Upper Elementary Outcomes At the end of the Upper Elementary cycle, students will be able to (WBATs): Grace and Courtesy Benchmark - Choose work independently - Sustain concentration - Complete the 3-step work cycle (choose, do, put away) - Articulate and adhere to classroom rules (respect for work, people, materials, environment) - Participate calmly in whole group activities - Transition from one activity to another - Stay silent and still - Move with self-control - Consistently use conventional manners - Respond when addressed - Say please and thank you - Introduce oneself and others - Shake hands and look in the eye - Offer sustenance or guidance to a guest Practical Life Benchmark - Plan a going out trip - Demonstrate responsibility and competence with classroom jobs - Mentor younger classmates socially, academically and with practical tasks Language Benchmark - Read fluently and with comprehension - Read aloud comfortably - Engage in seminar discussion in the context of Junior Great Books - Put words in alphabetical order - Use dictionary - Use encyclopedia Math Benchmark - Recall all math facts - Multiply and divide large numbers and use the inverse operation to check his/her work - Use multiples and factors - Identify prime numbers - Perform all four operations in fractions, common and decimal Geometry Benchmark - Explain congruency, similarity and equivalence - Define ray/line/segment and positions of lines and be able to draw them - Name the types and parts of an angle and be able to make specific angles - Determine volume of basic solids - Measure angles and bisect angles - Classify triangles by angles and sides - Measure length, weight and volume - Determine area and perimeter of plane figures, rectangles, triangles and polygons - Name the parts of a circle and calculate the area - Simplify and reduce fractions - Use ratio and proportion to solve problems - Solve problems with percentage - Show an understanding of exponents - Interpret graphs, bar, line and pie - Create these graphs - Identify and define parts of speech - Identify and define main parts of a sentence - Identify and define simple, compound and complex sentences - Symbolize literature - Conjugate verbs in different tenses - Use proper capitalization, punctuation and spelling - Keep a work journal - Participate in a work conference with a guide - Care for classroom plants - Offer help and accept help - Notice fair and unfair - Express feelings - Express wants and needs to adults - Use good table manners - Carry on a conversation - Listen - Wait - Make choices - Carry out conflict resolution 79