Grade 4

   

WELCOME TO 4TH GRADE!


March 2020

I am very excited to have your child as one of my fourth grade students this school year! Also, I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with you and your child. I have high expectations for the academic school year, and am devoted to helping your child succeed! I believe that all students are unique and capable of learning.

Throughout the year, we will be working diligently to meet our curriculum requirements while preparing for the New York State tests in Language Arts, Math, and Science. We will be learning about New York State in Social Studies, covering many topics in Science, building our skills and concepts in Math, reading wonderful pieces of literature, and continuing to improve and fine tune our writing skills.

Here’s what we will be working on during the month of March!

            In Reading we will practice our comprehension strategies to find sequence in a story, main idea and details, and locating the plot in a story.  We will also study text structure, and monitor and clarify when we read to enhance our comprehension skills, as well, this month.

            Fourth graders will focus on the Number and Operations—Fractions domain this month, in Math.  We will learn that fractions can be represented using different types of models, drawings, and diagrams.  We’ll create equivalent fractions and compare fractions.  Students check their progress mid-half way through each chapter, review skills as they continue through the chapter, and close each chapter with a Math assessment. 

***Vocabulary in Math is very important in 4th Grade.  We will talk like mathematicians.  Practice at home on vocabulary terms, in addition to practice at school, is encouraged.***

             In Religion we celebrate a special time of year---Lent.  Lent is the period of 40 days which comes before Easter in the Christian calendar. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter.       .

            In Social Studies we’ll finish our unit on the Iroquois.  Students will then learn how Europeans came to New York, learn about the Dutch Colonies, and analyze the troubles between the Dutch and the English over North America.  The purpose of latitude and longitude, using the skill, and interpreting maps will be studied, as well, this month.

            Science has us learning how the internal and external structures of plants and animals help them grow, survive, behave, and reproduce.  

            A busy month lies ahead!  Working together – parent/student/teacher will ensure success for your child in 4th grade.

 
Mrs. Shivinsky             kshivinsky@cawb.org

                                   

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Mrs. Kelly Shivinsky - Grade 4
kshivinsky@cawb.org