FREE 4th Grade Organisms and Environments (Part 1) Monthly Planning Guide

You are making a difference every day! As we work through the last half of our schoolyear, this is the time of year I love to think about my end of year goals for each student. I rely on my streamlined planning to keep my lessons rolling while giving me some extra time to plan small groups where needed. Small group time is perfect for individualizing instruction and helping students catch up on a concept they haven’t mastered yet. Plus, it still helps me leave work on time and enjoy a work-free weekend. I love being able to share my planning with other teachers like you. Teaching isn’t an easy job, but I want you to be setup for success and enjoy it more!

I am collecting my February Lesson Plans for 2nd-5th grade Science and wanted to give them to you for FREE so you can use them for planning or ideas. These lesson plans are only available to my special VIP teachers like you. I hope you know how much I appreciate all you do for your students and being a part of the Teacher’s Workstation community!

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This month we will continue our concept standards for 4th grade Earth Science! If you need your standards covered in a different order, you can check out my elementary science scope and sequence to see which weeks line up with your school’s scope. Here are your stress-free lesson plans for Earth and Space in 4th Grade Science.

What you get in this FREE monthly guide:

•Blank Monthly Planning Page for you to take notes and plan on your own schedule.

•Prefilled Monthly Planning Page that works as a sample or as your ready-made plan.

•Unit Standards Guide for each week of this plan (TEKS and NGSS)

•Weekly Lesson Plans for each week of this plan:

Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers

Food Web

Fossils and the Past

Animal Adaptations

I love having a well structured lesson template for each week of the year. This allows me to simply plug activities into each day of the week which saves so much time and energy. But, it also makes our classroom structure predictable and routine for my students. They don’t have to waste energy or brain power learning new schedules or types of activities each week. All of their energy can be focused on experiencing science in a real life way. Win-Win if you ask me!!

Here is my weekly structure for each of the lesson plans listed above.


Pre-Learning/ Anticipatory Activity

Input: Informational Text with Context Clues

Input: Graphic Organizer

Word Wall: Day 1 of chart

Processing/Creative: Introduce the Project (Allow time to work on each day.)


Input: Summary Writing

Input: Anchor Chart in Interactive Science Notebook

Word Wall: Day 2 of chart


Experience: Lab/Activity

Word Wall: Day 3 of chart


Processing/Creative: Interactive Science Notebook Output Activity

Processing/ Creative: Analyzing Data Activity


Formative Assessment: Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Activity

Processing/Creative: Complete the Project

Some extra daily activities to enrich your week:

Science Starters, Science Says, Diagram Quick Draws

The monthly planning page is my new favorite tool for quickly planning out the unit. Click on the button below to download the entire unit planning guide with weekly lesson plans!!

Happy Planning, teacher friend!! I hope this helps you streamline your planning time so you can have more time for yourself and your family after school and on weekends.

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