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Fourth Grade

​​​​Team:  Melanie Rottler​, Suzanne Ervin and Ali​ Palladino 

fourth grade staff posing in front of a bear painting  

Philosophy and Goals:  

The fourth grade team shares a vision for promoting achievement, self advocacy, and self esteem among learners.

Our values and beliefs include the following:

  • Fostering high expectations

  • Fostering essential skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing

  • Developing problem-solving skills

  • Promoting behaviors which encourage respect, responsibility, and caring

  • Developing decision making skills

  • Encouraging humor and creativity

  • Facilitating the development of organization skills

Our 4th grade curriculum is based on the Colorado Academic Standards  

Program Highlights: 

Area:  English Language Arts

Students are surrounded by a variety of good literature and informational text in a climate that encourages thoughtful reflection, sharing, and response. Areas of focus are complex literature, complex informational text, writing to inform and explain, narrative and opinion writing. 

Area:  Math

Math is a language which helps provide clarity, objectivity, and understanding to our world. Students apply mathematic skills, problem solve real world situations, and demonstrate understanding through multiple modes.

Math Domains:

Operations/Algebraic Thinking

Numbers/Operations in Base Ten


Measurement and Data


Area:  Hands-On Science

Our hands-on FOSS science units are designed to facilitate students' curiosity and further promote their understanding of scientific concepts. Units include Environments; Sun, Moon and Planets; and Magnetism and Electricity

Area: Personal Financial Literacy (Mini-Society)

Students learn the basics of starting and running a small business. Concepts studied include supply and demand, balancing a checkbook, and producing and selling a product.

Area:  Social Studies

Students study history, geography, economics, and civics as it relates to Colorado.

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