Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Mrs. Dana Fowler

Mrs. Ami Phines
Mrs. Becca Stowers

A Typical Fourth Grader

  • is exuberant.
  • is interested in friends more than family.
  • wants independence and respect.
  • worries and complains.
  • is influenced by opinions of friends.
  • has difficulty handling stressful situations.

Novel Studies

  • Lion to Guard Us by Bulla
  • The Keeping Room by Myers
  • Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution by Fritz
  • Weasel by DeFelice
  • Trouble River by Byars
  • Grasshopper Summer by Turner
  • The Big Wave by Buck
  • Turn Homeward Hannalee by Beatty
  • One Day in a Tropical Rainforest by Craighead-George

How can you help?

  • Encourage your child’s unlimited creativity.
  • Review multiplication facts 0-12.
  • Reinforce working and thinking independently.
  • Provide adequate planning time for long-term projects.
  • Encourage the practice of making good choices.
  • Admire budding responsibility.
  • Set up a monitoring system that is comfortable for parent and child to communicate about daily assignments.
  • Be a part of your child’s education.  Visit the school as often as possible.

Units of Study


  • Multiplication facts 0-12
  • Adding/Subtraction with regrouping
  • Three by two digits multiplication
  • Two by four digits division
  • Fractions
  • Word Problems
  • Elapsed time
  • Metric and standard measurements
  • Geometry      

Language Arts

  • Basal Reader
  • Skills lessons
  • Guided Reading
  • Reading Centers
  • Daily Oral Language
  • Parts of Speech
  • Novel Studies  

Writing Focus

  • Personal narrative
  • Imaginative story
  • Responding to Literature
  • Persuasive writing
  • Research paper

Social Studies

  • Explorers
  • Colonization
  • American Revolution
  • The Forming of a New Nation       


  • Self-awareness
  • Nutrition
  • Digestion
  • Weather
  • Light/Color
  • Sound
  • Space
  • Simple machines
  • Ecosystem


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