Fourth Grade

November 2023

Important Dates and Reminders

  • Thursday November 2, 2023: Half-day instruction for students; parent teacher conferences
  • Tuesday November 7, 2023: Election day; no school
  • November 23 – November 24, 2023: Thanksgiving break; no school


We will be learning how to multiply by 2-digit whole numbers. Students will learn how to describe reasonableness of an estimate. You can expect to see homework that provides practice with estimation and multiplication of numbers with more than 1 digit.

Continue to practice multiplication facts at home!

Social Studies

Project soapbox is a public speaking program that calls young people to speak out on issues that affect them and their community. These powerful speeches have lasting, transformative impacts on classrooms, schools, and communities.


In the Energy Conversions Unit, students take on the role of systems engineers for Ergstown, a fictional town that experiences frequent blackouts. Throughout the unit, they explore reasons why an electrical system may fail.


This month we are reading the text Never Give Up! which is a type of informational text called argumentative. Like other informational texts, it can include facts about a topic. Argumentative text also includes the author’s opinion.


This month we will be writing an opinion essay. The purpose of this essay is to persuade an audience to agree with the writer’s opinion. The writer needs to include reasons, facts, or examples that support their opinion and help convince the audience to agree with them.