Fourth Grade

In 4th grade, reading comprehension is a primary focus. An important distinction between narrator point of view and character perspective is addressed. Writing instruction increases and logical reasons, sequencing, and organization are emphasized. Students study plot and the ways in which it is impacted by other story elements. This is also the first time students are working with implied themes. Problem and solution and description are added as text structures for informational text. Students are also determining which sources in their research are valid.*

In grade 4, math instructional time will emphasize four areas: (1) extending understanding of multi-digit multiplication and division; (2) developing the relationship between fractions and decimals and beginning operations with both; (3) classifying and measuring angles and (4) developing an understanding for interpreting data to include mode, median and range.*

*From the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards for Reading and Mathematics

Social Studies in fourth grade is Florida centered, diving into geography, state history, government, and important people to our state.

Science instruction in fourth grade covers a wide variety of high level science material, including Earth-space science, physical science, and life science.  Students learn to apply the scientific method through various scientific inquiries and experiments.

We enjoy an annual field trip to St. Augustine in order to see our social studies curriculum come to life.  In addition, we venture over to Wonderworks in Orlando to have hands-on activities that apply the science learned throughout the year.