Note: Spelling is a nightly homework assignment in 4th grade.
We will take a break from Treasures during Holy Week and focus on Easter - no spelling test the week of March 26th.
Unit 5 week 2, April 1week words: Open Syllables
river, level, never talent, radar, limit, diver, finish, famous, spoken, cabin, wiper, habit, bison, cider, stolen, promise, razor, pity, easel, sequence, vivid
Grammar: week of April 1
Using a and an correctly
Comprehension: (week of April 1)
Skill: Problem and Solution
Genre: Folk Tale/Expository
Scholastic Book Club Code: QCTMR when ordering on-line.
AR - Each quarter students must meet their AR goal to attain the full 100 points required for their reading grade.
Front Row Class Code: 68p5tp
The most important thing you can do to help your child in math this year is to focus on mastering all multiplication facts (0-12) as quickly as possible. We will be learning 2-digit multiplication and long division before the end of the first semester. Students should be able to complete 100 facts in 5 minutes. A deck of multiplication and division flash cards for home use is highly suggested for practice.
Note: Home Links are a nightly homework assignment in 4th grade.
Unit 9 Math Concepts: converting and comparing fractions, decimals and percent.
Multiply and divide decimals by whole numbers.
We are finished studying the 5 regions of the U.S and have tested on all 50 states/capitals. The students are in the process of completing their STATE PROJECT. Next week, students will present their state to the class and projects will be collected for grading and then put on display in the library or 3rd floor hallway for others to see.
In March, Kari Gruber will be working with the 4th grade class as a representative of the Junior Achievement program.
On April 20th, our class will be hosting a SCIENCE FAIR. Each student will choose an experiment, study it and then create a demo and presentation board. Student will present their experiment to the class for grading and then the experiments will be placed on display for visitors to come and see.
We started a new science unit on the subject of waves and will be experimenting by creating string phones with various materials for comparison.
Health: We will discuss peer relationships and relational aggression using the Ophelia Project model.
REMEMBER to assist your child in selecting a healthy snack for morning break. Fruit, yogurt or other foods (sent home on a list earlier this school year) are encouraged!
We have a new series called Christ Our Life. We will begin unit 5 which will focus on the Beatitudes. We will have a quiz on the Beatitudes during Holy Week.
Students should be working to memorize the Ten Commandments and the Apostles Creed at home.
Class Mass Schedule: (Dress up)
April 13th - the children have been given their mass parts to practice.
With winter upon us... all students will need warm coats, snow pants, hat/gloves and boots at school for recess. When there is snow on the ground, boots must be worn home.
March 23 - no school/end of quarter
March 29 - Holy Thursday Living Stations, Passover celebration and meal
March 30 - no school
Grandparents Day - April 27th
We will have our end of year field trip day in Duluth on May 23rd. Students in the 4th and 5th grade will be enjoying the "Fish and Ships" tour that Duluth has to offer including a trip on the Vista Fleet (Lake Superior) and a tour of the Aquarium. Look for more information in the coming months.
Gym: Tuesday/Thursday from 1:20-2:00
Library: Monday from 10:30-11:00
Computer lab: Wednesday from 1:20-2:00
Friday from 10:50 -11:30
Music: Tuesday/Thursday from 10:50-11:30
Mass: Friday 8:30 a.m. (dress appropriate for church)