4th Grade - Mrs. Buckman and Mrs. McFarland

You can email Mrs. Buckman at dbuckman @ gvshawks.org and Mrs. McFarland at kmcfarland @ gvshawks.org

Summer letter 2019
4M Summer letter 2019

    • 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