• Environments
       In Unit 1, students will be reading Traditional Tales, Folktales, Realistic Fiction, Informational Text, and Poetry.  Each week students will address one essential Focus Question related to the Unit Theme: Environments.  At the end of this unit, the students will be able to answer the Theme Essential Question: How does our environment affect us?
       Focus Questions:
          Week 1: How do people travel in different environments?
          Week 2: How do different cultures relate to their environment?
          Week 3: How can an environment affect lives and relationships? 
          Week 4: What creative solutions do people come up with to survive in their environment?
          Week 5: Why should we appreciate our environment?
    At the end of the unit, students will get the chance to apply what they've learned about environments in the Week 6 Project: A Safe Place to Play!