Jack D. Gordon Elementary    



Ms. Urrutia       murrutia@dadeschools.net Ms. Cuervo-Pou lcuervopou@dadeschools.net
Ms. Triana           trianay@dadeschools.net Ms. Lux        kathylux@dadeschools.net

Ms. Larios          


Ms. Mosquera      


Ms. Larkin


Ms. Kelsey



Fourth grade will test how well children have mastered basic skills in math, reading, spelling, and writing. Place value, fractions, decimals, and measurement will get lots of focus. Reading and writing skills will be critical for History, Geography, Science, Economics, and Civics. Now's the time to emphasize the importance of academics in your household!

How They Grow in Fourth Grade?

What Will They Learn?

Where They Are

Nine is a time of general confusion for kids. Nine-year-olds:

·  Want to put some distance between themselves and adults, and may rebel against authority.

·  Need to be part of a group.

·  Seek independence.

·  Possess a high activity level.

·  Can express a wide range of emotions and verbalize easily.

·  Can empathize.

·  Can think independently and critically, but are tied to peer standards.

·  Begin to increase their sense of truthfulness.

·  Are typically not self-confident.

Where They're Going
At nine years old, your child is learning how to make decisions and set standards. You can help by encouraging your child as she/he:

·  Begins making decisions.

·  Gains a greater sense of responsibility.

·  Sets personal standards.

·  Develops personal interests and abilities.

·  Develops social skills.

·  Learns to engage in group decision-making.


School changes quite dramatically for students in fourth grade. Your child will be applying reading skills in content area subjects such as social studies, science, and health. Study skills will become very important as kids will now be asked to write reports and handle long-term assignments. Find out what else your child will learn this year.

·  Divide by one-and two-digit numbers.

·  Use calculators and computers.

·  Add and subtract fractions.

·  Use contextual clues to discover the meaning of words.

·  Understand and use the steps of the writing process from pre-writing to the final draft.

·  Write research reports.

·  Locate information in the library.

·  Use encyclopedias, newspapers, atlases, and magazines as resources.

·  Understand the history and geography of their state.

·  Recognize how science is at work in the world around them, especially through technology.

Supply list for 4th Grade:


*This list is a general fourth grade supply list of supplies used by all teachers in fourth grade. Teachers will provide any additional supplies needed on the first day of school that is specific to only their class.


2 Earbud earphones (to be left at school)

6 Composition Notebooks

1 package of lined notebook paper

1 Large eraser (not a pencil-top eraser)

#2 pencils


1 Ream white copy paper

1 Red pen

2 Highlighters (different colors)

Post-it notes (size 3x3)

Sheet protectors (package of 25)

3 Large glue sticks

Colored pencils or crayons

Skinny markers

4 Plastic folders (with pockets and clips; each folder needs to be a different color)

Baby wipes

Lysol wipes

Hand sanitizer

Tissues (Kleenex –type)

1 box of band aids