Greetings Parents and Guardians,
Can you believe it is May already! Our children have been working so hard and learning so much as this year has progressed. Just ask them! Ask them what they have learned in science about plants and animals, forces and motion, electricity and magnets, the list goes on and on.
Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. 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- Babies: Pre-K students will learn about the growth cycle of animals and compare which animals look like their adults and which look different.
K- Weather: Students will compare the changes in weather over the past months as we collected data. We will also look at cloud coverage and its meaning.
1st- Structures and behaviors of Plants and Animals: 1st grade students will discover the structures (parts) animals have and the function (what it helps do for the animal’s survival).
2nd-How do plants and animals depend on each other: 2nd grade students will continue to learn about the ways plants help animals survive and how animals help plants survive.
3rd- Interacting forces: 3rd grade students will be exploring how things work and how they move. They will explore earth’s force of gravity as well.
4th-Impacts of natural processes: 4th grade students will discover how earth is constantly changing and how erosion and deposition change the shape of the land.
5th-Stars and the Solar System: 5th grade students will explore the solar systems and the planets and stars that make up our system and beyond.
The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.
I would like to say a special Thank you to all the families that worked so hard to help their child create a new item for the Choose to Reuse contest. The students did an amazing job and I am so proud of them. Their projects will be on display on our website and class dojo. Please take a moment and see the creative ways your children will reuse objects to help reduce the amount of garbage in our landfills. The future of the Earth is in their hands!
***NYS Science Test for students in Grade 4****
Performance test-May 24th -May 31st. Written test-June 6th