Fourth Grade News: January 2020

Important Dates

Important Dates


School Closed

Winter Recess


PA Meeting and Family College Awareness Event

5:15 – 6:45pm


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

School Closed


  • 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 learn how to solve multiplication and division word problems. 

  • Students will learn efficient strategies to solve multiplication and division problems with larger numbers. 


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

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


  • Students will understand how to write a strong paragraph with a topic sentence, at least 3 supporting details, and a concluding sentence.

  • 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.

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 have been investigating life cycles and food chains.