Welcome back to what will be an exciting 2018-2019 school year! I am the 2/3/4th grade teacher here at the Washington School for the Deaf. I will be teaching Math, Social Studies, and Science this year. Stephanie teaches reading, writing and ASL. Stephanie and I rotate groups after lunch each day. One group is called the Bears, and the other groups is called the Foxes. I teach the Bears in the morning and the Foxes in the afternoon.
Science: We will be using FOSS kits for Science. The topics and schedule for the FOSS curriculum are listed below:
Fall Unit – Beyond Weather & Climate / Soils, Rocks, and Landforms
Winter Unit – Structure of Life / Environments
Spring Unit – Forces and Interactions / Waves & Energy
Children are naturally curious about the everyday phenomena they encounter daily. Children also ask questions- lots of questions! Asking questions one way children learn. We will be using student-directed inquiry in our science classroom to guide student learning this year.
Our class will be learning about our state’s history and geography around the world. Your child will develop an emerging understanding of civics, economics, geography, and history to the local community and how it is connected to others around the world.