Beginning February 4, 2013, Buncombe County students who buy school lunches will no longer be able to purchase a full meal on credit if they have charges of $10 or more in their child nutrition account.
Fourth graders continue to read many types of text—literary,informational, and practical pieces. Through reading, they can makeconnections with situations beyond their own experience. In narrativetexts, they recognize organizational patterns and motives ofcharacters. They can make inferences, draw conclusions, and arelearning to support their opinions about what they read. Fourth gradersare becoming more skillful at following written directions and inreading for information in a variety of sources.
Writing Fourth graders write for a variety of reasons and for differentaudiences They are learning to use more detail, sequence, anddescription in their narratives. Narratives have a logical, coherent,organized structure. As members of “reading/writing groups,” they givesuggestions for revision to others. They edit their written work forbasic sentence formation, usage, mechanics, and spelling
Mathematics The mathematics curriculum is organized into five strands: (1) number and operations; (2) measurement; (3) geometry; (4) dataanalysis and probability; and, (5) algebra. Problem-solving strategiesare imbedded into each of the 5 strands.
Proficient 4th grade students have expanded their abilities to performmathematical tasks and to use models to demonstrate theirunderstanding. They are confident in exploring new concepts withconcrete materials because they have had repeated opportunities toexperiment with manipulatives. The evaluation of student achievement inmathematics should reflect what students can do, explain, and record.
Social Studies Fourth grade students proceed from studying their community to a studyof the state of North Carolina. Students learn about thecharacteristics of North Carolinians, who we are and where we camefrom. The geographic regions, landforms, climate, and resources areexplored. The social, economic, and political institutions are studiedas students develop a broad context of the southeast, the nation, andthe world economy.
Science The focus for fourth grade students is on analyzing systems and learning how they work. Science Concepts: animal behavior and adaptation, composition and usesof rocks and minerals, electricity and magnetism, food energy forgrowth and repair of the body
Art/Music Arts Education includes four separate and distinct disciplines; dance,music, theatre arts, and visual arts—each with its own body ofknowledge and skills, The intent of the National Standards for ArtsEducation, along with the standard courses of study in each area, isthat a comprehensive understanding of one or more of the arts isaccomplished by each student throughout the K-12 Program.
Health/PE The Healthful Living Education program promotes behaviors thatcontribute to a healthful life-style and improved quality of life forall students. The Healthful Living Education portions of the NCStandard Course of Study support and reinforce the goals and objectivesof its two major components—health education and physical education.
End of Year Activities
Transition Night Thursday, May 30, 5:30-6:45 PM 1st Grade Awards Monday, June 3, 1:00 PM 2nd Grade Awards Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 AM 3rd Grade Awards Tuesday, June 4, 12:00 PM 4th grade Awards Wednesday, June 5, 8:30 AM
In compliance with Federal Law, Buncombe County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability.