Mrs. Sherman 4th grade

Have courage and be kind

Week of February 26 – March 2

I hope you are having a wonderful and safe break!

School resumes on February 26th!


Student will interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. Text Features Test on Friday March 2nd


Students will know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Spelling words for Week 13: final, medium, severe, urban, habitat, canine, juvenile, ultimate, rare, signal, humble,  assist, progress, candle, candy, palm, universe, consume Spelling Test Friday March 2nd


Student will continue to write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Weekly Homework:

  • Student spelling words
    • Spelling Test grades have dropped! Please make sure your student is studying, spelling or writing these words each week to help practice.
  • Read 20 minutes every night
  • Scholastic News Magazine read & answer questions Due by Friday
    • Many students have not been completing this homework assignment. Please ask your student for their Scholastic news. Each Monday it is assigned, they have all week to complete the questions and turn in by Friday morning.
  • Weekly Math question Due by Friday

Class Needs:

  • Classroom needs
  • Glue sticks
  • Lined Paper
  • Small individually wrapped candies
  • Snacks


Reminders and Needs

  • We will be having a small celebration on Wednesday, February 14th! Students will need to bring in a decorate tissue box or bag from home to help collect their treats!
  • February Break 19th – 23rd
  • Classroom needs
    • Glue sticks
    • Lined Paper
    • Small individually wrapped candies
    • Snacks
  • Thank you so much for all your help and support!

Valentine’s Day!

We will be having a small celebration on Wednesday, February 14th! Students will need to bring in a decorate tissue box or bag from home to help collect their treats!

Wax Museum

As I’m sure you have probably heard, your child is currently researching a historical figure from the American Revolution. All 4th grade students will soon bring these figures back to life by having a real, live “Wax Museum” on February 6th at 8:00 am. Your child will be required to deliver their Wax Museum speech and dress up as his or her character. They should come to school already dressed as their historical figure on that morning. If you at interested in visiting our wax museum, we would love to see you then!

Hello Parents!

We are in need of supplies for a Multiplication Math Master Program we will begin soon!

Once students have mastered each level they will earn a belt (yarn). I need each color of yarn pictured above. I already have Yellow, Black and Brown! We only need the small yarn skeins! 8’s color is purple and white combined! 12’s color is black and red combined.


Thank you so much for your help parents!

Nicholson Follies

The Nicholson Follies

The Nicholson Community Fundraising Event for our Music Department. Thursday, November 2, 2017, at 5:30 pm in the Nicholson Cafeteria Synopsis: Our fine Nicholson staff has volunteered to perform acts of talent and wonder to support the arts at our school. Attendees will be given voting tickets to vote for their favorite act. The act with the most votes will receive a trophy and bragging rights for the school year.

Admission: $5 adult, $3 child (checks payable to Nicholson Elementary). There is a limited number of tickets available and this event is expected to sell out quickly!! If the event sells out before the day of the event, a call out will be made. If not, tickets will be sold at the door.

Proceeds: 100% of funds raised from this event will go towards updating our stage, lights, and sound equipment for Nicholson. The updated stage and related equipment will be available for all school events.


(cut off this portion and return with money in the attached envelope)


Student’s name____________________________________      Grade____

Student’s Teacher__________________________________

I am ordering a total of ____ adult tickets @ $5 each for a total of $_____

I am ordering a total of ____ student tickets @ $3 each for a total of $_____

I have enclosed $____

Scholastic Book Order

Class Code – Q48F3

Order Due Date –  10/31/17


Dear Families,

I want your child to be a successful reader—and for that, I need your help.

When children choose their own books to read for pleasure, they enjoy reading more and spend more time doing it. The more your child reads, the better they will do in school and in life.

Scholastic Book Clubs flyers are made for you and your child to shop for books your child will love to read. Each month, the flyers are filled with trusted, excellent quality, age-appropriate books chosen by Scholastic for prices as low as one dollar.

Plus you will be helping our class when you order: Scholastic matches each order you place with FREE BOOKS for our classroom to share.

Thank you for helping your child become a successful reader.


Mrs. Sherman

Nicholson Survey

Hi wonderful parents!

I enjoyed meeting with you all this week to talk about our kiddos!  I love sharing their successes!  This was our only official conference for the year, but if you ever want to discuss anything in the future, please know my door is always open!


PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE take the parent survey! Just click the link…


Email me back once you have taken the survey, and your child will earn $10 Starbucks for your participation!

Hello From 4th Grade!

Happy October Parents!

I hope you are enjoying this cooler weather we have been having! We have been working on some pretty groovy things in the classroom! We built “Life size Explorers”, finished reading “Fourth grade Rats” and have learned the difference between Theme and Main Idea of a story!

At home students need to be reading, practicing their spelling list (begins Monday 23rd), and math facts.

Reading: Students can log on to by entering: teachers name: jsherman9 selecting their name and using the password: stars

Math: Students can log on to by entering my email: [email protected] entering: their first name  and the password: their birth month with their birth year (For example: July 2007 = 0707)

Student can also log on to; their usernames and passwords are located in the front of their agendas.

Spelling: 18 spelling words will be glued into their agendas every Monday and a spelling test on Fridays


Classroom Needs: 

  • Snacks
  • Small individually wrapped candies
  • glue sticks

Thank you for all your help and support!

Classroom needs

We are in need of:

  • sweet treats
  • snacks
  • aluminium foil
  • yarn – black, brown, yellow, gray
  • masking tape

If you can help please send me a Remind or email letting me know!


Life Size Explorers

The social studies standards, the 4th graders are required to learn about six European explorers: Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Christopher Columbus, Henry Hudson, and Juan Ponce de Leon.

Combining the Social Studies standard with ELA standard the 4th graders will create a Life Size Explorer and write a narrative that develops real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.


Students will work on the project daily during class time!

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