Children Just Like Me: 1st Grade CEU (Selection process will begin in January.)
Did you know that when young children in the Dominican Republic lose a baby tooth, they throw the tooth on the roof so that a mouse will find it and bring them a new one? Did you know that the people of Ndebele decorate the outside of their houses rather than the inside to tell their family history? Families pass down cultural traditions to their children through music, art, celebrations, foods, and literature. During this unit, students will explore the similarities and differences between themselves and children around the world.
Archaeologists Really Dig It: 2nd Grade CEU
This year, all students will take part in this exciting CEU! Mrs. Walker will make several visits to each homeroom to implement this class. How do we know about people and places of the past? Archaeology is a relatively new field in science and became popular in the last century when archaeologists began digging through the layers of the ancient Egyptian empire. Archaeologists are scientists who dig into the layers of the Earth systematically to discover what secrets remain from past cultures. During this unit, students examine the tools and processes of the archaeologist and use their best detective skills to recover, document, and analyze artifacts.
World Cultures: Where in the World is Cinderella?: 2nd Grade CEU
What is it about the story of Cinderella that has inspired hundreds of versions representing nearly every culture in the world? Literature is often a window into the values and customs of a culture and these values are passed down from generation to generation through storytelling. Students have the opportunity to study many different cultures through this fairy tale.
Weather Watchers: Weather and Climate: 3rd Grade CEU
How do scientists gather data, use it to predict weather, and create solutions to weather related hazards? We will peer into the life of a meteorologist as we answer questions such as "What is the relationship between temperature and location?" "What do clouds and cloud cover indicate about current and future weather?" "What are the characteristics of extreme weather?" We will use our creativity to imagine what it would be like to be a cloud or even a storm and use advanced level research, reading, writing and thinking skills as we study the exciting world of weather.
Immigration: 3rd Grade CEU
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Waves: 4th Grade CEU
What do you think when you hear the word waves? Most people would say the ocean. In this interdisciplinary unit that extends the 4th grade science curriculum students will delve into the patterns and models of sound waves. They will utilize reverse engineering to discover how waves affect pitch, frequency, amplitude, and so much more. Students will also enter the world of communication waves and how that affects our modern day technology.
Civilizations: 4th Grade CEU
Civilizations is an interdisciplinary unit extending beyond the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy. The unit uses advanced level reading, writing, and discussion skills to explore the concept of what makes a successful advanced civilization.
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In this unit students will explore events, leaders and issues of the revolutionary war era. They will discuss how we determine "authenticity" and how it is relevant to writers of historical fiction. Students will do this while reading the classic novel, Johnny Tremain.