We will be piloting 2 different reading series this year. We will also be incorporating the Daily Five into our Language Arts blocks. The Daily Five is a structure for Language Arts that encourages student choice and independence which leads to a high level of student engagement and motivation. We will also be using novel studies throughout the year. We will be using “Words Their Way” which focuses on spelling patterns rather than memorized lists of spelling words.
We will be using “GO Math” as the framework for our math instruction. We will be supplementing with units from the UCI math project, Engage NY, and Factswise. Our math instruction will emphasis learning strategies to help with problem solving. Knowledge of the basic multiplication and division facts is very important this year. We will be using a program called Factswise to help each student learn their facts through a weekly goal and personal assessment.