Fourth Grade Language Arts Essential Skills

  1. Apply the elements of plot, setting, character study, main idea/supporting details, sequencing, outlining, paraphrasing, summarizing, and predicting
  2. Perform the technique of generalizing, drawing conclusions, making judgments, comparing, and contrasting
  3. Apply the mechanics of writing, editing, spelling, and grammar

Fourth Grade Math Essential Skills

  1. Apply critical thinking, deductive reasoning, and hypothesizing
  2. Perform patterning, organizing, analyzing, estimating, graphing, and problem solving using logic
  3. Apply the concept of geometry, measurement, perimeter, area, volume, and decimals
  4. Extend the concept of multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and fractions

Fourth Grade Science Essential Skills

  1. Apply the elements of observing, collecting, recording data, comparing, classifying, predicting, and drawing conclusions
  2. Investigate and record data for animal study
  3. Apply the elements of electricity to build circuits and switches
  4. Investigate and record data for plant study including seeds and the parts of the flower

Fourth Grade Social Studies Essential Skills

  1. Read globes and maps locating places using latitude and longitude.
  2. Investigate the geography, history, and people of New York State.
  3. Discuss weekly news and current events.

Meet Britton Thomas

Britton Thomas
Britton has taught at Park since 2011. She first worked in the Lower School as a floating teacher. She transitioned to the prekindergarten program as the third teacher in the Bungalow and worked there for 3 years before returning to the Lower School where she is now the grade 4 teacher.

Britton holds a Master's in Literacy Education from the University at Buffalo. She earned a B.S. in English-Creative Writing and holds New York State teacher certifications in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from The College at Brockport. Her professional experience includes scheduling, developing and implementing lessons, assessments, behavior management plans, collaboration and co-teaching, and tutoring. She is also actively involved in learning about and implementing Responsive Classroom practices.

Outside of the school day, Britton coaches the upper school girls lacrosse team. She developed the lacrosse program in 2013.  She co-developed an after-school book club for lower school students to further develop their love for reading. In addition, she works in Park’s extended day program. 
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one of the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds), lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.

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