Grade Level Goals and Expectations

During Morning Work students are:

  • Independently practicing and reviewing grade level skills in language and math

During Whole Group Reading students are:

  • Working on comprehension strategies to help them better understand complex texts
  • Reading and discussing fiction and nonfiction texts
  • Making connections between stories, within stories, and to their own lives
  • Writing responses to literature

During Reading Rotations students are:

  • Cooperatively and independently working on reading, writing, and language skills
  • Receiving small group instruction
  • Using computers and tablets to enhance their learning experience as well as improve their computer skills

During Writing students are:

  • Writing to communicate to an audience for a variety of purposes: to entertain, to inform, to persuade
  • Building writing endurance and stamina
  • Using the writing process to improve their writing
  • Applying appropriate grammar skills: subject-verb agreement, complex sentence structure, supporting ideas with evidence, etc.

During Whole Group Math students are:

  • Gaining an introduction to multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, measurement, time, problem solving, word problem strategies and more

During Math Rotations students are:

  • Utilizing cooperative learning through the use of hands on math activities
  • Using tablets to get an interactive learning experience through a variety of research-based websites and games
  • Receiving small group instruction

During Science students are:

  • Learning about matter, energy, space, and living organisms
  • Taking part in hands-on experiments
  • Experiencing scientific study through digital labs
  • Using the tablets for a more interactive look into topics
  • Demonstrating their knowledge of subjects through application and writing

During Social Studies students are:

  • Gaining map skills
  • Learning about culture through a tour of the regions of the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean
  • Learning about the U.S. government and economics
  • Using tablets to help students see places they have never been