MATH: We began the school year learning about place value and its significance with understanding whole numbers. We also focused on rounding numbers to the nearest place values, adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers, and we are currently working on multiplying and dividing whole numbers.
ELA: We learned about the text features found in nonfiction text. Then, we applied that knowledge to an informational writing on New York State. Students researched information on its geographical features, and then used nonfiction text features appropriately to write an essay.
SOCIAL STUDIES: We just concluded our unit on Geography, where we applied our informational writing in ELA to our salt dough map project. We formed New York State, added its geographical features, then labeled those features and important cities using a key. We just started our next unit on Native Americans.
RELIGION: We have discussed God’s goodness and his creations in the world. We also learned about God revealing himself as the Holy Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Most recently, we have been studying the Ten Commandments, with a current focus on Commandments 1-3.
HEALTH: This quarter, we focused on caring and compassion for others. This includes appropriately using interpersonal communication skills, along with decision-making skills to determine what will happen next in a situation. We have also been learning about the importance of mental health and will continue these discussions through the next quarter.
SCIENCE: This quarter, we discovered the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy. We explored the different types of energy caused by collisions and we are now focusing on how we use the Earth’s resources for energy.
HANDWRITING: We are learning how to write each letter in cursive. Each week, we will focus on a new letter. We also practice writing first and last names in cursive to develop a signature for the future. Along with cursive, we just started print practice to form block letters accurately.