 Wrangell Public Schools
 Mr. Merritt  4th Grade
Mr. Merritt's 4th Grade Classroom

Daily Homework for 2/2226/2021
Monday IXL Math 4th, P.12 and Myon: Benjamin Franklin An American Genius by Kay M., test on AR
Tuesday IXL Math 4th, P.16
Wednesday IXL Math P.17 and Myon: Wright Brothers Airplane by Xavier Niz, test on AR
Thursday 4th IXL Math P.19,Absent students on Thurday also complete:
4th IXL Science D.2 and D.3
4th IXL Language Arts D.2
Seesaw: Write one sentence for each spelling word, send to Mr. Merritt
Friday 4th IXL MATH 0.114th IXL Language Arts M. Literary Texts:
1. New! Read Science Fiction w/illustrations 2. N.2
4th Science V.1
and Myon: Amelia Earhart by Jameson A. , test on AR

Daily Homework for 2/1519/2021
Monday Homework: IXL 4th Math, P.2, P.3 Myon: Abraham Lincoln, By Laura Murray, test on AR
Tuesday Homework: IXL 4th, Math, P.5
Wednesday Homework: IXL 4th, Math, P.8 Myon: Navaho Code Talkers, By Blake Hoena, test on AR
Thursday: IXL 4th, Math P.9
Friday: IXL 4th, Math. P.14 
Daily Homework for 2/812/2021
Monday Homework: IXL, math Fifth, F.10 (85% or higher)
Myon: Living Beside a River, By Ellen L. After reading the whole book, on 8 1/2” x 11” paper, draw the world on page seven. Label and draw in the rivers that you see on this page, before you start, turn your paper so it’s the long way position. Take a picture with your ipad when you’re done, bring the drawing to school on Tuesday.
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, Fifth F.8 (85% or higher)
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, Fourth, O.4 and Myon: Exploring Mountains by Anita G. test on AR
Thursday: IXL Fourth Math 0.26
Friday: Do something nice for a parent or a person that is related to you. 
Daily Homework for 2/15/2021
Monday Homework: IXL 4th Math, O.5. Myon: Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone, test on AR
Tuesday Homework: IXL 4th, Math, O.6
Wednesday Homework: IXL 4th, Math, O.12 Myon: Sacagawea By Jessica Gunderson, test on AR
Thursday: IXL 4th O.16
Friday: IXL 4th, Math. O.13 
Daily Homework for 1/2529/2021
Monday Homework: IXL 4th Math, F.16. Myon: Democratic Values by Cari Meister, test on AR
Tuesday Homework: IXL 4th, Math, d.4
Wednesday Homework: IXL 4th, Math, A.19 Myon: Leadership by Sue Barraclough, test on AR
Thursday: IXL 3rd, Math w.7
Friday: IXL 4th, Math. D.3 
Daily Homework for 1/1822/21
Monday Homework: IXL, math F.3 and Myon: Voting in Elections By Jack Manning, test on AR
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, F.4
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, F.17 and Myon: Truth About Cats By Mary Colson, test on AR
Thursday: IXL Math G.3
Friday: IXL Math F.18 
Daily Homework for 1/11/20211/15/2021
Monday Homework: IXL Math, k.2
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, k.5
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, k.8 and Myon: Chloe Kim: Gold Medal Snowboarder, by Matt Chandler, test on AR
Thursday: IXL Math k.11
Friday: IXL Math. k.12 Myon: Erosion, by Robin Koontz, Test on AR 
Daily Homework for 1/5/20211/8/2021
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, E.18
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, E. 19 and Myon: Railway Jack By KT Johnson, test on AR
Thursday: IXL Math E. 20
Friday: IXL E. 21. Myon: A LowTech Mission By Shannon Miller, Test on AR 
Daily Homework for 12/1418/2020
Monday Homework: IXL, math E.17 and Myon: "The Invention of the Telephone", test on AR
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, E.14
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, E. 9 and Myon: "What Would it Take to Make a Flying Car?", test on AR
Thursday: IXL Math E. 15
Friday: Have Fun! 
Daily Homework for 12/0711/2020
Monday Homework: IXL, math E.3
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, E.10
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, E. 11
Thursday: IXL Math E. 12
Friday: IXL math, E.23 
Daily Homework for 11/30/2012/04/20
Monday Homework: IXL, math d.6
Tuesday Homework: 1. IXL, Math, d. 252. Myon, Seeking Freedom by Heather Schwartz, AR Test
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, D. 9
Thursday: IXL d.42
Friday: IXL math, T.1Parent /Teacher conference link:
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11/2327/2020
Monday Homework: Myon: Thanksgiving By Brenda Haugen, Test on AR
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, D.24
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, D.31
Thursday: Eat lots of turkey (help with the dishes)
Friday: Have a turkey sandwich, America’s favorite sandwich on November 27!LINK FOR PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES, I WILL BE USING THE TIME ON MY SMART PHONE TO BEGIN AND END.
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Daily Homework for 11/1620/2020
Monday Homework: IXL, 4th, Language Arts, xx.1
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, d.41Write problems on scratch paper to solve!!
Wednesday Homework: Write a three paragraph letter to a relative that lives out of town. The first paragraph needs to tell what you have been doing at school, the second paragraph needs to tell where you went and what you did on Halloween night, the third paragraph needs to tell about your favorite memory with them so far. Complete this letter on Seesaw, ask your parents to give you the mailing address for the person and put that at the bottom of you Seesaw letter. ( We will actually send these through the mail from school.)
Thursday Homework: IXL Math, d.17
Friday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, d.16 
November 913, 2020
Dear Parents,
Now that we are going to full time, the homework requirements have changed. Each night your child needs to read for 30 minutes from a book or source that is at their reading level. I would suggest an Accelerated Reader (AR) book so they can then test on the book and receive points and the test will also tell me and you how well they are comprehending what they read. Some days I will assign a book that needs to be read on Myon. The time spent reading the assigned book counts towards their 30 minutes of daily reading. Kids should study their spelling list each night for 510 minutes by writing down the words. Words constantly missed may need to be written numerous times on paper or in the carpet with their finger until it’s mastered. Most days we will have math homework which you will find below. Due to Covid 19, traditional paper math homework won’t be going back and forth which is why I have to use mostly electronic assignments. IXL assignments need to be at a 85% or higher.
Monday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, d.8
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, d.26
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th d.37. Myon: All About Force, AR Test
Thursday Homework: Freckle Math, #30
Friday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, d.40 
November 26, 2020
Dear Parents,
Now that we are going to full time, the homework requirements have changed. Each night your child needs to read for 30 minutes from a book or source that is at their reading level. I would suggest an Accelerated Reader (AR) book so they can then test on the book and receive points and the test will also tell me and you how well they are comprehending what they read. Some days I will assign a book that needs to be read on Myon. The time spent reading the assigned book counts towards their 30 minutes of daily reading. Kids should study their spelling list each night for 510 minutes by writing down the words. Words constantly missed may need to be written numerous times on paper or in the carpet with their finger until it’s mastered. Most days we will have math homework which you will find below. Due to Covid 19, traditional paper math homework won’t be going back and forth which is why I have to use mostly electronic assignments. IXL assignments need to be at a 85% or higher.
Monday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, d.22
Tuesday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, d.28
Wednesday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th d.32. Myon Why Do I Burp? Thomas Isabel, AR Test
Thursday Homework: Freckle Math, #86
Friday Homework: IXL, Math, 4th, d.13 
October 2630Dear Parents,Here is the homework for Monday through Friday. For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments. If your child spends 30 minutes on an IXL exercise and still hasn't achieved an 85%, they can stop working on that one. We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am. The code will be with Friday's homework requirements. Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. Pick one of the following for them to do each day: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity. THE KIDS CAN WEAR THEIR HALLOWEEN COSTUME TO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY. WE WILL HAVE A SHORT HALLOWEEN PARTY TO MAINLY SHOW OUR COSTUME AND EAT SOME GOODIES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND SOME STORE BOUGHT GOODIES, PLEASE DO. THE KIDS CAN BRING THE GOODIES TO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY. THANKSHomework for:Monday, 1. IXL, 4th SCIENCE, L.32. MyonPioneer Life, by Kathleen Corrigan, test on AR3. 8 sentence electronic Summary on Pioneer Life4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes.5. Exercise (see note above)6. alphabetize your spelling words on paperTuesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, d.52. MyonRead George Washington and the American Revolution, by Marissa Kirkman, test on AR3. 10 sentence long, hand written journal entry about today, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Exercise6. Study for your spelling test by writing your words three times each, test is tomorrow.Wednesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, d.72. MyonA Day inside the human body, Test on AR3. Write one paragraph on Seesaw about what the book A Day inside the human body is about.4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Put away three things that are yours in your house6. ExerciseThursday, 1. AM exercise2. Work in Freckle math for 30 minutes.3. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes4. Exercise5. MyonWhose Food is This? No test available6. IXL LA JJ.5Friday, 1. IXL, Science, u.22. MyonJackOLanterns, by Megan Peterson, No test3. Make up an electronic story about going to a Halloween Party with your friends, tell what costume you and they might have. Describe the costumes. What fun or scary things would you do? . Make sure you have at least 2 paragraphs.4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutesZOOM MEETING AT 11:00 AM! Bring paper and pencil.Join by phone+1 5854918264 (PIN: 177471299)

October 1923/2020Dear Parents,Here is the homework for Monday through Friday. For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments. If your child spends 30 minutes on an IXL exercise and still hasn't achieved an 85%, they can stop working on that one. We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am. The code will be with Friday's homework requirements. Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. Pick one of the following for them to do each day: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity.Homework for:Monday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, d.102. Myon Levi Strauss and Blue Jeans, test on AR3. 10 sentence electronic journal entry about the weekend, draw a picture on the screen using the seesaw drawing tools below your journal entry of something from your story4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes.5. Exercise6. alphabetize your spelling words on seesaw, number your words7. IXL Science m.3Tuesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, d.112. Myon Surviving the Journey...Oregon Trail, test on AR3. Electronic 10 sentence long summary about Surviving the Journey...Oregon Trail. Start with your name, then the title and then tell what the book was about in 10 sentences or more.4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Exercise6. Study for your spelling test by writing your words three times each, test is tomorrowWednesday, 1. IXL, 4th, Social Studies, G.12. MyonJuliane's Story, Test on AR3. Write one 510 sentence long paragraph on Seesaw about what the book you're currently reading is about. Make sure you mention the main characters, the setting and the plot.4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Do one nice thing for a person6. ExerciseThursday, 1. Accelerated Math, Do the exercise2. Work in Freckle math for 30 minutes.3. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes4. Exercise5. Myon, Truth about Dogs, test on AR6. On Seesaw, write one 5 sentence long paragraph about what you did for exercise today.Friday, 1. IXL, 4th, Math L.22. Myon, Lion and the Mouse, By Nancy Loewen, then AR test3. Write a one page story about anything. Make sure you have at least 2 paragraphs.4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Write one paragrah describing what is happening in the book you are reading about.ZOOM MEETING AT 11:00 AM! Bring paper and pencil.Join by phone+1 5854918264 (PIN: 177471299)

October 1216/2020Dear Parents,Here is the homework for Monday through Friday. For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments. If your child has spent 30 minutes or more on an IXL topic and still haven't achieved an 85%, they can move on to some other part of their homework. We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am. The code will be with Friday's homework requirements. Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. Pick one of the following for them to do each day: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity.Homework for:Monday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, f.82. MyonWhiteTailed Deer, test on AR3. 10 sentence electronic journal entry about the weekend, send a picture and record yourself reading this journal entry out loud on seesaw4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes.5. Exercise (see note above)6. alphabetize your spelling words on paper7. IXL LA H.5Tuesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, d.202. MyonRead A Day Inside the Human Body, test on AR3. 10 sentence long, hand written journal entry about today, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Exercise6. Study for your spelling test by writing your words three times each, test is tomorrow7. IXL LA. o.1Wednesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, d.382. MyonA tour of your respiratory system, Test on AR3. Write one paragraph on Seesaw about what the book A Tour of your Respiratory System is about. Tell three things you learned about red blood cells. Send to me.4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Do one nice thing for a parent6. Exercise7. IXL LA q.4Thursday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, d.392. Work in Freckle math for 30 minutes.3. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes4. Exercise5. MyonA Tour of your Muscular/Skeletal system, test on AR6. IXL LA s.1Friday, 1. IXL, 4th, Math m.82. MyonAmazing Animal Communicators, then AR test3. Write a one page story about anything. Make sure you have at least 2 paragraphs.4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Draw a big picture of one of the animals in Amazing Animal Communicators, tell what it is communicating, tell how the animal is related to you in two ways, and mention two ways you are different than this animal. send to meZOOM MEETING AT 11:00 AM! Bring paper and pencil.Join by phone+1 5854918264 (PIN: 177471299)

10/509/2020Dear Parents,Here is the homework for Monday through Friday. For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments. We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am. The code will be with Friday's requirements. Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. Pick one of the following for them to do each day for 20 minutes: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity.Homework for:Monday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, c.42. MyonRead Plants (The Science Behind), test on AR3. 10 sentence electronic journal entry about the weekend, send a picture and record yourself reading this journal entry out loud on seesaw4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes.5. Exercise (see note above)6. Write your spelling words one time on paperTuesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, b.82. MyonRead A Plant that Eats Spiders, test on AR3. 10 sentence long, hand written journal entry, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw and send it to me4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Exercise6. Study for spelling test, which is tomorrowWednesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, a.112. MyonPowerful Polar Bears, Test on AR3. Write a one page long story about a polar bear4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Draw and color a big (8.5 x 11") picture of a polar bear, you can leave bear hide white, but color around the bear so it looks colored. (Polar bears are not all white)6. ExerciseThursday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, d.152. Accelerated Math, do your math exercise.3. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes4. Exercise5. MyonFire and SnowJ. Gunderson, test on ARFriday, 1. IXL, 4th, Math m.12. MyonJamestown, AR test3. Write a one page story about anything. Make sure you have 2 paragraphs.4. Read book of your choice for 30 minutes5. Collect 3 rocks from outside. Describe each one in three or more ways. Write three ways the rocks are the same and three ways they are different.ZOOM MEETING AT 11:00 AM! Bring paper and pencil.Join by phone+1 5854918264 (PIN: 177471299)

Sept., 28Oct., 2Dear Parents,Here is the homework for Monday through Friday. For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments. We will have a virtual meeting this Friday at 11:00am. I'll send an email later this week with the code. Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. Pick one of the following for them to do each day for 20 minutes: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity.Homework for:Monday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, b.10,b.112. IXL, 4th LA i.13. 10 sentence long journal entry about the weekend, send a picture and record yourself reading this journal entry out loud on seesaw4. Read for 30 minutes.5. Exercise (see note above)6. Write your spelling words one time on paperTuesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, b.32. Draw a picture of the main character in a book you are reading3. 10 sentence long, hand written journal entry, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw and send it to me4. Read for 30 minutes5. Exercise6. Study for spelling test, which is tomorrow7. Read Bats, Nocturnal Flyers by Rebecca Rissman on Myon, take the test after readingWednesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, c.22. IXL, 4th, LA, m.23. 10 sentence long electronic Journal entry on Seesaw4. Read for 30 minutes5. Draw and color a big (8.5 x 11") picture of a moose6. ExerciseThursday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, c.32. Write a sentence on paper for the first 8 spelling words, send picture on Seesaw. (Keep track of this paper for tomorrow!)3. Read for 30 minutes4. Exercise5. Observe an animal that's not a human, name the animal, write down on paper 6 observations about the animal. Tell three ways the animal is the same as you and 3 ways the animal is different than you. Send picture of completed paperFriday, We will meet on Google at 11:00 am. Kids need paper and pencil.Join by phone+1 5854918264 (PIN: 177471299)1. IXL, 4th, Math c.52. Write 5 clues about something in your house on Seesaw, don't tell what it is. Title it "MysteryThing"3. Write a sentence for the last 7 spelling words. send picture4. Read for 30 minutes5. IXL LA 4th g.2Use a ruler (one foot) for this activity. Make a Data Table like the one shown below. Go through your house and guess how big the items mentioned below are and then actually measure them. Estimate to the nearest whole foot. Add two more items that you can measure. Write down how far off your estimate was. Write down three things you learned by doing this activity. Send picture on Seesaw of completed Data Table.Item. Guess how many rulers long. Actual size. Difference in GuessBed LengthBed WidthDoor HeightDoor WidthStove Height??Three things I learned were: 1.

September 21, 2020Dear Parents,Here is the homework for Monday through Friday. For the rest of the year kids need to get an 85% or higher on IXL assignments. We will not have a virtual meeting this Friday. Kids should get at least 20 minutes of exercise a day. Pick one of the following for them to do each day for 20 minutes: ride a bike, jump on a trampoline, walk, go swimming at the pool, or have them do what you think is a reasonable activity. This same information will be on my Wrangell Public Schools website. I found out that as soon as the kids leave the school area, they will automatically be logged out of seesaw and programs we're using. At home once they are logged into seesaw, renn place, Freckle Math etc. you might try book marking that into favorites on the ipad and call it seesaw home or whatever. Maybe each time at home the favorite button will work, I haven't tried this but it's worth a try. ThanksHomework for:Monday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, a.102. IXL, 4th science, j.23. 10 sentence long journal entry about the weekend, send a picture and record yourself reading this journal entry out loud on seesaw4. Read for 30 minutes.5. Exercise (see note above)6. Write your spelling words one timeTuesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, A.212. IXL, 4th Language Arts (LA), E.13. 10 sentence long, hand written journal entry, take a picture and send a recording of you reading it on seesaw and send it to me4. Read for 30 minutes5. Exercise6. Study for spelling testWednesday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, B.6,2. IXL, 4th, LA, U .1,3. 10 sentence long electronic Journal entry on Seesaw4. Read for 30 minutes5. Draw and color a big (8.5 x 11") picture of a house6. ExerciseThursday, 1. IXL, 4th Math, K.92. Write a sentence on paper for the first 8 spelling words, send picture on Seesaw. (Keep track of this paper for tomorrow!)3. Read for 30 minutes4. Exercise5. IXL, 4th LA, D.1Friday, 1. IXL, 4th, Social Studies, a.12. Write a nice note to one or both of your parents, deliver it to them3. Write a sentence for the last 7 spelling words. send picture4. Read for 30 minutes5. Get a one cup measuring cup (use a coffee cup if you don't have one) find four containers in your house. Make a list on a piece of paper of the name of each container. Guess how many cups of water (capacity) each container will hold. After guessing, go back and fill each container one cup at a time, keep track of how many cups it actually takes to fill each container. Write the exact number of cups on the same line as estimate. Write down how far your estimate was off from the actual number of cups of water the container holds. (see example below)Container Guess of capacity Actual capacity Difference of estimatevase 6 cups 11 cups 5 cupssmall potsquare baking pansister's bootWrite down three things you learned by doing this capacity activity, send pictures of the completed paper, the containers you chose, the area all cleaned up when done, and if you want, a video of you filling up one container
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Mr. Brian Merritt
Dear Parents,
My name is Brian Merritt, and I will be your childʼs fourth grade teacher.
Most people in Wrangell know me, as I have lived here for 53 years.
This will be my 33rd year of teaching at Evergreen Elementary School.
Iʼm excited about having the privilege of working with you and your child throughout the year!
Please feel free to contact me at school or on my cell phone: 3050167. Texts to my cell phone are usually the quickest way to get ahold of me.
Brian