Before we look ahead to a new school year, we wanted to take a moment to look back at the new content that was added during last school year. Here’s a list of the new content we shared in our monthly newsletters throughout the year last year. Be sure to read to the end for a sneak peek at what we have planned this year!
K-2 Summarizing Book Features: Students learn how to summarize, sequence, find main ideas, and identify features of fiction and nonfiction books.
Featured Resource: Circus Trains
Sequence how-to instructions and fiction paragraphs by putting train cars into the correct order. (You must be a StarrMatica member to access this content.)
Science Topic: Light and Sound
Featured Resource: Shadows
Learn how shadows are formed and learn what happens to the shape and size of shadows at different times of the day and in different seasons.
Science Topic: Oceans
Featured Resource: Ocean Zones
Learn about four different ocean zones. Then try to place six fish in the correct zones based on their descriptions.
Science Topic: Science Careers and the Scientific Process
Featured Resource: Career Town
Explore career town to learn about different job possibilities.
K-2 Data and Graphs: Students learn how to create and read tally charts, picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots.
Featured Resource: Bar Graph Pets
Help Mindy collect data about the pets in her shop and create a bar graph with two or three categories. (You must be a StarrMatica member to access this content.)
Science Topic: Classification and Heredity
Featured Resource: Dog Breeding
Breed a certain type of border collie puppy by selecting parents with the right traits.
Science Topic: Soil
Featured Resource: Soil Safari
Journey through the soil in this Earth Ship to learn about the creatures that help create soil. Find an organism that can eat a toxic chemical that is threatening to destroy the meadow!
K-2 2D and 3D Shapes: Students learn about 2D shapes, 3D shapes, symmetry, patterns, and spatial thinking.
Featured Resource: Wrapping Paper Symmetry
Liam is creating drawings on the wrapping paper for Olivia’s present. Help Liam finish each drawing so it is symmetrical. (You must be a StarrMatica member to access this content.)
Math Topic: Line Plots
Featured Resource: The Data Bank Research Company
Gather data by surveying customers. Then create a line plot of the data, create a bar graph to display the data, and answer questions about the data.
And this year, look for new content to help you teach K-2 Measurement, Chemistry, Microorganisms, Compass Skills, and Grammar topics!