Welcome to 4th Grade Curriculum Night Homework? – Approximately 10 minutes of homework per grade level, so 4th graders should have about 40 minutes a night, which would include the recommended 20 minutes of independent reading. – Math homework is almost daily (Blue) Who do you think these brain scans belong to? Daily reading really helps your brain! Language Arts -- Reading ▪ Reader’s Workshop will be daily. ▪ Small strategy groups will be on-going throughout the year as needed. ▪ Daily 5 during targeted time Language Arts -- Writing • Writer’s Workshop will be every day • We will focus on different genres each quarter. (narrative, informative, procedural) Language Arts Word Study • Word Study will look different this year. • We will focus on spelling patterns and vocabulary words. There is a quiz on Friday. • Vocabulary practice. Quiz on Friday. Math • There will be daily homework. • Final grade is based on Quick Quizzes and Tests. Social Studies Social Studies in 4th Grade focuses on: – Social Sciences – Citizenship – Regions of the United States (Boumeester, Lundberg) Science • Uses the inquiry method, where students have a question and attempt to answer the question using science • There are a lot of vocabulary words to learn and practice • Students work in groups – (Hengel, Freedman) Health • We will continue to learn more about health concepts taught in grades k, 1, 2, and 3 • Towards the end of the year there is a unit on “Human Growth and Development.” A note will come home telling you more and allowing you to have your child opt out if you wish. » (Dueffert, Anglin) Grades A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DF = 93-100% = 90-92% = 87-89% = 83-86% = 80-82% = 77-79% = 73-76% = 70-72% = 67-69% = 63-66% = 60-62% = Below 60% Other • Book orders will be sent home almost every month • Birthdays will be celebrated at school; let us know if you do not wish your child’s birthday to be celebrated. • Contact us by phone or email any time. We will respond within 24 hours. • Student planners are a great communication tool. On the 4th Grade Website • • • • Volunteer information Curriculum guide This power point Fun educational websites Communication • Planners • Email or call Questions? Thank you for all your support!