It is my goal this year to provide my students with many opportunities to discover math and social studies through student-centered learning. My focus throughout the year in math will be on vocabulary, fluency using the basic operations, number sense, and problem solving. By focusing on these four foundational skills in math, each child will become a stronger student in every curriculum.
This year's theme in Social Studies is world history. The emphasis in my classroom will be on the geography of the different regions of the world. We will concentrate on the five themes of geography (location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region) for each region and explore the world through active and cooperative learning.