Fourth Grade

Teacher: James Elwell
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Fourth grade is a time of understanding who we are as a people, and our relationship to our not-so-distant past. Students journey along the Oregon Trail, encounter the history of the Northwest , and study our own community’s connection to this history. Local geography, mapmaking, and stories of indigenous people are part of these main lessons. Continued work in literacy includes the introduction of Norse and Finnish sagas. Formal study of verb tenses, letter writing, personal pronouns, poetry and alliteration are also covered. Arithmetic concepts are reviewed and estimation, place value, fractions, factoring, perimeter, area, and volume are explored. Science themes include animal kingdoms, magnetism, and electrical circuits.