April 15, 2020

Guten Morgen, Fourth Graders,

I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday. We tried making ramps for toy cars by experimenting with propping cardboard on our front steps. If you have some toy cars and some cardboard, I’d recommend it as a casual science experiment. Try to get a position that makes the car go farthest without flipping over.

Our class birthday chart is back at school! This means that we’ve missed at least one birthday circle. If we’ve missed yours, let’s talk about during our Google Meet tomorrow afternoon.


  • Check out the LES Get Moving Challenge, if you haven’t already
  • Our next Google Meet will be tomorrow afternoon at 2:00
  • This owl is from an online coloring book I used. Don’t forget that you can share your art with us here!
  • Scroll down for printable versions of today’s activities


Activities for WEDNESDAY

Our weekly schedule: Grade 4 Remote Learning Schedule – Week of 4_13_20

4 NewsELA articles to choose from:

An Area and Perimeter activity: Area & Perimeter Activity for week of April 13, 2020

A poem to read: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/54677/fly-dragonfly

The following pages from Monday and Tuesday might be re-used or added to today:

April 14, 2020

Hello Fourth Graders!

It was great to see many of you at our first Google Meet yesterday. I was impressed by how well you shared and responded to one another. There were also some frustrating tech glitches, and Mr. Mwangi and I are working to resolve them.

Here are some updates for today:

  • Our next Google Meet will be on Thursday afternoon from 2:00-2:30.
  • There is a new read-aloud video today that is only in Google Classroom.
  • Lily A. has shared a drawing she made recently. If you’d also like to share your art here, have an adult take a photo of it and email it to baker[at]leverettschool.org
  • Scroll down for printable versions of today’s learning activities.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

– Ms. Paglia Baker


Activities for TUESDAY

Fourth Grade Schedule for this week: Grade 4 Remote Learning Schedule – Week of 4_13_20

A poem to read online: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/54784/mosquito

Optional graphic organizers to help you write an animal poem:

Diamante Poem Graphic Organizer

Haiku Cinquain Graphic Organizer

Multiplication Drill 3 (you may do this OR Xtra Math): Multiplication Drill 3

Two Area and Perimeter practice sheets to choose from:

Perimeter Review w:Answer Key

Area Review w:Answer Key





April 13, 2020

Good Morning Fourth Graders!

Welcome to another week of remote learning! Here is your new schedule of activities:

Grade 4 Remote Learning Schedule – Week of 4_13_20

This schedule can be used in more than one way. You can follow it the way it’s written. You can also think of it as a menu, and talk with adults at home to choose the activities that will work best for you.

If you want to print assignments, I will post them as PDFs here each day. If you want to access activities online, I will also post them in Google Classroom.

News and Reminders:

  • The LES Get Moving Challenge begins this week! Click here to learn more: LES Get Moving
  • I will post Morning Messages on the blog each day (you’re reading one right now!)
  • Our first Google Meet (or Hangout) will happen this afternoon from 2:00-2:30. The link will be posted in Google Classroom.

Activities for MONDAY

Reading Log: Grade 4 Reading Log

Lexia Skill Builders (you might choose one of these instead of Lexia online):

Directions for 2 Top-It games (choose one):

A poem to read: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/147302/april-is-a-dog39s-dream

Amazing Words for Poems Activity: Amazing Words for Poems

Updated Signs of Spring Inquiry pages: Signs of Spring Science Inquiry

April holidays & remote learning

During the month of April there are multiple holidays and family celebrations observed, including (but not limited to) Passover, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, and Ramadan. As always, the LES staff encourages families to honor their traditions and observances, and not feel required to complete school assignments that may interfere.


Remote Learning for the week of April 6, 2020

Hello Fourth Graders!

Click below for the schedule of activities for you to work on at home this week:

Grade 4 Remote Learning Schedule – Week of 4_6_20

Most assignments are posted in Google Classroom. They will become available to you on the day they’re assigned.

Almost everything on Google Classroom is also available as a PDF below. You can print these documents at home and complete assignments on paper if you like. I will add PDFs to the list each day this week.

If access to a printer or device is a problem, email me at baker[at]leverettschool.org.

P.S. Do you want to see some more interesting art on our blog than this rainbow? Take a photo of your art to share with Ms. Paglia Baker, and we can add it to the blog.



Reading Log: Grade 4 Reading Log

Music Activities from Mrs. Renauld: Copy of 4_2 DISTANCE LEARNING MUSIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES

Instructions for an Everyday Math game: Decimal Top-It Game

A Writing warm-up: Writing Warm-up, April 6, 2020

A letter-writing assignment: Letter Writing Assignment

A Science assignment to begin: Signs of Spring Science Inquiry



Multiplication Drill #1 (do either this or 10-15 minutes of Xtra Math): Multiplication Drills 1

Lattice Multiplication Practice: Lattice Multiplication Practice 1

(Need help with lattice? Login to Google Classroom and watch a how-to video)



Morning Message: Morning Message, 4_8_20

2 NewsELA articles with quizzes and answer keys to choose from:

Chicken or Egg –NewsELA

Fake Animal News — NewsELA

Wacky Web Tales link: https://www.eduplace.com/tales/

Diamante Poem Graphic Organizer: Diamante Poem Graphic Organizer

Fraction “Hide-and-Seek”: Fraction Activity for April 6, 2020



Morning Message: Morning Message, 4-9-20

Multiplication Drill #2 (do either this or 10-15 minutes of Xtra Math):: Multiplication Drills 2

Multiplication Number Story Practice Sheet: Multiplication within 100 Number Stories 1



Morning Message:  Morning Message, 4_10_20

Multiplication Top-It: Multiplication Top-It

Characters We’re Studying (to go with Read-Aloud video in Google Classroom): Characters We’re Studying

Haiku/Cinquain Graphic Organizer: Haiku Cinquain Graphic Organizer