Welcome to 4th Grade
Our fourth grade team works hard to ensure all students have been taught the state curriculum at a deep, meaningful level. We use Data-Driven Decisions based on monthly tests and benchmark tests to intervene when necessary. We meet with other elementary campuses to share ideas. We put all students first.
In fourth grade math we use hands on activities, manipulatives, short videos, math computer games, and practice worksheets to learn: fractions and decimals, geometry, measurement, place value, estimation, algebraic reasoning, word problems, probability and statistics and logic. We set aside 30 minutes four days out of the school week to have in- school tutorial for students who need extra help in math. We work together as a team so no child is left behind.
In fourth grade, students are expected to identify and describe complex systems and predict what happens when parts of a system are removed. They identify patterns of change such as weather, metamorphosis, symmetry, and objects in the night sky. Students will compare data about states of matter, density, and buoyancy. They will learn how adaptations affect different species and observe likenesses and differences in those species. Also, they learn that past events affect present events by studying fossils, erosion, dissolving, weathering, and flow. They will test properties of soil and summarize the effects of the ocean on the land. Students will also identify the Sun as the major source of energy for the Earth. In science we create a journal in which the students take notes on information learned from lessons and class experiments.
Students will build on their life long reading skills learned in previous grades. Students will continue growth in reading skills such as finding the main idea, using context clues, inference, distinguishing fact and opinion and summarizing. Students will be exposed to different genres.
Fourth grade social studies focuses on the many qualities of Texas. Students will learn about the five strands of social studies: history, geography, economics culture and society, civics and government. Students will also study the five themes of geography: location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and regions.