Literature - We read and analyze one or two novels: The Little Prince and Holes. The students read and report on The Classic Starts Series. In addition, we read short stories, novel excerpts, and poetry.
We read non-fiction Scholastic News and common core comprehension strategies.
Grammar, Spelling, and Writing - Usage and Mechanics with an emphasis on developing paragraphs and short essays.
Students learn about scientific investigation, through lab experiments and projects, delve deeper into fundamentals of life science, chemistry, physics, earth science and STEM activities.
Problem solving strategies, Math vocabulary, Estimation, Graphing, Geometry, Fractions, Pre-algebra, Computation.
American History and Geography: American Independence, Westward expansion, Civil War, and Reconstruction.
World History and Geography: Ancient Civilizations of Egypt, Rome, and Greece; Aztec, Maya, Inca civilizations.
Keyboarding skills, Microsoft Word and Excel, Internet Research.