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Kelly Giesler

Dear Families,

              The fourth grade team has put together a list of activities and websites that you and your child can use at home to support their continued learning.  We know the most important thing is that your child read for at least 25 minutes or more each day as this will continue to give them fluency practice and will maintain their current reading level.   It is also important to practice math facts for multiplication and division. Below you will find a list of resources and activities that will benefit your child. As always you can contact your child’s teacher with questions, comments, or concerns.  We hope you stay safe and enjoy the quality time with your family!



Read 20+ minutes per day (any reading is good reading, this can be magazines, picture books, chapter books, articles, newspaper articles, recipes, etc…)

Listen to reading- is a great resource where famous actors/actresses read to you

Discuss what you have read:  Find the main idea, discuss the setting/characters/conflict/resolution, find cause and effect/compare/contrast scenarios, locate fact vs. opinion, etc…



Practice math facts-while sitting in the house, at the dinner table, or taking a walk ask your child multiplication and division fact questions such as 9x7 or 30/5

Show your work- ask your child to solve questions such as 435x87 or 321/4. You can also ask your child to solve fraction problems such as 1/3+2/8 making sure that he/she changes the denominator.



Stories- Ask your child to write a personal narrative (a story about him/her and an event that has happened in his/her lifetime

Research papers- Have your child conduct research on a topic of choice (also known as Genius Hour to the fourth graders). They should use One Note if they can to document their findings and then can create a Powerpoint/Sway/poster/etc… on their findings.

Free write- Allow your child to free write. This could be in the form of a journal of their time away from school, a fictional story, a letter to a friend or family member that can be mailed, etc… 


Websites to promote learning:





BrainPop and Brainpop Jr.



Can access through Clever (no password required) or




SOLPass – great study guides and review materials (4th grade tab)

Gravely ES


Quizliet study materials

SuperTeacher Worksheets – printable worksheets and activities w/answer keys



Sheppard Software – great for math



Mr. Nussbaum online practice



Jefferson Lab – link to games


Hoodamath – math fact timed tests





Practice SOL Tests:



VA Studies



**Please note that we still have not finished teaching all of the fourth grade curriculum and some of these websites might have questions that the students truly do not know the answer to.

Most information at this point has been taught!  The website does have great study guides and review materials which should be helpful when reviewing old material or if students want to look at new material that will be coming up upon return.**


Students can also access their Office 365 account and use resources under Clever


PLEASE also allow your child to have physical activity in your backyard, the basement, or in your family room. While it is important that he/she continue to review and read daily, it is also important that he/she continue to be a kid.  Even at school we have a 30 minute recess block.



Please also allow for creativity.  Your child can make something with recycled materials or things laying around the house, play games, follow a new recipe or complete puzzles.  Take pictures and send them to the teachers as we would LOVE to see how you are spending your time.


                           We miss your children dearly and look forward to a safe and healthy return.


                                                                                                             The Fourth Grade Teachers