Fourth Grade Teachers

A free online community for fourth grade teachers and support staff

This free online community offers educators the opportunity to exchange ideas and resources.

Note: This group also has a companion group on the Yahoo network that was established in 2005, and, therefore,
has many links and files stored in its archives. There is no fee to join it. See
Fourth Grade Teachers' Yahoo Group

You might also want to check out the
Math Matters for 3rd & 4th Grade Teachers Yahoo group.




Words of Wisdom

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors.

Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits.

Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

-Mahatma Gandhi


"Forum" Notes

Please start new discussion threads under the appropriate heading, e.g., Reading, Writing, Math, etc. To see all the existing choices, click on the "Forum" title that appears in the menu bar at the top of this page or the "View All" link that is in the bottom right corner of the Forum section. New categories can be added if necessary. Posts must be spam free. Thanks.


Postcard Exchange

Started by fighting scot in Social Studies Jun 12.

What books do I buy for my library? 3 Replies

Started by Margaret Morgenstern in Open Discussion. Last reply by M Nguyen May 26.

I am looking for pen pals for my students

Started by Zanna Frost in Open Discussion Oct 15, 2013.

book for figurative language

Started by Alisha Stevens in Open Discussion Sep 6, 2013.

reading text[ [teaching voc]

Started by suzette garcia in Open Discussion Aug 15, 2013.

First week of school

Started by Chris Conant in Open Discussion Aug 3, 2013.

Interactive Spelling Sites 5 Replies

Started by Patricia Murphy in Spelling. Last reply by Brian King Jul 14, 2013.

Educational Website (with free learning games)

Started by Brian King in Technology Jul 14, 2013.

Free Common Core Math Resources 13 Replies

Started by Patricia Murphy in Math. Last reply by Brian King Jul 14, 2013.

Common Core Resources- Free 5 Replies

Started by Patricia Murphy in Open Discussion. Last reply by Patricia Murphy Jan 13, 2013.

Blog Posts

Teaching Financial Literacy

Posted by Bill Cowan on July 18, 2011 at 5:50am — 1 Comment

If you are interested in Assessment for Learning...

Posted by Sarah M. Reed on October 5, 2010 at 11:23pm

Starting a Sharing Routine

Posted by Emily Kissner on September 8, 2009 at 9:04pm — 1 Comment

Getting started with writing

Posted by Emily Kissner on September 5, 2009 at 10:09am — 3 Comments

Back to School Poems (and Other Thoughts!)

Posted by Emily Kissner on August 22, 2009 at 9:32pm

Latest Activity

M Nguyen replied to Margaret Morgenstern's discussion What books do I buy for my library?
"Do you have a pinterest account?  If you do, I'd suggest a search for fourth grade novels.  There are wonderful list of novels and they seem to be spot-on.  Since fourth and fifth share similar lexile levels, fifth grade lists…"
May 26
Melissa Roberts commented on Emily Kissner's blog post Getting started with writing
"Are you not SBA tested at the end of the year in science?  I would love to give it up....."
Jan 5
Brian King replied to Margaret Morgenstern's discussion What books do I buy for my library?
"Bone is really popular right now, Magic Tree House might be a little under 4th grade but close (it's a series)."
Jul 14, 2013
Brian King replied to Patricia Murphy's discussion Interactive Spelling Sites
" ( has a few spelling and word-forming games. Not quite as many options as spelling city, but it's free and you don't have to hold an account at least."
Jul 14, 2013



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