Welcome To Fourth Grade!
Class Purpose: We come to school to learn and have fun!
Class Vision: Mrs. Minning's Fantastic 28 SOAR!
Mission: We will be prepared, hardworking, SOAR students while soaring to success!
Be sure to study and read every night. Checkout all of the fun websites under our links folder. Keep SOARING!
2017 SOL Schedule:
Reading Part 1 Friday May 12, 2017
Reading Part 2 Monday May 15, 2017
VA Studies Friday May 19, 2017
Math Tuesday May 23, 2017
Jamestown Field Trip Forms: Due April 7 with first payment
Science Unit Test: Plants: March 31
VA Studies Unit Test: 20th and 21st Centuries April 5
Math Unit Test: Geometry Part A April 4 and Part B April 5
Language Arts: Weekly Quick Checks
OUR CURRENT CLASSROOM TOPICS & TEST DATES
We will have weekly quick checks to cover each language arts skill.
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WRITING: Robot Writing
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The focus of this unit is on providing students with
hands-on experiences with geometric concepts related to plane figures.
These concepts include developing an understanding about lines,
including parallel and perpendicular lines. Additionally, students will
explore concepts related to congruency including transformations:
translations, (slides) reflections (flips), and rotations (turns). At
the conclusion of this unit, students should also understand properties
of polygons and be able to identify, name, and group polygons that have
up to ten sides. Teachers should focus more on the properties of figures
rather than on simple identification.
Virginia Standards of Learning
Students will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to:
4.10a Identify and describe representations of points,
lines, line segments, rays, and angles, including endpoints, and
4.10b Identify representations of lines that illustrate
intersection, parallelism, and perpendicularity. 4.11a Investigate
congruence of plane figures after geometric transformations, such as
reflection, translation, and rotation, using mirrors, paper folding, and
4.11b Recognize the images of figures resulting from geometric transformations, such as translation, reflection, and rotation.
4.12a Define polygon.
4.12b Identify polygons with 10 or fewer sides.
UNIT TEST DATE: April 4, 2017 Part A; April 5, 2017 Part B
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This unit focuses on an understanding of plants. By the end of the unit students will understand the structures of plants and the functions of those structures. Students have already learned (Grades 3 and 4) that plants are producers; now they will learn how plants make their own food through photosynthesis. The structures responsible for plant reproduction will be examined as well as the processes of pollination, fertilization, seed dispersal, and germination. Plant adaptations will also be investigated by the students.
SOL 4.4 The student will investigate and understand basic plant anatomy and life processes. Key concepts include
a) the structures of typical plants and the function of each structure;
b) processes and structures involved with plant reproduction;
d) adaptations allow plants to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment.
UNIT TEST DATE: March 31, 2017
SOCIAL STUDIES: VA in the 20th and 21st Centuries
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This unit of study explores Virginia’s shift from a
primarily rural, agricultural society to a more urban, industrialized
society. Students examine Virginia’s role in social and political issues
dealing with segregation, Massive Resistance, and Civil Rights.
Virginians who made social, political, and/or economic contributions and
impacted international events are examined.
Students will be able to independently use their learning to…
Understand that individual and group efforts have shaped the civil rights struggle in America.
Understand that communities change over time.
Understand that across
time, technological innovations have had both positive and negative
effects on people, places, and regions.
Virginia Standards of Learning
VS.9a-d The student will demonstrate knowledge of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Virginia by
a) describing the economic and social transition from a
rural, agricultural society to a more urban, industrialized society,
including the reasons people came to Virginia from other states and
b) identifying the impact of Virginians, such as Woodrow Wilson and George C. Marshall, on international events.
c) identifying the social and political events in Virginia
linked to desegregation and Massive Resistance and their relationship to
d) identifying the political, social, and/or economic
contributions made by Maggie L. Walker; Harry F. Byrd, Sr.; Oliver W.
Hill; Arthur R. Ashe, Jr.; A. Linwood Holton, Jr.; and L. Douglas
UNIT TEST DATE: April 5th, 2017
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