From left to right: Mike Mizones, Sandi Wiley, Peg Link, Jamie Shunk
Fourth Grade Curriculum
The reading program includes the use of novels, book reports, science and social studies content, as well as a connection with writing through the use of Story Works magazine.
The writing process is used to create a variety of literary genres for an intended audience. We focus on persuasive, narrative and informational writing, using the Lucy Calkins writing program. Writing mechanics and grammar are taught in the context of the students' actual compositions as well as with separate drill and exercises.
Mechanics and Grammar — sentence formation, punctuation, and spelling
Spelling/Vocabulary — Wordly Wise
The Wordly Wise website has the word lists for each unit as well as games students can play to practice vocabulary.
Wordly Wise 3000: http://www.wordlywise3000.com
Quizlet is another great site you can use for vocabulary practice. Go to Quizlet.com and type in Wordly Wise 3000, book 4, and then the lesson number. All kinds of games and activities have been posted there that your child can use to study from.
Bridges is the primary resource used for instruction, which builds on the fundamental mathematical strands. In fourth grade, we focus on:
Our social studies curriculum centers around a year-long study of Colorado. Our units of student include the following:
Geography - Maps and Globes
Trappers and Traders
Gold Rush and Mining
Units of Study:
Foss offers a great website to complement our science program.
Fourth Grade Homework Expectations
You can expect up to 30-40 minutes of homework each night. This may include math home connections, vocabulary, silent reading and/or typing practice. The children are expected to write their homework assignments in their planners each day. We then ask parents to sign the planner each night.
Fourth Grade Schedule
|10:30–11:30 am||Science/Social Studies|
|11:30–11:55 am||POWER Time/Skills|
|11:55 am–12:40 pm||Recess/Lunch|
|12:40–2:30 pm||Language Arts|
|2:30–2:45||Closing — Read Aloud and Dismissal|