Welcome to 4th Grade!
Teacher: Emily Whitman
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 February:
*We will have our Valentine's Day Party on February 14th. Students will make Valentine Bags in class. Students are encourged to bring in Valentine's to celebrate. Please remember if you students bring in Valentine's, one for everyone please!
Math: In math, we will be focusing on fraction concepts in unit 5. Students will learn how to decompose a fraction, add and subtract fractions, and learn mixed number addition and subtraction. We will also learn how to read a line plot and graph information from a chart onto a line plot. Students will review geometry conepts as well.
Social Studies: We are beginning our unit on Immigration. This exciting unit will teach students why people from many other countries came to America. Students will learn the struggles of an immigrant. They will learn why immigrants chose to come to America, and what opportunities they had when they came here. Students will research the reasons immigrants left their home countries. Students will learn what the voyage over was like, and what Ellis Island was like once they arrived. They will understand what life was like for an immigrant when arriving. Students will become part of our "Living Museum" at the culmination of our unit.
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 short texts and analyzing the theme of the texts. They will find specific evidence to support the theme they chose. Students will learn how important it is to have specific text evidence to support their chosen theme.