Welcome to 4th grade! This is an exciting year for your child. This school year your child will learn about many new and exciting topics. In science, we will study energy transfer, waves, and Earth's geosphere. Our social studies topics include geography, the midwest region, and Illinois. We will work on showing instead of telling in our writing. We will also journal and write poetry! This year we will read a variety of genres. Students will grow as readers by setting goals and practicing strategies. Students will have the opportunity to use a variety of technology to enhance their learning and as a way to "show" what they know! It will be a great year!