Welcome to Ms. Smith's Fourth Grade Class Website

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!!!




Important Dates to Remember: 
AUGUST 11, 2017:  PTA Back to School party 5-7:30pm
August 16:  First Day of School!
August 24:  Grade 4 Meet the Teacher/Curriculum Night  6:30-7pm
September 4:  Labor Day--No School!
October 9:  PD Day-No School
November 3:  End of 1st Trimester
November 6:  PD Day-No School
Nov. 22-24, 2017: Conf. comp. day and Thanksgiving Holiday - No School 
Dec. 21, 2017: Teacher PD - No School 
Dec. 22-Jan. 2, 2018: Winter Recess - No School 
January 15:  MLK Day-No school
February 8:  End of 2nd Trimester
February 9:  PD Day-No School
February 16:  Conf. comp day-No School
February 19:  President's Day-No School
March 26-30, 2018: Spring Recess - No School 
May 23, 2018: Last Day of School