Fourth Grade Areas of Study

Listed below are the topics of study we were focusing on and learning about or were preparing to learn about prior to the situation we now face for PWCS:

Please Note:  We have the most fabulous team of fourth grade teachers.  Together, we function as a true meaning of a team.  We work together, laugh together, share successes, and most important of all, plan all of our activities for all the fourth graders together.  Teamwork makes it happen!

At Neabsco Elementary, WE ARE HAPPENING!!

Math:  We just completed our unit on fractions and computation (adding and subtracting fractions).  We were preparing to begin a unit on Probability.

Reading: We have begun studying Poetry.  Our lesson focuses have been on developing and understanding of Poetry through the integration of our Standards of Learning such as character, setting, plot, main idea, supporting details, cause and effect (if appropriate), author's purpose, and use of sensory words to enhance the author's intent when writing the poem.  

Writing: We were beginning to write and create our own poems.

Science:  We have been studying Basic Electricity and Magnetism learning all about open and closed circuits, series and parallel circuits, positive and negative poles on a magnet, why magnets work the way they do, and we were in the process of learning how to create and build our own electromagnet.

VA Studies:  We just finished a unit on the Civil War and we were preparing to begin to study Virginia's Reconstruction following the Civil War.  

Instructional Pacing Calendars--What We Have Covered This Year 

4th Grade Math Objectives

4th Grade Reading Objectives

4th Grade Writing Objectives

4th Grade Virginia Studies Objectives

4th Grade Science Objectives

We know students, staff, and parents will have many questions and we thank you for your patience as we adjust to these changes as rapidly as possible.

If you have any questions feel free to email me at or review the information on the PWCS Web page.

Current news:  We recently emailed some important information to parents and the students using the most current information.  If you have not received an email from me please email me using the above link with an updated email contact and I will forward the information to you.  


ORIGO MATH AT HOME This link contains mathematical concepts and skills students are learning at their grade level.

Class Dojo  If you have not yet signed up for Dojo, I strongly encourage you to sign up.

In the meantime, KEEP READING and practicing those MATH SKILLS.  There are lots of web sites out there that you can access from our own Clever  page including the ones we have used in class.

Please check out the PWCS Home Learning web page for resources and ideas for at home learning.

You can also take advantage of our Neabsco Library Catalog and activities.

Here is a wonderful site with resources for our English Language Learners.

If your child is in need of counseling services, please open this page and read the information provided by our Counseling department.

Beginning April 20, 2020, we will be providing live, virtual instructional opportunities to review the content we have learned during the
2019-2010 school year.  Please see the schedule below
for the times and dates for each subject.

Dr. Babcock’s Virtual Classroom


Monday, 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Watch your email for an invitation

Social Studies

Tuesday, 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Watch your email for an invitation


Wednesday, 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Watch your email for an invitation


Thursday, 12:40 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Watch your email for an invitation

Office Hours

Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


We will be providing feedback via email and during the virtual online meetings.

Please note:
  If you are unable to attend the live, virtual session at the scheduled time, all lessons and activities can be accessed through the calendar located at the bottom of this web page.

Dr. Donna M. Babcock