Phone: 720-554-3900
Fax: 720-554-3988
Attendance: 720-554-3995

7855 South Willow Way
Centennial, CO, CO 80112
Fourth Grade
photo of the four teachers in fourth grade

​​​​​   From left to right: Jamie Shunk, Terri Hegeman, Peg Link, Sandi Wiley

Fourth Grade Curriculum 


The reading program includes the use of novels, book reports, science and social studies content, as well as a connection with writing through the use of Daybooks and Story Works magazine.

  • September — Fiction, Monitoring Comprehension
  • October — Non-fiction, Activating and Connecting Background Knowledge
  • November — Non-Fiction, Questioning and Reading for Understanding
  • December — Visualizing, Determining Importance, Drawing Inferences
  • January — Historical Fiction, Summarizing and Synthesizing
  • February — Author Study, Inferences
  • March — Poetry
  • April — Free Choice
  • May — Humor in Text



The writing process is used to create a variety of literary genres for an intended audience. We focus on persuasive, narrative and informational writing, using the Lucy Calkins writing program. Writing mechanics and grammar are taught in the context of the students' actual compositions as well as with separate drill and exercises. 


Language Arts/Spelling

Mechanics and Grammar — sentence formation, punctuation, and spelling

Spelling/Vocabulary — Wordly Wise

The Wordly Wise website has the word lists for each unit as well as games students can play to practice vocabulary.

Wordly Wise 3000:

Quizlet is another great site you can use for vocabulary practice. Go to and type in Wordly Wise 3000, book 4, and then the lesson number. All kinds of games and activities have been posted there that your child can use to study from.



Bridges is the primary resource used for instruction, which builds on the fundamental mathematical strands.  In fourth grade, we focus on:

  • Multi-Digit Multiplication & Early Division
  • Fractions & Decimals
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Data & Measurement
  • Patterns & Problem Solving

This link will take you to the Reflex Math website where students can practice math facts:

This site could help support math concepts.  It has instructional videos on many math topics:

Kahn Academy


Social Studies

Geography - Maps and Globes

Financial Literacy


  • Life Zones/Regions
  • Colorado Symbols
  • Government
  • Early People
  • Explorers
  • Trappers and Traders
  • Gold Rush and Mining
  • Pioneers
  • Ranchers



Units of Study:

  • Classifying Living Things
  • Magnetism & Electricity
  • Sun, Moon & Planets

Foss offers a great website to complement our science program.




Technology is is integrated into our various units of study. Parents are encouraged to provide keyboarding practice at home.

Type to Learn: (This is a password-protected site. Ask your teacher for logon instructions.)


Fourth Grade Homework Expectations

You can expect up to 30-40 minutes of homework each night. This may include math home connections, cursive, vocabulary, silent reading and/or typing practice.  The children are expected to write their homework assignments in their planners each day. We then ask parents to sign the planner each night.


Fourth Grade Schedule

8:50                  First Bell — Roll

9:00-9:15          POWER Time

9:15-9:50          Skills

9:50-10:05        Healthy Snack & Recess

10:10-11:10      Math

11:15-12:00      Specials

12:00-12:45      Science/Social Studies

12:45-1:30        Lunch/Recess

1:30-3:15          Literacy/Language Arts

3:15-3:30          Closing - Read Aloud & Dismissal


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