Welcome to Fourth Grade!
Class Purpose: We come to school to learn and have fun!
Class Vision: We will be amazing students that will try our hardest at everything we do. We will be super readers and never give up!
Mission: We will accomplish our goals by making sure everyone is included and doesn't need help. We will always have our noses in a good book!
Be sure to study and read every night. Checkout all of the fun websites under our links folder. Keep SOARING Scholars!
Check with your scholar as he/she may be in need of a new 3-subject spiral notebook for Science and/or Social Studies. Glue sticks and Pencils too!
IMPORTANT: Please turn in your scholar's field trip form prior to April 7th!! Chaperone forms are due ASAP as they will be picked on March 1st.
BINGO Night is March 10th. Please be sure to bring your family out for a good time! :) Check our PTO website for more details.
Jamestown Field Trip Forms: Due April 7 with first payment
Science Unit Test: Plants: March 31
VA Studies Unit Test: Reconstruction March 15
Math Unit Test: Measurement: March 23 and 24
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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The focus of this unit is on providing students with hands-on experiences with measuring weight/mass, length, liquid volume, and elapsed time. At the conclusion of this unit, students should be able to estimate, measure, and convert units within the same system. Students should also be able to determine elapsed time within a 12-hour period..
Virginia Standards of Learning
Students will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to:
4.6a Estimate and measure weight/mass and describe the results in U.S. Customary and metric units as appropriate.
4.6b Identify equivalent weight/mass measurements between units within the U.S. Customary system and between units within the metric system.
4.7a Estimate and measure length, and describe the result in both metric and U.S. Customary units.
4.7b Identify equivalent length measurements between units within the U.S. Customary system and between units within the metric system
4.8a Estimate and measure liquid volume and describe the results in U.S. Customary units.
4.8b Identify equivalent liquid volume measurements between units within the U.S. Customary system.
4.9 Determine elapsed time in hours and minutes within a 12-hour period.
UNIT TEST DATE: March 23, 2017
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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
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SOCIAL STUDIES: Reconstruction
Background and unit focus: After the surrender at Appomattox in April 1865, the Civil War was finally over. At a cost of over 630,000 lives and the destruction of the South’s economy and much of its landscape, the union had emerged triumphant, and about 4 million enslaved African Americans were freed. Now the nation faced the overwhelming task of reuniting, providing for the freed slaves, and rebuilding the South.
Students will learn about the effects of Reconstruction on life in Virginia following the Civil War, including the impact of “Jim Crow” laws & segregation and how rebuilding the South resulted in the growth of cities and industries in Virginia.
Virginia Standards of Learning
VS.8 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the reconstruction of Virginia following the Civil War by
a) identifying the effects of Reconstruction on life in Virginia.
b) identifying the effects of segregation and “Jim Crow” on life in Virginia for whites, African Americans, and American Indians.
c) describing the importance of railroads, new industries, and the growth of cities to Virginia’s economic development.
UNIT TEST DATE: March 15
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