Welcome to Ms. Smith's Fourth Grade Class Website

Important Dates to Remember:


August 15: First Day of School!

August 23: Grade 4 Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night 6:30-7:00pm

September 3: Labor Day--No School!

September 24: School Picture Day

September 28: Progress Reports

October 4: Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 5: Walk-a-Thon

October 11: Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 15: Teacher PD-No School

October 22: No School

October 26: Halloween Parties 1:15-2:15pm

November 8: End of 1st Trimester

November 9: Teacher PD Day-No School

November 16: Veteran's Assembly 1:00pm

November 19: Report Cards

Nov. 22-24: Thanksgiving Holiday - No School

Dec. 24-Jan. 4: Winter Break - No School

Jan. 7: Teacher PD Day-No School

Jan. 8, 2019: School Resumes

Here's What We're Doing:

Language Arts:

Lucy Calkins Reading Units:

Unit 1: Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story

Unit 2: Reading the Weather, Reading the World

Unit 3: Reading History: The American Revolution

Unit 4: Historical Fiction Clubs

Lucy Calkins Writing Units:

Unit 1: The Arc of Story: Writing Realistic Fiction

Unit 2: Boxes and Bullets: Personal and Persuasive Essays

Unit 3: Bringing History to Life

Unit 4: The Literary Essay: Writing About Fiction

Important Information:

*Please be sure to check your child's book bag and folder every evening for any important information.

***In fourth grade, planners are required to be signed nightly.

*Please send in a note if your child's transportation is different than usual.

*Tardy bell is at 8:00am. Dismissal is at 2:25pm.

*Lunch/recess time for fourth grade is from 11:30am-12:15pm. Lunch is $2.75 (NOTE INCREASE) and milk alone is $.50. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS MEMORIZED HIS OR HER LUNCH NUMBER. All lunch money needs to come to school in an envelope or ziploc baggie with your child's first and last name and lunch number on it. Thank you!

*Please read with your child every evening. This will help instill a life-long love of reading!!!