4th Grade Newsletter

January 11, 2022

By 4th Grade Team
4th Grade
January 11, 2022

Language Arts

What are we learning?

  • Create characters, setting, and events in order to help them understand a specific historical time period.
  • Write and distinguish between fact and fiction when reading and writing historical fiction

Home/School Connection

  • Discuss time periods, historical figures, and places that your child is interested in and compare and contrast with current times.
  • What would a child in colonial times look and act like?  What resources would they use? How would you describe their daily lives?


What are we learning?

  • Read, write, identify decimals through the thousandths
  • Round decimals to the nearest whole
  • Compare and order decimals

AAP Math

  • We are adding and subtracting different levels of decimals (tenths, hundredths, and thousandths with each other)

Home/School Connection

  • Discuss decimals as money
  • A dime is one-tenth of a dollar (.1)
  • A nickel is one-twentieth of a dollar (.20)
  • A penny is one-hundredth of a dollar (.01)
  • Compare amounts of money
  • Make change


  • Make up word stories for your child to solve and let them make ones for you!
  • This could include money or just small parts of numbers in your story.


What are we learning?

  • We are researching and identifying the effect of extreme weather events on the environment
  • We’ll be graphing weather data over time, analyzing results and determine
    patterns that may be used to make weather predictions

Home/School Connection

  • Ask what the clouds they see mean for the coming weather.
  • Discuss how many days it has been below freezing.
  • Ask what kinds of clouds bring snow.

Social Studies

What are we learning?

  • Discover how the economic motives  shape the choices people make
  • They’ll discover how culture impacts the relationships people have with land
  • They will define the characteristics of culture

Home/School Connection

  • Share your family's culture with your child
  • Ask what relationship they think they have with the land
  • Share some of your economic motives in the choices you make for your family and why.

Click here to see what students are learning in Specials!