Fourth GradeStudents in fourth grade are grouped for integrated core and math. Integrated core includes language arts, social studies, science, and health. Language Arts includes reading, written language and literature, handwriting, speaking, listening, creative expression, and spelling.Reading-Directed reading activities using Literacy By Design basal reader-Literature-Novels-Listening-Silent Reading-Read Aloud BooksMath - Math in Focus-Place Value-Whole Number Operations-Word problems-Graphing-Fractions and decimals-Geometry-Measurement-Problem SolvingSpelling / Writing / Vocabulary-Spelling and Vocabulary from Literacy By Design-Persuasive, Narrative, and Informational Writing GenresGrammar
-Complete Sentences-Kinds of sentences-Capitalization-Punctuation-Parts of speech -Usage Written Composition-Prewriting-First Draft-Revising for Content/ Editing-Final copy-Publishing-PortfoliosScience-Food Chemistry-Electrical Circuits-Motion and DesignSocial Studies-History and Geography-Northeast United States-Southern United States-Midwest and Western United States-Wagon TrailSTUDENT GOALS FOR FOURTH GRADE
An integral part of the program for fourth grade is weekly reporting of progress in the completion of work, behavior, organization and responsibility. These reports are intended as one form of communication between school and home. We hope they will help you monitor your child’s day-to-day experiences in school. Each child receives a report on Friday. Children will bring these reports home on Fridays to be signed by their parents. They are to be returned on Mondays. We appreciate your support in signing these and returning them promptly. The goal is to obtain a grade of “S” (satisfactory) in each area.-Follows school and classroom rules-Is prepared for class-Uses good listening skills-Assignments completed on time-Uses class time wisely-Accepts responsibility-Cafeteria behavior-Is kind to others-Maintains homework assignment book
PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN LEARNING
What is PAL? PAL, personal achievement in learning, is a self-directed learning experience.Who? The elementary level PAL program is for all fourth grade students with the support of teachers, parents, and mentors. A mentor is a resource person who is knowledgeable in an area in which a student is working. Enlisting a mentor is optional.Why? The purpose of self-directed learning is to inspire lifelong learning by encouraging students to take personal responsibility for setting and accomplishing individual goals. This is a major component of the T/E School District’s Strategic Plan.When? The PAL experience will occur during January, February or March for four to six weeks. Students will work in school for approximately one hour per week and will also work on their PAL outside the school setting.How? Parents’ Role in PAL
-Be a guide, but allow the child ownership of the PAL.-Emphasize process, not product-Be an asker and prompter, not doer-Motivate and encourage-Ask: How will you schedule your time? What is my role in helping you? Will our family calendar be affected? What resources do you need?