Update: November 2019


English/Language Arts

  • Recognize all upper and lower case letters and state their name
  • Be able to identify some sounds of letters
  • Understand words are formed with letters
  • Recognize the sequence of letters in a word
  • I can describe the relationship between illustrations
  • I can draw/write informational
  • Can participate in conversations about books


  • Count by 2s to 20
  • Explore even numbers as doubles
  • Add 1 and subtract 1 to numbers from 1 to 10
  • Compare and order numbers from 1 to 10
  • Write equations to show sums up to 5

1st Grade

English/Language Arts:

  • Recognize and use phonograms: -at, -an
  • Recognize and use phonograms with a VC pattern: -ap, -ay
  • Hear and say the same middle sounds in words
  • Hear and divide onsets and rimes
  • Blend onsets and rimes
  • Hear and say four or more sounds in a word in sequence
  • Learn more about authors by reading many of their books
  • Sometimes authors write several books with the same characters
  • Write a short story/piece of writing containing at least 3-4 sentences about a topic


  • Practice efficient math strategies to add and subtract within 10 and 20
  • Build an understanding of place value with tens and ones
  • Solve addition and subtraction story problems with pictures, numbers, and words

2nd Grade

English/Language Arts:

  • Add consonant clusters or consonant digraphs to the beginning or end of words
  • Remove consonant clusters or consonant digraphs to the beginning or end of words
  • Ask and answer questions about information to understand a topic
  • Recommend a book to read for a friend through a book talk
  • Write a few notes on pages in my reading that are important or that I have questions about
  • Write informative texts
  • Revise and edit writing
  • Compose an informational piece of writing


  • Make graphs and answer questions about the graphs
  • Solve addition and subtraction story problems
  • Add and subtract 2-digit numbers using efficient strategies
  • Represent addition and subtraction on a number line

3rd Grade

English/Language Arts:  Third grade students will write a letter each week about the book they are reading independently. Students will work to describe characters and how they are feeling. A focus in class will be for students to understand that there are many similarities between informational books.

Students will recognize and use correct contractions, recognize and use the /y/ as a vowel, and use letter combinations that represent long vowel sounds in Word Study. 3rd grade writers will construct an opinion piece based on a topic/text, as well as compose an expository nonfiction piece using facts and a concluding

Math: Third grade math students will continue to practice addition and
subtraction. Students will practice rounding multi-digit numbers and estimate their sums and differences. Students will add and subtract two and three digit numbers using algorithms and other methods to solve mathematical problems.

Science/Social Studies: In Science, students will continue to work with the Scientific Method and how it applies to an actual science experiment. Different cultures from the past and present will be compared in Social Studies-looking specifically at how “we” live compared to the Pilgrims.

SEL:  In Unit 3 of social emotional learning, the book “Pain and the Great One” will be read in order to learn, model, and practice how to be a good listener.


4th Grade

English/Language Arts: 4th grade readers will be finishing their expository writing based on a science or social studies topic. They will then move into opinion writing that will be supported by facts and details to support their opinion. Students will understand the elements supporting a variety of genres such as folktales, fairy tales, fables, legends, myths, and pourquoi tales.

Math: Fourth grade math students will compare fractions with like and unlike denominators, locate fractions on a number line, and add and subtract fractions with like and unlike denominators. Also in math class, students will identify equivalent fractions and decimals as well as compare decimal numbers.

Science/Social Studies: Students will focus on the conversation of matter and the processes of energy transfer and transformation, especially as they apply to heat and electrical energy. Students will learn about the cultural practices and products of the Woodland Indians of Ohio including the Adena and Hopewell cultures. Students will discuss how the early people of Ohio began to cultivate and use the land and its rich resources.

Social/Emotional Learning: Students will practice becoming better listeners by demonstrating active listening skills. The three main components that students will be utilizing are paying attention, providing gentle encouragement, and restating or reflecting on what the speaker heard.

5th Grade

English/Language Arts: 5th grade students will continue to write about their reading in Reading Workshop so they can share their thoughts about what they have read. Students are working hard to create a connection between reading, writing, and the content areas of Social Studies and Science. Students will examine events throughout history and how various people have made changes in the world. Expository nonfiction will continue to be important, along with procedural texts and how important these types of texts are to our own lives. Writers in 5th grade will continue with writing informational or opinion pieces, based on a Social Studies or Science topic. Students will be expected to use the Writing Process and apply their
new learning to any new pieces they write. This may include creating a strong introduction that connects to the overall topic, and connecting ideas through a logical sequence so the audience can understand every part of the writing.

Math: This month, students will work to divide multi-digit whole numbers; read, write, order, model, and compare decimal numbers; and multiply and divide whole and decimal numbers by 10. Students will work to add and subtract decimal numbers to the hundredths place as well as identify equivalent fractions and decimals.

Science/Social Studies: For the month of November, 5th grade students will study Sound and Energy. Topics will include wavelengths, sound, energy transfers between objects, and force in motion. In Social Studies, students will study Western Civilizations which includes the Mexican culture, democracy in America, and technology and the effects it has on civilization.

Social/Emotional Learning: Unit 3: In social-emotional learning, students will study how to become a better listener. By using the book, Encounter by Jane Yolen to learn how to become better listeners and how to resolve conflict.

6th Grade

English/Language Arts: During our new unit, students will learn about the special relationship between people and animals, considering how humans and animals can benefit each other. Students will read a variety of texts and view media as they discuss the Essential Question for the unit: How can people and animals relate to each other? We will start working on Informative/Explanatory writing based on this question as well.

Math: Students will continue to develop their algebra skills. They will be learning how to use variables to represent a quantity they don’t know, how to use that variable to write an expression as well as solve it. Later in the month we will be learning how to reduce and enlarge figures appropriately/proportionally.

Social Studies: Students will have the opportunity to see a world beyond the borders of our town, state, and country–and particularly to see the world as it was before our time. Students will begin studying Ancient Mesopotamia. Learning to do research on the internet and creating presentations or writing papers using this information is an important part of our social studies curriculum.

Science: Grade 6 cientists will be working on our rock unit in Earth Science. We will begin by learning about Rock properties. Then, the students will learn about the different types of rocks and how they are formed.

7th Grade

English/Language Arts: The Essential Question in grade 7 is Should we make a home in space? During the month of November the students will be writing an Argument essay on the topic of: Should we spend valuable resources on space exploration? All of the texts the students will be reading this month are selected to help them answer the question one way or another. Lessons that will be taught during this month are; Central Idea, Theme, Citing Evidence, Point of View and the TAPE strategy.

Math: Students are ready to finish chapter 2. Your child will be assessed as an individual and on a TEAM basis. When we start Chapter 3, “Arithmetic Properties,” the content that will be covered in this chapter is as follows: 1- Strategies for grouping operations, 2-subtraction of integers and 3-extending the students understanding of operations with fractions and decimals to include division.

Social Studies: Students are working on Ancient Rome. We will explore the legacy of Rome and look closely at their government and compare it to our government in the United States. We will also look at their achievements and the legacy that they left on the world. We will examine how their government changed from a republic to an empire

8th Grade

English/Language Arts: Students are working on a unit on the Holocaust. Students are reading “The Diary of Anne Frank, Act I” and will be reading an excerpt the graphic novel “Maus”. We will begin an informational essay about the struggles of those who lived through the Holocaust.

Math: 8th graders will continue to work with graphs, tables, and equations to represent situations mathematically. Later in the chapter we will be working with Algebra Tiles again to solve equations. We will progress to solving equations without the tiles and determining if our equations have one, none, or many solutions. Into chapter four, we will continue our practice of making connections among graphs, tables, patterns, and rules with word problems.

Social Studies: Students will be learning about the American Revolution. They will be focusing on the causes of the American Revolution. Students are really enjoying learning about the history of our country.

Science: Students are finishing up their learning about early explorers and settlements. In November, they will be learning about the American Revolution. The students will be focusing on the causes of the American Revolution.