November 18, 2017

4th Grade

4th Grade

Language Arts

Students learn the components of the writing process, practice writing in paragraphs, with a concentration on developing detailed opinion and persuasive writing techniques. Students will learn to use multiple strategies to improve reading comprehension, such as: summarizing, making inferences, visualizing, and analyzing cause and effect.  Using more precise words to expand detail and improve writing styles is a central focus on 4th grade Language Arts.

Math
(1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; 
(2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; 
(3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.

Science 
Health Science:Students learn the the functions of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, muscular, and skeletal systems, recreate them, and analyze why they are important through experiments and activities.
Life Science:Students learn how animals have survived through adaptation and natural selection.  Students learn how plants survive through pollination and photosynthesis, and conduct experiments/activities to see it’s importance.
Earth Science: We do not focus on earth science
Physical Science: Students conduct experiments to analyze the effects of gravity, force, wind, and wave amplitude

Social Studies
States and Regions of the United States

Spanish
La asignatura de Español contribuye al desarrollo de las competencias comunicativas de los estudiantes a través del abordaje de contenidos conceptuales, procedimentales y actitudinales. En cuarto grado, se realizan actividades como: lectura, análisis y redacción de textos informativos, narrativos, dramáticos y líricos; también dramatizaciones, declamaciones y presentaciones para el desarrollo de la expresión oral y la escucha. 

Estudios Sociales
Demuestran habilidades sociales básicas para el diálogo, establecer acuerdos y solucionar conflictos. Describen las características geográficas más sobresalientes de Centroamérica, interpretan los períodos de la evolución histórica como elementos para comprender y trascender el presente; análisis de las características multiculturales de Centroamérica. Adquieren la capacidad para argumentar y practicar la Democracia Participativa como forma de vida y gobierno. Reconocen y describen los valores cívicos, símbolos patrios y personalidades que representan nuestra nacionalidad.

Art
Students  develop skills such as, processing and analyzing, to respond to sensory Information through the language that is unique to the visual arts.
Students apply artistic processes and skills, using a variety of media to communicate meaning thus perceiving and responding to works of art, objects in nature, events, and the environment. They also use the vocabulary of the visual arts to express their observations.

P.E.
The student will be able to demonstrate warm up and cool down activities. Students are working on cooperation through varied games and activities.  Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate body position when during game play.  

Technology
Students complete the intermediate typing program and, in second semester, begin learning to precise instructions, which can be understood by a computer, to complete a given task.