At NTPS, we use the FOSS science kits. We will complete 3 kits this year: Balance and Motion; Pebbles, Sand, and Silt; and Insects. Science is an area children are very drawn to and the FOSS kits allow for a lot of free exploration and hands-on activities. Students will investigate, compare, and construct a variety of structures and materials.
In social studies, we will study a variety of communities and maps. Students will understand how their community developed, how people depend on each other within the community, develop respect for themselves, others, and the environment, and compare communities from different cultures. The first month of school will be spent studying what it means to be a community of learners within our classroom. We will learn how to work cooperatively and respectively.