Welcome to Fourth Grade
Reading- The fourth grade reading program explores informational and fictional texts, as well as poetry, through a Reader's Workshop Model. Students immerse themselves in a culture of reading.
Writing- The fourth grade writing program engages students in a Writer's Workshop model. The units of study include: narrative, informational, and opinion essays. Students also continue learning and practicing cursive writing.
Math- The fourth grade math program teaches students to make sense of problems in a real world context. Students focus on place value, computation (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), fractions, data representation, measurement, and geometry.
Science- Mrs. Mead teaches Science to grade 4 students. Please visit her site for updated information.
Social Studies- Grade four students focus on the geography, history, and economics of the United States. Students study the five regions in the United States and the characteristcs that define that region. Students use technology responsibility to complete research projects.
Social and Emotional Learning- SEL instruction focuses on building competencies including: habits of success, being a global citizen, creative problem solving, effective collaborating, effective communication, and critical thinking.
Classroom Management- Please visit the Core Values page for school and classroom expectations, as well as a copy of the social emotional report card.
Fourth grade students participate in the card system. As illustrated below, the protocol teaches students to take accountability for the choices they make. Every day students mark his/her behavior in the agenda to communicate between home and school.
no reminders - white
1st warning (card) is verbal - green
2nd warning (cards) - yellow - 5 minutes away
3rd warning (cards) - orange - 10 minutes away - student and teacher complete a reflection sheet for parent signature
4th warning (cards) - pink - teacher and student email or call home
5th warning (cards) - red - conference with the principal