Welcome to the Fourth Grade at Groveland Park Elementary
Reader Workshop: Students will engage in reading a variety of literature individually,
in small group settings and as a whole class. Genres covered include: poetry, fiction, non-fiction.
Social Studies: Students will study major geographic regions of the United States, with
Minnesota emphasized in the spring.
Skills: Throughout the year, students will be presented with a variety of activities
designed to enhance their control of language. Some of the language areas covered are:
antonyms, synonyms, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, word ladders, using a dictionary,
using a thesaurus, easily confused words, multiple meaning words, inflections and base words.
Math: Each day students participate in a Math Review class. These concepts have been presented to students, in the past,
but sometimes more practice is needed. Three concepts are covered in a two week rotation.
On the last Friday, students are quizzed -- if 80% of the class passes a concept it will be dropped
and a new idea started the following week. The Everyday Math curriculum units are supplemented
with additional practice materials. Units of study in fourth grade include: geometry figures, multiplication,
division, estimation, fractions, decimals, percents, rates, area, perimeter, organizing data through charts and graphs, solids, weight,
Writing: Students will write for a variety of purposes and audiences. We use the "writing process" which teaches students to progress through the stages of prewriting, rough drafts, editing and final drafts.
Topics of fourth grade: A Moment in Time, Opinion Personal Narrative, Research Projects, and Fictional Narrative.
Field Trip Destinations:
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Ordway Performing Arts Center
Mississippi 'Journey to the Falls"
In School Residencies: