The Social Studies and Science curriculum is taught by following the New York City Scope and Sequence and Common Core Learning Standards.
Essential Questions are explored using an inquiry and project based approach to support and facilitate each of the grade specific topics. Harcourt Social Studies and Science text & trade books are used to teach and reinforce grade appropriate concepts, research & geography skills.
In addition, students are encouraged to read informational text and other literature independently to deepen their understanding of Social Studies and Science concepts. We encourage families to visit your local library with your child to support the work we are doing in school.
During Science Lab class, students will be instructed an additional period once or twice a week in the science lab by our science teacher, Ms. Garcia. She will work closely with each grade to seamlessly provide our students with a “hands on approach” to experiments by following the scientific method. The science lab teacher will utilize an inquiry based program called FOSS.