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Welcome to 4th Grade
4th Grade Team

This is an overview of our fourth grade program.  It tells you about our goals and how we meet them.  The most important goal is that each of the students will continue making progress toward becoming motivated, self-directed and lifelong learners.  We welcome your partnership in this pursuit.

SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES
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Units to be covered in science this year include:  energy collision energy conversion; geology, and human body systems,

The social studies program will emphasize geography of the United States and map skills.  We will be doing an in-depth study of New Hampshire history and geography.

Students will also spend time completing two Project-Based-Learning (PBL) projects each trimester. These projects will include collaborating with peers, researching, and presenting their findings. All projects will be completed in school.

Mathematics

Fourth grade math is a year of tremendous learning.  Instructional time will be focused on three critical areas:  (1) developing understanding and fluency or multi-digit multiplication, and developing an understanding of division; (2) developing understanding of fraction equivalence and operations with fractions; and (3) describing, analyzing, comparing and classifying two-dimensional shapes.

It is expected that all fourth grade students should have mastered their addition and subtraction facts.  We will be reviewing multiplication facts and working on fluency and mastery of division facts.

Language Arts

Reading -  We will be using a variety of methods including chapter books and the Wonders Reading Program.  It is important that the students read nightly at home.  This will help them to become strong, fluent readers and develop a love for reading.

Writing – Whole group instruction will be mixed with independent writing.  Writing will be integrated into all subject areas, as students may be asked to explain what they have learned or how they arrived at an answer.

Homework

Students will not have formal homework in the fourth grade. Teachers ask that students read for 20 minutes a night and practice their math skills on Reflex or Zearn. If you would like a copy of student logins to these websites, please email your child’s teacher.