Students perform complex addition and subtraction, manipulate and measure geometric figures, develop skills with money and measurement, represent data, and work with numbers through the thousands.
Phonics storybooks and reading anthologies reinforce word analysis techniques and develop comprehension skills. Simultaneously, students begin writing dictated words and sentences, learn punctuation and spelling rules, and start to express ideas in original compositions.
Students study heat, light, forces, the properties of rocks, the heart and lungs, plants, animals, and habitats.
Biographies of old-world figures, inventors, and leaders in American life expand an understanding of the world.
Students learn about exact and relative location, boundaries, and regions while continuing to build basic map skills.
Typing, spreadsheets, internet,
and e-mail skills are used.
Students develop skills in drawing and studying famous paintings.
Course content subject to change based on
state standards and curriculum updates.
Students create a postcard from a character in one story to send to a character in another story. They illustrate the postcard and include flora and fauna seen in the setting. This connects to the studies of plants and animals in the Science lessons.