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In fourth grade, students apply systems and system models as they investigate how energy and the availability of resources affects Earth systems (geosphere and biosphere). They also develop an understanding of stability and change with regards to how populations of organisms and Earth have changed over time.

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In fifth grade, students apply their understanding of scale at micro levels as they investigate changes in matter and at macro levels as they investigate patterns of genetic information and movement between Earth and Moon.

## Kindergarten Math

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Kindergarten will be devoted to quantity and numbers through the development of competency with counting and the relationship to quantity, understanding addition and subtraction, and understanding various strategies for addition and subtraction within 10, as well as developing place value understanding of whole numbers through 19.

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Students will extend their knowledge of addition and subtraction to two-digit numbers. They will develop understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20, develop competency of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones through 100, and develop understanding of linear measurement. They will also explore measurement, charts, graphs, time, money, and solid shapes.

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Students will extend their knowledge of addition and subtraction to two-digit numbers. They will develop understanding of addition, subtraction, and strategies for addition and subtraction within 20, develop competency of whole number relationships and place value, including grouping in tens and ones through 100, and develop understanding of linear measurement. They will also explore measurement, charts, graphs, time, money, and solid shapes.

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Students will extend understanding of place value of multi-digit numbers to 1000 and fluently add and subtract multi-digit numbers to 1000; develop competency in multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100; develop understanding of the structure of rectangular arrays and of area; develop understanding of fractions as numbers, especially unit fractions.

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Students will extend understanding of place value to multi-digit numbers and fluently add and subtract multi-digit numbers; develop understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; develop understanding of fraction equivalence, addition, and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers.

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Students are introduced to multiplying two-digit numbers by two-digit numbers; practicing long division with and without remainders; adding, subtracting, and multiplying unlike fractions and mixed numbers; developing understanding in performing operations with decimals to hundredths and estimating by rounding. Students will also practice graphing on a coordinate plane and calculating the volume of solid figures.

## Kindergarten Art

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Students in this course will explore drawing techniques, perspective, and color theory. Students will study and create works of abstract art, pointillism, cubism, and pop art, while also learning about famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and more.

## Kindergarten Music

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The focus of this class is to provide students with many enjoyable experiences in music and the opportunity to learn and develop a variety of music-related skills. Through singing, playing, listening, and reading, students will experience the various elements of music. In class, students will be introduced to various styles and kinds of music.