Elementary School (Grade 3-5)

Grade 3 to Grade 5

Elementary School: Grades 3-5
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“ We want our students to be dynamic and have available to them the greatest possibilities wherever life takes them. Our unique curriculum is designed to give them just that- variety, flexibility, and subject mastery.”

-Director, Bayaan Academy

Core Subjects:
General Description

Elementary Language Arts (3-5)

The Elementary English Language Arts courses provide students with a rigorous and comprehensive look at the ELA standards, focusing on reading foundational skills, reading comprehension strategies through informative and literature texts, writing, grammar, and speaking and listening skills.

Students will focus on reading to learn with the incorporation of more complex text and extensive exploration and use of vocabulary in reading and writing. Students will be taught grammar skills which will be implemented into the rigorous writing lessons and complement various topics. Students will participate in informative, narrative, and opinion writing compositions throughout the course.

Throughout the English Language Arts courses, students will explore a myriad of topics through integration across content areas. Each grade level of the ELA suite will surround student learning with an adventure-filled theme, showing students that learning really is a great adventure.

Elementary Math (3-5)

Our Elementary math courses inspire students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.  The learners use math as a tool to make sense of and understand the world around them.
The courses include media that uses sight and sound to engage students.  For example, rhymes, chants, songs, and videos help teach and practice foundational math skills.
The focuses of the 3-5 math courses are multiplication and division within 100, fractions, decimals, shapes, area, and volume.  Students explore content prior to being explicitly taught and hands-on activities help strengthen the learners’ algebraic and critical thinking skills. Digital and concrete manipulatives help support mathematical proficiency in all grades. The learners are provided with many practice opportunities that involve both on-screen and off-screen activities.

Elementary Science (3-5)

The Elementary Science Grade 3 course will spark curiosity in students and build a solid foundation in concepts across many types of sciences including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science.
Students will engage in science and engineering practices by asking questions, defining problems, developing and using models, planning and conducting investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, using mathematics and informational technology, constructing explanations, designing solutions, engaging in scientific arguments using evidence, and communicating results.
A framework of active student learning supports and allows students to engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate throughout all courses. This dynamic format will help students build their own understanding from experiences and new ideas in order to facilitate a better understanding of the world around them.

Elementary Social Studies (3-5)

The Social Studies suite utilizes a personal approach to introduce students to community and citizenship. By following scaffolded instruction, students develop a firm understanding of important concepts and skills related to history, geography, and economics.
The integration of recurring characters and challenges to overcome keeps students engaged and progressing. Students learn about community and are offered an introduction to history, geography, and economics. They develop an understanding of citizenship in the home, school, and community, the geography of North America, the impact of immigration, and the foundations of American citizenship.
Students take a close look at American history and civics, and explore regions of the Americas, before looking at the important people, places, and events that shaped the state in which they live.
Throughout, students analyze grade-appropriate passages to reinforce reading comprehension and writing skills.

Core Subjects: Detailed
Elementary School: Grades 3-5

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Grade 3 Language Arts

UNIT 1: Central message, character traits, use of tenses, sentence building, word meanings.
UNIT 2: Look for main ideas, cause-effect relationships, sequencing, use of commas, capitalization, and quotation marks.
UNIT 3: Chapters, scenes, stanzas, point of view, possessive nouns, pronouns, opinion text.
UNIT 4: Cursive writing, sentence to paragraph building, author Vs reader point of view, nouns as subject and object.
UNIT 5: Text features, illustrations, setting, plot, theme, verbs and adverbs, compound sentences.
UNIT 6: Text Features, key details, using ‘a’ and ‘an’, complex sentences.
UNIT 7: Plot, character, narrator, reader points of view, central message, punctuation, compound words, contractions.
UNIT 8: Shades of Meaning, time, cause-effect relationships, subject-verb agreement, research project.
UNIT 9: Setting, plot, theme, prepositional phrases.
UNIT 10: Paragraph building, language of sequence/ time, comparing and contrasting, irregular verbs.
UNIT 11: Central message of story, setting, plot, themes, writing and expanding sentences.
UNIT 12: Evaluate author’s point of view, expanding on prior knowledge.

Grade 3 Science

Gravity
Stars
Forms of Energy
Motion
Heat
Light
Properties of Matter
Changes in Matter
Plant Structures and Functions
Plant Responses
Plant Classification
Animal Classification
Adaptations

Grade 4 Language Arts

UNIT 1: Make inferences, describe a character, setting, or event, use common, proper, and plural nouns, formal and informal language, use strong verbs and helping, linking, and verb phrases
UNIT 2: Use textual evidence, explain events, concepts, and procedures in historical, scientific, and technical texts, relative pronouns, subjects and predicates, write a person narrative
UNIT 3: Similes and metaphors, stories, dramas, and poems, correcting inappropriate run-ons and fragments
UNIT 4: Describe the overall structure of a text, compare and contrast firsthand and secondhand accounts, use reference materials to determine a word meaning
UNIT 5: Make connections between the text and a visual representation, use Greek and Latin Affixes, correcting grammar
UNIT 6: Synonyms and antonyms, reasons and evidence to support points, match pronouns and their antecedents, use comparative and superlative adjectives and relative adverbs
UNIT 7: Explain idioms, similes, and metaphors, summarize and determine theme, use parentheses for effect, order adjectives
UNIT 8: Make inferences and explain what a text says explicitly, use the progressive verb tense, irregular verbs, and apostrophes correctly when forming contractions
UNIT 9: Understand the meaning of adages and proverbs, recognize and use homophones, determine the theme of a poem, compound and complex sentences, helping verbs
UNIT 10: Build on knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, homophones, sentence structure, and grammar
UNIT 11: Compare and contrast themes, topics, and patterns of events in traditional literature, use appositives. participial phrases and a variety of sentence types, write a fictional narrative
UNIT 12: Build on knowledge of first and secondhand accounts, demonstrative pronouns, the negative, sentence structure, and grammar

Grade 4 Science

Magnets
Motion of objects
Energy
Properties of matter
Physical Weathering and erosion
Rocks and minerals
Plant life
Animal life
Heredity
Resources and environment
Seasonal changes
Earth’s movement

Grade 5 Language Arts

UNIT 1: Recognizing explicit vs. implicit information, summarize and determine theme, use nouns as subjects and objects
UNIT 2: Determine the main idea and supporting details, summarize a text, use context clues, underline, quotations, and italics in titles
UNIT 3: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fit together to provide the overall structure of a story, drama, or poem, interpret metaphors and similes, use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to write compound and complex sentences
UNIT 4: Interpret the meaning of adages and proverbs, understand figurative language, compare and contrast the points of view of multiple accounts on the same topic, use the perfect verb tense
UNIT 5: Understand dialect, interpret multimedia features and how they contribute to the meaning, tone, and beauty of a text, compare and contrast the authors’ approaches to the themes and topics of two stories in the same genre, use commas after introductory words/phrases and to set off words “yes” and “no”
UNIT 6: Use information from text features to answer or solve a problem, explain how authors use reasons and evidence to support his or her points, construct text-based responses, use pronouns correctly
UNIT 7: Use story details to summarize and determine the theme, understand and analyze point of view, use adjective and adverbs as modifiers, use the writing process to write an informative text in response to literature
UNIT 8: Determine the main idea and supporting details, compare and contrast text structures, and multiple accounts on the same topic, use prepositional phrases as modifiers, use semicolons and colons, conduct a short research project about a topic
UNIT 9: Build on previous knowledge, form compound-complex sentences, use the writing process to write an opinion text
UNIT 10: Integrate information from multiple sources, use participial phrases as modifiers, recognize run-ons and sentence fragments, use appositives
UNIT 11: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story, use interjections, correct misused pronouns and verbs
UNIT 12: Build on previous knowledge, write text-based responses, use transition words, recognize double negatives

Grade 5 Science

  • Properties of matter
  • Mixtures
  • Atoms
  • Changes in matter
  • Energy
  • Force and motion
  • Forms of energy
  • Solar systems and galaxies
  • Water cycle
  • Weather
  • Climate
  • Adaptations
  • Human body organs and functions
  • Organism structure, function, and comparison

Grade 3 Math

UNIT 1: Addition Facts
UNIT 2: Fluently Add and Subtract Within 1,000
UNIT 3: Represent and Interpret Data
UNIT 4: Understand Multiplication and Division
UNIT 5: Multiplication Facts: Use Facts
UNIT 6: Multiplication facts for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
UNIT 7: Use Multiplication to Divide: Division Facts
UNIT 8: Fluently Multiply and Divide Within 100
UNIT 9: Multiply by Multiples of Ten
UNIT 10: Connect Area to Multiplication and Division
UNIT 11: Solve Time, Capacity, and Mass Problems
UNIT 12: Understanding Fractions as Numbers
UNIT 13: Fraction Equivalence and Comparison
UNIT 14: Attributes of 2-Dimensional Shapes
UNIT 15: Solve Perimeter Problems

Grade 3 Social Studies

UNIT 1: What is Social Studies?
UNIT 2: Where in the World?
UNIT 3: Introducing North America
UNIT 4: Amazing America
UNIT 5: Meet the Neighbors
UNIT 6: Making Money Work
UNIT 7: People Power
UNIT 8: Get to Know the Government

Grade 4 Math

UNIT 1: Generalize Place Value Understanding
UNIT 2: Represent and Interpret Data on Line Plots
UNIT 3: Fluently Add and Subtract Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
UNIT 4: Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by One-Digit Numbers
UNIT 5: Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by Two-Digit Numbers
UNIT 6: Use Strategies and Properties to Divide by One-Digit Numbers
UNIT 7: Use Operation with Whole Numbers to Solve Problems
UNIT 8: Factors and Multiples
UNIT 9: Fraction Equivalents and Comparing
UNIT 10: Understanding Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
UNIT 11: Extend Multiplication Concepts to Fractions
UNIT 12: Understand and Compare Decimals
UNIT 13: Measurement: Find Equivalence in Units of Measure
UNIT 14: Algebra: Generate and Analyze Patterns
UNIT 15: Geometric Measurement: Angles and Angle Measurement
UNIT 16: Lines, Angles, and Shapes

Grade 4 Social Studies

UNIT 1: Geography
UNIT 2: Early Beginnings
UNIT 3: Times of Transition
UNIT 4: Civil War and Reconstruction
UNIT 5: Industrialization
UNIT 6: A New Century
UNIT 7: Modern Times
UNIT 8: Civics and Government
UNIT 9: Financial Literacy

Grade 5 Math

UNIT 1: Understand Place Value
UNIT 2: Add and Subtract Decimals to Hundredths
UNIT 3: Fluently Multiply Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
UNIT 4: Use Models and Strategies to Multiply Decimal Numbers
UNIT 5: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Whole Numbers
UNIT 6: Use Models and Strategies to Divide Decimal Numbers
UNIT 7: Use Equivalent Fractions to Add and Subtract Fractions
UNIT 8: Apply Understanding of Multiplication to Multiply Fractions
UNIT 9: Apply Understanding of Division to Divide Fractions
UNIT 10: Understanding Volume Concepts
UNIT 11: Convert Measurements
UNIT 12: Represent and Interpret Data
UNIT 13: Write and Interpret Expressions
UNIT 14: Graph Points on a Coordinate Plane
UNIT 15: Algebra: Analyze Patterns and Relationships
UNIT 16: Classify Two-Dimensional Figures

Grade 5 Social Studies

UNIT 1: Early North America
UNIT 2: European Exploration
UNIT 3: The Settlement of North America
UNIT 4: American Revolution
UNIT 5: Founding a Nation
UNIT 6: Growth and Westward Expansion
UNIT 7: Social Studies Today