Fourth Grade Curriculum
Room 202 - Mrs. Ellen McNichols
The theme for fourth grade religion is that Jesus is with us in everything we do. The students learn about the teachings and traditions of the Catholic Church as they grow as part of our community. Emphasis is placed on the Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes and the lives of the saints, as well as learning new prayers and the Rosary.
LANGUAGE ARTS / READING
Literature is used for oral reading, comprehension, inferencing, vocabulary, and character analysis. Both basal textbooks and novels are used. Through journaling, the writing process is developed in all subjects. Daily Oral Language (D.O.L.) is presented 3-4 times a week as early morning “warm-ups” for language usage, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure.
The children review and practice cursive handwriting skills that they have learned in previous grades. Children are encouraged to use this in their everyday work.
New concepts are introduced in small increments and are continually practiced. Number sense, computation in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, geometry, algebra, measurement, and fractions are a major focus at this grade level.
Words are taken from both the Houghton Mifflin Practice Book and various subject areas to teach the use of spelling strategies. Once a word has been presented, the students are expected to spell it correctly in all subjects.
We begin the school year discussing the history of Illinois from exploration to settlement. Then for the remainder of the year we divide the United States into four regions. In each region we study its history, geography, economics, people, occupations, citizenship, map skills, and how each region is connected with the rest of the United States and the world. Students will memorize all fifty states and their capitals by the end of the year.
Science curriculum is divided into two main categories. The study of Earth science encompasses landform changes, the ocean, the solar system, weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, minerals, rocks, and fossils. The study of physical science encompasses electricity, magnetism, sound, heat and matter.
SPELLING WORDS FOR LESSON 33
***Lesson 33 Test for May 1-4
library another hospital example
deliver history however several
vacation important victory imagine
camera potato remember together
memory favorite continue president
internal ornament interview
FRIDAY APRIL 28
Math: Lesson 107 written practice pages 678-679 #1-30.
Social Studies: None
Please sign the Assignment Book for Monday.
THURSDAY APRIL 27
There is no homework in any subject.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 26
Spelling: Handout page 209. ***Test Thurs.
Social Studies: None
Please sign and return the yellow folder for Thursday.
TUESDAY APRIL 25
Spelling: Handout pages 206-207.
Social Studies: Study for the test over the 50 states and capitals. Spelling counts.
Science: Green Lab Worksheet (Solar Cooker Questions) w/ Graph Paper
MONDAY APRIL 24
Spelling: Handout pages 204-205. ***Pretest Tuesday.
Math: Lesson 106 written practice pages 672-674 #1-30.
Social Studies: None***Test Wed. over the 50 states and capitals. Spelling counts.