• Welcome to 4th Grade!
    Teacher: Emily Whitman
    Contact: ewhitman@usrschoolsk8.com

    About Me: I have been teaching in Upper Saddle River since 2003. I have been both a 4th and 5th grade teacher here at Bogert School. I have two masters degrees both in education.  Please feel free to reach out to me anytime you need to!  We are a team working together to make sure your child has a wonderful and succesful year in 4th grade!  I can be reached at the above email address, or at 201-961-6350, extention 2024.  I will always try to get back to you the same day you contact me.  I look forward to teaching your child this year!


    Welcome to our 4th Grade Class!  


    Here are some things coming up in April:


    Math:  In math, we will be focusing on fraction concepts in unit 6.  Students will be learning long division.  Students will be learning the traditional method of division.  They will also be learning how to interpret remainders.    


    Science:  We will begin our unit on structure and function.  Throughout this unit, students learn how animals have adapted over time in order to surivive, grow, and reproduce in their environments.  

    Writing:  In writing, we will be working on our literary essay unit.  Students will be reading short texts in class and determining the theme of the text.  They will then use text evidence along with their ideas and feelings to support their thinking.  

    Reading:  In reading, students will be reading historical fiction books.  Students will learn how to analyze characters and time periods when reading stories about the past.  In class we will read Number the Stars as our class read aloud and mentor text. Through our study of this text, students will learn how key details matter so much to the story, and how taking careful notes are so important!