knowledge is power
The choice board for weeks seven and eight has begun. Don't forget to access the activities on SeeSaw.

CLICK HERE for information about picking up your child's items from school and dropping off library books or other school items at home.

CLICK HERE- to access the distance learning resources on the 4th Grade page

The fourth grade team is using the different resources available to us to give your students different ways to explore what they have learned this school year. One of those features is FlipGrid. This program requires a school email login through Mircosoft Office 365.

CLICK HERE to reset the password for the school email address.

If you have a question or need to contact me, there are a few ways to do that. You can message me on our MS Teams class page. Just know that I will not be notified when messages are added. You can send me an email to Also you can send me a message through ClassDojo.

Not all of the members of our class are on ClassDojo so please reach out to them to let them know that they should go to this class page.

I miss your smiles, the laughs we shared, and the hard work put forth in our classroom. I am proud of each and every one of you! Keep checking this class page. I will be uploading activities and videos.

Mr. Palmer

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Optional daily schedule and resources provided by Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS)
IB Unit of Inquiry

How We Organize Ourselves
Inquiry into the interconnectedness of human-made systems and communities; the structure and function of organizations; societal decision-making; economic activities and their impact on humankind and the environment.

The Central Idea
Changes in the past helped to shape our future.

Lines of Inquiry
Ecosystems change over time and effect the plant and animal population. (causation) 

Humans impact the ecosystems around them and the course of history. (responsibility) 

Our knowledge of space continues to change. (change)

Learning Goals

Students can recall that American started out as an English settlement. Now it has grown into a huge society. Students have an understanding that things change over time. Students have seen how women and African Americans contribute to the technological advances in America. 

Students will have the opportunity to interview people in service-related jobs, write and present findings. 

They will also have access to a variety of books that will allow them to explore famous individuals and their contributions to society.


Virginia Studies – VS.8 (Reconstruction)

-On the Class Story page of ClassDojo, I placed the Sway document that Mrs. Brooks-Smith created. I will place a copy of this document into the Files and Documents section of my class page.

Math – Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

-I will assign lessons in DreamBox that will cover this unit for the students to practice with. 
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-I also placed a practice packet into the Class Story of ClassDojo. I will put a copy of this packet into the Files and Documents section of my class page.

-Students can also log into Khan Academy through the Clever app or to work on math concepts. This program will track the students' progress.

-A new Math app through Clever was approved for all students called ST Math (the app has a penguin on it). 


1. Scroll down and click on the United States link to enter Origo At Home. 
2. Scroll down and click on Grade 4.
3. You can select each week to complete daily activities.

Science – Electricity

- Before our break, we were discussing static electricity. When the students were meeting with Mrs. Horton (our Science teacher), they were learning about current electricity by creating circuits.

-There are a lot of great books about electricity on the EPIC website ( This website is open from 8 am - 4 pm.  


-Two new books were assigned on Kids A-Z: Don't Wake the Mummy and Hiking the Appalachian Trail. Practice assignments were placed in the Class Story section of ClassDojo. I will also place these practices into the Files and Documents section of my class page. 

-Students are encouraged to read different types of books on Kids A-Z as well as take the quizzes attached to those books read. When I access the website, I can check on their progress and make adjustments when needed.


-The Whoos Reading website is open so you can write reflections about the books you have read so far. I will be checking the website to see how my students are progressing. 

-Also the students should be working on their rough draft for their state research project. For the students who have finished the first draft, please have someone check it over before typing up your second draft in MS Word. 


Daily Schedule 

9:00 - 9:30 Charm Time #1 
9:30 - 10:10 Window of Inquiry 
10:10 - 10:55 Encore 
10:55 - 12:18 Window of Inquiry
12:18 - 12:48 Lunch 
12:48 - 2:45 Window of Inquiry  
2:45 - 3:00 Charm Time #2
3:00 - 3:30 Recess
3:35 - 3:40 Clean Up and Dismissal 

Encore Schedule 

Day 1 - Art
Day 2 - PE
Day 3 - Library
Day 4 - Music
Day 5 - PE (Spanish - 11:05)
Day 6 - Science