Science & Social Studies will be primarily taught interchangeably this year. We are beginning with our focus on Ecosystems. The children have already engaged in some thorough discussions on what constitutes living versus nonliving. They took a Nature Walk around Heathcote that allowed them to make some observations of living organisms in their home environment. We created a list of living things versus non-living things and based off of our lists we created a definition of what living and non-living means to us. From this, the students will be undertaking some various experiments which include creating a terrarium that allows them to observe an Ecosystem at work.
The following units will be explored within science as well as social studies and when we approach each unit you will be able to read the descriptions of expectations within each unit of study.
Rocks & Minerals
Current Events ** (This is gone further into detail on the current events page located on my sidebar)
**We will be beginning our units of study with an inquiry based approach to learning. The children will be formulating questions they have related to each topic that will help steer our instruction towards answering the essential questions of each unit.