Intermediate News ~ 4th Grade
The second trimester has been a busy one for Bacon’s 4th graders. In math, we have spent much of the semester working with fractions: equivalence, comparing and ordering, decomposing, adding, and subtracting. Our next unit will be on decimals and how they relate to fractions. Students will also compare decimals and extend their understanding to adding fractions with denominators of 10 and 100.
Our writing focus is literary text. Students will read closely a text of their choice and write an essay on the character of the story using evidence to support their ideas. In the third trimester, 4th graders will write a compare/contrast essay and an informational essay.
Habitats and biomes make up much of our science unit this trimester. Students are researching a variety of biomes.