Fourth Grade - Science

  • Building Blocks of Science: “Plant and Animal Structures” of Carolina Biological
     
    In Plant and Animal Structures, students use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-LS1-1)
    • Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-LS1-2)
    • Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eyes allow objects to be seen (NGSSP Performance Expectation 4-PS4-2)
     
    Building Blocks of Science: “Energy Works” of Carolina Biological
     
    In Energy Works, students use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Use evidence to construct an explanation relating the speed of an object to the energy of that object (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-PS3-1)
    • Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light heat, and electric currents (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-PS3-2)
    • Ask questions and predict outcomes about the changes in energy that occur when objects collide (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-PS3-3)
    • Apply scientific ideas to design, test, and refine a device that converts energy from one form to another (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-PS3-4)
    • Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-PS4-1)
    • Generate and compare multiple solutions that use patterns to transfer information (NGSS Performance Expectations 4-PS4-3)
    • Obtain and combine information to describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment (NGSS Performance Expectation 4-ESS3-2)
     
    Building Blocks of Science: “Earth and Space Systems” of Carolina Biological
     
    In Earth and Space Systems, students use Science and Engineering Practices to:
    • Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-PS2-1)
    • Support an argument that differences in the apparent brightness of the sun compared to other stars is due to their relative distances from Earth (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-ESS1-1)
    • Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-ESS1-2)
    • Develop a model using an example to describe ways the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and/or atmosphere interact (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-ESS2-1)
    • Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-ESS2-2)
    • Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth's resources and environment (NGSS Performance Expectation 5-ESS3-1)

Elementary ELA Curriculum

  • The series of Reach for Reading Books

    Reach for Reading by Cengage Publishing

    The elementary ELA curriculum is called Reach for Reading. The program contains 8 units centered around a "Big Question" related to that particular unit. The fiction and non-fiction texts that are included in each unit help build to answering that unit's "Big Question". Students engage in critical thinking when determininig how to best answer the "Big Question".

    Visit the Reach for Reading Website for more information

     

Elementary Mathematics Curriculum

  • Origo Stepping StonesCovers of 6 different Stepping Stones books.

    The elementary school mathematics curriculum is called Origo Stepping Stones, A web-based core curriculum that has been designed to replicate the content and the intent of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Teachers follow the scope and sequence of the program in order to build understanding from Kindergarten to Fifth grade. Stepping Stones emphasizes conceptual understanding, procedural fluency and application of mathematical skills.

Fourth Grade - Social Studies