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Monroeville, PA 15146


for 2020-21

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.

  • Backpack or Bookbag
  • 1 ream of plain white paper
  • 1 ream of white lined paper
  • 2 folders with the 3 hole clips (different colors)
  • 3 packs of 24 count pencils
  • 1 packet of lined note cards
  • 1 pack of erasers
  • 2 dry erase markers (one black pack and one multi-colored pack)
  • 2 boxes of tissues
  • 1 pack of crayons or colored pencils
  • 1 subject notebook
  • TI-15 Calculator
  • 1 glue bottle
  • 1 container of Clorox wipes
  • 2 black sharpies
  • 1 bottle of dry erase board cleaner
  • 1 pack of markers
  • Pencil box