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.
Ms. . Meg Higginbotham – Fourth Grade Teacher
Ms. Higginbotham is our Grade 4 Teacher. In 2010 “Ms. Higg” as she is often known, returned to St. Paul School where she once began. Ms. Higg is a graduate of Salve Regina College and had taught Grade 1 at St. Matthew School. Ms. Higg is certified by the RI Department of Education and works alongside her good friend, Mrs. Vargas in our grade 4/5 looping program.
Pens (blue & black ink only)
Crayons (24 count or more)
Markers or colored pencils
2-3 Glue sticks
1 single subject notebook
2 three-subject notebooks (Preferably different colors)
1 folder (with pockets)
2 boxes of Kleenex