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Student will learn and review the basics of playing a recorder. They will review note names on the staff, orchestra families and instruments. Students will use face to face lessons, online video lessons, small group activities and iPad apps to review in class and at home three simple songs.

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Students will learn how sound travels through different materials. They will be involved in activities to explore how they can create sounds using different materials. They will be involved in activities to experience pitch and volume and how you can create different pitch and volume using different materials. They will design an instrument using recycled materials.

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Students will learn how to engage in a robotics club.  Students will work in teams to design and build a robot to complete a series of given tasks.  Students will also learn how to program a robot to perform certain functions.

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In this unit, students will choose a culture from somewhere in the world to research and present. Students will be expected to gather information from a variety of sources and note that information down. Students will then choose a medium for presenting their information in a Seesaw video and in-person to community members.

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In this unit, students will learn about how places in a community tell us about the people who live and work there. Experiences in this unit include a walking field trip to a local shopping area. Students will create maps, inquire about communities, and express opinions about important parts of our community.

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In this lesson, students will learn about plot structure in fiction text pieces as well as the vocabulary words associated with plot. They will be able to identify the different types of character conflicts as well.

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During this three week unit, students practice and apply research skills while completing a project on a woman of their choice. Ideally, this project is taught around March, which is Women’s History Month. Summative assessments for this unit include the completed project and an annotated bibliography.

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In this three week unit, students will practice skills related to argumentative writing. They will ultimately write an argumentative/persuasive letter to the school board regarding school safety policy.

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In this unit, students will review names of shapes and positional words. They will also identify shapes as they appear in the environment. This is an adaptation to Kindergarten Everyday Math lessons 5-4 and 5-5.

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