Grade 4

Grade 4










The fourth grade is part of a looping classroom with the fifth grade. The students follow their fourth grade teacher to fifth grade allowing a continuous learning experience. During fourth grade the students also begin switching classes for math .This allows the students to gain more independence and responsibility in and out of the classroom.
In language arts we use the Scott Foresman series for reading comprehension, grammar, writing, and spelling skills. In fourth grade we are focusing on the five step writing process. For each writing assignment the students need to pre-write, create a first draft, revise, edit, and complete a final draft. In math, the fourth grade reviews the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division through problem solving, learning centers, lecture, and group work. Attention is paid to measurement, geometry, graphs, and fractions are introduced. The fourth grade's religion curriculum is based around The Ten Commandments. In social studies we use Houghton Mifflin Explore Our Land. The focus on the fourth grade's social studies curriculum is on the geography of the United States and exploring our land and its features. In science, we use Scott Foresman Science. The science curriculum is based around life and earth science focusing on things such as classifying plants & animals, ecosystems, and systems of the human body.


#2 Pencils
Pencil box
Pens (blue & black ink only)
Crayons (24 count or more)
Markers or colored pencils
2-3 Glue sticks
Loose-leaf paper
1 single subject notebook
2 three-subject notebooks (Preferably different colors)
1 folder (with pockets)
2 boxes of Kleenex
Index cards


Babbit, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting
Cleary, Beverly. Ramona Quimby (Any one from the series)
Fleishman, Sid. The Whipping Boy
Gardiner, John Reynolds. Stone Fox
Howe, Deborah and James. Bunnicula
Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet the Spy
King-Smith, Dick. Babe: The Gallant Pig
Lowry, Lois. The Giver
White, E.B. Stuart Little
White, E.B. Trumpet of the Swan
Rockwell, Thomas. How to Eat Fried Worms

Read two books in the course of the summer.

Happy reading! Have a safe and fun-filled summer!




Mrs. Susan Vargas

Mrs. Vargas is a cum laude graduate of Rhode Island College. She has been teaching at Saint Paul School since 1998. While at St. Paul, she taught in the middle school for three years. She works alongside her good friend, Ms. Higg in our grade 4/5 looping program. Mrs. Vargas is also the volleyball coach. She is youth minister for the Office of Comprehensive Youth Ministry (formerly known as CYO) of the Diocese of Providence and the Senior Counselor at the Mother of Hope Day Camp during the summer. She is a member of Saint Matthew Parish where she lectors at Mass.