Welcome to Fourth
Grade! Get ready for a fun and exciting
Math: Students will continue practicing their math facts and apply
their knowledge when learning multi-digit multiplication and division. Geometry, problem solving, number patterns,
and place value are just some of the topics that will be explored.
Reading: Students are now
reading to learn. They will apply their
reading strategies to comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction
text. Responding to reading by stopping
and jotting down their thinking, making inferences, predictions, connections,
and creating questions will help students to dig deeper into the text. Comprehension Toolkit, Lead 21, Read Aloud,
and Literature Circles are all part of our reading program.
Writing: Our fourth grade
students will be writing personal narratives, opinion and functional pieces,
poetry, and information paragraphs. Most
of their writing will be focused on information writing and creating five
paragraph essays using information they have researched.
Science: Our science units include electricity, matter, and watery
earth. Hands-On experiments, the
scientific method, and working cooperatively with their peers is emphasized
during science instruction.
Social Studies: Pennsylvania here we come! This year we will study our state, learning
about our symbols, government, cities, geography, and forefathers. Additionally we will study the five regions
of the United States.
We also can’t
forget our football and kickball games that Mr. Tonik presides over during
Fourth Grade is
FANTASTIC! We all look forward to a
wonderful year where we see our students
grow not just academically but encompass the Mill Creek spirit of Respect,
Responsibility, and Honor.
The Fourth Grade Team