Math and Science with Ms. Bai
All students will come to me for Math this year with the exception of Sage students. Students will be participating in fact practices, daily reviews, lessons and problem solving, and guided and independent practice. Students will be able to use manipulatives and work together as well as individually to solve problems. Students will have one to two worksheets to complete each day. We will do the Problem Set in Class together and will start the homework if time permits. I encourage you to go over these sheets with your child each night even if your child finishes it in class. I will always check homework but leave it in the binder for you to also see. Halfway through the unit and at the end of the unit there will be Assessments. I will let you know by email when an assessment is coming up and how best to prepare for it. We will be using Eureka Math as our primary curriculum. You can access the modules with all of the lessons and worksheets here: https://www.engageny.org/resource/grade-4-mathematics. For copies of the homework as well as the completed Problem Sets and in some cases videos to show you how to do the homework problems, please visit: http://www.oakdale.k12.ca.us/cms/page_view?d=x&piid=&vpid=1402228861002
Our science program is very hands-on with many experiments and activities. I will be teaching units on environments, magnetism & electricity, water & weather, and landforms.
Reading, Writing and Social Studies with Mrs. Garrett
Our Reading Street book is organized into 6 themes with 5 stories in each. We will cover one story per week. Each week, we will read a new selection and focus on AZ College and Career Ready standards. Students will have new vocabulary words each week that go with the story. The vocabulary and reading skills learned during the week as well as a written response to reading will be included in the weekly test.
We will start each week with grammar. The students will do a practice grammar sheet to reinforce the skill that we are covering. The second part of the week will be devoted to writing. We will cover many types of writing including narrative, opinion, informational and persuasive pieces.
Social Studies: Arizona History and Geography:
We will be studying Arizona this year, sometimes from a text that is set up with chapters and tests. We will do review sheets throughout the chapters as well as activities throughout the year. We will learn about AZ history, famous people, landforms, regions, and map skills as well as how to read graphs and charts.