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- Perrot Park
- Heritage fair
- Villa Louis field trip
4th Grade Reading
In Fourth Grade, we have the Houghton Mifflin Reading series where we will dive into fun stories centering around Journeys, American Stories, Amazing Things, Solving Problems, Heroes, and Happenings in Nature. We also have two novel studies that we will read throughout the year: Sarah, Plain and Tall and A Lion to Guard Us.
The Birchbark House is the fourth grade read aloud which centers around Native American life in 1847. You will join Omakaiyas and her family on all their adventures trying to live on an island in the north woods.
All-Star Reading is an exciting program that we do in fourth grade. The students need to read at least 100 pages each month. If they reach their goal every month, then they will be eligible for the class pizza party in the beginning of June. The students LOVE to eat their reward of pizza for reading So many pages.
Fourth grade mathematics revolves around the exciting Everyday Mathematics, a reform program that emphasizes cooperative learning, hands-on manipulatives that students can use as visuals, and fun activities and games that encourage higher level thinking skills. It won't be long before fourth graders discover that there's often MANY ways to solve a problem, and all of them may be right!
Students will begin to use lattice multiplication, geometry, fractions, decimals, pre-algebra, measurement, BIG numbers, and many, many more exciting mathematical units on an Everyday basis!
4th Grade Social Studies
Fourth Grade Social Studies centers around Wisconsin State History. Throughout the year students will learn about important events, people, and places that make up our wonderful state Wisconsin. Here are some of the units we will be covering:
- Map Skills
- First People of Wisconsin: Native Americans
- Explorers and the Fur Trade
- Logging in Wisconsin
- Settlers/ Immigration
The Heritage Fair is the big project for fourth grade that occurs in the spring. Students are able to choose an important event or person that has helped shape Wisconsin's history. The students then research their topic, make a visual aid, and give a short oral presentation. It is a great way to learn about many important events that happened around Wisconsin!
Fourth grade science revolves around the exciting Foss Science program. Students will become very involved using 5 different units:
- Ideas and Inventions
- Human Body
- Solar System
So what's not to like about science? Students will be making their own inventions in class, doing experiments in cooperative groups, testing hypotheses about the effects of water and sound on objects, and making planet mobiles to display in the room.
Fourth graders can also look forward to two exciting days at Perrot State Park during autumn where they will experience many outdoor environmental science activities! Aren't we lucky to have such a great outdoor 'gift' in our backyard?