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Fourth grade is a very exciting year for students. They begin to take ownership of their learning and begin developing their executive functioning skills. Fourth Graders reflect on their habits and needs and plan ways to increase productivity and engagement. Throughout the year, students will work toward flexible thinking, using discussion to uncover layers of meaning and acknowledgement of varying perspectives.
In Reading and Writing, students will explore-
- Functional Texts
As Mathematicians, fourth graders work towards deeper understanding in conceptual topics such as-
- Basic algebraic equations
Social Studies is the highlight of fourth grade. Students explore-
- Virginia's history
- Virginia's geography
- Native Peoples of Virginia
- Famous Virginians
In Science, students will study-
- Magnetism and electricity
- Force, motion, and energy
These Science topics will appear again on their Science SOL in fifth grade.
Fourth graders will participate in the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) assessments.