Fourth Grade Newsletter ~ October 2017
English Language Arts – The fourth grade students have been working within a humanities block which incorporates ELA and social studies. They are finishing a geography unit and will begin a Native American unit. During this unit they will learn about the Native American groups of New York State, with an emphasis on the Iroquois Nation (also known as the Haudenosaunee). Thinking critically across texts is emphasized in this unit.
Math – The fourth graders are finishing the place value unit this month and then are moving on to an addition and subtraction unit that emphasizes working with 5-, 6-, and 7-digit numbers. Please make sure your child continues to practice multiplication facts in preparation for an upcoming unit on multiplication.
Science – The students have started a unit called “How Does a Scientist Work?” They are learning about the Scientific Method as they complete hands-on laboratory experiments. During these experiments using all five senses is emphasized as well as learning how to write down their observations in an organized manner.
Social Studies - The students are finishing a unit about the geography of New York State, including its landforms, bodies of water, weather and climate. After they complete the geography unit, the Native American unit will begin. We will be focusing on the Iroquois and the Algonquian tribes. We will discuss how these tribes relied on nature to meet their basic needs.
Fourth Grade Projects
- NYS History and Government (Social Studies/ELA Integrated Curriculum)
- Do You Measure Up?
- All 4 Blogging
- The Write Life
- Signs of the Times
- Learning About Plants
- Life Cycles of Living Things
- Simple Machines Web Quest
- Owl Scavenger Hunt
- Archived Projects (no longer implemented)