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7-8 Dance at North Lake School – Friday, Nov. 17th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

North Lake School District

A new century of discovery

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Welcome to North Lake School’s Third and Fourth Grades. North Lake School’s curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts & Literacy and Mathematics. Science, social studies, and specialized classes are guided by the Wisconsin Academic Standards. The overall instructional program is balanced and integrated through thematic grade-level units. The goal is to provide enriching experiences through learning activities that support our school mission. Students are actively involved in the teaching and learning process as they discover new knowledge, develop positive attitudes, and communicate effectively with our school community.
 
Grades 3 and 4 have core classes which are taught by two teachers specializing in literacy/social studies or math/science. All content subjects are integrated across the curriculum. The academic program in 4K-4th grade is held to high standards and focuses on the acquisition of independent work habits, personal responsibility, and relevant learning.

Third & Fourth Grade English Language Arts/Literacy

North Lake School’s third and fourth grade language arts curriculum is derived from the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt JOURNEYS 2014 program. Journeys is a K–6 reading program that provides a balanced approach to literacy instruction. Journeys digs deeper into complex text and engages students in classroom discussions about essential questions. Journeys differentiates to meet all learners’ needs, provides multiple opportunities for learning, and personalizes intervention for specific readers. Journeys raises the bar with apps, Interactive Whiteboard Lessons, eTextbooks, online student and teacher collaboration, & research and assessment. For specific grade learning targets, please contact your child’s teacher.

Third & Fourth Grade Mathematics

Math Expressions (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is our math curriculum for third and fourth grade. Math Expressions combines the most powerful elements of standards based instruction with the best of traditional approaches. Math Expressions uses objects, drawings, conceptual language, and real world situations to help students build mathematical ideas that make sense to them.
 
The 3rd grade curriculum focal units are:

  • Understand Place Value
  • Lines, Line Segments, and Quadrilaterals
  • Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
  • Figures, Angles, and Triangles
  • Use Addition and Subtraction
  • Patterns
  • Multiplication and Division with 0-5, 9, and 10
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Multiplication and Division with 6, 7, and 8 and Problem Solving
  • Exploring Fractions, Decimals, Probability, and Division with Remainders
  • Three Dimensional Figures
  • Measurement
  • Directions and Locations

 
The 4th grade curriculum focal units are:

  • Solve Multiplication and Division Word Problems
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Place Value and Multi-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Angles and Polygons
  • Multi-Digit Multiplication
  • The Metric Measurement System
  • Multi-Digit Division
  • Patterns, Functions, and Graphs
  • Fractions
  • Three Dimensional Figures
  • Decimal Numbers
  • The U.S. Customary System
Third & Fourth Grade Science

Third and Fourth graders have a blast with many hands-on science experiments and engineering quests. Multiple resources and texts are employed in the classrooms. Engineering is Elementary units extend and enhance the curriculum. Students become familiar with the scientific method and engineering design process.
 
Third Grade Science units are organized topically and outlined below:
Physical Science

  • Physics
  • Astronomy and Aerospace (EiE unit)
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    Life Science

  • Plants
  • Plant Package Engineering (EiE unit)
  • Ecology
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    Earth Science

  • Solar Systems
  • Earth’s Interior
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    Fourth Grade Science units are also organized topically and outlined below:
    Physical Science

  • Physics
  • Energy and Sustainable Engineering (EiE unit)
  • Magnetism
  • Electricity and Electrical l Engineering (EiE unit)
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    Life Science

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Ecology
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    Earth Science

  • Weather
  • Water
  • Third & Fourth Grade Social Studies

    The Wisconsin Journey is our primary resource for reading and reference in third and fourth grade social studies. Themes and topics are integrated with our language arts curriculum throughout the year. There are some very special projects that enhance student learning as well. 3rd grade social studies curriculum includes learning about Wisconsin’s regions, landforms, and it’s first people. Grade 4 enjoys a two week One Room Schoolhouse Simulation and completes a personalized Heritage Project.

    Grade 3 Social Studies Units:

    • Wisconsin, Our Home
    • Our Beautiful State
    • First People of Wisconsin
    • Missionaries, Traders, and Indians
    • Making a Living in Wisconsin
    • Daily Geography

     
    Grade 4 Social Studies Units:

    • American Revolution and Government
    • Settlement, Immigrants, Growth, and Statehood
    • Slavery and the Civil War
    • New Century of Progress
    • Good Times and Bad
    • Daily Geography

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    Faculty

    Budde

    Mr. Budde

    3rd/4th Math/Science
    M.Ed. Aurora U.
    EiE Certified
    Admin. License – GT Program Coordinator
    Ext. 124 Google Site

    Byrne

    Mr. Byrne

    3rd/4th Math/Science
    M.Ed., Cardinal Stritch
    EiE Certified
    Ext. 127 Google Site

    Hansen

    Mrs. Hansen

    3rd/4th Literacy/SS
    MA Literacy and Reading Disabilities, Cardinal Stritch
    Ext. 122 Google Site

    Ruck

    Mrs. Ruck

    3rd/4th Literacy/SS
    M.Ed, Cardinal Stritch
    Cross-Categorical Licensed
    Ext. 125 Google Site