Learn more about Mesa's fourth grade curriculum and resources below.
Students in 4th Grade take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given to assess growth.
Students in 4th Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Math test in the spring.
English Language Arts
Students in 4th Grade do fall, winter, and spring reading assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.
Students in 4th Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) ELA test in the spring.
Students in 4th Grade may take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Social Studies test in the spring (The state picks a sampling of schools each year).
- Generalize place value understanding
- Addition and subtraction of multi-digit numbers
- Extend multiplication and division
- Number patterns
- Factors, multiples, and square, prime, and composite numbers
- Represent, order and compare fraction
- Factors and Multiples
- Create line plots to display data
- Attributes of geometric figures including angle measurement
- Add and subtract fractions with like denominators
English Language Arts
- Continued development of motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators
- Extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes
- Read literature and informational texts
- Share responses, express understandings and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing
- Use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and present information
- Colorado historical events in relationship to key events in the United States
- Timeline of Colorado history (cause and effect)
- Relationship between choice and opportunity costs
- Geographic connections
- Geographic Tools
- Cultural development and diversity in state settlement
- Economic history of Colorado
- Function and structure of Colorado government
- Responsible citizenship
- Solar System
- Perform with accuracy
- Identify notation of musical forms
- Perform musical patterns
- Perform notated melodies in treble staff
- Analyze musical examples
- Recognize musical patterns
- Improvise musical phrases
- Explain personal musical preferences
- Notate simple melodies
- Understand musical values of others in a cultural context
- Use vocabulary to analyze and apply musical elements
- Artistic intent
- Communicate ideas
- Critique process
- Infer artistic intent
- Different points of view
- Critique process
- Interpretations in works of art
- Materials and processes
- Historical time periods and cultural studies respond with empathy
- Goal setting to enhance nutrition status
- Positive behaviors that support relationships
- Uses for medicines
- Skills to prevent a conflict from escalating to violence
- Explain the interrelationship between the dimensions of wellness health
- Communication skills to avoid using tobacco
- Food intake and physical health
- Stress management
Identify the major characteristics of mature locomotor, nonlocomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills
Provide and receive feedback to and from peers using the major characteristics of mature locomotor and manipulative skills
Explain how the health-related components of fitness affect performance when participating in physical activity
Recognize the relationship between healthy nutrition and exercise
Recognize the benefits derived from regular, moderate, and vigorous physical activity
Demonstrate positive social behaviors during class
Identify and describe the benefits, risks, and safety factors associated with regular participation in physical activity
Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.
Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.
Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a Su Paso for Phonics instruction.
Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.
The following resources can be accessed through the Single-Sign-On Portal at my.bvsd.org. Once students are logged in to the portal with their BVSD username and password, the apps will automatically log in when clicked on.
Individualized practice in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension
Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)
Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading
ebooks on Sora
Go to the Sora website/download the app. Then find your school and use your BVSD account to login.
Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools.
Log In : Login through the Single-Sign-On Portal at my.bvsd.org. Once students are logged in to the portal with their BVSD username and password, the apps will automatically log in when clicked on.
MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.
We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.
Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.
Visit the History Colorado Center.
Try out some of these activities that can be done at home.