Welcome to Mrs. 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 11:15am-12:00pm.  Lunch is $2.65 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: 
January 21, 2017:  Super Saturday
January 27, 2017:  Spirit Day
February 1, 2017:  Fit Kids Opens
February 9, 2017:  End of 2nd Trimester
February 10, 2017:  No School-PD Day
February 14, 2017:  Valentine's Day Parties 1:15-2:15 pm in classroom
February 17, 2017:  No School
February 20, 2017:  No School
February 21, 2017:  Report Cards Sent Home
February 23, 2017:  Student Led Conferences
February 24, 2017:  Spirit Day
March 2, 2017:  Student Led Conferences