Welcome to Fourth Grade!
This year your child will have many hands on learning opportunities.
Our first adventure together will be to research how to create a productive environment for our classroom so we will all learn and grow!
Social Studies: We get to simulate an Oregon Trail adventure, discover the adventures of Lewis and Clark, learn about the state of Idaho and the forms of government, learn about the Native American Tribes of Idaho and their systems of government.
Science: We will be discovering how the surface of the earth is made and the natural disasters that help form the earth, how electricity is formed and used, and how environments of plants and animals affect how they live and grow.
Reading: uncover a love of reading, visualizing as we read, comprehension strategies, reading strategies, what TRUE fluency is (it's not speed reading!!!), taking journeys and discovering new wornders in the world of books!
Writing: narratives, opinions, research, and persuasive writing; details and specificity, parts of speech, spelling patterns, using a thesaurus and a dictionary, and some poetry.
Math: place value, powers of ten, multiplication and division with multi-digit numbers, fractions-lots of fractions, and geometry and measurement.
We are planning to learn a great deal and have a lot of fun in the process!
Michele and Amanda