We use a variety of teaching methods while focusing on DOL, six-trait writing, reading strategies, genres, trade books, guided reading, and connecting through thematic instruction (heroes, problem-solvers, and journeys).
Houghton Mifflin Reading
Fourth grade focuses on many important mathematical concepts including multi-digit multiplication, geometry, place value, basic division concepts, order of operations, area and perimeter, and much, much more! We also work throughout the year on mastery of basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Students participate in a variety of hands-on units including Animal Studies, Electric Circuits, Food Chemistry, and Land and Water. Throughout these units, students use experiment-based learning to develop an understanding of each subject matter.
4th grade students begin the school year studying the geography of regions in the United States, using the Rand McNally student atlas. We finish the school year learning about Wisconsin history from the Ice Age through the Civil War using the textbook "Wisconsin Journeys".