GRADE FOUR

GRADE FOUR - Curriculum

MAGNET SCHOOL CURRICULUM

MATH

The district adopted a new math curriculum called “Bridges in Mathematics.” The curriculum provides tools, strategies, and materials to implement the NCTM and Minnesota State Standards. Classroom math activities include a combination of whole-group, small group and independent projects. Lessons include complex visual models to create pictures in the mind’s eye that help learners invent, understand, and remember mathematical ideas. Students are encouraged to explore, test, and justify their reasoning.

HEALTH

The fourth graders will learn about responsibility, chemical health, safety, growth and development, and diseases.

SCIENCE

The students learn about energy (electricity & magnetism), water, microbiology, inventions, and earth materials.

SOCIAL STUDIES

The emphasis throughout the year is on geography. The students discover how the land and the environment affect the people who live there.

LITERACY

A balanced literacy program is promoted with writing, spelling, and reading all integrated. The students are encouraged to read independently at home throughout the year and at school during independent reading time.