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Shanon Farley's Classroom: Welcome to Fourth Grade!

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

Upcoming Events & Activities

Early Release: Wednesday, December 7th

Lancaster Movie Night: Friday, December 9th

Progress Reports: Friday, December 9th

Lancaster Band Concert: Monday, December 12th @2pm

Chorus Concert: Monday, December 19th @2pm and 7pm

The Prince and the Pauper Performance: Tuesday, December 20th

Jarrett Krosoczka Author Visit: Tuesday, December 20th

Lancaster Christmas Sing Along: Wednesday, December 21st @2:15pm

Team 18 Holiday Party: Thursday, December 22nd @ 1:45

Unified Arts Schedule

Monday: Chorus

Tuesday: Library

  • Please return library books!

Wednesday: Music

Thursday: P.E.

  • Please wear sneakers!

Friday: Art

Class Schedule

A Typical Day

8:45-8:55 Morning Routine

8:55-9:15 Morning Meeting

9:15-10:15 Math Workshop & Working Snack

10:15-10:45 Intervention

10:45-11:15 Content Area

11:15-12:10 Recess & Lunch

12:10-12:55 Unified Art Special 

12:55-3:00 Literacy Block

  • Reader's Workshop
  • Writer's Workshop
  • Word Study

3:00 Pack Up & Dismissal

Monthly New Letter

Monthly Newsletter 

November 2016

Hello Families!

As we move into the second quarter of 4th grade we diving into new material in literacy and math. We have been working very hard setting goals, staying focused and putting our best effort into the world. Below are some key points to help support your child as we start these units! 

Reader's Workshop

In our reader's workshop, we will be exploring strategies to will help us read nonfiction well. We will examining text structures and how they help us pull out the most important facts, learning how to take notes among a variety of sources, compare and contrast different topics and understand vocabulary. A great website that we will be using to support this topic is TruFlix. Please check out the Lancaster Library Online Resource tab and explore this resource with your child! This will help them continue to read nonfiction purposefully at home! 

Writer's Workshop

In our writer's workshop, we will be working on opinion and persuasive essays. Through this unit students will be choosing a topic that mattes to the and write their opinion. In this piece of writing, students will be learning the structure of essay writing, how to develop a strong thesis, and decide which reasons and evidence will best support their idea. A great way to support this persuasive unit at home is to discuss why evidence/proof is so important when stating an opinion/argument! 

Math Workshop

In math workshop, we will be learning how to multiply multi-digit numbers by a 1-digit number. We will be using our knowledge of place value, and basic facts to learn how to multiply using the expanded algorithm and standard algorithm. To help support students, please continue to practice basic multiplication facts by building the problem with manipulatives, playing games, etc... Also, please make sure your child is getting onto STMath as much as possible! 

Thank you so much for your continued support. I'm looking forward to a wonderful second quarter. Enjoy the holidays!! 

Shanon Farley


Shanon Farley
William E. Lancaster Memorial School
54 Millville Street
Salem, NH 03079
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