4 - Mrs. Buckman

Last Update: 10/18/17  

You can email Mrs. Buckman at dbuckman@gvshawks.org


  • Unit 1: Place Value: Multidigit Addition and Subtraction

  • Unit 2: Multiplication and Geometry

  • Unit 3: Fractions and Decimals

  • Unit 4: Multidigit Multiplication

  • Unit 5: Fraction and Mixed-Number Computation; Measurement

  • Unit 6: Division; Angles

  • Unit 7: Multiplication of a Fraction by a Whole Number; Measurement

  • Unit 8: Fraction Operation Applications

Reading and Writing:
4th Grade Genre Study:
Quarter 1: Narrative
Quarter 2: Opinion/Argument
Quarter 3: Informational
Quarter 4: Fiction;Theme/Literary Essay 
Information regarding these studies can be found on the GVS staff link. All student resources are posted in the Google Classroom.

Word Work/Spelling:

Our class is  taking traditional spelling tests on Fridays to determine the "stickiness" of our teaching.  Are students learning to spell the words that we teach and review?  Students take a pretest on Mondays to determine which words will require concentrated practice. The pretest will help students best determine which words they need to practice for the week. If you are looking to Spelling City to practice our spelling list words you will turn to the Week __ list for our class (date here). Students also learn a new idiom each week as part of our word work.  We explore new words with morphology exercises on Wednesdays and study parts of speech on Thursdays.  Friday is sentence level work applying a variety of mechanics skills. All 36 weeks of the Grade 4 Word Study is posted in Google Classroom for your convenience.


Unit 1:Life Science
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Plant and Animal Structures and Functions
  • The Brain as a communication transmission system
Unit 2: Earth Science
  • Layers of Earth
  • Landforms and Water Features
  • Fossils
  • Weather
  • Oceans
Unit 3: Physical Science
  • Energy
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Heat
  • Electricity
  • Waves and Currents
  • Forces
  • Motion
Unit 4: Design and Engineering
  • Invention Convention

Social Studies: 

NH Our Home
Unit 1: Our NH Story
Unit 2: NH's Place in the World
Unit 3: Native Americans
Unit 4: Explorers and Settlers
Unit 5: Life in Colonial NH
Unit 6: NH in the American Revolution
Unit 7: A New State in a New Nation
Unit 8: Civil War and Reconstruction
Unit 9: NH in the 20th Century and Beyond
Unit 10: Government for All of Us
Unit 11: Making a Living in NH