4th Grade Newsletter

January 24, 2022

By 4th Grade Team
4th Grade
January 24, 2022

Language Arts

What are we learning?

  • Understand that media messages (advertisements, radio ads, blogs, and nonfiction articles) represent beliefs of the author and groups 
  • Explore perspective of the author and details used to convince the viewer/reader

Home/School Connection

  • Discuss media messages you view together and ask your student

  • How does the media affect you?
  •  What does the author want you to believe or do? 
  •  What details did the author use to influence you?


What are we learning?

  • Read, write, identify decimals through the thousandths
  • Round decimals to the nearest whole
  • Compare and order decimals
  • Add and subtract decimals
  • Multiply 2-digit by 2-digit numbers
  • Divide numbers with and without remainders

AAP Math

  • We are beginning the addition and subtraction of fractions, finding common denominators.

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

    • Solve real life multiplication and division problems

AAP Home/School Connection

  • Make up word stories for your child to solve and let them make ones for you!


What are we learning?

  • Reminding students that our watershed connects to the Atlantic Ocean, which is a valuable natural resource that should be protected.
  • Discovering the ocean floor depth varies and has a variety of features.
  • Looking at models can be used to illustrate and interpret the depth of the ocean and its major geological features

Home/School Connection

  • Ask students where the creeks, streams, and storm drains go. (Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean)
  • Have them identify the different layers of the ocean and describe why they are named that.

Social Studies

What are we learning?

  • The student will explore the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain and how their path to revolution connects to our modern world 
  • The student will examine the various roles of Revolutionary War leaders, American Indians, enslaved African Americans, whites, and free African Americans 
  • The student will evaluate the importance of the American victory at Yorktown
  • The student will examine the reasons for the relocation of Virginia’s capital from Williamsburg to Richmond

Home/School Connection

  • Visit Colonial Yorktown 
  • Discuss why a country might want to be free from its leader.
  • Ask your student why different people were treated differently in Colonial America. 
  • Share your point of view on how the victory at Yorktown changed America.

Click here to see what students are learning in Specials!