Fourth Grade: Short and Sweet ActivitiesWhy should the learning stop when the kids leave the classroom? Here are some simple things you and your fourth grader can do at home to build academic skills in reading, math, science, and history. OPEN YOUR MIND'S EYE As you read a story to your child, occasionally ask, "What does that remind you of? What do you see in your mind?" Mental images are important to ongoing learning. (You and your child might even try sketching images.)
Fourth Grade: What Will They Learn?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.