We will be alternating units between Science and Social Studies. We will do one unit of Science and then one unit of Social Studies so that we can achieve a deeper level of understanding in each subject.
Diorama Projects and students are learning the rest of the states in class.
Unit E Physical Science - Matter
Vocabulary: heat, melt, prism, retract, reflect
L1: What is heat?
L2: How Does Heat Change Matter? Students had a contest to see who could get their ice to melt first. We put ice in a small zip lock baggie. Students used all kinds of creative ideas to get their ice to melt in the classroom and then we went outside for our ice melting race.
L3: What is Light?
L4: What Can Light Do? Review test
Friday: Open book test
Unit D - Chapter 1
L1: What is the Weather?
L2: What is the Temperature? We used a thermometer to tell the temperature
L3: What is Wind? Monday: We are going to make and color pin wheels to experiment with wind
L4: What Make Clouds and Rain? Water Cycle
L1: What is Spring?
L2: What is Summer?
L3: What is Fall?
L4: What is Winter?
We will use books, videos, and experiments to learn about our unit
February 4th -4/8
Social Studies Unit on Our Changing World
L1: Meeting People
L2: Schools Long Ago
L3: Past Communities
We will use our textbook, videos, and books
Please bring in something from your family that represents long ago
11/10 - 12/7
We have completed our Pilgrim Village project - Please come by in front of our classroom to see our project.
11/12 - 11/30 - We are go back to Social Studies to learn more about the Journey to the New World project
We have stories, vocabulary words, pictures for our New World packets. In addition to the packet we are going to make a village and peope using popcycle stick and other various objects.
October 29th - November 9th
We are back to science Unit C - About Our Earth
Lesson 1 - Earth's Land - ** completed
Lesson 2 - What is Soil - ***Completed
Lesson 3 - How Do Different Soils Compare - completed
Lesson 4 - Where is the Salt Water on Earth
We will compare different types of rocks and soil in this unit. If you have a rock collection that you would like to share in the class, feel free to send it in.
Students will visit our PHA worms and gardens. Students will learn about geologist named Florence Bascom who was the first american woman to become a geologist.
October 16th we will continue : Unit 3 (we are skipping around some)
Unit 3: We Love Our Country
L1 Our Country Begins
L2 I Pledge Allegiance
L3 American Symbols
L4 Holidays and Heroes
Assessment - Tuesday, October 23rd
In addition to the text book lessons, we are working on a project about the Mayflower and pilgrims.
** October 23rd we are going to complete Unit 3 on Monday, take the test on Tuesday. We will complete our Voyage to the New World and switch to Science afterwards.
We will always review and practice science safety along will science skills such as observations, comparisons, sequencing for Science.
Last week we learned about the 5 senses by comparing foods, musical instruments and other items. Students wrote and illustrated the what they learned by drawing and labeling the senses.
We will study the parts of the plants by reading books, using technology, and observing real plants.
Next week we are going to soak seeds and discuss the parts of the seed. Students are going to plant their own seeds and watch them grow.
Last week we almost completed the unit All About Animals
Lesson 1: What Do Animals Need?
Lesson 2: What Are Some Kinds of Animals
Lesson 3: What Are Insects?
Lesson 4: How Do Animals Grow?
Lessons 5: How Does a Butterfly Grow?
Lesson 6: How Does a Frog Grow?
We painted symmetry butterflies
We will read the text, other books, use models, watch videos, use charts to have lots of discussions about this unit. Feel free to bring anything that you have for our lessons to share with the class.