Welcome To Fourth Grade!
Be sure to study and read every night. Checkout all of the fun websites under our links folder. Keep SOARING Scholars!
Earbuds are now available at our school store for $6. Please bring in a pair from home or plan to purchase a pair prior to October 5th.
Math Unit Test: Unit 3 December 15th
Science Unit Test: Solar System December 7th
Force and Motion Unit Test January 13th
Social Studies Unit Test: Life in VA Colony November 30th
American Revolution Unit Test December 20th
Spelling City started this week. Be sure to check out the online website for lots of fun games. Check file folder labeled Spelling List to see current weekly list. Spelling tests will be on Friday's.
OUR CURRENT CLASSROOM TOPICS & TEST DATES
READING: Main Idea and Sequencing
We will have weekly quick checks to cover each language arts skill.
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WRITING Persuasive Writing
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MATH: Multiplication and Division
The focus of this unit is on providing students with continuing knowledge of the properties of and strategies for multiplication and division. By the end of this unit, students should be able to solve 2 by 2 digit and 2 by 3-digit multiplication problems and division problems with a single-digit divisor with and without remainders. Students will be expected to solve single and multi-step word problems.
Virginia Standards of Learning
4.4a Estimate sums, differences, products, and quotients of whole numbers.
4.4b Add, subtract, and multiply whole numbers.
4.4c Divide whole numbers, finding quotients with and without remainders.
4.4d Solve single-step and multistep addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems with whole numbers.
4.16a Recognize and demonstrate the meaning of equality in an equation.
4.16b Investigate and describe the associative property for addition and multiplication.
UNIT TEST DATE: December 15
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SCIENCE: SOLAR SYSTEM
This unit focuses on an understanding of our solar system. The area of focus is to provide an introduction to our solar system. This includes the planets in the solar system, their order in the solar system in relation to the sun, and the sizes of the planets in relation to the size of Earth. The inquiry skills delineated in SOL 4.1 represent what students should be able to do as a result of science investigations related to weather and should be incorporated into classroom experiences throughout the unit.
SOL 4.7 The student will investigate and understand the organization of the solar system. Key concepts include a) the planets in the solar system; b) the order of the planets in the solar system; and c) the relative sizes of the planets.
UNIT TEST DATE: December 7
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SOCIAL STUDIES: First Permanent English Settlement
In 1607, English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of the James River. They were sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, whose stockholders hoped to make a profit from the resources of the New World. They encountered hardships when dealing with Virginia’s geography and people. In spite of the many conflicts and struggles, the English colonists survived with the help of the Powhatan Indians and strong leadership of John Smith. With the arrival of women and Africans to the colony, as well as the establishment of the General Assembly in 1619, the stage was set for the formation of a diverse and permanent settlement that would lead to the formation of the United States of America.
Students will be able to independently use their learning to…
Understand that people explore, migrate, immigrate or emigrate for varying social, political, and economic reasons.
Understand that culture can be both a unifying and divisive force in human relations.
Understand that interactions among people may include areas of conflict and cooperation.
Understand why government is necessary.
Virginia Standards of Learning
VS.3 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the first permanent English settlement in America by
a) explaining the reasons for English colonization.
b) describing how geography influenced the decision to settle at Jamestown.
c) identifying the importance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London in establishing the Jamestown settlement.
d) identifying the importance of the General Assembly (1619) as the first representative legislative body in English America.
e) identifying the importance of the arrival of Africans and English women to the Jamestown settlement.
f) describing the hardships faced by settlers at Jamestown and the changes that took place to ensure survival.
g) describing the interactions between the English settlers and the native peoples, including the contributions of Powhatan to the survival of the settlers
UNIT TEST DATE: November 30
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