Grade Level Goals and Expectations

During Morning Work students are:

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

During Literature Based Reading students are:

* Working on comprehension strategies to help them better understand complex text

* Reading and discussing fiction and nonfiction texts

* Making connections between stories, within stories, and to their own lives

* Writing responses to literature

During Reading Centers students are:

* Cooperatively and independently working on reading, writing, and language skills

* Receiving small group instruction

* Using computers and iPads 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

During Whole Group Math students are:

* Learning Addition/Subtraction Strategies, Place Value, Money, Patterns, Fractions, Time, Measurement, Add/Subtract 3 digit Numbers, Exploring 4 digit Numbers

During Math Centers students are:

* Utilizing cooperative learning through the use of hands on math activities

* Using iPads/computers to get an interactive learning experience

* Receiving small group instruction

During Science students are:

* Learning about Scientific Method, Earth's Surface, Weather, Matter, Energy, Forces, Motion, Human Body, and Life Cycles

* Using the iPads for a more interactive look into topics

* Demonstrating their knowledge of subjects through application and writing

During Social Studies students are:

* Learning about Rules/Responsibility, Good Citizenship, History/Time, Technology, Explorers, Native Americans, Pilgrims, Maps/Globes, Presidents/Patriots, American Symbols, Florida, Inventors, Resources, Goods/Services, Money/Markets

* Using iPads to help students enhance Social Studies concepts