Fourth Grade


Reading and Language Arts

This marking period we will be focusing on “The Themes of Our Lives”. Our classes will be exploring the different themes portrayed in the literature we read, both in print and on the internet. We will be talking about lessons we may have had to learn the hard way and influential people guiding us.  We will enjoy many stories about people and animals that had interesting or conflicting situations in their lives that turned into a great lesson for them and a universal truth for us!  Like a puzzle or game, we will be searching for the clues to unlock the great themes of our lives!  Encourage your child to read at home. After, have a talk about the theme (moral or lesson). Our marking period will end with an investigation to discover the theme of a literary text.


*Reminder* Please encourage your child to read for 20 minutes every day and to log on to the PebbleGo Next website!



This marking period we will gain familiarity with decomposing fractions and mixed numbers into sums of whole numbers and/or fractions with the same denominator in many ways. We will be adding and subtracting fractions and mixed number with like denominators.  Models and equations will be used to multiply fractions by whole numbers.  Our classes will learn to work with area and perimeter, units of measurement, and how they relate to each other.  In order to solve word problems the students will convert units of measurement within the same system of measurement.


*Reminder* Please use iReady at home to enrich our classroom learning, as well as practicing multiplication facts.


Social Studies

We are exploring all of the different regions of the United States of America.  We will investigate the region’s land, people, resources, and climate.  We will also be applying our knowledge of map skills.  The Southeast and Midwest regions will be examined.



Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any questions about what your child is learning in class! We are here to help!





The Fourth Grade Team


Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School
380 Pierpont Rd
Waterbury , CT 06705