Fourth Grade

Ms. Annette Rivera

Ms. Allison Mentuck

Ms. Annette Rivera

arivera@ Extra Help - Thursdays 2:45-3-30

Ms. Allison Mentuck


This month in ...

  • Reading (Lucy Calkins) we are on Unit 1 - Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story. In this unit, students will focus on:
      • Establishing a Reading Life (Bend 1)
      • Thinking Deeply About Characters (Bend 2)
      • Building Interpretations (Bend 3)

  • Writing (Lucy Calkins) we are on Unit 1 - The Arc of Story. In this unit, students will focus on:
      • Creating and Developing Stories and Characters That Feel Real (Bend 1)
      • Drafting and Revising with an Eye Toward Believability (Bend 2)
      • Preparing for Publication with an Audience in Mind (Bend 3)
      • Embarking on Independent Fiction Projects (Bend 4)

  • Social Studies Grade 3 (Pearson MyWorld Social Studies)
      • Chapter 1: Our Environment

How do we interact with our planet?

      • Chapter 2: Economics

How do people get what they want and need?

      • Chapter 3: Communities Build a Nation

How does our past affect our present?

  • Social Studies Grade 4 (Pearson MyWorld Social Studies)
      • Chapter 1: The Geography of New York

How does geography affect the way we live?

      • Chapter 2: Three Worlds Meet

How do people adapt to where they live?

      • Chapter 3: Colonial New York

Why do some people leave their homelands?

  • Social Studies Grade 5 (Pearson MyWorld Social Studies)
      • Chapter 1: The First Americans

How does geography influence how people live?

      • Chapter 2: Age of Exploration

Why do people explore?

      • Chapter 3: Settling the Colonies in North American

Why do people leave their homelands?

Children in fourth grade are expected to read a minimum of 30 minutes every night.

Additional time is always encouraged!

Engage your child in conversation!

Friday is a great day to ask your child to share with you important or interesting facts or lessons they have learned in school during the week!

We encourage children to view educational programs on television whenever possible

(ex. History Channel, Discovery Channel).

Classroom Expectations

  • Students are expected to treat each other with respect and kindness.
  • Students are expected to listen to and follow directions.
  • Students are expected to work and play in a safely manner.
  • Students are expected to come to each class prepared with the materials needed for the day.
  • Students are expected to complete all of their assignments neatly and on time.
  • Students are always expected to do their best and maintain a positive attitude.

Scope and Sequence