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Fourth Grade

Mrs. Albritton, Mrs. Claudio (ELL), Mrs. Crocker, Mr. Gossett, Mrs. Greer
Welcome to Fourth Grade
We are all so happy to be working with your sweet children. As a team, we will work to challenge, protect, and provide necessary care for each child. If you ever need us please do not hesitate to contact us.
Throughout the year, we will work on many standards and skills. The following are a few areas that your child will work on and master within this year.
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
Number and Operations in Base Ten

Number and Operations-Fractions

Measurement and Data


Standards for Mathematical Practice

Being successful in mathematics requires the development of approaches, practices, and

habits of mind that need to be in place as one strives to develop mathematical fluency, procedural

skills, and conceptual understanding. The Standards for Mathematical Practice are meant to address

these areas of expertise that teachers should seek to develop in their students. These approaches,

practices, and habits of mind can be summarized as "processes and proficiencies" that successful

mathematicians have as a part of their work in mathematics. Additional explanations are included in

the main introduction of these standards.

Standards for Mathematical Practice

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Literacy Standards for Mathematics

Communication in mathematics employs literacy skills in reading, vocabulary, speaking and

listening, and writing. Mathematically proficient students communicate using precise terminology and

multiple representations including graphs, tables, charts, and diagrams. By describing and

contextualizing mathematics, students create arguments and support conclusions. They evaluate and

critique the reasoning of others, analyze, and reflect on their own thought processes. Mathematically

proficient students have the capacity to engage fully with mathematics in context by posing questions,

choosing appropriate problem-solving approaches, and justifying solutions. Further explanations are

included in the main introduction.

Literacy Skills for Mathematical Proficiency

1. Use multiple reading strategies.

2. Understand and use correct mathematical vocabulary.

3. Discuss and articulate mathematical ideas.

4. Write mathematical arguments.
By the end of fourth grade,students develop an understanding how plants, animals, and nonliving things in an ecosystem interact with each other. They analyze temporary and permanent changes caused by weather and living things on Earth's land and water, and they investigate how the placements of certain landforms create a predictable pattern. Students examine various types of energy transfer, including sound, light, heat, and electric currents, and model how energy transforms with added speed or in a collision. They create models to explain how waves travel and how waves of light become visible to humans.
Reading/Language/Social Studies
Fourth grade students will learn about native civilizations in North
America, European explorations to the New World during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries,

and the political, economic, and social development of the British colonies in the seventeenth

and eighteenth centuries. They will also study the early development of democratic institutions,

including the ideas and events that led to the independence of the original thirteen colonies and the formation of a national government under the Constitution. In addition, they will

examine the history of Tennessee parallel to the development of the United States and how

our state impacted our nation and the world. The purpose of fourth grade social studies is to

give students their first concentrated study of the formative years of United States and

Tennessee history, utilizing primary source documents, geographic tools, research, analysis,

and critical thinking.
Writing standards emphasize that students will be able to:
  • Recognize and write in various modes, for different purposes, including to support and sustain an opinion or argument, to inform, and to express and reflect;
  • Understand the relationship among writing task, purpose, and audience;
  • Understand writing occurs through a process, and utilize a process that includes planning, revising, editing, and rewriting;
  • Use technology to communicate effectively and to produce and publish writing;
  • Understand writing can be used to answer questions, and participate in short- and long-term research and inquiry projects;
  • Use evidence to support claims and convey ideas in writing;
  • Integrate and synthesize others' ideas into writing; and
  • Write often to develop fluency, confidence, and stamina.
Reading standards lead to strong confident readers who are able to:
  • Make inferences in increasingly complex text and logically explain their thinking behind the inferences;
  • Determine central ideas of texts, unpack the development of the ideas, and summarize key aspects of
a text to show the relationship between the details and the central ideas;
  • Analyze how and why ideas, events, and characters develop and interact over the course of a single text;
  • Interpret the explicit and subtle uses of language to shape meaning;
  • Analyze how form and structure contribute to meaning making;
  • Assess how point of view, perspective, and purpose impact the development of a text;
  • Integrate and evaluate content in diverse media formats and analyze the impact on a text;
  • Evaluate arguments and trace the key points;
  • Analyze ideas across texts and time;
  • Build knowledge from content-rich nonfiction; and
  • Consider alternate and opposing interpretations of text.
*Please work on math facts (addition/subtraction, multiplication facts, basic division) to help your child succeed in class.
**Also, read with them nightly to ensure growth in comprehension and fluency. Question students about what they are reading and what they are thinking as they read.
We appreciate what you do at home to help with your child's education! Thank you!
Things we need throughout the year:
Each year we get tons of supplies and we are so grateful for parents that send supplies.  However, toward the spring we tend to run out.  Below is a list of things you can send in any time that we tend to run out of throughout the year.
Notebook Paper
Dry erase markers
Paper towels
Kleenex, Kleenex, and more Kleenex
Clorox wipes
Tennis balls
Glue sticks
4th Grade Schedule:
8:00-9:50- Block 1 Either Math/Science or ELA/Social Studies
9:55-10:25- Recess
10:30-11:15Lunch and restroom
11:15-1:00Block 2
1:00-1:45- RTI
1:45-2:30- Specials (STEAM, PE, Music, Guidance, Library, or Computer)
2:35- Car riders dismissed
2:45- Daycare dismissed
2:55- Bus riders dismissed
Want to know our lunch times?
Gossett/Crocker (10:30-11:00)
Greer/Albritton (10:35-11:05)