English Language: We have an individualized reading program and weekly spelling tests. Together we read aloud many picture books and two chapter books, the heartwarming classics Charlotte’s Web and Mr. Popper’s Penguins.
Math: We identify, classify and sort common 2-D and 3-D shapes. Then, we use marshmallows and toothpicks to create those 2-D and 3-D shapes.
Science: We investigate the characteristics of living beings. Then, we make popcorn and explore our 5 senses.
Social Studies: In our “Paper Bag Building Project” each student researches an essential community building or feature, and models a paper bag to represent that community building or feature. All of the paper bags are assembled to build a classroom community model. This helps students understand the needs of communities and tangible mapping skills.
Art: We learn about several famous artists and create work inspired by them. We draw a picture under our desks to pretend like we are painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel like Michelangelo.
Gym: We are introduced to games like basketball, floor hockey, soccer, and T-Ball.