Welcome to Fourth
Grade! We are going to have a truly wonderful year filled with a
great curriculum, fun projects, and challenging activities. Our
learning experiences will include exploring the area that we
call, "New York State." Within this exploration, we will analyze
the geography and people that make our state the great place
that we live in. We can't wait to hear how you are going to
share YOUR knowledge about New York State with us.
Technology will be
integrated throughout the curriculum as we utilize such programs
as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and the Internet to round out our
researching and communication skills. Perhaps you would like to
get started on your own research about New York State by logging
on to www.iloveny.com?
There's a great section for students in this website.
Our math lessons
will add up to fun and excitement. We will add, subtract,
multiply, and divide larger numbers as well as handle money
manipulatives to make change. Do you know how to tell time
already? Well, great! We will continue to explore telling time
as we figure out how long movies last during elapsed time
lessons. And, our math knowledge will continue to grow as we
learn how to multiply 2- and 3- digit numbers. We will also
become proficient in long division.
Are you curious
about all of those plants that grow around your neighborhood?
Well, you're in for a treat as we study all about Botany, the
study of plants of course, from seeds to plants! Now, don't let
this shock you but you will also become an expert electrician as
we study series and parallel circuits as well as magnets this
We will also be
reading terrific and enriching literature. From picture books to
chapter books, we will learn how to make connections from what
we read to other books, to ourselves, and to things going on in
the world. The writing process will be celebrated from start to
finish as we learn how to turn our wonderful ideas into stories,
poetry, research activities, and essays.
So, are you ready?
Well then, let's go forth, into Fourth Grade!