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100 Linden Avenue
Irvington, N.J. 07111
973-373-3223
 
Mr. Theodore Boler
Principal

fourthgrade

Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies

LANGUAGE ARTS
--use language to communicate for a variety of purposes
--adjust the use of oral communication for a variety of purposes
--develop listening strategies-ask relevant questions and take notes
--use the standards of spoken English
--demonstrate the use of good listening habits
--write for a variety of purposes-to persuade, enjoy, inform
--use similes, metaphors and analogies to expand  meaning
--write from experiences, thoughts and feelings
--read independently for a variety of purposes
--read with comprehension-literally, inferentially, and critically
--demonstrate the ability to use visual information such as drawings, charts and symbols
--demonstrate the ability to make connections between listening, speaking, viewing, writing and reading
--use language to expand knowledge of careers
--expand vocabulary through word analysis and context clues
--demonstrate ability to gain information from a variety of media

MATHEMATICS
--develop ability and skills to use problem-solving strategies to investigate, analyze, and solve problems in mathematics, science, social studies and other disciplines as well as those found in everyday experiences and career applications
--develop ability to communicate mathematically through the use of appropriate mathematical language, pictures, charts, graphs, diagrams and symbols
--develop skills to become an independent problem-solver by using his/her ability to think logically and clearly through a given problem situation
--develop ability to use mathematical tools such as calculators, computers and  manipulatives to enhance mathematical thinking, understanding and power
--develop understanding of statistics and probability and use them to describe sets of data model situations, and support appropriate inferences or arguments
--develop understanding of algebraic concepts and processes to analyze relationships among variable quantities and solve problems
--understand, select and apply various methods of performing numerical operations                                                                             

SCIENCE
--question, hypothesize, experiment, observe and analyze naturalphenomena
--use maps, globes, charts, technology tools and mathematics to study science
--understand the importance of multicultural contributions to science
--begin to understand conservation and environmental issues
--examine and explain our energy resources
--analyze/explain interactions of systems and organisms with each other and the environment
--begin to understand conservation and environmental
   issues

SOCIAL STUDIES
--recognize key principles and recognize documents which represent democratic principles and beliefs
--discuss the early history of New Jersey and analyze current challenges and future trends of the Garden State
--describe the customs of people from different geographic and cultural backgrounds-discuss how differences potentially enrich all
--explore how prejudice, discrimination, racism and sexism hurts people individually, as a community, as a nation and a world
--begin to identify abilities and skills associated with career interests
--recognize that each person is responsible for his/her own actions
--describe the interdependence of regions in the U.S. and in the world
--describe and discuss different viewpoints of individuals in history