Students learn how to navigate Google to locate, complete and submit assignments
The i-Ready Learning Program engages and motivates students and builds literacy skills
1:1 Chromebook devices
Flexible small groups are created to teach or review reading and writing skills
Laboratory science and social studies units presented each trimester
Grade 4 is departmentalized in math, laboratory science, and social studies
Grade 5 is departmentalized in math, reading, English and social studies
In 4th and 5th grade, students develop organizational skills, study skills, responsibility, and independence through some beginning departmentalization.
Students receive 30 minutes of recess, followed by a 20 minute lunch period
English Language Arts
Students continue to build reading and language skills by using the Wonders 2020 program. They will read a variety of informational texts, as well as fictional stories, and be able to identify genres, author's purpose, and point of view. Small groups are created to teach and review various reading and writing skills. In grade 5, students are introduced to longer, authentic texts through novel studies which prepares them for the transition to middle school.
Students begin 4th grade by learning the 5 key regions in the USA, what sets each region apart from the other, and be able to identify important landmarks famous for each region. Students also begin to look closely at the three Branches of Government and America's economy. In grade 5 they will learn about the early history of our country. Students study the native cultures, European western exploration and colonization, and the formation of the USA.
Students explore a curriculum that is based on the Next Generation Science Standards in the content of areas of: Life, Physical, Earth and Space Science.
Foreign Language / Spanish
As a continuation of Spanish, students dive into more grammar including subject pronouns, adjectives, and conjugation of verbs. They are able to count up to 1,000 and do simple math problems. Students can identify important roles in the community, and are able to participate in simple readings, and conversation.
Students will departmentalize each week to Art, Music, Gym and Library. Each enrichment class is led by a teacher of that subject.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in band in grade 4 and competitive sports beginning in