4th grade

    Brenda Whitla-Pinto

    4th grade SS/Writing 

    Students in 4th grade will explore California's history starting with Native American cultural regions, then move on to the California mission era, the California Gold Rush and finally to the origins of California's government. The year will commence with the California Symbols Project, later students will participate in the Artifact Project and create their own museum exhibit. We'll incorporate English Language Arts with literature books based on California history and explore personal narrative and fictional narrative writing.  We will read The Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell and By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleichman.

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    650-482-2411 extension 3279