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DUFFY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

95 Westminster Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-521-0110
Fax: 860-561-1492

Kristi Laverty, Principal 

Fourth Grade Teachers

 

 

 

 Mrs. Levanti, Mr. Lewis,  Mrs. Pauluk



Click HERE for the Curriculum Night Power Point

  

About Fourth Grade

Welcome to 4th Grade!


    In third grade the students learned about the pillar of Responsibility. In fourth grade, we build on this pillar and move students towards being independent learners. We also focus on the fourth grade pillar of Respect. Fourth graders begin to apply the skills they have learned in the primary grades in isolation. For instance they use their reading and writing skills to do research based projects such as PowerPoints, research papers, and other creative presentations. Fourth grade students make the switch from "learning to read" to "reading to learn."

 

Homework Policy

 

    In fourth grade, students are expected to do between 30-45 minutes of homework each school night. Usually this will consist of one written assignment in a subject area, practicing math facts, and studying spelling words. Students are also expected to read at least 20 minutes every night. Homework will be used as a reinforcement of the skills taught in school. The goal is for students to be able to complete the homework independently. Fourth graders are working towards building good study habits.



Schedule

  • Mornings – Do not arrive before 8:20, after 8:40 students are tardy
  • Recess – 11:00-11:30 – wear appropriate clothing
  • Lunch – 11:30-12:00 
  • Check in at office if tardy or coming in after school.
  • After school – Notes for change in standard plan.


Parent Support In 4th Grade

  • Help with class events
  • Chaperone field trips
  • Celebrations


Field Studies

  • Connecticut Historical Society - This is Connecticut Program
  • Mark Twain House
  • EcoVenture field trips - 3 throughout the year


Language Arts

 Reading

  • Narrative Stories
    • Theme
    • Summaries
    • Character Traits & Motivations
    • Mythology
  • Non-Fiction
    • Text Features
    • Text Structure
    • Main Idea & Details
    • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • First Hand & Second Hand Accounts
 
  
 

Writing

  • Personal Narratives
  • Expository
  • Opinion

 

Spelling

  • Core Words
  • Pattern Words
  • Lists given on Monday & post tests on Friday
 
 

Daily 5

  • Read to Self
  • Read to Someone
  • Listen to Reading
  • Word Work
  • Work on Writing

Math

Numbers in Base Ten

  • Place Value to millions
  • Rounding
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Multiplying & Dividing multidigit numbers
  • Add & Subtract numbers up to 1,000,000
 
  
 

 Fractions

  • Indentify & Compare fractions
  • Simplify to lowest terms
  • Convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • Add & Subtract fractions with like denominators
  

 Measurement & Data

  • Area & Perimeter of regular shapes
  • Measure angles with a protractor
  • Identify angles as Straight, Obtuse, or Acute
  • Identify geometric shapes and features like angles, points, & lines
  • Use, make, & gather data from charts & graphs
 

Science

Sound

  • How sound travels
  • How sound is made
 
  
 

 Rocks & Minerals

  • Properties of rocks & minerals
  • Uses for minerals
  • How rocks are formed
  

Light

  • How light travels
  • Heat energy
 
  

 

 EcoVenture
  • Field & Forest (at Westmoor Park)
  • Marine habitat (at Hammonasset State Park)
  • Freshwater habitats (at MDC & Spice Bush Swamp)

Social Studies

Geography

  • Map Skills
 
  
 

 Connecticut History

  • Connecituct Studies Weekly Magazine
  

 Current Events

  • Scholastic News
 

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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