We will begin the year with working on summarizing a text and picking out the most important events. We will also be working on picking "good fit" books from the classroom library to keep in our book bins. Kids are welcome to bring in books from home to keep in school as their independent reading.
To start the year, we review proper paragraph writing and begin working in our free writing journals.
Maps will be our first unit in Social Studies. We focus mainly on New York State and identifying important landforms but will also review the world map. We will be creating a salt dough map of New York State and will be looking for some supplies donations. Look for a letter coming home soon!
The scientific method is our first unit of study in science. We will be doing different experiments where kids come up with a hypothesis, test it and write up some conclusion statements!