Fourth Grade


C - Come prepared 
L - Listen carefully 
A - Ask questions 
S - Study hard 
S - Succeed

Fourth grade is an exciting year. Fourth graders are quickly approaching the end of their elementary years. They are gaining responsibility and learning organizational skills. Students will be expected to write assignments in their assignment book, complete assigned work, and return homework when due. 


  1. Listen and follow directions, so we can learn many things.
  2. Work quietly and use your time wisely, so that everyone can finish assigned work on time.
  3. Respect and be kind to others, so we can get along.
  4. Be prepared and always try to do your best work.
  5. Walk inside and outside of the classroom, so that no one will get hurt.
  6. Put things back where they belong, so we can keep the room neat and clean.
  7. Use good manners at all times, so that we can get along with others and learn many things.
  8. Complete your assignment book on a daily basis, so you will know what to do and what is expected of you.


* Spelling words are learned in isolation and sentences
* Notice how authors construct sentences and their use of grammar skills by reading and analyzing notable picture books and chapter books.
* Journal writings/Story starters/Creative Writing
* Reading Buddies with a lower grade
* Cursive writing is practiced
* Reading mini-lessons at fourth grade level
* Small Reading Groups at students' ability level to practice a focus skill of the week


* Mastery of all basic facts expected (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division)
Concepts Taught:  Place value to millions, adding/subtracting whole numbers, multiplying up to a 3-digit by 2-digit, dividing with a 1-digit divisor and a 4-digit dividend,  find equivalent fractions, compare/order fractions, adding/subtracting like fractions, elapsed time, measurement conversions, area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes, use protractors to measure angles, types of triangles/quadrilaterals, make fraction line plots, and read/analyze graphs
Manipulatives used to help concept development
* Problem Solving strategies incorporated throughout


* History of the state of Indiana
* Famous Hoosier Wax Museum
* Basic economic concepts based on Indiana State Standards.
* How Native Americans adapted to survive in Indiana
* Indiana's role in the Civil War followed by a field trip to The Civil War days in Hartford City
* History of the Indianapolis 500


* Egg-Drop Project for students to learn the Scientific Design Process
* A
nimal reports with habitat project
* Science Fair project
* Simple Machines with Legos
* Labs involving electric circuits, weathering/erosion, force and speed, and rock identification

*Anticipated Field Trips

  • Civil War Days Reenactment
  • Muncie Symphony Orchestra


* Young Authors
* Spelling Bee
* Spell Bowl Team Competition
* Math Bowl Team Competition
* Choir
* Singers & Recorders & More
* Robot Club
* Student Council
* Science Fair
* After school intramurals 
* Star Lab