Wednesday, August 31, 2016


In fourth grade social studies, we are learning about how the earth can be divided into different hemispheres.

Homework for today:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  If you could go to another country, where would you go?  Explain.
     3.  Math p. 35-36.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What is the Best Age?

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math p. 33-34.
     3.  What is the best age to be?  Explain.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Lines of Latitude and Longitude

Fourth graders are learning about how to use latitude and longitude to determine absolute location.

Homework for today:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  What is the best place in Fillmore?  Explain.
     3.  Math p. 27-28.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Multiplication Facts

It is a third grade skill to know all your single digit multiplication facts, so our fourth graders should have them all memorized already.

If you don't know your facts - practice!  A good way to do that is to play some of the math games on our My Math website.

Go to  and enter the password Mr. Spaulding gave to you.

     Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math p. 21-22.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Something Special

Room D4 students have been sharing objects that have special meaning.  Here is the stuffed toy poodle Zaira brought to share.

Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math: p. 13-14.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Daily 5

Fourth graders are participating in a program called Daily 5.  Students work independently on different literacy activities.
     Today's homework:
     1.  Read for half an hour.
     2.  Math p. 15-16.
     3.  One Special Thing.  Pick one special thing that tells us something about you.  Either bring that thing in or bring a drawing or photograph of it.  Write a brief explanation of why you chose it.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fourth Grade Math

Today we started working with our fourth grade My Math text.  All students have been set-up with access to the online version.  I will be giving students their individual logon codes this week.

Go to and use the code to login.  You will be able to see the student book and access all the online features, including math practice games and videos that go with each lesson.

Today's homework:
     1.  Math:  p. 3-4.
     2.  Read for half an hour.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcome to a New School Year

We had a great first day of school!

     Today's homework:
     1.  Goal Setting.  Think of three things you would like to do or accomplish this year in fourth grade.  Write down your goals and a brief explanation why.