Fourth Grade

Marcea Tjaden

Fourth Grade

There will never be another year in your child’s life that is quite like the fourth grade! At SEAS, fourth graders grow their confidence, character, and individuality through thinking, learning, creating, and service to others. This year they will be using many tried and true ways to ramp up their excitement to become life-long learners.

Fourth Grade Experience Highlights

  • Mystery Box Writing
  • Tee Shirt Book Reports
  • Hacker Trail (re-enactment of Oregon Trail)
  • Unexpected Arctic Adventure Writing Activities

Curriculum Overview

Language Arts

    Reading Skills:

Main idea/detail, summarizing, fact/ opinion, author’s purpose, cause/effect, making judgments, comprehension, understanding characters, interferences


Parts of speech, sentence structures, types of sentences, proofreading, sentence mechanics, verb tenses, comparison, articles


Poetry, creating writing, essay structure, prompt responses, research essay, persuasive essay, writer’s workshop


  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
  • Place value
  • Organize, display, and interpret data
  • Measurement: Weight, length, area, capacity, volume, time, temperature
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Understanding and identify geometric figures
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Probability
  • Problem solving


  • Life cycles
  • Water cycles
  • Food chains and ecosystems
  • Rocks and minerals
  • Solar system
  • Simple machines
  • Matter and energy
  • Nutrition

Social Studies

  • Geography, history, economy, government, environment, culture and technologies of each region
  • Colonial America
  • Westward Expansion
  • Famous Trails (Oregon, Mormon, California, Bozeman, Santa Fe)
  • Map reading


  • Religion - 5x per week
  • Music - 2x per week
  • Spanish - 2x per week
  • Library - 1x per week
  • Computer - 2x per week
  • P.E. - 2x per week

Fourth Grade Photo Gallery