Grade 4

Fourth Grade Distance Learning
 
Students entering Fourth Grade in the fall can choose from a variety of classes that run from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  Students can "attend" one class or any combination of classes. Class times are staggered and have breaks between them so that students who would like to take more than one class can have a break in between classes. None of the class times overlap, so students may attend any or all of the classes.
 
All classes are 45 minutes in length and are conducted on Zoom. Zoom sessions are password-protected, and links are changed daily to help create a safe online learning environment. Parents can "drop off" their children in class because all of the activities will be done with the teacher during the Zoom session!
 
For all classes, students will need access to the Internet. A printer will enhance the class experience but is not necessary. A list of supplies that are commonly found around the house will be provided about a week before the class begins. Some classes recommend purchasing a novel, so please read each description carefully for that suggestion.
 
Session 1 Class Options
 
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - Virtual Road Trip: A Math Adventure
Pack your math bag, because Fourth Graders are going on a virtual road trip this summer! Math can be found everywhere, from the nutrition facts on the bag of chips purchased at the rest stop to the distances between each destination of the road trip. Join Mrs. Quinto for a summertime math adventure!
 
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - Literary Detectives
Mrs. Quinto needs some help solving a few literary mysteries! She is looking for a group of Fourth Graders to help her make observations, find connections, and draw conclusions in order to solve these mysteries. Students will participate in activities and games that strengthen skills learned in Third Grade and preview reading skills taught in Fourth Grade. During Session 1, students will read Welcome to Wonderland #1: Home Sweet Motel by Chris Garbenstein. It is not required but suggested that students purchase a copy of the book for the class. They might want to finish it after the session as part of their summer reading.
 
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. - Imagineering in a Box with Ms. Van Hook
Join Ms. Van Hook as she guides Fourth Graders through the creation of theme parks such as Disneyland and Disney World. Students will learn from the masters about how to create a world, design attractions, and bring characters to life so that they can design a theme park of their very OWN!  
*This class will require various art materials, most of which can be found around the house, but some may need to be purchased. The list will be provided closer to the start of the class.
 
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. - Let's Move!
It's time to get moving! Join Ms. Zukoski in a physical movement class that will develop agility, coordination, musicality and dance techniques. Through creative movement games, improvisation, and individual and group creations, students will have the opportunity to get moving with their friends!
 
Session 2 Class Options
 
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. - Create your Own Resort: A Math Simulation
Summer is filled with travels and new adventures!  Since we cannot visit a resort this summer, let's create our own!  Fourth Graders will work with Mrs. Quinto to use a variety of math strategies to design their own resort and run their business. For the creative types, this class also inspires design and building projects!
 
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. - What a Character!
Characters can be funny, sad, tragic, confusing, human, or a blob of ink! The list goes on and on! Fourth Graders can join Mrs. Quinto to explore all types of characters, design their own characters, and participate in a design challenge to create for a particular character. Students will do all this while previewing important reading skills used in Fourth Grade. During Session 2, students will begin reading Inkling by Kenneth Oppel. It is not required but suggested that students purchase a copy of the book for the class. They might want to finish it after the session as part of their summer reading.
 
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. - Create your own Graphic Novel with Ms. Van Hook
Calling all artists and writers! We're living through something that kids (and adults) have never experienced: a pandemic.  Most good writers draw experiences from their own lives to inspire their work. In this elective, Ms. Van Hook will guide Fourth Graders through using their own experiences and feelings during quarantine to design their own graphic novels.
 
12:45 - 1:30 p.m. - Let's Move!
It's time to get moving! Join Ms. Zukoski in a physical movement class that will develop agility, coordination, musicality and dance techniques. Through creative movement games, improvisation, and individual and group creations, students will have the opportunity to get moving with their friends!
 
* All classes must reach a minimum enrollment, and all classes have a maximum enrollment.
 

Registration is Open!

 

Fourth Grade

Monday - Friday 

Times vary depending on class selection.

*Closed July 3 in observance of Independence Day.

Session Options

Dates

Tuition

Session 1 

June 15 - July 2

$125/class

Session 2 

July 6 - July 17

$140/class

 

For questions, contact us at 310.454.1350 or email us at summersession@stmatthewsschool.com.