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Elementary School
405 East Park Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28203
Courier #: 367
P: 980-343-2240  |  F: 980-343-2241 
Principal: Terry Hall
LC: Central Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 7:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Grades: K-5
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Literacy: During the 3rd quarter our students will become familiar with Words Their Way and completing word sorts based on sounds and spellings. As students continue in Readers Workshop they will become readers who read for purpose and understanding. Students will begin looking for the main idea, author’s purpose, understanding characters and making books come alive reading with expression.

Writing: Students will begin non-fiction writing by learning to write "How- To" and "All About" Books.

Math: I 3rd quarter we will finish up a unit on measurement followed by a unit on 2D and 3D shapes.

Science/SS: We will continue our weather unit and move into an Animal Unit. We will cover habitats, living/non-living, hibernation, baby animals and much more! We will finish with a project on Bears.

First Grade:

Literacy: Nonfiction reading - features of nonfiction text, being our own teachers when we read

Writing: Nonfiction writing - All about writing, how-to writing

Math: Measurement and data analysis, solving word problems

Social studies: Exploring maps, and the world around us

Second Grade:

Literacy: In the third quarter, second grade will be “reading and roleplaying” as we study folktales, fairytales, and fables during our Reader’s Workshop unit.  We will then become experts on characters within series books in our Reader’s Workshop “Series” unit. 

Writing: In Writer’s Workshop, students will compose opinion pieces stating an opinion and backing it up with at least three reasons to support the opinion.  Students will also engage in a “Writing about Reading” unit during Writer’s Workshop. 

Social Studies: In Social Studies second graders will study timelines and historical figures and explore features of maps and globes in our geography unit. 

Science: Second grade scientists will dive into properties of liquids and solids in our study of Matter. 

Math: In “How Many Tens? How Many Ones?” second grade mathematicians will explore place value with 3-digit numbers and solve one and two step addition and subtraction word problems.  Second graders will tell and write time to the quarter hour and solve money word problems.  In “Parts of a Whole, Parts of a Group” students will partition circles, squares, and rectangles into halves, thirds, and fourths and recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

Third Grade: 

Literacy: The students will be finishing up our Mystery Unit and then begin a Non Fiction Country Unit. During the Countries Unit the students will read and research about different countries around the world and how people live.

Math: At the beginning of the quarter the students will learn to read, create, and analyze various graphs and data. Following this unit, the students will begin learning about Fair Shares. By the end of this unit the students will be able to identify, compare, and order fractions. Closing out the quarter, the students will be reviewing how to find area and its relationship to multiplication.

Social Studies: The students will begin the quarter with the Economics and Financial Literacy Unit. During this unit the students will be learning about topics such as entrepreneurship, trade, and types of resources. At the end of this unit the students will be completing a Market Day Project where they will pick a product and present how that product is created from multiple regions in the world.

Science: At the end of the quarter the students will be learning about Plants and different types of Ecosystems. During this Unit the students will begin our grade level service project -The Dilworth Garden. They will learn about a Plant Life Cycle and different types of plants. 

Fourth Grade:

Math: Fractions: This is the only Grade 4 fractions unit, yet it comprises 27%–32% of the end of year math assessment.  We will spend a good 2-3 months focusing on this unit and really making sure students understand all the components of fractions.

Literacy: Historical Fiction Books Clubs (Civil Rights Unit) and Learning Through Reading (North Carolina History Unit)

Science: Forces and Motion (electricity and magnetism) and Energy Conservation and Transfer (head and conductors)

Social Studies: North Carolina History and Celebrating North Carolina Culture (students will learn about the different cultures that established North Carolina and are still in our state today)

5th Grade:


Students will participate in author study book clubs for Madeleine L'Engle and Kate DiCamillo

Figurative Language- how it identify examples as well as creating their own examples

Social Studies:

Civil War- causes and effects; important historical leaders; major turning points for both the North and the South


Ecosystems- students will learn about different ecosystems and the interdependence of the plants and animals within each ecosystem

Examples- tundra, taiga, rainforest, terrestrial, aquatic, grasslands, estuaries, salt marshes, deciduous forest


Place value with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to the hundredths.

Continuing to spiral fractions throughout the rest of the year.

Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to the hundredths.

Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths.

Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions.



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