Science

Greetings Parents and Guardians,

Happy Fall! Science is all around us as we watch the seasons change. Leaves changing color are the response of trees adapting to the environment. Some animals are busy preparing for winter by storing food. It is a wonderful time of year to explore nature.

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study

Pre K-Welcome to Pre K: Pre-K students will be exploring and investigating the world around us using our five senses.

K-Weather Study: Kindergarten students will begin a yearlong study of weather and what makes up the weather at any given time. We will learn to track weather over time and use science materials to measure rainfall, identify types of clouds and measure temperature using thermometers.

1st-Exploring light and solar patterns: 1st grade students will be exploring how light works, what illumination is and how light helps us see objects clearly. We will also learn where natural light comes from (our Sun).

2nd-Properties and patterns of water: 2nd grade students will be looking closely at objects that are solids and liquids and learning how to describe their properties. They will also investigate to see if some objects properties change in the heat or cold.

3rd- Inheritance and variation: 3rd grade students will learn about how organisms are unique to their species and how they grow and change (life cycles) as well as what are inherited traits and what are learned traits that help them survive.

4th-The structure and function of organisms: 4th grade students will be focusing on how the structure and function of plants and animals help in survival. They will compare animals in different habitats to see what adaptations they have to help them survive in their home.

5th-Physical and chemical changes: 5th grade students will be exploring matter and how matter can be made of particles that are too small to be seen. They will also experiment with mixing different types of matter to see how they react to each other.

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Celebrations and Events/Scientist of the Month

Every month will be listing students who are showing interest and excitement in Science.

1-2 Benjamin Leon

2-2 Jonathan Chavez

E31 Aiden Perez

E32 Jacob Avila

E33 Raysiya Shepherd

3-1 Amador Rojas

3-2 Daniel Zenteno

4-1 Ray-Sean Williams

4-2 Ashley Rojas

5-1 Lizbeth Huerta

5-2 Aracely Castillo

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

I am available every Tuesday from 2:35 to 3:15pm to discuss your child’s progress. Please make an appointment to see me.

Parent Workshops

October 15th How can I engage my child’s interest in Science?

2:45-3:15 Science Room 311

Topic: What are some resources parents can use to help their child shine in Science?

Teachers Contact Information

Ms. Loomis

hloomis@schools.nyc.gov

Phone number- 718 642 5300