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Monroeville, PA 15146


for 2022-23

Fourth Grade


Language: The course focuses on composition and grammar, sentence structure and types of sentences. Subjects, predicates, clauses, parts of speech, abbreviations, titles quotations, word usage and commas usage. The writing process continues to be incorporated and all the styles of compositions.

Penmanship: Capital and lower case cursive letters and words are reinforced through weekly practice. Emphasis is placed on improving form, neatness, slant, size, spacing and smoothness of letters.

Reading: It focuses on comprehension, oral and silent reading, vocabulary and listening skills. Various novels are read, book reports each month, and they participate in the Book-It program. Participation in the Book-It program is required. Additional reading support is provided by using PSSA Buckle Down Instructional Series.

Spelling: Students are given a list of 20 spelling words each week. They learn the words through games, workbook pages, conversation, and overheads. They apply these words in sentences, through abc order, in writing, and everyday context of the classroom.

Math: Students begin to understand numbers and operations. They learn data, graphing, and time. They work on multiplication with two digit numbers, and division with divisors. Geometry, measurement, probability, basic algebra, fractions and decimals.

Science: Students read the material, complete comprehension questions and study guides, investigate concepts, complete graphic organizers, and complete skill sheets. They do experiments, play games, read informational books, and art. They study of light, geology, astronomy, matter, energy, plants, and sound.

History: The focus in this grade level is American and Pennsylvania history. They study early explorers, the first Americans, the 13 original colonies, the French and Indian war, Revolutionary War, honor historical African American figures. At the end of year, we explore the western United States and read a book about the Oregon Trail.

Health: The different systems of the body (skeleton, muscles, respiratory). The layers of our skin and parts of our teeth. We reiterate the importance of good posture, hygiene, and healthy bodies.


Art, Chapel, Bible, Missions, Physical Education, Spanish, Music


Students are assessed by qualified teachers using both objective and subjective data to determine grade level readiness. Grading is completed during four (nine-week) report periods. Parent conferences are held following the first grading period. Additional conferences are scheduled upon request.

Please write your child’s name on everything. Please bring in your child’s school supplies during parent/teacher orientation and place in your child’s locker. At parent/teacher orientation, we also need to know how your child will leave school daily, by bus or parent pick-up.

Individual Items:

  • Bookbag/Backpack
  • Lunch bag
  • Reusable water bottle (if desired)
  • Bible (Preferred Version: NIV)
  • 5 folders of different colors (OR binder with divider tabs if preferred)
  • 3 single subject notebooks
  • Pencil pouch
  • Erasers
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • 1 glue bottle or glue stick
  • Ruler (cm & in)
  • Scissors
  • Scientific calculator
    • Here are some examples of ones that are easier for students to use:
      • Casio fx-55 PLUS Elementary/Middle School Fraction Calculator
      • Casio fx-300ES PLUS Scientific Calculator, Blue
      • Texas Instruments TI-15 Explorer Elementary Calculator

Classroom Items that are shared within the class:

  • 2 packs of 24 count pencils
  • 1 ream of white printer paper
  • 1 ream of white college ruled paper
  • 1 pack of black dry erase markers
  • 1 pack of multi-colored dry erase markers
  • 1 pack of blue or black pens
  • 1 pack of black Sharpies
  • 1 pack of index cards
  • 1 pack of Post-it Notes (3×3)
  • 1 pack of small paper clips
  • 1 pack of small binder clips
  • 4 boxes of tissues
  • 4 paper towel rolls
  • 2 containers of Clorox Wipes
  • 1 bottle of dry erase board cleaner
  • 2 bottles of hand sanitizer
  • 1 box of Ziploc gallon size bags
  • 1 pack of bandaids