I’ve kind of changed how I’m going to be doing social studies for the 4th grade. I had originally planned to go through the regions first, then move on to economics and government. Now, however, I think I am going to spend the whole year on the regions and tie in the economics and government as we go along. I think it will help the students have a better understanding of the regions since we can spend more time on each one, and it will also give them more time to study the government and economics of each specific region. Even though we are spacing out the regions more than I had originally planned, we’ll still be doing the states and capitals tests. That way the students will already be familiar with the states and capitals of the specific region when we get there in class. That means the students will get their next set of states and capitals next Monday (11/17) for homework and they will be tested the following Monday (11/24). I think this makes a little more sense and will allow us to learn more deeply about each region, rather than skimming over each one like we would have been doing.
Hi! I'm Mrs. Erickson and I am the 3rd grade teacher at St. Francis de Sales. To learn more about me, click here.