IN THE CLASSROOM WE WILL FOCUSING ON BUILDING COMPREHENSION SKILLS AND BECOMING LIFE LONG READERS! OUR FOCUS IS ON STRENGTHENING OUR READING STRATEGIES, WORKING WITH PARTNERS TO DISCUSS OUR READING, READING ACROSS GENRES, LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US THROUGH LITERATURE, AND USING DAILY PRACTICE, SONGS AND POETRY TO IMPROVE OUR FLUENCY.
In Fourth Grade we work on many different types of writing: small moments, narratives, non-fiction, and poetry. However much of our focus will be to increase our stamina as an author. We will also build on our increased vocabulary by using creative word choice in every piece of our writing. Use of specific descriptive details to make our writing come alive is a focus throughout the year! We will be working to help the reader see, feel, and hear what we are writing about! Whenever possible, help your child find interesting vocabulary, in both their writing and speech.
Math is an exciting part of our day!
We work on: addition and subtraction of large numbers, multiplication and division skills, solving story problems, analyzing data, creating two dimensional shapes, learning how to measure time, distance and volume, exploring numbers, geometrical shapes, and mathematical patterns! Our approach to learning math is hands on, filled with manipulatives and opportunities to create and build!