Here you can find a general overview of what your child will learn this year in fourth grade.
Reading Fourth graders will be immersed in a variety of chapter books from different genres (fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, informational, fantasy, and poetry). In addition, students will continue to practice the fundamental reading skills. These skills include all the dimensions of fluency, accuracy, and comprehension. After completing their reading assignment, students answer comprehension questions in their Reading Response Journal. These responses are expected to have details , correct capitalization and punctuation, evidence from the text, and be written in complete sentences and in paragraph format.
Writing Writers this year will be creating pieces of work within the following writing units: Personal Narrative Opinion Informational In addition to implementing the style, format, and technique that is specific to the different unit, students will be expected to incorporate correct grammar and mechanics in their writing. Editing and revision is also expected.
Science Your child will be receiving their science instruction with Mrs. Currier. We are a switching class, which means that about every six weeks, your child will visit Mrs. Currier's classroom for their science class. The units Mrs. Currier will cover this year are: Rocks and Minerals Electricity- Static and Current Chemistry-Mystery Powders Bones and Muscles
Math Knowing math facts is critical in fourth grade. By the time students enter fourth grade, they are expected to have mastered addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. Truth be told, the students that struggle with the more challenging fourth grade math concepts are the ones that do not know their facts. Although we continue to practice math facts in the classroom, it is crucial that students practice at home. By the end of fourth grade, students will be expected to be fluent in their division facts.
Units covered this year: 1. Place Value 2. Multiplication 3. Division 4. Fractions 5. Decimals 6. Geometry 7. Graphing 8. Measurement 9. Aea & Perimeter 10. Elapsed Time 11. Logic Problems
I teach 4EX and 4VC social studies. The units students will explore during our social studies block include: Mapping US Regions Overview of the States and Capitals New Hampshire Government, Studies, and History