What's Happening in Science and Social Studies
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.
Early North Carolinians
Where did they come from?
Did they have to adapt?
How did they modify their new home?
Plants and animals have to change, or adapt, in order to survive in changing environments.
Everything we do makes a difference.
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
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