Murray A. Chittick Elementary School

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Month At A Glance

 JUNE

KINDERGARTEN
  • Special Father's Day Projects
  • Diversity Day Celebration - Learning all about Antarctica
  • Science - releasing our "ladybugs" back into their natural habitat
  • Learning new math games
  • Continuing to practice all of the skills we learned all year
  • Learning to count beyond 100
  • Visiting a first grade classroom to get ready to "slide into first grade"!
  • Reading and writing poetry
FIRST GRADE
  • The first graders are LOVING finishing their first grade year off with our ABC countdown.  The last 26 days of school have been designated for activities that correspond to the letters in the alphabet.  We'll ZUMBA our way into summer before we know it!
  • During Reader's Workshop, we'll take some time to reflect on all of our reading progress.  We will also make plans for the great reading we will do this summer.
  • As writers, we are finishing up writing like scientists.  We have been questioning materials and have used our observation skills to become expert science writers.
  • During Social Studies, we will finish up our unit on jobs.  We have learned about goods and services and now have a better understanding about why people work.
SECOND GRADE
  • After studying the life cycle of Painted Lady butterflies, classes release the butterflies into nature!
  • Students are writing their fractured fairy tale stories.
  • Classes are finishing up final units in all subjects and getting ready for summer break!
THIRD GRADE
  • Studying crayfish!
  • Reading mystery books
  • Writing fracture fairy tales
FOURTH GRADE
  • Math - End of the Year math test.  Ordering decimal by how far we live from Chittick School.
  • Science - Students create their own planet
  • Social Studies - Chapter 9 Growth and Change
  • Reading - Historic Fiction Book clubs
  • Writing - Historic Fiction
 
FIFTH GRADE
  • In Math, students are working on completing their End of the Year Math tests.  Students will also be working on an end of the year board game that is based on skills and topics throughout the 5th grade year.
  • In Science, students are working on building rockets and will be ready to launch them on June 8th weather permitting.  Students are also working on a Pulleys unit this month.
  • In Health, students are working on activities that will help develop their social and emotional skills.  Students are role playing and acting out various situations which depict appropriate ways to deal with these issues.
  • Social Studies:  Students are preparing to present their oral presentations on a  figure or event of the American Revolution.  Students will practice their speaking, research, and computer skills to put on a presentation for their classmates.
  • Reading:  Students will create a booklet of their favorite book club book over the course of the year.  They will rewrite their own summary, title, and list three or four book club memories, and how these memories helped them understand the story better, and become a better reader.
  • Writing:  Students will write a memoir of a memorable moment that had a large impact in their life.  Students will celebrate their memoirs with the other students, and congratulate each other on their writing accomplishments over the course of the year.
MAY
KINDERGARTEN
  • Special Mother's Day Projects\
  • Earth Day songs, books, projects and celebrations
  • Science-Learning what metamorphosis means first hand by watching ladybug larvae turn into ladybugs
  • Learning new math games
  • To practice all of the skills we learned all year
  • Learning to count beyond 100
  • Learning how to read and make maps
  • Celebrating our published "How To Books"
FIRST
  • During Reader's Workshop, we're having a blast learning about poetry.  Later this month, we will be acting out our reading with our Reader's Theater groups.
  • As writers, we are POETS and now we KNOW IT!  We are continuing to explore different types of poetry and then are trying out various strategies on our own.
  • In Math, the first graders are exploring shapes.  We are learning about polygons and dividing into equal shares.  We made our own polygons out of play dough!
  • During Social Studies, we are beginning a new unit about the jobs that people have.  We'll find out about why people work and about our needs and wants.
SECOND GRADE
  •  Students will be finishing their Opinion Letters about Books.
  • Our class will be receiving live caterpillars and students will be studying the Life Cycle of Butterflies!!
  • Students are learning about Our Government in Social Studies.
THIRD GRADE
  •  Studying about Jamestown and how they relate to Native Americans
  •  Reading nonfiction and using sign posts to stop and think
  •  Writing literary essays
FOURTH GRADE
  • Math - Apply their knowledge of fractions, number concepts, patterns and geometry to different real-world scenarios.
  • Science - The solar system, ordering the planets, moon phases and learning the differences between solar and lunar eclipse
  • Social Studies - Civil war
  • Reading - Starting Historical fiction
  • Writing - Starting Historical fiction 
FIFTH GRADE
  •  In Math, students are working on Unit 7.  Students will also begin to gear up for the end of the Year Math Test that will happen in the beginning of June.
  • In Science, students are working on their Levers and Pulleys unit.  They are doing experiments to learn more about these simple machines.  Students will also start making their rockets to get ready for launch in June.
  • In Health, students are working on activities that will  help develop their social and emotional skills.  Students are role playing and acting our various situations which depict appropriate ways to deal with these issues.
      READING:
  •  The students will identify different Social issues in their novels.  Students will recognize how different characters react and deal with similar issues differently or similarly.  Students will also identify the perspectives that characters have on social issues.
      WRITING:
  • The students will craft a memoir using all strong writing traits.  Students will learn the characteristics of memoir, and apply these characteristics to their own memoirs.
      SOCIAL STUDIES:
  •  The students will summarize the events that led to the writing of the Declaration of Independence.  Describe the main ideas of the Declaration of Independence, the roles of the Colonial Figures in the War for Independence, and the results and strategies in the major battles of the American Revolution.
 
 
 
 
 





 

 

 
 


 



 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


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