Shelly Furlong – Fourth Grade



Fourth grade is an exciting year! The students are always anxious to begin traveling and become more independent.  Please feel free to contact me if you are unable to find the information you need on this site.

Please check your child’s backpack for notes and daily homework assignments. Homework will be based on work not completed during the normal school day. It will vary daily, and some students may have more than others. They will typically have a spelling activity to do 3 times a week that should only take about 10 minutes to complete.

Assignment notebooks will be important for students to stay organized and to complete work on time. They are often used as a form of communication between teachers and parents. Teachers check them daily and we ask that you do as well. Students have a ‘Take Home’ folder with pockets labeled ‘Things to Keep’ and ‘Things to Return’. We have found that this also helps with organization.

You can help your child develop strong reading comprehension skills by reading to your child, and having your child read to you. Remind your child to take it slowly and read so that the words make sense. Finally, ask questions about what was read. Talk about the story together. Try to read with your child as often as possible. It is an excellent way to build and improve reading skills and demonstrate the importance you put on reading.

The students are given a folder labeled ‘Read Across America’. This will serve as an at home reading log for the year. Students are to record the number of minutes read at home each day and return the folder to school on Mondays. They will make ‘stops’ and receive prizes as they make their way across America!


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The Book Club flyers are sent home each month and are full of just-right, affordable books for every age and reading level. When you place your order online, you’ll help earn FREE Books for our class and you also get a $5 FREE Book Pick Coupon to use on your next online order!

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I have taught at JFK for 32 years. I have previously taught second grade and fifth through eighth grade Social Studies. I currently teach fourth grade. I am married and have four children and 3 grandchildren. My children all graduated from JFK and Assumption High School and my granddaughter is currently in preschool at JFK. I stay busy going to many sporting events and I love to read, garden, do puzzles and most of all spend time with my grandchildren.