**Curriculum**

**Our school-wide literacy program is modeled after the research and work of Dr. Linda Dorn. She promotes the components of a "balanced literacy" model. The students will learn to read using books, poems, and small books called "guided reading books." Other quality children's literature will also be used. We will be working on learning to write daily using a writers workshop format. Students learn to spell by participating in a daily word work time. They will be encouraged to use phonics, spelling rules, and spelling patterns to spell words correctly.**

__Literacy__

__Math is also taught in a workshop format. We use a math program called__

Math

Math

*Invision*. The use of class activities, technology, practice pages, games, and math manipulatives are a big part of this program. Math topics we will study are listed below.

Addition/Subtraction Fluency

Fractions (1/2, 1/3, And 1/4)

Skip Counting

2 Digit Addition And Subtraction

2D And 3 D Shapes And Symmetry

Measurement

Counting Money To $1

Telling Time To The Nearest 5 Minutes

Graphing

**Themes are used to integrate literacy, math, science and social studies. Here is a list of some of the themes we will be studying.**

__Content Workshop__

Map Skills

Continents/Oceans

Landforms

Native Americans

Government (Making Laws)

Rocks And Soil

Scientific Inquiry (Tools And Process)

Matter And Energy

Sound

Force And Motion

Lifecycles