Units of Study

September:

Math: Multi-step word problems, fact fluency, data collection
Science: Natural resources, minerals, watersheds
Social Studies: Virginia’s geography (five regions, fall line, rivers)
Language Arts: Main idea and details, text features

October:

Math: Place value, rounding, estimation, fact fluency
Science: Force and motion
Social Studies: Native Americans
Language Arts: Text structures, novel study

November:

Math: Geometry, fact fluency
Science: Electricity
Social Studies: Jamestown
Language Arts: Novel study, perspectives, nonfiction features

December:

Math: Multiplication
Science: Organization of the Solar System
Social Studies: Growth and development of Jamestown
Language Arts: Research, nonfiction reading

January:

Math: Patterns, functions, graphs
Science: Organization of the Solar System
Social Studies: American Revolution
Language Arts: Space Research, nonfiction texts

February:

Math: Division, fractions
Science: Weather, ecosystems
Social Studies: Founding documents, new nation
Language Arts: Formulating questions, author’s purpose

March:

Math: Fractions, Decimals
Science: Ecosystems, food chains, food webs
Social Studies: Civil War
Language Arts: Author’s purpose, fiction inferences

April:

Math: Decimals
Science: Adaptations
Social Studies: Civil War
Language Arts: Nonfiction texts, poetry

May:

Math: Measurement
Science: Plants, photosynthesis
Social Studies: Reconstruction
Language Arts: Text Structures

June:

Math: Measurement
Science: Plants
Social Studies: Review
Language Arts: Novel study