Fourth Grade

    ​​Fourth graders at Bear Creek engage in a variety of integrated units covering a wide range of topics including: adaptation and variation, fossils, electricity, magnetism, Colorado history, and Colorado’s government.  They apply the literacy skills that they have built in earlier grades to read a wide range of increasingly complex texts, including a lot of non-fiction.  They are no longer learning to read, but now, reading to learn. Fourth graders share their writing using GoogleDocs and by mid-year, students are composing their writing on the computer and commenting on each other's work. They use technology to research and present their ideas in a variety of formats. They apply their knowledge of math facts and algebraic expression to solve problems that include operations with fractions and decimals.  In the spring, fourth graders create an evening "Exploratorium" to share a science project of their own design.  When the weather improves in the spring, we head outside to measure and study our local ecosystem.  Throughout fourth grade, we emphasize community building, teamwork, problem solving skills and the character traits of self-control, perseverance and curiosity.  Our overarching goal is for students to develop solid academic skills and strong independent work habits so they can follow their passions and find joy in learning as they continue on their educational journey.
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     Curriculum

    ​BVSD's Elementary Curriculum Essentials Document may be viewed at: 
    http://bvsd.org/curriculum/curriculumreview/Pages/Elementary-Curriculum-Essential-Documents.aspx.  ​​

     

     

    Katherine Hawkhttps://bce.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/katherine_hawk.aspxhttps://bce.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/katherine_hawk.aspx{075447c5-be46-4255-8497-4dc8d3bfa660}Katherine HawkTEACHERGP0|#3e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309;L0|#03e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309|4th grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3516katherine.hawk@bvsd.org136Fhttp://hawkclassbc.weebly.com/, Mrs. Hawk's class website
    Michelle Hillhttps://bce.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/michelle_hill.aspxhttps://bce.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/michelle_hill.aspx{075447c5-be46-4255-8497-4dc8d3bfa660}Michelle HillTEACHERGP0|#3e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309;L0|#03e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309|4th grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3532michelle.hill@bvsd.org125Bhttps://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/mrs-hills-classroom/home, Mrs. Hill's Class Webpage
    Mary Sue Rogershttps://bce.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/marysue_rogers.aspxhttps://bce.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/marysue_rogers.aspx{075447c5-be46-4255-8497-4dc8d3bfa660}Mary Sue RogersPara-EducatorGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffGP0|#3e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309;L0|#03e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309|4th grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffmarysue.rogers@bvsd.org
    Elizabeth Wilmershttps://bce.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/elizabeth_wilmers.aspxhttps://bce.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/elizabeth_wilmers.aspx{075447c5-be46-4255-8497-4dc8d3bfa660}Elizabeth WilmersTEACHERGP0|#3e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309;L0|#03e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309|4th grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3537elizabeth.wilmers@bvsd.org136D

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