"Grade 4 Elementary School Curriculum"
SOCIAL STUDIES SYOSSET CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT Syosset, New York e fourth grade curriculum highlights local political institutions, and historical developments with connections to NYS & United States history. BOARD OF EDUCATION It studies the structure and functions of the Dr. Marc W. Herman - President di erent branches of local government & the April M. Neuendorf - Vice President rights and responsibilities of citizens. It explores such themes as: the European Encounter, the Lana Ajemian Patricia A. Maschio Grade 4 colonial & Revolutionary War periods, the new Dr. Michael Cohen Dr. Alan Resnick nation, the period of industrial growth & Shari Dorfman Fern T. Resnick expansion in NYS and local & state government. Sonia E. Rutigliano Concepts explored & developed include: Elementary • Examine the economic factors motivating SCHOOL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION exploration & discovery in the New World • Compare and contrast the reasons for the Dr. Carole G. Hankin settlement of Jamestown, Plymouth, Superintendent of Schools School Willliamsburg & New Amsterdam • Describe how contact with the settlers Dr. Je rey B. Streitman in uenced Native American life. Deputy Superintendent of Schools • Examine trade in the New England, middle, & Angela S. Eisert, CPA Curriculum southern colonies Assistant Superintendent for Business • Describe British rule in the 13 colonies. • Compare the Declaration of Independence, Dr. Joseph LaMelza the Constitution, & the Bill of Rights Director of Pupil Personnel Services • Identify the responsibilities of citizens in a democracy Maria T. Casamassa Elementary Curriculum Coordinator • Compare the NYS & US government • Describe post Revolutionary War westward 2009 - 2010 expansion Instructional • Explain the impact of geographical location & Materials climate on growth & development on Long Center Island & NYS • Develop an awareness of how people in NYS have met their basic needs of food, clothing, & shelter • Identify the ways in which Dutch, English, & Syosset Central School District French colonists made lasting cultural 99 Pell Lane contributions that have helped to shape our Syosset, NY 11791 community, local region, and state (516)-364-5600 • Compare the viewpoints of the Patriots & Loyalists during the Revolutionary War MATHEMATICS SCIENCE Dear Parents: Number Sense & Operations Content Strand e Syosset Central School District’s science is brochure was developed to provide • Read, write, compare & order whole numbers program emphasizes the development of parents and guardians with an overview of the to 10,000 consistent scienti c attitudes and skills and concepts and skills that will be taught in Language • Select appropriate computational and science content with problem solving at the core. Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science operational method to solve problems Direct experiences and hands-on activities are during the course of the school year. ese • Develop uency in multiplying & dividing employed throughout the program. Within this learning objectives are tied to mandated New York multiples of 10, 100, up to 1,000 “process centered curriculum” the skills necessary State standards and assessments. is brochure to observe, measure, compare, classify, infer, can enhance the e ective communication between • Recognize and generate equivalent fractions generalize and theorize are developed. school and home that is a major factor in ensuring using manipulatives, visual models, and Grade 4 emphasizes the study of: students’ academic success. illustrations Living Environment • Check reasonableness of an answer by using • Heredity Sincerely, estimation • Plant Growth & Development • Use a variety of strategies to divide two-digit - Identify the stages in the life cycle of plants dividends by two digit numbers Physical Setting • Add & subtract decimals to tenths & • Electric Circuits Dr. Carole G. Hankin hundredths using a hundreds chart. - Build circuits & conduct experiments Superintendent of Schools • Express decimals as an equivalent form of with electricity fractions to tenths & hundredths • Magnetism Algebra Content Strand - Construct a compass & electromagnet LANGUAGE ARTS • Simple Machines • Use symbols <, >, =, and not equal to - Identify simple machines & describe how • Uses text features, such as captions, charts, compare whole numbers and unit fractions they work table, graphs, maps, notes, & other visuals, to and decimals - Construct simple machines understand & interpret informational texts. • Evaluate & express relationships using open - Perform experiments with force & motion • Compare & contrast sentences with one operation • Physical Properties & Attributes - characters, plot & setting in literary works Geometry Content Strand Interdisciplinary Problem Solving - - information & ideas from two di erent • Draw & identify intersecting, perpendicular, Measurement sources and parallel lines - Use linear measurement • Uses prewriting strategies to organize ideas & • Classify angles as acute, obtuse, right, & - Measure time, volume, mass, & weight information & to plan writing straight Earth & Celestial Phenomena • Produces clear, well-organized responses to Measurement Content Strand - Examine the e ects of rotation on the stories read or listened to, supporting the earth & other celestial bodies, especially • Make change using combined coins & dollar the moon understanding of characters & events with amounts details from the story - Identify the components of the water cycle • Calculate elapsed time in hours & half hours • Produce stories & personal narratives that as well as days & weeks show development, organization, and e ective language • Measure length, mass, & capacity Statistics & Probability Content Strand N Y STATE ASSESSMENTS • Produce clear, well-organized reports & accounts that demonstrate understanding of a topic • Represent data using tables, bar graphs, and Students in grade 4 take three assessments: • Use graphic organizers to record signi cant pictographs • Develop and make predictions based on data • English Language Arts in January details about characters & events in stories • Summarize main ideas & supporting details • Collect data using observations, surveys, & • Mathematics in March from text both orally & in writing experiments & record appropriately • Science in May