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4th grade

Mrs. Melissa Jones, principal
Mrs. Tobie McPhail, assistant principal
5437 Crumpacker Dr.
Roanoke, VA  24019
(540) 977-5870
(540) 977-5879 (fax)

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WELCOME to Fourth Grade!
  

Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. Sowers, and Mrs. Jones welcome you to fourth grade!  Please check out our Fourth grade website!

Fourth grade is a year of academic and social growth. Fourth graders will be focusing on skills to help them become more independent and responsible students. Bonsack’s fourth graders can expect a year full of interesting and fun-filled learning activities!

 Fourth grade goals:
           
* To develop more independence
   
         * To encourage responsibility
   
         * To develop an appreciation for reading through novel studies
            * To become an organized student ready for learning
            * To help students become good citizens
            * To develop independent thinking
            * To begin to prepare students for middle school through interactive
learning

           Areas of Curriculum:

English

*    Read and study biographies, autobiographies, mysteries, and realistic fiction
*    Learn to read for specific information

*    Comprehension skills
*    Writing skills
*    Oral presentations
*    Learn proofreading skills and editing skills
*    Develop research skills
*    Grammar
*    Spelling

Math

*    Develop strategies and application skills for problem solving by working independently and in small groups.
*    Know multiplication and division facts.
*    Continue to develop number sense through estimation and mental math.
*    Work to master multiple digit addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division computation skills.
*    Continue explorations of fractions, decimals and geometry.
*    Increase knowledge of customary and metric measurements.
*    Be challenged with logic and reasoning problems.  Continue explorations of fractions, decimals and geometry.
*    Work with graphs, probability and patterns.

Social Studies

*    Study Virginia 's geography
*    Develop an awareness of the importance of protecting our natural resources
*    Study Virginia 's history form 1607 to the present
*    Read and create timelines, maps and graphs
*    Learn about economic growth in Virginia and its impact
*    Civic development including local, state and national government
*    Citizenship

Science and Technology

*    Investigate and understand energy
*    Understand and investigate characteristics of electricity
*    Study plant anatomy and life processes
*    Investigate and understand how weather occurs and can be predicted
*    Learn how plants and animals interact in an ecosystem
*    Study nutritional needs for a healthy lifestyle
*    Discover and understand the relationship among the Earth, Moon, and Sun
*    Use multimedia technology in each unit of study
*    Involve students in experiments with each unit
*    Develop projects that relate to the unit content
*    Study of meteorology

Study Skills

*    Learn organizational skills.
*    Develop good study habits.
*    Learn study techniques.
*    Assume more responsibility for own learning, including homework.
*    Technology skills and applications.
*    Test taking strategies
*    Preparation for SOL tests (Virginia Studies, Math, and Reading )

 

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Last modified: September 19, 2012
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