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Mrs. Esparza

Welcome to 4th Grade
Mrs. Esparza
Phone: 303-387-6600 
September 21- No School Professional Development

Specials Schedule-10:05-10:45

17-21 P.E. and Technology
24- 28 Music and Art
1-5 Technology and P.E.
15-19 Art and Music
22-26 P.E. and Technology
29-2 Music and Art
5-9 Technology and P.E.
12-16 Art and Music
26-30 P.E. and Technology

Social Studies

Colorado History
During this unit on Geography, students will be learning about the tools used to study geography, and how geography shapes the way we live. 


Earth Science
In this unit we will be focusing on the patterns that are presented with the Sun and the Moon. Students will study sunrise, sunset, shadows, and the phases of the moon. 

4th Grade Daily Schedule

4th Grade Schedule
9:05-9:15 Check-in
9:15-9:30 Vocabulary Word Work
9:30-10:00- Universal Math 
10:00-10:40 Special A
10:40-11:20 Special B (Except Friday) 
11:20-12:25 Math
12:30-1:10 Lunch/Recess
1:15-1:40 Universal Reading
1:40- 2:20- Reading 
2:20-2:35 Recess
2:35-3:10- Writing
3:10-3:45 Science/Social Studies
3:45-4:00 Planner and Check-Out

Language Arts

This year we will be using the Lucy Calkins Reading Program. In Unit 1 children study the complexity of characters and themes. 

This year in writing students will be completing pieces in several different genres such as descriptive, informative, opinion and reading responses. Students will goals in their writing around the organization, introduction, body, vocabulary, different sentence types, conclusion, conventions, and multiple paragraphs. 


Reading- Students maybe assigned reading homework Monday through Thursday. However will align to instruction. If an official reading assignment is not given the students will be asked to read 20 minutes that night. 

Math Facts- Study multiplication facts 15 minutes a day. Students will be bring home flash cards that they can use at home.  Students can also study facts with Reflex Math online. 

Math- Students will be sent home with a student math link for the lesson they learned on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week. 

If your student does not have their homework completed they will complete their work during their second recess. They are responsible each night to complete their assigned tasks. 


Module 1
Place Value, Round, Addition and Subtraction

In this module students extend their work with whole numbers. They begin with large numbers using familiar units (hundreds and thousands) and develop their understanding of millions by building knowledge of the pattern of times ten in the base ten system on the place value chart. Students will use place value as a basis for comparing whole numbers. Although this is not a new concept, it becomes more complex as the numbers become larger. Comparison leads directly into rounding, where their skill with isolating units is applied and extended. Last student will work on applying these skills in word problems where students apply rounding to real life situations.