Beginning School Information

  • Online School Supplies 

    For online learning your child will need a quiet, dedicated workspace that includes the following:

    • Desk and chair
    • Computer with webcam and audio
    • Over the head headphones

    Basic Supplies:

    • Notebook paper
    • 2 Composition notebooks, wide rule
    • Pencils and pencil sharpener
    • Markers: 10 pack, classic colors, thin tip
    • Crayons: 24 count
    • Dry erase markers: 1 pack (4 in a pack)
    • 2 Glue sticks
    • 1 pair Fiskar children's scissors
    • Small whiteboard and tissues or rag to use as eraser
    • White copy paper

    Science Tool Kit Supplies:

    • Hand lens (magnifying glass)
    • Tape measure (inches and centimeters)
    • Stop watch
    • Measuring cup (ounces and milliliters)
    • Eye dropper (Ex: one that comes from medicine bottle)
    • Thermometer (standard-not battery operated)
    • Tape
    • String
    • Calculator


    Many of these items are available at Dollar Tree. There will be some experiments requiring common household items.  I will give you a list when the experiment comes up. 


  • Orientation Power Point (click on the link)

    Ms. Butzer's Back To School Orientation


    Ms. Butzer's Homeroom Schedule

    7:40 - Log On to Microsoft Teams

    7:45-8:00 – Morning Meeting

    8:00 – 8:20 – Art or Music

    8:20 – 9:20 – Math

    9:20 – 10:20 – Science

    10:20 – 10:50 – MTSS (Small Groups)

    10:50 – 11:05 – Recess

    11:05 – 11:35 – Lunch

    11:35 – 1:05 – ELA Block

    1:05 – 1:35 – Social Studies

    1:35 – 2:05 - PE





    Math First Quarter Unit 1: Place Value Standards:

    MAFS.4.NBT.1.1 - Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.4.NBT.1.2 - Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.NBT.1.3 - Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place. (DOK 1) MAFS.4.NBT.2.4 - Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.4.OA.1.a- Determine whether an equation is true or false by using comparative relational thinking. For example, without adding 60 and 24, determine whether the equation 60 + 24 = 57 + 27 is true or false. (DOK 3)

    MAFS.4.OA.1.b- Determine the unknown whole number in an equation relating four whole numbers using comparative relational thinking. For example, solve 76 + 9 = n + 5 for n by arguing that nine is four more than five, so the unknown number must be four greater than 76. (DOK 3)


    Math First Quarter Unit 2: Factors & Multiples & Multiplicative Comparison Standards:

    MAFS.4.OA.1.1 – Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations. (DOK 1)

    MAFS.4.OA.2.4 – Investigate factors and multiples. a. Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. b. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. c. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is prime or composite. (DOK 2)


    Math First Quarter Unit 3: Multiplication & Division Standards:

    MAFS.4.NBT.2.5 - Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.NBT.2.6 - Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.OA.1.2 - Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison. (DOK 2)

    MAFS.4.OA.1.3 – Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding. (DOK 2)


    Science First Quarter Unit 1: Nature of Science Standards:

    SC.4.N.1.1 (DOK 3) - Raise questions about the natural world, use appropriate reference materials that support understanding to obtain information (identifying the source), conduct both individual and team investigations through free exploration and systematic investigations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.


    Science First Quarter Unit 2: Properties of Matter Standards:

    SC.4.P.8.1 (DOK 2) - Measure and compare objects and materials based on their physical properties including: mass, shape, volume, color, hardness, texture, odor, taste, attraction to magnets.

    SC.4.P.8.2 (DOK 1) - Identify properties and common uses of water in each of its states.

    SC.4.P.8.3 (DOK 2) - Explore the Law of Conservation of Mass by demonstrating that the mass of a whole object is always the same as the sum of the masses of its parts.

    SC.4.P.8.4 (DOK 3) - Investigate and describe that magnets can attract magnetic materials and attract and repel other magnets.

    SC.4.P.9.1 (DOK 1) - Identify some familiar changes in materials that result in other materials with different characteristics, such as decaying animal or plant matter, burning, rusting, and cooking.


    Science First Quarter Unit 3: Physical Science Forms of Energy:

    SC.4.P.10.1 (DOK 2)- Observe and describe some basic forms of energy, including light, heat, sound, electrical, and the energy of motion.

    SC.4.P.10.2 (DOK 2)- Investigate and describe that energy has the ability to cause motion or create change.

    SC.4.P.10.3 (DOK 3)- Investigate and explain that sound is produced by vibrating objects and that pitch depends on how fast or slow the object vibrates.

    SC.4.P.10.4 (DOK 2)- Describe how moving water and air are sources of energy and can be used to move things.

    SC.4.P.11.1 (DOK 1)- Recognize that heat flows from a hot object to a cold object and that heat flow may cause materials to change temperature. SC.4.P.11.2 (DOK 1)- Identify common materials that conduct heat well or poorly.