Reading - Students will participate in a balanced literacy approach. Students will study multiple genres and comprehension of both short stories and novels will be studied. Students will participate in book clubs, guided reading groups, and reading workshop. Independent reading at school and at home is an important component in developing life-long reading skills.
Math - It is essential that students master basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to efficiently solve complex math problems. Units of study include place-value, computation of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts, problem-solving, algebra, geometry, time, measurement, money, fractions, decimals, graphing, and probability. Monthly timed tests will be administered.Writing - Students will write using the Six Traits of Writing model of writing. They will consume, critique, and produce writing in multiple genres in all subject areas.
Social Studies - The history of New York State is the primary focus in social studies. Units of study will include geography, economics, Native Americans, explorers, Colonial Period, Revolutionary War, government, Industrial Revolution, and immigration. Students will go to Mrs. Dianna Kolek for social studies Monday through Thursday.
Science - A hands-on approach is emphasized in science. Units of study will include safety, habitats, crayfish and animal adaptations, cells, nutrition, digestion, magnets, electricity, matter, and astronomy.