Math, Social Studies & Science Curriculum

Mathematics Curriculum

Teachers utilize the following New York State Curricula Modules for Mathematics instruction:

Social Studies and Science Curriculum

The Social Studies curriculum comes alive for students through project based learning, field trips, and interactive classroom experiences. Fourth grade students participate in experiential learning about Native Americans, colonial life, the study of explorers, local history study, and the American Revolution. Students participate in a two-day Colonial Fair during which they immerse themselves in colonial life experiences. A spring field trip to Sturbridge Village caps the exciting study of colonial life. Fifth grade students start with a study of local and national government. History, geography, economics and citizenship are the themes for their later study of the Western Hemisphere. New York State Board of Regents adopted a new social studies framework and curricula guide.

The scientific process is the focal point for inquiry based science lessons. Fourth grade units of study include weather, light, rocks and minerals, botany and buoyancy. Fourth graders participate in a maple-sugaring unit that they then introduce to students from the primary school. A local pond study and participation in the Jason Project complement fifth grade students’ explorations of plant and animal life, oceanography, chemistry, sound and electricity. All students have the opportunity to participate in an annual Science Exposition in which students develop their interests and talents in Science through research and experiments. Teachers utilize the Science 21 curriculum resources.

The affective curriculum, with emphasis on respect, responsibility, and effort, pervades everyday life for students at C.V. Starr. Honesty, perseverance, caring, acceptance and citizenship are taught and reinforced through monthly themes, town meetings and student recognitions.