(0.75) Class Intro and Rules

(0.25) Internet Safety Pledge

Teacher Resources

(2) Star Math and Reading Sept
Because each correct or incorrect response the student chooses instantly adjusts the difficulty of the next question, only a small number of questions are required to verify the student's true achievement level.

(2) Imagine Learning Language, Literacy and Math
Imagine Learning is the developer of award-winning digital language, literacy, and math programs used by K–12 students across the nation and worldwide.

Enrichment Classes

(1) Readworks.org

Improve your students' reading comprehension with ReadWorks. Access thousands of high-quality, free K-12 articles, and create online assignments.
First Time logging in? CLICK HERE

Classroom Codes

Room 36 22UVEG Room 40 XH42GZ Room 42  M4M5DP Room 43  AEGKNK Room 44  ZQSPBR

(2) Khan Academy Math and Grammar

Practice math at your own pace with this adaptive assessment tool. You can start at 1 + 1 and work your way into calculus or jump right into whatever topic needs some brushing up.

Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material. If you need a hint, each problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video.

Classroom Codes

 Room 36 YEXATA96
Room 40 WWB6J25J
Room 42 3QHSWPV9
Room 43 WPJUB6HD
Room 44 6YHMTC

(0.5) Brainpop

BrainPOP® creates animated, curricular content that engages students, supports educators, and bolsters achievement.

(0.5) Prodigy

Join over 20 million students, teachers, and parents using our free math game for Grades 1 - 8.

Classroom Codes

 Room 36 67D2E2
Room 40 B92DD2
Room 42 AB98FE
Room 43 71EF14
Room 44 FC78DA

(0.5) Typing Club


Your goal for grade 4 is 20 words per minute (WPM). By the end of Grade 8 you will need to type 40 WPM.
Logging in for the first time this year? CLICK HERE Classroom Code: RDRGVT6

(0.5) Xtra Math


XtraMath is a free web program that teaches addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts which are critical to success in mathematics.

(0.5) Storyworks

Storyworks is the skill-building ELA magazine that inspires and empowers students in grades 4 to 6 with fascinating and authentic stories.

(1) Code.org

Code. org is a non-profit organization that aims to encourage students to learn computer science. This program is an accelerated Blockly style program to learn concepts such as code sequencing, conditions, looping and repeat functions.
 Room 36 PYGTJD Room 40 CXMJVC Room 41
Room 42 TZSKDL Room 43 NTVDQY Room 44 MLVZWG
Click on your code above and then click on the Google symbol to log in and be automatically added to your classroom.

(2) Google Drive Review

  Google Drive Intro
  1. Log into Google Drive
  2. Move Shared Folder onto My Drive.
  3. Click "Create"
  4. Click "document"
  5. Click on "Untitled Document"
  6. Type title.
  7. Title within document.
  8. Press "Enter"
  9. First and last name
  10. Press "Enter" twice.
  11. Drag and drop work into teachers folder.
Crazy Letters
  1.  Create a document and call it "Crazy Letters".
  2. Title, title and share into teachers folders.
  3. Learn the following skills: font height, font style, font color, center align, bold, italicize  underline, undo and redo.
Images - Download Upload 
  1. Find an image.
  2. Save image to desktop.
  3. Click "Insert" (in doc).
  4. Click "Image".
  5. Select your image.
  6. Click "Insert".
  7. Resize and move image.
Images - URL Technique 
  1. Find an image.
  2. Right click on the image.
  3. Copy image URL.
  4. Click "Insert" (in doc).
  5. Click "Image".
  6. Click "by URL".
  7. Apple + V or CTRL + V
  8. Resize and move image.
Images Drag and Drop 
  1. Find an image,
  2. Grab image.
  3. Move cursor over the tab of the document.
  4. Tabs will change.
  5. Bring image down and drop.
 Voice to Text
  1. Open Google Document.
  2. Click on "Tools".
  3. Click on "Voice Typing"
  4. Click on the microphone.
  5. Start talking.
  6. To finish a sentence say "period".

(0.75) Typing Club Test


Your goal for grade 4 is 20 words per minute (WPM). By the end of Grade 8 you will need to type 40 WPM.

(0.25) Erika's Cyber Security Crossword

6 Internet Safety Games To Help Kids Become Cyber Smart crossword

This crossword gives players a group of words and clues. The aim is to click the clue and then click the word. If it’s correct, the relevant crossword section will populate and turn green.

(1) Hour of Code


It's a 45 minute introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.

(1) Creative Credit, Upstander and Multitasking

 Students remix media content to create a new creative piece. Along the way, they give proper credit to the artists whose images and sound clips they use. Students will:
  • Learn about copyright, credit, and plagiarism and apply their knowledge to their own creative work.
  • Reflect on the ethical importance of giving credit to others for their work.
  • Determine how to receive credit for their digital creations.
 Students respond to cyberbullying scenarios and are prompted to make choices to evolve into an upstander. Students will:
  • Compare different forms of cyberbullying and the roles of those involved.
  • Interpret scenarios that illustrate the importance of empathizing with targets of cyberbullying.
  • Identify ways to be an upstander when cyberbullying occurs.
 Students reflect on what it's like to multitask on a cellphone and consider the benefits of focusing on one task at a time. Students will:
  • Learn that cellphones are powerful, convenient tools for communication.
  • Experience a simulation on cellphone multitasking and distraction.
  • Reflect on the benefits of focusing on one task at a time.

"Ready to play Digital Passport."commonsense.org. Common Sense, 16 May 2019. <https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-passport>. 

(1) Duolingo and Language Learning

 Image result for duolingo

With the free mobile app or by using the web and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science.

 Room 36 Room 40 Room 41 
Room 42 Room 43 Room 44 

Click on your code above and then click on the Google symbol to log in and be automatically added to your classroom.

(3) MLA "Citation Wizard" Review and Practice

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. During these classes students will be creating perfect MLA references of PRES library books and websites they use for research.

  Citation Wizard Books
                   Citation Wizard Websites      
 Websites List 1  
Thorny Devil
Brazilian Highlands
 Websites List 2 
Crushed Wood
Fossil Fuels...Yuk!
Cool Bike Path
Hello, Yellowstone!

List 2 Instructional Video 

(0.5) Star Tracker Spreadsheet

In this project we are going to track your star test results. After each test, you will enter your current score into a spreadsheet template that I will provide to you. Each score will magically graph your amazing work!

(0.5) Word Art Spreadsheet

WordArt.com is an online word cloud art creator that enables you to create amazing and unique word cloud art with ease.

Create a wordart.com project | Pick a list from below | Create the list in the wordart.com spreadsheet and apply numbers to each | Make it pretty | Print | Take home
 List 1 - Hardware
  • Monitor
  • Printer
  • Projector
  • Screen
  • Tablet
  • Laptop
  • Chromebook
  • Computer
 List 2 - Software
  • Code
  • Website
  • Wikipedia
  • Khan Academy
  • Google Drive
  • Instructions
  • Sequence
  • mrpearse.com
 List 3 - Internet Safety
  • Hacker
  • Personal Information
  • Identity Theft
  • Password
  • Username
  • Malware
  • Netiquette
  • Trusted Adult

(1) Fotor and Image Editing


 Phase 1 - Setup
  1. Log into Google Drive
  2. Create a new document and title "Image Editing".
  3. Share into teachers folder.
  4. In a new tab bring up Fotor.
  5. In another new tab bring up an animal in Wikipedia.
Phase 2 - Organize Image
  1. Using the HD version of the Wikipedia image, save it to the desktop.
  2. Upload into Fotor.
Phase 3 - Play
  1. Crop the image.
  2. Rotate the image.
  3. Resize the image.
  4. Insert text layer onto animal.
    1. Animals name.
    2. Your name.
 Phase 4 - Publish
  1. Save image back to the desktop and upload/insert into Google Drive document.

(1) MCAS Computer-Based Testing


Do activity around


Student tutorial


Week before February vacation

The Department strongly recommends that schools have all their students view the student tutorial, even those who have previously participated in computer-based testing, and especially students who have not previously participated in computer-based testing.


During the tutorial, students will click through different screens and review brief descriptions on how to navigate through the student testing platform. The tutorial shows students how to use different onscreen tools and accessibility features, as well as how to enter seal codes at the beginning of a session, and how to review responses before submitting a test.


The tutorial contains no audio component, so educators may want to view the tutorial to become familiar with the tools and features before viewing it with students. The tutorial should take approximately 20–30 minutes to complete. 

2020 ELA  Paper-Based Practice Test 2020 Math
 2018 Grade 4 MCAS Math Practice 1 (21 questions) 2018  Grade 4 MCAS Math Practice 2 (5 questions) 

(1) Nimbus Screenshot
In this activity, you will create a Google Document tutorial teaching another student how to create a document, title it and share it with their teacher. As part of these instructions, you will take various screenshots of the buttons, icons and options your student will have to click on to successfully complete the task. Every time you see the symbol (SS) I expect that you will have used a screenshot to capture a visual of each step.
Step 1
  1. Open Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click here to add Nimbus Screenshot Extension to your browser. 
Step 2
  1.  Log into Google drive (SS).
  2. Create a new document (SS).
  3. Title it "Nimbus Screenshot Tutorial"(SS).
  4. Title and name at the top of the document (SS).
  5. Share it with your teacher (SS).
Step 3
  1. In the document you just created use a numbered list to instruct your student on how to successfully complete the task.

(1) Coggle and Brainstorming
Thinking, rethought. Coggle is designed to help you make sense of complex things - it's a shared workspace to help your team work more effectively together. In this class we will brain storm one simple concept. Log in with your Google Drive username and password.

(1) Parts of a Computer
Crossword Puzzle
Watch the video above about the different parts of a computer (hardware). Then test your learning by completing the crossword puzzle.

(2) Star Math and Reading Jan


Because each correct or incorrect response the student chooses instantly adjusts the difficulty of the next question, only a small number of questions are required to verify the student's true achievement level.

(7) Mexico and Canada Webquest

Dighton Rehoboth Regional School District , Massachusetts


In this webquest you will be discovering interesting and important facts about Mexico and Canada.

Mexico is located South of the United States. With a population of 111 million population it is the 11th most populated nation in the world (United States being 3rd with 307 million people). Mexico is a net exporter of manufactured goods.

Canada is located to the north of us. It is larger then the United States in land area (by about 100,000 square miles). In fact, Canada is the second largest nation in the world, second to Russia.


Your job is to complete the following:

Step 1 Form into groups of three (Mr. Pearse will help you with that).

Step 2 Choose the nation you wish to research.

Step 3 Create a Google Presentation on your nation. Share that presentation with your partners.

Step 4 Create a title slide.

Step 5 Create headings for each slide based on the topics listed below in black (at least 10 headings).

Step 6 Create a slide titled "Bibliography". This is where you will list the websites you have used.

Step 7 Insert at Least four facts per slide.

Step 8 Insert at least two primary artifact images per slide.

Step 9 List at least three sources of facts in your bibliography.

Step 10 Orally present to the class what you have learned about your nation.


Google Presentation FORMAT

1. A minimim of twelve slides.

2. At least four facts per slide

3. At least two picture per slide.

4. Include a bibliography of where you got your information from.



On a map of North America, locate Mexico and its major cities.


Describe the climate, major physical characteristics, and major natural resources of Mexico and explain their relationship to the Mexican economy.

Identify the language, major religion, and peoples of Mexico.


Identify when Mexico became an independent nation and describe how independence was achieved.


On a map of North America, locate Canada, its provinces, and major cities.


Describe the climate, major physical characteristics, and major natural resources of Canada and explain their relationship to settlement, trade, and the Canadian economy.


Describe the major ethnic and religious groups of modern Canada.


Identify when Canada became an independent nation and explain how independence was achieved.


Identify the location of at least two Native American tribes in Canada (e.g., Kwakiutl and Micmac) and the Inuit nation and describe their major social features.


Identify the major language groups in Canada, their geographic location, and the relations among them.



Click here to view the rubric!

Read the rubrics to understand the expectations your teacher has for you. It is very important that you do your best and complete all of the tasks.


How has your research project compared to other members of your class? Do you feel you have learned or developed new skills from this webquest?

(2) Digital Portfolios

Digital portfolios are a great way to publish your digital media in a safe and artistic way. In this project you will create a private Google Website and in this site you will insert all of your best work from the school year. This will include documents, spreadsheets and presentations. We will also be using digital cameras to taking pictures (items only, not of ourselves) as well as using scanners to scan items that maybe hand written. Don't forget. The color, theme and structure of your site is of your choosing so get creative and think of what style will present best!

 How Do I Create a Digital Portfolio?
  1. Log into Google Drive
  2. Click on "Sites"
  3. Click on "Create"
  4. Title your site with your name like this 
    1. Digital Portfolio of Joe Bloggs
    2. Digital Portfolio of Jill Smith
  5. Choose your theme.
  6. Press "Create"
 How do I insert documents, presentations and images?
  1. Click on the pencil to edit page.
  2. Click on the sport where you want to insert the item.
  3. Click on insert at top of screen.
  4. Click on "Drive" or "Image".
  5. Next you will see document, spreadsheet or presentation.
  6. Select.
  7. You will now see your Google Grive inbox.
  8. Select your item. Click on insert. Save your page.

(2) MCAS Math Clicker Review

Students will review Grade 4 Math MCAS Practice questions using an Interwrite Personal Response System (PRS). Each student will enter their answers into a computer using an infrared remote control. The computer then displays the results (including the correct answer) in a bar chart on the big screen.

(2) Star Math and Reading May


Because each correct or incorrect response the student chooses instantly adjusts the difficulty of the next question, only a small number of questions are required to verify the student's true achievement level.

(1) Typing Club Test


Your goal for grade 4 is 20 words per minute (WPM). By the end of Grade 8 you will need to type 40 WPM. Grade 8 you will need to type 40 WPM.

(1) Geo Chart
All of the places Mr. Pearse has travelled to. The small red dots indicate a short visit. Yellow medium dots indicate a stay of maybe a few months. Larger green dots indicate that I lived there. I created this map using a Google Spreadsheets and using the new Geo Chart feature. You will create your own Geo Chart of your travels within the US. You will then publish this to your digital portfolio. 

 Are You A Tech Genius?
Because of Winn Dixie


Animal Template
Animal Project Example

40 classes (with 6 classes of Star Tests)