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2013-2014 school year

MAY/JUNE 2014
Students learn how to prevent and treat common summer complaints, and answer questions about a short article on a possible sun-protection chemical in broccoli.
MAY/JUNE 2014
Students learn about the history behind our national anthem and read a timeline of the American flag.
MAY/JUNE 2014
Students learn about fireflies and other bioluminescent creatures and read a firefly life cycle to answer questions.
MAY/JUNE 2014
Students learn about the invasive lionfish and read a chart with three other invasive species.
APRIL 2014
Students read about a man who cleans trash from rivers and learn ways to help the environment.
APRIL 2014
Students learn about coast redwood trees, and use a fact card to answer questions.
APRIL 2014
Students learn about efforts to keep animals such as bears safe near roads and read an animal-crossing chart.
APRIL 2014
Students learn about the unusual life cycle of the spadefoot toad, and read a diagram of this odd toad.
MARCH 2014
Students learn about how clouds form and read a chart of different types of clouds.
MARCH 2014
Students learn about life in Ireland and read a map of the country.
MARCH 2014
Students learn how cassowaries help their rainforest habitat and study the life cycle of a cassowary.
MARCH 2014
Students learn five facts about Dr. Seuss and write the titles of six of his books in alphabetical order.
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.
FEBRUARY 2014
Students learn about George Washington’s boat trip across the Delaware River and use a timeline about his life to answer questions.
FEBRUARY 2014
Students read about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad, and answer questions.
JANUARY 2014
Students learn about Chinese New Year and answer questions about the steps of the lion dance.
JANUARY 2014
Students learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and read a passage to answer questions about the memorial to him in Washington, D.C.
JANUARY 2014
Students learn about unusual ice structures and read a graph showing the length of icicles in an icicle castle.
JANUARY 2014
Students learn about spy cams designed to look like penguins and read a map showing where different species of penguins live.
 
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 scientists studying bear cubs and read a bar graph showing the weights of five cubs.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
Students learn about turkeys and read a graph showing the sizes of different birds’ eggs.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
Students learn about Veterans Day parades and read a map showing a parade route.
OCTOBER 2013
Students learn about newly discovered nocturnal animals, and read a graph about these night crawlers.
OCTOBER 2013
Students read about fall in the city, suburbs, and country, and use a map to answer questions.
OCTOBER 2013
Students learn about Christopher Columbus’s diary of his journey, and read a diagram of his ship the Santa Maria.
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 migrating animals and read a map showing the migration paths of Canada geese and humpback whales.
SEPTEMBER 2013
Students learn about the growth cycle of a leaf and other changes that occur in autumn.
SEPTEMBER 2013
Students learn about the United States Constitution and read an article on the document to answer multiple-choice questions.
SEPTEMBER 2013
Students read about characteristics of good citizens in several kinds of communities, and use a word bank to complete citizenship rhymes.
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2012-2013 school year

MAY/JUNE 2013
Students learn about how animals stay safe in the summer and read a chart showing how three animals deal with heat.
MAY/JUNE 2013
Students learn about the Grand Canyon and the legend of Paul Bunyan, and then compare the two texts.
MAY/JUNE 2013
Students read about scientists trying to film this mysterious sea creature, and read a diagram of a giant squid.
MAY/JUNE 2013
Students learn about authors Juliana, Isabella, and Craig Hatkoff and read a timeline showing some of their books.
APRIL 2013
Students learn about how a honeybee hive works and read about a bee’s life cycle to answer multiple-choice questions.
APRIL 2013
Students learn about clean energy and read a diagram showing how a wind turbine makes electricity.
APRIL 2013
Students learn about endangered animals that have made a comeback, and read a map of gray wolf populations.
APRIL 2013
Students read about solving problems peacefully and use a problem-solving dictionary to complete sentences about conflict resolution.
MARCH 2013
Students learn about Tim Samaras, a storm chaser, and read a flowchart showing how lightning strikes.
MARCH 2013
Students learn about the life cycle of salmon and read a food web showing what salmon eat and what eats them.
MARCH 2013
Students learn about plants that survive in difficult conditions and read a bar graph showing the number of flies eaten by a Venus flytrap.
MARCH 2013
Students read about Dr. Seuss and answer multiple-choice questions about the article.
FEBRUARY 2013
Students learn answer riddles to match Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln to the kind of hats they wore and read a map of the United States.
FEBRUARY 2013
Students learn about shark teeth and human teeth, and read a bar graph showing how many teeth different animals have.
FEBRUARY 2013
Students read a mini book about Chinese New Year and answer multiple-choice questions.
FEBRUARY 2013
Students read about civil rights pioneer Ruby Bridges and answer multiple-choice questions.
JANUARY 2013
Students read a timeline 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 and its lawn.
JANUARY 2013
Students read articles about ice.
JANUARY 2013
Students learn about a census of emperor penguins and read a chart comparing two animals from Antarctica.
NOV/DEC 2012
Students read about giving gifts and helping others for the winter holidays.
NOV/DEC 2012
Create a mini book about animal homes.
NOV/DEC 2012
Students learn about pilgrims and Wampanoags, and read a chart about their traditions.
NOV/DEC 2012
Students read articles about voting and the presidential election.
OCTOBER 2012
Students read about adaptations of nocturnal animals.
OCTOBER 2012
Students read articles about animals in the autumn.
OCTOBER 2012
Students learn about how firefighters fight wildfires.
OCTOBER 2012
Create a mini book about Christopher Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
SEPTEMBER 2012
Learn about the United States Constitution.
SEPTEMBER 2012
Create a mini book about good manners.
SEPTEMBER 2012
Read the latest news on schools around the world.
SEPTEMBER 2012
Read a map and learn about the migration of monarch butterflies.

2011-2012 school year

MAY/JUNE 2012
Read three articles about the Summer Olympics.
MAY/JUNE 2012
Read a diagram of a coral reef.
MAY/JUNE 2012
Read stories about summer safety rules.
MAY/JUNE 2012
Read an article about American landmarks.
APRIL 2012
Create a mini book about trees and fill in a chart about the features of a tree.
APRIL 2012
Read a water-cycle diagram.
APRIL 2012
Read about three new kinds of energy that could power cars and study a diagram of a solar car.
APRIL 2012
Read about insects that use camouflage and study diagrams of an ant and a spider.
MARCH 2012
Read articles and look at diagrams to learn about different kinds of plants.
MARCH 2012
Students read an article and a diagram describing the life cycle of a sea turtle.
MARCH 2012
Read about the Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters and identify character traits.
MARCH 2012
Read articles and look at photos to learn about wind.
FEBRUARY 2012
Read a play about ways to stop bullying.
FEBRUARY 2012
Read 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 harp seals 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 to learn the answers to Thanksgiving questions.
NOV-DEC 2011
Read a play to learn Pilgrim facts and vocabulary.
NOV-DEC 2011
Read a diagram to learn about animals’ defenses.
NOV-DEC 2011
Read news stories about soldiers who protect our country.
OCTOBER 2011
Read a mini book to ask and answer questions about autumn animals.
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 diagram to learn about the forest habitat.
SEPTEMBER 2011
Students read a mini book to compare and contrast summer and fall.
SEPTEMBER 2011
Students read a play about school manners.
SEPTEMBER 2011
Students read news stories about school safety