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4th Grade Teachers

Campbell, Sandy
Collier T, Tim
4th Grade Teacher
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. Gomath is currently in the process of becoming adopted for our use in the fall.   Eureka math was taught in 2015&2016-7 school year.  Online sites included studyisland, Khan academy, mobymax, frontrow and prodigy. 

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 Mr. Beltran 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:

  •  Gold Rush Day - late May, that
  • Walk Through California History to be held on May 24, 2018
  • Riley's Farm 

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