Current Assignments
August is a month for teachers and students to get to know each other and to practice routines and procedures for the classroom.  August is also our target month for completing the testing that is necessary to place students in the appropriate reading and spelling groups.  We also take the SRI and Benchmark 1 for both Math and Language Arts. We expect to place children in groups for Reading and Spelling on August 24th. 

The following concepts will be taught and assessed during the month of August:   

Social Studies: Students will are understanding that geography has many different geography terms, and zooming in to where our school is. This is a lesson that sets up their learning on our Missouri geographical features.

Students will: 

  • Understand the meaning and relationship of the geography terms planet, continent, country, state, city, and street
  • Locate Earth, North America, the United States, and their state and city on appropriate maps.
  • Create a layered book illustrating the progression, in terms of scope, of planet, continent, country, state, city, street, and one's home in terms of largest to smallest.
  • Present their book to a classmate to demonstrate their learning

English Language Arts (Non-Fiction): Students will learning the differences between what a nonfiction and fiction text are. They will also understand and use the nonfiction text features on different types of text. Then, we will move into text structures such as compare and contrast between what life is like today, to life during the pioneer days.