4th Grade Newsletter

April 18, 2022

By 4th Grade Team
4th Grade
April 18, 2022

Language Arts

What are we learning?

  • Identify important information and key elements on a functional text
  • Interpret the purpose of an advertisement
  • Understand the components of fiction (setting, characters, plot, theme, problem, solution)
  • Create a fictional story using all elements of a story

Home/School Connection

  • Look at advertisements and commercials together and discuss the audience and author’s purpose 
  • How are these texts different then other nonfiction texts?
  • Identify key elements in a story, show, and/or movie


What are we learning?


  • Find perimeter in Customary and metric units
  • Estimate and measure length in Customary and metric units
  • Identify equivalent measures of length, weight/mass, and liquid volume


  • Identify and describe the diameter, radius, chord, and circumference of a circle
  • Classify and measure right, acute, obtuse, and straight angles
  • Classify triangles as right, acute, or obtuse and equilateral, scalene, or isoscele
  • Investigate the sum of the interior angles in a triangle and determine an unknown angle measure

Home/School Connection

  • Estimate and measure length/weight/liquid volume of items at home
  • Compare lengths, weights, and volumes. 
  • Discuss the best unit for measuring different things- when to measure with inches, pounds, or kilometers. 


  • Find circles and triangles in the home and identify their parts and/or names.
  • IF a protractor is available, have them measure angles of triangles.


What are we learning?

  • They should be able to describe the major characteristics of the sun.
  • We’ll compare and contrast the surface conditions of Earth, the moon and the sun.
  • They’ll find out about the contributions of the NASA Apollo missions to our knowledge of the moon.

Home/School Connection

  • Ask about our solar system's star and have them describe it.
  • Discuss the NASA missions to the moon and what they discovered by landing on the moon.
  • Ask why the moon and earth have different surface’s.

Social Studies

What are we learning?

  • Identify ideas and actions of people and groups have consequences and can shape events.
  • Understand that conflict has consequences on culture, society, or a group of people. 
  • Realize that people respond to and resolve conflicts in many different ways. 
  • Develop an understanding of cause and effect and how it can help people solve problems and make decisions.

Home/School Connection

  • What did freedom mean to Virginians after the Civil War? How did its meaning change over time?
  • How can individuals stop injustices in society?
  • Will there always be resistance to equality?
  • What does it mean to be free? What does it mean to be oppressed? 
  • How do people draw on their culture and family to resist oppression?

Click here to see what students are learning in Specials!