Rising 4th Grade Summer Learning


For about 30 minutes each day, we hope your child engages in any of the following:

Continue to read on a regular basis. Read physical books if you have them.

Themed Books and Activities for Summer Reading and Learning

R.E.A.D. Books with Your Child

  • R – Remember to mention the title, author, and illustrator.
  • E- Explain confusing words and concepts.
  • A – Ask your child questions about the story.
  • D- Discuss the Story during and after reading.


➔ Encourage children to write:

○ Become a penpal with another student at school.

○ Use a notebook to become a penpal with your child and write notes to each other. (This is also a great way for children to communicate their feelings at this time.)

○ Write letters to grandparents to keep in touch or to settle down at the end of the day.

○ Watch a show with the child and then ask them to write about the part they liked best and to explain why.


Flash cards, Board games, card games, and dice games

  • Multiplication and division and strategies for multiplication and division within 100
  • Fractions, especially unit fractions (fractions with numerator 1)
  • Structure of rectangular arrays and of area
  • Analyzing two-dimensional shapes.

Games To Play: (You will need a deck of cards, with all the face cards removed. Treat the ace as the number 1.)

1. Multiplication War – Deal out all the cards equally between 2 or 3 players. Each player turns over 2 cards and multiplies the numbers together. The person with the higher product wins the pile of cards. If you have the same product, then repeat the procedure. Winner takes all the cards.

2. Close to 1000 – Deal 8 cards to each player. Use any 6 of your cards to make two 3-digit numbers. Try to get a sum that is close to or equal to 1000. Write these 2 numbers in your journal. Your score is the difference between your number and 1000.

Example: Your eight cards are 1, 5, 4, 3, 1, 8, 3, 8

You can combine 148 + 853 = 1001. Your score is 1 since the difference between 1001 and 1000 is 1. Discard the 6 used cards and pick 6 new cards. Whoever has the lowest total score after 5 rounds wins the game.

Other games to play: Monopoly, Othello, Battleship, Connect Four, Mastermind, Mancala, Legos, KʼNex, Simon, Yahtzee


FREE Children’s Bible Online

  • The Bible stories are beautifully illustrated AND it reads the story for your little one
  • This Children’s Bible also includes pictures, games, coloring pages and more!


  • FREE online for the time being!!
  • MagnifiKid! is an attractive presentation of the Catholic faith that makes it easy for children to participate in the Mass and to live their faith throughout the liturgical year… It allows them to follow along in the Mass in a kid specific way.

The Story of Mary with coloring pages. This resource is great for you to open up the Bible with your child and they can color in the picture as you read the story. And there is a mini prayer at the bottom of each page for you to pray with your child.

M-A-R-Y Acrostic Poem. Help your child think of adjectives that can help them describe their Mother in Heaven — Mary. This will help them develop and deepen their relationship with Mary our Mother.

Creative Ways to Pray the RosaryThis is a great way to help keep your child’s attention while you are praying the rosary together… Some other techniques I would recomend are:

Make a Rosary! This can be done with beads, knots on a string, or you and your child can come up with something creative.

Virtual Field Trips

  • American Egg Board: The Egg Board has virtual tours of different egg farms, and many of them let you choose different videos for elementary and middle school students.
  • Discovery Education: The site hosts virtual field trips for kids, from engineering plants that make the cars of the future to a lab that researches nuclear energy.
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • M&Ms Factory Tour: The Food Network hosts a virtual tour of the M&Ms factory and shows how the delicious candy gets made.
  • Mount Rushmore: The virtual tour of Mount Rushmore was created through 3D scans of the mountain.
  • Mount Vernon: Take a look inside George Washington’s home the same way you would click through Street View on a Google Map.
  • National Aquarium
  • San Diego Zoo
  • The White House: President Obama narrates a tour of “The People’s House,” and you can scroll around and click on points of interest.
  • Yellowstone National Park