Whitesboro Central School District

Deerfield Elementary School


National Blue Ribbon

Deerfield Elementary

A National Blue Ribbon School

 Building a Strong Foundation for Lifelong Learning

Fourth Grade Overview 
Fourth grade students are busy throughout the year improving their skills in Reading, Writing, and Math as they prepare for the NYS Assessments.
Our goal is to help each student become successful in meeting the state standards in Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

In Math, the emphasis is on problem solving skills and completing multi-step word problems. The curriculum set by the district has been aligned to the New York State Common Core standards. Areas covered include the following: Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten (place value, estimation, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), Fractions, Measurement & Data (metric and customary systems of measurement, line plots, area & perimeter, etc.), and Geometry.
English Language Arts has its emphasis on reading a variety of genres with an emphasis on vocabulary and reading comprehension skills & strategies. Types of writing include persuasive/opinion point of view, informational, and narrative.

The Science curriculum centers around the study of Physical Science (buoyancy, measurement, energy, etc.), Earth Science (landforms, rocks and minerals, etc.), and Life Science (plants/animals, food chains, etc.).

Our Social Studies curriculum focuses on the study of Geography of New York State, Native Americans (specifically the Iroquois), Exploration, Colonial Times, the Revolutionary War, Government, Industrial Growth and Expansion (the Erie Canal), Immigration, and Urbanization.