In math we are currently classify and sorting two and three dimensional figures, including cones, cylinders, spheres, triangular and rectangular prisms, and cubes, based on attributes using formal geometric language; and using attributes to recognize rhombuses, parallelograms, trapezoids, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.
In science we are currently identifying forces that can change the Earth’s surface rapidly, including how volcanic eruptions and earthquakes can cause rapid changes on Earth’s surface such as creating new land, making cracks in the crust, or changing landforms, and also how landslides can cause rapid change to Earth’s surface such as rocks and debris falling from a rock face.
In social studies we are currently identifying and comparing how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment in which they live such as deserts, mountains, wetlands, and plains; and identifying and comparing the human characteristics of various regions.
In reading we are currently learning to understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the varied structural patterns and features of literary nonfiction and respond by providing evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to explain the difference in point of view between a biography and autobiography.
In writing we are currently writing expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to write letters whose language is tailored to the audience and purpose (e.g., a thank you note to a friend) and that use appropriate conventions (e.g., date, salutation, closing).