Since your child’s fourth grade year was abruptly interrupted by a pandemic, you may wonder: Did your child master the skills they need to be ready for next year? Here’s a rough idea of the academic and social skills that kids acquire in fourth grade. If your child hasn’t mastered some of these skills, don’t worry. No two kids are alike, especially when it comes to hitting developmental benchmarks. Choose a few to practice this summer, but be sure to keep things low key, both for you and for your child. In these extreme circumstances, extra pressure isn’t good for anyone.

By the end of 4th grade, kids should be able to:

Find out more about your fourth grader and reading, writing, math, science, social studies, the arts, and physical education.

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Updated: June 10, 2020