Hello Fourth Graders,
I miss your smiling faces and hope to see you soon.  While you are out of school you can be working on the following things...


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- storylineonline.net 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.

**Please note that we still have not finished teaching all of the our 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 SOLpass.org 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. 

See the Pacing Guide below









MARCH 30 – JUNE 12   

VA Study  

Unit 1:VA Geography   

2a Locate VA & Bordering States  

2b Regions of VA  

10b VA Products and Industries   

2c Water Features of VA   


Unit 2: VA Native Peoples   

2d Locate Language Groups   

2e American Indians and Environment   

2f Archaeological Evidence 2g Virginia Indians Today 2g State-recognized tribes   


Unit 3: First Permanent English Settlement  

3a Reasons for English Colonization   

3b Economic and Geographic Influence on Settlement  

3c VA Company of London Charters  

3d VA Assembly  

3e Arrival of Africans/Women  

3f Hardships at Jamestown 3g Interaction with Native People   


Unit 4: Life in VA Colony   

4a Agriculture & Slavery   

4b Culture of Colonial VA   

4c Relocation of VA Capital to Williamsburg  

4d Use of Money, Barter & Credit   

4e Everyday life   


Unit 5: VA in the American Revolution  

5a Reasons for War with England   

5b Roles of Virginians in the Revolution  

5c Battle of Great Bridge, Jack Jouett, Yorktown Victory   

5d Relocation of VA Capital to Richmond   


Unit 6: Role of VA in New American Nation  

6a Roles of Washington and Madison   

6b Ideas of Mason & Jefferson  

6c Geography, Technology & Westward Movement   


Unit 7: Civil War   

7a Events Leading to Secession  

7b Role of VA in Civil War 7c Role of Virginians   


Unit 8: Reconstruction of VA   

8a Effects of Reconstruction   

8b Effects of Segregation & “Jim Crow”  

8c Economic Development in VA   


Unit 9: VA in the 20th & 21st Centuries  

9a Industrialization in VA 9b Virginians Impact International Events, Women’s Suffrage and the Great Depression   



Unit 9: VA in the 20th & 21st Centuries (cont.)  

9c Desegregation in VA  

9d Political, Social, Economic Impact of Virginians   


Unit 10: Government and Economics  

of VA  

10a Government in VA 10b VA Products and Industries   

10c VA & Global Economy   


May: Review/Testing Window   

Following SOL testing: Geography preparation for 5th grade curriculum: Globe and Map work  


Unit 1 Virginia Natural Resources (4 weeks) 4.9, 4.1  

Watersheds and water resources   

Animals and plants   

Mineral, rocks, ores and energy sources   

Forests, soil and land resources  

Science process skills (infused) 


Unit 2 Weather (4 weeks) 4.6, 4.1  

Weather phenomena  

Air Pressure  

Air masses  

Cloud types  

Precipitation types  

Meteorological tools  

Science process skills (infused)  


Unit 3 Solar System (2 weeks) 4.7, 4.1  

Planets in our solar system   

Order of the planets   

Relative sizes of planets   

Models of solar system   

Science/Math process skill: estimating and measuring length   

Unit 3 Solar System (cont.)   

Unit 4 Earth-Moon-Sun Relationships (4 weeks) 4.8, 4.1  

Earth, sun and moon motions   


Phases of the moon   

Aristotle, Ptolemy, Copernicus and Galileo   

NASA Apollo missions   

Science/Math process skill: estimating and measuring elapsed time (seconds, minutes)   


Unit 5 Force & Motion (4 weeks)  4.2, 4.  

An object’s position   

Speed and direction of an object   


Kinetic energy   

Science/Math process skill: estimating and measuring mass in U.S. Customary and metric units   


Unit 6 Electricity & Magnetism (4 weeks)   

4.3, 4.1  

Conductors and insulators  

Basic circuits  

Static electricity  

Transformation of energy  


Historical contributions  

Science process skills (infused)  


Unit 7 Ecosystems (3 weeks)  4.5, 4.1  

Plant and animal adaptions   

Organization of populations,   

communities and ecosystems   

Flow of energy through food webs   

Habitats and niches   

Changes in organism’s niche through its life cycle   

Human activity impact on ecosystems   

Science/Math process skill: estimating and measuring volume in U.S. Customary and metric units   


Unit 8 Plants (6 weeks)  4.4, 4.1  

Structure and function of typical plants   

Plant reproductive structures and processes   


Plant adaptations   

Science/Math process skill: estimating and measuring elapsed time (minutes, hours within a 12-hour period)   


Family Life Education (1 week)   

Physical changes during puberty  

Structures and functions of reproductive   




August 26-September 27 (23 days) Unit 1: Place Value, Addition and Subtraction  


September 30 – October 29 (21 days) Unit 2: Foundations of Multiplication and Division  


October 30 – November 15 (10 ½ days) Unit 3: Geometry  



November 18 – December 20 (22 days) Unit 4: Multiplication and Division  


January 6 - January 14 (7 days) Unit 5: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra  


January 15 – February 25 (26 ½ days) Unit 6: Modeling and Computation of Fractions  


January 15 – February 25 (26 ½ days) Unit 6: Modeling and Computation of Fractions  


February 26 – March 6 (8 days) Unit 7: Probability  


March 9 –March 27 (19 days) Unit 8: Modeling and Computation of Decimals  



April 14 – May 1 (14 days) Unit 9: Data Analysis  


May 4– May 22 (15 days) SOL Review and SOL Testing  


PLEASE VISIT the LINKS to view important and helpful websites! :)

I would love to hear how you are doing and what you are up to.