Our mathematics program is based on the California Common Core Standards. We will be using the Bridges in Mathematics textbook. Students will be working on deepening their number sense and communicating their math thinking.
Our language arts program is based on the California Common Core standards.We use F&P curriculum for language and reading. In reading, we will have interactive read alouds, shared reading, guided reading groups, independent reading, and journal writing. In writing, we will be using Lucy Caulkins instructional materials. We will focus on narratives, opinion writing, and informational writing.
The fourth-grade History-Social Science curriculum focuses on California. We will be using Social Studies Weekly as our curriculum. Our main points of interest include California Geography, Native Californians, Explorers, Missions, Ranchos, Pueblos, Presidios and the Gold Rush.
Our science program will follow the NGSS aligned curriculum. We will be using Mystery Science and teacher-created content to teach earth science, physical science, life science, and engineering. We are moving toward phenomena based lessons and incorporating more hands-on activities.
Our physical education program will help students develop motor skills and a knowledge of games that build self-confidence and prepare them for an active adulthood while promoting cardiovascular development. Class activities de-emphasize winning and losing and stress the importance of self-improvement and active participation. The program includes stretching, running, and skill-building activities.