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welcome to curriculum night 4 th grade
Welcome to Curriculum Night4th Grade
  • Welcome!
  • Housekeeping
  • Classroom Management
  • Curriculum Overview
  • Common Core Shifts
  • Homework
  • Schedule
  • Question & Answer
  • Special Classes Video
  • Tax Credit donations are the source of our

Grand Canyon field trip funding (please donate online)

  • Room moms needed for all classrooms
  • Reminders: Traffic, cell-phones, visitors, & treats
  • Email communication is best!
  • Monkey fund-raiser began Friday, 8/2
behavior plan

Earn respect & compliments

Earn P.A.C.K. awards

Earn “Basha Bucks” to spend in class auctions

Earn classroom privileges

Earn “Excellent” indicators on report cards


…class meeting resolutions

…loss of “Basha Bucks” to spend in quarterly auctions

…loss of recess/privileges

…parent contact

…earn less-than-excellent indicators on report cards

Behavior Plan
curriculum overview
Curriculum Overview
  • Standards-based curriculum & instruction:

Common Core

Visit CUSD or the AZ Dept. of Education website to view standards

  • Assessment: AIMS (PARCC in 2015)
essential language arts ela shifts with common core
Essential Language Arts (ELA)Shifts with Common Core

4th Grade now a 50/50 balance of more complex informational and literary text

“College & Career” use mainly informational reading comprehension and writing skills

Answers now text-based rather than based on students’ prior knowledge or experience

Building a staircase of text complexity using academic vocabulary and content

mathematics shifts with common core
Mathematics Shiftswith Common Core

Strong conceptual knowledge and ability to apply to problem solving inside and outside of classroom

Deeper conceptual understanding- extension of previous learning

Procedural skill and fluency

Strategic reasoning and collaboration

Standards for Mathematical Practice

  • 4th Grade Scott Foresman text
  • TERC investigations & projects
  • Hands-on concept development
  • Balance of problem solving & computation skills
  • Class participation (“Explain your thinking”)
  • Mental math & logic
  • Homework practice & projects
  • Math quizzes & unit tests
  • 4th Grade Trophies Basal Reader
  • Complex informational text (50%)
  • Integration of Science & Social Studies
  • Literature study: Genres, authors, themes, etc.
  • Literature response logs & book projects (IRP)
  • Participation in literature discussion circle
  • Reading skill exercises
  • Vocabulary study & tests
  • Oral reading to develop fluency
  • Sustained silent reading
  • Literature read-along
  • Book quizzes, unit tests, and essay exams
  • English grammar instruction & quizzes
  • Writing across the curriculum
  • 6 Traits of Good Writing
  • Spelling tests & self-editing
  • Expository writing-opinion & argument
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry recitations & writing
  • Oral reports & presentations
  • Computer word processing---FLASH DRIVE
  • Research reports
  • Homework projects
  • Handwriting
  • Cursive
  • Keyboarding
flexible grouping
Flexible Grouping

Targeting students’ individual needs in Mathematics and Reading/Language Arts

Changing rooms for a designated period of time each day

Teaching skills that will help students become independent, fluent readers who can comprehend strategically

Developing concepts & mathematical practices that will help students compute and problem solve strategically

  • 4th Grade Harcourt texts
  • Focus on inquiry skills and process
  • Science Fair projects
  • Integration with math
  • Related vocabulary & spelling
  • Research emphasis
  • Presenting & note taking
  • Homework projects
  • Quizzes and unit tests
  • Expository Writing
social studies
Social Studies
  • 4th grade Harcourt texts
  • Arizona Social Studies Weekly
  • Geography & map skills
  • Related vocabulary & spelling
  • Research emphasis
  • Homework projects
  • Presenting & note taking
  • Quizzes and unit tests
  • Expository writing
4 th grade topics
Social Studies

AZ government/ Civics

Arizona History &

historical heroes

Geography of the


First Peoples of SW

Economics (Jr. Ach.)


Inquiry Process

Life Science:


Physical Science:


Earth Science:


4th Grade Topics
  • Keyboarding
  • Netiquette (etiquette on the net)
  • Publishing (brochures, letters, reports, stories, articles, essays, etc.)
  • Multi-media (Power Point)
  • B.Y.O.T.- Flash Drive
  • Parent Portal on Infinite Campus

(See handout)

  • Portfolio system
  • Use of scoring guides and rubrics
  • Participation and effort points
  • Assignments below 70% may be re-done at parent request (excluding tests)
  • Report card grades according to district standards:
  • Consistently outstanding work (90-100%) = “A”
  • Consistently above average (80-89%)= “B”
  • Consistently satisfactory work (70-79%) = “C”
  • Consistently below standard (60-69%)= “D”
  • Read a minimum of 20 minutes per night & record on monthly Reading Log in folder & signed by parent---checked each week.
  • Assigned on a weekly basis: Comes home each Friday, due back the next Friday
  • Problems or questions? Students should ask their teacher for help on Monday or Tuesday.
  • Students will bring Agendas home Friday for parents to sign, and return them Monday.
study skills


are the key to success in 4th Grade .

daily schedule
Daily Schedule
  • 8:05 Campus open
  • 8:25 Bell rings
  • 8:45-9:45 Specials (30 min.)
  • 10:00-12:00 Reading/Language Arts
  • 12:00 Lunch Recess
  • 12:20 Lunch
  • 12:50 Mathematics
  • 2:00-2:15 Recess
  • 2:15-2:55 Science/Social Studies
  • 2:55 Clean up
  • 3:00 Dismissal
let s roll
Let’s Roll !

“You know that the beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time when the character is being formed.”