Taylor Seidel

Taylor SeidelWelcome 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.




Math:  This year, your child will work on developing an understanding of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones; extending understanding of base-ten notation; building fluency with addition and subtraction; using standard units of measure; developing understanding of multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; and developing understanding of fractions. Developing number sense in order to deepen student mathematical thinking is the overarching goal in math this year.

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.

Social Studies:

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.