Mrs. Eastridge's Classroom

Social Studies

Have you ever wondered when Indiana became a state?  Have you ever driven by the Constitutional Elm and wondered why it was so special?  Well, we will learn about this and so much more when we study the journey that brought Indiana to statehood.  If you'd like to learn more, please visit the Indiana Historical Society's website.

One of our units of study in social studies is the early Native American cultures that thrived in Indiana before it was known as Indiana.  The tribes we will be studying include:

The United States has some wonderful national parks that you might like to visit one day.  To see a complete list of our national parks, click here.

We will be doing some brief research on a few of our national parks.  For this exercise, you will need these links:

In fourth grade, we cover all sorts of ground in the area of math.  One of our biggest pushes will be for all students to demonstrate mastery of multiplication and division facts.  The memorization of these facts will support so many of the other things that we will learn.  Parents are encouraged to assist their children in demonstrating mastery of these facts.

The links below may be helpful in learning the multiplication facts:
In addition to the facts, we will also spend a lot of time on learning the basic multiplication and division algorithms (processes).  Students will work to demonstrate mastery of 2-digit x 2-digit and 4-digit/1-digit problems.

We will look at adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers that have common denominators.  We will also look at finding equal fractions and simplifying fractions (there are those multiplication and division facts again).

Students will continue the year looking at geometry and measurement - focusing on computing perimeter and area of  triangles and rectangles using formulas.  This will continue to test their mastery of the multiplication and division facts.

We will finish up the year looking at data analysis.  Specifically, we will look at creating and interpreting pictographs, bar graphs, and line plots.