The reading curriculum provides diverse educational experiences, including a new series that incorporates authentic literature and integrated spelling and skills reinforcement. Students will also work with a variety of novel-based engagements. Culminating activities often include projects, written assessments, and/or tests. The reading curriculum is closely aligned with other subject areas.
Students are taught the practical applications of mathematics of everyday life. The mathematical strands that are addressed are: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Double Division. These skills are practiced within the units of decimals, fractions, and whole numbers. Problem solving is focused on the areas of measurement, geometry, and graphing.
Students explore the scientific method by observing, making predictions, experimenting, analyzing, and recording data. Students learn about ecology, energy, Earth’s resources, healthy living, and living things. Field studies include: a 2 ½ day outdoor education experience where students explore the world outside the classroom. Health topics include first aid, nutrition, lungs, bones, muscles, and the nervous system.
Social Studies themes include: Cultural Universals, Geography, Map Skills, Fertile Crescent, Ancient China, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Ancient Rome.