Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade will meet on Wednesdays. We will be learning how to formulate meaningful questions using a tool called Think Trix and can use it across subjects.

One main goal of Advanced Studies is to develop their abilities to think globally.

We will begin the year with thinking about the global climate crisis. How did this get started? How far has it gotten? What can we do to slow it down? What can I expect in the future?

We will focus on the student first then move outward. What do I need? What do we all need? Why should people in America care about people in other countries? How and why should we take care of the Earth? How is everything connected?

For science-related background development we will use Kids Discover online, Brainpop, and some videos.

I use centers and games for logical reasoning, spatial development, mathematical thinking, critical thinking, imagination development and cooperative learning. 

I use stories and activities to encourage empathy and kindness.

Throughout the year, students will have opportunities to research topics and lead class discussions. We will talk about reputable news resources and note language designed to influence our opinions. 

 

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