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Grade 4

We believe each and every child has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world. We will help children to develop their potential by believing in them as capable individuals. We will assist children in discovering who they are, so they can express their own opinions and nurture their own ideas. The partnership between teacher, child, and parent is an integral part of the success of each individual student.

Helpful Sites

Grade 4:
- Reflex
- Typing Club
- Freckle
- Google Classroom

-GHR Library Media Webpage

Please contact your child's teacher for more information if needed.

Expectations

Fourth Graders are expected to be independent learners and problem solvers who take responsibility for their own learning. Students will be expected to:

  • Respect themselves and others
  • Follow school and classroom rules/procedures
  • Accept RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS
  • Be prepared for learning
  • Use class time wisely

Language Arts

Topics of Study

Writing
  • Expository
  • Narrative
  • Opinion
  • Editing/Revising
  • Grammar
  • Research
Reading
  • Literature (Variety of Genres)
  • Text Connections
  • Inferencing
  • Sequencing
  • Summarizing
  • Character Analysis
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Literary Devices

Eureka Math Parent Resources

Social Studies

Fourth grade students will increase knowledge the following United States regions:

  • Northeast
  • Southeast
  • Midwest
  • Mid-Atlantic
  • Southwest
  • West

Science

Fourth grade science curriculum will emphasize scientific inquiry through the Next Generation Science Standards and will explore Computer Science through Project Lead the Way. We will focus on the following units of study:

  • NGSS: Erosion and Weathering
  • Project Lead the Way: Input/Output of Computer Systems

Technology

Fourth grade students visit our computer lab and Media Center once a week. Here they develop computer skills related to keyboarding and learn how to safely navigate the World Wide Web. Students also enhance learning through publishing written work, researching relevant topics related to content areas, and engaging in virtual learning opportunities. They will experience STEAM-related activities, coding and use Google Suite for Education to enhance while sharing new knowledge.

Important Events

The Grade 4 Team is very excited to announce the scheduling of several new presentations that will be visiting our school throughout the academic year. Each presentation is aligned with our New Generation State Standards in Science.


Drone Science

Presenters will discuss and demonstrate the following topics:

· Newton’s laws – Propulsion, equal and opposite reactions, energy

· Torque – Spin at the right times, not at the wrong.

· Automation – Lightweight computers make drones possible

· Programming

Rainforest

Presenters will discuss and demonstrate the following topics:

· Showcase of live animals and artifacts from the rainforests around the world.

· Discuss the environment and animals’ survival, natural history, geography, and natural behavior.

BMX

The presenters will:

· Influence students to think about their own futures.

· Reinforce how to be positive role models within their own communities.

· Display how to lead by example.

Laser Science

Presenters will discuss and demonstrate the following topics:

· Persistence of vision

· Perception of motion

· Light rays and momentum

· How lasers make light

· How Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) work together.