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.
Last Modified on September 14, 2015