Fourth Grade News: February 2020

Important Dates

Important Dates


World Read-Aloud Day/Pajama Day


PA Meeting, Literacy Night & Book Fair

5:15 – 6:45pm


PA Executive Board Meeting

7:45 – 8:15am


School Closed

Midwinter Recess


  • The school day starts promptly at 8:10 a.m. Please ensure that your child is in the gym no later than 8:05 a.m. 

Home Connection

  • Homework folders: Please check homework folders daily for important forms to complete. Please check folders for graded tests and review the tests with your child. The homework packet will be given every Monday and will be checked daily.

What We are Learning! 


  • Students will develop their understanding of fractions. They will learn how to simplify, add, subtract, and multiply fractions. 


  • Students will use various reading strategies and skills to understand and analyze fiction and nonfiction texts.

  • Students will look at how writers use various techniques to tell a story.


  • Students will learn how to write an informational essay with an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion.

Social Studies

  • Students will learn about the arrival of Europeans and African slaves to Manahatta and how that influenced the lives of the Lenape and Iroquois as well as the development of New Amsterdam.

  • Students will learn about life during the colonial and revolutionary periods.

Computer Science

  • Students will be introduced to Scratch, a coding website. They will learn how to use code to add backgrounds, sounds, and characters to animations.


  • Students are working on NYC as an ecosystem.  They are finishing up an urban food chain game and to complete the unit they will work on a performance task.