Grade 4

First Grade Team

 

Welcome to 4th Grade!








 



Teachers 

Ashley Vogel (AM) 651-683-6969 ext. 92709 Ashley.Vogel@district196.org
Donald Backner 651-683-6969 ext. 92744 Donald.Backner@district196.org
Angela Schlede 651-683-6969 ext. 92171 Angela.Schlede@district196.org
Rebecca Deltour (PM) 651-683-6969 ext. 92722 Rebecca.Deltour@district196.org
Bonnie Schmitz 651-683-6969 ext. 92725 Bonnie.Schmitz@district196.org
Courtney Norman 651-683-6969 ext. 92726 Courtney.Norman@district196.org

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Curriculum
Language Arts
  Reading
      1. Skills
         Monitoring and Correcting
         Predicting
         Connecting
         Questioning
         Retelling
         Summarizing
         Synthesizing
         Evaluating
         Building Fluency

     2. Students are taught reading skills through whole group instruction, Guided Reading groups, and literature circle groups.

     3. Independent Reading – Each child is individually tested to determine a correct reading level. The students are expected to read a minimum of 30 books at their level. They are asked to read from various fiction and nonfiction genres.

  Word Study
        Dictionary and Thesaurus Skills
        Vocabulary Building
        Spelling – 150 Must Know Words and 16 lists with rules that establish a pattern.

   Writing
        Types of writing include: descriptive, personal narratives, informative reports, letters, poetry, persuasive writing, and essays.

        Conventions taught include: punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and grammar.

        Content includes: focus on the topic, organization, word choice, tone, and bringing a paper through prewriting, revision and editing.

   Listening and Speaking
        In formal and informal settings talking in front of classmates as well as adults and incorporating the thoughts of others.

   Cursive Writing
        Reviewing lower and upper case letters.
        Focusing on size, slant, shape, spacing and joining letters.

Math
   Grouping
          Our math classes are ability grouped with one high ability group, two middle ability groups and a low ability group.  The Title I students receive service in their math class. Each teacher generally covers the same material, but the pace is faster in the higher ability groups. Groups are formed based on several criteria including: fall Math MAP test scores, third grade   teacher’s recommendation, fourth grade readiness test, and problem solving assessment. Groups are usually formed in the early fall.
           
Topics and Skills – Problem solving and algebra are woven through each topic.
          Reading and writing whole numbers to 100,000
          Place Value and number sense
          Addition and subtraction concepts and facts
          Multiplication and division concepts and facts
          Multiplication by 1 and 2 digit multipliers
          Division by 1 digit divisors
          Money and Measurement (metric, and customary)
          Time, Data, and Graphs
          Geometry
          Fractions concepts and addition and subtraction of fractions
          Decimals
          Probability

Science
         Water
         Simple Machines
         Sound
         Human Body

Social Studies
         Physical Geography
         Geography of North America
         Minnesota

Health
         The units studied are:
                    Safety and First Aid
                    Mental/Emotional/Social Health - Through the Second Step Program
                    Chemical Health
                    Nutrition
                    Human Growth and Development
                    Diseases

Click here to view a more complete description of the District 196 Curriculum.

 

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