Welcome to fourth grade at Battle Creek Elementary!
We are an enthusiastic team of teachers excited to help our students learn and grow. This is a transformative year with opportunities for great academic growth.
In fourth grade we expect students to take more responsibility for their learning by using a daily planner to keep track of their homework and to work independently for greater periods of time. We also teach collaboration skills and provide many activities involving small group work. We look forward to working with the students this year to help them reach their potential and experience success in fourth grade.
In fourth grade, our learning is powered by STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). We try to weave these elements into our curriculum whenever possible. We believe there is a lot to learn outside of our 4 classroom walls. We take field trips to Belwin Nature Center, Starbase, Ft. Snelling State Park, The Big River Journey, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Energy and U as well as getting outside to learn and enjoy the woods, pond and creek that surround our school. We also have guest speakers from Bakken Museum where students explore the applications of electricity and magnetism, Science From Scientists and Washington/Ramsey Watershed District to teach us about our watershed.
Core Academic Focuses:
- Reader's Workshop, where our students learn comprehension strategies and learn to become active readers.
- Writer's Workshop, where students use life experiences and explore many genres to deepen their understanding of writing.
- Everyday Math, where students become secure in their basic math facts (+, - , *, /), and begin to explore deeper units of study such as geometry, algebra, fractions, decimals, and data analysis.