Course Syllabus



Mrs. Niswander

Maryland Elementary School





Text series - My Math: (Additional support is given through the use of Mathematics Context for Learning (Fosnot) and Number Talks (Parish)

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten
    • Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
    • Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems
  • Number and Operations – Fractions
    • Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering
  • Measurements and Data
    • Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit
  • Geometry
    • Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles


Social Studies:

  • Theme: Ohio in the United States

The fourth-grade year focuses on the early development of Ohio and the United States.  Students learn about the history, geography, government and economy of their state and nation.  Foundations of the United States history are laid as students study prehistoric Ohio cultures, early American life, the U.S. Constitution, and the development and growth of Ohio and the United States.  Students begin to understand how ideas and events from the past have shaped Ohio and the United States today. 


Parent Communications:  
I can be reached at the email address listed above.  Please allow 24 hours for me to get back to you.  If you send an email over the weekend I will follow-up shortly after the weekend, or earlier if I’m available.  If at any time you would like to schedule an in person or a telephone conference call with me please let me know as we work together to organize a schedule.  

If there is something significant impacting your student's well being please consider letting me know so I may make adjustments if needed to their workload.  As it may impact their learning and others.

Parents and Canvas: 
Please sign-up for a parent account into Canvas.  A parent/observer account will enable you to view classroom notices, assignments, resource lists, and more.  It's important that you have your own account and not use your student's login.  Privacy of student information and interactions are covered by Federal Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA). Your account permits you to see your student's work.  Your parent Canvas account will work across all buildings and classrooms that your children are in at Bexley Schools.

How to Sign-Up: Please use a desktop or laptop computer to sign-up initially, not a mobile device.  Go to the Canvas page ( click on Parent of a Canvas user.  Enter in the information asked for and then have your child enter in their Canvas/Network username and passcode.  Passcodes are unique to each student, this is why you’ll need your child with you when you initially setup your Canvas account or when adding another student.  An email will be set which you'll click in the finish the registration process.  Once you’re registered in the system you can add additional children under your Account, Settings, Observing.  Canvas provides you with one place to view and access course and classroom information across the multiple schools and classrooms.  Here is a website that describes the features available to the observer role.

Classroom Rules:
The school-wide rules covered in the student handbook will also be used in this class. 

  • Respect oneself and others




 **This syllabus is subject to change at any time. 
If this occurs, you will be informed of the change immediately.

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