4th Grade Academic Experience
Reading – Each week we will follow the same general plan. Each Monday students will be assigned a new story. With every story students will have new vocabulary words and new amazing words that we will focus on all week. Students will have a Reading and Vocabulary skill that will be introduced and focused on throughout the week. On Friday, they will be tested on the vocabulary and reading skills. After every five stories we will review all the skills and take a Unit test over those skills.
Spelling – A new unit will be introduced each Monday. The words will be used and worked with throughout the week. Each child needs to study for the spelling test. The spelling test will be over the 20 Basic words every Friday with 5 bonus words from the Challenge Word section. Students also need to practice their cursive handwriting with their spelling words.
Language – Grammar skills will be taught weekly. Tests will be given at the end of each unit.
Math – We will have a new math lesson just about every day. St the end of the lesson, we will have a practice sheet. I believe it is important for your child to practice the new skill in order to master the skill. Students will also be keeping a math journal to help with the new skills being learned. Out math book has 16 different topics or subjects. At the end of each topic, they will be tested to show understanding of the lessons from that particular topic.
Science – There are three units in our Science curriculum this year. We will be teaching Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science. Students will be participating in science experiments and writing in their Science journal. Test will be given as needed.
Social Studies – Our Social Studies curriculum teaches about what was going on in Tennessee and in the world at the same time. They will be learning about Native Americans, explorers, the American Revolution, our government, and events that lead to the Civil War.