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What's Happening in Science and Social Studies

January, 2015

We're back and ready to move on! I hope everyone had a great holiday break. I can't believe it's 2015! (Look out Marty McFly, we're ready for you!) We are just getting a good start on our Ecosystems Unit - Plant and Animal Behaviors and Adaptations. As part of this unit we have been researching a NC endangered species. Our informational flyers are looking great!


Think about it:

What adaptations do we, as humans, make to our environment in order to live here?


In Social Studies, before the break, we talked about the Lost Colony. After more than 400 years, is that mystery close to being solved? Coming up, we will be reading more about the first people to settle this great state of ours.

Ecosystems - Plant and Animal Behaviors and Adaptations

Understanding the effects of environmental changes, adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (and humans) to survive in changing habitats.


4.L.1.1 Give examples of changes in an organism's environment that are beneficial to it and some that are harmful.

4.L.1.2 Explain how animals meet their needs by using behaviors in response to information received from teh environment.

4.L.1.3 Explain how humans can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats.

4.L.1.4 Explain how differenes among animals of the same population sometimes give individuals an advantage in surviving and repoducing in changing habitats.

North Carolina Studies Weekly

Week 13 - North Carolina's First Settlers

Week 14 - Colonial Life - A Hard Life

Week 15 - Colonial Conflicts: Indians and Pirates

School Happenings

January 16 | Last Day of 2nd Nine Weeks

January 19 | NO School - Teacher Workday

January 20 | NO School - Teacher Workday

January 22 | ELA Benchmark for Grades 3-5

January 23 | Math Benchmark for Grades 3-5

January 26 | Report Cards Available

January 30 | Honors Assembly for Grades 3-5 @ 8:30am