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2013-2014 school year

MAY/JUNE 2014
Students read about the ways dolphins cooperate, and identify nonfiction text features in a short article about a boat that moves like a dolphin.
MAY/JUNE 2014
Students learn about the American flag and read rules for how to treat the American flag.
MAY/JUNE 2014
Students learn about fireflies and other bioluminescent creatures, and use a firefly life cycle to answer questions.
MAY/JUNE 2014
Students read about the sun and how it helps living things on Earth.
APRIL 2014
Students learn how a sunflower changes through the seasons, and read a graph showing a sunflower's height over time.
APRIL 2014
Students read about butterflies that drink animals' tears and use a chart to answer questions about different types of butterflies.
APRIL 2014
Students read about efforts to protect piping plover chicks, and use a map of the plover's summer and winter habitats to answer questions.
APRIL 2014
Students read about a man who cleans trash from rivers and learn ways to help the environment.
MARCH 2014
Students read about how people can help animals with roads in their habitats and use a chart to answer questions about four different habitats.
MARCH 2014
Students read about things that blow in the wind and solve four kite riddles.
MARCH 2014
Students read about what happens in the soil in spring.
MARCH 2014
Students read about how Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat and fill in letters to complete pairs of rhyming words.
FEBRUARY 2014
Students learn how toothpaste is manufactured and read a graph of toothbrush colors.
FEBRUARY 2014
Students learn about Olympic ice skater Evan Lysacek and read a graph showing U.S. Olympic medals in three sports.
FEBRUARY 2014
Students learn about jobs President George Washington performed in his life and study an article about Washington’s teeth to answer questions.
FEBRUARY 2014
Students learn about Ruby Bridges, who integrated a school in first grade, and respond to questions about Ruby’s life today.
JANUARY 2014
Students learn about an ice festival held in China and identify whether pictures show a solid, a liquid, or a gas.
JANUARY 2014
Students learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and read a timeline about his life.
JANUARY 2014
Students learn about author Mo Willems and write titles of six of his books in alphabetical order.
JANUARY 2014
Students learn about robots designed to look like penguins and read a graph showing different sizes of penguins.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
Students learn about economics relating to buying a gift, and identify whether certain gifts are goods or services.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
Students learn about how animals prepare for winter and read a flow chart of a bear’s behavior through the seasons.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
Students learn about turkeys, and read diagrams of a poult and an adult turkey.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
Students learn about Veterans Day parades and read a map showing a parade route.
OCTOBER 2013
Students learn about bats’ five senses and read a diagram of a bat.
OCTOBER 2013
Students learn about pumpkins, and read a graph about different kinds.
OCTOBER 2013
Students learn about Christopher Columbus’s diary of his journey, and read a map that shows the start and end of his ocean crossing.
OCTOBER 2013
Students compare modern firefighters with those of long ago and look at a timeline of firefighters over the years.
SEPTEMBER 2013
Students learn about landforms in the United States and select the right adjective to describe each landform.
SEPTEMBER 2013
Students learn about the life cycle of apples.
SEPTEMBER 2013
Students learn about important first-grade work habits and identify school supplies in their own classrooms.
SEPTEMBER 2013
Students learn about how to be good classroom citizens and follow directions to draw a path through a community.
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2012-2013 school year

MAY/JUNE 2013
Students learn about how animals protect themselves from the sun and read about the science of sunburns.
MAY/JUNE 2013
Students learn about the legend of Betsy Ross and read a timeline about the United States flag.
MAY/JUNE 2013
Students learn about a mysterious eyeball that washed onto a beach in Florida and read a diagram of a swordfish.
MAY/JUNE 2013
Students learn about authors Juliana, Isabella, and Craig Hatkoff and read about four of their nonfiction books.
APRIL 2013
Students learn about how insects eat, and read a diagram of a butterfly.
APRIL 2013
Students learn about where trash goes and read a chart of things that can be recycled.
APRIL 2013
Students learn how plants grow and read a glossary of plant words.
APRIL 2013
Students learn about animals that hatch from eggs, and read about the life cycle of a frog.
MARCH 2013
Students learn what wind and rain can do answer questions using a weather glossary.
MARCH 2013
Students learn about swamp animals in spring and study a diagram of a spring peeper frog.
MARCH 2013
Students learn about Ireland and read a map of the country.
MARCH 2013
Students learn about Dr. Seuss’s writing process and use a word bank to complete a Dr. Seuss poem.
FEBRUARY 2013
Students read a mini book about presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and use a chart to answer questions about coins.
FEBRUARY 2013
Students learn about animal coloration and read a graph about red animals at a zoo.
FEBRUARY 2013
Students learn about dental health and study a diagram of a tooth to answer questions.
FEBRUARY 2013
Students read a diagram of a groundhog burrow and learn about the legend of Groundhog Day.
JANUARY 2013
Students read a mini book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and then put events from his life in order.
JANUARY 2013
Students learn about President Barack Obama and read a map of the White House.
JANUARY 2013
Students read about snow and follow directions on a map.
JANUARY 2013
Students learn about emperor penguins and read a chart about types of penguins.
NOV/DEC 2012
Students read about lights used to celebrate the winter holidays.
NOV/DEC 2012
Students read a mini book about animals in the winter.
NOV/DEC 2012
Students learn about pilgrims and Wampanoags, and create a pilgrim harvest graph.
NOV/DEC 2012
Students learn how voting works and read a chart with facts about the presidential candidates.
OCTOBER 2012
Students learn how nocturnal animals like owls hunt for food.
OCTOBER 2012
Students read a mini book about pumpkins and practice the letter P, A, T, C, and H.
OCTOBER 2012
Students practice reading while learning about fire safety and what firefighters do on the job.
OCTOBER 2012
Students learn about Christopher Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
SEPTEMBER 2012
Students read a mini book comparing school long ago with school today.
SEPTEMBER 2012
Students learn how apples get from the farm to the store.
SEPTEMBER 2012
Students learn about four ways to make new friends at school.
SEPTEMBER 2012
Students learn rules to follow at school.

2011-2012 school year

MAY/JUNE 2012
Read a mini book about ocean animals and their babies.
MAY/JUNE 2012
Students learn safety rules in three articles about summer activities.
MAY/JUNE 2012
Read an article about famous sights across America.
MAY/JUNE 2012
Read a diagram to learn about the parts of an insect.
APRIL 2012
Read a mini book about little animals in the garden.
APRIL 2012
Read a flowchart about the life cycle of a frog and study a chart about frogs from around the world.
APRIL 2012
Read an article about sea turtles endangered by plastic bags.
APRIL 2012
Find contractions in three articles about animals and spring rain.
MARCH 2012
Read articles and look at diagrams to learn about different kinds of plants.
MARCH 2012
Students read a map and learn about St. Patrick’s Day and other things that come from Ireland.
MARCH 2012
Read about the Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters and identify character traits.
MARCH 2012
Read articles about changing weather and find the main idea.
FEBRUARY 2012
Read a play about ways to stop bullying.
FEBRUARY 2012
Read a timeline about George Washington’s life.
FEBRUARY 2012
Read news stories about animal babies and zoo animal treats.
FEBRUARY 2012
Read charts and stories about animals with tusks, toothpaste, and shark teeth.
JANUARY 2012
Read a chart and glossary to learn about snow monkeys.
JANUARY 2012
Read diagrams about Chinese New Year and a dragon puppet.
JANUARY 2012
Read a play to learn about polar bears and other arctic animals.
JANUARY 2012
Read news stories about Martin Luther King Jr. and a memorial to him created in Washington, D.C.
NOV-DEC 2011
Read a mini book and play a guessing game with objects up close.
NOV-DEC 2011
Read a diagram to learn about animals that live on the forest floor.
NOV-DEC 2011
Read a play to learn Pilgrim facts and vocabulary.
NOV-DEC 2011
Read news stories about soldiers who protect our country.
OCTOBER 2011
Read a mini book to find out different uses for pumpkins.
OCTOBER 2011
Read a diagram to learn about the parts of a bat’s body.
OCTOBER 2011
Read a play about Columbus’s voyage.
OCTOBER 2011
Read news stories about firefighting heroes.
SEPTEMBER 2011
Students read a mini book to compare and contrast summer and fall.
SEPTEMBER 2011
Students read a flowchart to learn how an apple grows.
SEPTEMBER 2011
Students read a play about school manners.
SEPTEMBER 2011
Students read news stories about school safety.