Fourth Grade Core
Fourth Grade Curriculum 3rd Quarter
Fourth graders are continuing to expand skills in communicating mathematical thinking, fluency with multiplication, and problem solving. This quarter, students will be moving from building and sketching 2-digit by 1-digit multiplication combinations to using the standard algorithm to multiply up to 3-digit by 2-digit numbers. We will also be working on probability and data analysis. Students will have experiences that help them move from naïve ways of thinking about chance toward a more sophisticated, analytical appreciation of chance.
Students will be continuing to hone skills in deeper comprehension, inference, and finding the “main idea” of a selection.
Fourth Graders will begin their science studies by designing scientific investigations using the scientific method. We will also be discovering “Bones and Skeletons.” Students will be learning some of the locations of major bones in the body, learning about growth, and skeletal safety. We will have some guest experts helping us out with this unit.
Students will be delving deeper into their study of the history of Oregon—including Lewis and Clark. We will also begin our journey on the Oregon Trail. Students will be gaining an understanding of the cultural, economic, and social factors which caused the westward expansion. They will be learning about the key events and people who shaped the history of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.