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Shanon Farley's Classroom: Welcome to Fourth Grade!

Partnering with Parents to Enrich the Student Learning Experience

Upcoming Events & Activities

March 23: PTA Science Club

March 27: PTA Science Club

March 30: PTA Science Club

March 31st: Scholastic Book Order Due

March 31: Family Fun Night


Wednesday, April 5:
Full student attendance day rather than a delayed opening.

Friday, June 9:
Class of 2017 graduation.

Friday, June 16:
Final day for all students.



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 

March 2017

Keep Calm & Smarter Balanced On

Dear Families,

Over the next two weeks, fourth grade will be taking their Smarter Balanced testing. We have been practicing good test taking skills in the classroom, reviewing content, and learning our way around the online format. I know they are going to do their best!

Our schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, March 14th: Literacy CAT Test

Wednesday, March 15th: Literacy Performance Task Schema/Literacy CAT Test Finish Up

Thursday, March 16th: Literacy Performance Task

Friday, March 17th: Literacy Performance Task 

Tuesday, March 21st: Math CAT Test

Wednesday, March 22nd: Math Performance Task Schema/Math CAT Test Finish Up

Thursday: March 23rd: Math Performance Task

Friday, March 24th: Finish up Friday!


Please encourage your child to take the assessments seriously; to approach the assessments with a positive, confident attitude; and to give it his or her best effort. Please be sure that your child gets a good night’s sleep before test and has a nutritious breakfast. This will help keep them focused and awake!

 Mark your calendar. Please avoid scheduling any appointments during this period of time for your child so that they will be in attendance for each assessment session. Having all students arrive on time will assure a positive, organized start to each day. Students will have a break in homework as well. Please encourage them to go play outside and get their energy out since they will be in-front of a screen for the majority of the day! J

We have created Smarter Balanced test taking treat bags. Students will be able to access gum, mints, lolli-pops, etc.… to help them focus. They will also have plenty of movement breaks throughout the day to keep them energized! If you could send them in with nutritious snacks for brain food- that would be great!!

As always, thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me!

Thank you,

Shanon Farley



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