Lance Butler

Lance Butler
4th Grade

Congratulations to the 2024 Sportsmanship Award Winning Class!

Our Recorder Concert!

School is out for the summer!  See you in August!

Reading: None

Vocabulary Words:  None

Grammar:  None

Idaho History:  None

Science:  None

Math: None

Spelling: None


Class Codes

Prodigy Code:  2EEB569

Go Epic Code:  jrt7249

Imagine Math:  1601710

SplashLearn: SEJNQJ Password: today6

Math Videos

Upcoming Events

August 15: Back-To-School Night, 4:00-6:00

August 20: First Day of School

August 30: No School

September 2: No School

October 18: No School

October 18: End of First Quarter

November 1: No School

November 25-November 29: No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 23-January 3: No School, Winter Break

January 10: End of 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester AR Period

January 20: No School

February 14: No School

February 17: No School

March 14: End of 3rd Quarter

March 24-28: No School, Spring Break

April 18: No School

May 23: Last Day of School

My name is Lance Butler (Parents, please, please, please call me “Lance”.  The kids can call me “Mr. Butler”, "Mr. B.", "The Ugly One", or any other number of things), and I am the lucky teacher who gets to have your child in my class this year!  I am very excited to get this year started and to have the chance to get to know you and your child.  Here's a little bit about what you can expect this year:

  1. I want you to know that I take my job very seriously (mostly because I love love love what I do).  I am available all day and evening to answer questions, etc.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need to. I answer emails or Remind messages any time I'm awake :).

  2. I challenge students to do things that are harder than they think they can do.  I will do whatever I need to do to help your student get through the things he or she needs to do.

  3. Expect the unexpected.

  4. I update my personal staff page every week with what we are doing, any upcoming dates, etc.  I usually update the page Monday morning.  Please check that for information about the week.  You can find that at 

  5. Homework.  If you child says he or she only has 30 minutes of reading for homework, they are probably telling the truth.  I do this on purpose.  I want the kids to go home and climb trees, chase snakes, etc.  Any help you can do at home with working on spelling words or math facts is greatly appreciated!

  6. Homework part 2.  We will be doing a lot of wood projects this year with hammers, hand saws, etc., to do some hands on math work.  Please invite your child to do things at home with you that involve math, whether it be cooking, building, or whatever.  I will try to send home suggestions regularly for things you can do to reinforce what we are doing in the classroom.

  7. Homework part 3.  Anytime I come across any safe broken electrical equipment to take apart, we will do that.  If your child says, "Mom, I need to bring a Phillips head screwdriver to school", they are probably telling the truth.  Also, I tell the kids that any reverse engineering they do at home MUST be done with parental permission and that, if I hear they have been dismantling things without permission, that I don't know them.

  8. Every day, I will spend time reading novels to the kids.  We will read from a variety of authors with a variety of topics.  If a book has been turned into a movie, we try to watch the movie as a compare/contrast activity.  I will post the books we read on my page for you to examine (we will start with Holes by Louis Sachar).  I let them count these books as part of their AR goal.

As the year goes on, we will have activities and projects that come up from time to time.  I will do my best to let you know about these.  If you ever have any questions, comments, or concerns, my door is always open.  You can contact me via e-mail ( or on my work phone (208-423-4170, ext. 3024).  I look forward to getting to work with you and your child! 

To join The Remind notification system (the school uses this for all sorts of notifications.  I promise I won’t abuse it), text “@78b2fc” to 81010 OR go to

Here is our Recorder Concert!

Reading Resources:  

Audible Stories  Lots of books available for free during the school shut downs.

Unite For Literacy Lots of smaller non-fiction books available.

Epic! Audio books as well as books to read.

Other Resources:

Art For Kids Hub  Literally hundreds of videos on how to draw different things.

The Bob Ross YouTube Channel  I still don't know how he does the things he does.

Physical Education Resources  Gotta keep active!

Virtual Field Trips:

Idaho Capitol Building:  Videos and Video Scavenger Hunt

Old Idaho Penitentiary:  Quick TourThe "Doin' Time" Video, and The Old Idaho Penitentiary YouTube Channel with lots of videos.

Over 30 Different Field Trips!  Click Here  This will take you to a Google docs page.  To access the field trips, you will probably need to hold down the ctrl key when you click on the link.

Funny Video

Favorite From The Phantom of the Opera

Mountain Men Video 1

Mountain Men Video 2

Mountain Men Video 3

Writing Tall Tales

Teacher Stuff

Setting Up Assignments in Power School

Entering Grades in Power School for Standards Based Report Cards

Using Reports to Find Missing Assignments

Using Word for Dictation

Using Word for Text to Speech and Speech to Text

ISAT Interim Block Information

Downloading Videos for HMH Math Parent Help

Saving Your Sheets in