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St Jude School

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New York, NY 90210

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4th Grade

Fourth Grade Summer Assignments

for incoming Fourth Graders   

Dear 4th Graders of 2018-2019 and their Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Fourth Grade! I am looking forward to a great year filled with fun and learning. Doing these assignments over the summer will help keep all your third grade learning and skills sharp. In addition, also spend lots of time playing, relaxing, reading for fun, and getting outside at least a little while every day. See you in September!

Students are expected to complete these assignments before the start of school in September. Grades will be given for the completed assignments. Incomplete assignments will be graded accordingly.

If you have any questions, please contact me at


Here is the link to the Math Packet. Students should complete all the pages in the packet and hand the packet in when school starts in September.

******Please note, some of the math pages are cut and paste and can’t be printed back to back with other pages because some material will be cut off.******

Also, students should work, at least a few times a week, on learning and strengthening all their math facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Students who may struggle in fourth grade math usually do so because they don’t have their math facts memorized and on automatic recall.

You can use a variety of ways to practice math facts (including but not limited to):

  • Flashcards
  • Online games
  • Homemade games (there are lots ideas on the internet)


Choose ONE fiction OR nonfiction book.

Choose a book you have not already read.

After you read the book, choose ONE of the projects to complete.

Hand in your project when school starts in September.

There are multiple copies of each of these books available through the local library system.

Fiction Books

  • The Runaway Race Horse by Ron Roy

When a valuable racehorse disappears in Saratoga three friends try to solve the mystery.

  • Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka

Three boys travel back in time and meet an evil knight. Baseball plays help save the boys, now they just need to escape the giant and get home from Camelot.

  • New York Ninjas by Johnathan Rand

When kids discover an ancient mask in Albany’s Washington Park the danger begins.

Choose ONE of these projects if you read a FICTION book

  • Newspaper Article: Write an exciting 1 page newspaper article about the major events from the book. Make sure to use an exciting headline and include who, what, where, and when details in your article.
  • Diorama: Create a diorama for the book you read. Your diorama should be of the main setting of the book and should include the main characters in an important scene. Also write out the title, author, and short plot summary of the book on a sheet of paper (at least 5 sentences).
  • Movie Poster: What would your book look like if it were made into a movie? Create a movie poster to represent that. Make your poster on a large piece of poster board. Your poster should have a colorful picture of an important event from the book, and the title and author of the book. On a sheet of lined paper also write a short plot summary of the book (at least 5 sentences).

Nonfiction Books

  • The Hudson River by Melissa Whitcraft

Examines the history, uses, changing nature, and ecological aspects of the Hudson River

  • What Was Ellis Island? by Patricia Brennan Demuth

Describes the history of Ellis Island, a gateway for many immigrants coming to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and details the restoration of the landmark and its reopening as a museum.

  • Where is the Brooklyn Bridge? by Megan Stine

Building the Brooklyn Bridge was no simple feat. Despite a brilliant plan, the process was a dangerous and grueling one. Construction workers developed a mysterious illness (now known as the bends), several died, and the project had devastating effects on the engineers’ lives. Still, after fourteen years, the Brooklyn Bridge was finished and became the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time and is still widely admired today.

  • If You Lived With the Iroquois by Ellen Levine

Detailed, four-color paintings and a question-and-answer text bring to life the traditional life, customs, and everyday world of the Iroquois — one of the most powerful and influential of the Indian nations.

Choose ONE of these projects if you read a NONFICTION book

  • Comic Strip: Create a 5 picture comic strip showing 5 major facts from the book. Write a sentence or 2 below or next to each picture to explain the fact. Color your comics.
  • Diorama: Create a diorama for the book you read. Your diorama should show the topic of the book and important details about it. Also write a paragraph to describe the diorama (at least 5 sentences).
  • Blog: Write a blog for an imaginary website. Choose 5 facts from your book. Write a few sentences to describe each fact. Your blog should about 1 page long.