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About Mrs. Petrina:
I am very excited to be your student's Science and Social Studies teacher this year!  In addition to my teaching experience, I also have a degree in Biology and experience working outdoors in Environmental Education.  I am passionate about our environment and am looking forward to inspiring your child.  I am confident that this year will hold many opportunities for your child to explore, investigate, and learn exciting new things.

Course Outline:

  • Aligned with the Common Core State Standards and incorporates reading, writing, and hands-on activities.
  • In fourth grade, the focus shifts toward reading to learn and pulling information from multiple resources.
  • Students are given extensive instruction, guidance, and cumulative practice until they can master a skill or strategy.
Grading and Assessment:
  • Students will be given opportunities to conduct research or create projects based upon familiar concepts or topics they are interested in.
  • Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of the scientific process and implement investigations.
  • Students will also use skills to communicate their learning and extend upon their knowledge through reading, writing, and group discussions.
Grading Scale:
                              90 - 100% A
                              80 - 89%   B
                          70 - 79%   C
                          60 - 69%   D 
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