August- September

Science: We are starting off the year defining "life" and looking at relationships between living things.

Math: We just completed our first mini-unit on proportional reasoning and are moving into a new unit on proportional relationships.  Students will explore proportional relationships through tables, equations, and graphs.

ELA: We are starting the year with short stories!  We are studying the elements of short stories (plot, setting, theme, etc.).  A few of the short stories we will be reading are:
    "The Dinner Party" by Mona Gardner
    "After Twenty Years" by O.Henry 
    "Rikki-tikki-tavi" by Rudyard Kipling
 Coming Up in October:  Persuasive Writing (5 paragraph essay) and The Shakespeare Stealer