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4th Grade Teachers

Collier T, Tim
4th Grade Teacher
Marteney, Annette
Mason, Steve
Mitchum, Rikki

4th Grade


Fourth Grade Information

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Language Arts

The fourth grade uses various methods of reading strategies:

  • Reader’s Workshop (students reading novels of their choice)
  • Literature Circles (students reading the same leveled novels in small groups)
  • Guided reading using the Houghton Mifflin Reading series.
  • In grammar the students learn sentence structure and basic parts of speech.

In the area of writing the students learn different styles of writing:

  • Descriptive
  • Persuasive
  • Poetry
  • Expository
  • Narrative

Math and Algebra

The fourth grade uses a variety of methods to teach math. The textbook, Mini-Math and Mountain Math are daily math tools that are integrated into the mathematics program.

Social Studies

The fourth grade focuses on the study of California. This includes geography, history, government and modern day of California.


Rocks and minerals, populations, ecosystems, magnetism and electricity, and drug awareness are all taught in the fourth grade.

Music and Art

Students participate in a music program with Mrs. White which culminates in two student performances during the year.

Art is integrated throughout the other subject areas. The PTA is pursuing the possibility of having an art teacher join us to work with our students one to two times per month.

Special Events

Field Trips:

  • Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens: "Web of Life" 
  • Gold Rush Day - 
  • Walk Through California History to be held on May 17-18
  • Mission San Gabriel-

Hand eye, foot eye, basic tumbling, jump ropes are all some activities taught on a daily bases. Also stressed are the concepts of team play and sportsmanship. Stretching and calisthenics are taught weekly.

Pepper Tree Fourth Grade Information