Academics

ELA Curriculum Focus
Q1
Main Idea
Theme & Characterization
Compare/Contrast
Figurative Language
Personal Narrative Writing
Friendly Letter Writing
Parts of Speech
Sentence Structure
MSL
Q2
Main Idea
Theme & Characterization
Cause & Effect
Sequence
Problem & Solution
How-To Writing
Expository Writing
Parts of Speech
Punctuation
MSL
Q3
Main Idea
Theme & Characterization
Poetry
Sequence
Poetry Writing
Research Writing
Folktale Writing
Parts of Speech
Punctuation
MSL
Q4
Main Idea
Theme & Characterization
Cause & Effect
Problem & Solution
Expository Writing
Opinion Writing
Parts of Speech
Punctuation
MSL
 
 
 
 
Math Curriculum Focus
Q1
Place Value
Approximation
Factors
Multiples
Addition & Subtraction - standard algorithm
Problem Solving
Q2
Patterns & Functions
Multiplication strategies
Division strategies
Measurement
Problem Solving
Q3
Equivalent Fractions
Addition & Subtraction of fractions
Conversion of fractions & mixed numbers
Fraction & whole number multiplication
Fractions and Decimals
Q4
Area
Perimeter
Perpendicular and Parallel lines
Rectanges and Triangles
Symmetry
Angles
 
 
 
 
Science Curriculum Focus
Q1
Slow Processes 
Fast Processes
Earth, Sun, & Moon
Gravity
Q2
Animal Cells
Plant Cells
Food Chain/Web
Adaptations
Q3
Fossils
Native/Endemic animal research
Q4
Matter
Mixtures & Solutions
Chemical and physical changes
Electricity
 
 
Important assessment dates:
 
*Q2
11/17 & 11/18 - Performance Task administration
11/16 - ELA Interim block assessment administration
11/17 - Math Interim block assessment administration
11/23 - HSA #1
 
*Q3
1/9 & 1/10 - Performance Task administration
*2/15 - HSA #2
 
*Q4
4/18 to 5/5 SBA administration
5/17 - HSA #3