Fourth Grade

Meet the 4th grade team

Greetings Panther Families,

Welcome back for the 2024-2025 school year! The fourth-grade team is excited to be back on campus, learning and growing alongside your children. We are working together to collaborate and create engaging and innovative lessons to help students achieve their highest potential. These lessons follow our Florida B.E.S.T. standards. These standards call for rigorous learning that nurtures students by immersing them in the study of great works of literature, history, and the arts.

Students will be assessed on the B.E.S.T. standards throughout the year on the Florida FAST Assessment. In addition to the ELA and math FAST from third grade, students will also be assessed on their writing skills in fourth grade.

Our relationships with families are essential, as we are a team, working with the same goal in mind - student achievement. That being said, your support is essential. To ensure our fourth graders have a successful year there are some things you can do at home to help them:

• Review homework with student
• Communicate with teacher
• Check grades on Skyward
• Have students to read every night

We appreciate your commitment to your child's academic and social wellbeing. We look forward to being part of that journey.


The Fourth-Grade Teachers

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Fourth-Grade Teachers

Ms. Denaro - Team Leader / ELA

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Ms. Debourg - TWDL English

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Ms. Caban - TWDL Spanish

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Ms. Beazley - Math / Science / Social Studies

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Ms. Brady

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Ms. Holmes - Math / Science / Social Studies

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Ms. Parker - ELA

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English Language Arts


What will my child be learning in fourth-grade?

  • Using and applying knowledge of grade-level phonics and  word-analysis skills to read and write single-syllable an  multisyllabic words.

  • Fluently read grade-level texts.

  • Demonstrating legible cursive writing skills.

  • Writing a personal or fictional narrative, write to make a claim and write expository texts that follow rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

  • Improving writing by planning, revising and editing, with guidance and support from adults. 

Parent Guide for Grade 4 English Language Arts

Click below to access the FLDOE ELA Parent Guide.
The Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (BEST) Standards

Fourth-Grade ELA Standards

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Florida's BEST Standards

How can I help my child with reading?

  • Read a Variety of Texts: Build an at-home library of children’s stories, non-fiction texts, magazines, recipes, comics, etc.

  • Choose Appropriate Books: Help your child pick books that are not too hard but not too easy.

  • Read to Your Child Every Day: Model good reading strategies to your child by reading a few minutes each day.

  • Have Your Child Read to You Every Day: Spend 15-20 minutes listening to your child read to you before they are tired.

  • Talk About It: Ask your child questions about what they read.

  • Have them retell the story in their own words including a description of the characters and setting and what happens in the book (beginning, middle, end, problem, solution).

  • Practice Text Tracking: If your child is an early reader, encourage them to point to each word.

  • Reread Favorite Books: Repeat favorite books over and over to build reading fluency.

  • Reading Apps: Download reading apps for your device.

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Fourth-Grade Math Standards

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Florida's BEST Standards

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What will my child be learning in fourth-grade?

  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering).

  • Developing and using models.

  • Planning and carrying out investigations.

  • Analyzing and interpreting data.

  • Using mathematics, information and computer technology, and computational thinking.

  • Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering).

  • Engaging in argument from evidence.

  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

Additional content addressed on the Grade 4 NAEP Science assessment includes:

  • Earth materials have properties that make them useful in solving human problems and enhancing the quality of life. (SC.6.E.6.2)

  • The Sun warms the land, air, and water and helps plants grow. (SC.3.E.6.1;SC.3.L.17.2)

  • Weather changes from day to day and during the seasons. (SC.2.E.7.1)

  • Scientists use tools for observing, recording, and predicting weather changes. (SC.5.E.7.3; SC.5.E.7.4)

  • Plants and animals have life cycles. (SC.2.L.16.1)

  • Environment changes impact organism survival and reproduction. (SC.5.L.15.1)

  • Organisms need food, water, air, and shelter. (SC.1.L.17.1)

  • Some objects are composed of a single substance; others are composed of more than one substance. (SC.5.P.8.3)

  • Heat (thermal energy) results when substances burn, materials rub against each other, and electricity flows though wires. (SC.3.P.11.2)

  • Metals are conductors of heat and electricity. (SC.3.P.11.2)

  • Increasing the temperature of any substance requires the addition of energy.

    Electricity flowing through an electrical circuit produces magnetic effects in the wires. Energy is transferred to the surroundings as light, sound, and heat (thermal energy). (SC.5.P.11.1; SC.5.P.11.2

Fourth-Grade Science Standards

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Social Studies

Fourth-Grade Social Studies Standards

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Fourth-Grade Health Standards

4th grade supply lists

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