Glendale/North Phoenix Area Fourth Grade

At Canyon Pointe Academy, we understand fourth grade as a pivotal time in a child’s young educational career. It’s a time to solidify foundational elements of education while introducing bolder concepts and higher-level thinking. We see it as a prime time to help our students get on the fast track for middle school in Glendale/North Phoenix area.

Our fourth-grade teacher is Thomas Pizzuto. He’s attuned to the needs of budding students and familiar with the concepts needed to take them from elementary learners to students ready for middle schools in Glendale/North Phoenix area. His curriculum covers the full spectrum of essential focuses, starting with familiar topics and trending into advanced concepts.

  • Math:Students review concepts from third grade while being introduced to the concept of abstract thinking within math strategies. These skills include two-digit by two-digit multiplication and long division. Other concepts our kids focus on include adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, fractions on a number line and advanced geometry skills.
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  • Literacy and Language Arts: Students review and learn various skills and strategies for reading comprehension, fluency, spelling mastery, vocabulary, and grammar structure. In addition to this curriculum, students will complete four novel studies during the year to explore themes, characters, and plot. The primary goal of the curriculum is to develop and improve fluency.
  • Science: Students will learn about many different topics across the spectrum of life, physical and Earth sciences. The main topics explored include the scientific method, plant and animal characteristics, changes to the Earth’s surface, electricity, magnetism, weather, and clouds.
  • Social studies: Students will have a chance to learn about Arizona’s history and it’s part in shaping America, as well as it’s part in shaping the world. Topics include Arizona regions, ancient and current Native American tribes, westward expansion, Arizona’s statehood, and the state government.
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Thomas Pizzuto

Fourth Grade Teacher
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Want to learn more about the fourth-grade curriculum we teach at Canyon Pointe Academy? Contact us today at 602-896-1166 to learn more about our teaching methods or to request enrollment information. We look forward to putting your child on the fast track to middle school!

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