Grade 3 objectives

***Please note that we misjudged the amount of time needed for certain math objectives. We may seem like we are behind but we do have a 6-week gap later in the year which was reserved for such occurences.***

Literacy—Part 1

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Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words (e.g., roots, suffixes, prefixes, less common vowel patterns, syllable breaks).
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text  when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials (e.g., dictionary, glossary) to confirm decoding skills, verify spelling, and extend meanings of words.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials (consistent with the student's independent reading level
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
         
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:  Realistic Fiction2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying. (e.g., reread, read ahead, ask for help, adjust reading speed, question, paraphrase, retell).2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing the text & Making Connections2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:  Author’s purpose & main idea2.06 Summarize main idea(s) from written or spoken texts using succinct language. 
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:  Mystery2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing, and making predictions 2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the: story elements and plot structure (including conflict & resolution)2.05 Draw conclusions, make generalizations, and gather support by referencing the text. 
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:  Expository Text2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying.2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing the text, asking questions &  locating information for a specific purpose2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:  fact and opinion3.03 Use text and own experiences to verify facts, concepts, and ideas.3.05 Analyze, compare and contrast printed and visual information—text features (e.g., graphs, charts, maps).
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:  Traditional Literature (fairy tales, fables, folktales, etc.)2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing the text & visualizing2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:  lesson and/or message & point of view 
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:Fantasy2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing the text2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:  cause and effect3.02 Identify and discuss similarities and differences in events, characters, concepts and ideas within and across selections and support them by referencing the text—Compare and Contrast.  
Skills to be assessed:Author’s purpose, main idea, summarizing, word studySkills to be assessed:Story elements/ plot structure, prediction, drawing conclusions, word studySkills to be assessed:Locating information for specific purpose, fact and opinion, text, features, word studySkills to be assessed:Locating information for specific purpose, lesson/message, point of view word studySkills to be assessed:Locating information for specific purpose, cause and effect, compare and contrast, word study
Writing3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Personal Narrative4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
5.04 Compose two or more paragraphs4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Nouns, pronouns, Verbs 
Writing3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Personal Narrative4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
5.04 Compose two or more paragraphs4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Adjectives & Adverbs  
Writing3.06 Conduct research for assigned and self-selected projects (with assistance) from a variety of sources4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Expository writing (e.g. short report, learning logs)4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
5.04 Compose two or more paragraphs4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Capitalization  
Writing3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Letter/note/e-mail4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Punctuation
Writing3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Imaginative Narrative4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Writing a paragraph 
            Literacy—Part 2
FebruaryMarchAprilMayJune
Objectives to be AddressedObjectives to be AddressedObjectives to be AddressedObjectives to be AddressedObjectives to be Addressed
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Decoding/Fluency1.01 Apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
1.02 Apply meanings of common prefixes and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension.
1.03 Integrate prior experiences and all sources of information in the text when reading orally and silently.
1.04 Increase sight vocabulary, reading vocabulary, and writing vocabulary
1.05 Use word reference materials.
1.06 Read independently daily from self-selected materials
4.01 Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression.
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:  Poetry2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text-Clarifying.2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing the text2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:  figurative language (e.g .simile, metaphor, imagery)2.05 Draw conclusions, make generalizations, and gather support by referencing the text.  
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:  Biography2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing the text, asking questions & locating information for a specific purpose2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:  sequence & main idea2.06 Summarize main idea(s) from written or spoken texts using succinct language.  
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:  Consumer text(directions, recipes, brochures, flyers, etc.)2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing the text, asking questions & locating information for a specific purpose2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:  fact and opinion2.07 Explain choice of reading materials congruent with purposes (e.g., solving problems, making decisions).3.04 Make informed judgments about television productions. 
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

Genre Focus:  Drama2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by:
Comprehension

2.03 Read a variety of texts

2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text- Clarifying2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, or viewing by: Setting a purpose, previewing the text
Skills to be assessed:Locating information for specific purpose, figurative language, drawing conclusions, word studySkills to be assessed:Locating information for specific purpose, sequence, main idea, word studySkills to be assessed:Locating information for specific purpose, fact and opinion, text, features, word studySkills to be assessed:End of Grade TestNA
WritingIntroduce Cursive3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Poetry4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs  
WritingContinue Cursive Instruction3.06 Conduct research for assigned and self-selected projects (with assistance) from a variety of sources4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Directions/Instructions4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Adjectives & Adverbs 
WritingContinue Cursive Instruction3.06 Conduct research for assigned and self-selected projects (with assistance) from a variety of sources4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Personal Narrative4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
5.04 Compose two or more paragraphs4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Punctuation & Capitalization 
WritingContinue Cursive Instruction3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Personal Narrative4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
5.04 Compose two or more paragraphs4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structureGrammar Focus:  Writing proper paragraphs 
WritingComplete Cursive Instruction3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes4.03 Share written and oral products in a variety of ways4.09 Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genresGenre Focus:  Personal Narrative4.04 Use planning strategies (with assistance) to generate topics and to organize ideas4.05 Identify (with assistance) the purpose, the audience, and the appropriate form for the oral or written task.
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic by using preliminary plans.
5.04 Compose two or more paragraphs4.08, 5.01-5.03, 5.05-5.08  Revise and edit document using appropriate vocabulary, word usage, spelling, and sentence structure 
        Math—Part 1
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Objectives
1.01     Develop number sense for whole numbers through 9,999.
  1. Connect model, number word, and number using a variety of representations.
  2. Build understanding of place value (ones through thousands).
  3. Compare and order.
1.02     Develop fluency with multi-digit addition and subtraction through 9,999 using:
  1. Strategies for adding and subtracting numbers and money amounts.
  2. Estimation of sums and differences in appropriate situations.
  3. Relationships between operations.
1.04     Use basic properties (identity, commutative, associative) for addition and subtraction1.06     Develop flexibility in solving problems by selecting strategies and using mental computation, estimation, calculators or computers, and paper and pencil.
1.03     Develop fluency with multiplication from 1x1 to 12x12 and division up to two-digit by one-digit numbers using:
  1. Strategies for multiplying and dividing numbers.
  2. Estimation of products and quotients in appropriate situations.
  3. Relationships between operations.
1.04     Use basic properties (identity, commutative, associative, order of operations) for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. 1.06     Develop flexibility in solving problems by selecting strategies and using mental computation, estimation, calculators or computers, and paper and pencil.
1.05     Use area or region models and set models of fractions to explore part-whole relationships.
  1. Represent fractions concretely and symbolically (halves, fourths, thirds, sixths, eighths).
  2. Compare and order fractions (halves, fourths, thirds, sixths, eighths) using models and benchmark numbers (zero, one-half, one); describe comparisons.
  3. Model and describe common equivalents, especially relationships among halves, fourths, and eighths, and thirds and sixths.
  4. Understand that the fractional relationships that occur between zero and one also occur between every two consecutive whole numbers.
  5. Understand and use mixed numbers and their equivalent fraction forms.
1.06     Develop flexibility in solving problems by selecting strategies and using mental computation, estimation, calculators or computers, and paper and pencil.
5.01     Describe and extend numeric and geometric patterns.

5.02     Extend and find missing terms of repeating and growing patterns.

5.03     Use symbols to represent unknown quantities in number sentences.

5.04     Find the value of the unknown in a number sentence.
2.01     Solve problems using measurement concepts and procedures involving:
  1. Elapsed time.
  2. Equivalent measures within the same measurement system.
2.02     Estimate and measure using appropriate units.
  1. Capacity (cups, pints, quarts, gallons, liters).
  2. Length (miles, kilometers)
  3. Mass (ounces, pounds, grams, kilograms).
  4. Temperature (Fahrenheit, Celsius).
 
Skills to be assessed in word problem formatPlace value/ models, compare/order numbers, addition, subtraction,  estimation, & number propertiesSkills to be assessed in word problem formatMultiplication, division, estimation, & number propertiesSkills to be assessed in word problem formatRepresenting fractions, compare/order fractions, equivalent fractions, fractions on a number line,  mixed numbers/improper fractionsSkills to be assessed in word problem formatUnknowns, identifying and extending geometric and number patterns, using symbols to represent unknowns Skills to be assessed in word problem formatTelling time to the nearest minute, elapsed time, length, capacity, temperature, & mass in both the standard and metric systems
         Math—Part 2
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3.01     Use appropriate vocabulary to compare, describe, and classify two- and three-dimensional figures.

3.02     Use a rectangular coordinate system to solve problems.
  1. Graph and identify points with whole number and/or letter coordinates.
  2. Describe the path between given points on the plane.
 
4.01     Collect, organize, analyze, and display data (including circle graphs and tables) to solve problems.

4.02     Determine the number of permutations and combinations of up to three items.

4.03     Solve probability problems using permutations and combinations.
Review and Re-teach skills as neededReview and Re-teach skills as neededReview and Re-teach skills as needed
Skills to be assessed in word problem formatCoordinate grids, vocabulary, polygons and solid/3D figuresSkills to be assessed in word problem formatPictographs, bar graphs, circle graphs, permutations, combinations, probability (in fraction form)Skills to be assessed in word problem formatTBDSkills to be assessed in word problem formatEnd of Grade TestNA
  Social Studies
August/SeptemberOctoberNovemberDecemberJanuary
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1.01 Identify and demonstrate characteristics of responsible citizenship and explain how citizen participation can impact changes within a community.1.02 Recognize diverse local, state, and national leaders, past and present, who demonstrate responsible citizenship.1.03 Identify and explain the importance of civic responsibility, including but not limited to, obeying laws and voting.1.04 Explain the need for leaders in communities and describe their roles and responsibilities.1.05 Suggest responsible courses of action in given situations and assess the consequences of irresponsible behavior.

4.01 Distinguish between various types of maps and globes. (map forms)

4.02 Use appropriate source maps to locate communities.

4.03 Use geographic terminology to describe and explain variations in the physical environment as communities. (land forms, Earth’s water)

4.04 Compare how people in different communities adapt to or modify the physical environment to meet their needs.

 

3.01 Analyze changes, which have occurred in communities past and present.

3.02 Describe how individuals, events, and ideas change over time.

3.03 Compare and contrast the family structure and the roles of its members over time.

review early settlement of America-Pilgrims, colonists, and the westward movement (3.01);(study 3 North American tribes in different environments-culture, homes and way of life (4.04);

encourage and utilize timeliness and research skills 

 

2.01 Distinguish and compare economic and social roles of children and adults in the local community to selected communities around the world.

2.02 Analyze similarities and differences among families in different times and in different places.

2.03 Describe similarities and differences among communities in different times and in different places.

encourage and utilize timeliness and research skills 

 
appreciation of America today-transportation, industries, and agriculture, national symbols, holidays citizenship
 Social Studies Part 2
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5.01 Define and identify examples of scarcity.

5.02 Explain the impact of scarcity on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

5.03 Apply concepts of specialization and division of labor to the local community.

5.04 Compare and contrast the division of labor in local and global communities.

 

5.05 Distinguish and analyze the economic resources within communities.

5.06 Recognize and explain reasons for economic interdependence of communities.

5.07 Identify historic figures and leaders who have influenced the economies of communities and evaluate the effectiveness of their contributions.

 

6.01 Describe and assess ways in which technology is used in a community's economy.

6.02 Identify and describe contributions made by community leaders in technology.

6.03 Identify the impact of technological change on communities around the world.

 

7.01 Identify the deeds of local and global leaders.

7.02 Assess the heroic deeds of characters from folktales and legends.

7.03 Explore the role of selected fictional characters in creating new communities.

 
 
   Science
Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4
1.01 Observe and measure how the quantities and qualities of nutrients, light, and water in the environment affect plant growth.1.02 Observe and describe how environmental conditions determine how well plants survive and grow in a particular environment.1.03 Investigate and describe how plants pass through distinct stages in their life cycle including.
  • Growth.
  • Survival.
  • Reproduction.
1.04 Explain why the number of seeds a plant produces depends on variables such as light, water, nutrients, and pollination.1.05 Observe and discuss how bees pollinate flowers.1.06 Observe, describe and record properties of germinating seeds.
2.01 Observe and describe the properties of soil:
  • Color.
  • Texture.
  • Capacity to hold water.
2.02 Investigate and observe that different soils absorb water at different rates.2.03 Determine the ability of soil to support the growth of many plants, including those important to our food supply.2.04 Identify the basic components of soil:
  • Sand.
  • Clay.
  • Humus.
2.05 Determine how composting can be used to recycle discarded plant and animal material.2.06 Determine the relationship between heat and decaying plant matter in a compost pile.
3.01 Observe that light travels in a straight line until it strikes an object and is reflected and/or absorbed.3.02 Observe that objects in the sky have patterns of movement including:
  • Sun.
  • Moon.
  • Stars.
3.03 Using shadows, follow and record the apparent movement of the sun in the sky during the day.3.04 Use appropriate tools to make observations of the moon.3.05 Observe and record the change in the apparent shape of the moon from day to day over several months and describe the pattern of changes.3.06 Observe that patterns of stars in the sky stay the same, although they appear to move across the sky nightly. 
4.01 Identify the skeleton as a system of the human body.4.02 Describe several functions of bones:
  • Support.
  • Protection.
  • Locomotion.
4.03 Describe the functions of different types of joints:
  • Hinge.
  • Ball and socket.
  • Gliding.
4.04 Describe how different kinds of joints allow movement and compare this to the movement of mechanical devices.4.05 Observe and describe how muscles cause the body to move.