Fourth Grade


Miss Heyrich, Mrs. Sassoon, and Mrs. Whelan



Welcome to fourth grade!  We are confident that this year will be a fun and rewarding experience for all of our students.

Some highlights of our curriculum include:

      Math:


Students will explore mathematical concepts and topics using ThinkCentral.  Topics include place value, operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, geometry, measurement and data.  Important note: It is essential that students practice their multiplication facts. Please work to earn 3 green lights in Reflex Math each week.:

IMPORTANT NOTE:  It is essential that students practice the Multiplication Times Tables. Having their facts memorized is essential to the fourth grade
curriculum.



Language Arts:

Students will learn through reading and writing workshop.  Units of study in reading will focus on characters, nonfiction text, historical fiction, and book clubs.  Units of study in writing will focus on narrative, personal and persuasive essays, literary essays, and historical writing.



Science:


Using Science Dimensions and FOSS curriculum, students will engage in hands-on activities to explore science topics.  Topics include engineering, changes in the Earth’s surface, rocks and fossils, natural resources and hazards, energy, plants and animals.



Social Studies:


Our course of study in Social Studies focuses on the four regions of the U.S. and covers:

  • Land and Climate
  • Natural Resources
  • Economy
  • People of the region
  • Historical overview

Some highlights for the year include:

* A fun and exciting field trip
* Performing in their first school concert
* Great school events like Field Day          
* Continued use of Study Island
* Continued keyboarding instruction in Media

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Ms. Heyrich:
Headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand OK)

One - 8-10 pocket expandable file organizer
Five - Marble composition notebooks in the following colors: black, red, blue, yellow, green
Pencil Case (Big enough to store small art supplies)

Mrs. Sassoon:
Headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand OK)

One - 8-10 pocket expandable file organizer
Five - Marble Composition Notebooks in the following colors: black, red, blue, yellow, green

Mrs. Whelan:
Headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand OK)

One - 8-10 pocket expandable file organizer
Five - Marble Composition Notebooks in the following colors: black, red, blue, yellow, green
Pencil Case (Big enough to store small art supplies)

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