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    4th Grade Areas of Study:
     
    • Scientific Method
    • Earth and Space (Atomospheric) Science - 1st and 2nd Quarter
    • Physical Science - 3rd Quarter 
      Life Science - 4th Quarter
     
    Science Web Sites
     
    Arizona Grades 3-5 Science Standards
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    National Geographic Kids
     
     
     
     
     
    • We will integrate technology, engineering, math, and writing into our daily science lessons.

     

    • Science homework will typically include studying vocabulary words and reviewing notes for upcoming quizzes and tests.  Please check student planner for specific words to study or upcoming quiz and test dates.  From time to time, students may have unfinished classwork, but typically enough class time will be provided to complete the assigned tasks.
      • Grading:   
      • Classwork = 60%
      • Quizzes/ Tests = 35%
      • Homework = Marked as "Collected".  Usually, students will only have homework if the classwork is not completed.  Uncompleted classwork will lower scores and affect test mastery.

     

     

    Social Studies

    Students will study the Regions and Cultures of the Early Americas (North, Central, and South America along with the Caribbean Islands). Students will be using higher level thinking skills and strategies to compare and contrast, identify cause and effect events,and create arguments with evidence based facts and details. Along with learning the civics, economics, geography and history of each region or civilization. Students will be using the consumable McGraw Hill textbook titled United States Early Years along with other district provided resources. (For the online learning period this text is available online.) Students will be engaged in fun  and enriching activities, project based learning, and written responses throughout the year. 

     

    • Grading:   
    • Classwork = 60%
    • Quizzes/ Tests = 35%
    • Homework = Marked as "Collected".  Usually, students will only have homework if the classwork is not completed.  Uncompleted classwork will lower scores and affect test mastery.