Fourth Grade

May 2023

Important Reminders:

  • May 2, 2023 – May 3, 2023: Math State Exam
  • May 29, 2023: Memorial Day celebration, schools are closed.


Chapter 12: During the next few weeks, students will relate both fractions and money to place value and will learn how to rename fractions as decimals. We will also add fractional parts of 10 and 100 and compare decimals through hundredths.

Chapter 13: Students will be learning about customary and metric units of length, weight and mass, and liquid volume.

Social Studies

Student will study the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods in New York. Students study the arrival of European settlers and their fight for freedom from England in the Revolutionary War.


Students will continue to investigate the role that animal senses play in survival as they try to understand why there is a decline in the number of Tokay geckos living in one area of a rainforest in the Philippines.

Literacy & Writing

This unit builds upon our first non-fiction unit of the year, and guides students on a journey to read like historians. This unit culminates with a celebration, as students reflect on the tremendous learning they achieve. Students will also think about the big lessons that they can draw from events of the past.


Bringing History to Life: Students will create informational books using historical details, text features, and quotations.