First graders applied their knowledge of the rock cycle to classify rocks. Enjoy their books and collectionsLearning Goal: Students know how to compare the physicalproperties of different kinds of rocks.BVSD Science Standard: Describes in simple terms how rocks change over time.BVSD Language Arts Standard: Communicates understandings gained from reading.BVSD Language Arts Standard: Writes to explain or give basic information about familiar topics.
Second graders researched endangered animals and inferred what adaptations their animals have to survive. Learning Goal: Students determine important information from nonfiction texts.BVSD Science Standard: Students know and understand the characteristics and structure of livingthings, the processes of life, and how living things interact with each other and their environment..BVSD Language Arts Standard: Generates oral and written responses to texts based on ideas andinformation learned from narrative and informational textsBVSD Language Arts Standard: Shares facts from informational texts through writing.
Third graders examined primary and secondary sources to analyze how Colorado has changed over time.Learning Goal: Students understand that societies are diverse andchange over time.BVSD History Standard: Students understand the chronological organization of history and knowhow to organize events and people into major eras to identify and explain historical relationships.BVSD History Standard: Students understand that societies are diverse and have changed overtime.BVSD Language Arts Standard: Students apply research skills to locate, select, and make use ofrelevant information..
Learning Goal: Students apply their knowledge of place value tocreate mystery number riddles.BVSD Math Standard: Students develop (and apply) number sense and use number relationships tosolve (and create) problems.
Fourth graders created a scale model of the solar system.Learning Goal: Students apply their understanding of ratios andscales to create a scale model.BVSD Math Standard (Geometry): Students use geometric concepts, properties, and relationshipsin one, two, and three dimensions to model and solve problems.BVSD Math Standard (Measurement): Students use a variety of measurement tools, techniques,and systems to solve problems.BVSD Science Standard: Students know and understand the processes and interactions of Earth’ssystems and the structure and dynamics of Earth and other objects in space.
Fourth graders created a scale model of the solar system.Learning Goal: .Students create paper airplanes using specificgeometric specifications and collect and analyze distance data.BVSD Math Standard (Geometry): Students use geometric concepts, properties, and relationshipsin one, two, and three dimensions to model and solve problems.BVSD Math Standard (Measurement): Students use a variety of measurement tools, techniques,and systems to solve problems.BVSD Math Standard (Data Analysis): Students use data collection and analysis, statistics,and probability to solve problems. They communicate their reasoning used to solve theseproblems and accurately display the data in a way that conclusions can be drawn..
Fourth and Fifth graders designed and conducted independent research projects.Learning Goal: To become an autonomous learner and explore anarea of interest in depth.BVSD Standard Students apply research skills to locate, select, and make use of relevantinformation.BVSD Technology Integration & Information Literacy Presents information in a variety of formats integrating technology Compares and contrasts gathered information Demonstrates that different resources may have conflicting facts Recognizes that ideas and information are influenced by political and historical events Locates facts using electronic resources and the Internet Cite sources appropriately Create a media presentation
Fifth graders developed a financial or business plan.Learning Goal: Students utilized fractions, decimals andpercentages to analyze the expense categories in their businessplans.BVSD Math Standard (Operations): Students make connections between concepts and proceduresto effectively use computational skills to solve problems..BVSD Math Standard (Number): Students develop number sense and use number relationships tosolve problems. They communicate their reasoning used to solve these problems.BVSD Economics Standard: Students understand the results of trade, exchange, andinterdependence among individuals, households, businesses, governments, and societies.
Learning Goal: Students applied their knowledge of the attributes of two and three dimensional shapes.BVSD Math Standard (Geometry): Students use geometric concepts, properties, andrelationships in one, two, and three dimensions to model and solve problems.