All students participate in guided reading groups
during our literacy block. Students will read a variety of both
fiction and nonfiction resources as part of reading instruction.
Examples include leveled chapter books, reading textbooks,
historical fiction that correlates with Virginia Studies, Scholastic
News magazines, Virginia Weekly Studies newspapers and more.
Additionally, all students are highly encouraged to participate in
Students will participate in the Vocabulary Surge
program to develop a larger personal and reading vocabulary and also
to support and extend on spelling instruction from previous grades.
Lessons will focus on the following concepts:
* inflected endings
* root words
Students will write short pieces on a variety of
fiction and nonfiction topics. Instruction will guide students
through the steps of the Writing Process using both teacher-selected
prompts and self-selected topics.
Students will build upon previously taught concepts
in addition to developing understanding of newly introduced
concepts. Using math textbooks, manipulatives, and number talks,
students will learn how to represent and communicate thinking and
strategies used to solve problems.
It is very important that students have a strong knowledge of
multiplication facts at the beginning of the year as they will be
used in most units of study.
Students will learn the following
* place value of whole numbers
* place value of decimals
* estimation and computation of whole numbers
* estimation and computation of decimals
* estimation and computation of fractions
* measurement (Standard and Metric)
* elapsed time
* problem-solving (single and multi-step)
Students will learn about the following topics:
* force and motion
* Virginia's natural resources
Students will focus on
geography and history topics specifically related to Virginia. They
will use a variety of resources, including textbooks, websites, and
Virginia Studies Weekly newspapers, to locate information, read, and
SOL tests are administered in the spring. Fourth
grade students will take tests in Reading, Math and Virginia
*Fourth grade travels to Jamestown and Yorktown for
field trips this year. Here students are able to relive the history
that we are learning in class.
*We will participate in lessons at the Math Science Innovation
*Fourth grade students participate in the SODA program, where
students from Lee-Davis High School visit for 1-hour lessons and
lunch visits throughout the year.