4th Grade News

  • Our Curriculum Night Presentation can be found on our Parent Page.

    First Day of the New School Year will be August 2, 2021


This Week in Math

  • This week in math, we will be completing math SEL activities. Eureka lessons will start next week. 


    1) Everyone can learn math

    2) Building a collaborative community and honoring mistakes

    3) Selecting problem solving strategies and mathematical tools

    4) Justifying, reasoning, proving and representing

    5) Perseverance, productive struggle and reflection

    Updated for the week of August 2

This Week in Language Arts

  • This week we will explore our new learning environment by discussing routines, rules, and making connections.  We will discuss what makes us who we are by exploring identity through sharing personal experiences in our new 4th grade classroom! 


    Module 1:  What Makes Us Who We Are?

    Essential Question:  How do your experiences help shape your identity?

    Learning Mindset:  Growth Mindset

    Social Studies Connection:  Personal Experiences

    In this module, students will listen to, read, and view a variety of texts and media that present them with information about our identities.  A genre focus on different kinds of stories provides students with opportunities to analyze the author’s purpose, identify point of view, and recognize figurative language in order to better understand unfamiliar texts. Students will also encounter a photo essay and narrative poetry to build knowledge across genres.  As students build their vocabulary and synthesize topic knowledge, they will learn that our identities are shaped through our experiences, personal interests, and passions.

    Writing Mode:  Narrative

    Writing Form:  Personal Narrative

    Focal Statement:  All of our experiences help us grow and learn.

    Focal Text:  La Mariposa by Francisco Jimenez

    Writing Prompt: 

    • READ this sentence: All of our experiences help us grow and learn.
    • THINK about a time you learned a lesson from something that happened to you.
    • WRITE a personal narrative about that time. Use descriptive language

This Week in Social Studies

  • This week students will be...

    ~creating a digital superhero

    ~learning what it takes to be a digital upstander

    ~learning how to positively respond to online problems, such as cyberbullying

    Students will checkout their chromebooks & chargers on Monday.  Remember, chromebooks will go home each night and students are responsible for charging them overnight.  Don't forget to bring them to school everyday!


    Updated Aug. 2

This Week in Science

  • This week we begin our first unit:  The Birth of Rocks!

    Essential Question:

    Can volcanoes pop up in my backyard?


    4.E1U1.6 Plan and carry out an investigation to explore and explain the interactions between Earth’s major systems and the impact on Earth’s surface materials and processes. 

    4.E1U1.7 Develop and/or revise a model using various rock types, fossil location, and landforms to show evidence that Earth’s surface has changed over time.

    Updated for the week of August 2.

Contact Info

  • Office hours are 8:00AM - 3:15PM, please email outside those times.  If leaving a message on our classroom phone, please give us time to check the message and respond.  Thank you!
    Mr. Cohon
    Science & Math
    Classroom Phone: 623-445-7658
    Email:  alex.cohon@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Hudson
    ELA & Social Studies
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7659    
    Email:  tina.hudson@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Kozubal
    Math & Science
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7657
    Email:  debbie.kozubal@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Neiman
    ELA & Social Studies
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7660
    Email:  chris.neiman@dvusd.org


Mission Statement

  • We the Students of Terramar’s 4th Grade, in Order to form a more proper Classroom Environment to establish Hard Workers, promote Self Confidence and Good Behaviors and secure Respect to everyone at school, do ordain and establish this Mission Statement for the 4th Grade Classes of Terramar Academy of the Arts.



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