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, parts of speech, sentence writing, paragraph writing, and using correct grammar.
Weekly spelling tests will not be given. We will explore different spelling patterns throughout the year and practice our skills when writing.
We have have four writing assigments throughout the year. Students will write a personal narrative, a creative paper, informative paper, and a persuasive paper.
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.
We will learn about systems of the body, matter, heat, electricity and magnetism, rocks and minerals, water cycle, and engineering. We will do experiments, demonstrations, and other fun hands-on activities.
We will focus on studying the regions of the United States, map skills, and practice learning the 50 states. At the end of the year, students are tested on all 50 states and capitals, plus 20 other important locations.