Fourth Grade

Ms. Heyrich, Mrs. Votapek, and Mrs. Whelan

Welcome to fourth grade!  We are confident that this year will be a fun and rewarding experience for all of our students.

Some highlights of our curriculum include:


Students will explore mathematical concepts and topics using ThinkCentral.  Topics include place value, operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, geometry, measurement and data.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  It is essential that students practice the Multiplication Times Tables. Having their facts memorized is essential to the fourth grade curriculum.  Please work to earn 3 green lights in Reflex Math each week.


Language Arts:

Students will learn through reading and writing workshop.  Units of study in reading will focus on characters, nonfiction text, historical fiction, and book clubs.  Units of study in writing will focus on narrative, personal and persuasive essays, literary essays, and historical writing.


Using Science Dimensions and FOSS curriculum, students will engage in hands-on activities to explore science topics.  Topics include engineering, changes in the Earth’s surface, rocks and fossils, natural resources and hazards, energy, plants and animals.

Social Studies:

Our course of study in Social Studies focuses on the four regions of the U.S. and covers:

  • Land and Climate
  • Natural Resources
  • Economy
  • People of the region
  • Historical overview

Some highlights for the year include:


A fun and exciting field trip
* Performing in their first school concert          
* Continued use of Study Island
* Continued keyboarding instruction in Media

Mrs. Whelan's, 
Ms. Heyrich's and Mrs. Votapek's class

 Headphones/earbuds. (Dollar Store brand OK)
5 marble composition notebooks in the following colors:  black, red, blue,
        yellow, green
One 8-10 pocket expandable file organizer
1 box of sandwich Ziploc bags
Pencil case (big enough to store small art supplies)
Sharpened pencils
Kid-sized scissors
Post-it notes (3x3)
1 black Sharpie marker
1 highlighter

Optional items:  dice and playing cards


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