• 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 January!

     

    **Please make sure your child is reading for 25 minutes every night!**

     

     

     

    Math: In math, students will introduced to the basic principles of multidigit multiplication by focusing on extending multiplicaiton skills and exploring skills and learning double digit multiplication!  They will use their knowledge of multiplication to find the areas of rectangles as well.  Students should know their facts by now.  If they don't, please work on facts at least 10 minutes a night. 

       

    Science: Students have started their next science unit with Miss Radke.  They are learning about sound waves!


    Social Studies:  In Social Studies this month, we will be studying Power and Change in our country.  We are studying what a revolutionary is, and how people bring about change when they feel they are being treated unfairly.  Our class has discussed that there are many ways for people to bring about change.  We will discuss important revolutionaries in our country.


    Reading: In reading, students are contining to learning about non-fiction.  Students have learned that non-fiction texts are written in different structures.  Being familiar with these structures can help a reader to navigate the information in a specific way.  Students are using graphic organizers based on the structure to help take notes. They are also using boxes and bullets to take notes on main idea.


    Writing:  In writing, students are working on personal essay. They have written many personal essays already and are developing their craft.