I am very excited to have your child as one of mySUPER 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 MAY!
In Reading we will read a biography and 2 realistic fiction stories. We will focus on drawing conclusions, fact and opinion, and sequence. We will infer and summarize to help us with our comprehension, as well. New vocabulary and spelling words are introduced at the beginning of each story. I recommend looking over and studying words every night to ensure success on Spelling and Reading Tests.
Fourth graders study Geometry in Math. Students will draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles. They will also draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines, and be able to identify these in two-dimensional figures. We’ll measure angles and draw angles, too.
Assessments are administered mid-half way through each chapter. We will review skills as we 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.***
May is the month for Mary. In Religion we will identify experiences of praise, learn about the Magnificat, Mary’s song of praise, and develop a relationship with Mary, the Mother of God.
In Science, we will learn about 6 Simple Machines. They make work easier by changing the direction or strength of a force. Students will be able to identify these simple machines in our everyday lives and explain how they make our own lives easier.
In Social Studies we will study the beginning of the American Revolution, the 13 Colonies declaring independence, and the United States victory and independence from Great Britain.
A busy month lies ahead! Working together – parent/student/teacher will ensure success for your child in 4th grade.
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Mrs. Kelly Shivinsky - Grade 4