READING

Fountas and Pinnell is 4th grade's reading curriculum. Guided reading (small group instruction), whole group instruction, shared reading, word study,  and independent reading will be implemented.  We will also work on many related skills such as, main idea, context clues, making generalizations, drawing conclusions.



LANGUAGE/SPELLING

We will learn/review different spelling patterns and practice them during our daily activities. Students will take a spelling test at the end of each spelling unit (every 1-2 weeks).

Fountas and Pinnell will be used to study grammar. We will learn the different parts of speech and how to properly write sentences and paragraphs.

We have four writing assignments throughout the year. Students will write a personal narrative, a creative narrative, an informative narrative, and a persuasive narrative. 


MATH

We use the Math Expressions curriculum. Students will learn geometry, work with fractions, multiplication and division, and problem solving. Students will be expected to master their multiplication facts. 

SCIENCE/HEALTH

We will learn about matter, heat, electricity and magnetism, rocks and minerals, water cycle, and engineering. We will do experiments, demonstrations, and other fun hands-on activities.

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will focus on studying the regions of the United States, map skills, and practice learning the 50 states and the capitals. At the end of the year, students are tested on all 50 states and capitals,  plus 20 other important locations.