PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Supervisor, Eileen DiBattista 781 393-2292

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Coordinator, Rita DiCarlo 781 393-23375

Through individual, group, and partner instruction students will be able to… • • • • • Walk, run, hop, skip, gallop, slide, jump, and leap Twist, balance, tumble, and extend Change movement, directionality, high, low, straight, zig-zag, fast and slow Catch and throw a ball from a partner 10-15 ft. away Kick a ball stationary or rolling towards them from 10-15 ft. away

Students will: • • • • • Use and build upon vocabulary learned in grades 2&3 Recognize cognates - words which are alike in Italian and English Express certain actions in the present tense of the verb or using the infinitive Act out some common daily routines such as answering the phone or ordering in a restaurant Complete a simple writing assignment by the end of most units

Medford Public Schools
Medford, Massachusetts GRADE 4 ESSENTIAL LEARNINGS
This guide provides an overview of what a fourth grade student should know and be able to do in each subject area by the completion of the school year. The Medford Public Schools is committed to providing all students with the academic and problem-solving skills essential for personal development, responsible citizenship and life-long learning. The districtwide curriculum goals for all grades preK-12 are as follows: • To develop high standards and expectations for all students • To incorporate a balanced core of critical, essential learning that reflects national standards and the state curriculum frameworks for each discipline • To develop competency in communication, thinking, problem solving research and other critical skills • To connect learning to relevant situations and experiences outside the school setting • To measure student learning through multiple types of assessments including the MCAS • To integrate the curriculum, wherever possible, across subjects and grade levels • To effectively integrate technology into the curriculum • To recognize and respect the different needs interests and talents of all students For additional information on the curriculum, instructional and/ or assessment program of the Medford Public Schools please contact the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at (781) 393-2364 Roy E. Belson, Superintendent of Schools 781 393-2442 Beverly G. Nelson, Deputy Superintendent 781 393-2364

MUSIC
Director, Richard Trotta 781 393 2279

As they progress in grade four music classes, students will continue to develop the ability to . . . • • • • • • Sing in groups with increased emphasis on vocal technique Incorporate simple movements into the performance of songs Listen to musical examples with an improved understanding of musical form Demonstrate a basic awareness of great composers Sing basic vocal literature in two parts Express their reactions to a variety of musical examples

ART
Director, Richard Trotta 781 393 2279

Students in grade four will be prepared to . . . • • • • • • Use simple techniques for displaying and exhibiting their artwork Look for meaning in artworks from various times and places Communicate their ideas about their own and others’ artwork Provide examples of art that they see in their homes and communities Form and support opinions about art Participate in a system of self-evaluation relating to their artwork

HEALTH
Supervisor, Eileen DiBattista 781 393-2292

PUPIL SERVICES
Director, Kathleen Medaglio 781 393-2229

The essential learnings for health are integrated with other curriculum areas and are discussed at age appropriate levels. Themes include: personal health, nutrition and fitness, drugs alcohol and tobacco, mental health, interpersonal relationships, human growth and development, family life, disease prevention, safety, violence prevention, community and consumer health.

Diane Caldwell, Assistant Superintendent 781 393-2273 The Medford Public Schools are committed to insure access to the general education curriculum for all students. The Office of Pupil Services consists of the support service departments of Special Education, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, Guidance and Title I. Medford School Committee
Mayor Michael McGlynn Ann Marie Cugno Erin DiBenedetto John Falco Robert E. Skerry George Scarpelli Paulette Van der Kloot

SCIENCE MATH
Director, Carolyn Joy cjoy@medford.k12.ma.us 781 393-2214 Director, Carolyn Joy cjoy@medford.k12.ma.us 781 393-2214

ENGLISH
Nicole Chiesa Interim Director 781 393-9016

Through problem solving, reasoning, communication, representation, and connections, students should be able to..... NUMBER SENSE & OPERATIONS
Read, represent, write, compare, order, and interpret whole numbers through one million and decimals through hundredths; identify place value; round numbers; recognize classes of numbers. • Represent, compare, and order fractions and decimals; find fraction equivalences; relate fractions to decimals; add and subtract common fractions. • Know multiplication and related division facts through 12 x 12; multiply 3-digit by 2-digit and divide 3-digit by 1digit; interpret remainders. PATTERNS, RELATIONS & ALGEBRA • Describe, create, and extend geometric and numeric patters (including multiplication). • Use variables to represent unknowns in expressions, number sentences; determine value of variables. • Solve unit pricing and map scales problems. GEOMETRY • Describe, model, draw, compare, and classify 2-D and 3D shapes; compare and analyze attributes; recognize similar figures. • Identify types of angles; describe and draw intersecting, parallel, and perpendicular lines. • Use ordered pairs to graph, locate, identify points, and describe paths. • Determine congruence using transformations; identify and describe line symmetry. MEASUREMENT • Describe and measure attributes of length, area, weight, and volume; find area and perimeter. • Carry out simple measurement conversions. • Tell time to nearest minute; compute elapsed time. DATA ANALYSIS, PROBABILITY, & STATISTICS: • Collect, organize, and display data in lists, tables, and graphs; draw conclusions and make predictions. • Represent possible outcomes for simple probability; classify outcomes; find combinations of objects from three sets. •

Earth Science: • Differentiate between weather and climate. • Describe how temperature, moisture, wind speed and direction, and precipitation impact weather; distinguish among various forms of precipitation ; describe how global patterns influence weather. • Describe the water cycle. LIFE SCIENCE: • Classify organisms into kingdoms; classify plants and animals according to physical characteristics. • Give examples of inherited characteristics that may change as adaptations to changes in the environment enable organisms to survive; recognize and describe instinctive and learned behaviors of animals. PHYSICAL SCIENCE: • Identify the states of matter; compare and contrast solids, liquids, and gases based on their properties. • Identify magnetism and electricity as basic forms of energy. • Identify the parts of an electrical circuit; make and test a parallel and series circuit; classify materials as conductors or insulators. • Describe the properties of magnets and magnetic fields; classify objects as attracted by or not attracted by magnets. Engineering/Technology: • Identify appropriate units and tools to construct a given prototype; identify design features.

SOCIAL STUDIE Director of Humanities Bernadette Ricciardelli 393-2320
The student will be able to... • Describe the major land formations, bodies of water, and aspects of physical geography found in the regions of the United States • Use the Five Themes of Geography to identify and discuss the political and physical geography of North America • Identify and discuss the rights of immigrants who come to the United States • Identify and discuss the value of natural resources and how they play a role in the economy of the United States OPTIONAL: Describe the geography and history of China

In addition to reading and writing daily, students will be able to… • Decode using multiple strategies • Apply knowledge of language structure • Apply appropriate conventions to writing • Apply appropriate usage and grammar; quotations, colon, semi-colon • Demonstrate knowledge of parts of speech • Demonstrate and apply correct capitalization and punctuation: proper nouns • Develop and apply correct punctuation: internal punctuation; rules for comma • Apply principals of conventional spelling • Practice written composition • Construct and apply vocabulary to read and extend understanding • Demonstrate a knowledge of homophones • Demonstrate structural analysis skills to extend understanding • Develop a knowledge of genre writing: poetry, exposition • Understand the author’s craft to aid reading • Construct multiple kinds of writing: comparison/ contrast • Respond to literature in multiple ways • Demonstrate critical reading skills through evaluating and interpreting • Demonstrate revision skills in writing to clarify communication • Demonstrate oral presentation skills • Demonstrate handwriting skills: legibility

TECHNOLOGY
Director, Richard Trotta 781 393-2279

Through group demonstration and individual practice the student will be able to… • Demonstrate beginner keyboarding skills. • Demonstrate basic skills in Microsoft Office Word Processing. • Have a primary understanding of the Windows Operating System. • Access information from the Internet. • Access reference material from a CD ROM.