Welcome Back!

I consider the opportunity to work with your child a privilege, and look forward to all of the great things that we will do together.

I look forward to sharing an exciting and rewarding year with you and your child. We have so much ahead of us. This year's objectives are to help prepare your child for 5th grade emotionally, socially, and academically in a positive and nurturing environment. Below you will find some of the skills we will focus on in fourth grade:


  • Use more advanced reading comprehension strategies

  • Compare and contrast information read

  • Writing competently for many purposes

  • Learn new vocabulary words using context clues

  • Experiencing a variety of literary genres



  • Multiply three- and four-digit numbers, including numbers with zero

  • Understand improper fractions and mixed numbers

  • Solve multi-step word problems

  • Divide larger numbers

  • Exploring probability and using data


Daily math homework will be assigned, as well as 20 minutes of reading each night. It is important that students practice at school AND at home to continue building strengths in important skills. If, at any time during the year, you should have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at jmazzucco@htsdnj.org.