MATH: This year we will continue using our math series called Everyday Math. It aligns with the Common Core State Standards and uses many manipulatives throughout the lessons. There program includes both a hard back textbook as well as a workbook pages that reinforce the content with questions and word problems. We will also use Math Stars with our Math Journals with a focus on problem solving. Both programs emphasize students coming up with creative solutions to problems and giving them them opportunity to explain why and how they arrived at their conclusion. Finally, we will also include addition and subtraction timed tests. These will be given on a regular basis and all students will aim for 100 correct problems in five minutes for both addition and subtraction by the end of the year.