# Mrs. Stagg's Class

## Language Arts Curriculum

Phonics:

oi, oy (oi says /oi/ in the middle of the word, oy says /oi/ at the end of the word)

3 sounds of -ed ( ed, d, t)

2 sounds of final y (long i, long e)

2 sounds of ie

Learning to connect to characters is a huge step in retaining what we read in fiction

Writer's Workshop:

We will finishing writing like scientists and start working on poetry

Click HERE to see a complete overview of our April curriculum, which consists of weeks 31-34.

## Math Curriculum

Graphing

• Collect and sort data to make graphs.
• Create real object graphs, picture graphs, and bar-type graphs.

Place Value (0 to 99) **This is an ongoing skill we've worked on since day 1

• Create and describe numbers using sets of tens and ones. (Ex: 16 = 1 group of ten and 6 ones)
• Read, write, and say numbers.
• Compare and order numbers using sets of objects, picture models, and place value.
• Determine the number that is ten more or ten less than any given number (up to 99).

Addition/ Subtraction (including data from graphs) ** Starting multi step word problems and adding/ subtracting more than two numbers

• Model and create addition and subtraction word problems using objects and picture models.
• Use number sentences to record the solutions to addition and subtraction word problems.
• Use patterns to develop strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. (Ex: part-whole, number lines, ten frames, etc.)
• Identify fact families in related addition and subtraction facts. (Ex: 9 + 9 = 18 and 18 - 9 = 9)

Patterns ** skip counting off the decade (ex. count by 10s starting with 24)

• Use patterns to skip count by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s to 100+.
• Use patterns to identify odd and even numbers.

Money

• Identify coins by their name and value. (Ex: penny = 1¢)
• Describe the relationship between coins. (Ex: 1 dime = 10 pennies; A nickel has more value than a penny.)
• Record the value of money using the cents symbol (¢).
• Count a collection of like coins. (Ex: a group of pennies, a group of nickels, or a group of dimes)

Measurement

• Read time to the hour and half hour.
• Order three or more events according to their duration. (Ex: takes longer time, takes less time, about the same time)
• Estimate and measure the length of objects using non-standard units such as paper clips.
• Compare and order two or more objects according to length. (Ex: longest to shortest)
• Describe the relationship between the size of the unit and the number of units needed to measure the length of an object. (Ex: The smaller the unit the more units will be needed to measure the length of an object.)

## Science & Social Studies

We will study and compare life cycles of humans, plants and animals in a fun 2 week unit. After that, we dive into our awesome engineering unit.... more to come on that!

## Upcoming Events

April 1, 2- STAAR TEST for 4th. No visitors for lunch on these days please!

April 3rd- PTO meeting, 12:00, PC Library

April 4th- Miss Rice's last day

April10th- PC Art Show- 5:00-8:00 PC Gym

April 22,23- STAAR TEST for 3rd and 4th. No visitors for lunch on these days please!

April 30 - 4th grade Living Museum