Fourth Grade curricula

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Judaics

  • Parshat ha-Shavuah
  • Chumash - Shemot
  • Mishna - Brachot
  • Navi - Shoftim
  • Chagim
  • Ivrit
  • Tefilah

 Resources: Teacher made materials, L'Havin L'Haskil

 

*Participants in the Middot program

 

Language Arts

Reading: Explicitly explain what the text says when drawing inferences from text; adequately summarize and determine a theme of a story; explain major differences between texts including poems; visual and oral presentations; compare and contrast patterns of events; use new vocabulary words appropriately; create, design, implement literature circles

 

Writing: Introduce a topic or text clearly; create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose; provide a clear opening and concluding statement; use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage sequence of events; produce clear and coherent writing; use technology and other resources to research topics; use a variety of narrative techniques; explain author’s purpose; draw evidence from literacy or informational texts to support analysis; grammar rules

Resources: McGraw-Hill Reading Series; Variety of literature books; Handwriting Without Tears; Teacher made materials, Paragraphology

 

Mathematics

Students use multiplication and division strategies to solve a number of problems. Multistep word problems include all four operations. Students interpret remainders and find factor pairs for whole numbers ranging from 1 to 100. The students are encouraged to use the interactive text to bring learning to life and foster interactions with mathematical concepts in a variety of ways.

Extend understanding of fraction equivalence, ordering, and units; understand decimals and compare them; place value; measurement conversions and estimation; represent and interpret data; angles

Resources: McGraw-Hill My Math; Teacher made materials

 

Science

In our hands-on science lab and outdoor garden area, students explore and observe the following topics:

  • Energy/speed
  • Properties of Matter
  • Solar system
  • Maryland’s water system/oceanography
  • Human body
  • Life cycle

 

Social Studies

  • American history
  • Western Expansion
  • Colonial era
  • Geography

Resources: Regions; American History; Teacher made materials

 

*Student Government Participants - Representatives, School Vice President

 

Additional Co-Curricular:  Art, Technology, Physical Education