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Fourth Grade

Welcome to Fourth Grade at Meadowdale!

Our fourth grade team will do our best this year to ensure that each student has a motivating and safe learning experience in the classroom.

However, we cannot do this alone: We need your help. We need to be partners in the learning process. We teachers, need parents to encourage your child at home by helping to ensure that they have completed their assignments, and help them study for quizzes, if necessary.

In Fourth grade, students will explore and learn many things.


In Math we are currently using Excel Math and Scotts Foresman. We are covering the following concepts:

  • Place Value
  • Mulitplication
  • Geometry
  • Fractions/Decimals
  • Data/Probability

Language Arts:

In Reading, Students are in three different programs: Daily Five, Read180, or S44.  Students are working on a variety of reading strategies.  All students are using Words Their Way to build on their phonics skills and grammar/conventions is incorporated in all programs.

Some reading strategies that are covered:

  • Main Idea and Detail
  • Story Elements
  • Sequencing
  • Predicting
  • Summarizing
  • Inferencing
  • Synthezising
  • Fix up Strategies

Science and Social Studies

In Science students work on the following concepts:

  • Matter
  • Electricity
  • Simple Machines
  • Weather Awareness
  • Health

In Social Studies we cover:

  • Regions of the United States
  • Economics
  • Current Events
Phone: 224-484-2900
Fax: 224-484-2915
Meadowdale Elementary
14 Ash Street
Carpentersville, IL 60110
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