Here are some exciting topics to look forward to in fourth grade: English Language Arts (ELA) In ELA this year, we will be focusing on several different themes such as Journeys, Heroes, Nature, and different types of Tales. We will explore poetry, and grammar. There will be many opportunities for writing. Math We will begin the year by reviewing place value and number sense to gain a deeper sense of numerical value. Students will practice their multiplication and division facts to build fact fluency and learn about multiples and factors of whole numbers. We will review equivalent fractions, learn how to add and subtract fractions, and how to multiply fractions with a whole number. We also will explore decimals and how they relate to fractions. Finally, we will complete units on measurement and geometry. Students will use several online platforms such as IXL, Xtra Math and Prodigy. Science Topics that we will learn about this year are the Earth, animal adaptations, waves of sound, and energy. Social Studies In Social Studies this year, we will explore map skills, the United States, and immigration. Each students will complete an independent project on a state of his or her choice at the end of the school year. Religion We will learn more about Jesus, the Beatitudes, and the Ten Commandments. We will use Ventures Weekly Religion Magazine to learn about the weekly Sunday Mass.