Fourth Grade Overview


BIBLE: Psalm 100:1-3  This is a review test over the verses we have learned so far. The verse test will be on Wednesday, October 14, 2015.  

Language Arts:

READING:  Main Idea F&F testing is this week.  Synonyms are a new element in 4th grade. They should know synonyms from the list they have in their binders.  They should also know the Unit Focus, Visual Tool (name & how to draw it correctly), and Processing Questions 1, 2, 4, & 5. Vocabulary & Skiles tests will be on Tuesday, October 6, and the Performance test will be on Wednesday, October 7.

ENGLISH: Students will be studying complete sentences and fragments, along with the types of sentences this week.

SPELLING: Spelling List 4 and the corresponding Activity Sheet are in binders (spelling section). Activity Sheets are due Wednesday, October 14, and the test will be on Thursday, October 15, due to Fall Break. If your child will not be here on Thursday, please have him/her prepared to take the test on Wednesday before they go out of town. The test will again be in multiple choice format which helps prepare students for standardized testing.

WRITING: Students will be revising as needed, any work done so far.

Applied Sciences:

MATH: We will begin chapter 4, “ Multiply with one-digit numbers.”  We will work on multiples of 10,100, and 1000. We will also work on multiplying by a two-digit number.

There will be a test covering multiplying by a multi-digit number on Tuesday, October 13.

Please continue working with your child by reviewing the multiplication facts.  One of the best ways to help study the multiplication facts is using flash cards.

SCIENCE:  We will begin our study with Life Science. We will focus on “Classifying Plants and Animals.” The test over Chapter 1, lesson 1, 2, and 4 will be on Thursday, October 15. Students should be working on their “Animal Facts” project.  Information on this project is in Tuesday’s folder. 



Thursday, October 15 (½ day) – Monday, October 19

Help kids master basic math facts.  

We are using a program called XtraMath to increase speed and accuracy in fact fluency. XtraMath is available for free on the web at or in the app store for $4.99.

We will be using this in the classroom and you are encouraged to use this at home as often as possible.  It is completely appropriate for your child to practice math facts everyday.  The daily activity should take no longer than 15 minutes.  The instructions are given to students each time they log in and there is a clear stopping point.  

A teacher report is automatically generated each week and emailed to the teacher. Log in instructions and your child’s password are in today’s Tuesday Folder. Please contact your classroom teacher or Missy Henson ([email protected]) if needed.