4th Grade

4th owl


Mrs. Katelyn Walsh

Mrs. Maryann Masucci

Mrs. Jamie Vento






The main units covered in Mathematics are: Place Value and Operations, Fractions and Decimals, Geometry, Measurement and Data

Unit of Study

Students Will Learn

Place Value and Operations

Place Value of Whole Numbers

Whole Number Operations (Multiplication & Division by one and two digit numbers)

Factors, Multiples, and Patterns

Fractions and Decimals

Fraction Equivalence and Comparisons

Add and Subtract Fractions

Multiply Fractions by Whole Numbers

Relate Fractions and Decimals

Geometry, Measurement and Data

Two-Dimensional Figures


Relative Size of Measurement Units


Perimeter & Area




Students will be participating in a Reader’s Workshop Program allowing themto grow as readers and analyze different types of text. Novel study and small group instruction supports the teaching of the following units: 


 Unit 1:  Interpreting Characters


 Unit 2:  Reading the Weather, Reading the World


 Unit 3:  The American Revolution


 Unit 4:  Historical Fiction Clubs


Students will develop the necessary skills in order to read independently and respond to reading by demonstrating specific understanding of a selection.



In fourth grade, students are exposed to several different types of writing styles over the course of the year. We are encouraging students to respond to different types of texts.   The main areas that are focused on are:


 Narrative Writing


 Persuasive Writing


 Poetry


 Explanatory/Informational Writing


 Opinion Writing


 Research Based Writing





In fourth grade Science, we are currently using Science Dimensions, where the students will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate subject matters based on the concepts below:

The Nature of Science & S.T.E.M.

Life Science

Earth Science

Physical Science

Studying Science

Plants and Animals


Properties and Changes in Matter

The Engineering Process

Energy and Ecosystems

Earth & Space









Social Studies

Social Studies

The Fourth Grade Social Studies curriculum emphasizes three main areas. These areas include democratic and citizenship, historical understanding and geographical understanding of local and state history. Students will be using a variety of maps to locate important places throughout history. Throughout the year students will work on long term projects, hands on activities and group activities. The year is full of excitement as the fourth graders dig deep into the past to uncover the excitement and marvel of the story of time. Below is a list of topics that will be covered:


  • Map Skills (Including New Jersey/Parsippany)
  • American Revolution-Role of New Jersey/Parsippany
  • Democracy/Government
  • 4 Regions of North America
  • Economic and Technological Change-Impact on New Jersey


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