Grade me tips

Take a field trip.

The independence of nine- and ten-year-olds, coupled with grade-level focus on their state, makes for lots of fantastic options for fourth grade field trips.

Use online learning.

There are some amazing websites out there for teaching social studies lessons. Check out our 50+ favorites.

Learn about heroes.

Read biographies about famous people in history. Match books to holidays, like Presidents’ Day or Black History Month.

Try social studies inquiry circles.

Address the required standards through inquiry-based learning! Here’s a how-to guide from the One Stop Teacher Shop. Watch your kids sink their teeth into the “thick versus thin” concept, and the Work Plan Form will help students take control of their own learning.

Explore animal habitats.

Ready to explore animal habitats around the world, from rainforests to deserts and everything in between? These fun activities are just what you’re looking for. Take a walk on the wild side!

Teach electricity.

It’s electrifyingly good fun! Shock them with these science experiments!

Teach the plant life cycle!

Plant life cycle is always a fun science unit. You get to talk about growing, planting, and nature. Plus, students love digging in and getting their hands dirty when they plant a seed themselves.

Try daily STEM challenges.

These STEM challenges are designed with your fourth graders in mind. Try one each day or each week to get their minds thinking outside the box.

Get hands-on with science.

Science is the perfect subject for kids to get down and dirty. Try these 30 fourth grade science projects  for inspiration.

Play fun online games to reinforce math concepts.

This giant list of math websites should be bookmarked on your computer! It’s full of free online math games perfect for transitioning between lessons, a reward for good behavior, or a wrap-up activity for a math lesson!

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