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

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!

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