Grade 4 


Math 4

Students will be able to…   

  • Use place value strategies to multiply and divide multi-digit numbers
  • Identify and draw points, lines, line segments and lines of symmetry
  • Draw and measure angles using a protractor
  • Describe angle measures as additive and solve problems involving angle measurement

Compacted Math 4/5*
Students will be able to…

  • Use place value strategies, models, and standard algorithm to add and subtract decimals
  • Use place value strategies and standard algorithm to divide multi-digit numbers
  • Generate equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators
  • Graph and label points on a coordinate grid

*Compacted math has a fast-paced curriculum so please be aware that we will go over many different topics each week.


Students will be able to…

  • Summarize and paraphrase a text using key details
  • Explain the meaning of idioms, similes and metaphors by visualizing the text
  • Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and patterns of events
  • Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated
  • Describe characteristics of various informational text structures
  • Discuss a text in depth through weekly Literature Circles
    (This is a weekly assignment that students should be completing.  They should be reading portions of their assigned novels and answering a prompt on a response sheet to prepare for the discussion each week.)
  • William and Mary groups will continue working on their Reflection Assignment and their 2 nd novel assignment.    

TEXT GENRES: Realistic Fiction, Informational, Various genres used in Literature Circles 

*This quarter, our read aloud will be SHILOH by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.

The 4th grade has departmentalized so the following subjects are split between the three teachers:

Writing with Mr. Fairchild

Students will be able to…

  • Compose narratives and informative written responses using details to describe their experiences and ideas

Science with Miss Silnicky

Students will be able to…

  • Identify, describe the universal design process when working with magnet  

Social Studies with Ms. Segal

Students will be able to…

  • Describe responsibilities associated with certain basic rights of citizens
  • Analyze perspectives and policies in Maryland regarding public issues
  • Compare natural/physical and human characteristics of the three colonial regions and how these characteristics influenced settlement patterns (New England, Middle, Southern)
  • Analyze regional specialization in New England colonies

Other Important Information

  • Students are able to access their Chromebook accounts at home if they would like to complete any unfinished activities or to use any of the sites shared with them on their Google Classroom page.  Students will need to remember their username and password in order to access their account at home. 

Field Trips

There are currently no field trips planned for this month but we will let you know if any trips come up.

Common Sense Education

Periodically, students will be engaged in the Common Sense Education Curriculum during media classes with Miss Kleponis. This curriculum focuses on digital citizenship, empowering students "to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions online." Each lesson comes with a Family Tip Sheet. Please feel free to download the tip sheet for use at home. 

Lesson 1: Strong Passwords 

Lesson 3: How to Cite a Site


Mr. Aaron Fairchild | Ms. Melissa Segal | Ms. Hanna Silnicky


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