4th Grade News // Week 21

Every week our 4th grade teachers -- Ms. Lombard, Mr. Marshall and Ms. Butay -- update this blog post with important announcements, class updates, student + parent resources and more. Check back every Sunday at 5pm for new posts!


4th Grade Students: Check out this week's SCIENCE CHALLENGE!


Looking for posts from previous weeks? Simply click on the week below to be directed to that section in this post.


WEEK 21 (JAN 25-29) | WEEK 20 (JAN 18-22) | WEEK 19 (JAN 11-16)

WEEK 14 (DEC 7-11) | WEEK 10 (NOV 9-13)



WEEK 21 NEWS // JANUARY 25-29, 2021


Hello, 4th-grade families! A few notes from our teachers.


Ms. Butay - Math


Greetings Math Wizards! Next week we will be starting Fractions!! Fractions can be really tricky, so ALL of you should plan to attend Math Class Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:45 pm. Don’t forget your pencil and paper so you can take notes.


Ms. Butay -


Ms. Lombard - Science


Hi Scientists! Ever wonder how you move so fast when you accidentally touch something hot? We are going to talk about it and more as we explore the sensory pathway!


Student Challenge: Think about your favorite flavor of ice cream and be ready to share with the class at 12:45pm!





WEEK 20 NEWS // JANUARY 18-22, 2021


Hello, 4th-grade families! A few notes from our teachers.


Ms. Butay - Math


On Thursday & Friday we will be solving equations! This math skill is very tricky and I want to encourage you all to attend my office hours at 9:30AM-10:30AM. Don’t forget a piece of paper and a pencil to take notes.


Ms. Butay -


Ms. Lombard - Science


Hi Scientists! Have you ever seen a peacock’s colorful feathers? We are going to talk about it and more in our new unit: Born This Way!


Student Challenge: Think about another cool animal feature and share with the class during office hours at 12:15pm.





WEEK 19 NEWS // JANUARY 11-16, 2021


Hello, 4th-grade families! A few notes from our teachers.



Ms. Butay - Math


On Thursday & Friday we will be solving equations! This math skill is very tricky and I want to encourage you all to attend my office hours at 9:30AM-10:30AM. Don’t forget a piece of paper and a pencil to take notes.


Ms. Butay -


Ms. Lombard - Science


Hi Scientists! Have you ever seen a peacock’s colorful feathers? We are going to talk about it and more in our new unit: Born This Way!


Student Challenge: Think about another cool animal feature and share with the class during office hours at 12:15pm.




WEEK 14 NEWS // DECEMBER 7-11, 2021


Hello, 4th-grade families! A few notes from our teachers.



Mr. Marshall - Reading


Hello! Good question for adults to ask their scholars: What is the sentence starter for writing an expert level inference?


Answer: I think __(inference)__because in the text __(Evidence)__ ,and I know that __(Schema)__.




Ms. Butay - Math


Greetings Math Wizards! I want to encourage you all to come to office hours everyday next week :)


We will be reviewing some tricky math skills like long division, 2 digit multiplication and rounding whole numbers!! Hope to see you all there!


p.s. Don’t forget your pencil and paper



Ms. Lombard - Science


Hi Scientists! We are reviewing material from the semester. This is a great opportunity to replace old mastery grades so read each question carefully and give your best effort.


Student Challenge: Attend all office hours to earn extra credit points and review! After office hours, tell someone in your home one thing you learned!




WEEK 10 NEWS // NOVEMBER 9-13, 2021


Hello, 4th-grade families! A few notes from our teachers.



Mr. Marshall - Reading


Hello! Good question for adults to ask their scholars: What is the sentence starter for writing an expert level inference?


Answer: I think __(inference)__because in the text __(Evidence)__ ,and I know that __(Schema)__.




Ms. Butay - Math


Greetings Math Wizards! I want to encourage you all to practice your multiplication facts for at least 5 mins everyday. Here are some ways you can practice at home:

  • Make flashcards

  • Roll two dice, then multiply the 2 numbers together

  • Memorize your 1-12 multiplies


Ms. Lombard - Science


Hi Scientists! We are continuing to study Geology!

Student Challenge: Explain to someone in your home how tectonic plates move!

  • Model with your hands convergent, divergent, and transform movements.

  • What landforms are created with each movement?