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Art (Grade 4)

Art education covers understanding how things are presented visually, knowing what makes beautiful art and creative problem solving. In Grade 4, children experiment with perspectives from which art is created and viewed.

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English Language Arts (Grade 4)

In Grade 4, children will use technology to compose organized writing complete with details, effective word choice, and correct sentence structure. They can apply the rules of grammar and punctuation. They can clearly communicate their ideas when speaking.

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Health (Grade 4)

Health education in K5 through 8th grade includes both a personal and community approach to health care. Grade 4 also introduces the human reproductive system.

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Instructional Technology (Grade 4)

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

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Mathematics (Grade 4)

In Grade 4, students focus on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.

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Music (Grade 4)

By Grade 4, children can read basic music. They begin to listen to, and identify, different musical styles and are introduced to instrumental ensembles.

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Physical Education (Grade 4)

The overall goals of physical education classes are to develop awareness of the importance of physical activity and to build healthy physical habits. In Grade 4, children move into group activities as they improve their individual skills.

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Reading (Grade 4)

Grade 4 reading focuses on teaching children to use reading materials and other resources to gather information. They utilize a variety of reading strategies to unlock the meaning of text.

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Science (Grade 4)

Students in Grade 4 will observe and begin the process of interpreting what they see. They group and classify living and nonliving things.

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Social Studies (Grade 4)

Grade 4 focuses on states and regions and the state of Wisconsin.

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