4th Grade Curriculum
Science-Foss with Ms. Harris
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.
Social Studies: Arizona History and Geography with Ms. Harris
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.
Math with Ms. Bise
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. There will be
time in class to do these, but unfinished work will become homework. I encourage you
to go over these sheets with your child each night even if your child finishes
it in class. I will always collect homework the following day so that you can
check it at home. 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
If your child is having trouble with a particular concept, two excellent sources
for help are: https://learnzillion.com and https://www.khanacademy.org.
Reading Street with Mrs. Messina
This reading book is organized into 6 themes with 5 stories in each. Students will cover one story per week. Each week they will read a new selection and focus on Common Core standards. We will have a grammar lesson each week, as well. Students will also have weekly vocabulary words that relate to the story. The vocabulary and reading skills learned during the week will be tested on Fridays.
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Writing with Mrs. Messina
Each week students will start with grammar. Students will a also practice grammar sheets to reinforce the skill being covered. The second part of the week will be devoted to writing. We will cover many types of writing including narrative, informative, and persuasive essays. Many types of writing will be covered including narrative essays, imaginative, and persuasive pieces.