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  • 1-Social

    September 28, 2016

    1st Grade — Social Studies Unit Themes Friendship Classroom community Changemakers and the Tapscott community Neighborhood communities Post office Food communities Approaches to Learning Read alouds Interviews Relationship with local farms Letter writing Managing school-wide postal system Maker activities Study trips

  • 2-Social

    September 28, 2016

    2nd Grade — Social Studies Reading, spelling, writing, and social studies are each taught explicitly with their own dedicated time each week. Unit Themes Map skills/geography Personal histories through the use of timelines Changemakers Biography of a special person Approaches to Learning Map reading/making Interviews Presentations Biography writing

  • 3-Social

    September 28, 2016

    3rd Grade — Social Studies Reading, spelling, writing, and social studies are each taught explicitly with their own dedicated time each week. Unit Themes Geography Bay Area Native Americans SEE (Signing Exact English) sign language The Arctic Celebrating difference and taking action Approaches to Learning Researching from primary and secondary sources Expository writing Reading and reflecting..

  • 4-Social

    September 28, 2016

    4th Grade — Social Studies Unit Themes Geography Indigenous history and culture Resistance to CA missions State government Japanese internment The California Gold Rush Approaches to Learning Mapping activities Researching and presenting Narrative and expository reading and writing Integrated technology Art history and analysis Group discussion Study trips

  • 5-Social

    September 28, 2016

    5th Grade — Social Studies Reading, writing, and social studies are taught in an integrated course called humanities. The content is guided by essential questions that inform reading material selections, study trips, research projects, and presentations. Teachers collaborate with other departments to further extend the cross-curricular nature of the humanities program, fully integrating the themes of..

  • 6-Social

    September 28, 2016

    6th Grade — Social Studies Reading, writing, and social studies are taught in an integrated course called humanities. The content is guided by essential questions that inform reading material selections, study trips, research projects, and presentations. Teachers collaborate with other departments to further extend the cross-curricular nature of the humanities program, fully integrating the themes of..

  • 7-Social

    September 28, 2016

    7th Grade — Social Studies Reading, writing, and social studies are taught in an integrated course called humanities. The content is guided by essential questions that inform reading material selections, study trips, research projects, and presentations. Teachers collaborate with other departments to further extend the cross-curricular nature of the humanities program, fully integrating the themes of..

  • 8-Social

    September 28, 2016

    8th Grade — Social Studies Reading, writing, and social studies are taught in an integrated course called humanities. The content is guided by essential questions that inform reading material selections, study trips, research projects, and presentations. Teachers collaborate with other departments to further extend the cross-curricular nature of the humanities program, fully integrating the themes of..

  • k-Social

    September 28, 2016

    Kindergarten — Social Studies Unit Themes Ourselves and others/ similarities and differences Homes and habitats Peaceful changemakers Approaches to Learning Read alouds Writing Research Hands-on projects Family presentations Study trips/presentations

  • k-Language

    September 12, 2016

    Kindergarten — Language Arts Reading and writing are taught explicitly during dedicated times each week. We use Lucy Calkins Writing and Collaborative Classroom Being a Reader throughout each grade level K-2. Reading Being a Reader Reading with print strategies and sight word power Phonological and phonemic awareness Print concepts Approaches to Learning Small groups Games..