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Ways To Help Your 4th Grader Succeed!


  1. Read! Encourage your child to read on their own, read to them, and let them see you reading as well! Many children this age still enjoy snuggling up for a good read-aloud, and reading aloud or listening to audio books can be a good way to access the rich ideas and characters in more difficult books.

  2. Practice multiplication facts! It is a lot easier to tackle more difficult math concepts if you are not struggling to remember what is 6 x 7! Multiplication practice doesn’t have to involve sitting with worksheets.  Chant out the math facts in the car.  Practice while shooting free throws or playing catch.  Practice anyway that works for you!  Multiplication facts up to 10 should be automatic.

  3. Make sure your child gets enough sleep.  Limit the use of electronics in the bedroom, and put charging stations for tablets and other devices in the living room, so they don’t distract during bedtime. 9-11 hours of sleep is appropriate for school-aged children.

Fourth Grade

4th grade rocks


Fourth Grade is the a time of building independence.  Students are becoming more confident, fluent readers and are discovering the types of books they truly enjoy. Students also build independence in the writing process.  Students will write stories from their own experiences, opinion essays on topics that are important to them, and more.  



In math, students will build on their strategies from third grade to solve double-digit multiplication and division problems.  Students will also deepen their understanding of fractions and algebraic thinking. Complex problem solving is part of our curriculum all year round.  Knowing multiplication facts supports tackling this challenging work.  


Field TripWe go on many field trips in the fourth grade, including the O’Neill Sea Odyssey, Seymour Discovery Center, the Museum of Art and History, and Roaring Camp Living History Day.  If you can help out by driving on a field trip, please make sure your volunteer paperwork is all up-to-date.


PEBe prepared for PE everyday.  Students must come to school with shoes and clothes they can run in. They may also want to bring a reusable water bottle to take out to PE.




HomeworkStudents can expect to read everyday for 20 minutes for homework, and to have math, spelling, or reading response each day.  To help your child build good study habits, set aside a regular time and quiet place for homework.


4th Grade Publishing Party
publishing party

Homework Club

When: TBD

Where:  TBD

Details:  Free tutoring provided by Scotts Valley High School Students

Days: TBD

Bring work to do, a snack and a book to read.

OPEN TO ALL 3rd, 4th, 5th Graders