All About Fourth Grade




A+ 100%     C+ 77-79%     F 0-59%

A 93-99%    C 73-76%

A- 90-92%   C- 70-72%

B+ 87-89%  D+ 67-69%

B 83-86%    D 63-66%

B- 80-82%   D- 60-62%

All assignments are based on points. The number of points your child received is written as a fraction over the total number possible. Daily work is worth 50% of the grade and tests are worth the other 50% of the grade.



A. Homework is given. Your child will have homework to complete from the math facts, filling out a reading log, and spelling words to study.

B. Spelling words are sent home on Monday. A pretest is given on Monday, the test is on Thursday and a retest on Friday. If your child passes the pretest on Monday, then a second challenge list is given. We will begin Unit #1 during the second week of school.

C. Multiplication and division facts will be tested. Sometimes your child might receive flashcards to work on a specific fact or fact family.

D. Read a book to earn money for our end of the marking period auctions.



If you or your child would like to check their grades at home, you would use the program called PowerSchool. In September we will be sending home the website and log in information to get into our school program.


Fall Conferences

The office will send home a note asking for a time and date that will work for you. They are on October 8th from 4:00-7:00PM and on October 9th from 12:30-3:30 PM.


M-STEP Test Week

Students are tested in math and reading. Please be to school on time. We will be testing in the morning so eat a good breakfast.,4615,7-140-22709_70117-350540--,00.html


Field Trips to the Michigan Historical Museum (), Forest Hill Nature Center () and the John Ball Park Zoo ().


Volunteer Sign Up

There will be a sign up sheet at the Open House if you are interested to volunteer your time. When the time arrives that I am ready for a volunteer, I will contact you. (During this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers are not allowed in the school building.)


Grade Reports

Every Friday students will receive a weekly update on their grades (comments and notes may be attached). Please sign and return the Friday folder. This lets me know you saw the report. (During this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, grades may only be accessed through PowerSchool.)



The planner needs to be at school everyday. We write homework and important reminders in them. Please look over your child’s homework assignment, read the planner, initial it and return it to school the next day. (During this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, I will provide a calendar and update events using Class Tag instead of using a planner to go back and forth.)


Breakfast and Water Bottle

We will have breakfast available daily at 8:03 AM. The school provides free breakfast items to all students. I also encourage your child to bring a water bottle with plain water to prevent dehydration.


Birthdays and Celebrations

All Alma Public schools are following a nutritional guideline that does not allow food items for birthday treats. We may continue to recognize birthdays and celebrations, but celebrating using non-edible items. A student may bring pencils, stickers, or have a book or game donated to their classroom.


Suggestions for home

--Study spelling words

--Review math facts (multiplication and division)

--Read at home

--Go over the corrected assignments together


General Schedule

8:03-8:15 Morning Routine

8:15-8:55 Writing

8:55-9:25 Specials

9:25-10:45 Reading

10:45-11:30 Recess/Lunch

11:30-12:00 Language

12:00-1:30 Math

1:30-2:20 Social Studies/Science

2:20 Dismissal

2:30-3:00 Office Hours


Special Schedule

Monday Art

Tuesday PE

Wednesday Music

Thursday Library/Lab

Friday PE


Thank you for your support!

If you ever have any questions or concerns please email me at, call the school at 466-7651, or write me a note.

If you would like to view what we are learning in fourth grade, it is under each academic tab on this website.



Mrs. Kolb



Here is a classroom supply list of items we use in fourth grade. All of these items are provided, but you may want your own to keep in your desk.



Colored Pencils

Dry Erase Markers

Ink pens



Glue Stick


Pencil Sharpener



Wish List:

Box of Tissues

Baby wipes or Chlorox wipes

3-ring binder (at least 1 inch)

70-80 count lined notebook


Package of lined paper

Scotch tape