Session Report Objectives

Session Report Objectives (4/5 Lab)

Language Arts (4th and 5th Grade Loops)

Reading and Literature

  • Student demonstrates the ability to read, discuss, and write about classical and contemporary literature, including poetry.
  • Student applies various reading strategies (e.g., prediction, cause and effect, summaries) to gain enjoyment and appreciation of literature.
  • Student can describe story elements (plot, character, setting, etc.) and relate universal themes and experiences to student’s own life.
  • Student applies skills and strategies to comprehend non-fiction and academic texts.

Writing

  • Student purposefully chooses writing forms appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Student communicates information, ideas, and messages in an organized and expressive manner, including poetry, sayings, and phrases.

Spelling

  • Student understands and applies spelling conventions of the English language when writing and speaking.
  • Student uses a dictionary, thesaurus, and other resources as needed.

Grammar

  • Student understands and applies grammar conventions of the English language when writing and speaking, using classroom, library, and internet resources as needed.

Vocabulary

  • Student expands vocabulary and applies it while reading, writing, and speaking.

Listening and Speaking

  • Student demonstrates listening skills necessary for proper comprehension of oral communication.
  • Student identifies the main idea of oral communications.
  • Student forms critical opinions about a speech.

Research

  • Student can formulate a question on a topic of interest and conduct an investigation that attempts to answer the question.
  • Student selects appropriate articles, documents, pamphlets, books, or other resources, including online resources, to support an investigation.

Math (all Math Levels)

Daily Work

  • Student accurately completes daily work, which includes homework and other assignments completed in class.

Conceptual Understanding and Skills

  • Student demonstrates understanding of the concepts of this math level, including concepts in number sense, math operations, algebraic relationships, data relationships, and geometry.

Fact Recall/Speed

  • Student demonstrates accuracy and automaticity in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, and decimals.
  • Level of fact knowledge varies with math level (4, 5, or Course 1).

Cooperative Groups and Individual Task Assignments

  • Student demonstrates problem-solving skills through the completion of math investigations, exemplars, and real-world math problems.

History/Geography (4th grade loop, Semester 1)

Geography

  • Student demonstrates knowledge of map skills.

American Revolution

  • Student understands the causes, conflicts, and provocations that led up to the American Revolution.
  • Student comprehends the main events, major figures, and consequences of the Revolutionary War.

U.S. Constitution, Early Presidents and Reformers, and American Symbols

  • Student understands the structure of the American Constitutional government.
  • Student comprehends how prominent people and movements influenced America prior to the Civil War.
  • Student demonstrates knowledge of American symbols.

Science (4th grade loop, Semester 1)

Scientific Process (embedded in all units)

Student understands key components of experimental design (hypothesis, data collection, etc.) and can determine whether observations support a hypothesis.

Chemistry

  • Student demonstrates knowledge of a basic atom and its components.
  • Student comprehends mass, volume, and density.
  • Student understands the basic components of solutions and concentrations.

Geology

  • Student demonstrates an understanding of the Earth’s layers.
  • Student demonstrates knowledge of the characteristics of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
  • Student comprehends patterns of movement in the Earth’s tectonic plates.

Electricity

  • Student demonstrates knowledge of static and current electricity.
  • Student understands the basic principles of electricity and flow of electrons.
  • Student comprehends safe and unsafe electrical practices.

History/Geography (4th Grade Loop; Semester 2)

Europe in the Middle Ages

Student understands the contribution of prominent people and events during the Middle Ages.

Student comprehends the feudal system.

Student demonstrates knowledge of the cultural contributions of the Middle Ages.

China: Dynasties and Conquerors

Student understands the major geographical features of China.

Student demonstrates knowledge of Chinese culture. Student will be able to comprehend the components of five dynasties and the conquerors.

The Spread of Islam

Student understands the key events in the origin and spread of Islam.

Student demonstrates knowledge of the influence of Islam on world history today.

Early and Medieval African Kingdoms

Student demonstrates knowledge of the physical features of Africa.

Student understands how the people and events of the early and medieval African Kingdoms led to the development of a diverse continent.

Student comprehends the dynamics of the African economy.

Colorado

Student demonstrates knowledge of the geographical features of the State of Colorado.

Student recognizes the symbols of the State of Colorado and describes how they represent Colorado’s history and environment.

Student understands why various groups came to Colorado.

Science (4th Grade Loop; Semester 2)

Scientific Process

Student understands key components of experimental design (hypothesis, data collection, etc.) and determines whether observations support a hypothesis.

Human Body: Circulatory and Respiratory Systems and Health

Student understands the major components of the circulatory and respiratory systems.

Student demonstrates knowledge of the functions of the circulatory and respiratory systems.

Student understands the effects of personal choices in maintaining healthy cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Student (4th grade) understands the basic components of a healthy diet, fitness, and mental health. Student (5th grade) understands changes

associated with puberty and age-appropriate aspects of human development.

Meteorology

Student demonstrates an understanding of basic meteorological concepts.

Student comprehends the technology associated with weather forecasting and will understand weather maps.

Student understands the water cycle, types of clouds, and precipitation.

Student demonstrates an understanding of Earth's atmospheric layers and the movement of air.

Geography/History (5th Grade Loop)

Spatial Sense (all year)

  • Student demonstrates map reading skills (longitude, latitude, coordinates, etc.) and basic geographic terms (climate zones, time zones, etc.)

World Lakes (all year)

  • Student can identify great lakes of the world.

U.S. States and Capitals (Semester 1)

  • Student demonstrates knowledge of the fifty states and capitals and regions of the U.S.

Economics (Young AmeriTowne Lessons in Free Enterprise) (Semester 1)

  • Student demonstrates knowledge of banking, budgeting, investments, job skills, and the free enterprise system.

Westward Expansion Before and After the Civil War (Semester 1 and 2)

  • Student recognizes physical features of the West.
  • Student understands the contributions of prominent people and events of this time period.
  • Student comprehends the motivations for and consequences of Westward Expansion before and after the Civil War.

The Civil War: Causes, Conflicts, Consequences (Semester 1 and 2)

  • Student recognizes the events and causes leading up to the Civil War.
  • Student comprehends the significance of prominent people and events during the Civil War.
  • Student understands the Reconstruction period in the South following the Civil War.

Native American Cultures and Conflicts (Semester 2)

  • Student can identify regional cultures (e.g., Plains, Pacific Northwest, and Great Basin Native Americans).
  • Student understands American government policies and major conflicts (e.g., Sand Creek Massacre, Little Big Horn, etc.)

Mesoamerican Civilizations (Semester 2)

  • Student recognizes physical features of Mesoamerica.
  • Student understands the contributions of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca cultures.
  • Student comprehends the impact of the Spanish Conquerors on the Mesoamerican civilizations.

European Exploration (Semester 2)

  • Student understands the motivations of European exploration.
  • Student recognizes the effects of European exploration, trade, and colonization.

Renaissance and Reformation (Semester 2)

  • Student understands the importance of prominent people and events during the Renaissance and Reformation.
  • Student recognizes the cultural contributions of the Renaissance.
  • Student comprehends the impact of the Reformation on European culture.

Science (5th Grade Loop)

Scientific Process (embedded in all units) (all year)

  • Student understands key components of experimental design (hypothesis, data collection, etc.) and determines whether observations support a hypothesis.

Classifying Living Things (Semester 1)

  • Student demonstrates knowledge of the different kingdoms and how living things are grouped.

Plant Structures and Processes (Semester 1)

  • Student recognizes the differences between vascular and non-vascular plants.
  • Student understands the important process of photosynthesis.
  • Student demonstrates knowledge of the different methods of plant reproduction.

Cells: Structures and Processes (Semester 2)

  • Student recognizes the differences between plant and animal cells.
  • Student understands different cell structures and processes.

Chemistry: Matter and Change (Semester 2)

  • Student recognizes the components of atoms, molecules, and compounds.
  • Student understands the organization of the periodic table and its elements.
  • Student demonstrates knowledge of physical and chemical changes.

Life Cycles and Reproduction (Semester 2)

  • Student demonstrates knowledge of the life cycle of various organisms.

The Human Body (Semester 2)

  • Student recognizes the major components of the endocrine system.
  • Student understands the functions of the endocrine system.