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Fourth Grade Goals

April

BY THE END OF APRIL 2018 STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO…

READING
UNIT 4
UNIT 4: EQ ;HOW DO THINGS CHANGE? HOW DO THEY STAY THE SAME? STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON HOW FAMILIAR THINGS CHANGE AND HOW WEATHER CREATES PROBLEMS.
KNOWLEDGE GOALS:
STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND CHANGE AND HOW CHANGE CAN CREATE DIFFICULTY AS WELL AS IN A POSITIVE WAY.

MATH
UNIT 7
MONEY AND TIME
EQ: HOW DO YOU USE THE VALUES OF COINS AND BILLS TO FIND THE TOTAL VALUE OF A GROUP OF MONEY, AND HOW DO YOU READ TIMES SHOWN ON ANALOG AND DIGITAL CLOCKS?

SOCIAL STUDIES
UNIT 4
EQ: WHAT IS THE GOVERNMENT AND WHY DO PEOPLE NEED LAWS?
The United States is founded on the principles of democracy, and these principles are reflected in all types of communities.
PRINCIPLES OF DEMOCRACY:
Students will focus on how the United States was founded on Democratic Principles (Dignity for all, equality, fairness, respect for authority and rules.)
Students will focus on how the Government protects the rights of citizens, promotes fairness, and helps people.
WRITING
UNIT 4
DESCRIPITION WRITING

STUDENTS WILL FOCUS ON WRITING ABOUT A TOPIC AND DESCRIBING IT IN AN ESSAY. DESCRIPTION CREATES A PICTURE OF A PERSON, PLACE, OR THING. WHEN YOU WRITE A DESCRIPTION, YOU USE DETAILS THAT HELP THE READERS, SEE HEAR, SMELL, TASTE, OR FEEL WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING.

SCIENCE
PLANT DIVERSITY
NEW PLANTS
2- Students will begin their investigation of plants by exploring how plants grow
3-Students will learn about how different habitats affect plant growth.
Key Ideas:
LE. Key Idea 1: Living things are both similar to and different from each other and from nonliving things.
LE. Key Idea 2: Organisms inherit genetic information in a variety of ways that result in continuity of structure and function between parents and offspring.
LE. Key Idea 3: Individual organisms and species change over time.
LE. Key Idea 4: The continuity of life is sustained through reproduction and development.
LE. Key Idea 5: Organisms maintain a dynamic equilibrium that sustains life.
HABITATS:
RAINFOREST, ARTIC, DESERT, OCEAN
To achieve this improvement, the Subtidal Habitat Goals Project proposes:
• Increasing the quantity of desired but currently limited habitats;
• Emphasizing support of native species;
• Increasing our understanding of the physical and biological processes that affect subtidal habitats and the use of these habitats by species.


 

 

March

Math

Students will add and subtract fractions with like denominators using models and the properties of addition.

Reading
By the end of the unit, students will be able to compare and contrast implicit and explicit parts of texts by using key words. Students will also be able to use sequencing and graphic sources to grow a deeper understanding of the texts they are reading.

Social Studies
By the end of March, students will be able to identify and provide details about the government of New York. They will be able to discuss the rights of citizens and the important figures in history that helped attain those rights.

Writing
By the end of March, students will be able to convince readers to accept an idea through an argument or persuasive essay.

February

Math

-students will use a variety of strategies such as multiplication to write equivalent fractions and use models to show equivalent fractions.
-students will compare and order fractions using benchmarks, number lines and common denominators.

January

Math
Divide by 1-digit numbers by:
Estimating quotients
Interpreting the remainders
Using compatible numbers
The Distributive Property
Repeated Subtraction
Regrouping

December

Writing
By the end of the unit, students will be able to generate a compare and contrast essay using the steps of the writing process.

Reading
By the end of the unit, students will be able to draw conclusions about the story and identify the main idea by using background knowledge, inferring, and questioning strategies.

Social Studies
By the end of the unit, students will be able to describe the similarities and differences between the Algonquin and Iroquois Native American cultures of New York.   

Math
Use a variety of strategies to solve 2- digit multiplication problems. Some strategies include Distributive Property, Bar Models, Partial Products and regrouping.
Find factors and multiples of given numbers.
Generate and describe number patterns