Fourth Grade News: March 2020

Important Dates

Important Dates


Half Day

Dismissal at 11:30 am


Parent Teacher Conferences 

12:30-2:30 pm and 

4:00-7:00 pm


PA Bake sale at 2:30 pm


Parent workshop on state tests

5:00 – 5:45pm


Parent workshop on state tests

8:30 – 9:15am


PA Meeting and Family Game Night

5:15 – 6:45pm



ELA State Test

3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade


  • 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 measure and classify shapes. 


  • Students will use various reading strategies and skills to understand and analyze fiction and nonfiction texts. They will respond to comprehension questions about the texts. 


  • Students will learn how to write literary essays with an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. They will use textual evidence to support their ideas.

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 learning about ecosystems (food chains and webs, adaptation, survival, etc.)