Welcome to 4th grade! 
 
We look forward to an exciting school year! Below is some helpful information to ensure your child's success in 4th grade this year:
 
What does it take to be successful in 4th grade and move on to 5th grade?
  • A passing FSA score in Reading, Math, and the Florida Writes
  • Positive behavior

What can you do at home to help your child?

  • Check your child's homework and ensure that it is complete
  • Read and sign your child's planner each night.
  • Create a routine for your child to maintain for the school year.
  • Continually ensure that your child reads for at least 30-40 minutes each night.
  • Practice basic math skills with your child in various settings.  For example: During the next shopping trip, have your child add the prices of items added to the cart to find the total. Once you cash out, compare how close the student was to the actual total.  For extended practice, try including opportunities to assist your child in learning fractions, and practicing subtraction and multiplying.

How can I help my child be successful? 

  • Ensure that your child attends school regularly.
  • Praise your student for all constructive efforts. The more effort your students puts into learning, the more likely they will perform well on tests. A positive outlook helps children do their best
  • Communicate with your student’s teacher to discuss academic progress, or any issue involving your student

Homework Expectations:

  • Students will have between 45-60 minutes of homework nightly.  Weekly homework is used to reinforce skills learned that day. It is important that all students complete homework daily
  • Homework may include problems from the subjects of Reading, Language Arts, Reading, Science and Social Studies

FSA – Florida Standards Assessment:

In 4th grade, students take the FSA Reading, Math and Writing test.  Here are some FSA tips to help your child do his or her best on the assessments:

  •  Provide a quiet, comfortable place for studying at home.
  • Make sure that your child is always well rested on school days, especially on test days.
  •  Give your child a well-rounded diet regularly. This will help ensure a healthy active mind and body.
  •  Provide interesting books and magazines for your child; reading new materials helps students recognize and understand vocabulary that might appear on a test.
  • Do not become too anxious over the test; this can cause your child to become anxious, too! The best advice you can give your child (and yourself) is to “just relax and do your best!"

 Grade Level Instructional Programs for 4th Grade:

  • Journeys - Reading
  • Go Math - Mathematics
  • Florida Social Studies - Social Studies
  • Science Fusion - Science  
  • Core Connections - Writing
 Back to school reminders…
  • Send in school supplies as soon as possible
  • Get a good night sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • Get to know your teacher

Upcoming Events
 
Stay tuned for exciting events coming up in 4th grade!

Helpful Links for Students
 
Journeys
Reading stories and activities to supplement lessons from class.
 
Go Math activities to supplement math lessons from class
 

FSA preparation program
 
 
Book Adventure
Great practice for AR tests

​Brainpop    

       www.brainpop.com

 
 
 
 
 
 
4th Grade Supply List 2015-2016
1 backpack
1 pair of round-tip scissors
1 ruler
1 protractor
1 compass (round tip if possible)
4 dozen #2 pencils (no mechanicals)
1 pencil bag/box
1 box of 16 or 24 crayons
1 pack of colored pencils
1 pack of dry erase markers
1 pack of highlighters
2 large erasers (no cap erasers)
3 glue sticks
1 roll of scotch tape
1 3-ring binder with pockets and 5 divider tabs
5 folders with pockets and clasps (yellow, red, blue, purple, green)
4 packages of notebook paper
1 ream of copy paper
1 pack construction paper
1 box gallon-size Ziploc bags (boys)
1 box quart-size Ziploc bags (girls)
1 USB flash drive
1 box of tissues
2 bottles of hand sanitizer (8oz or larger)
1 bottle of liquid hand soap
 
 
 
 
 
 
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