

In this unit your child will:

  • Multiply multi-digit numbers
  • Divide a multi-digit number by a 1-digit number
  • Solve problems about the area and perimeter of rectangles
  • Review equivalent fractions, and add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers

For more information, you can go to www.mathlearningcenter.org/apps

Literacy-Reading:

Students continue to:

  • Explore historical fiction, expository nonfiction, revisit traditional literature in depth and their big ideas
  • Understand the elements that make up each genre

Literacy-Writing:

Students continue to be Writing About Reading in relation to Historical Fiction. Required Writing Pieces:

  1. Text Dependent Opinion piece(s)
    • Utilize at least 2 text sources
  2. Text Dependent Informational Piece(s)
  3. Response to Literature

5th Grade

Math:

Students continue to be working in Unit 5, and they will be working with multiplying and dividing fractions.

In this unit your child will:

  • Multiply fractions by whole numbers (1/3 × 12 = 4)
  • Use rectangular arrays to show multiplication of a fraction by a fraction (1/3 × 3/4 = 1/4)
  • Divide a whole number by a fraction (4 ÷ 1/3 = 12)
  • Divide a unit fraction (a fraction with a 1 in the numerator) by a whole number (1/3 ÷ 4 = 1/12)

For more information, you can go to www.mathlearningcenter.org/apps

Literacy-Reading:

Students continue to:

  • Explore historical fiction, expository nonfiction, revisit traditional literature in depth and their big ideas
  • Understand the elements that make up each genre

Literacy-Writing:

Students continue to be Writing About Reading in relation to Historical Fiction
Required Writing Pieces:

  1. Text Dependent Opinion piece
    • Utilize at least 2 text source
  2. Expository nonfiction
  3. Response to literature

6th Grade

English/Language Arts:

I can develop a thesis statement, body paragraphs, and conclusion based on a claim citing evidence surrounding argumentative text.

Students will participate in writing an on demand multi paragraph response with a thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion writing activity, This on demand activity has students read paired texts and respond to a prompt requiring them to use explicit evidence from that text.

Math:

I can multiply fractions, decimals, and percents and assess the reasonableness of answers.
I can explain how multiplication can increase or decrease a quantity depending on the multiplier.
I can plot fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, products, and quotients on a number line.
I can divide a complex figure into pieces and convert the pieces to form a rectangle to calculate area.

Social Studies:

Review all ancient civilizations
Mesopotamia, India, Egypt, and China
Complete compare-contrast information about the eight features of civilizations.
Cities, central governments, complex religions, job specialization, social classes, arts and architecture, public works and writing. Several civilizations established empires with legacies influencing later peoples. Economics and Africa will be introduced upon completion of review.

Science:

I can recognize the many systems that make up the human body.
I can make connections between cells, tissues, organs and systems as it relates to the complete human body.
I can research body systems to find specific information.
I can teach my classmates about a body system that I have been studying using multiple resources.
I can participate in student led lesson through active listening and asking relevant questions that stay on topic.

Students will be studying the circulatory system next.

7th Grade

English/Language Arts

W.7.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
RL 7.6 Analyze how an author uses point of view to develop different characters in a text.
RI.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
L.7.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple- meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
L.7.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

Math:

Write and solve algebraic inequalities.
Solve for a variable when two expressions are equal.
Write and solve an equation to solve a word problem.
Recognize when an equation has no solution or infinite solutions.
Solve problems involving distance, rate, and time.
Solve equations that have fractional and decimal coefficients.
Solve the whole amount if you only know a percentage of it.
Calculate simple interest.
Set up and solve proportional equations.

Social Studies: 7th graders will be finishing up their unit on the Renaissance Period that they began in February. Following the Renaissance period, students will be working on the Age of Reformation.

Science: Students will be leaving Earth Science and moving on to Life Science to cover evolution and genetics.

8th Grade

English/Language Arts: 8th grade ELA will be focusing on informative/ explanatory writing to finish out the year. We will be reading different stories, plays, and poems on the topic of human intelligence. Our essential question will be “In what different ways can people be intelligent?” and among the writing pieces the students will be creating will be an autobiography and a memory book.

Algebra:

Students will learn how to:

  • solve quadratic equations using the Quadratic Formula.
  • study how to solve linear inequalities and apply this understanding to solving applications.
  • study how to represent the solutions of two-variable inequalities on an x → y graph.
  • find the solutions to a system of inequalities.
  • In this section, you will determine association of categorical data that is represented on two-way tables.
  • develop new ways to solve unfamiliar, complicated equations involving fractions, square roots, exponents, and absolute values.
  • determine the number of solutions that are possible for quadratic and absolute value equations without solving them.
  • be introduced to a new kind of number called an imaginary number.
  • clarify the difference between intercepts and intersections.
  • find the intersection of two functions, and you will see how you can use the intersection to estimate the solution of very complex equations.
  • solve quadratic and absolute value inequalities.

 

Math 8:

Students will be working on:

  • Calculate compound interest.
  • Determine whether a relationship grows linearly or exponentially.
  • Rewrite expressions using exponents and scientific notation.
  • Perform operations with numbers written in scientific notation.
  • Determine if a relation is a function by looking at its table or graph.
  • Find the measurements of missing angles made by a line that intersects parallel lines.
  • Find unknown angles inside and outside of triangles.
  • Determine if two triangles are similar by looking at their angles.
  • Find missing side lengths of right triangles using the Pythagorean Theorem.
  • Find the square root of a number and identify irrational numbers.
  • Convert terminating and repeating decimals to fractions.

Social Studies:

8th Grade students are currently focusing on the following content statements:
20. The U.S. Constitution established a federal system of government, a representative democracy and a framework with separation of powers and checks and balances.
21. The U.S. Constitution protects citizens’ rights by limiting the powers of government.
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS
What is the meaning of freedom? How do we define freedom?
What is the relationship between freedom and responsibility?
What are your basic freedoms? How are they protected?
How do we exercise freedom in our homes, at school, in our communities?
What are your Constitutional rights? How are they protected?

Science:

8th grade students are working on Earth Science:
Earth forces can be constructive or destructive.
Constructive forces build up and create landforms from the materials that destructive forces leave behind when they weather and erode the surface of the Earth.
The forces that shaped the Earth in the past are still at working shaping the Earth today.
The processes that have shaped the earth in the past are still shaping the earth today.
Geologists can use two methods to date rock layers: absolute and relative dating techniques.
Layers of rocks reveal how the earth has changed in the last 4 billion years and allow us to predict how it may change in the future.