• STEM:   Earth Science: Rock Patterns

    Our first Unit this year will be in Earth Science. We will focus on Rock patterns and creating a Discovery Education board on the three main types of rocks: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic.


    Reading: We are using the genre of fairy tales to explore close reading of text to find evidence to support inferences and predictions.
    Writing: Our focus is on Friendly Letter writing, and  Narrative writing.
    Language:  We are working on our vocabulary skills using affixes (both prefix/suffix).



    We are working in:
    Chapter 1: Place Value , Addition & Subtraction to One Million.
    • place value relationships
    • read and write numbers
    • compare and order numbers
    • round numbers
    • rename numbers
    • add whole numbers
    • subtract whole numbers
    • comparing problems 
    Every Friday (Geometry Friday) we work on Chapter 10: Two-Dimensional Figures 
    • lines, rays, and angles
    • triangles by angles
    • triangles by sides
    • parallel & perpendicular
    • quadrilaterals
    • line symmetry
    • shape patterns 



    Scootpad: Spelling/Vocabulary-3 times/week
                      Reading Logs: 4 times/week (nightly)
    Go Math: Homework pages nightly/as needed based on class progress.  


    Reading Counts

    All students in 1st through 5th grade participate in a school-wide reading program called Reading Counts.  Students read books within their lexile range.  After completing a book, students take a Reading Counts test and receive points for receiving a score of a least 70%.  Every student is expected to reach 100 points by the end of the school year.  Student progress towards their goals are monitored and students are recognized for their accomplishments throughout the school year.

    Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)

    Curran believes in dealing with all discipline issues through PBIS.  The main focus of PBIS is to provide a clear system for expected behaviors in all school settings.  Our expectations focus on Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being Responsible.  Through PBIS, we work to create and maintain a school culture in which all school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.

    The purpose of implementing PBIS is to:                                          

    ·         Create a positive school culture

    ·         Create consistency among adults

    ·         Strengthen family and community partnerships

    ·         Reduce office discipline referrals

    ·         Identify students in need of more support

    Behaviors in and outside of class are categorized as minor or major.  Repeated minor behaviors will be reviewed by administration and/or our school counselor and parents will be notified.  Major offenses are dealt with by school administration and/or our school counselor.  Any major offenses are documented in our school data base and parents are notified.

Last Modified on August 22, 2016