Ms. Butzer’s 4th Grade Classroom

And now three remain:  faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.  1 Corinthians 13:13

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Notes from the Teacher

Hello 4B Families,

Second quarter report cards were sent home with your child on Friday. Please spend time this week talking with your child about their report cards and encourage them to come to me with any questions they might have. On Tuesday we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. Remember students have the opportunity to participate in our class Valentine’s Day Box Contest and pass out Valentines to their classmates. Students are also invited to wear Valentine’s Day colors of red, pink, white or purple, Mardi Gras colors of green, purple and gold or a combination of the two.  Please remember, students must follow the free dress guidelines in our handbook.

Looking forward to another awesome week!


Ms. Butzer



Week of February 12th 


  • Journeys Textbook Lesson 10: José! Born to Dance
    • Focus on author’s purpose, similes, elements of a biography
  • Reading Log: Month of February due Mar. 2nd  


  • Root Words
    • Roots: ques-, quer-, quir-, quis-
      • meaning: ask
  • Coordinating Conjunctions in Compound Sentences
    • Quiz on Thursday, Feb. 15th
  • Weekly Language Review
  • Handwriting


  • Unit 10
    • Review Spelling and Language Skills
      • Focus On: words that contain the spelling of “or” or “ore”.
  • Study words weekly on p. 100 of spelling practice book

Ms. Butzer’s Math Class:

  • Unit 4: Chapters 10, 11, 12
    • Review long multiplication
    • Unit 4 Test on Wednesday, Feb. 14th
  • Resort Report due Friday Feb 16th
  • Chapter 19: Fractions
    • Review equivalent fractions and compare and order fractions


  • LentAsh Wednesday, pray, penance, and good works
  • Second Step Lesson 9: Showing Compassion

Social Studies:

  • Lewis and Clark Expedition Simulation
    • Roles (students will complete each role over the next several weeks):
    • Captain: Oversee Corps group, complete a Vocabulary Voyage or Timeline
    • Journal Writer: Take notes on group’s discussion of the Daily Dilemmas, research and journal the decisions of Lewis and Clark
    • Interpreter: Research Native American tribes on the expedition route and write a postcard to President Jefferson about them
    • Private: Choose a task to complete-create Fort Mandan, a pirogue, or flag of 1795, write a poem or song about the expedition, research and write a report about a person involved with the expedition, etc.
  • Nine Federally Recognized Tribes in Oregon Quiz on Friday, Feb. 16th



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