Students use their reading and writing skills to explore diverse topics such as New York State History, Native American Culture, electricity and magnetism, animal adaptations, and properties of matter. They learn to compose personal and fictional narratives, essays, biographies, reports, and poetry. In math, multiplication and division skills are improved, and students begin to work with fractions and decimals. Field trips that focus on applying knowledge gained in class are an important component. Field trips are taken to the Erie Canal, Ganondagan State Historic Site (home of a replica of a Seneca longhouse) and Genesee Country Village Museum as well as performances of plays and music. If your child is entering fourth grade this year, get ready for lots of learning!