4th Grade

Welcome to 4th Grade!

Ethan Swaim

Daily Schedule 

7:40-8:00- Class Meeting

8:00-8:40- Social Studies/ Science 

8:40-9:25- AMP 

9:25-11:15 Writing Workshop/ Silent Reading 

11:20-12:00 Lunch/Recess

12:00-1:15 Reading/ Literature Circles

1:15- 2:15 Math 

2:15-2:30 Stack and Pack/ Homework 

Monday's 1:15- 1:45 is our library time!

Transforming the Task

Fun Pictures- 4th Grade

Fun Pictures

Fun Activity


Make sure you are checking your email every week to see upcoming announcements, important dates, and what we will be covering the upcoming week! 

Content Covered


Multi-digit multiplication and division

Measurement, time, area and perimeter with fractions

Fractions and decimals concept

Common denominators

Decomposing mixed fractions

Measuring angles within circles and other shapes

Categorizing and classifying shapes and geometric abstract concepts


Writing Process, figurative language, persuasion, explaining, reflection, narrative, research

Integration of writing across the curriculum. By the end we should have at least 5 wonderful paragraphs with text evidence to explain our thinking. 


Across the curriculum, making personal connections,

At least 50% non-fiction.

Large group mini-lessons, Reader’s Workshop concepts, small guided reading groups as necessary

Reading Menus:  Choice and Responsibility

Storyworks Magazine 

Monitored with MAP (3x year),BAS (beginning and ending) assessments

CMAS Assessments are in the spring

Social Studies: 

Choices and Opportunity Cost: personal financial literacy

Impact of Place on People: regions, geography

Colorado: history, geography, issues past and present

United States Regions


As the World Turns: patterns of the Earth, sun and moon

Energy A Metamorphosis: transferring energy-electric, heat, chemical

Resources and Competition: animals, classification, ecosystems

Detectives of the past: change over time, dinosaurs



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