Fourth Grade

May 2022

Important Reminders:

  • NYS Science Test: Written Portion June 6, 2022
  • Tuesday June 7, 2022: Clerical Day- there is no school for students.
  • Thursday June 9, 2022: Anniversary Day- there is no school for students.
  • Monday June 20, 2022: Juneteenth Observed- there is no school for students.
  • Monday June 27, 2022: Last Day of School for students- students attend for a full day.


Step Up to 5th Grade: During the next few weeks, students will complete lessons to review skills and prepare students for 5th grade.

Culminating Activities: Students will also be working on end of the year culminating activities to show understanding of skills taught in 4th grade.

Social Studies

Freedom and the New Nation: Federal, State and Local Government: Students study the role of compromise in drafting the U.S. Constitution and comprehend the reasons for balance of power within the U.S. Government. At the end of the unit students will create a museum exhibit that demonstrates New York’s Role and connections to freedom and the new nation.


Students investigate the role that animal senses, primarily vision, 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.


Students will be working on many reading skills during the Historical Fiction Book Clubs. This unit specifically works on developing ideas about characters, determining themes, inferring within a text, comparing and contrasting texts, synthesizing across texts and reading and writing about reading.


Graphic Novel Writing: Students will take part in a narrative writing using pictures and words. This unit gives students an opportunity to put their narrative craft skills to use in an entirely new medium, one that kids are known to love and cheer for. In this new approach we will be supporting students in writing with plot, pacing, craft, and elaboration. Students will study the question, “How can I use words and pictures to craft writing that makes it irresistible for the reader to turn the page?”