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2014 - 2015 Curriculum Presentation Fourth Grade Team Mrs. Schneider, Mrs. Schmalstieg, Ms. Webb.

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1 Curriculum Presentation Fourth Grade Team Mrs. Schneider, Mrs. Schmalstieg, Ms. Webb

2 School-wide Guidelines The 3 B’s! 1.Be safe 2.Be responsible 3.Be respectful

3 Clip Chart! This school- wide behavior system emphasizes positive behavior based on the 3 Bs.

4 Homework 40 minutes per day 1. Reading (80 minutes per week) 2. Math The expectation for your child entering 4 th grade: Fluency of multiplication and division facts 0 through Spelling words

5 Graded Work Graded work and class work will be sent home every Friday in the front pocket of your student’s binder. Newsletters will be sent via . Please make sure we have your current . The newsletter includes: ◦ What we covered in class (in all curriculum areas) ◦ Anything upcoming that you should be aware of Please take out all your student’s work and review it with your child…this is yours to keep.

6 Accessing Grades Through the Parent Portal Link: https://sispxp.kyrene.org/https://sispxp.kyrene.org/ Click I am a parent Bookmark this page for easy access in the future!

7 Accessing Grades Through the Parent Portal Link: https://sispxp.kyrene.org/https://sispxp.kyrene.org/ If you are a returning user, enter your name and password If you are a new user, create an account with your 7 digit authorization key If you forgot your username and password, don’t worry! You can have it sent to you via . Please request it by sending an request to

8 Accessing Grades Through the Parent Portal Link: https://sispxp.kyrene.org/https://sispxp.kyrene.org/ If you forgot your username and password, don’t worry! You can have it sent to you via . Please request it by sending an request to

9 Reading Trophies: Research based instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, and text comprehension. We will incorporate the following into our reading instruction: Whole Group Small Group (ability based) Partner Reading Literature Studies S.Q.U.I.R.T. (silent reading)

10 Reading Skills Reading skills that we work very hard on in fourth grade are: Making inferences Main idea/ Summarizing Cause and effect Comprehension Sequencing Author’s Purpose

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12 WRITING PROCESS Prewriting Draft Revision Editing Publishing

13 Genres of Writing Narrative Opinion Informative/ Explanatory

14 LANGUAGE Analogies Context Clues Prefixes / Suffixes / Root Words Antonyms / Synonyms / Homonyms Figurative / Literal Language Types of Sentences Simple and Compound Sentences Subject and Predicate Quotation Marks Commas Parts of Speech Contractions Fact and Opinion

15 Spelling Kyrene School District has adopted the Trophies spelling program to go along with the reading program. This focuses on word families and story words. Each week: Each Monday, students will be given a Spelling Preview where they are given word family words. We will correct it together.They will take home this list of words in their home binder. Challenge words will be given to students who get 0 or 1 wrong on the preview. Spelling homework: practice the words using Spelling City at or by another method of your choice. Each Friday there will be a Spelling Test!

16 MATHEMATICS Focus On: Multiples and factors Prime, composite, and square numbers Applying multiplication and division strategies to solve problems with larger numbers Place value understanding for multi-digit numbers Understanding of fraction equivalence, operations, and connections to decimals Solving problems using multiplicative comparisons Solving problems by applying place value to multiplicative thinking Applying understanding of fraction equivalence and operations Exploring and analyzing the properties of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes Investigating data analysis Generating and analyzing patterns

17 Social Studies Learning Goals : I can understand that people in Arizona have always been affected by and changed the environment. I can understand that exploration in Arizona resulted in the founding of European colonies and changes for the local Native Americans. I can understand and explain the events that led to Arizona becoming a state. I can understand how and why the people of Arizona are responsible for their community, government and economy.

18 SCIENCE Scientific Process Making Observations Creating Hypothesis Test Hypothesis/ Collect Data Drawing Conclusions Communicate Results

19 Scientific Units of Study Animal Classification and Adaptations Water and Weather Electricity and Magnetism Renewable and Nonrenewable Sources

20 Kyrene Educational Resources Kyrene.org > students > educational resources

21 Parents, Students, Teachers ……………………… Together we will work as a TEAM to make this school year a positive one for our students.


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