Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade
 \  Fourth Grade

Mrs. Abshere Ms. Haight

Introduction:

Welcome to 4th Grade! There are many exciting and unique experiences for students to look forward to this year. We focus on meeting all students’ individual learning needs. We believe every child learns in his or her own unique way, and at his or her own pace. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels safe to take risks and try new things . Our classrooms are communities that support each other, learn from each other, and appreciate what each person has to offer. Students learn organizational skills to go along with the added responsibility of being in the upper grades.

 

Curriculum:

Language Arts

Daily 4 Reading and Writing Strategies

Junior Great Books

Informational Texts: Scholastic News Storyworks

Core Literature: Island of the Blue Dolphins, By the Great Horn Spoon

English Language Development/Academic Language Development

Class Play (supporting reading, speaking, and listening standards)

Math

Bridges: Multiplication and Division Strategies (focus on understanding of place value and number sense), Addition and Subtraction Algorithms, Fractions & Decimals, Geometry, Measurement

Number Corner

Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Use of Manipulatives to make sense of concepts

Science

Earth Science: Rocks & Minerals

Physical Science: Electricity & Magnets

Life Science: Environments (Ecosystems)

Social Studies

California State History Mission Project

 

Homework:

Reading 30 minutes every night

Math practice of day’s lesson

Occasional grammar, writing, or spelling practice

 

Field Trips:

La Purisima Field Trip

Gold Rush Simulation

Early CA dancing: Folklorico

SBCC Geology Lab

Lotusland Field Trip

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Field Trip

 

School Supply List:

Homework Folder

Single Subject Spiral Notebook

Pencils

Markers

Colored Pencils

Reusable Water Bottle

Links:

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