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4th Grade Standards

Read all about what we learn in 4th grade, the Common Core Standards. 

Recommended Books

Click here  for a list of great books for 4th and 5th graders!

Kate DiCamillo

kate kicamilloClick here   to learn about Kate DiCamillo, author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Desperaux.  We have studied another one of her great stories, The Tiger Rising.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Author of ShilohClick here  to learn about Shiloh, and other books by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. 

Chris Van Allsburg

Chris Van AllsburgClick here  to read about Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Witch's Broom, Jumanji, The Polor Express and more. 

Jerry Spinelli

Jerry SpinnelliClick  here  for links to Jerry Spinelli, author of Maniac Magee ) winner of the Newberry Medal) and Wringer. 

More of Our Favorite Authors!

Click  here  for more wonderful 4th grade books!

The Arts!

Click here  to listen to and learn about some of the world's greatest composers and music! You can even compose your own classic!

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School City for Students

School CityClick here  for the student login to School City.

Research Sites

SBAC Practice

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4th Grade Locker
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Welcome to 4th Grade!

4th Grade Classrooms

Fourth Grade Teachers- Ken Cardona & Rachel Rudolf

English Language Arts

Science

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Environments

Can you select the best environmental factors to keep these organisms alive?

Click here  to make a Virtual Terrarium!

Click  here  to create a Virtual Aquarium!

 

Electricity & Magnetism

Click  here  to build a Virtual Electrical Circuit! 

 

Earth Materials

 Earth Materials

Click here  to learn more about Landforms, Rocks & Minerals. 

 

O’Neill Sea Odyssey

Click here to expand your knowledge on marine biology, ecology, and navigation.

Mixed Subjects

StudyJam Grolier Online
Internet 4 Classrooms PBS kids Kids.gov 

Front Row Ed

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Technology

Click to go to your Google Drive.

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Click for Digital Citizenship
Click for Typing Agent
 

Learn to Play Chess!

kids chessPlaying chess is a great way to grow your brain!

Click here  to play on this site that is great for beginners.

Band and Orchestra

Click here  for lessons in Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Violin/Viola, Cello, and other advanced lesssons.
 

Think About Websites!

4th graders, remember: smart readers always think about

the author's purpose, message and perspective

Be critical thinkers!

When you visit a website, ask yourself these questions:

1. Who is the author of this website?  

2. What is the author's purpose, message and perspective?

For example, is the author's purpose to try and sell something?

3. Do I trust the author?

Be smart, and ALWAYS cite your sources!  Happy surfing!

Math

ST Math dreambox
 Fog Stone Isle Click here to practice measuring angles!

Click  here  to practice measuring angles: 

 

 Slatecast  Ask your teacher

OrigoClick here for One Minute Math Videos on key concepts!

The First Peoples of California

nativesWhat is now called California was first settled by immigrants from the eastern hemisphere about 10,000 years ago.

One of our favorite books for learning about the First Peoples is Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O'Dell. Click  Island of the blue dolphinshere  to learn more about this award-winning book. 

Click here  for an Island Journal, with links to learn even more.  

Photo Source: Wikipedia. Scanned from Mission San Juan Capistrano: A Pocket History and Tour Guide p. 5., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8133612.

The Spanish Missions and Mexican Ranchos

mission santa claraCalifornia began to be explored by Europeans during the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Spanish Empire claimed this land as part of their colony, New Spain. They named it Alta California. Spain sent soldiers and the Roman Catholic priest, Father Junipero Serra, to establish missions in order to better control and develop California.

In 1821, after Mexico won independence from Spain, California became part of Mexico. The Mexican government sold the missions to ranchers, who developed ranchos.

Finally, in 1848, California was ceded to the United States after the Mexican–American War

Click the links below to learn more.

The California Gold Rush

Gold Fever!In 1848, the California Gold Rush began.  James Marshall discovered gold in the Sierra Nevada Mountains while he was building a sawmill for John Sutter. Most of the gold seekers came in 1849, so they are called "49ers." California has been booming in population and development ever since.

 

One of our favorite historical fiction stories about the Gold Rush is by the Great Horn Spoon! by Sid Fleischman.


The great horn spoonClick here for activities that go along with this classic story of the California Gold Rush of 1849!

California State Symbols

California became the 31st state of the United States on September 9th, 1850.  Click our flag below to see some of our state symbols!

California Flag