Welcome to 4th Grade! I am delighted to be your child's teacher for this important and fun grade! You are probably checking this page looking for a list of supplies or intructions for the first day of school.
I will provide the students with everything they need on the first day. However, if your child would like to bring their own materials as well, that is great! I would suggest that students keep a pair of ear buds in their backpacks for the duration of the year to use with the Chromebooks.
The first day of school is an exciting day. On our first day, we will get to know the classroom and eachother. There will be no homework for the first week.
Below is an overview of the curriculum. I will update each section with the current topic as the year progresses. I hope to see you on Back to School Night to discuss everything further. In the meantime, please feel free to email me anytime with any and all questions or concerns. I am so excited to collaborate with you to make fourth grade an amazing experience for your child!
We follow the Teacher’s College Reader's Workshop model. It is a way of authentically teaching students the skills needed to be a successful reader. The skills are taught using texts that are the “just right” level for each young reader.
Unit 1: Interpreting Characters
Unit 2: Purposeful Reading of Nonfiction
Unit 4: Historical Fiction Clubs
Unit 3: Reading History: The American Revolution
We are currently working on Unit 1: Interpreting Characters (fiction). In this unit, students will learn important interpretation strategies that will contribute to their overall ability as a critical thinkers and readers. Students will also learn the routines of Reader's Workshop and will develop communication skills.
We also use Teacher’s College Writing Workshop as part of our program. Students learn to think like authors and write with independence. They write narratives, opinion pieces, and essays. Along the way, they learn organizational skills, practice conventions, and become proficient in the entire writing process.
Unit 1: Realistic Fiction
Unit 2: Personal and Persuasive Essays
Unit 4: The Literary Essay
Unit 3: Bringing History to Life
We are working on Unit 1: Realistic Fiction. This unit is a fun entrance into fourth grade Writer's Workshop. Students will use the skills they developed as third grade personal narrative authors to tweak a personal narrative into a realistic fiction story. Additionally, students will further hone their grammar and conventions skills.
Cover many topics:
addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
fractions and decimals
See you child's Pearson account for current topic assistence and to view grades.
Please follow the directions below to help you navigate your child’s Pearson Realize account online.
- Go to Rosenauer homepage.
- Click on the Launch Pad
- Click on Pearson Realize Math Sign In
- Log in using username/password
- Once you are logged in to Pearson EasyBridge, click on Pearson Realize button on right side
- Once you are logged into your child’s account, you may click on Programs, Classes, or Grades.
Programs- Allows you to view each Topic with all lessons and videos.
Classes- Allows you to view all assignments. We will take all assessments online. You can review the test with your child here.
Grades- Allows you to view the standards that your child has mastered, and those that your child needs more practice with. Please note that not all of the standards are found on our report card. Please contact me with any concerns.
In science, students are immersed in projects and experiments to develop not only content knowledge, but important problem solving skills as well. During each unit, students will build their understanding of the topic through inquiries and research. They will then work cooperatively in a group to solve a real world problem.
Similar to the science program, our social studies curriculum is hands on and project based. The work is interactive and places more responsibility on the student to come up with questions and independently (or in cooperative group) seek the answers.
NJ resources-What makes it a good place to live?
For anyone having trouble with the Pearson online tools, I hope this slideshow will prove to be a good resource. Parent Guide