4th Grade Newsletter

February 7, 2022

By 4th Grade Team
4th Grade
February 07, 2022

Language Arts

What are we learning?

  • Understand how writing can change how the reader thinks and feels.
  • Compare a variety of resources to determine the perspective of the author, what does the author believe?
  • Exercise the right to voice and write opinions using facts to support themselves.

Home/School Connection

  • Discuss with your student

  • How can my writing impact the thinking of others? 

  • How can I convince others to support my point of view?

  • How does my writing change depending on the audience?


What are we learning?

  • Estimate and solve 2-digit x 2-digit multiplication problems
  • Estimate and solve 1-digit x 3-digit division problems
  • Identify and extend patterns
  • Recognize equality

Home/School Connection

  • Solve real worlds multiplication and division problems
  • Discuss real world patterns


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!