4th Grade Curriculum​​



MATH
Students learn Geometry, Number Sense, Operations, Problem Solving, Patterns, Decimals, Measurement, Money, Statistics and Probability and Fractions through the spiraling program of Everyday Math.  The students learn through hands on experiences, math box activities, games, mental math exercises and math message investigations.

Everyday Math Digital Resources: 
www.connected.mcgraw-hill.com/connected/pictorialLoginSchool.do?code=v5m5

www.ixl.com/signin/usrschoolsk8

Example:  Spirsos@usrschoolsk8
5 digit code

*Steps for logging in to Everyday Math and printing homelinks:

Your child has his/her username and password taped to the inside front cover of their planner notebook.

1.  Go to www.everydaymathonline.com

2.  Type in your child's username, and then click "Log In." ( a separate box will then pop up for the password.)

3.  Type in your child's 3-digit password, and click "Log In" again.

4.  First choose the unit and lesson of the Home Link your child needs.  For example, if you child needs to complete Home Link 6-4, you would choose Unit 6, Lesson 4.

 

MATH LINKS:
Practice math skills- choose a level and skill to practice

http://www.adaptedmind.com/Math-Worksheets.html?gclid=CK62iMnc5M8CFQZZhgodkygMEg



Pascal's Triangle 
http://dimacs.rutgers.edu/~judyann/LP/lessons/12.days.pascal.html
http://www.cabrillo.edu/~mladdon/math15/PascalsTriangleWorksheet.pdf
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/ColoringMultiples/
READING Students continue to learn to think and read critically through reader's workshop mini-lessons.  A variety of genres, including fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, and poetry will be investigated.  Students will practice specific reading skills independently by reading their "Just-Right" books as well as through cooperative reading partnerships.

LINKS:
Non Fiction Research Links:

Online:  awesomelibrary.org

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

http://eschooltoday.com/natural-disasters

http://www.ready.gov/kids/know-the-facts/drought

http://kidcyber.com.au/tag/natural-disasters-for-kids/   (scroll down)

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/  (search for the 101 videos.  Drought 101, tsunami 101, etc)


Historical fiction time periods:
​​NonfictionResources (2).pdfNonfictionResources (2).pdf

Book Reviews- Children's Literature
This is a GREAT resource for finding books to read!!
sweetonbooks.com

Animal Research Websites for Kids

http://kids.sandiegozoo.org/
https://kids.nwf.org/kids.aspx
http://pbskids.org/wildkratts/
http://www.animalfactguide.com/animal-facts/
http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/
http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals.html

Newsela Link: 
https://newsela.com/quickjoin/#/JGJGQC


​WRITING ​Through the writing process and writer's notebooks and journals, students learn the craft and techniques of writing.  Students will explore writing in many genres including personal narrative, realistic fiction, essay, and poetry.  
SCIENCE Our science program is a hands-on exploration of the following topics: Energy and Waves, Structure and Function, and Earth's systems and processes.

Rock Cycle Website:
https://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/diagram.html

http://www.ducksters.com/science/rocks.php

Earth Science:
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1179152#anchor
Layers of the earth:

http://www.ngkids.co.uk/science-and-nature/structure-of-the-earth


WATER CYCLE:

https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids.html

http://www.kidzone.ws/water/index.html

https://www.fcwa.org/story_of_water/html/hydrocycle.htm

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/astronomy/planets/earth/Watercycle.shtml


Advanced Site:

https://water.usgs.gov/edu/watercycle-kids-adv.html



SOCIAL STUDIES
In Social Studies students explore Communities, Map Skills, Immigration, Government, Economics. These topics are explored by integrating texts and technology, are extended through literature, and expressed through culminating performance activities.

ECONOMICS GAME- PRESS COFFEE SHOP TO PLAY OR USE WEB ADDRESS:

COFFEE SHOP
http://www.coolmath-games.com/0-coffee-shop

BE YOUR OWN BOSS
http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/games/boss/

​WORD STUDY Words Their Way is a phonics, vocabulary, and spelling program. Children learn to look closely at words to compare, contrast, and classify categories of sounds and words. Word meanings are discussed. Students engage in a variety of activities in school and at home to practice their spelling and vocabulary skills.