Constructivist Lesson Plans – 4th Grade

Starting February 1, 2021 I will be homeschooling my son. He is currently a 4th grader in the Montgomery County Maryland school system, which is intending to remain closed to regular education students until August 2021 when they will re-assess their position and determine if they will open for live instruction. My intent is to keep my son home, educate him here, until he can return to live instruction as distance learning has utterly failed.

I am a constructivist trained elementary school teacher (with a few other things thrown in) and will post the lesson plans I use each week. I invite questions, comments, or thoughts. They are absolutely yours to use or modify at any time.

To start, we need our foundation, which is the County’s curriculum base. That is this document:

These are the outcomes or expectations for what students should be exposed to or capable of when they leave 4th grade. The specific outcomes per marking quarter are:

In addition to listing lesson plans below, I will also be writing a blog about how the plans were created, why they are designed the way they are, and how they can be adapted. Thank you for taking the time to look at this page.