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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


95 Westminster Dr.
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860-521-0110
Fax: 860-561-1492

Kristi Laverty, Principal 

Fourth Grade Teachers



Mrs. Levanti,  Mrs. Scutari, Mrs. Pauluk


2018 Curriculum Night PowerPoint


4th Grade Website



About Fourth Grade

Welcome to 4th Grade!


    Fourth graders begin to apply the skills they have learned in the primary grades in isolation. For instance they use their reading and writing skills to do research based projects such as PowerPoints, research papers, and other creative presentations. Fourth grade students make the switch from "learning to read" to "reading to learn."


Homework Policy


    In fourth grade, students are expected to do between 30-45 minutes of homework each school night. This will consist of one math assignment, as well as practicing math facts, and studying spelling words. Students are also expected to read at least 20 minutes every night. Homework will be used as a reinforcement of the skills taught in school. Students should complete the homework assignment independently. Fourth graders are working towards building good study habits.




  • Mornings – Do not arrive before 8:20, after 8:40 students are tardy
  • Recess – 11:30-12:00 – wear appropriate clothing
  • Lunch – 12:00-12:30 
  • Check in at office if tardy or coming in after school.
  • After school – Notes for change in standard plan.


Parent Support In 4th Grade

  • Help with class events
  • Chaperone field trips


Field Studies

  • Connecticut Historical Society - This is Connecticut Program
  • Mark Twain House
  • Tour of the Capitol Building
  • EcoVenture field trips - 3 throughout the year


Language Arts


  • Narrative Stories
    • Theme
    • Summaries
    • Character Traits & Motivations
    • Mythology
  • Non-Fiction
    • Text Features
    • Text Structure
    • Main Idea & Details
    • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • First Hand & Second Hand Accounts


  • Personal Narratives
  • Expository
  • Opinion



  • Core Words
  • Pattern Words
  • Lists given on Monday & post tests on Friday

Daily 5

  • Read to Self
  • Read to Someone
  • Word Work
  • Work on Writing
  • Curriculum Connections


Numbers in Base Ten

  • Place Value to millions
  • Rounding
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Multiplying & Dividing multidigit numbers
  • Add & Subtract numbers up to 1,000,000


  • Indentify & Compare fractions
  • Simplify to lowest terms
  • Convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions
  • Add & Subtract fractions with like denominators

 Measurement & Data

  • Area & Perimeter of regular shapes
  • Measure angles with a protractor
  • Identify angles as Straight, Obtuse, or Acute
  • Identify geometric shapes and features like angles, points, & lines
  • Use, make, & gather data from charts & graphs



  • How sound travels
  • How sound is made

 Rocks & Minerals

  • Properties of rocks & minerals
  • Uses for minerals
  • How rocks are formed


  • How light travels
  • Heat energy


  • Field & Forest (at Westmoor Park)
  • Marine habitat (at Hammonasset State Park)
  • Freshwater habitats (at MDC & Spice Bush Swamp)

Social Studies


  • Map Skills

 Connecticut History

  • Connecituct Studies Weekly Magazine

 Current Events

  • Scholastic News

Government and Civics

  • Local Government Structure
  • State Government Structure
  • Local History

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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