Fourth Grade Curriculum
Literacy and Content (Social Studies or Science, Reading and Writing) -
Mini Lessons (synchronous) - the lesson will be 20 - 30 minutes. These lessons will focus on Social Studies or Science Content with reading and writing strategies implemented within the content material.
Guided Reading/Book Clubs/Listening to Reading (synchronous) - students will be assigned to a guided reading group or book club that will meet with Ms. J., the EL (English Language) teacher or the SPED (Special Education) teacher at a specified time and date.
- Number Talks
- students will watch a short video on the lesson for the day and interact with the teacher and classmates about the lesson.
Independent work time (asynchronous):
- students will be completing their assignment from the lesson.
- Students will also be working on math skills through ST Math, IXL or other apps or games
- Math Review - students will complete the math review and post it on the Media Album in Schoology so students can see each other's work.
Small Groups (synchronous): students will be assigned into small groups with Ms. J to work on math skills at a specified time and day of the week.
Content - Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Counselor -
Social Studies - North American Studies/Maps/Native Americans from MN
North American studies - we focus on the regions of Canada, United States of America and Mexico. We also discuss the people, cultures and land.
Maps - we discuss longitude and latitude and types of maps.
Native Americans from MN - We will learn about the history of these Native Americans and where they are today.
Nature of Science and Engineering
- Describe the positive and negative impacts that the designed world has on the natural world as more and more engineered products and services are created and used.
Energy: Magnetism, Electricity, and Heat
- Compare materials that are conductors and insulators of heat and/or electricity. For example: Glass conducts heat well, but is a poor conductor of electricity.
- Demonstrate how an electric current can produce a magnetic force. For example: Construct an electromagnet to pick up paperclips.
- Test and evaluate solutions, considering advantages and disadvantages of the engineering solution, and communicate the results effectively.
Human Immune System
- Recognize that the body has defense systems against germs, including tears, saliva, skin and blood.
States of Matter
- Describe how the states of matter change as a result of heating and cooling.
- Identify where water collects on Earth, including atmosphere, ground and surface water, and describe how water moves through the Earth system using the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation.
- Describe how the methods people utilize to obtain and use water in their homes and communities can affect water supply and quality.