Cluster Corner (Specials)

April 2022

Music

  • Kindergarten and 1st grade will be learning about Latin percussion instruments as well as learning words associated with dynamics.
  • 2nd and 3rd grade will be starting a unit on the keyboards.
  • 4th grade will be studying ukuleles.
  • 5th grade will be studying the guitars.

Media Center

  • KindergartenStudents will learn about different features of our community such as important buildings and transportation.
  • 1st Grade – Students will learn about the history of transportation through the past and present and how it has improved.
  • 2nd Grade – Students will focus on a specific century in NYC history and research how life changed in our city. 
  • 3rd grade – As a component of the 3rd grade unit on Ancient China, we will focus on Chinese inventions and how these impacted the world. 
  • 4th Grade – Students will research life in New Amsterdam before it became the City of New York.
  • 5th Grade – Students will continue learning about Columbus’s explorations and different perspectives through primary documents, such as his journals, and historical fiction books.

Technology

  • Grade K: Kindergarteners will continue developing mouse skills utilizing the paint and drawing software KidPix.
  • Grade 1: Students will continue to create documents and alter text using Microsoft Word.
  • Grades 2-3: Students will create slideshows using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Grade 4: Students will create spreadsheets on Microsoft Excel.
  • Grade 5: Students will work on a Computer Science in Algebra unit.

Art

  • All of the classes in the school (PreK through Grade 5) will continue to work on their artwork for the “Square 1 Art” fundraiser. This PTA fundraiser will help raise money for the school, while giving families the opportunity to have their children’s artwork printed on a variety of items, such as cups, bags, magnets, and necklaces. More information about this fundraiser will be shared soon. In the meantime, you can visit the Square 1 Art website