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.
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.
The 4th grade students and teachers have put together their enthusiam for Language Arts and creative skills in performing arts to produce an educational and exciting video called "Language Skills are Beautiful."
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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.
SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES
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 may have a math paper and reading paper to complete. It is expected that each child read for twenty minutes each night. Homework is assigned on Monday through Thursday, although we would like to see the children read a book for enjoyment even on the weekends.
The Southwick Fourth Graders know The Importance of Homework and have created this helpful video so you can know too!
We are looking forward to a challenging and exciting year. We welcome your help and ideas.
The Fourth Grade Team
Additional Fourth Grade Curriculum Information
Fourth Grade Curriculum for Parents Brochure
Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts
Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
Math & Reading Support Tips for Home