This fall, Woodhull Elementary School primary and elementary students focused on the thematic unit “Who We Are.”

During their study, pre-K and kindergarten students completed “All About Me” books in which they demonstrated their knowledge about their roles in a family, a school and a community and learned about what makes them the same and different from each other. Students also explored different types of weather conditions and how weather affects our activities and the way we dress. In preparation for Halloween, the students practiced their artistic talents and numbers as they painted their own jack-o’-lanterns and counted down the days to the holiday. Incorporating their ELA and science curricula, the students read stories such as “Pumpkin Pumpkin” by Jeanne Titherington and learned all about the life cycle of a pumpkin.

As a culmination to their studies, third- and fourth-graders presented a summative assessment that included science, social studies, reading and writing. In science, students learned about the visible adaptions of animals. Using the National Geographic Kids website, students researched an animal of their choice and created a 3-D model that showcased that animal in its natural habitat. In social studies, third-graders incorporated facts learned about Japanese culture into a journal entry, while fourth-graders wrote journal entries from the point of view of a Native American.

Primary Slideshow

Elementary Slideshow