Phone: 720-554-3200
Fax: 720-554-3288
Attendance: 720-554-3295

11200 E. Orchard Rd.
Englewood, CO 80111

 Fourth Grade Information

Fourth Grade Daily Schedule

9:00-9:15 - Morning Routine

9:15-10:35 - Math

10:40-11:25 - Specials

11:30-12:10 - Lunch and Recess

12:15-12:50 - Wordly Wise, Grammar, Library Checkout

12:50-2:15 - Reading and Writing

2:15-2:25 - Snack Recess

2:30-3:15 - Science and Social Studies

3:15-3:30 - Planners, Pack Up

3:30 - Dismissal​

Fourth grade students at Cottonwood deepen their knowledge, skills and strategies in all areas of the curriculum. The transition from third to fourth grade is one marked by an increased level of independence, increased stamina in work habits and production, and fine tuning and extending concepts and skills previously taught in math, reading, and writing in the lower grades. Developmentally, fourth graders are taught and expected to deepen their thinking, and to demonstrate this more abstract reasoning/thinking through clearly and effectively writing in not only language arts, but math, science and social studies as well.  Taken a step further, fourth grade has several projects throughout the year in which students are expected to organize, plan, research and complete long term projects which culminate in speaking/presentation opportunities.

Fourth grade’s field trips are an extension of the learning occurring in the classroom and special events are planned throughout the year to provide students with enrichment and real world learning.

We are proud of our young scholars and the growth they make throughout the year in fourth grade!

 Gifted and Talented Program

Cottonwood Creek’s gifted/talented program is designed for qualified 4th and 5th graders who demonstrate a need for advanced and accelerated curriculum in language arts and/or math.  The program is very rigorous, with curriculum and materials that are one to two years above grade level.  Students cover content at a quick pace, and do in-depth projects and extensions throughout the school year.  Students that participate in the classes consist of identified GT students, as well as high ability students who demonstrate a need for academic rigor.
Students who are successful in Cottonwood’s GT program show a strong desire to go “above and beyond” in their work.  They need to exhibit determination and motivation to perform at a very high level on a daily basis.  Successful students are efficient in their use of time, are organized, and are committed to excellence.  Doing their “personal best” is a constant goal.
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