Como Fourth Grade
Welcome to the Fourth Grade 2019-20!
We are so excited to welcome you to the fourth grade! All of your teachers have been working hard to prepare exciting and enjoyable lessons for you to learn. Here in the fourth grade, you will find that things are a little different than in third, but your dedicated teachers will help you through these transitions.
The biggest transition for fourth grade is that you are entering into your intermediate education. There will be a need for students and parents to be actively involved in monitoring learning and participation. All of these skills will set your fourth grader up for a successful academic career in fourth grade and beyond. Some of the biggest study skill changes for fourth graders is reading daily from a variety of genres, writing about their reading and learning to take notes in class. This may sound like a challenge, but we will learn this step by step and help each one of the students through the process. Parents can help by checking planners nightly with their child.
We look forward to meeting, teaching, and learning with you!
- Students are provided with a homework planner at the beginning of the year.
- Students are expected to read 30 minutes or more daily, at their independent reading level and write a summary.
- Homework will also consist of a math assignment Monday through Thursday.
- Students who complete weekly assigned work may participate in Friday enrichment activities.
Parent / Teacher Communication
- Weekly report to communicate student progress.
- Fall/Spring conferences
- Telephone discussions
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Fourth grade students start the year with a day trip to Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin. The purpose of this trip is to build community and to have them interact with nature.
The second trip is Take Me to the River. This trip takes the students to Hidden Falls Regional Park. While the students are they learn the history of the park and get to take part in orienteering, fire building, and shelter building.
The third trip of the year has the students visiting the Saint Paul Water Facility. Students learn where Saint Paul's water comes from and how it is cleaned. They learn the history of how and where Saint Paul's water comes from as well as what might be happening in the future.
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