Fourth Grade Curriculum

Room 202 - Mrs. Ellen McNichols

RELIGION
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.

HANDWRITING
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.

MATH
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.

SPELLING
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.

SOCIAL STUDIES
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
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

CHALLENGE WORDS

internal        ornament     interview

           universe        article

 

HOMEWORK

FRIDAY APRIL 28

Reading:  None

English:  None

Spelling:  None

Math:  Lesson 107 written practice pages 678-679 #1-30.

Religion:  None

Social Studies:  None

Please sign the Assignment Book for Monday.

 

THURSDAY APRIL 27

There is no homework in any subject.

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26

Reading:  None

English:  None

Spelling:  Handout page 209.  ***Test Thurs.

Math:  None

Religion:  None

Social Studies:  None

Please sign and return the yellow folder for Thursday.

 

TUESDAY APRIL 25

Reading: None

English:  None

Spelling:  Handout pages 206-207.

Math:  None

Religion:  None

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

Reading:  None

English:  None

Spelling:  Handout pages 204-205.  ***Pretest Tuesday.

Math:  Lesson 106 written practice pages 672-674 #1-30.

Religion:  None

Social Studies:  None***Test Wed. over the 50 states and capitals. Spelling counts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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