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4th Grade

Learning Goals for Fourth Grade (End of Year Expectations)

Students will:
  • Ask questions and seek to learn more about the world around them. 
  • Socialize with peers and teachers and improve communication skills.
  • Learn to become responsible and respectful individuals.
  • Follow a scope and sequence that will guide them into learning spelling rules and building foundations in understanding word meanings. Breaking down spelling rules, as well as examining affixes and root word bases.
  • Conduct various novel studies analyzing and interpreting literary and informational texts from various genres throughout the year. 
  • Explore specific types of writing- Narrative, Opinion/Persuasive, and Informational. They will engage in following the writing process in which they will brainstorm, draft, revise, and edit before publishing.
  • Focus on Place Value, Multiplication and Geometry, Fractions and Decimals, Multi-digit multiplication, Fractions and Mixed number Computation, Division, Angles, Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number, Measurement, Fractions Operations, and Applications.  
  • Study the world around them by investigating, problem-solving, and thinking critically like a scientist.
  • Study Hawaiian history and geography. 
What’s FUN about Fourth Grade?
  • Field Trips- including an overnight on-island trip
  • Art Class once a week
  • Physical Education Class once a week
  • Library once a week
  • Music once a week
  • Two recesses a day!
  • Principal Time
  • Guidance Class
  • Weekly science activities
  • Novel Studies 
  • Hawaiian Animal Research Project
  • STEAM and Project Based Learning 
  • Reading Buddies 
  • Schoolwide Halloween Celebration
  • Schoolwide Thanksgiving Feast
  • Winter and Spring Programs
  • Parent involvement events
  • End of Year Celebrations (Talent Show, Spelling Bee)
What does my child need to start?
  • A backpack
  • Lunch (can be provided through our vendor)
  • A reusable water bottle
  • A change of clothes 
  • A respectful attitude and eagerness to learn
  • Successful completion of an accredited 3rd grade program.
*We provide all school supplies

At HKS, we focus on being developmentally appropriate and meeting our students where they are. Our skilled teachers build curricula around our students’ needs and strengths. This allows each child to shine and get what they need to be a life-long learner.