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Intermediate School
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Mrs. Lasak
4th Grade - Oster-Oakview



The Storytown curriculum is divided into six themes. Each theme consists of five lessons. The first two lessons of the unit will focus on one skill and the second two lessons will focus on an additional skill.  The fifth lesson in each theme is a review.  Below you will find all thirty lessons broken down into themes.  Each lesson has a study guide that you can use to help study for our weekly test.

Theme 1:  Facing Challenges  
Lesson 1:  The Hot and Cold Summer
Lesson 2:  Mighty Jackie:  The Strike-Out Queen
Lesson 3:  Danitra Brown Leaves Town
Lesson 4:   Kai's Journey to Gold Mountain
Lesson 5:  Pedro Puts on a Play    

Theme 2:  Getting the Job Done
Lesson 6:  On the Banks of Plum Creek
Lesson 7:  Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World
Lesson 8:  Three Little Cyberpigs
Lesson 9:  Weaving a California Tradition
Lesson 10:  Emerald's Eggs

Theme 3:  Natural Changes
Lesson 11:  Mimicry and Camouflage
Lesson 12:  Mountains
Lesson 13:  Fire Storm
Lesson 14:  The Stranger
Lesson 15:  The Adventurers

Theme 4: Imagination at Work
Lesson 16:  So You Want to Be an Inventor?
Lesson 17:  Just Like Me
Lesson 18:  Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life
Lesson 19:  Juan Verdades:  The Man Who Couldn't Tell a Lie
Lesson 20:  The Case of the Too-Hot Apple Cider

Theme 5:  A New Home
Lesson 21:  Because of Winn-Dixie
Lesson 22:  My Diary from Here to There
Lesson 23:  The Cricket in Times Square
Lesson 24:  Mangrove Wilderness
Lesson 25:  Welcome to Chinatown!

Theme 6:  Exploring Our World
Lesson 26:  Dragons and Dinosaurs
Lesson 27:  Grand Canyon:  A Trail Through Time
Lesson 28:  The Bunyans
Lesson 29:  John Muir and Stickeen:  An Icy Adventure with a No-Good Dog
Lesson 30:  Discovering the Atocha

Language Arts

Spelling City:  Please use this website to help your child study their spelling words.  All thirty lessons are available Wink

IXL Language Arts:  This site is fantastic for reviewing grammar skills! Your child's username and password will follow this format:
                                  username: 122firstnamelastname@nlsd
                                  password:  nlsd5digitcode

Storytown:  Access to Storytown hardcover books, leveled readers, and practice books.  No need to carry heavy books home!
                                  username: 122firstnamelastname
                                  password:  nlsd5digitcode
Internet Safety

Internet Safety 

 Internet Safety

Playing on the Internet is fun. Make sure you stay safe. Follow the guidelines below every time you go on the Internet. Remember to also discuss these guidelines with Mom or Dad. The most important safety guideline is to get your parent’s permission every time you visit the Internet. 

Internet Safety Guidelines:

1. Always ask your parents before going online. 

2. Be polite when talking to people online.

3. Don't give out personal information like your name, address or phone number, or school name on the Internet.

4. Stop right away if you read something that upsets you and tell your parents.

5. Never send pictures to anyone from the Internet without parent permission. 

6. Never meet an Internet friend in person without parent permission. 

7. Don't open emails that are upsetting to you and don't open emails from people you don't know.

8. Tell your parents if you are being bullied online or if you see someone else being bullied online. 

9. Don't copy other website's work as your own.

Homework Policy


Your child should be bringing their assignment notebook and portfolio home nightly. 

Please check your child's assignment notebook nightly to assure that your child is completing their assignments and sign it.  

 Weekly Homework

  • Spelling - Spelling Pre-tests are given on Mondays.  The pretest is used to determine which words your child needs to practice throughout the week. Students are required to complete 40 points on their spelling contracts throughout the week. Contracts are due on Friday. They only need to practice the words missed on the pretest.
  • Reading Log - Reading Logs are passed out on Monday and due back the following Monday. Your child should be reading for twenty minutes a night.  If your child misses a night during the week they are able to make up for it on the weekend.

FRIDAY REWARD RECESS - On Friday's, the fourth graders are given an extra reward recess.  This recess is for students who have completed ALL of their homework throughout the week.  If a student is missing any homework, they will have to miss reward recess.