What We Are Learning!

    "Unit 2: Animals"

Using a variety of literature and informational books, students will:

  • Identify the main topic and retell key details in a text.
  • Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of the central message or lesson.
  • Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story.
  • Describe connections they can make with the text.
  • Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information.
  • Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text. 
  • Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
  • Identify basic similarities in and differences between two books on the same topic.
  • Be introduced to new academic vocabulary.
  • Participate in phonological awareness activities daily. 

Students will continue to read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.



Students will count to 50, starting at any number less than 50. In this range, they should be able to read and write numerals and represent a number of objects with a written number.  Use addition and subtraction problems within 10 to solve problems involving adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart and comparing with unknowns in all positions; students will learn how to write equations with a symbol for the unknown number. Students will be introduced to the varies counting strategies related to addition and subtraction (for example: counting on 2 to add 2).



Students will write opinion pieces. Students will write informative pieces.  With help from adults, students will focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed. With guidance from adults, students will use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing. 

Students will use geographic tools to identify characteristic of various landforms and bodies of water. Explain how people use natural resources in the community.                                                                       


Students will be learning about forces and motion (push and pull, magnets, balance). Students will study differences in the day and night sky. Students will learn to recognize the observable changes in the Moon's appearance from day to day.