4th grade is another year of big growth for kids. Children are doing more independent thinking and analyzing of the world around them. They are developing social and emotional skills that allow them to interact with adults on a higher level, yet they also thrive on peer interaction and acceptance. Academically, students will be building on skills previously learned and working on using that information at a higher and deeper cognitive level. There will be less focus on mere memorization and more focus on analysis, interpretation and personal response.
At Educents, we are proud to be able to provide you with many amazing educational resources to help you meet the needs of your 4th grader. Help your child or students soar in their reading abilities through a novel study, paired reading passages, or a variety of fun and engaging book reports. While working on basic reading comprehension and fluency, these activities will also work on the higher level thinking skills that are required at this grade. Your child will be building their math skills as well during this year. Building on previously learned multiplication, students will be tackling more complex story problems which often require multiple steps in order to complete. They will be learning about representing fractions as decimals and how to interpret data using charts, tables and other organizational methods. There are a variety of fun lessons that will help your student build confidence with these skills through games, math mysteries and more.
Another big topic in 4th grade is the study of the state that the child lives in. This includes not only the history of the state, but also the geography, past and present people groups, natural resources and more. A lapbook or interactive notebook is a great way to study the state and create a wonderful project based on research too! Whether you are in the classroom or homeschooling, at Educents you can find resources for making 4th grade an amazing year of learning and fun.