1st Nine Weeks
Math: For the first few weeks we will focus on place value and our number system. We will also learn how to round decimals to the nearest hundredth and compare/order decimals to the nearest thousandth. In early September our learning will start with an addition & subtraction unit. Students will need to be able to determine if addition or subtraction is necessary to solve a word problem. Students will also learn how to add & subtract decimals accurately. In mid-September we will begin our unit on multiplication & division.
Science: We started off the year reviewing science safety and identifying science tools. This 9 weeks your child will observe and identify properties and changes of matter. We will learn about various forms of energy and compare patterns of movement. Your child will keep a science notebook this year. Please encourage your child to share his/her notebook with you.
Notebooks: This year in both math and science, students will collect data, write their learning and thoughts in a notebook. It is expected that the notebook is used as a reference tool. Students can take their notes home but should return with them the following day. Notebooks will be graded regularly.
Study Skills: We will work on setting goals, organization and working cooperatively. In addition we will also work on paraphrasing and retelling information, thinking like mathematicians & scientists, and develop our problem solving skills.