Language Arts program is a balanced program which emphasizes the writing process and language skills. Students will create many types of writing this year including narratives, informational writing, and persuasive pieces. All language instruction will align with the Iowa Core.
Math curriculum focuses on problem solving skills and strategies. Basic addition and subtraction facts are reviewed and related to mental math strategies so that students can use math efficiently. While working on their multiplication and division facts, the students are taught single and double digit multiplication and long division. Place value, measurement, fractions, decimals, and geometry also help students to communicate mathematically. All math instruction will meet the needs of the Iowa Core.
Fourth grade students will be involved in a literature based reading program. Shared reading, guided reading, individual reading, and listening to literature are the four components in our program. Comprehension, fluency, and accuracy skills will be the focus of instruction. All reading instruction will be aligned with the Iowa Core. It is recommended that each student read a minimum of 20 minutes daily at home to further ensure reading success.
A hands-on approach is emphasized in fourth grade science. All curriculum and instruction is aligned with the Iowa Core. Areas of study include: Soils, Rocks, and Landforms, Environments, and Energy.
Social Studies curriculum and instruction is also aligned with the Iowa Core. Areas of study include: Regions, Westward Expansion, the Gold Rush, and the Great Depression.