Mrs. Sherman 4th grade

Have courage and be kind

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!

Week of September 4th

I hope you are having a wonderful and safe holiday weekend! This next week progress reports will be coming home in Thursday folders; keep an eye out for those!

Extra help at home? Students can complete one quiz on log-in using my username: jsherman9 click on their name and sign in.

Students can also go to students log-in using my email address: [email protected], their first name and pin.

If students do not remember their password or pin you can e-mail me or message me on Remind.

If you are not sign up for Remind yet; it is quick and easy! On your phone,
open your web browser and go to the following link: Follow the instructions to sign up for Remind. You’ll be prompted to download the mobile app.

If you do not want to download the app just: Text the message @43gkf3f97c to the number 81010.

Remind is a great tool that helps keep us connected! It is very easy to use; just like texting! 🙂

If you ever have questions you can e-mail me at [email protected] or message me on Remind


Hello Parents! Please email me at

[email protected]

so I can add you to our class email



Class needs

Clorox Wipes

Solar Eclipse Snacks… Capri-SUNS

MOON pies

STAR burst

If you can help with Eclipse snacks please send me a message either by e-mail: [email protected] or Remind

Thank you!


Week of August 7th

We had a WONDERFUL 1st week of school! I have enjoyed learning about each and every child!

Monday: P.E.
Tuesday: Music
Wednesday: P.E.
Thursday: Art
Friday: Music

This week we will begin setting up our Reading and Writing Source books, discussing the rules & routines, learning how to pick a good book for me, & learning how to figure out the genre of a book.

Class needs:

  • small individually wrapped candies
  • extra composition notebooks
  • extra folders – paper 2 pocket any color any kind

Thank you for all your help and support!

Have Courage and Be Kind!

Once upon a time 4th graders were anticipating the beginning of a new school year, a new classroom, new friends and a new teacher! As each day of summer goes by filled with swimming, vacations and fun; 4th grade creeps closer. I would really like to welcome you to 4th grade! I am so excited to join the Nicholson Team and cannot wait to meet all of you! We are going to have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious time in my class for the 2017-2018 school year!

If your child is in my class this year please sign up to “Remind”  ! Remind is a great tool that will help us communicate through out the year.

If you are in my class next year, please subscribe to this blog.  I communicate assignments and important information.  By subscribing you will get an email when the blog has been updated.  This will allow you to stay on top of things as we proceed through the year together.

Here are a few suggestions if you would like to purchase anything extra for the classroom.  All donations are always appreciated and used by all students.

  • Colored copy paper (any color)
  • Thick Masking Tape
  • Hard candy (Jolly Ranchers, Mints,totsie rolls, small chocolates, etc.)

I am already excited about next year!

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