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Ms. Courtney Garrity, Fourth Grade

Hello and welcome back! My name is Ms. Garrity and I am looking forward to beginning another school year here at St. John Fisher. This is my fifth year here at SJF, and I'm excited to be working with your child in fourth grade this year. Here are a few facts about me. I have worked at a school that specializes in Special Education. I received my teaching degree in Elementary Education from St. Xavier University. I love playing volleyball and watching Chicago sports teams, especially the Blackhawks. I have always had a passion for working with children from working at summer camps to teaching here at SJF. Even though I have just begun my career in the field of education, I continue to love teaching children and helping students to achieve their full potential. I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer! I'm looking forward to meeting you all on August 21, 2018! We are going to have a fantastic school year!

Week of May 31st - June 4th

Posted on Jun 01, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather and day off!!* 

*Thank you to everyone for all of your support with our SJF Breast Cancer Walk on Friday of last week.*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we began each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. Last week, we also began focusing on Chapter 11 in our Religion textbook. We read, discussed and worked on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 11 of our book. We also worked on and went over the pages in Ch. 11 of our book, our in class and homework worksheets as well as our activities for Chapter 11. We worked on, discussed and reviewed our pages in and work related to Ch. 11 last week.  

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will also continue to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 11. We will be continuing to learn all about Chapter 11! In Religion Class this week, we will continue reading, discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 11 of our book. This week, we will continue and finish up focusing on and reviewing Chapter 11 by working on our Chapter Review Pages as well as our Study Guide Sheet to prepare for our test this week. *We will have a Religion Test this week that will focus on Chapter 11 of our textbook on this upcoming Thursday, June 3rd.* Students should study the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Sheet as well as their Chapter 11 Review Pages in their Religion Book in preparation for our Chapter 11 Religion Test on Thursday of this week.      

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., as well as finished up our focus on our fifth and final region of the U.S.: the Southwest Region. We finished up working with and learning all about the Southwest Region last week. We practiced, worked with, studied and reviewed our Southwest Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the Southwest Region.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the Southwest Region. We identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States and Capitals of the Southwest Region to prepare for our Southwest Region States & Capitals Test last week. We also practiced and reviewed with Practice Review Sheets in preparation for our Southwest Region Test.  *Last week, students also began working on a Mini Region Project. Students chose one of the regions of the United States to focus on for their Mini Region Project. Also, last week, students started  researching some interesting facts about their chosen region as well as worked on filling out an informational sheet about their region in class last week as well.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with the five different regions on a map of the U.S. *We will also continue focusing on and learning all about our U.S. Regions this week as well, by continuing to work on our Mini Region Project. We will continue working with our Mini Region Project this week, as well as researching, recording and discussing the facts, characteristics, key concepts and information about each of the different regions of the U.S. Last week, students chose one of the regions of the United States to focus on for their Mini Region Project. Students will continue to work on researching some interesting facts about their assigned region as well as continue to work on filling out an informational sheet about their region in class this week as well. Students will be continuing to work on their research and rough draft information in their notebooks as well as work on their final copies of the Region Project this week. *The Final Copy of our Mini Region Project will be due by the end of our class period on this upcoming Thursday, June 3rd.*

*This week, students will also be presenting their Mini Region Projects to the class. Students will also be recording their interesting facts and comments about the presentations in their notebooks as well as participating in some question and answer sessions.    

*SPELLING*In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our twenty-third group of Spelling Words: Words with Silent ConsonantsIn Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our twenty-fourth group of Spelling Words: Compound Words.  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 24 Spelling Words. *We will have our last Spelling Test on Tuesday of this week, June 1st, that will focus on all of our Spelling Words that we began studying, working with and practicing with at the beginning of this past week (please refer to last week's Spelling Word List for the list of Spelling Words to Study for the Spelling Test on Tuesday of this week, June 1st).* Please refer to the list below for our new group of Spelling Words that we will be working with and practicing with this week. As Tuesday of this week will be our last Spelling Test, students will not be tested on the Spelling Words for this week. (We will not be having a Spelling Test on the Spelling Words below.)

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study/Practice With for This Week: 

1. teammate

2. slingshot

3. landscape

4. dragonfly

5. lifeguard

6. windshield

7. seacoast

8. barefoot

9. background

10. handwriting

11. airmail

12. scrapbook

13. footstool

14. foolproof

15. overnight

16. outgrow

17. lighthouse

18. blackberry

19. doorknob

20. homestead

*Review Words:

21. themselves

22. distance

23. substance

24. misspell

*Challenge Words:

25. downstream

26. eyeglasses

27. waterproof

28. bookkeeper

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school (charged) with you the next day. Thank you!
  • Also, thank you so much to everyone who volunteered to build or launch rockets with us! A note went home with students the week before last (for those who will be volunteering) with all of the information for either Rocket Building Day or Rocket Launching Day. Thank you to all of our volunteers who came in to help us build our rockets this past Friday! We really appreciate all of your help and support. We can't wait to launch them next week! *Just a reminder that everyone is welcome to come up to the Park (Beverly Park) and watch the Rocket Launch!* *The plan is to begin the launch at 9:30 AM at Beverly Park on Monday, June 7th.* Tuesday, June 8th, will be our backup Rocket Launch Day in case of rain. We are looking forward to our Rocket Day!
  • On Tuesday of this week, June 1st, we will have our final Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Words with Silent Consonants.
  • On Thursday, June 3rd, we will be attending the 8th Grade Science Fair.
  • Also, on this upcoming Thursday, June 3rd, we will have our Rainbow Cone Day!
  • Next week, on June 8th, we will have our Fat Johnny's Special Lunch.
  • Our Last Day of School will be next week, on June 11th.

**Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of May 24th - 28th

Posted on May 24, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather!!* 

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we began each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. Last week, we also finished up focusing on Chapter 10 in our Religion textbook. We read, discussed and worked on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 10 of our book. We also worked on and went over the pages in Ch. 10 of our book, our Chapter 10 Review Pages, our in class and homework worksheets as well as our activities for Chapter 10. We worked on, discussed and reviewed our Ch. 10 Study Guide last week. We also took our Chapter 10 Religion Test last week as well. 

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will also begin to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 11. We will begin to learn all about Chapter 11! In Religion Class this week, we will begin reading, discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 11 of our book. This week, we will begin focusing on and reviewing Chapter 11 to prepare for our test next week.     

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., as well as finished up our focus on our fourth region of the U.S.: the West Region. We finished up working with and learning all about the West Region last week. We practiced, worked with, studied and reviewed our West Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the West Region.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the West Region. We identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States and Capitals of the West Region to prepare for our West Region States Quiz and States & Capitals Test last week. We also practiced and reviewed with Practice Review Sheets in preparation for our West Region Quiz & Test.  

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also begin focusing on and learning all about our fifth & final U.S. Region this week as well: The Southwest Region. We will begin working with the Southwest Region this week by going over and reviewing all of the states and capitals in this region, as well as discussing the facts, characteristics, and key concepts and information about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states & capitals on our study guide maps for this region as well. Students will be working on, practicing with and studying their Study Guide Maps (their Southwest Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, their Practice Maps, their State as well as States & Capitals Review Sheets  and any of their other Maps displaying the Southwest Region) as well as, making, practicing with and studying their Southwest Region State and Capital Flashcards. Students will be working on practicing to correctly identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Southwest Region correctly on a Map of this region. 

*Also, in Social Studies Class for this week, we will have a Test, that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States and Capitals of the Southwest Region of the United States this week, on Friday, May 28th.* Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Southwest Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, the Southwest Region States & Capitals Review Sheet Maps, and any of their other Maps displaying the Southwest Region), as well as their Southwest Region State and Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Test on Friday of this week. Students should be able to identify & locate, as well as label and spell all of the States and Capitals of/in the Southwest Region correctly on a Map for the Test this upcoming Friday (without the use of a Word Bank). *Students will not have access to a Word Bank for the test on Friday of this week.* 

  

*SPELLING*In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our twenty-second group of Spelling Words: Words with the Final Syllable (r-controlled vowel) Final Schwa & /r/ SoundIn Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our twenty-third group of Spelling Words: Words with Silent Consonants.  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 23 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Tuesday of next week, June 1st, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for Next Week's Spelling Test: 

1. half

2. comb

3. honor

4. fasten

5. kneel

6. wreath

7. calm

8. answer

9. handsome

10. wrinkle

11. listen

12. fetch

13. yolk

14. climb

15. honest

16. knuckle

17. plumber

18. limb

19. folktale

20. gnarled

*Review Words:

21. hospital

22. important

23. continue

24. history

*Challenge Words:

25. doubt

26. hasten

27. tomb

28. wrestle

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Tuesday of next week, June 1st.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school (charged) with you the next day. Thank you!
  • Also, thank you so much to everyone who volunteered to build or launch rockets with us! A note went home with students last week (for those who will be volunteering) with all of the information for either Rocket Building Day or Rocket Launching Day. Just a reminder that everyone is welcome to come up to the Park (Beverly Park) and watch the Rocket Launch! The plan is to begin the launch at 9:30 AM at Beverly Park on Monday, June 7th. Tuesday, June 8th, will be our backup Rocket Launch Day in case of rain. We are looking forward to our Rocket Day!
  • On Monday of this week, May 24th, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Words with the Final Syllable (r-controlled vowel) Final Schwa & /r/ Sound.
  • On Thursday, May 27th, we will be attending the 8th Grade Ribbon Mass at 9:30 AM.
  • On Friday, May 28th, we will have our Social Studies Test that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States and Capitals of the Southwest Region of the U.S. 
  • Also, on this upcoming Friday, May 28th, we will be Building our Rockets in the morning, and participating in the SJF Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon around our neighborhood in the afternoon (at 12:30 PM). Students can be out of uniform on this day, and are encouraged to wear pink if they did not purchase a t-shirt.
  • There will be no school for students next Monday, May 31st, in honor of Memorial Day
  • On Tuesday of next week, June 1st, we will have our next Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Words with Silent Consonants. 

**Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming 3-Day Holiday Weekend!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of May 17th - 21st

Posted on May 17, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!* 

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we began each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. Last week, we also began focusing on Chapter 10 in our Religion textbook. We read, discussed and worked on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 10 of our book. We also worked on and went over the pages in Ch. 10 of our book, our in class and homework worksheets as well as our activities for Chapter 10. We worked on, discussed and reviewed our pages in and work related to Ch. 10 last week. 

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will also continue to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 10. We will be continuing to learn all about Chapter 10! In Religion Class this week, we will continue reading, discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 10 of our book. This week, we will continue and finish up focusing on and reviewing Chapter 10 to prepare for our test this week. *We will have a Religion Test this week that will focus on Chapter 10 of our textbook on this upcoming Thursday, May 20th.* Students should study the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Sheet as well as their Chapter 10 Review Pages in their Religion Book in preparation for our Chapter 10 Religion Test on Thursday of this week.      

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., as well as began our focus on our fourth region of the U.S.: the West Region. We began working with and learning all about the West Region last week. We made, practiced, worked with, studied and reviewed our West Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the West Region.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the West Region. We identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States and Capitals of the West Region to prepare for our West Region States Quiz and States & Capitals Test this week. We also practiced and reviewed with Practice Review Sheets in preparation for our West Region Quiz & Test.  

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also continue focusing on and learning all about our fourth U.S. Region this week as well: The West Region. We will continue working with the West Region this week by going over and reviewing all of the states and capitals in this region, as well as discussing the facts, characteristics, and key concepts and information about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states & capitals on our study guide maps for this region as well. Students will be working on, practicing with and studying their Study Guide Maps (their West Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, their Practice Maps, their State as well as States & Capitals Review Sheets  and any of their other Maps displaying the West Region) as well as, practicing with and studying their West Region State and Capital Flashcards. Students will be working on practicing to correctly identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the West Region correctly on a Map of this region. *We will have a Quiz, that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States of the West Region of the United States this week, on Tuesday, May 18th.* Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the West Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key & West Region States Review Sheets), as well as their West Region State & Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Quiz on Tuesday of this week. Students should be able to locate, label and spell all of the States in the West Region correctly on the Quiz this upcoming Tuesday (without the use of a Word Bank).

*Also, in Social Studies Class for this week, we will have a Test that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States & Capitals of the West Region of the United States, on Friday, May 21st.* Students will have access to a Word Bank for the test on Friday of this week. Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the West Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, the West Region States & Capitals Review Sheet Map and any of their other Maps displaying the West Region) as well as their West Region State and Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Test on Friday of this week. Students should be able to identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the West Region correctly on a Map for the Test this upcoming Friday.  

*SPELLING*In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our twenty-first group of Spelling Words: Words with the VV Syllable Division PatternIn Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our twenty-second group of Spelling Words: Words with the Final Syllable (r-controlled vowel) Final Schwa & /r/ Sound.  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 22 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Monday of next week, May 24th, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test: 

1. enter

2. banner

3. sugar

4. shower

5. motor

6. collar

7. labor

8. finger

9. mirror

10. beggar

11. favor

12. bother

13. fever

14. doctor

15. temper

16. actor

17. polar

18. sweater

19. traitor

20. harbor

*Review Words:

21. idea

22. February

23. science

24. meteor

*Challenge Words:

25. armor

26. partner

27. whenever

28. circular

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Monday of next week, May 24th.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school (charged) with you the next day. Thank you!
  • Also, just a reminder that Parent Volunteer Forms for Rocket Building and Launching went home with students last week. If you have not yet turned in your Parent Volunteer Form, and you would like to volunteer to help either on the Building or Launching Day, please fill out and return the Volunteer Form to school by Tuesday of this week, May 18th. We are limited in the number of helpers that we can have for these two days, so please know that even if we are not able to have you help, that everyone is still welcome to come up to Beverly Park and watch the Rocket Launch. Thank you!
  • On Monday of this week, May 17th, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Words with the VV Syllable Division Pattern.
  • On Tuesday of this week, May 18th, students will be taking their third iReady Diagnostic Math Assessment Test in class. Therefore, there will be no Math iReady work or lessons available for students this week. iReady Math lessons will no longer be available for students this week.
  • On Monday of next week, May 24th, we will have our next Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Words with the Final Syllable (r-controlled vowel) Final Schwa & /r/ Sound. 

**Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of May 10th - 14th

Posted on May 10, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day Weekend and that you all enjoyed celebrating with your families!* 

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we began each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. Last week, we also finished up focusing on Chapter 9 in our Religion textbook. We read, discussed and worked on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 9 of our book. We also worked on and went over the pages in Ch. 9 of our book, our Chapter 9 Review Pages, our in class and homework worksheets as well as our activities for Chapter 9. We worked on, discussed and reviewed our Ch. 9 Study Guide last week. We also took our Chapter 9 Religion Test last week as well.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will also begin to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 10. We will begin to learn all about Chapter 10! In Religion Class this week, we will begin reading, discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 10 of our book. This week, we will begin focusing on and reviewing Chapter 10.      

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., as well as finished up our focus on our third region of the U.S.: the Southeast Region. We finished up working with and learning all about the Southeast Region last week. We practiced, worked with, studied and reviewed our Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the SE Region.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the SE Region. We identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States and Capitals of the Southeast Region to prepare for our Southeast Region States Quiz and States & Capitals Test last week. We also practiced and reviewed with Practice Review Sheets in preparation for our SE Region Quiz & Test.  

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also begin focusing on and learning all about our fourth U.S. Region this week as well: The West Region. We will begin working with the West Region this week by going over and reviewing all of the states and capitals in this region, as well as discussing the facts, characteristics, and key concepts and information about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states & capitals on our study guide maps for this region as well. Students will be working on, practicing with and studying their Study Guide Maps (their West Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, their Practice Maps, their State as well as States & Capitals Review Sheets  and any of their other Maps displaying the West Region) as well as making, practicing with and studying their West Region State and Capital Flashcards. Students will be working on practicing to correctly identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the West Region correctly on a Map of this region. *We will have a Quiz, that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States of the West Region of the United States next week, on Tuesday, May 18th.* Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the West Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key & West Region States Review Sheets), as well as their West Region State & Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Quiz on Tuesday of next week. Students should be able to locate, label and spell all of the States in the West Region correctly on the Quiz next Tuesday (without the use of a Word Bank).

*Also, in Social Studies Class for next week, we will have a Test that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States & Capitals of the West Region of the United States, on Friday, May 21st.* Students will have access to a Word Bank for the test on Friday of next week. Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the West Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, the West Region States & Capitals Review Sheet Map and any of their other Maps displaying the West Region) as well as their West Region State and Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Test on Friday of next week. Students should be able to identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the West Region correctly on a Map for the Test next Friday.  

*SPELLING*In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our twentieth group of Spelling Words: Words with VCV PatternIn Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our twenty-first group of Spelling Words: Words with... .  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 21 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Monday of next week, May 17th, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test: (*Please Note: Our Spelling Words for this week are coming soon to be added below!*)

1. 

2. 

3. 

4. 

5. 

6. 

7. 

8. 

9. 

10. 

11. 

12. 

13. 

14. 

15. 

16. 

17. 

18. 

19. 

20. 

*Review Words:

21. 

22. 

23. 

24. 

*Challenge Words:

25. 

26. 

27. 

28. 

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Monday of next week, May 17th.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school (charged) with you the next day. Thank you!
  • Also, just a reminder that the Rocket Day permission slip form and fee were due by Friday, April 30th. Please make sure to turn in your Rocket Day form and fee if you have not yet turned it in. Thank you!
  • Students will be taking their third iReady Diagnostic Reading Test in class this week. Therefore, there will be no Reading iReady work or lessons for students this week.
  • On Monday, May 10th, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Words with the VCV Pattern.
  • On Thursday, May 13th, we will be going to Mass.
  • On Monday of next week, May 17th, we will have our next Spelling Test that will focus on: Words with... 

**Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of May 3rd - 7th

Posted on May 03, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!* 

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we began each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. Last week, we also began focusing on Chapter 9 in our Religion textbook. We read, discussed and worked on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 9 of our book. We also worked on and went over the pages in Ch. 9 of our book, our in class and homework worksheets as well as our activities for Chapter 9.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will also continue to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 9. We will be continuing to learn all about Chapter 9! In Religion Class this week, we will continue reading, discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 9 of our book. This week, we will continue focusing on and reviewing Chapter 9 to prepare for our test this week. *We will have a Religion Test this week that will focus on Chapter 9 of our textbook on this upcoming Thursday, May 6th.* Students should study the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Sheet as well as their Chapter 9 Review Pages in their Religion Book in preparation for our Chapter 9 Religion Test on Thursday of this week.    

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., as well as began our focus on our third region of the U.S.: the Southeast Region. We began working with and learning all about the Southeast Region last week. We made, practiced, worked with, studied and reviewed our Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the SE Region.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the SE Region. We identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States and Capitals of the Southeast Region to prepare for our Southeast Region States Quiz and States & Capitals Test this week. We also practiced and reviewed with Practice Review Sheets in preparation for our SE Region Quiz & Test. 

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also continue focusing on and learning all about our third U.S. Region this week as well: The Southeast Region. We will continue working with the Southeast Region this week by going over and reviewing all of the states and capitals in this region, as well as discussing the facts, characteristics, and key concepts and information about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states & capitals on our study guide maps for this region as well. Students will be working on, practicing with and studying their Study Guide Maps (their Southeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, their Practice Maps, their State as well as States & Capitals Review Sheets  and any of their other Maps displaying the SE Region) as well as practicing with and studying their Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards. Students will be working on practicing to correctly identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Southeast Region correctly on a Map of this region. *We will have a Quiz, that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States of the Southeast Region of the United States this week, on this upcoming Tuesday, May 4th.* Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Southeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key & Southeast Region States Review Sheets), as well as their Southeast Region State & Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Quiz on Tuesday of this week. Students should be able to locate, label and spell all of the States in the Southeast Region correctly on the Quiz this upcoming Tuesday (without the use of a Word Bank).

*Also, in Social Studies Class for this week, we will have a Test that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States & Capitals of the Southeast Region of the United States, on this upcoming Friday, May 7th.* Students will have access to a Word Bank for the test on Friday of this week. Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Southeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, the Southeast Region States & Capitals Review Sheet Map and any of their other Maps displaying the SE Region) as well as their Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Test on Friday of this week. Students should be able to identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Southeast Region correctly on a Map for the Test on this upcoming Friday.  

*SPELLING*In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our nineteenth group of Spelling Words: Multisyllabic Words with VCCV Syllable Division Pattern (Words with VCCV Pattern and Closed Syllables)In Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our twentieth group of Spelling Words: Words with VCV Pattern.  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 20 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Monday of next week, May 10th, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. event

2. humor

3. rapid

4. music

5. relief

6. planet

7. detail

8. unite

9. frozen

10. figure

11. siren

12. polite

13. decode

14. motel

15. protest

16. punish

17. defend

18. relay

19. student

20. broken

*Review Words:

21. support

22. engine

23. attend

24. fortune

*Challenge Words:

25. award

26. novel

27. private

28. decent

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Monday of next week, May 10th.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • Also, just a reminder that the Rocket Day permission slip form and fee were due by this past Friday, April 30th. Please make sure to turn in your Rocket Day form and fee if you have not yet turned it in. Thank you!
  • On Tuesday, May 4th, we will have our Social Studies States Quiz that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States in the Southeast Region of the U.S.
  • On Wednesday, May 5th, we will have an out of uniform day. Students may dress down in the color RED today in support of Special Olympics. "Kids Helping Kids Wear Red Day" - As a school, we are supporting the local Special Olympics Organization. We would like to show our support and encouragement to these young athletes by joining together and donating a $1 or more for an out of uniform, wear red day on Wednesday, May 5th.
  • On Thursday, May 6th, we will have our Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 9 of our Religion textbook.
  • On Friday, May 7th, we will have May Crowning. This will be a half day of school for students with an early dismissal at 11:30 AM for students. May Crowning is at 10:45 and will be livestreamed. The link will be shared via email and our social media platforms.
  • Also, on Friday, May 7th, we will have our Social Studies Test that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States and Capitals of the Southeast Region of the U.S. 
  • On Monday, May 10th, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Words with VCV Pattern.
  • Also, students will be taking their third iReady diagnostic Math and Reading Tests during the weeks of: May 10th and May 17th.

**Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!**

**I would like to wish a very Happy Mother's Day Weekend to everyone!! Hope you all enjoy celebrating this special day and weekend with all of your families!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of April 26th - 30th

Posted on Apr 26, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!* 

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we began each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. Last week, we also finished up focusing on Chapter 8 in our Religion textbook. We read, discussed and worked on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 8 of our book. We also worked on and went over our Chapter 8 Review Pages, as well as our Ch. 8 Study Guide last week. We also took our Chapter 8 Religion Test last week as well.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will also begin to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 9. We will be learning all about Chapter 9! In Religion Class this week, we will begin reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 9 of our book.    

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., as well as finished up our focus on our second region of the U.S.: the Northeast Region. We finished working with and learning all about the Northeast Region last week. We practiced, worked with, studied and reviewed our Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the NE Region.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the NE Region. We identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States and Capitals of the Northeast Region to prepare for our Northeast Region States Quiz and States & Capitals Test last week. We also practiced and reviewed with Practice Review Sheets in preparation for our NE Region Quiz & Test. 

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also begin focusing on and learning all about our third U.S. Region this week as well: The Southeast Region. We will begin working with the Southeast Region this week by going over and reviewing all of the states and capitals in this region, as well as discussing the facts, characteristics, and key concepts and information about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states & capitals on our study guide maps for this region as well. Students will be working on, practicing with and studying their Study Guide Maps (their Southeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, their Practice Maps, their Review Sheets  and any of their other Maps displaying the SE Region) as well as making, practicing with and studying their Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards. Students will be working on practicing to correctly identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Southeast Region correctly on a Map of this region. *We will have a Quiz next week, that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States of the Southeast Region of the United States next week, on Tuesday, May 4th.* Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Southeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key & Review Sheets), as well as their Southeast Region State & Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Quiz on Tuesday of next week. Students should be able to locate, label and spell all of the States in the Southeast Region correctly on the Quiz next Tuesday (without the use of a Word Bank).

*Also, in Social Studies Class for next week, we will have a Test that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States & Capitals of the Northeast Region of the United States, next Friday, May 7th.* Students will have access to a Word Bank for the test on Friday of next week. Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Southeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, the Review Sheet Map and any of their other Maps displaying the SE Region) as well as their Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Test on Friday of next week. Students should be able to identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Southeast Region correctly on a Map for the Test next Friday.  

*SPELLING*In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our eighteenth group of Spelling Words: Suffixes -ful, -less, -ness, -mentIn Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our nineteenth group of Spelling Words: Multisyllabic Words with VCCV Syllable Division Pattern (Words with VCCV Pattern and Closed Syllables).  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 19 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Friday of this week, April 30th, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. million

2. collect

3. lumber

4. pepper

5. plastic

6. borrow

7. support

8. thirty

9. perfect

10. attend

11. canyon

12. traffic

13. fortune

14. danger

15. soccer

16. engine

17. picture

18. survive

19. seldom

20. effort

*Review Words:

21. weakness

22. beautiful

23. penniless

24. enjoyment

*Challenge Words:

25. suppose

26. tunnel

27. publish

28. permit

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Friday of this week, April 30th.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • On Wednesday, April 28th, we will have our Planting Day!
  • On Thursday, April 29th, we will be attending Mass.
  • On Friday, April 30th, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Multisyllabic Words with VCCV Syllable Division Pattern (Words with VCCV Pattern and Closed Syllables).
  • Also, the Rocket Day permission slip form and fee are due by this upcoming Friday, April 30th.

**Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of April 19th - 23rd

Posted on Apr 19, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!* 

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last weekwe began each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. Last week, we also began to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 8! We began learning all about and discussing Chapter 8. In Religion Class last week, we began reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 8 of our book.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will also continue to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 8! We will continue to learn all about Chapter 8. In Religion Class this week, we will continue reading, discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 8 of our book. This week, we will continue focusing on and reviewing Chapter 8 to prepare for our test this week. *We will have a Religion Test this week that will focus on Chapter 8 of our textbook on this upcoming Thursday, April 22nd.* Students should study the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Sheet as well as their Chapter 8 Review Pages in their Religion Book in preparation for our Chapter 8 Religion Test on Thursday of this week.   

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., as well as began our focus on our second region of the U.S.: the Northeast Region. We began working with and learning all about the Northeast Region last week. We made, practiced and worked with our Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the NE Region.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the NE Region. We identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States and Capitals of the Northeast Region to prepare for our Northeast Region States Quiz and States & Capitals Test this week. We also practiced and reviewed with a Practice Review Sheet in preparation for our NE Region Quiz & Test. 

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also continue focusing on and learning all about our second U.S. Region this week as well: The Northeast Region. We will continue working with the Northeast Region this week by going over and reviewing all of the states and capitals in this region, as well as discussing the facts, characteristics, and key concepts and information about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states & capitals on our study guide maps for this region as well. Students will be working on, practicing with and studying their Study Guide Maps (their Northeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, their Practice Maps, their Review Sheets  and any of their other Maps displaying the NE Region) as well as practicing with and studying their Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards. Students will be working on practicing to correctly identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Northeast Region correctly on a Map of this region. *We will have a Quiz this week, that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States of the Northeast Region of the United States this week, on this upcoming Tuesday, April 20th.* Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Northeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key & Review Sheets), as well as their Northeast Region State & Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Quiz on Tuesday of this week. Students should be able to locate, label and spell all of the States in the Northeast Region correctly on the Quiz this upcoming Tuesday.

*Also, in Social Studies Class this week, we will have a Test that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States & Capitals of the Northeast Region of the United States, on this upcoming Friday, April 23rd.* Students will have access to a Word Bank for the test on Friday of this week. Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Northeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, the Review Sheet Map and any of their other Maps displaying the NE Region) as well as their Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Test on Friday of this week. Students should be able to identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Northeast Region correctly on a Map for the Test this upcoming Friday.  

*SPELLING*In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our seventeenth group of Spelling Words: Prefixes re-, un-, & dis- in Multisyllabic WordsIn Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our eighteenth group of Spelling Words: Suffixes -ful, -less, -ness, -ment.  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 18 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Friday of this week, April 23rd, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. colorful

2. weakness

3. enjoyment

4. endless

5. truthful 

6. closeness

7. cheerful

8. spotless

9. beautiful

10. breathless

11. clumsiness

12. pavement

13. graceful

14. eagerness

15. dampness

16. scoreless

17. statement

18. wasteful

19. penniless

20. treatment

*Review Words:

21. rebuild

22. unplanned

23. disobey

24. distrusted

*Challenge Words:

25. delightful

26. effortless

27. forgiveness

28. appointment

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Friday of this week, April 23rd.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • On Tuesday, April 20th, we will have our Social Studies Quiz that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States in the Northeast Region of the U.S.
  • On Thursday, April 22nd, we will honor & celebrate Earth Day with a special celebration! SOAR will be hosting a 25-Minute All-School Unplug! Students will all go outside and create a sidewalk chalk display encouraging others to go green and protect our Earth! We will also have an out-of-uniform day today as well, for $1. Students can dress as a "Flower Child" or wear green and blue! The money that is collected will go toward our Planting Day, which will take place on Wednesday, April 28th! Thank you in advance for your contributions and support!
  • On Thursday, April 22nd, we will also have our Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 8 of our textbook.
  • On Friday, April 23rd, we will have our  Social Studies Test that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States & Capitals of the Northeast Region of the U.S.
  • On Friday, April 23rd, we will also have our Spelling Test that will focus on all of our Words that include: Suffixes with -ful, -less, -ness, & -ment.

**Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of April 12th - 16th

Posted on Apr 12, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, a relaxing Spring Break, and also enjoyed the beautiful weather over their Break as well!* 

*RELIGION*In Religion Class before Spring Break, we finished up our focus on and discussing all about the season of Lent. We worked on and discussed our Week 6 Lenten Booklets before break. We finished up our focus on, learning all about and reflecting on the Lenten season! In Religion Class before break, we discussed, shared and worked on some different activities and worksheets related to the Sixth and final Week of Lent, which focused on Holy Week. Our theme for our last week of Lent was, "We are all the children of God." During this special week of Holy Week, we read about and discussed all about our theme. Before break, we were also reminded that we are all united by God's love. We read, discussed, shared information and worked on some different activities while learning all about the Sixth Week (our final week) of Lent! We worked on: some reflection activities related to Lent and our Lenten promises, our Week Six of our Lenten Journey Booklets, as well as filling in the rest of our Lenten calendars.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will also begin to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 8We will be learning all about Chapter 8! In Religion Class this week, we will begin reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 8 of our book.   

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class before Spring Break, we continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., as well as finished up our focus on our first region of the U.S.: the Midwest Region. We finished up working with and learning all about the Midwest Region before break. We practiced and worked with our Midwest Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the MW Region.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the MW Region. We identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States and Capitals of the Midwest Region for our Midwest Region States & Capitals Test the week before break. We also practiced and reviewed with a Practice Review Sheet for our Midwest Region States & Capitals Test that was on Tuesday of the week leading up to Spring Break. 

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also begin focusing on and learning all about our second U.S. Region this week as well: The Northeast Region. We will begin working with the Northeast Region this week by going over and reviewing all of the states and capitals in this region, as well as discussing the facts, characteristics, and key concepts and information about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states & capitals on our study guide maps for this region as well. Students will be working on, practicing with and studying their Study Guide Maps (the Northeast Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, the Practice Map and any of their other Maps displaying the NE Region) as well as making, practicing with and studying their Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards. Students will be working on practicing to correctly identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Northeast Region correctly on a Map of this region. 

*SPELLING*In Spelling Class before Spring Break, we finished up our focus on our sixteenth group of Spelling Words: Words with the Final /j/ and /s/ SoundsIn Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our seventeenth group of Spelling Words: Prefixes re-, un-, & dis- in Multisyllabic Words.  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 17 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Friday of this week, April 16th, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. unused

2. refresh

3. disobey

4. replace

5. unpaid

6. redo

7. disorder

8. unplanned

9. remove

10. untrue

11. unload

12. recall

13. displease

14. uneven

15. rebuild

16. restart

17. uncover

18. untidy

19. discolor

20. distrusted

*Review Words:

21. practice

22. manage

23. furnace

24. misjudge

*Challenge Words:

25. undaunted

26. dishonest

27. disagree

28. resurface

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Friday of this week, April 16th.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • We will be going to Mass this week on Thursday.
  • On Friday, April 16th, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on: Prefixes re-, un-, & dis- in Multisyllabic Words.

**Hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of March 29th - April 2nd

Posted on Mar 29, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the sunshine!*

**Thank you so much to everyone for all of your donations that were brought in for the Pro Labore Dei Easter Basket Collection!! Your kindness and generosity are much appreciated!!**

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we continued our focus on the season of Lent. We worked on and discussed our Week 5 Lenten Booklets last week. Last week, we also finished up focusing on Chapter 7 in our Religion textbook. We read, discussed and worked on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 7 of our book. We also worked on a Chapter 7 Review and our Ch. 7 Study Guide last week, as well as took our Chapter 7 Test.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the season of Lent! In Religion Class this week, we will be discussing, sharing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to the Sixth and final Week of Lent, which focuses on Holy Week. Our theme for this week of Lent is, "We are all the children of God." During this special week of Holy Week, we will be reading about and discussing all about our theme. This week, we will also be reminded that we are all united by God's love. We will also continue to discuss all about the Lenten season this week. We will be reading, discussing, sharing information and working on some different activities while learning all about the Sixth Week (our final week) of Lent this week! We will work on: some reflection activities related to Lent and our Lenten promises, our Week Six of our Lenten Journey Booklets, as well as filling in our Lenten calendars.  

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 2 of our hardcover, as well as continued our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., and our first region of the U.S.: the Midwest Region. We continued working with and learning all about the Midwest Region last week as well. We practiced and worked with our Midwest Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed, reviewed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the MW Region as well as the 5 Regions of the U.S.  We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States of the MW Region. We also reviewed and practiced with locating and labeling the five regions of the U.S. on a map last week as well. We identified, colored and labeled each of the five regions on a map, as well as identified, labeled and checked for correct spelling of our States of the Midwest Region for our Midwest Region States & 5 Region Map Quiz last week. We also began practicing and reviewing for our Midwest Region States & Capitals Test that will be on Tuesday of this week.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on the second lesson of Unit 2 (Lesson 2 of Unit 2 in our hardcover) as well as the different regions of the United States. Students will continue working with their Vocabulary Work as well as discussing and answering the key questions about Lesson 2 in class this week. We will be going over and reviewing the information and material in Lesson 2 as well as the key questions for this lesson. We will continue working with Lesson 2 this week by discussing and reviewing the different sections, vocabulary, as well as the key concepts about this lesson.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will also continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with identifying the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also continue focusing on and learning all about our first U.S. Region this week as well: The Midwest Region. We will continue working with the Midwest Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the facts, characteristics, and key concepts and information about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states & capitals on our study guide maps for this region as well. *We will have a Social Studies Test this week, that will focus on the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States & Capitals of the Midwest Region of the United States this week, on Tuesday, March 30th.* Students will have access to a Word Bank for the test on Tuesday of this week. Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Midwest Region States & Capitals Map Answer Key, the Review Sheet Map and any of their other Maps displaying the MW Region) as well as their Midwest Region State and Capital Flashcards in preparation for the Test on Tuesday of this week. Students should be able to identify and locate, as well as label and spell all of the States & Capitals of the Midwest Region correctly on a Map for the Test this upcoming Tuesday. 

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our fifteenth group of Spelling Words: Words with the /k/, /ng/, and /kw/ Sounds as well as began our focus on our sixteenth group of Spelling Words: Words with the Final /j/ & /s/ SoundsIn Spelling Class this week, we will continue our focus on and study of our sixteenth group of Spelling Words.  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 16 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Wednesday of this week, March 31st, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we began studying and working with last week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. glance

2. misjudge

3. damage

4. package

5. twice

6. stage

7. carriage

8. since

9. practice

10. marriage

11. baggage

12. office

13. message

14. science

15. chance

16. notice

17. manage

18. palace

19. bandage

20. furnace

*Review Words:

21. equal

22. electric

23. stomach

24. banker

*Challenge Words:

25. average

26. justice

27. knowledge

28. fragrance

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Wednesday of this week, March 31st.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • We will celebrate Holy Week this week.
  • Our Lenten Medallion Initiative recognizing our students for their good deeds and kindness behaviors continues this week.
  • This week, we are looking forward to also taking part in some "Egg-Citing Easter Activities" including an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt! Thank you so much to SOAR for organizing our week of Easter Festivities.
  • On Tuesday, March 30th, we will have our Social Studies Test that will focus on all of the States & Capitals of the Midwest Region (locating, labeling & spelling all of the States & Capitals correctly on a blank Map of the Midwest Region-*Students will be able to use a Word Bank for this Midwest Region States & Capitals Test*). Students should study their Review Sheet, their Study Guide Maps, as well as all of their Midwest Region State & Capital Flashcards in preparation for their Midwest Region States & Capitals Social Studies Test on Tuesday of this week.
  • On Wednesday, March 31st, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on: Words with the Final /j/ & /s/ Sounds.
  • On Wednesday, March 31st, we will have an All-School Virtual Prayer Service in honor of Holy Week and Easter. This Prayer Service will be live streamed and will begin at 10:15 AM on this upcoming Wednesday. The Prayer Service will be hosted by our 8th graders and Dr. Chermak. 
  • Also, just a reminder that we will have our usual dismissal time of 12:45 PM on Wednesday, March 31st.
  • On Thursday, April 1st, we will have a half day of school, with a dismissal at 11:30 AM. Spring Break begins today!
  • On Friday, April 2nd, we will not have school in honor of Good Friday. Students will not have school next week from April 5th - 9th for Spring Break.
  • Students will return back to school on Monday, April 12th.

**Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!**

**Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter & a wonderful Spring Break!!**

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of March 22nd - 26th

Posted on Mar 22, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather!*

*Last week, the fourth grade students hosted an All-School Virtual Prayer Service in honor of St. Patrick's Day. They worked so hard practicing and preparing for this Prayer Service. The Prayer Service was live streamed this past Wednesday. The fourth graders did a wonderful job performing their roles for this special St. Patrick's Day Prayer Service! It was a beautiful performance!*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we continued our focus on the season of Lent. We worked on and discussed our Week 4 Lenten Booklets last week. Last week, we also began focusing on Chapter 7 in our Religion textbook. We began reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 7 of our book.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the season of Lent! In Religion Class this week, we will be discussing, sharing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Lent. We will also continue to discuss all about the Lenten season this week. We will be discussing, sharing information and working on some different activities while learning all about the Fifth Week of Lent this week! We will work on: some reflection activities related to Lent and our Lenten promises, our Week Five of our Lenten Journey Booklets, as well as filling in our Lenten calendars. This week, we will also continue focusing on and reviewing the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 7. We will continue to learn all about Chapter 7! In Religion Class this week, we will continue reading, discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 7 of our book. *We will have a Religion Test this week that will focus on on Chapter 7 of our textbook on this upcoming Friday, March 26th.* Students should study the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Sheet as well as their Chapter 7 Review Pages in their Religion Book in preparation for our Ch. 7 Religion Test on Friday of this week.

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we continued our focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 2 of our hardcover, as well as began our focus on the five different regions of the U.S., and our first region of the U.S.: the Midwest Region. We began working with and learning all about the Midwest Region last week as well. We made and worked with our Midwest Region State and Capital Flashcards. We also discussed and worked with our Study Guide Maps of the MW Region as well as the 5 Regions of the U.S. We identified, colored and labeled each of the five regions on a map. We reviewed and practiced with locating, labeling and spelling our States and Capitals of the MW Region. We also reviewed and practiced with locating and labeling the five regions of the U.S. on a map last week as well.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on the second lesson of Unit 2 (Lesson 2 of Unit 2 in our hardcover) as well as the different regions of the United States. Students will continue working with their Vocabulary Work as well as reading, discussing and answering the key questions about Sections A-C of Lesson 2 in class this week. We will be going over and reviewing the information and material in Lesson 2 as well as the key questions for this lesson. We will continue working with Lesson 2 this week by discussing and reviewing the different sections, vocabulary, as well as the key concepts about this lesson.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will also continue focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working on and practicing with identifying the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also continue focusing on and learning all about our first U.S. Region this week as well: The Midwest Region. We will continue working with the Midwest Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the key concepts about this region. We will also be working on, reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states on our study guide maps for this region as well. *We will have a Quiz this week, that will focus on the locating and labeling of the 5 Regions of the U.S. as well as the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States of the Midwest Region of the United States this week, on Tuesday, March 23rd.* Students should study their Study Guide Maps (the Midwest Region States Map & the Map of the 5 Regions of the U.S.), as well as the map displaying all of the five different regions of the United States (that can be found on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook) in preparation for the Quiz on Tuesday of this week. Students should be able to locate, label and color each of the 5 U.S. Regions on a map for the Quiz. Students should also be able to locate, label and spell all of the States in the Midwest Region correctly on the Quiz this upcoming Tuesday. 

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our fourteenth group of Spelling Words: Changing Final y to i Words as well as began our focus on our fifteenth group of Spelling Words: Words with the /k/, /ng/, and /kw/ SoundsIn Spelling Class this week, we will continue our focus on and study of our fifteenth group of Spelling Words.  This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 15 Spelling Words. *We will have our next Spelling Test on Wednesday of this week, March 24th, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we began studying and working with last week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. risky

2. track

3. topic

4. blank

5. question

6. pocket

7. monkey

8. junk

9. equal

10. ache

11. public

12. attack

13. struck

14. earthquake

15. picnic

16. banker

17. electric

18. blanket

19. mistake

20. stomach

*Review Words:

21. countries

22. tiniest

23. busier

24. studied

*Challenge Words:

25. youngster

26. quaver

27. attic

28. slingshot

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Wednesday of this week, March 24th.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • On Tuesday, March 23rd, we will have our Social Studies Quiz that will focus on the States of the Midwest Region (locating, labeling & spelling correctly) as well as the 5 Regions of the U.S. (locating, labeling and coloring correctly). Students should study both of their Study Guide Maps, as well as all of their Midwest State Flashcards in preparation for their Quiz on Tuesday of this week.
  • On Wednesday, March 24th, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on: Words with the /k/, /kw/ and /ng/ Sounds.
  • On Wednesday, March 17th, the fourth grade students hosted an All-School Virtual Prayer Service in honor of St. Patrick's Day. This Prayer Service was live streamed and started at 11 AM on this past Wednesday. The fourth graders did such a great job practicing and preparing for this special St. Patrick's Day Prayer Service!
  • On Thursday, March 25th, we will be going to Mass.
  • On Friday, March 26th, we will have our Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 7 of our textbook. Students should study the questions and answers on their Study Guide Sheet, their Chapter 7 Review Pages, as well as the pages in Chapter 7 of our textbook.

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!*

*Happy Spring!!*

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of March 15th - 19th

Posted on Mar 16, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful 3-day-long weekend and enjoyed the day off!*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we continued our focus on the season of Lent. We worked on and discussed our Week 3 & 4 Lenten Booklets last week.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the season of Lent! In Religion Class this week, we will be discussing, sharing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Lent. We will also continue to discuss all about the Lenten season this week. We will be discussing, sharing information and working on some different activities while learning all about the Fourth and Fifth Week of Lent this week! We will work on: some reflection activities related to Lent and our Lenten promises, our Week Four and Week Five of our Lenten Journey Booklets, as well as filling in our Lenten calendars. This week, we will also begin focusing on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook as well: Chapter 7. We will be learning all about Chapter 7! In Religion Class this week, we will begin reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 7 of our book. 

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we finished up our focus on Landforms (from Lesson 1 of Unit 2) as well as began our focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 2 of our hardcover. We began working with and discussing all of our vocabulary words and definitions, as well as the key concepts for the first 2 lessons of Unit 2. We also began working on, answering and discussing our A-D & A-C Quick Check Questions from Lessons 1 & 2 in the second unit of our textbook last week as well. 

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue focusing on the second lesson of Unit 2 (Lesson 2 of Unit 2 in our hardcover) as well as the different regions of the United States. Students will continue working with their Vocabulary Work as well as reading, discussing and answering the key questions about Sections A-C of Lesson 2 in class this week. We will be going over and reviewing the information and material in Lesson 2 as well as the key questions for this lesson. We will continue working with Lesson 2 this week by discussing and reviewing the different sections, vocabulary, as well as the key concepts about this lesson.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will also begin focusing on and learning all about the five different regions of the United States. We will be working and practicing with identifying the five different regions on a map of the U.S. We will also begin focusing on and learning all about our first U.S. Region this week as well: The Midwest Region. We will continue working with the Midwest Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the key concepts about this region. We will also be working on reviewing and going over the locations & spellings of all of the states on our study guide maps for this region as well. *We will have a Quiz that will focus on the locating and labeling of the 5 Regions of the U.S. as well as the locating, labeling and spelling of all of the States of the Midwest Region of the United States next week, on Tuesday, March 23rd.* Students should study their notes and study guide maps, as well as the map displaying all of the five different regions of the United States (that can be found on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook) in preparation for the Quiz on Tuesday of next week. Students should be able to locate and label each of the 5 U.S. Regions on a map. Students should also be able to locate, label and spell all of the States in the Midwest Region correctly on the Quiz next Tuesday.

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we began our focus on our fourteenth group of Spelling Words: Changing Final y to i WordsIn Spelling Class this week, we will finish up our focus on and study of our fourteenth group of Spelling Words. We will also begin our focus on our fifteenth group of Spelling Words: Words with /k/, /ng/, and /kw/ Sounds. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 14 Spelling Words: Changing Final y to i Words*We will have our next Spelling Test on Wednesday of this week, March 17th, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we began studying and working with at the beginning of last week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. tiniest

2. hobbies

3. copied

4. countries

5. pitied

6. easier

7. laziest

8. families

9. spied

10. happiest

11. ladies

12. friendlier

13. studied

14. busier

15. breezier

16. prettiest

17. noisier

18. healthier

19. butterflies

20. funniest

*Review Words:

21. duty

22. injury

23. turkey

24. prairie

*Challenge Words:

25. memories

26. terrified

27. scariest

28. victories

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Wednesday of this week, March 17th.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • The 2nd Trimester ended last week on Wednesday, March 10th.
  • This week begins the 3rd Trimester.
  • Report Cards will be distributed to students and will go home with them on Tuesday of this week, March 16th. Please sign the report card envelope and return it back to school the next day on Wednesday, March 17th. Thank you so much!
  • On Wednesday, March 17th, we will have our Spelling Test that will focus on: Changing Final y to i Words.
  • On Wednesday, March 17th, the fourth grade students will be hosting an All-School Virtual Prayer Service in honor of St. Patrick's Day. This Prayer Service will be live streamed starting at 11 AM on Wednesday. The fourth graders have been doing such a great job practicing and preparing for this special St. Patrick's Day Prayer Service!
  • On Wednesday, March 17th,students are welcome to wear a touch of green in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
  • On Friday, March 19th, students are welcome to wear a touch of red in honor of St. Joseph's Day.

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!!*

*Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone!!*

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of March 8th - 12th

Posted on Mar 08, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the beautiful warmer weather!*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we finished up focusing on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook: Chapter 6. We also continued our focus on the season of Lent last week as well. We worked on our Week 2 & 3 Lent Booklets last week.

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on, learn all about and reflect on the season of Lent! In Religion Class this week, we will be discussing, sharing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Lent. We will also continue to discuss all about the Lenten season this week. We will be discussing, sharing information and working on some different activities while learning all about the Third and Fourth Week of Lent this week! We will work on: some reflection activities related to Lent and our Lenten promises, our Week Three and Week Four of our Lenten Journey Booklets, as well as filling in our Lenten calendars. 

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we began and continued our focus on Landforms (from Lesson 1 of Unit 2) of our hardcover. We reviewed for and had our Unit 2 - Lesson 1 - Landform Map Quiz last week. We finished working with and reviewing all of our vocabulary words and definitions for this lesson, as well as going over and discussing our U.S. Landform Map Activity Sheet. We also began our focus on the A-D Questions from the first lesson in the second unit of our textbook last week as well. 

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue and finish up our focus on the first lesson in the second unit of our hardcover textbook: Unit 2 - Lesson 1. We will also finish up focusing on the topics and key concepts from Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover. We will continue to read, discuss, go over and work with the key vocabulary words and concepts in this lesson. We will work on reading through Sections A-D as well as answering our Section A-D Quick Check Questions for this lesson. We will go over and review the information in Lesson 1 together this week, as well as work with the Vocabulary for this lesson.  

In Social Studies Class this week, we will also begin focusing on the second lesson of Unit 2 (Lesson 2 of Unit 2 in our hardcover). Students will begin working on their Vocabulary Work as well as reading, discussing and answering the key questions about Sections A-C of Lesson 2 in class this week. We will be going over and reviewing the information and material in Lesson 2 as well as working with the Vocabulary for this lesson. We will also begin focusing on our first region of the U.S.: the Midwest Region this week as well.  

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our thirteenth group of Spelling Words: Words with Final Long e Endings. In Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our fourteenth group of Spelling Words. We will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 14 Spelling Words: Changing Final y to i Words*We will have our next Spelling Test on Wednesday of next week, March 17th, that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for Next Week's Spelling Test:

1. tiniest

2. hobbies

3. copied

4. countries

5. pitied

6. easier

7. laziest

8. families

9. spied

10. happiest

11. ladies

12. friendlier

13. studied

14. busier

15. breezier

16. prettiest

17. noisier

18. healthier

19. butterflies

20. funniest

*Review Words:

21. duty

22. injury

23. turkey

24. prairie

*Challenge Words:

25. memories

26. terrified

27. scariest

28. victories

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Wednesday of next week, March 17th.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • The 2nd Trimester ends this week on Wednesday, March 10th. Report Cards will be distributed to students next week.
  • On Thursday, March 11th, we will be going to Mass.
  • On Friday, March 12th, students will have a half day of school with a dismissal at 11:30 AM.
  • Students will not have school this upcoming Monday, March 15th. Enjoy the day off and the long weekend!!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming 3-Day Weekend!!*

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of March 1st - 5th

Posted on Mar 01, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we continued focusing on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook: Chapter 6. We also continued our focus on the season of Lent last week as well. 

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on and review Chapter 6 of our book. We will be continuing to learn all about Chapter 6! In Religion Class this week, we will be discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities and worksheets related to Chapter 6 of our book. We will also continue to discuss all about the Lenten season this week. We will be discussing, sharing information and working some different activities while learning all about the Second and Third Week of Lent this week! We will work on: some reflection activities related to Lent and our Lenten promises, our Week Two and Week Three of our Lenten Journey Booklets, as well as filling in our Lenten calendars. *We will have a Religion Test that will focus on on Chapter 6 of our textbook on this upcoming Thursday, March 4th.* Students should study the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Sheet as well as their Chapter 6 Review Pages in their Religion Book in preparation for our Ch. 6 Religion Test on Thursday of this week.

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we finished up our focus on Lesson 4 of Unit 1 of our hardcover. We reviewed for and had our Lesson 4 Test last week. We finished reviewing all of our vocabulary words and key concepts and discussing this lesson, as well as working with our Vocabulary Words for this lesson. We also began our focus on the first lesson in the second unit of our textbook last week as well. 

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue our focus on the first lesson in the second unit of our hardcover textbook: Unit 2 - Lesson 1. We will also continue focusing on the topic of Landforms from Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover. We will continue to read, discuss, go over and work with the key vocabulary words and concepts in this lesson. We will work on reading through Sections A-D as well as answering our Section A-D quick check questions for Lesson. We will go over and review this lesson together to prepare for our quiz this week. We will review the information in Lesson 1 as well as work with the Vocabulary for this lesson. Students will work on a U.S. Landform Map Activity in class this week as well. We will be going over and reviewing our Landform Maps to get ready for our quiz this week. We will also be working on and going over our Study Guide Review Map this week as well. *We will have a Social Studies U.S. Landform Map Quiz this week, on this upcoming Friday, March 5th, that will focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover.* Students should know how to correctly locate and label the different landforms of the U.S. on a map that only shows symbols of where the landforms are located. Students should also know how to correctly spell some of the names of these landforms for the Quiz as well. Students should study their Landform Vocabulary Words and Definitions, as well as their Study Guide (Landform Activity Map) in preparation for the Landform (Definition and Map) Quiz on Friday of this week. 

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our twelfth group of Spelling Words. In Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our thirteenth group of Spelling Words. We will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 13 Spelling Words: Words with Final Long e Sounds*We will have our next Spelling Test on Monday, March 8th that will focus on our Spelling Words that we will begin studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for Next Week's Spelling Test:

1. turkey

2. lonely

3. galley

4. steady

5. hungry

6. valley

7. hockey

8. starry

9. melody

10. movie

11. duty

12. drowsy

13. chimney

14. plenty

15. daily

16. alley

17. fifty

18. empty

19. injury

20. prairie

*Review Words:

21. offered

22. becoming

23. slipped

24. wandering

*Challenge Words:

25. colony

26. eerie

27. angry

28. melodious

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Monday of next week.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • We will have our Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 6 on this upcoming Thursday, March 4th.
  • We will have our Social Studies Quiz that will focus on Landforms on this upcoming Friday, March 5th.
  • We will have our Spelling Test that will focus on Words with Final Long e Sounds next Monday, March 8th.
  • The 2nd Trimester ends next week on Wednesday, March 10th.

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe, healthy and warm!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of February 22nd - 26th

Posted on Feb 22, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we began our focus on the next chapter in our textbook: Chapter 6. We also began our focus on the season of Lent last week as well. 

In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue focusing on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook: Chapter 6. We will be continuing to learn all about Chapter 6! In Religion Class this week, we will continue reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 6 of our book. We will also continue to discuss all about the Lenten season this week. We will be discussing, sharing information and working some different activities while learning all about Lent this week! We will work on: some reflection activities related to Lent and our Lenten promises, our Week One and Week Two of our Lenten Journey Booklets, as well as filling in our Lenten calendars.

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we began our focus on the next lesson in our hardcover: Lesson 4. We began reading and discussing this lesson, as well as working with our Vocabulary Words for this lesson.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue as well as finish up our focus on the next lesson in our hardcover textbook: Lesson 4. We will continue to read, discuss and work with the key vocabulary words and concepts in this lesson. We will work on reading through Sections A-D, answering our Section A-D quick check questions, as well as answering our Study Guide questions for Lesson 4. We will go over and review this lesson together to prepare for our test this week. *We will have a Social Studies Test this week that will focus on Lesson 4 on this upcoming Thursday, February 25th.* Students should study their 5 Vocabulary Words and Definitions, the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Sheet, as well as the different parts to the essay question in preparation for their Lesson 4 Test on Thursday of this week.

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we finished up our focus on our eleventh group of Spelling Words. In Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our twelfth group of Spelling Words. We will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 12 Spelling Words: Words with -ed and -ing Endings*We will have our Spelling Test on Friday, February 26th that will focus on our Spelling Words that we began studying and working with at the beginning of this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. wiped

2. covered

3. mapped

4. pleasing

5. slipped

6. putting

7. traveled

8. seeking

9. visiting

10. mixed

11. shipped

12. phoning

13. offered

14. smelling

15. hiking

16. checking

17. fainted

18. landed

19. becoming

20. wandering

*Review Words:

21. traced

22. spinning

23. dancing

24. escaped

*Challenge Words:

25. honored

26. modeling

27. securing

28. shuddered

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Friday of this week.*

*Reminders*

  • Please make sure that if your Chromebook goes home, that it is returned back to school with you the next day. Thank you!
  • We will have our Social Studies Test on Lesson 4 on this upcoming Thursday, February 25th.
  • We will have our Spelling Test that will focus on Words with -ed and -ing Endings on this upcoming Friday, February 26th.

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe, healthy and warm!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of February 15th - 19th

Posted on Feb 17, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful long Holiday Weekend, as well as enjoyed their Valentine's Day and Snow Day!*

*Thank you so much to everyone for all of the beautiful flowers for Valentine's Day last week! That was so kind and thoughtful of you! I really appreciate all your kindness!*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we finished up presenting the final copies of our Role Model Projects to the class. Students also took notes on some interesting facts about our chosen role models as well as participated in a mini question and answer session after each presentation. In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue focusing on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook: Chapter 6. We will be learning all about Chapter 6! In Religion Class this week, we will begin reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 6 of our book. We will also begin to discuss Ash Wednesday and Lent this week. We will be discussing, sharing information and working some different activities while learning all about Lent this week!

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we finished up presenting the final copies of our State Brochure Projects to the class. We finished up learning all about our states! Students also took notes on and learned all about some interesting facts about our assigned states as well as participated in a mini question and answer session after each presentation. We discussed and shared information about our research on our different states, as well as our interesting fact findings together in class last week as well. In Social Studies Class last week, we also learned all about the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. We discussed and reviewed our ReadWorks article, as well as worked with some discussion questions and activities that focused on a review of our article for last week. 

In Social Studies Class this week, we will begin our focus on the next lesson in our hardcover textbook: Lesson 4. We will begin to read, discuss and work with the key vocabulary words and concepts in this lesson. We will have a test on this lesson next week.

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we began to focus on our eleventh group of Spelling Words. In Spelling Class this week, we will continue our focus on and study of our eleventh group of Spelling Words. We will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 11 Spelling Words: Homophones*Update: Our Spelling Test for this week will be postponed a day. We will have our Spelling Test on Friday, February 19th that will focus on our Spelling Words that we began studying and working with last week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. steel

2. steal

3. aloud

4. allowed

5. lesson

6. lessen

7. who's

8. whose

9. manor

10. manner

11. pedal

12. peddle

13. berry

14. bury

15. hanger

16. hangar

17. overdo

18. overdue

19. rain

20. reign

*Review Words:

21. receive

22. against

23. routine

24. style

*Challenge Words:

25. principle

26. principal

27. stationary

28. stationery

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Friday of this week.*

*Reminders*

  • On Wednesday, February 17th, the fourth grade students will be taking their second iReady Diagnostic Test for Reading on their Chromebooks. *The Chromebooks will be sent home on Wednesday night, February 17th after the iReady Test, so that they can be completely charged and then brought back and returned to school with students on Thursday, February 18th.* Thank you! 
  • Also, for Ash Wednesday on February 17th, we will have a Live Stream Mass in the Classroom and students will receive ashes today as well.

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe, healthy and warm!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of February 8th - 12th

Posted on Feb 08, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great Catholic Schools Week last week and a wonderful Super Bowl Weekend!*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we began presenting the final copies of our Role Model Project. Students chose a role model to focus on for their project. In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will finish up presenting the final copies of our Role Model Projects to the class. Students will also be taking notes on some interesting facts about our chosen role models as well as participating in a mini question and answer session after each presentation. This week, we will also begin focusing on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook: Chapter 6. We will be learning all about Chapter 6! In Religion Class this week, we will begin reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 6 of our book. 

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we began presenting the final copy of our State Brochure Projects. Students were each assigned a state to focus on, learn all about and research for their project. We worked on gathering our research, taking notes on our assigned state, as well as compiling pictures for our State Project in class. In Social Studies Class this week, we will finish up presenting the final copies of our State Brochure Projects to the class. We will finish up learning all about our states! Students will also be taking notes on and learning all about some interesting facts about our assigned states as well as participating in a mini question and answer session after each presentation. We will be discussing and sharing information about our research on our different states, as well as our interesting fact findings together in class this week as well.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will also continue focusing on a reading and writing activity: a ReadWorks article about Abraham Lincoln. We will continue focusing on and working with an article from ReadWorks called: U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln. Students will be learning all about the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. We will be discussing and reviewing our article, as well as working with some discussion questions and activities that focus on a review of our article for this week. Some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with: our vocabulary words for our article, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, main idea, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week. *We will have a Social Studies Quiz this week, on Thursday, February 11th, that will focus on our Abraham Lincoln ReadWorks article for this week, which is called: U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln.* Students should study their Study Guide Sheet in preparation for their Social Studies Quiz on Thursday of this week. This week, we will also be reading and discussing some other passages about topics and historical figures that relate to Presidents Day. We will be discussing and learning about some topics, such as the role of the President and how it has changed over time, some of our former influential Presidents throughout history, as well as why we celebrate Presidents Day.

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we finished up with our tenth group of Spelling Words. In Spelling Class this week, we will begin our focus on and study of our eleventh group of Spelling Words. We will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 11 Spelling Words: Homophones*We will have a Spelling Test next week on our Spelling Words that we began focusing on this week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for Next Week's Spelling Test:

1. steel

2. steal

3. aloud

4. allowed

5. lesson

6. lessen

7. who's

8. whose

9. manor

10. manner

11. pedal

12. peddle

13. berry

14. bury

15. hanger

16. hangar

17. overdo

18. overdue

19. rain

20. reign

*Review Words:

21. receive

22. against

23. routine

24. style

*Challenge Words:

25. principle

26. principal

27. stationary

28. stationery

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test next week.*

*Reminders*

  • We will be finishing up presenting the Final Copies of our Role Model Projects in Religion Class this week.
  • We will be finishing up presenting the Final Copies of our State Brochure Projects in Social Studies Class this week.
  • On Wednesday, February 10th, the fourth grade students will be taking their second iReady Diagnostic Test on their Chromebooks. *The Chromebooks will be sent home on Monday night, February 8th so that they can be completely charged and then brought back and returned to school with students on Tuesday, February 9th.* Thank you! 
  • This week, on Thursday Morning, February 11th, the fourth grade students will be attending Mass.
  • On Thursday, February 11th, we will have our Social Studies Quiz that will focus on our article called: U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  • Students will not have school on Friday, February 12th and on Monday, February 15th in honor of Presidents Day Weekend! Enjoy your 2 days off & your long holiday weekend!!

*Hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy the upcoming 4-day long holiday weekend!*

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe, healthy and warm!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of February 1st - 5th

Posted on Feb 01, 2021

*Hello!*

*Happy February!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful snowy weekend!*

*RELIGION*In Religion Class last week, we finished up working on the final copy of our Role Model Project. Students chose a role model to focus on for their project as well as finished up working on the rough draft and final copy portions of their Role Model Paper in class last week. The Final Copy of our Role Model Project was due by the end of class on this past Thursday, January 28th. In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on our Role Model Projects. This week, we will be presenting the Final Copies of our Role Model Projects to the class. Students will also be taking notes on some interesting facts about our chosen role models as well as participating in a mini question and answer session after each presentation.

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies Class last week, we finished up working on the final copy of our State Brochure Project. Students were each assigned a state to focus on, learn all about and research for their project last week. Students finished up working on the research, rough draft and final copy portions of their State Brochure Project in class last week. We worked on gathering our research, taking notes on our assigned state, as well as compiling pictures for our State Project (all part of the rough draft portion for our State Brochure Project) in class last week. The Final Copy of our State Brochure Project was due by the end of class on this past Friday, January 29th. In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue to focus on our State Brochure Projects. This week, we will begin presenting the Final Copies of our State Brochure Projects to the class. We will be learning all about our states! Students will also be taking notes on and learning all about some interesting facts about our assigned states as well as participating in a mini question and answer session after each presentation. We will be discussing and sharing information about our research on our different states, as well as our interesting fact findings together in class this week as well.

In Social Studies Class this week, we will also begin focusing on a reading and writing activity: a ReadWorks article about Abraham Lincoln. We will begin focusing on and working with an article from ReadWorks called: U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln. Students will be learning all about the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. We will be reading and discussing our article, as well as working with some discussion questions and activities that focus on a review of our article for this week. Some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with: our vocabulary words for our article, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, main idea, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week. *We will have a Social Studies Quiz next week, on Thursday, February 11th, that will focus on our Abraham Lincoln ReadWorks article for this week, which is called: U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln.* Next week, we will also be reading and discussing some other passages about topics and historical figures that relate to Presidents Day. We will be discussing and learning about some topics, such as the role of the President and how it has changed over time, some of our former influential Presidents throughout history, as well as why we celebrate Presidents Day.

*SPELLING*: In Spelling Class last week, we finished up with our ninth group of Spelling Words as well as began focusing on our tenth group of Spelling Words. In Spelling Class this week, we will continue our focus on and study of our tenth group of Spelling Words. We will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 10 Spelling Words: Words with Vowel /r/ Sounds (/ur/ and /or/)*We will have a Spelling Test this upcoming Friday, February 5th on our Spelling Words that we began focusing on from last week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. learn

2. dirty

3. worn

4. sore

5. thirst

6. burn

7. record

8. cure

9. board

10. course

11. worth

12. early

13. return

14. pure

15. world

16. search

17. worse

18. thirteen

19. sport

20. current

*Review Words:

21. prepare

22. alarm

23. repair

24. tear

*Challenge Words:

25. worthwhile

26. foreword

27. research

28. further

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Friday, February 5th.*

*Reminders*

  • This week, we will be celebrating: Catholic Schools Week! We are looking forward to all of the fun events!
  • *Here is the schedule of the exciting events for this week and theme for each day of Catholic Schools Week:

*Monday- Roll Out of Bed Day & All-School BINGO! (Wear your Pajamas to School!) 

*Tuesday- Game Day! (Bring in a game to play!) 

*Wednesday- Wacky Wednesday! (Wear your wackiest outfit!) & Bring in a donation for the Ronald McDonald House 

*Thursday- All-School Rosary Prayer Service 

*Friday- Falcon Spirit Day! (Wear your favorite Falcon gear or your special tie-dyed creation) & bring in a treat to enjoy this afternoon!

  • We will be presenting the Final Copies of our Role Model Projects in Religion Class this week.
  • We will be presenting the Final Copies of our State Brochure Projects in Social Studies Class this week.
  • On Friday, February 5th, we will have our Lesson 10 Spelling Test that will focus on our Words with the Vowel /r/ Sounds (/ur/ and /or/). 

*Hope you have a fantastic Catholic Schools Week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

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*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

*Hope everyone stays safe and healthy!!*

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of January 25th - 29th

Posted on Jan 25, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*RELIGION*In Religion last week, we finished up our focus on Chapter 5 in our Religion Textbook as well as began working on our Role Model Project. Students chose a role model to focus on for their project as well as worked on the rough draft portion of their Role Model Paper in class last week. In Religion Class this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on our Role Model Project. We will be working on writing, designing, illustrating and assembling the Final Copy portion of our Role Model Project in class this week. The Final Copy of this project includes the Role Model Paper (2 pages - 5 paragraphs total - an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs and a concluding paragraph - please see the format sheet for the specific detailed information and outline format for the Role Model Paper) as well as the "Role Model of the Year" Cover Page with their Portrait/Picture of their Role Model displayed on the Front. *The Final Copy of our Role Model Project will be due by the end of class on Thursday, January 28th.* Next week, we will be presenting our Final Copies of our Role Model Projects.

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies last week, we finished up our study of Lesson 3 in our Social Studies hardcover book as well as began working on our State Brochure Project. Students were each assigned a state to focus on, learn all about and research for their project last week. Students also worked on the rough draft portion of their State Project in class last week. We worked on gathering our research, taking notes on our assigned state, as well as compiling pictures for our State Project (all part of the rough draft portion for our State Brochure Project) in class last week. In Social Studies Class this week, we will continue to focus on our State Brochure ProjectWe will be working on writing, assembling and organizing the Final Copy portion of our State Brochure Project in class this week. The Final Copy of this project includes one large piece of white construction paper folded into a tri-fold and separated into 6 different parts/panels (1 brochure - 6 panels total - a cover panel, inside cover, inside middle, inside right side, back of inside right, and back cover panel - please see the format sheet titled: "Your State Travel Brochure Project - Criteria" for the specific detailed information and outline format for the State Brochure Project). *The Final Copy of our State Brochure Project will be due by the end of class on this upcoming Friday, January 29th.* Next week, we will be presenting our Final Copies of our State Brochure Projects.

*SPELLING*: In Spelling this week, we will finish up with our ninth group of Spelling Words as well as begin focusing on our tenth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 9 Spelling Words: Words with Vowel /r/ Sounds (/ar/, /ar/ and /ir/)*We will have a Spelling Test this upcoming Tuesday, January 26th on our Spelling Words from last week.* Please refer to the list below.

*Here is the List of Spelling Words to Study for This Week's Spelling Test:

1. spark

2. prepare

3. cheer

4. tear

5. scarf

6. scare

7. repair

8. earring

9. scarce

10. weird

11. sharp

12. rear

13. spare

14. gear

15. hairy

16. compare

17. alarm

18. harsh

19. upstairs

20. square

*Review Words:

21. allow

22. cause

23. stalk

24. south

*Challenge Words:

25. aware

26. pardon

27. career

28. weary

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the beginning of this week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Tuesday, January 26th.*

*Reminders*

  • On Tuesday, January 26th, we will have our Lesson 9 Spelling Test that will focus on our Words with the Vowel /r/ Sounds (/ar/, /ar/, and /ir/). 
  • The Final Copy of our Role Model Project will be due by the end of our class period on Thursday, January 28th.
  • The Final Copy of our State Brochure Project will be due by the end of our class period on Friday, January 29th.
  • Next week is Catholic Schools Week!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

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*Thank you so much again for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!*

**Wishing you and your families a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!**

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of January 18th - 22nd

Posted on Jan 19, 2021

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Weekend and enjoyed their day off!*

*I would like to welcome everyone back to school and back to our classroom for in-person learning this week! It is so nice to be back at school with everyone. I want to congratulate all of the students on a successful session of remote learning! The students did such a great job with their e-learning during these past two weeks. Well done! I was so impressed with how well the students adapted to and navigated through this most recent remote learning experience. We all learned a lot! I am very proud of all of the students for all of their hard work! Thank you so much to all of you for all of your help and support during our e-learning days as well. I really appreciate everything!*

*Also, I want to thank you all so much again for all of your kind notes, as well as all of the wonderful Christmas cards, pictures and gifts! That was so thoughtful! I really appreciate all of your kindness and generosity.*

*RELIGION*In Religion last week, we continued focusing on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook: Chapter 5. In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on and review Chapter 5 of our book! In Religion Class this week, we will be discussing, sharing and working on some different review activities related to Chapter 5 of our book. *We will have a Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 5 of our textbook on this upcoming Friday, January 22nd.* Students should study the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Sheet as well as their Chapter 5 Review Pages in their Religion Book. We will also start working on our Role Model Project in class this week. We will be discussing qualities that a good role model would possess and some examples of what it means to be one. Students will choose a role model to focus on for their project this week. We will be working on writing the rough draft portion of our Role Model Project in class this week.

*SOCIAL STUDIES*In Social Studies last week, we continued our study of the next lesson in our Social Studies hardcover book: Lesson 3. In Social Studies this week, we will continue to focus on and review Lesson 3! We will be reading, discussing and working on some different activities related to Lesson 3 of our book. We will discuss and review our Vocabulary Words and definitions for Lesson 3, as well as go over the answers to our Study Guide Review Sheet for this lesson as well. *We will have a Social Studies Quiz that will focus on Lesson 3 of our hardcover book on this upcoming Thursday, January 21st.* Students should study the answers to the questions on their Study Guide Review Sheet as well as their Vocabulary Words and Definitions in preparation for the Lesson 3 Quiz on Thursday. This week, we will also be focusing on some other reading and writing activities. This week, we will be focusing on and working with an article from ReadWorks that focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr. called: Honoring King. We will be discussing and reviewing our comprehension questions for our article, as well as working with and learning all about some vocabulary words, discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our article for this week. This week, we will be discussing and learning about topics such as civil rights as well as why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will also begin working on our State Brochure Project in class this week. Students will each be assigned a state to learn all about and research for this project. We will be working on our research as well as taking notes on our state (the rough draft for our project). Next week, we will work on our final copies.

*SPELLING*: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our ninth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 9 Spelling Words: Words with Vowel /r/ Sounds (/ar/, /ar/ and /ir/)*We will have a Spelling Test next Tuesday, January 26th on our Spelling Words for this week.* 

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. spark

2. prepare

3. cheer

4. tear

5. scarf

6. scare

7. repair

8. earring

9. scarce

10. weird

11. sharp

12. rear

13. spare

14. gear

15. hairy

16. compare

17. alarm

18. harsh

19. upstairs

20. square

*Review Words:

21. allow

22. cause

23. stalk

24. south

*Challenge Words:

25. aware

26. pardon

27. career

28. weary

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Tuesday, January 26th.*

*Reminders*

  • This week, we return back to school for in-person learning!
  • *Please make sure that students bring all of their materials back to school that they brought home with them over Christmas Break & for Remote Learning Time, including their e-learning folder, iPad and charger as well. Also, please have students put all of their completed work back into their e-learning folder and keep it all together in there so that all of their work will be ready to be returned back to school and turned in as needed as well. Thank you!
  • On Thursday, January 21st, we will have a Social Studies Quiz that will focus on Lesson 3 of our hardcover book.
  • On Friday, January 22nd, we will have a Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 5 of our textbook.
  • We will have our Lesson 9 Spelling Test that will focus on our Words with the Vowel /r/ Sounds (/ar/, /ar/, and /ir/) on Tuesday of next week, January 26th. 

*Hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

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*Thank you so much again for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF, especially during these past two weeks of remote learning days!*

**Wishing you and your families a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!**

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of January 11th - 15th (E-Learning Continues...)

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

*Hello!*

*I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed their Break!*

*Also, I want to thank you all so much for all of your kind notes, as well as all of the wonderful Christmas cards, pictures and gifts! That was so thoughtful! I really appreciate all of your kindness and generosity.*

*RELIGION: In Religion last week, we worked on some journal question activities about our Christmas Break and discussed some Advent and Random Act of Christmas Kindness reflections. We also began focusing on the next chapter in our Religion Textbook: Chapter 5. In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on and learn all about Chapter 5! In Religion Class this week, we will be reading, discussing and working on some different activities and worksheets related to Chapter 5 of our book.  

*SOCIAL STUDIESIn Social Studies last week, we shared some information and interesting facts about our chosen country for our Christmas Around the World Project, as well as discussed some similarities and differences between how our chosen country celebrated Christmas and how we celebrate Christmas with our families. Last week, we also began our study of the next lesson in our Social Studies hardcover book: Lesson 3. In Social Studies this week, we will continue to focus on and learn all about Lesson 3! We will be reading, discussing and working on some different activities related to Lesson 3 of our book. We will work on and discuss our Vocabulary Words and definitions for Lesson 3, as well as answer our key Quick Check Questions for Sections A-D of this lesson as well. This week, we will also be focusing on some other reading and writing activities. This week, we will be focusing on and working with an article from ReadWorks that focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr. called: Honoring King. We will be reading and discussing our article, as well as working with and learning all about some vocabulary words, discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our article for this week. We will also be practicing with some extended responses this week. This week, we will be discussing and learning about topics such as civil rights as well as why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will also be reading about and learning all about two famous historical figures while working on some comparing and contrasting in our ReadWorks article.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will continue with our eighth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 8 spelling words: Words with the /ou/ and /o/ Vowel Sounds*We will have a Spelling Test on Friday, January 15th on our Spelling Words for this week.* This Spelling Test will be administered during our Live Google Meet Classes on Friday.

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. aloud

2. bald

3. hawk

4. south

5. faucet

6. proud

7. claw

8. tower

9. stalk

10. couple

11. howl

12. false

13. dawn

14. allow

15. drown

16. pause

17. fault

18. cause

19. amount

20. cloudier

*Review Words:

21. crooked

22. group

23. prove

24. foolish

*Challenge Words:

25. author

26. sprawl

27. ounce

28. coward

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week in preparation for your Spelling Test on Friday, January 15th.*

*Reminders*

  • This week, we begin our second week of remote learning.
  • We will have our Lesson 8 Spelling Test that will focus on our Words with the /ou/ and /o/ Vowel Sounds this upcoming Friday, January 15th. The Spelling Test will be administered during our Live Google Meet Classes on Friday.
  • Students will not have school next Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Hope you all enjoy your day off!
  • We will return back to school for in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th. Looking forward to seeing everyone back at school soon!

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming 3-Day Holiday Weekend!*

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*Below, you will find some reminder information as well as the schedule for our e-learning days for this week (January 11th - 15th).* 

*Dear Homeroom 211 Parents,

              I wanted to remind everyone about the information for the e-learning schedule for your child for this week. The e-learning days will continue this week from Monday, January 11th up until Friday, January 15th. Students will return to school to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th. Just a reminder, your child should have taken home all of the necessary books, materials and work that he/she will need to be successful during our e-learning days this week. Some of these items include: e-learning packets for each class paperclipped together in a folder, an iPad and charger, a whiteboard and dry erase marker, as well as some textbooks and notebooks. For the most part, students will continue to follow their usual daily in-person schedule for their e-learning days for this week. Each class will begin with a live instruction portion through Google Meet. Each live instruction meeting will then be followed by independent work time for students. *Please Note: Just a reminder that the Google Meet link may not appear on the student’s Google Classroom until the assigned time. The teachers will make the links for the meetings live right before the meetings begin. At that point, the teacher will be in the Google Meet, awaiting the arrival of the students. Students should not log in any earlier than the assigned time. This will ensure that the teacher is the first one to join the meeting and will then be able to control the technical settings during the meeting.*

* Here is some information regarding Homeroom 211’s schedule for e-learning for this week:

* “Live” Instruction will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this week. * Here is the information for Wednesday of this week: Wednesday of this week will be reserved for iReady (Math and Reading). Wednesday will also be reserved as a day to catch up on any assignments, participate in small group meetings (if necessary), as well as reach out to teachers with questions, or for extra assistance or support if needed. Teachers will be available to provide assistance to students on Wednesday if needed. Students may email their teachers for any help or assistance that they might need on Wednesday. *Students will also have their Wednesday Special (Art Class) from 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM.* 

* Here is the schedule of the Live Meeting Times for Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday for the e-learning classes for this week:

  • 8:15 AM – Live Instruction Google Meet – (with Mrs. Hughes in the Reading Google Classroom on Monday & Tuesday of this week) / (and with Mrs. Sullivan in the Math Google Classroom on Thursday & Friday of this week) for Reading/Math Class. *Independent work time to follow live instruction. *Mrs. Hughes/Mrs. Sullivan will be available for this class during the entire time slot if any students need assistance or have any questions.
  • 9:45 AM  Live Instruction Google Meet with Mrs. Kovatch for ELA and Science Class. *Independent work time to follow live instruction. *Mrs. Kovatch will be available for this class during the entire time slot if any students need assistance or have questions.
  • 11:10 AM – 12 PM  Student Break Time / Lunch / Recess
  • 12:05 – 12:55 PM  Specials (All Specials will begin with a live meeting through the regular 4th Grade Specials Google Classroom or another specified Google Classroom for that particular Special Class. Specials will take place every day this week from 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM, except for on Wednesday when the Special Class: Art, will take place from 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM.)
  • *Specials Schedule:

Monday: Library (12:05 PM - 12:55 PM)

Tuesday: Spanish (12:05 PM - 12:55 PM)

Wednesday: Art (10:45 AM - 11:15 AM)

Thursday: Computer (12:05 PM - 12:55 PM)

Friday: Gym (12:05 PM - 12:55 PM)

  • 1:15 PM – Live Instruction Google Meet with Mrs. Namoff for Religion, Social Studies and Spelling Class. *Independent work time to follow live instruction. *Mrs. Namoff will be available for this class during the entire time slot if any students need assistance or have any questions.

* Here are some additional reminders regarding e-learning this week:

*Attendance will be taken during the first class session of the day and will then be sent to the office. If your child will not be able to attend class, or will have to leave early or arrive late to a class during any of our e-learning days this week, please email both the teacher and the office as well. Thank you!

*All of the fourth grade teachers will be posting daily work in each of their Google Classrooms this week for students to reference, as well as any information, directions or due dates for e-learning work and assignments.

*If you or your child ever have any questions about anything as we continue with our remote learning this week, please feel free to reach out to any of the fourth grade teachers and send us an email.

*Thank you so much again for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF, especially during these remote learning days!

*Wishing you and your families a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of December 21st - 25th & E-Learning Information

Posted on Dec 22, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on and learn all about the season of Advent! In Religion Class this week, we will be reading, discussing and working on some different activities related to the season of Advent. We will be continuing to work in our booklet called: "My Advent Booklet," focusing on the portion for Week #4, which focuses on the theme of Love. We will also be continuing to work on our "Advent: The Christmas Story" Booklets as well. We will be continuing to focus on taking part in and completing Random Acts of Christmas Kindness, as well as writing and discussing our reflections for these in class this week. 

*SOCIAL STUDIESIn Social Studies last week, we finished up working on our Christmas Around the World Mini Project, and turned it in. We researched information about our chosen country for our Christmas Around the World Project last week as well. This week, we will continue focusing on our Christmas Around the World Projects. We will be presenting the final copies of our Christmas Around the World Projects this week. 

*SPELLING: We will work on some Spelling Scramble worksheets as well as some Spelling Direction worksheets with words related to the Christmas holiday. We will not start a new lesson in Spelling until after Christmas Break.

*Reminders*

  • We will be learning all about the fourth week of Advent that focuses on Love in Religion Class this week!
  • We will also be presenting our Christmas Around the World Projects in Social Studies Class this week!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming Christmas Break!*

*******

*Below, you will find a letter that will explain the information and schedule for our e-learning days for after Christmas Break (January 6th - 15th).* 

*Thank you!*

*Dear Homeroom 211 Parents,

              We finally made it to Christmas Break!! I want to thank all of you so much for all of your understanding, kindness and support so far this school year, especially with all of our new safety guidelines that we have in place. I am so glad to be partnering with you during this unique school year!

              I wanted to reach out to you to let you know some information about the e-learning schedule for your child for after Christmas Break. The e-learning days will begin on January 6th and continue until January 15th. Students will return to school on January 19th. Your child should have taken home all of the necessary books, materials and work that he/she will need to be successful during our e-learning days. Some of these items include: e-learning packets for each class paperclipped together in a folder, an iPad and charger, a whiteboard and dry erase marker, as well as some textbooks and notebooks. Students have been practicing how to log in to Google Classroom and how to navigate using their iPad. For the most past, students will be following their usual daily in-person schedule for their e-learning days. Each class will begin with a live instruction portion through Google Meet. Each live instruction meeting will then be followed by independent work time for students. *Please Note: The Google Meet link may not appear on the student’s Google Classroom until the assigned time. The teachers will make the links for the meetings live right before the meetings begin. At that point, the teacher will be in the Google Meet, awaiting the arrival of the students. Students should not log in any earlier than the assigned time. This will ensure that the teacher is the first one to join the meeting and will then be able to control the technical settings during the meeting.*

*Here is some information regarding Homeroom 211’s schedule for e-learning:

*“Live” Instruction will take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will be reserved for iReady (Math and Reading). Wednesdays will also be reserved as a day to catch up on assignments, participate in small group meetings (if necessary), as well as reach out to teachers with questions, or for extra assistance or support if needed. Teachers will be available to provide assistance to students on Wednesdays if needed. Students may email their teachers for any help or assistance that they might need on Wednesdays. *Students will also have their Wednesday Special (Art Class) from 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM.*

*Here is the schedule for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during e-learning:

  • 8:15 AMLive Instruction Google Meet with Mrs. Hughes/Mrs. Sullivan for Reading/Math Class. *Independent work time to follow live instruction. *Mrs. Hughes/Mrs. Sullivan will be available for this class during the entire time slot if any students need assistance or have any questions.
  • 9:45 AMLive Instruction Google Meet with Mrs. Kovatch for ELA and Science Class. *Independent work time to follow live instruction. *Mrs. Kovatch will be available for this class during the entire time slot if any students need assistance or have questions.
  • 11:10 AM - 12 PM – Student Break Time / Lunch / Recess
  • 12:05 – 12:55 PMSpecials (All Specials will begin with a live meeting through the Specials Google Classroom. Specials will take place every day of the week, including Wednesdays.)
  • *Specials Schedule:

Monday: Library

Tuesday: Spanish

Wednesday: Art

Thursday: Computer

Friday: Gym

  • 1:15 PM Live Instruction Google Meet with Mrs. Namoff for Religion, Social Studies and Spelling Class. *Independent work time to follow live instruction. *Mrs. Namoff will be available for this class during the entire time slot if any students need assistance or have any questions.

*Attendance will be taken during the first class session of the day and will then be sent to the office. If your child will not be able to attend class, or will have to leave early or arrive late to a class during our e-learning days, please email both the teacher and the office as well. Thank you!

*Even though our first e-learning day lands on a Wednesday (January 6th), we will still have a live Google Meet Session just for this day and come together with our homeroom. (This meeting today will only be with our homeroom students.) Students can log into their Google Classroom titled: “Mrs. Namoff’s Homeroom 211” and we will have a short meeting that will begin at 9:00 AM. This will be a check-in day for students to review e-learning information, as well as make sure that students have everything they need. We will also catch up together after our Christmas Break!

*All of the fourth grade teachers will be posting daily work in each of their Google Classrooms for students to reference, as well as any information, directions or due dates for e-learning work and assignments.

*If you or your child ever have any questions about anything as we make the transition to remote learning, please feel free to reach out to any of the fourth grade teachers and send us an email.

*Thank you so much for all that you do to support the students and teachers at SJF!

*Wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Namoff

Week of December 14th - 18th

Posted on Dec 14, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on and learn all about the season of Advent! In Religion Class this week, we will be reading, discussing and working on some different activities related to the season of Advent. We will be continuing to work in our booklet called: "My Advent Booklet," focusing on the portion for Week #3, which focuses on the theme of Joy. We will also be continuing to work on our "Advent: The Christmas Story" Booklets as well. We will be continuing to focus on taking part in and completing Random Acts of Christmas Kindness, as well as writing and discussing our reflections for these in class this week. 

*SOCIAL STUDIESIn Social Studies last week, we finished up our study of the second lesson in the first unit of our hardcover textbook. Last week, we also began focusing on a Christmas Around the World Mini Project. We chose our country and began researching our chosen country for our Christmas Around the World Project last week as well. This week, we will continue working on our Christmas Around the World Project. We will be researching on our iPads as well as recording the information about our countries on the 2 main parts of our final copy papers this week. *The Christmas Around the World Project will be due by this upcoming Friday, December 18th.* Students should have all 3 papers/parts of their Christmas Around the World Project completed by Friday, Dec. 18th: 1.) the cover page - colored and decorated, 2.) the research paper titled: "Christmas Around the World" - information about Christmas in their chosen country all recorded and filled in as well as drawings/illustrations/pictures included for this part and 3.) the written response writing paper titled: "Christmas in..." - all written and filled out, as well as neatly colored and decorated.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will continue with our seventh group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 7 spelling words: Words with the /oo/ Vowel Sounds*We will have a Spelling Test on Thursday, December 17th on our Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. bloom

2. cookbook

3. tool

4. shampoo

5. put

6. wool

7. stool

8. proof

9. prove

10. group

11. brook

12. foolish

13. bush

14. crooked

15. booth

16. raccoon

17. hook

18. groom

19. roof

20. soup

*Review Words:

21. fruit

22. crew

23. trunk

24. rescue

*Challenge Words:

25. cartoon

26. choose

27. childhood

28. bookstore

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week.*

*Reminders*

  • We will be learning all about the third week of Advent that focuses on Joy in Religion Class this week!
  • On Thursday, December 17th, we will have our Lesson 7 Spelling Test that will focus on words that contain the /oo/ Vowel Sounds.
  • On Friday, December 18th, our Christmas Around the World Project will be due for Social Studies Class. We will also be presenting our Christmas Around the World Projects in class on Friday, December 18th.

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of December 7th - 11th

Posted on Dec 07, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on and learn all about the season of Advent! In Religion Class this week, we will be reading, discussing and working on some different activities related to the season of Advent. We will be continuing to work in our booklet called: "My Advent Booklet," focusing on the portion for Week 2, which focuses on the theme of Peace. We will also be continuing to work on our "Advent: The Christmas Story" Booklets as well. We will be continuing to focus on Random Acts of Christmas Kindness, as well as writing and discussing our reflections for these in class this week. 

*SOCIAL STUDIESIn Social Studies last week, we began our study of the second lesson in the first unit of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will continue our study of the second lesson. We will be focusing on Lesson 2 of Unit 1 this week. This second lesson focuses on some of the first explorers to come to North America, and this will also continue our study of Native Americans as well. We will be reviewing and discussing Lesson 2 this week. We will be answering and going over our Study Guide Review Sheet questions for this lesson. This week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson (Lesson 2) to prepare for our test on Thursday of this week. *Students will have a test this week on Thursday, December 10th that will focus on Lesson 2 of the first unit in our textbook.* Students should be able to answer questions about the Vocabulary, as well as the different groups that we have learning about in this lesson. Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions in their notebook, their Section A-D questions and answers in their notebook, as well as the questions and answers on their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the test on Thursday of this week.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will continue with our sixth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 6 spelling words: Words with the Vowel Sounds of /u/, /yoo/, and /oo/*We will have a Spelling Test on Wednesday, December 9th on our Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. bunch

2. fruit

3. argue

4. crumb

5. crew

6. tune

7. juice

8. refuse

9. truth

10. young

11. clue

12. trunk

13. amuse

14. suit

15. rude

16. trust

17. dew

18. stuck

19. rescue

20. brush

*Review Words:

21. scent

22. heard

23. vein

24. peak

*Challenge Words:

25. undercover

26. bruise

27. accuse

28. stew

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week.*

*Reminders*

  • We will be learning all about the second week of Advent in Religion Class this week!
  • On Wednesday, December 9th, we will have our Lesson 6 Spelling Test that will focus on words that contain the short and long /u/ sound, as well as the /oo/ sound.
  • On Thursday, December 10th, we will have our Social Studies Test on Lesson 2 of Unit 1 in our hardcover book.
  • On Friday, December 11th, we will be having an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" / Holiday Out of Uniform Day! Students are encouraged to bring in at least $1. Our collection will be donated to Pro Labore Dei.

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of November 30th - December 4th

Posted on Nov 30, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed their break!*

*It was so nice to virtually meet with everyone on Zoom for Parent Teacher Conferences last week! Thank you so much to all of you for all of your continued help and support during this uncertain time. Also, thank you so much for all that you do each day to support our teachers and students while we navigate through in person learning. Thank you for partnering and working together with us to help make this unique school year a successful one for your fourth grade child! I am so appreciative and thankful for everything.*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will begin to focus on and learn all about the season of Advent! In Religion Class this week, we will be reading, discussing and working on some different activities related to the season of Advent. We will also be making Advent Wreaths as a mini project in class this week that the students can take home with them as well as keep at home. 

*SOCIAL STUDIESIn Social Studies before Thanksgiving Break, we finished up our study of the first lesson in the first unit of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will begin our study of the second lesson of our hardcover textbook. We will be focusing on Lesson 2 of Unit 1 this week. This second lesson focuses on some of the first explorers to come to North America, and this will also continue our study of Native Americans as well. We will be reading and discussing Lesson 2 this week. We will read and discuss the sections, as well as work on answering our key questions for this lesson. Later on in the week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson (Lesson 2) as well.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our sixth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 6 spelling words: Words with the Vowel Sounds of /u/, /yoo/, and /oo/*We will have a Spelling Test next week on our Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. bunch

2. fruit

3. argue

4. crumb

5. crew

6. tune

7. juice

8. refuse

9. truth

10. young

11. clue

12. trunk

13. amuse

14. suit

15. rude

16. trust

17. dew

18. stuck

19. rescue

20. brush

*Review Words:

21. scent

22. heard

23. vein

24. peak

*Challenge Words:

25. undercover

26. bruise

27. accuse

28. stew

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week.*

*Reminders*

  • We will be learning all about the first week of Advent in Religion Class this week!
  • This Monday, November 30th, marks the end of our 1st Trimester. Great job everyone! Here's to a wonderful and successful 1st Trimester!
  • On Thursday of this week, December 3rd, Reports Cards will be distributed and will go home with students. Please sign and return the envelope on Friday, December 4th. Thank you!

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of November 16th - 20th

Posted on Nov 16, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue to focus on our Saint Project Presentations. We will be finishing up presenting our Saint Projects in class this week. We will be sharing our report, focusing on all of the information that we researched about our chosen Saint, as well as sharing any items that represent our chosen Saint during our presentations this week. In Religion Class this week, we will also continue & finish up our focus on the fourth chapter in our Blest Are We textbook as well: Chapter 4. This Chapter focuses on: The Commandments and The Lord's Prayer.  We will be reviewing Chapter 4, as well as completing and going over the Chapter Review and Study Guide that go along with this chapter of our book this week. We will be preparing for our Ch. 4 Test on Friday. *Students will have a Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 4 of our book on this upcoming Friday, November 20th.* Students should study their Chapter Review and Study Guide in preparation for the test on Friday of this week.

*SOCIAL STUDIESIn Social Studies last week, we began our study of the first lesson in the first unit of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will continue and finish up our focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 1. This first lesson focuses on the First Americans, and this also begins our study of Native Americans. We will continue to focus on and learn all about the characteristics of several different Native American groups. We will review and discuss the material for this lesson. This week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson (Lesson 1) to prepare for our test on Tuesday of this week. In the beginning of this week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson by working on and going over our Study Guide Review Sheet. *Students will have a test this week on Tuesday, November 17th that will focus on Lesson 1 of the first unit in our textbook.* Students should be able to answer questions about the Vocabulary, as well as the different Native American groups that we have been learning about in this lesson. Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions in their notebook, their Section A-D questions and answers in their notebook, as well as their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the test on Tuesday of this week. In Social Studies this week, we will also focus on some other topics and information related to Thanksgiving as well. We will be reading, discussing and answering questions about two different ReadWorks articles that relate to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be studying and learning all about the history of our Government, the Mayflower Compact as well as the First Thanksgiving Meal. We will be working on some activities this week related to Thanksgiving.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will continue & finish up with our fifth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 5 spelling words: Homophones*We will have a Spelling Test this week on Wednesday, November 18th on our Homophone Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. wait

2. weight

3. heard

4. herd

5. days

6. daze

7. heel

8. heal

9. peak

10. peek

11. sent

12. cent

13. scent

14. feet

15. feat

16. vain

17. vane

18. vein

19. miner

20. minor

*Review Words:

21. throat

22. known

23. stock

24. online

*Challenge Words:

25. allowed

26. aloud

27. who's

28. whose   

*Please study, review and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week.*

*Reminders*

  • We will finish up presenting our Saint Projects in Religion Class this week!
  • *We will have our Unit 1 - Lesson 1 - Social Studies Test this week on Tuesday, November 17th.*
  • *We will have our Lesson 5 Homophones Spelling Test this week on Wednesday, November 18th.*
  • *We will have our Chapter 4 Religion Test this week on Friday, November 20th.*

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of November 9th - 13th

Posted on Nov 09, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will be focusing on our Saint Project Presentations. We will be presenting our Saint Projects in class this week. We will be sharing our report, focusing on all of the information that we researched about our chosen Saint, as well as sharing any items that represent our chosen Saint during our presentations this week. In Religion Class this week, we will also begin our focus on the next chapter in our Blest Are We Religion textbook as well: Chapter 4. This Chapter focuses on: The Commandments and The Lord's Prayer. We will be reading through Chapter 4 as well as discussing and completing the activities that go along with this chapter of our book this week. *We will have a test on Chapter 4 next Friday, November 20th.* 

*SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we began our study of the first lesson in the first unit of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will continue our focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 1. This first lesson focuses on the First Americans, and this will also begin our study of Native Americans. We will continue to focus on and learn all about the characteristics of several different Native American groups. We will review and discuss the material in the sections as well as go over our key questions for this lesson. This week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson (Lesson 1) to prepare for our test on Tuesday of next week. Later in the week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson by working on our Study Guide Review Sheet. *Students will have a test next week on Tuesday, November 17th that will focus on Lesson 1 of the first unit in our textbook.* Students should be able to answer questions about the Vocabulary, as well as the different Native American groups that we have learning about in this lesson. Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions in their notebook, their Section A-D questions and answers in their notebook, as well as their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the test on Tuesday of next week.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our fifth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 5 spelling words: Homophones*We will have a Spelling Test next week on Wednesday, November 18th on our Homophone Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. wait

2. weight

3. heard

4. herd

5. days

6. daze

7. heel

8. heal

9. peak

10. peek

11. sent

12. cent

13. scent

14. feet

15. feat

16. vain

17. vane

18. vein

19. miner

20. minor

Review Words:

21. throat

22. known

23. stock

24. online

Challenge Words:

25. allowed

26. aloud

27. who's

28. whose   

*Please study and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week.*

*Reminders*

  • We will be presenting our Saint Projects in Religion Class this week!
  • In honor of Veterans Day on Wednesday, November 11th, we will have a complete out of uniform day for a donation of at least $1. Students are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. The collection will go toward the Fisher House charity.
  • School Picture Make-Up Day is this upcoming Thursday, November 12th.
  • *We will have our Unit 1 - Lesson 1 - Social Studies Test next week on Tuesday, November 17th.*
  • *We will have our Lesson 5 Spelling Test next week on Wednesday, November 18th.*
  • *We will have our Chapter 4 Religion Test next week on Friday, November 20th.*

*Hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of November 2nd - 6th

Posted on Nov 02, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween Weekend!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will continue focusing on our Saint Project. We will finish up working on the final copy of the first 2 parts of our Saint Project in class this week. We will also be working on the rough draft and final copy of the 3rd and final part of our Saint Project this week as well: a one page written report focusing on all of the information that we researched about our chosen Saint. *The Final Copy of our Saint Project will be due by the end of class on this upcoming Friday, November 6th.* In Religion Class this week, we will also be working on some Saint Biographies and some other Saint Activities as well.

*SOCIAL STUDIESIn Social Studies last week, we finished up our study of the Earth and Map Skills. This week, we will begin focusing on the first lesson in Unit 1 of our hardcover textbook.  This first lesson focuses on the First Americans, and this will also begin our study of Native Americans. We will begin to focus on and learn all about the characteristics of several different Native American groups. This week, we will be reading and discussing Lesson 1. We will read and discuss the sections as well as answer our key questions for this lesson. We will also be discussing and working with timelines this week as well. Later in the week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson. 

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will continue with our fourth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 4 spelling words: Words with Short and Long o Vowel Sounds*We will have a Spelling Test this week on this upcoming Tuesday, November 3rd on our Short and Long o Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. block

2. shown

3. oatmeal

4. wrote

5. fellow

6. scold

7. coast

8. odd

9. locate

10. slope

11. throat

12. host

13. online

14. shock

15. solve

16. known

17. remote

18. stock

19. boast

20. globe

Review Words:

21. crime

22. flight

23. witness

24. build

Challenge Words:

25. borrow

26. compose

27. rocket

28. doctor  

*Please study and practice with your Spelling Words throughout the week.*

*Reminders*

  • *We will have our Lesson 4 Spelling Test this week on Tuesday, November 3rd.* 
  • *We will continue working on our Saint Project this week in Religion Class. The Final Copy of Our Saint Project will be due by the end of the class on this upcoming Friday, November 6th.*

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of October 26th - 30th

Posted on Oct 26, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will begin focusing on our Saint Project. We will be researching, gathering information and taking notes on our assigned Saints this week. We will begin to work on the final copy of our Saint Project in class this week as well. In Religion Class this week, we will also be learning about the Rosary as well as working on some Saint Biographies and Saint Activities as well.

*SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will finish up our study of the Earth and Map Skills. This week, we will be reviewing cardinal directions, hemispheres, and latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these map skills to locate and identify certain places and locations on a map of the United States, as well as on a map of the world. We will also be reviewing how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places (such as continents) and bodies of water (such as oceans) on a map as well. We will have a unit test this week on cardinal directions, hemispheres as well as latitude and longitude. *We will have our Map Skills Unit Test that will focus on cardinal directions, hemispheres, as well as latitude and longitude this week on Wednesday, October 28th.* Our Map Skills Unit Test will focus on all of the map skills that we have been practicing with and learning about over the past few weeks. Students should know the Vocabulary words and definitions, as well as be able to use all of these map skills to locate and identify certain places correctly on a map using these skills for their test. Students should study their cardinal direction, hemisphere and latitude and longitude vocabulary notes in the Social Studies section of their notebook, as well as their 2 review sheets, world map grid, and practice problems in preparation for The Map Skills Test on Wednesday of this week. This week, we will also be working on a Halloween-themed article activity all about the History of Halloween!

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our fourth group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 4 spelling words: Words with Short and Long o Vowel Sounds*We will have a Spelling Test next week on Tuesday, November 3rd on our Short and Long o Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. block

2. shown

3. oatmeal

4. wrote

5. fellow

6. scold

7. coast

8. odd

9. locate

10. slope

11. throat

12. host

13. online

14. shock

15. solve

16. known

17. remote

18. stock

19. boast

20. globe

Review Words:

21. crime

22. flight

23. witness

24. build

Challenge Words:

25. borrow

26. compose

27. rocket

28. doctor  

*Please study and practice your Spelling Words throughout the week.*

*Reminders*

  • *We will begin working on our Saint Project this week in Religion Class.*
  • *We will have our Map Skills Unit Test on this upcoming Wednesday, October 28th.*
  • *We will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 30th with some fun Halloween-themed activities! Unfortunately, students will not be able to bring in treats or candy this year, however, students are welcome to dress up in their costumes to celebrate on Friday.
  • *We will have our Lesson 4 Spelling Test next week on Tuesday, November 3rd.*

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

*Happy Halloween to everyone!!*

Week of October 19th - 23rd

Posted on Oct 19, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will finish up our focus on the third Chapter in our Blest Are We Book: Chapter 3. This Chapter focuses on: The Ten CommandmentsWe will be reviewing Chapter 3, as well as completing and going over the Chapter Review and Study Guide that go along with this chapter of our book this week. We will be preparing for our Ch. 3 Test on Friday. *Students will have a Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 3 of our book on Friday, October 23rd.* Students should study their Chapter Review and Study Guide in preparation for the test on Friday of this week.

*SOCIAL STUDIESIn Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. This week, we will be reviewing cardinal directions, hemispheres, and latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these map skills to locate and identify certain places and locations on a map of the United States, as well as on a map of the world. We will also be reviewing how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places (such as continents) and bodies of water (such as oceans) on a map as well. We will have a unit test next week on cardinal directions, hemispheres as well as latitude and longitude. *We will have our Map Skills Unit Test that will focus on cardinal directions, hemispheres, as well as latitude and longitude next week on Wednesday, October 28th.* Our Map Skills Unit Test will focus on all of the map skills that we have been practicing with and learning about over the past few weeks. Students should know the Vocabulary words, as well as be able to use all of these map skills to locate and identify certain places correctly on a map using these skills for their test. Students should study their cardinal direction, hemisphere and latitude and longitude vocabulary notes in the Social Studies section of their notebook, as well as their worksheets, maps, review sheet and practice problems in preparation for the test on Wednesday of next week.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will finish up with our third group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 3 spelling words: Words with Short and Long i Vowel Sounds*We will have a Spelling Test this week on Tuesday, October 20th on our Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. skill

2. crime

3. grind

4. tonight

5. brick

6. flight

7. live

8. chill

9. delight

10. build

11. ditch

12. decide

13. witness

14. wind

15. district

16. inch

17. sigh

18. fright

19. remind

20. splice

Review Words:

21. reason

22. pretend

23. member

24. believe

Challenge Words:

25. spinning

26. ticket

27. surprise

28. brighten  

*Reminders*

  • *We will have our Lesson 3 Spelling Test on Tuesday, October 20th.*
  • *We will have our Chapter 3 Religion Test on Friday, October 23rd.*
  • *We will have our Map Skills Unit Test next week on Wednesday, October 28th.*

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of October 13th - 16th

Posted on Oct 13, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful long holiday weekend and enjoyed their days off!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will begin our focus on the third Chapter in our Blest Are We Book: Chapter 3. This Chapter focuses on: The Ten CommandmentsWe will be reading through Chapter 3, as well as discussing and completing the activities that go along with this chapter of our book this week. 

*SOCIAL STUDIES: We will be learning about how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places and bodies of water on a map. In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will continue learning about, practicing with and reviewing: latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these concepts to locate and identify certain places and locations on a map of the United States, as well as on a map of the world. We will also be learning about how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places (such as continents) and bodies of water (such as oceans) on a map as well. We will have a quiz this week that will focus on latitude and longitude. *We will have our Quiz on Latitude and Longitude this upcoming Friday, October 16th.* Students should study their latitude and longitude vocabulary notes in the Social Studies section of their notebook, their maps and practice problems, as well as their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the quiz on Friday of this week.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our third group of Spelling Words. This week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 3 spelling words: Words with Short and Long i Vowel Sounds*We will have a Spelling Test next week on Tuesday, October 20th on our Spelling Words for this week.*

*Here is the List for This Week's Spelling Words:

1. skill

2. crime

3. grind

4. tonight

5. brick

6. flight

7. live

8. chill

9. delight

10. build

11. ditch

12. decide

13. witness

14. wind

15. district

16. inch

17. sigh

18. fright

19. remind

20. splice

Review Words:

21. reason

22. pretend

23. member

24. believe

Challenge Words:

25. spinning

26. ticket

27. surprise

28. brighten  

*Reminders*

  • *We will have our Latitude & Longitude Quiz on Friday, October 16th.*

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of October 5th - 9th

Posted on Oct 05, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*We are excited to celebrate SPIRIT WEEK this week at SJF!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will finish up our focus on the second Chapter in our Blest Are We Book: Chapter 2. This Chapter focuses on: Praise and Thanksgiving, as well as the structure and the main parts of the Mass. We will be reviewing Chapter 2, as well as completing and going over the Chapter Review and Study Guide that go along with this chapter of our book this week. We will be preparing for our Ch. 2 Test on Wednesday. *Students will have a Religion Test that will focus on Chapter 2 of our book on Wednesday, October 7th.* Students should study their Chapter Review and Study Guide in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week.

*SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will finish up practicing and reviewing the Cardinal Directions and Hemispheres, as well as use the cardinal directions in a fun map labeling activity! We will also begin learning all about and practicing with: latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these concepts to locate and identify certain places on a map of the world. We will also be learning about how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places and bodies of water on a map. We will have a quiz toward the end of next week that will focus on latitude and longitude.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 2 spelling words from last week: Words with Short and Long e Vowel Sounds. *Students will not have a spelling test this week.* Students will receive their next group of spelling words next week.

*Reminders*

  • *We have SPIRIT WEEK this week! Students may be out of uniform as they follow each day's theme. Here is the schedule for each day's theme this week: MondayRoll out of Bed Day - Come to School in your Pajamas! Tuesday: Our Futures are Bright Day - Wear something from the high school or college you hope to attend or dress in the clothing from a future career path. Wednesday: Sports Fan Day - Wear any clothing supporting your favorite sports team. Thursday: Falcon Spirit Wear - Complete Out of Uniform, dress in SJF Gear!*
  • *We will have our Chapter 2 Religion Test on Wednesday, October 7th.*
  • *Also, students need to have their headphones/earbuds with them for Computer Class on Thursday.*
  • *Students will not have school on Friday, October 9th or on the following Monday, October 12th. Hope everyone enjoys their upcoming long holiday weekend!*

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy your Fall Break this weekend!*

Tuesday September 29th

Posted on Sep 29, 2020

Hi Everyone!

Here is the information from today's Religion, Social Studies and Spelling Class (Tuesday, Sept. 29th):

RELIGION - Objective: To understand that at Mass we give thanks and praise to God, especially for the gift of Jesus.

We read and discussed pages 40-41 in our Religion Book. We took notes on our 3 Faith Words (Mass, Liturgy of the Word, and Liturgy of the Eucharist) and their definitions in the green box on pg. 41 in our notebook. Please complete the activity on Page 41 of your book as well as the worksheet titled: "Praise and Thanksgiving."

SOCIAL STUDIES - Objective: Review for our Cardinal Direction and Hemisphere Quiz

Please work on completing the worksheet titled: "Review Sheet for Hemisphere and Cardinal Direction Quiz." You may use your Vocabulary notes in the Social Studies section of your notebook as well as the worksheet from yesterday to help you answer the questions on the Review Sheet. If there are any questions that you get stuck on, you can leave those ones blank. Homework: Complete as many questions on the Review Sheet as you can. Study for the Quiz on Thursday, 10/1.

SPELLING - Objective: Practice identifying the short and long e vowel sounds.

Practice with your short and long e spelling words for this week. Practice identifying whether each word has a short or long e vowel sound. *Study for your spelling test Friday, 10/2 on our short and long e spelling words.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks!

-Mrs. Namoff

Week of September 28th - October 2nd

Posted on Sep 28, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

*We had a great week of school last week filled with a lot of learning, fun in our Specials Classes and movement breaks!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will begin our focus on the second Chapter in our Blest Are We Book: Chapter 2. This Chapter focuses on: Praise and Thanksgiving, as well as the structure and the main parts of the Mass. We will be reading through Chapter 2, as well as discussing and completing the activities that go along with this chapter of our book this week. 

*SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will continue learning all about and reviewing the Cardinal Directions, Intermediate Directions and Hemispheres, as well as practicing and reviewing how to locate and label them on a diagram and a map. We will also be learning about how to use these to locate and identify certain places and bodies of water on a map. We will be practicing using the Cardinal Directions and Hemispheres to navigate and locate places on a map of the world this week. We will also be working on our Study Guide Review Sheets this week to prepare for our quiz on Thursday. *We will have a Quiz on the Cardinal Directions and Hemispheres this week, on Thursday, October 1st.* Students should study their Study Guide Review Sheet, Vocabulary Notes in their notebook and their practice worksheets in preparation for the quiz this upcoming Thursday.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 2 spelling words: Words with Short and Long e Vowel Sounds. *We will have a spelling test this upcoming Friday, October 2nd on our Spelling words for this week.*

*Here is the list for this week's Spelling Words:

1. west

2. steep

3. member

4. gleam

5. fresh

6. freedom

7. speed

8. steam

9. beast

10. believe

11. speck

12. kept

13. cheap

14. pretend

15. greed

16. shelf

17. least

18. eager

19. reason

20. chief

Review Words:

21. quake

22. crayon

23. drain

24. maybe

Challenge Words:

25. complete

26. sleeve

27. engine

28. defend

*Hope you have a fantastic week!*

*Reminders*

  • *We have School Picture Day this week on Tuesday, September 29th!*
  • *Students need to have their headphones/earbuds with them for Computer Class on Thursday.

Week of September 21st - 25th

Posted on Sep 21, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a nice weekend!*

*We had a great first full week of school last week!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin each class with a Prayer, Special Intentions, a Reading and a Reflection Journal Question. This week, we will finish up our focus on the first chapter in our Blest Are We Book: Chapter 1. This Chapter focuses on God's Goodness and The Creation. *Students will have a test this upcoming Friday, September 25th, that will focus on Chapter 1 of our Religion Book.* Students should study their notes, Chapter Review and Study Guide in their notebook in preparation for the test on Friday of this week.

*SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will begin learning all about and reviewing the Cardinal Directions, Intermediate Directions and Hemispheres, as well as how to locate and label them on a diagram and a map. We will also be learning about how to use these to locate and identify certain places and bodies of water on a map. We will be practicing using the Cardinal Directions and Hemispheres to locate places on a map this week.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will be practicing and reviewing with our Lesson 1 spelling words from last week: Words with Short and Long a Vowel Sounds. We will not have a spelling test this Friday. We will begin with our next group of spelling words on Monday of next week.

*Hope you have a wonderful week!*

*Reminders*

  • Don't forget to turn in your Summer Reading and Math Work!

Week of September 14th - 18th

Posted on Sep 14, 2020

*Hello and Welcome to Our First Full Week of School!*

*We had a fun first few days of school last week learning all about Fourth Grade and getting to know more about the students in our class! I have really been enjoying getting to know all of the new Fourth Graders, and they have been doing a great job following all of the new routines and safety procedures at school, as well as adjusting to Fourth Grade!*

*RELIGION: In Religion this week, we will begin focusing on the first chapter in our Blest Are We Book: Chapter 1. This Chapter focuses on God's Goodness and The Creation. This week, we will also be finishing up reading through and discussing the first few pages of our Religion Book that focus on some background information about different kinds of prayers as well as learning about and understanding stories from The Bible. We will begin each class this week with a prayer, special intentions, a Gospel Reading and some reflection journal questions.

*SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will begin our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will be learning about and reviewing the Continents and Oceans, as well as how to locate, label and spell them correctly on a map. *Students will have a test this week on Friday, September 18th that will focus on all of the continents and major oceans. (Spelling will count.)* Students should be able to locate, label and spell all of the continents and major oceans correctly on a blank map of the world for their test on Friday of this week. Students should study their maps and review sheets in preparation for the test on Friday.

*SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Lesson 1 spelling words: Words with Short and Long a Vowel Sounds. *We will have our first Spelling Test this upcoming Friday, September 18th on our Lesson 1 Spelling Words.* You can find our Spelling Words for this week listed below.

*Here is a List of our Spelling Words for This Week:

1. blade 

2. gray        

3. past

4. quake

5. magic

6. delay

7. amaze

8. drain

9. maybe

10. break

11. sale

12. hang

13. stain

14. glass

15. raft

16. jail

17. crayon

18. fact

19. stale

20. steak

*Hope you have a fantastic week!*

*Reminders*

  • Please fill out and return the Parent Survey: "Getting to Know Your Child" to school this week. Thank you!
  • Don't forget to turn in your Summer Reading and Math Work!
  • Falcons Remember a Warrior! As many of you know, September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The St. John Fisher Family would like to show our love and support to a neighboring, St. Cajetan Family that has sadly faced this disease and recently lost their fighter. Over the weekend, Finley Bracken lost her battle to cancer and we would like to help this little Warrior's family by raising money. Students may be out of uniform on Wednesday, September 16th if they bring in a donation of at least $1. Thank you so much in advance for all of your support and generosity.

1st Week of the 2020-2021 School Year! - (Week of September 7th - 11th)

Posted on Sep 07, 2020

Hello!

Welcome Back to School and to a New School Year!

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

*We had a fun Orientation last week learning all about Fourth Grade and getting to know more about the students in our class! We also learned all about our safety procedures and got our school supplies organized!*

I would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year! I hope everyone had a great first day back to school today! My name is Mrs. Namoff and I will be teaching Religion, Social Studies and Spelling this year. I am really looking forward to working with your child in 4th grade this year. I really enjoyed meeting all the new Fourth Graders last week at Orientation and I am looking forward to a wonderful school year! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at cnamoff@sjfschool.us. I can't wait to get to know all of the new Fourth Graders this year! Just a reminder that the students will enter into school through the Kane Hall Doors in the morning as well as exit through the Kane Hall Doors for dismissal at the end of the school day as well.

I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year! 

-Mrs. Namoff

Week of May 25th - 29th

Posted on May 25, 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope you and your families had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend, and enjoyed the beautiful weather and day off! I wanted to share some reminders and updates with you. I also wanted to post the schedule and directions for the Week 10 e-learning Assignments (Week of May 25th - May 29th). This is our last week of e-learning! Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support during this difficult time, as we finish up navigating our way through the e-learning process this week! I am so grateful to all of you for all of your help and support. I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

*Reminders & Updates*:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day, as well as other important information.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram.
  • Mrs. Maxwell and Senor Madrigal would like the students to log into their Computer and Spanish Classes on Google Classroom. Thank you!
  • The work for this week (Week 10) will continue to consist of both paper and pencil as well as digital assignments. Students should sign in to their Google Classrooms whenever it is necessary to complete or make up any assignments or questions that are posted there. Please feel free though, to move through all of these assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  
  • *AR Reminder*: I wanted to make sure that you and your child know the following information about the Accelerated Reader Program because I would like the students to continue working on their ARs. The Accelerated Reader Program may be accessed by students from home while we are out of school. Students should use the following URL for access: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx                      The screen that comes up should be the same one they are used to seeing at school. If you have any questions about accessing the Accelerated Reader Program from home, please feel free to email Mrs. Keller at: kkeller@sjfschool.net. *The students should have had 2 more ARs (for a total of 6 all together) completed by this past Friday, May 22nd.*
  • Please check in on PowerSchool for an update on any missing assignments for Reading and/or Social Studies. Thank you!
  • As Mrs. Nash said in her email last week, our last official day of e-learning is Tuesday.  There will be no work assigned for Monday, as it is Memorial Day, and the rest of the week, Wednesday-Friday, will be catch-up days.  
  • I have been in the process of continuing to update grades in PowerSchool (for all assignments through last week), so that you can see what, if any, assignments are still missing.   I know keeping track of all of the assignments and work can be difficult, and depending on how assignments were turned-in on Google Classroom, there may be some things marked missing even though they were completed, so I think PowerSchool will be the easiest place to see if any assignments have not been turned in. If, after checking PowerSchool, you believe that there are any assignments that have been marked as missing, but have already been turned in, please send me an email to let me know so that I can update the status of those assignments in PowerSchool. Also, please let me know if you have any questions regarding any missing assignments. Thank you for all of your help!   

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the amazing work! I'm so proud of how hard the students have been working during this e-learning process and throughout this school year! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. I am here if you need anything.

Stay safe and healthy!

-Ms. Garrity

Week 10 Assignments  

 

*Last Week of E-Learning May 26th-May 29th*

*Tuesday*

English- Come to your classroom’s Zoom meeting to share your odes! Times for the rooms are: Room 212 at 10:00, Room 210 at 11:00, and Room 211 at 12:00.  I will email links and passwords for the meetings to parents. I look forward to seeing what you came up with and hearing your awesome poems! *Please have your poem ready to share with everyone: if you typed it in Google Classroom, please make sure you have it written down so that you can read it to the class during the meeting.  **If you cannot attend the Zoom meeting please be sure to either submit your ode in Google Classroom or take a picture and email it to me. 

 

*Don't forget you can also work on your Digital Memory Book this week if you'd like to have that as a keepsake from our year! If you look through my previous blog posts from throughout this year, you can find some class pictures to add to your show too!

 

Math-In google classroom under classwork please find and finish the symmetrical butterfly.  You can download using Kami or you can print.  

 

Social Studies-*Please finish up working on your Mini Region Project. The form/sheet as well as the specific directions for the Final Copy of the Mini Region Project can be found in Google Classroom. You can also find updated information regarding the Mini Region Project in an announcement that was posted on May 20th in our Social Studies Class on Google Classroom.  *You can take a picture of the hard copy of your Project (the sheet that you filled out) and send it to me OR you can type up your region information on a document and send/turn in your document. *Reminder: The Mini Region Project will be due by this upcoming Wednesday, May 27th.*

 

*Wednesday- End of the Year Zoom Meetings!*

-We will do some fun activities, like a scavenger hunt and some trivia, and we will share some of our favorite memories from our year!  Room 210’s meeting will be at 10:00, Room 211’s meeting will be at 11:00, and Room 212’s meeting will be at 12:00. Passwords and links will be emailed on Tuesday.  Obviously, this is not how we envisioned ending our year, but I am looking forward to seeing everyone and having a fun last Zoom meeting together!    

 

 

*Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: Catch-Up Days*

-Catch up on any missing assignments from the previous weeks of e-learning. It is important to use these days to complete missing work, if you have any. We will then update any late assignments in PowerSchool for final grades.  

 

 

Week of May 18th - 22nd

Posted on May 18, 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope you and your families had a nice weekend! I wanted to share some reminders and updates with you. I also wanted to post the schedule and directions for the Week 9 e-learning Assignments (Week of May 18th - May 22nd). Thank you for your continued patience, understanding and support during this difficult time, as we navigate through this new e-learning process! I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

*Reminders & Updates*:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day, as well as other important information.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram.
  • Mrs. Maxwell and Senor Madrigal would like the students to log into their Computer and Spanish Classes on Google Classroom. Thank you!
  • The work for this week (Week 9) will continue to consist of both paper and pencil as well as digital assignments. Students should sign in to their Google Classrooms whenever it is necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. Spelling, Writing and Religion assignments for the week are posted first, and should be completed over the course of the whole week. Please feel free though, to move through all of these assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  
  • *AR Reminder*: I wanted to make sure that you and your child know the following information about the Accelerated Reader Program because I would like the students to continue working on their ARs. The Accelerated Reader Program may be accessed by students from home while we are out of school. Students should use the following URL for access: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx                      The screen that comes up should be the same one they are used to seeing at school. If you have any questions about accessing the Accelerated Reader Program from home, please feel free to email Mrs. Keller at: kkeller@sjfschool.net. *The students should have 2 more ARs (for a total of 6 all together) completed by this upcoming Friday, May 22nd.*
  • Please check in on PowerSchool for an update on any missing assignments for Reading and/or Social Studies. Thank you!
  • We will be following our regular e-learning schedule this week. Thank you.

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the amazing work! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. I am here if you need anything.

Stay safe and healthy!

-Ms. Garrity

Week 9 Assignments-May 18th-May 22nd

-*Work will continue to be a combination of paper and pencil and digital assignments. Students should sign-in to Google Classroom whenever necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. 

 

-*Writing, Spelling, and Religion assignments for the week are posted first, and should be completed over the course of the whole week.  

 

*Obviously feel free to move through all of the assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  

 

*Please reach out if you have any questions!  

 

*Information from Ms. Garrity: We will have our May Book Report Zoom Meetings this upcoming Tuesday, May 19th. I have the following times scheduled: Homeroom 210 at 10:00 AM, Homeroom 211 at 11:00 AM and Homeroom 212 at 12:00 PM. I will post links and information for the Zoom Meetings on Monday in our Reading Class on Google Classroom. I hope you are able to join us on Zoom to show off your Bookmarks and share your creativity with us on Tuesday! I look forward to seeing your work!

Work To Complete Over the Course of the Week 

 

*Spelling

-Complete Unit 35 pages 228-231.

 

*Writing-End of the Year Memory Book 

**Found in Mrs. Kovatch’s Language Arts Google Classroom

-Instead of a Paragraph of the Week writing assignment, I have posted an End of the Year Digital Memory Book in our Language Arts Google Classroom page.  Each student will have their own “copy” of the Memory Book, and they can make it their own by filling in the prompts/questions on the pages and they can even add their own pictures!  There are spots on the slides for pictures, and I have a ton of pictures of my blog, so feel free to go there and download some of those pictures if you’d like to use them!  You can also always insert clipart or images from an internet search, too.  The Memory Book should be completed over the course of this week and next week.  Even though we can’t end the year together as we would like to, I thought this would be a fun way to reflect on our year and all the fun we had together! At the end, you will have your very own memory book to keep!      

 

Religion-Chapter 14: In this chapter, we will focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, also know as Penance. God forgives our sins and reunites us with himself and the members of the Church.

-Read pages 213-220  

-Complete activities on pages 213 and 215.

-Watch Youtube Video on Reconciliation

-Written assignment:  Answer questions on the document in google classroom in classwork and return back to me.

-Pray an Act of Contrition

 

Schedule of Assignments by Day

 

*Monday*

Math-  We will begin chapter seven, Adding and Subtracting Fractions. 

-Watch Screencastify video  Follow along in Math book pages 399 & 401: 405 & 407

-Watch YouTube video introducing mixed and improper fractions

-Written Assignment page 410  1-14  Take a picture and email back to me.

 

Science-Log-in to Google Classroom and complete the following activities:

  1.  Watch the “Conductors and Insulators Part 1” Video *I will be going over the reading and information that you will be using in the second part of your assignment.
  2. Watch the “Conductors and Insulators Part 2” Video * We will be sorting different materials as either conductors or insulators.  

*Sorry there are two videos!  I had some Katelyn complications and had to re-do the end! :)

  1. Complete the “Conductors and Insulators” assignment.  The passage on the first slide is the reading and information I went over in the video.  You can use the reading and video to help you complete the questions on slides 2 and 3. *Your answers should be written in complete sentences. Please remember to “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished. 

 

Social Studies-*Review for the Southwest Region States & Capitals Quiz this upcoming Wednesday, May 20th.* (*Reminder: The SW Region Materials can be found in Google Classroom)

-Study your Southwest Region Map

-Practice your Southwest Region States and Capitals using your blank SW Region Map(s)

-Practice with your Southwest Region State and Capital Flashcards

*Important: We will have a Quiz on the States and Capitals of the Southwest Region this upcoming Wednesday, May 20th. You will not have access to a Word Bank on this Quiz and Spelling will count. You will need to know how to spell all of the States and Capitals in this region correctly without the use of a Word Bank for the Quiz.

 *Important Reminder: Please make sure that you have chosen one of the five regions that we have been studying to focus on for your Mini Region Project. The instructions and format for this mini project are posted in Google Classroom. You should continue researching & recording your information about the region that you chose this week. You should also begin working on the Final Copy of your Project this week as well. The Final Copy of the Mini Region Project will be due by next Monday, May 25th.*

 

*Tuesday* 

Zoom Math Office Hours  10:00 - 11:00  Please hop on if you have any questions, concerns, or just to visit.  

Phyllis Sullivan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Math offfice meetng

Time: May 19, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78154214655

Meeting ID: 781 5421 4655

Password: 8eW9Ar

 

English-Log-In to Google Classroom and complete the following assignments: 

  1. Watch the “Imagery Lesson” video.  During the video I will go over the Imagery Page (page 7) of your Figurative Language Packet (dropped off to your house before Week 3), so please have that with you so you can complete it.  

 

  1. Watch the “How To Write an Ode” video on Google Classroom.  Then you can begin working on writing your own odes.  *Write a rough draft first...Please follow the directions for writing an ode that are posted and work to incorporate lots of figurative language.  Then write your final copy and work on your picture that goes with it.  **We will be sharing our poems in a Zoom meeting next week.

 

*A Figurative Language Assessment is part of Thursday’s assignment.  So feel free to review the different types of figurative language you have learned as much as you’d like to before you take the assessment.  

 

Vocabulary- 1. Complete pages 146 and 147 in your Vocabulary book.  You can log-in to Google Classroom and look under the “Check Your Work” section to see a video and check your answers. 

2. You can also review your words and definitions.  *You will be taking your Unit 14 quiz in Google Classroom on Thursday.  


 

Reading-Please finish up working on your Bookmark for the May Book Report. The Final Copy of your Bookmark for the May Book Report is due by today. We will be sharing our Bookmarks with our classmates over a Zoom Meeting today! Each Homeroom will be assigned a designated Zoom time. Homeroom 210’s Meeting will be at 10:00 AM. Homeroom 211’s Meeting will be at 11:00 AM. Homeroom 212’s Meeting will be at 12:00 PM. Please check our Reading Class in Google Classroom for the links and information about joining our Zoom Meetings today. This information was posted in Google Classroom yesterday. I am looking forward to this opportunity for everyone to be able to show off their Bookmarks and share their creativity with us! I hope you can join us on Zoom today!

 

· Watch the Videos that focus on our Skills for this week (these videos can be found in Google Classroom)

- Practice: Read through the ReadWorks Passage and answer the Questions that focus on our skills so you can practice using them (Both the Passage and Questions can be found on Google Classroom)

-Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 more Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) will be due by this upcoming Friday, May 22nd.* (Link: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx

 

*Wednesday*

Math- Zoom Classroom  Instruction    We will go over MIxed Numbers.  Codes to follow. 

Room 210  10:00

Room 211  11:00

Room 212  1200

 

-Written Assignment  Google classroom  Classwork  Math Review #3 

 

-Extra Credit #2  In SEESAW, tell me about five geometric shapes you found outside.  

 

Science-1.  Log-In to Google Classroom and Complete the Electricity Assessment Google Form.  *You can use the videos, readings, and previous assignments on electricity to help you answer the questions.  

 

Social Studies-*Review for your Southwest Region States & Capitals Quiz today* (*Reminder: You will not have access to a Word Bank on this Quiz and Spelling will count. You will need to know how to spell all of the States and Capitals in this region correctly without the use of a Word Bank for the Quiz today)

-Study your Southwest Region Map

- Practice your Southwest Region States and Capitals using your blank SW Region Map(s)

-Practice with your Southwest Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Take the Southwest Region States and Capitals Quiz on Google Classroom

 *Important Reminder: The instructions and format for the Mini Region Project are posted in Google Classroom. You should finish up researching and recording your information about the region that you chose this week. You should also continue working on the Final Copy of your Mini Region Project this week as well. The Final Copy of the Mini Region Project will be due by next Monday, May 25th.*

 

*Thursday*

English-  

  1. Log-in to Google Classroom and watch the “Figurative Language Review” Video.  I will be giving you some sentences that use figurative language and asking you to identify which type of figurative language is being used in the sentences.  I recommend using a sheet of paper to write your answers down as you go through the video, or you can use a dry erase board if you have one. 
  2. Complete the Figurative Language Assessment.  Remember to click submit at the end of the form.   
  3. Continue working on your Ode writing assignment.

 

Vocabulary-1. Review your Unit 14 words and definitions.  *You can look over your definitions, make flashcards, or have a family member quiz you.  

2. Log-in to Google Classroom to complete and submit your Unit 14 Vocabulary Quiz.  

 

Reading-Watch the Videos that continue to focus on our Skills for this week (these videos can be found in Google Classroom)

- Practice: Read through the ReadWorks Passage and answer the Questions that focus on our skills so you can practice using them (Both the Passage and Questions can be found on Google Classroom)

- Complete the Extended Response Assignment that focuses on our Skills for this week and turn it in (submit it) on Google Classroom

- Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 more Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) are due by tomorrow, Friday, May 22nd.*

 

*Friday*

Catch-Up Day- Finish up any assignments you need to from this week (or previous weeks).

 

Virtual Field Trip- In honor of Memorial Day, you can watch the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. The tomb has been guarded continuously (24 hours a day/365 days a year) since 1937.  Each guard takes 21 steps down a black mat, turns and faces the Tomb for 21 seconds, changes the position of his rifle to the side away from the Tomb, and walks back down the mat 21 steps. (The number 21 represents a 21 gun salute) This is repeated until the soldier is relieved of duty. Each Guard is on duty for 30 minutes during the summer (April 1-September 30) and one hour during the winter (October 1-March 31). When Arlington Cemetery is closed the guards change every two hours. Even when there is no one around, the same procedure is followed with perfect precision.

-Log-in to Seesaw watch the video and learn more.  Be sure to listen to Mrs. Sullivan’s directions before you begin!  

 

*Additional Assignments You Can Complete Each Day!*

  • Work on Khan Academy or Reflex for 15 minutes. 
  • Read independently for 15 minutes. 
  • Practice your handwriting and complete a page in your book. 
  • Pray an Our Father or Hail Mary each day and add your intentions for all the people who need our prayers.  Don't forget to be grateful and thankful for all that you have.

*Check-in on Seesaw and share what you are doing with your teachers and classmates!* 

 

Week of May 11th - 15th

Posted on May 10, 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope you and your families had a nice Mother's Day Weekend! I wanted to share some reminders and updates with you. I also wanted to post the schedule and directions for the Week 8 e-learning assignments (Week of May 11th - May 15th). Please bear with us as we continue to learn to navigate through this new e-learning process. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this difficult time! I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

*Reminders & Updates*:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day, as well as other important information.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram.
  • Mrs. Maxwell and Senor Madrigal would like the students to log into their Computer and Spanish Classes on Google Classroom. Thank you!
  • The work for this week (Week 8) will continue to consist of both paper and pencil as well as digital assignments. Students should sign in to their Google Classrooms whenever it is necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. Spelling, Writing and Religion assignments for the week are posted first, and should be completed over the course of the whole week. Please feel free though, to move through all of these assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  
  • *AR Reminder*: I wanted to make sure that you and your child know the following information about the Accelerated Reader Program because I would like the students to continue working on their ARs. The Accelerated Reader Program may be accessed by students from home while we are out of school. Students should use the following URL for access: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx                      The screen that comes up should be the same one they are used to seeing at school. If you have any questions about accessing the Accelerated Reader Program from home, please feel free to email Mrs. Keller at: kkeller@sjfschool.net. *The students should have 2 more ARs (for a total of 6 all together) completed by next Friday, May 22nd.*
  • We will be following our regular e-learning schedule this week. Thank you.

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the great work! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. I am here if you need anything.

Stay safe and healthy!

-Ms. Garrity

Week 8 Assignments-May 11th-May 15th

-Work will continue to be a combination of paper and pencil and digital assignments. Students should sign-in to Google Classroom whenever necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. 

 

-*Writing, Spelling, and Religion assignments for the week are posted first, and should be completed over the course of the whole week.  

 

-The Animal Alliteration Poem Zoom meetings will be this Tuesday.  Times for the rooms are: Room 212 at 10:00, Room 210 at 11:00, and Room 211 at 12:00.  I will email links and passwords for the meetings to parents on Monday. Join us on Zoom to share your work! I look forward to seeing what you came up with and hearing your awesome poems! 

 

Obviously feel free to move through all of the assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  

 

Please reach out if you have any questions!  

 

Work To Complete Over the Course of the Week 

 

*Spelling

-Complete Unit 34 pages 222-225

 

*Writing-Paragraph of the Week

-A Paragraph of the Week writing assignment has been posted in the Language Arts Google Classroom page.  Each “Paragraph of the Week” digital file includes 4 Slides which can be completed over the course of the week. *Students will each be able to access their own copy of the assignment, where they can type right on the slides, and I will be able to see their work.  However, if students would rather use a pencil and paper to plan, edit, and write, that is fine, and a final draft can be emailed to me as a picture, attachment, or whatever way works best for you.  

 

Religion-This week in Religion we will focus on Mary, Our Blessed Mother.  

-Read pages 364-371 in your book.  

-Finish activity on page 365.  

-Go to google classroom and in classwork finish the document and send back to me.  

-Friday is the Virtual May crowning by our eighth graders, a beautiful tradition to honor Mary.  Set some time aside today to honor Mary, pray the Rosary or a decade of the Rosary, maybe have your own May crowning.or sing some songs dedicated to Mary. 

 


 

Schedule of Assignments by Day

 

Monday

Math-Zoom office hours  10:00 - 11:00  Check in with any questions or just to visit.

Math Office Hours

Time: May 11, 2020 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71714762296 

 

Meeting ID: 717 1476 2296

Password: 7gK3pt


 

Today we will focus on how to compare and order fractions.

-Watch YouTube Video on ordering fractions

-Watch my video on Screencastify.  Have your book open to pages 372 and 373. 

-Do practice page 375,  #2-7,  take a picture, and email back to me. 

 

Science-Log-in to Google Classroom and complete the following activities:

  1.  Watch the “Introduction to Current Electricity” Video *I will be going over the reading and information that you will be using in the second part of your assignment.

  2. Complete the “Current Electricity Passage and Questions” assignment.  The passage on the first slide is the reading and information I went over in the video.  You can use the reading and video to help you complete the questions on slides 2 and 3. *Your answers should be written in complete sentences. Please remember to “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished. 

 

Social Studies-Review for the West Region States Quiz today: Study your West Region Map

- Practice your West Region States and Capitals using your blank West Region Map(s)

-Practice with your West Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Take the West Region States Quiz on Google Classroom (*This will not include the capitals, only the states in this region. This will also be a way for you to review for the test on Wednesday, as well as get used to the kind of format for the test this week.)

· *Important: We will have a Test on the States and Capitals of the West Region this upcoming Wednesday, May 13th.*

 *Important: Please choose one of the five regions that we have been studying to focus on for a Mini Region Project. I will be posting the instructions and format for this mini project in Google Classroom this week. You can begin researching and recording your information about the region that you choose this week. The Final Copy of the Mini Region Project will be due by Monday, May 25th.*


 

Tuesday

**Our Animal Alliteration Poem Zooms (assigned last week on Thursday) are today.  Links can be found in the email to parents sent out on Monday.  Room 212’s Meeting is at 10:00, Room 210 at 11:00, and Room 211 at 12:00.  I can’t wait to see what you came up with and to hear your poems! 

 

English1. Log-in to Google Classroom and watch the “Personification Lesson” video.  During the video I will go over the Personification Page (page 6) of your Figurative Language Packet (dropped off to your house before Week 3), so please have that with you so you can complete it.  Complete the personification page before you move on to the next activity. 

 

2.  Complete the “Personification Practice” Google Slides assignment.  Make sure you “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished.  *You can make things bigger by using the zoom tool.  It is found in the toolbar (it is the magnifying glass with a  ,  right under insert).  Click and you can make everything bigger. 

 

Vocabulary-Start Unit 14 by reading the article “Love Those Bugs” on pages 140 and 141.  *Don’t forget to read any captions and sidebars of information. **Try to predict the meanings of your new words by using context clues and your background knowledge.

2. Then complete the dictionary definition pages 142 and 143. Fill your vocabulary words into the example sentences.

 

Reading-Watch the Videos that focus on our Skills for this week (these videos can be found in Google Classroom)

-Practice: Read through the ReadWorks Passage and answer the Questions that focus on our skills so you can practice using them (Both the Passage and Questions can be found on Google Classroom)

- Please settle on a book choice (fiction or nonfiction) that you are going to focus on for your May Book Report – the instructions can be found in our Reading Class on Google Classroom. You will be designing a Bookmark. Please start to sketch out your Rough Draft and/or start on your Final Copy this week. *The Final Copy of the May Book Report will be due by next Tuesday, May 19th.*

-Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 more Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) will be due by next Friday, May 22nd.* (Link: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx)

 

Wednesday

Math-

*Zoom Class Times: Wednesday May 13th 210-10:00;  211-11:00;  212-12:00 Codes and Passwords to be sent Tuesday.

 

Today we will practice adding and subtracting fractions

-Watch Youtube Video

-Math Review Worksheet #2. This can be found in Google Classrooom in classwork. -Complete the worksheet and send back to me.

-Practice fractions with online games.  

https://www.splashlearn.com/

 https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

 

Science-Log-in to Google Classroom and complete the following activities:

1.  Watch the “Introduction to Circuits” Video *I will be going over the reading and information that you will be using in the second part of your assignment.

2. Complete the “Circuits Passage and Questions” assignment.  The passage on the first slide is the reading and information I went over in the video.  You can use the reading and video to help you complete the questions on slides 2 and 3. *Your answers should be written in complete sentences. Please remember to “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished. 

 

Social Studies-Review for your West Region States & Capitals Test today: Study your West Region Map

-Practice your West Region States and Capitals using your blank West Region Map(s)

-Practice with your West Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Take the West Region States and Capitals Test on Google Classroom

 Begin your focus on our last region: Look over your Southwest Region Map (Take note of where the States and Capitals are located as well as their spelling) & Practice correctly pronouncing and spelling the States and Capitals in the Southwest Region (The Southwest Region Map and other materials can be found in Google Classroom)

 *Important: We will have a Quiz on the States and Capitals of the Southwest Region next Wednesday, May 20th. You will not have access to a Word Bank on this Quiz and spelling will count. You will need to know how to spell all of the States and Capitals in this region correctly without the use of a Word Bank for the Quiz next Wednesday.*

Enrichment/Additional Practice (Optional): You can also practice with your states and capitals using the “Stack the States” app if you have access to this app.


 

Thursday

English1.Log-in to Google Classroom and watch the “Hyperbole Lesson” video.  During the video I will go over the Hyperbole Page (page 7) of your Figurative Language Packet (dropped off to your house before Week 3), so please have that with you so you can complete it.  Complete the Hyperbole page before you move on to the next activity. 

 

2.  Complete the “Hyperbole Practice” Google Slides assignment.  Make sure you “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished.  *You can make things bigger by using the zoom tool.  It is found in the toolbar (it is the magnifying glass with a  ,  right under insert).  Click and you can make everything bigger.

 

Vocabulary-Complete pages 144 and 145 in your Vocabulary book.  You can log-in to Google Classroom and look under the “Check Your Work” section to see a video and check your answers. 

 

Reading-Watch the Videos that continue to focus on our Skills for this week (these videos can be found in Google Classroom)

-Practice: Read through the ReadWorks Passage and answer the Questions that focus on our skills so you can practice using them (Both the Passage and Questions can be found on Google Classroom)

- Complete the Extended Response Question Assignment that focuses on our Skills for this week and turn it in (submit it) on Google Classroom

- Please continue working on your Rough Draft and/or start on your Final Copy of your May Book Report (your Bookmark). The instructions for the Bookmark can be found in our Reading Class on Google Classroom. *The Final Copy of the May Book Report will be due by next Tuesday, May 19th. Also, you will be sharing the Final Copy of your Bookmarks that you designed on Zoom with your classmates next week!*

- Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 more Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) are due by next Friday, May 22nd.*


 

Friday

Catch-Up Day-  Finish up any assignments you need to complete from this week!

 

Virtual Field Trip-Description: Let’s go on a mission! Let’s take a Virtual Field Trip to explore the Census Bureau! Join us for a behind-the-scenes introduction to the U.S. Census Bureau through exclusive interviews with subject matter experts. Students will be invited on a mission to discover key details about Census Bureau programs and then test their knowledge with an interactive challenge at the close of the program. Have fun exploring and learning!

2020 Census Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iMpVlvF4ao 

Reflection Assignment: After taking your Virtual Tour of the Census Bureau, you can log-in to Seesaw and share something that you learned with us!


 

Additional Assignments You Can Complete Each Day!

  • Work on Khan Academy or Reflex for 15 minutes. 

  • Read independently for 15 minutes. 

  • Practice your handwriting and complete a page in your book. 

  • Pray an Our Father or Hail Mary each day and add your intentions for all the people who need our prayers.  Don't forget to be grateful and thankful for all that you have.

  • Check-in on Seesaw and share what you are doing with your teachers and classmates! 

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Week of May 4th - 8th

Posted on May 03, 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you and your families had a wonderful weekend, and enjoyed the beautiful weather. I wanted to share some reminders and updates with you. I also wanted to post the schedule and directions for the Week 7 e-learning assignments (Week of May 4th - May 8th). Please bear with us as we continue to learn to navigate through this new e-learning process. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this difficult time! I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

*Reminders & Updates*:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day, as well as other important information.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram.
  • Mrs. Maxwell and Senor Madrigal would like the students to log into their Computer and Spanish Classes on Google Classroom. Thank you!
  • The work for this week (Week 7) will continue to consist of both paper and pencil as well as digital assignments. Students should sign in to their Google Classrooms whenever it is necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. Spelling, Writing and Religion assignments for the week are posted first, and should be completed over the course of the whole week. Please feel free though, to move through all of these assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  
  • *AR Reminder*: I wanted to make sure that you and your child know the following information about the Accelerated Reader Program because I would like the students to continue working on their ARs. The Accelerated Reader Program may be accessed by students from home while we are out of school. Students should use the following URL for access: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx                      The screen that comes up should be the same one they are used to seeing at school. If you have any questions about accessing the Accelerated Reader Program from home, please feel free to email Mrs. Keller at: kkeller@sjfschool.net. *The students should have 2 more ARs (for a total of 4 all together) completed by this upcoming Friday, May 8th.*
  • We will be following our regular e-learning schedule this week. Thank you.

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the great work! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. I am here if you need anything.

Stay safe and healthy!

-Ms. Garrity

*Week 7 Assignments-Week of May 4th-May 8th*

-Work will continue to be a combination of paper and pencil and digital assignments. Students should sign-in to Google Classroom whenever necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. 

 

-*Writing, Spelling, and Religion assignments for the week are posted first, and should be completed over the course of the whole week.  

 

-The Idiom project Zoom meetings originally scheduled for last Friday, will now be this Tuesday, the 5th.  Times for the rooms are: Room 212 at 10:00, Room 210 at 11:00, and Room 211 at 12:00.  I will email links and passwords for the meetings to parents on Monday.  

 

Obviously feel free to move through all of the assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  

 

Please reach out if you have any questions!  

 

Work To Complete Over the Course of the Week 

 

*Spelling

-Complete Unit 33 pages 216-219

 

*Writing-Paragraph of the Week

-There is no formal Paragraph of the Week writing assignment this week.  Thursday’s Language Arts lesson on alliteration includes an assignment where the students will be writing an animal alliteration poem (directions and examples are posted in Google Classroom).  We will plan to share our poems next Tuesday, the 12th over Zoom, like our idiom project Zoom meetings.  

-In Google Classroom, I have also posted some writing activities centered around Mother’s Day that the students can check out and complete over the course of the week.

 

Religion-Chapter 13  Sacraments in the Church

-Please read chapter 13, pages 201-206.  Finish activities on pages 205 and 206. and then finish page 207, (which reviews the seven sacraments), take a picture, and email this page only to me. by Friday, May 8th.  

-Chapter 13 questions should be completed and returned and they can be found in the classwork section  in Google Classroom and due back on Friday, May 8th.

 


 

Schedule of Assignments by Day

 

*Monday*

Math-****Monday   Math office hours on Zoom today. Just checking in to see if you have any questions or need help

Code and password 

Phyllis Sullivan is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

Topic: Math 

Time: May 4, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73344420495

 

                                                       Meeting ID: 733 4442 0495

Password: 5yW2hv

 

This week in math we will be comparing and ordering fractions.

-Watch YouTube video on comparing and ordering numbers.

-Watch Screencastify and have math book open to page 361 and follow along. 

 -Assignment:  Page 363 odd only.  Take a picture and return to me by Friday May 8th.

 

Science--1.  Watch the StudyJams video about Sound that is posted in Google Classroom.

 

**I have posted videos on Google Classroom where I go through each of the following assigned activities.  So if the kids want to log-in to Google Classroom, they can complete both assignments along with me through the videos.  I will read through the information and highlight what is most important.  I will also go through all of the definitions, so the kids can do them along with me on the video too.  However, they can also just complete the assignments on their own if they’d like and/or just use the videos to check their definitions.  

1. Read the “Sound” information packet (dropped off to you before week 3).  The first 2 pages have the information you need to read.

2.  After reading, fill-in the Sound Vocabulary words. Complete all of the definitions on the vocabulary page.

 

Social Studies-Look over your West Region Map (Take note of where the states and capitals are located as well as their spelling)

- Practice correctly pronouncing and spelling the States and Capitals in the West Region

- Practice your West Region States and Capitals using your blank West Region Map(s)

-Make your West Region State and Capital Flashcards (*You can either print out your Flashcard Pages or make your own Flashcards using any kind of materials that you want-Example: Index cards, Paper, etc. If you choose to print out your Flashcard Pages, please remember to cut them out along the dotted lines into strips first. Then, fold each strip of paper on the solid lines to make your flashcards. Finally, separate your flashcards into 2 separate sets: the State Flashcards and the Capital Flashcards. If you choose to make your own set of Flashcards, feel free to design them any way you want.)

-*Important: We will have a Quiz on the States of the West Region next Monday, May 11th.* (This West Region Quiz will only focus on the States, not the capitals.) *Also, we will have a Test on the States and Capitals of the West Region next Wednesday, May 13th.* (This West Region Test will include both the States and Capitals for this region.)


 

*Tuesday*

**Our Idiom Project Zooms (assigned last week) are today.  Links can be found in the email to parents sent out on Monday.  Room 212’s Meeting is at 10:00, Room 210 at 11:00, and Room 211 at 12:00.  I can’t wait to see the idioms you chose and see if we can figure them out! 

 

English-Log-in to Google Classroom and watch the “Onomatopoeia Lesson” video.  During the video I will go over the Onomatopoeia Page (page 4) of your Figurative Language Packet (dropped off to your house before Week 3), so please have that with you so you can complete it.  Complete the onomatopoeia page before you move on to the next activity. 

 

2.  Complete the “Onomatopoeia Practice” Google Slides assignment.  Make sure you “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished.  *You can make things bigger by using the zoom tool.  It is found in the toolbar (it is the magnifying glass with a  ,  right under insert).  Click and you can make everything bigger. 

 

Vocabulary- 1. Complete pages 136 and 137 in your Vocabulary book.  You can log-in to Google Classroom and look under the “Check Your Work” section to see a video and check your answers. 

2.  You can also review your words and definitions.  *You will be taking your Unit 13 quiz in Google Classroom on Thursday.  


 

Reading-Watch the Videos that focus on our Skills for this week (these videos can be found in Google Classroom)

-Practice: Read through the ReadWorks Passage and answer the Questions that focus on our skills so you can practice using them (Both the Passage and Questions can be found on Google Classroom)

- Please choose a book (fiction or nonfiction) that you would like to focus on for your May Book Report – the directions for the May Book Report will be coming next week! You will be designing a Book Mark based on information about the book that you choose.

-Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 more Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) will be due by this upcoming Friday, May 8th.* (Link: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx)


 

*Wednesday*

Math-Assignment,  Zoom instruction with all classes. Math book pg 371 -373      210 -10:00,   211 -11:00,   212 -12:00,   codes to be sent Tuesday to parents.

 

Google classroom  Classwork  Math Review # 1  Due Friday, May 8th.

 

*** EXTRA CREDIT    Find a recipe, something you have made, baked, cooked, or created.  The ingredients must include at least two examples of FRACTIONS.  You can write the recipe or better yet film yourself teaching us to make the recipe or actually making recipe.  Have fun.

 

Science-Log-in to Google Classroom and complete the following activities:

  1. Complete the Sound Questions Google form and submit.  The form includes a text on sound for you to read and then questions you will need to answer based on your reading.  You can also use the StudyJams video and your packet and vocabulary page from Monday to help you answer the questions. 

 

Social Studies-Continue to study your West Region Map

-Practice with your West Region States and Capitals using your blank West Region Map(s)

-Practice with your West Region State and Capital Flashcards

-  *Important: We will have a Quiz on the States of the West Region next Monday, May 11th.* (This West Region Quiz will only focus on the States, not the capitals.) *Also, we will have a Test on the States and Capitals of the West Region next Wednesday, May 13th.* (This West Region Test will include both the States and Capitals for this region.)

*Enrichment/Additional Practice (Optional): You can also practice with your states and capitals using the “Stack the States” app if you have access to this app.


 

*Thursday*

 

English-1. Log-in to Google Classroom and watch the “Alliteration Lesson” video.  During the video I will go over the Alliteration Page (page 5) of your Figurative Language Packet (dropped off to your house before Week 3), so please have that with you so you can complete it.  Complete the alliteration page before you move on to the next activity. 

2.  Complete the “Alliteration Practice” Google Slides assignment.  Make sure you “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished.  *You can make things bigger by using the zoom tool.  It is found in the toolbar (it is the magnifying glass with a  ,  right under insert).  Click and you can make everything bigger. 

3. Watch the video explaining the directions for the Alliteration poem writing activity and check-out the examples and directions that are posted.  Write your poem out on paper and decorate it.  *We will be sharing our poems next Tuesday over Zoom.  I look forward to hearing what you came up with! *I will be emailing these directions and the Zoom meeting information to parents. 

 

Vocabulary-1. Review your Unit 13 words and definitions.  *You can look over your definitions, make flashcards, or have a family member quiz you.  

2. Log-in to Google Classroom to complete and submit your Unit 13 Vocabulary Quiz.  

 

Reading-Watch the Videos that continue to focus on our Skills for this week (these videos can be found in Google Classroom)

-Practice: Read through the ReadWorks Passage and answer the Questions that focus on our skills so you can practice using them (Both the Passage and Questions can be found on Google Classroom)

- Complete the Extended Response Question Assignment that focuses on our Skills for this week and turn it in (submit it) on Google Classroom

-Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 more Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) are due by tomorrow, Friday, May 8th.*


 

*Friday*

 

Catch-Up Day- Finish up any assignments that you still need to complete for the week.

 

Virtual Field TripEvery president since John Adams has occupied the White House, and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls. From the Ground Floor Corridor rooms, transformed from their early use as service areas, to the State Floor rooms, where countless leaders and dignitaries have been entertained, the White House is both the home of the President of the United States, his family and a museum of American history. The White House is a place where history continues to unfold.  Through this link, you can take any or all of the 3 short virtual tours posted.  One tour is of the Executive Office Building, the 2nd is a tour of the State Floor of the White House, and the 3rd is a tour of the Ground Floor of the White House.  The tours do not take long, so you should be able to explore all of the locations with ease!  https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-white-house 

-After you take your “trip”, you can log-in to Seesaw and share something you learned with us!


 

*Additional Assignments You Can Complete Each Day!*

  • Work on Khan Academy or Reflex for 15 minutes. 

  • Read independently for 15 minutes. 

  • Practice your handwriting and complete a page in your book. 

  • Pray an Our Father or Hail Mary each day and add your intentions for all the people who need our prayers.  Don't forget to be grateful and thankful for all that you have.

  • Check-in on Seesaw and share what you are doing with your teachers and classmates!

Week of April 27th - May 1st

Posted on Apr 27, 2020

Hello everyone,

I hope you and your families had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I wanted to share some reminders and updates with you. I also wanted to post the schedule and directions for the Week 6 e-learning assignments (Week of April 27th - May 1st). Please bear with us as we continue to learn to navigate through this new e-learning process. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this difficult time! I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

*Reminders & Updates*:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day, as well as other important information.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram.
  • Mrs. Maxwell and Senor Madrigal would like the students to log into their Computer and Spanish Classes on Google Classroom. Thank you!
  • The work for this week (Week 6) will continue to consist of both paper and pencil as well as digital assignments. Students should sign in to their Google Classrooms whenever it is necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. Spelling, Writing and Religion assignments for the week are posted first, and should be completed over the course of the whole week. Please feel free though, to move through all of these assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  
  • *AR Reminder*: I wanted to make sure that you and your child know the following information about the Accelerated Reader Program because I would like the students to continue working on their ARs. The Accelerated Reader Program may be accessed by students from home while we are out of school. Students should use the following URL for access: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx                      The screen that comes up should be the same one they are used to seeing at school. If you have any questions about accessing the Accelerated Reader Program from home, please feel free to email Mrs. Keller at: kkeller@sjfschool.net. *The students should have 2 more ARs (for a total of 4 all together) completed by next Friday, May 8th.*
  • We will be following our regular e-learning schedule this week. Thank you.

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the great work! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. I am here if you need anything.

Stay safe and healthy!

-Ms. Garrity

*Week 6 (Week of April 27th - May 1st) Assignments*:

Work To Complete Over the Course of the Week 

*Spelling

-Complete Unit 32 pages 210-213.

 

*Writing-Paragraph of the Week

-A Paragraph of the Week writing assignment has been posted in the Language Arts Google Classroom page.  Each “Paragraph of the Week” digital file includes 4 Slides which can be completed over the course of the week. *Students will each be able to access their own copy of the assignment, where they can type right on the slides, and I will be able to see their work.  However, if students would rather use a pencil and paper to plan, edit, and write, that is fine, and a final draft can be emailed to me as a picture, attachment, or whatever way works best for you.  

 

Religion-Friday starts the month of May, the month we devote to Mary, our Blessed Mother and the Rosary.  Try to say a Hail Mary or pray a decade of the Rosary every day.  You should have a copy of how to pray the Rosary in your Religion section of your 8 pocket folder.  If not, you can find it on page 15 in your book.

 

This week in Religion we will be learning about the Corporal Works of Mercy.  

Log-in to Google Classroom

-Watch  YouTube video

-Watch  Screencastify   Religion book open to page 291

-Finish  Assignment in Google Docs



 

Schedule of Assignments by Day

 

Monday

Math-Log-in to Google Classroom

-Watch screencastify video and check your Simple Solutions # 24 

-Watch screencastify video of my review and directions for review page 357

-Do page 357 and take a picture and email to me for grading by Friday May 1st

 

Science-**I have posted videos on Google Classroom where I go through each of today’s assigned activities.  So if the kids want to log-in to Google Classroom, they can complete both assignments along with me through the videos.  I will read through the information and highlight what is most important.  I will also go through all of the definitions, so the kids can do them along with me on the video too.  However, they can also just complete the assignments on their own if they’d like and/or just use the videos to check their definitions.  

1. Read the “Light” information packet (dropped off to you before week 3).  The first 3 pages have the information you need to read.

2.  After reading, fill-in the Light Vocabulary words. Complete all of the definitions on the 1st vocabulary page.  The only definitions you need to complete on the 2nd page are translucent and absorb.  So in all, you are writing definitions for these 8 words: natural light source, artificial light source, reflection, refraction, transparent, opaque, translucent, and absorb.   

 

Social Studies-*Review for the Southeast Region States and Capitals Test this upcoming Wednesday, April 29th.*

-Study your Southeast Region Map

-Practice your SE Region States and Capitals using your blank SE Region Map(s)

-Practice with your Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Take the SE Region Practice Test on Google Classroom (*This will not include all of the states and capitals in this region. This will be just a way for you to review for the test on Wednesday, as well as get used to the kind of format for the test this week.)


 

Tuesday

*Math “Office Hours”with Mrs. Sullivan from 10:00- 11:00 AM students can jump on for questions and answers.  Here is the link and password:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76218437428  PW 4y6Z1x

 

English1. Log-in to Google Classroom and watch the “Metaphor Lesson” video.  During the video I will go over the Metaphor Page (page 2) of your Figurative Language Packet (dropped off to your house before Week 3), so please have that with you so you can complete it.  Complete the metaphor page before you move on to the next activity. 

 

2.  Complete the “Metaphor Practice” Google Slides assignment.  Make sure you “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished.  *You can make things bigger by using the zoom tool.  It is found in the toolbar (it is the magnifying glass with a  ,  right under insert).  Click and you can make everything bigger. 

 

VocabularyStart Unit 13 by reading the article “The United Nations” on pages 130 and 131.  *Don’t forget to read any captions and sidebars of information. **Try to predict the meanings of your new words by using context clues and your background knowledge.

2. Then complete the dictionary definition pages 132 and 133. Fill your vocabulary words into the example sentences.

 

Reading-Read through the 2 ReadWorks Passages (found on Google Classroom)

-Answer the set of Paired Passage Questions (found on Google Classroom)

-Watch the Video reminding you how to write a CEE Extended Response

-Complete a CEE Extended Response and turn it in on Google Classroom (You should use the 2 ReadWorks Passages to help you write your CEE Extended Response)

-Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 more Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) will be due by Friday, May 8th.* (Link: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx


 

Wednesday

Math-Log-In to Google Classroom

-Watch screencastify video and check your Simple Solutions # 25

-Take a picture of all four SS 21,23,24 &25 and email to me by May 1st for grading

-Watch screencastify video for pg 349 check in   Answers may vary   

-Scheduled Zoom instruction with student math book 

I will be breaking into 6  20 min groups, every half hour.   Students are assigned to log into Zoom by the number they are in the classroom.

 

Room 210  Wed.  9:00  # 1-10      

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73086791789    PW  9ajkGU

 

Room 210  Wed.   9:30  #11 -20

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78677368537   PW 55thWw

 

 

Room 211  Wed.  10:00  # 1-10 

 https://us04web.zoom.us/j/74520945753     PW  3vLTpi

 

Room 211    Wed. 10:30 #  11- 20

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73594943560   PW  OCr7Nu

 

 

Room 212  Wed.   11:00  # 1- 10       

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73346082277       PW 8wNwGg

 

Room 212  Wed.   11:30  # 11-19   

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75218452406       PW OqQqi8

 

Science-Log-in to Google Classroom and complete the following activities:

  1. Watch video on how light travels

  2. Complete the Light Questions Google form and submit.  *You should use the video and your packet from Monday to help you answer the questions. 

 

Social Studies-Review for your Southeast Region States and Capitals Test today

-Study your Southeast Region Map

-Practice your SE Region States and Capitals using your blank SE Region Map(s)

-Practice with your Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Take the Southeast Region States and Capitals Test on Google Classroom

Enrichment/Additional Practice (Optional): You can also practice with your states and capitals using the “Stack the States” app if you have access to this app.

 

Thursday

English1. Log-in to Google Classroom and watch the “Idiom Lesson” video.  During the video I will go over the Idiom Page (page 3) of your Figurative Language Packet (dropped off to your house before Week 3), so please have that with you so you can complete it.  Complete the idiom page before you move on to the next activity. 

2.  Complete the “Idiom”  assignment in Google Classroom.  Make sure you “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished. 

 

Information for Friday’s Zoom Activity:  *I will be emailing these directions and the Zoom meeting information to parents. Of course this is not mandatory, as I know that everyone's schedules are different, but if the kids are available I'd love to have them join!  Each 4th grade class will have their own Zoom meeting time.  If you aren’t able to make the Zoom but want to share your idiom, you can post it to Seesaw!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

**We are going to learn about figurative language in a FUN WAY! This week in Language Arts, we are learning about idioms!  Remember that an idiom is an expression that means something other than the literal meaning. There are examples of idioms all around us!

 

So as a special activity, we are going to bring an idiom to “school”!

-Select an item from home (or create one) that represents an idiom and bring it to “school” (a Zoom meeting) with you this Friday, May 1st. 

Be sure to keep your idiom under wraps and don’t spill the beans!  We want to keep your classmates on the edge of their seats as they throw their hats into the ring and take a guess as to which idiom your item(s) from home represents.

Your item should represent your idiom’s literal meaning, but be prepared to explain your idiom’s figurative meaning to the class.

You can grab common household items or draw pictures to represent the objects in your idioms. A couple of helpful websites are: www.idioms.in/kids  and   www.idiomsbykids.com.

 

Here are some examples:

*All Eyes On Me: make eyes and stick them on yourself 

*Once in a Blue Moon: cut out of several white moons and one blue moon 

*All Ears: draw a small face with large ears on a piece of paper 


 

Vocabulary-Complete pages 134 and 135 in your Vocabulary book.  You can log-in to Google Classroom and look under the “Check Your Work” section to see a video and check your answers. 

 

Reading-Watch the Videos that focus on our Skills for today (these can be found in Google Classroom)

-Complete Worksheet Pg. 113 in your new Review and Study Skills Packet (The title at the top is: Drawing Conclusions – *#s 1 – 4 only*)

-Read through the ReadWorks Passage and answer the Questions that focus on the Inference Skill (Both the Passage and Questions can be found on Google Classroom)

-Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 more Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) are due by Friday, May 8th.*


 

Friday

Catch-Up Day-Finish up on any assignments from this week that you need to complete!

Virtual Field Trip-What happens to your recyclables after the truck picks them up?Take a virtual tour of a recycling center in action! https://youtu.be/zgLW9CSvpRwhttps://youtu.be/zgLW9CSvpRw  

-After you take your “trip”, you can log-in to Seesaw and share something you learned with us!

 

Additional Assignments You Can Complete Each Day!

  • Work on Khan Academy or Reflex for 15 minutes. 

  • Read independently for 15 minutes. 

  • Practice your handwriting and complete a page in your book. 

  • Pray an Our Father or Hail Mary each day and add your intentions for all the people who need our prayers.  Don't forget to be grateful and thankful for all that you have.

  • Check-in on Seesaw and share what you are doing with your teachers and classmates!

Week of April 20th - 24th

Posted on Apr 20, 2020

Dear 4th Grade Parents,

 

     We hope that you and your families are staying happy and healthy during this very difficult time.  We were devastated on Friday when we learned that we will not be able to return to our classrooms with your children.  We want you to know that we are here and are committed to doing everything we can to make the best of this unfortunate situation.   We will do everything in our power to keep you informed and your children engaged as we continue through this process. Thank you for your patience and understanding, and for all of your support during this difficult and uncertain time.   If you have questions or need anything at all, please email any one of us. We are all in this together.  

 

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sullivan

Mrs. Kovatch

Ms. Garrity

 

Hello everyone,

I hope you and your families had a wonderful Easter and a relaxing Spring Break. I wanted to share some reminders and updates with you. I also wanted to post the schedule and directions for the Week 5 e-learning assignments (Week of April 20th - 24th). Please bear with us as we continue to learn to navigate through this new e-learning process. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this difficult time! I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

*Reminders & Updates*:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day, as well as other important information.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram.
  • The work for this week (Week 5) will continue to consist of both paper and pencil as well as digital assignments. Students should sign in to their Google Classrooms whenever it is necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. Writing and Spelling assignments for the week are posted first, and should be completed over the course of the whole week. Please feel free though, to move through all of these assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  
  • *AR Reminder*: I wanted to make sure that you and your child know the following information about the Accelerated Reader Program because I would like the students to continue (or ease back into) working on their ARs. The Accelerated Reader Program may be accessed by students from home while we are out of school. Students should use the following URL for access: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx                      The screen that comes up should be the same one they are used to seeing at school. If you have any questions about accessing the Accelerated Reader Program from home, please feel free to email Mrs. Keller at: kkeller@sjfschool.net. *The students should have 2 ARs completed by this upcoming Friday, April 24th.*
  • We will be following our regular e-learning schedule this week. Thank you.

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the great work! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. I am here if you need anything.

Stay safe and healthy!

-Ms. Garrity

*Week 5 (Week of April 20th - 24th) Assignments*:

  

Work To Complete Over the Course of the Week 

*Week 5 Spelling-We are on Unit 31 this week.*

-Please complete Unit 31 (pages 204-207) over the course of this week.

 

*Writing-Paragraph of the Week

-A Paragraph of the Week writing assignment has been posted in the Language Arts Google Classroom page.  The purpose of this is to provide students with practice opportunities in producing well organized paragraphs. Each “Paragraph of the Week” digital file includes 4 Slides which can be completed over the course of the week. *Students will each be able to access their own copy of the assignment, where they can type right on the slides, and I will be able to see their work.  However, if students would rather use a pencil and paper to plan, edit, and write, that is fine, and a final draft can be emailed to me as a picture, attachment, or whatever way works best for you.  

 

1. Monday-SLIDE 1: A writing prompt and a brainstorming section. This is where students brainstorm ideas. 

2. Tuesday-SLIDE 2: Draft Page – This is where students will type out their first draft. 

3. Wednesday-SLIDE 3: Revise & Edit Page – Students will use the checklist and revise and edit their paragraph. 

4. Thursday-SLIDE 4: Publishing Page: This is where students type(or cut and paste)  their final version. They should read through it one last time to make sure it is complete. 

 

 

 

*Schedule of Assignments by Day*

 

*Monday*

MathLog-in to Google Classroom and watch YouTube video on common denominators

-Watch instructions on finding common denominators and complete pages 346 & 347

-pg 349 independent work

-Simple Solutions pg 25

*Additional-Continue with 15 minutes everyday of Reflex or Khan Academy 

Practice math with any online games

 

Science1. Log-in to Google Classroom and complete the “Earth Day” Assignment.  Read the passage and follow the directions to answer the questions. Submit the assignment when you are finished.  

 

Social Studies-Look over your Southeast Region Map (Take note of where the states and capitals are located as well as their spelling)

-Practice correctly pronouncing and spelling the States and Capitals in the SE Region

-Practice your SE Region States and Capitals using your blank Southeast Region Map(s)

-Make your Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards (*Remember to cut them out along the dotted lines into strips first. Then, fold each strip of paper on the solid lines to make your flashcards. Finally, separate your flashcards into 2 separate sets: the State Flashcards and the Capital Flashcards.)

 

*Tuesday*

English-  Log-in to Google Classroom to complete the following activities:

  1. Watch the “What Is An Adverb?” video. 
  2. Complete the “Adverb Practice Assignment” Google Slide Activity.  Make sure you “Turn In” the assignment after you complete it.  
  3. Complete and submit the “Adverbs Post-Assessment” Google Form. 

 

Vocabulary1. Complete pg 124 in Vocabulary Book.  Log-in to Google Classroom to watch the  video of answers and correct your page.

2.  You can also review your words and definitions.  *You will be taking your Unit 12 quiz in Google Classroom on Thursday.  

 

ReadingRead through the ReadWorks Passage (in honor of Earth Day tomorrow) and answer the Response Questions – Both can be found on Google Classroom

· Work on Final Copy of April Poetry Book Report (You can work on and save a draft of your final copy in Google Classroom for Thursday. Feel free to turn in your April Book Report early before Thursday as well.) (*Poetry Book Report due by this upcoming Thursday, April 23rd.*)

· Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) are due by Friday, April 24th.* (Link: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx

 

*Wednesday*

MathLog-in to Google Classroom to complete the following assignments:

  1. Classwork  Least common multiple worksheet 
  2. Watch instructions on how to find equivalent fractions pg 355 

 

*Additional-Continue with 15 minutes everyday of Reflex or Khan Academy 

Practice math with any online games

 

Science-Log-in to Google Classroom to complete the following activities:

  1.  Read the “Plastic Pollution” article and the “10 Tips to Reduce Your Plastic Use” from National Geographic Kids. 
  2. Complete the Google Form questions and submit the assignment.  **You will need to use the National Geographic links to help you answer these questions! 

 

Social Studies-· Continue to study your Southeast Region Map

-Practice with your SE Region States and Capitals using your blank SE Region Map(s)

- Practice with your Southeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

 *Important: We will have a Test on the States and Capitals of the Southeast Region next Wednesday, April 29th.*

Enrichment/Additional Practice (Optional): You can also practice with your states and capitals using the “Stack the States” app if you have access to this app.

 

*Thursday*

English-Log-in to Google Classroom and complete the following activities:

  1. Watch the “Intro to Similes” video. 
  2. Read and complete the Simile Page (page 1) of your Figurative Language Packet (dropped off to your house before Week 3).  Then watch the video of the answers and make any corrections you need to.  
  3. Complete the “Simile Practice” Google Slides assignment.  Make sure you “Turn-In” the assignment when you are finished.  

 

Vocabulary1. Review your Unit 12 words and definitions.  *You can look over your definitions, make flashcards, or have a family member quiz you.  

2. Log-in to Google Classroom to complete and submit your Unit 12 Vocabulary Quiz.  

 

ReadingComplete Worksheet Pg. 118 in your new Review and Study Skills Packet (The title at the top is: Word Study: Regular Plurals – #s 1 - 25)

· Finish and turn in the Final Copy of your April Poetry Book Report on Google Classroom

· Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading. *2 Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) are due by tomorrow, Friday, April 24th.*

 

*Friday*

ReligionChapter 11: Read pages 167-174 The Commandments and the Law of Love

-Do activities on pages 167,171,172, and 173 

-Answer questions in Google Classroom and return 

-Take the practice quiz at blestarewe.com

 

Catch-Up-Get caught up on any assignments that you need to complete and turn-in from earlier in the week.  

 

Virtual Field Trip-Let’s explore the Southeast Region! Take a tour of the Southeastern states as we go back in time to look at this region as the early colonists did. Along the way, we will look at the geography, history and economy of the area to help us understand how the people and the many natural resources have helped to shape its development over time. Have fun exploring!

Linkhttps://www.virtualfieldtrips.org/trial-access-grade-4-southeast-region-of-the-u-s/ 

Reflection/Assignment: After taking the virtual tour of the Southeast Region,  log-in to your Social Studies Google Classroom and complete the reflection. In this short reflection, please include five interesting facts that you have learned from the video about the Southeast Region. Please also include your favorite part about learning about this particular region. Finally, please include the name of the state that you would most like to visit in the Southeast Region and explain why you would choose this state.

 

*Additional Assignments You Can Complete Each Day!*

  • Work on Khan Academy or Reflex for 15 minutes. 
  • Read independently for 15 minutes. 
  • Practice your handwriting and complete a page in your book. 
  • Pray an Our Father or Hail Mary each day and add your intentions for all the people who need our prayers.  Don't forget to be grateful and thankful for all that you have.
  • Check-in on Seesaw and share what you are doing with your teachers and classmates! 

Week of April 6th - 10th

Posted on Apr 06, 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope your third week of e-learning went well! I wanted to share some reminders and updates with you. I also wanted to post the schedule and directions for the Week 4 e-learning assignments (Week of April 6th - 10th). Please bear with us as we continue to learn to navigate through this new e-learning process. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this unprecedented time! I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

*Reminders & Updates*:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day, as well as other important information.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram!
  • The work for this week (Week 4) will consist of both paper and pencil as well as digital assignments. Students should sign in to their Google Classrooms whenever it is necessary to complete any assignments or questions that are posted there. Please feel free to move through these assignments in a way that works best for you and your child.  
  • *AR Update*: I wanted to make sure that you and your child know the following information about the Accelerated Reader Program because I would like the students to continue (or ease back into) working on their ARs. The Accelerated Reader Program may be accessed by students from home while we are out of school. Students should use the following URL for access: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx                      The screen that comes up should be the same one they are used to seeing at school. If you have any questions about accessing the Accelerated Reader Program from home, please feel free to email Mrs. Keller at: kkeller@sjfschool.net. *The students should have 2 ARs completed by Friday, April 24th.*
  • This week will be a shortened week because it is Holy Week. We will be following our regular schedule for Monday-Wednesday of this week, but Thursday's assignments will focus on Holy Week and Easter. The assignments for Thursday will give students the opportunity to reflect on this important time of Holy Week. We will be having our scheduled Spring Break from April 13th - April 17th. We will not be assigning any work for the students over the week of Spring Break. We will resume with assigning work when we return from break, starting Monday, April 20th. Thank you.

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the great work! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. I am here if you need anything.

Happy Easter to all!

I hope you and your families have a relaxing Spring Break!

Stay safe and healthy!

-Ms. Garrity

*Week 4 (Week of April 6th - 10th) Assignments*:

*Week 4 Spelling-We are on Unit 30, a review unit, this week.  Please complete pages 197-199 over the course of this week.*  

 

*Monday*

 

Math-This week in math we will focus on simplifying fractions.  

1. Log-in to Google classroom: Watch YouTube  Math Antics Simplifying Fractions 

2. Watch video presentation of pg 341  

3. Try page 343 on your own.

4. Watch video presentation of answers to Simple Solutions  21

5. Complete Fraction Review Worksheet in Google Classroom

*On-going work  15 minutes daily of Khan or Reflex

 

Science-Read pages 2-5 in your Heat packet.  Then answer #1-5 on page 2 only (the page entitled “Heat Transfer”). If it helps, you can mark up the text and highlight where you found your answers.  You do not need to answer the questions on pgs 3-5. Many of those questions will be part of a Google Classroom assignment you are to complete as part of Wednesday’s work.  However, if you would like to do them for practice and preparation for Wednesday, feel free. 

 

Social Studies - Review for the Northeast Region Test this upcoming Wednesday, April 8th

-Study your Northeast Region Map 

-Practice your NE Region States and Capitals using your blank NE Region Map

-Practice with your Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Take a NE Region Practice Test on Google Classroom (*This will not include all of the states and capitals. This will be just a way for you to review for the test on Wednesday, as well as get used to the kind of format for the test this week.)

 

*Tuesday*

 

English1. Read and complete pages 220 and 221 in your Grammar Book (reviewing and practicing quotation mark rules). When you have completed the pages, you can check your answers by watching my video posted in Google Classroom.

2. After completing Grammar Book pg 220 and 221 log-in to Google Classroom and complete the “Quotation Marks Post-Assessment” Assignment and submit it.   

 

Vocabulary- Complete pg 123 in Vocabulary Book.  Log-in to Google Classroom to watch the  video of answers and correct your page.  

 

Reading-Please read through the ReadWorks Passage and answer the Extended Response Question in Google Classroom.

- Complete Worksheet Pg. 108 in your new Review and Study Skills Packet (The title at the top is: “Word Study: Inflected Forms with -er and -est” – #s 1-15)

-Settle on your poem choice for your April Book Report and begin working on the rough draft.  The format can be found on a sheet included in your set of materials that were dropped off at your home. It says “Poetry Book Report” at the top of the page. Please begin working on answering the questions on the form. (*This hard copy will be for your rough draft-You will do the final copy in Google Classroom when we come back from Spring Break). *The Final Copy of the April Book Report will be due by: Thursday, April 23rd.*

·*Please try to do 15 minutes of daily independent reading practice whenever possible.

*Please continue to work on your Accelerated Reading.* *2 Books and AR Quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) are due by: Friday, April 24th.*

 

*Wednesday*

 

Math-1. Answer Simple Solutions 24

2.  Page 344 in Math Book

3.  Watch video for SS 23 Answers in Google Classroom

 

*Some of you have asked for supplemental material.  There are a number of Math sites for extra practice, some are listed in the students resource section of the SJF homepage and other math practices for kids are Math Magician, and FunBrain.  If you have a deck of cards at home, dice, dominoes, kids could practice all four basic operations.

 

Science1.Log-in to Google Classroom and read through the Heat Transfer slideshow posted there.  

2. Complete the “Heat Transfer Questions” assignment and submit it.    *Feel free to use the slideshow and your heat packet to help you answer the questions!!

 

Social Studies-Review for your Northeast Region States and Capitals Test today

-Study your Northeast Region Map

- Practice with your Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Take the Northeast Region States and Capitals Test on Google Classroom

*Enrichment/Additional Practice (Optional): You can also practice with your states and capitals using the “Stack the States” app if you have access to this app.

 

*Thursday*

 

Religion- Finish and return chapter 10 questions in Google Classroom

-Take chapter 10 review in blestarewe.com

-Read and do activities on pg 344-347 in Religion book.

-Watch YouTube video in Google Classroom

 

*Additional Assignments You Can Complete Each Day!*

  • 15 Minute Daily Writing Challenge-Directions and prompts are posted below and on Mrs. Kovatch’s blog. 
  • Work on Khan Academy or Reflex for 15 minutes. 
  • Read independently for 15 minutes. 
  • Practice your handwriting and complete a page each day in your book. 
  • Color your Lenten Cross each day that you keep your Lenten promise.
  • Pray an Our Father or Hail Mary each day and add your intentions for all the people who need our prayers.  Don't forget to be grateful and thankful for all that you have.
  • Check-in on Seesaw and share what you are doing with your teachers and classmates! 

 

Writing Challenge Prompts ~Days 6-10

 

*Keep your writing skills sharp by practicing daily.  Take the challenge and write for at least 15 minutes each day!  

**If you’d like to share your thoughts and ideas you can comment on my daily posts in Google Classroom!

 

Day 6-Monday, April 6th

If you could visit anywhere on Earth, where would it be and why would you want to visit there?  What things would you do there? Give three reasons for your choice.

 

Day 7-Tuesday, April 7th

Restaurant or At-Home? Which is the best place to eat and why?  If you choose home, explain why and what some of your favorite meals are.  If you choose a restaurant, explain why and your favorite restaurant and meal.  State your opinion and support your thinking with 3 reasons.  

 

Day 8-Wednesday, April 8th

Everyone has an idea of what they would like to do when they “grow up”.  Think about the career you would like to have. Why would you like to have this career? Write about the career you chose and explain 3 reasons why.  

 

Day 9-Thursday, April 9th

Have you ever wanted to change the world? If you could change one thing to make the world a better place, what would it be?  Think about things you would change. Think about reasons you would change them. Write about the change you would like to make and why.  

 

Day 10-Friday, April 10th

Imagine you are told that you can invite anyone in the world to dinner.  This could be someone famous, someone from the past, or even someone important in your life.  Who would you invite? Write about who you would invite and why.

Update!

Posted on Apr 01, 2020

Hello!

I hope everyone's week is going well so far! I wanted to share a couple updates with you:

  • I wanted to let you and your child know that we will be having a Social Studies Test on the States and Capitals of the Northeast Region next Wednesday, April 8th. Students should study their Northeast Region Study Guide Map as well as their State and Capital Flashcards in preparation for the test next Wednesday. Students can also practice with their blank map of this region. Students will need to be able to identify all of the states and capitals in the Northeast Region correctly utilizing a blank map of this region. Students will be able to use a word bank for this test.
  • I also wanted to make sure that you and your child know the following information about the Accelerated Reader Program because I would like the students to continue (or ease back into) working on their ARs. The Accelerated Reader Program may be accessed by students from home while we are out of school. Students should use the following URL for access: https://hosted104.renlearn.com/180523/default.aspx                      The screen that comes up should be the same one they are used to seeing at school. If you have any questions about accessing the Accelerated Reader Program from home, please feel free to email Mrs. Keller at: kkeller@sjfschool.net. 

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. Thank you!

-Ms. Garrity 

Week of March 30th - April 3rd

Posted on Mar 29, 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope your second week of e-learning went well! I wanted to share some reminders and updates with you. I also wanted to post the schedule and directions for the Week 3 e-learning assignments (Week of March 30th - April 3rd). Please bear with us as we continue to learn to navigate through this new e-learning process. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this unprecedented time! I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

Reminders & Updates:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram!
  • This week, we will be having another Virtual Spirit Week!

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the great work! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. I am here if you need anything.

Stay safe and healthy!

-Ms. Garrity

Week 3 (Week of March 30th - April 3rd) Assignments:

Monday

Math-In Google classroom, watch the video on equivalent fractions and then do page 335 in your ch.6 book.  If you can, download and print the fractions strips worksheet also found in google classroom. This just helps you to see fractions,  

-Complete SS 21

 

Science-Log-in to your Google Classroom account to complete the assignment:  

1. Watch the short video on different types of energy.  

2. Go through the slideshow on types of energy.

3. While going through slideshow, fill in the blanks on your Forms of Energy Note Sheet (included in materials dropped off to you-it will be the first page clipped with all your science information)

4.  You can share an example of energy transformation with us on Seesaw or in Google Classroom!

 

Social Studies-Use each of the 5 Vocabulary Words (found on page 84 of your hardcover book – Lesson 3 of Unit 2) in a sentence (that you make up) and write these sentences in the Social Studies section of your Notebook.

· Study your Northeast Region Map

· Practice your NE Region States and Capitals using your blank Northeast Region Map

· Make your Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards (*Remember to cut them out along the dotted lines into strips first. Then, fold each strip of paper on the solid lines to make your flashcards. Finally, separate your flashcards into 2 separate sets: the State Flashcards and the Capital Flashcards.)

 

 

Tuesday

ELA1.Rewrite each of these sentences correctly:

  1. winnie and penelope are the cutest dogs ever i love them alot?
     
  2. winnie and penelope eight all there food in one gulp

 

2. Log-in to Google Classroom to complete your Language Review assignment.

3. Read and complete pgs. 192 and 193 in your Grammar Book.  When you have completed the pages, if you would like to check your answers you can click on the video link posted in Google Classroom.

 

Vocabulary--1. Start Unit 12 by reading the article “Extreme Forces of Nature” on pages 118 and 119.  *Don’t forget to read any captions and sidebars of information. **Try to predict the meanings of your new words by using context clues and your background knowledge.

2. Then complete the dictionary definition pages 120 and 121 by filling your vocabulary words into the example sentences.

 

Reading-Read the passage titled Deep-Sea Search (this passage can be found in your ReadWorks article packet) and answer the questions that go along with the Deep-Sea Search article in your packet (#s 1-8 and 1-5)

 

Spelling-Complete pgs 190 & 191 of Unit 29

 

 

Wednesday

Math-Pg 336 1-14   

               -SS 23   

 

Science Log-in to Google Classroom to complete Part 1 of your assignment:

  1. Read through the Heat slideshow, watch the video, and complete the “Heat Questions” form.
  2. Read pg 1 of your Heat packet, titled “Heat Production” (in your materials that were dropped off) and answer questions #1-5.

 

Social Studies-Share 1 interesting fact that you learned from each section (A, B, C and D) of Lesson 3 in your hardcover book (this lesson can be found throughout Pages 84 - 91) on our Social Studies Google Classroom Page. *Important: If for some reason you are not able to share your 4 interesting facts from Lesson 3 on the Google Classroom page, please record your facts in the Social Studies section of your Notebook.

· Continue to study your Northeast Region Map

· Practice with your Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

*Enrichment/Additional Practice (Optional): You can also practice with your states and capitals using the “Stack the States” app if you have access to this app.

 

 

Thursday

ELA-1.Rewrite each of these sentences correctly:

  1.  will you go over theyre and get the ball i through 
  2. how many days til the weekend asked jacob

 

2. Log-in to Google Classroom to complete your Language Review assignment.

3. Read and complete pgs. 196 and 197 in your Grammar Book. When you have completed the pages, you can click on the video link posted in Google Classroom to check your answers.

 

Vocabulary-Complete pg 122.  Log-in to Google Classroom for a video you can watch, if you'd like to check your answers.

 

Reading-Complete Worksheet Pg. 107 in your new Review and Study Skills Packet (The title at the top is: Character – The title of the passage is: Paul Bunyan Travels the Country – #s1-5)

- Please share some information with us about your March Fantasy Book Report! Please share the title and author of the book that you read, your favorite character, your favorite part, what makes your book a fantasy book and how many stars you would rate this book with us in our Reading Class on Google Classroom.

-Please start looking for a poem that you would like to focus on for your April Book Report – the directions for the April Poetry Book Report will be coming soon!

 

Spelling-Complete pgs 192 & 193 of Unit 29

 

Friday

ReligionIn Google Classroom, answer questions from chapter nine.

-Go to www.blestarewe.  ch 9 and take a practice quiz.

-Pray the Stations of the Cross and color each station.


 

Catch-Up- Finish any assignments you need to from this week.

 

Virtual Field Trip-Expedition 33 Commander Suni Williams floats through the International Space Station and gives those of us stuck on Earth a tour of the laboratories, observation deck, the crew’s sleep quarters and more. It’s fascinating to see our planet down below from the observation deck and to find out what life is really like on the station. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/suni_iss_tour.html?mod=article_inline

 

 

 Other Assignments You Can Complete Each Day!

  • 15 Minute Daily Writing Challenge-Directions and prompts are posted on Mrs. Kovatch’s blog!
  • Work on Khan Academy or Reflex for 15 minutes. Remember, you can use playing cards, dice, dominoes, Legos, etc, to practice math.  You can practice fractions, decimals, and all basic operations.
  • Read independently for 15 minutes. 
  • Color your Lenten Cross each day that you keep your Lenten promise.
  • Pray an Our Father or Hail Mary each day and add your intentions for all the people who need our prayers.  Don't forget to be grateful and thankful for all that you have.
  • Check-in on Seesaw and share what you are doing with your teachers and classmates!

Updates and Week of March 23rd Directions

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

Hello everyone!

I hope your first week of e-learning went well! I wanted to share some updates with you as well as post the directions for the Week 2 e-learning assignments (Week of March 23rd). Thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this crazy time! I will continue to keep you updated on any changes or new information.

Updates:

  • Please check the SJF Instagram Page as well as the SJF Website for the Morning Prayer and Pledge each day.
  • You can also find information about some fun art projects on Mrs. Corley's Instagram!
  • This week, we will be having a Virtual Spirit Week! Here is a schedule of the theme or activity for each day:
  • Monday-Pajama Day-Share a picture of you being in your favorite pajamas!
  • Tuesday-Let's Read-Share a picture of you reading a book! 
  • Wednesday-Work Out Wednesday-Share a picture of you being active: Jumping Jacks, Playing Outside, Jumping Rope, Planking
  • Thursday-Kindness Counts!-Share a picture of yourself doing something kind! Helping a sibling with their packets, setting the table, ... etc.
  • Friday-FRI-YAY, Fun Day!-Get crafting! Share a picture of you crafting, drawing a picture, planting, or working on another creative activity!

Please let your children know that I am thinking about them and that I miss seeing them in class! Please tell them to keep up the great work! Feel free to reach out to me with any comments, questions or concerns that you or your child may have. 

Stay safe and healthy!

Ms. Garrity

Week 2 (Week of March 23rd) Assignments:

Math

-Complete packet.  *This packet was originally intended to be part of our Aspire review. **The packet is intended to be done over the course of the week. 

-Practice Reflex, basic facts, and/or Khan Academy (geometry, fractions, decimals) for at least 15 minutes a day.

 

Religion

-Read Chapter 10 (pages 155-162) and complete activities.

-Continue with Lenten promises and coloring in your Lenten cross. 

 

English

-Complete Prepositional Phrases Worksheet in packet-Both Sides

-Complete paragraph of the week prompt: You can choose between “My Invention” or “Most Important Invention”   *Write final draft on looseleaf. **Feel free to do both prompts this week, write more than one paragraph for the prompts, and/or include a drawing! 

 

Science

-Complete “Read It” Activity and  fill in the chart with at least 3 facts about each type of energy.

 

Reading

-Complete Worksheet Pgs. 87, 88, 89 & 90 of Review & Study Skills Packet

-Read Winning the Vote and answer the questions

-15 minutes of reading each day

 

Social Studies

-Read Sections A-D of Unit 2 – Lesson 3 & answer the A-D questions in “S-L” format in notebook

-Practice with Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Study Northeast Region Study Guide Map

 

Spelling

-Complete Unit 28 (pages 184-187)

 

Week of March 16th & March 23rd - Work from Home Directions

Posted on Mar 17, 2020

Due to the school closure, assignments have been prepared for the students to continue reviewing material and learning while at home.  Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for working with us through this process!

Week 1

Math

-Complete math packet. *The packet is intended to be done over the course of the week.  Please have your child work independently as much as they can.

-Practice Reflex, basic facts, and/or Khan Academy (geometry, fractions, decimals) for at least 15 minutes a day.

Religion

-Read Chapter 9 (pages 143-149) throughout the week and complete activities.

-Complete worksheet and color in the Lenten cross as you complete your Lenten promises.

English

-Complete pages 1-4 of adverb unit review packet (reviewing adverbs and good/well)

-Complete pages 114 and 115 in your vocabulary books and take unit 11 quiz independently

Science

-Read “What Happens When Objects Collide” (Front and Back) and complete accompanying questions.

Reading

-Complete Worksheet Pgs. 37, 47, 79 & 80 of Review & Study Skills Packet

-Read The Grasshopper and the Ant and The Lottery and answer questions for both

-15 minutes of independent reading each day

Social Studies

-Practice with Midwest Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Study Midwest Region Study Guide Map

-Complete the Unit 2 - Lesson 3 Vocabulary with pictures in notebook

Spelling

-Complete Unit 27 (pages 178-181)

 

Week 2

Math

-Complete packet.  *This packet was originally intended to be part of our Aspire review. **The packet is intended to be done over the course of the week. 

-Practice Reflex, basic facts, and/or Khan Academy (geometry, fractions, decimals) for at least 15 minutes a day.

 

Religion

-Read Chapter 10 (pages 155-162) and complete activities.

-Continue with Lenten promises and coloring in your Lenten cross. 

 

English

-Complete Prepositional Phrases Worksheet in packet-Both Sides

-Complete paragraph of the week prompt: You can choose between “My Invention” or “Most Important Invention”   *Write final draft on looseleaf. **Feel free to write more than one paragraph and/or include a drawing! 

Science

-Complete “Read It” Activity and  fill in the chart with at least 3 facts about each type of energy.

 

Reading

-Complete Worksheet Pgs. 87, 88, 89 & 90 of Review & Study Skills Packet

-Read Winning the Vote and answer the questions

-15 minutes of reading each day

 

Social Studies

-Read Sections A-D of Unit 2 – Lesson 3 & answer the A-D questions in “S-L” format in notebook

-Practice with Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Study Northeast Region Study Guide Map

 

Spelling

-Complete Unit 28 (pages 184-187)

Week of March 9th - 13th

Posted on Mar 09, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!!*

:)

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including some Book of Knowledge activities, as well as working with a story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: The Swimming Hole. Our skill for this story is: Theme. This week, we will be discussing and reviewing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a Reading test on Friday of this week, March 13th, that will focus on our story for this week called The Swimming Hole.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions as well as their comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: theme, comprehension and analysis of fiction text, visualizing, author's purpose, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week. We will be working on and practicing with some worksheets as well. This week, we will also be focusing on, reading, discussing and learning about some other passages and texts about some historical figures and influential people. Students will be learning all about the lives of some important women throughout history for Women's History Month! *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their seventh book report last week. Students should have received the form with the format for their March Book Report last week. For this “March Book Report,” students may choose a *Fantasy* book of their choice. Students should be working on reading their Fantasy Book as well as working on their Fantasy Book Report this week. *The Fantasy Book Report will be due by next Wednesday, March 18th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far:

**2 Books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) are due by next Thursday, March 19th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up our focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 of our hardcover. We reviewed for and had our Unit 2 - Lesson 1 Test last week.  In Social Studies this week, we will begin focusing on the second lesson of Unit 2 (Lesson 2 of Unit 2 in our hardcover). Students will begin working on the Vocabulary as well as reading, discussing and answering questions about Sections A-C of Lesson 2 in class this week. We will begin going over and reviewing the information and material in Lesson 2 as well as working with the Vocabulary for this lesson as well. We will also begin focusing on the Midwest Region this week as well. 

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 26 spelling words. We will have our twenty-sixth spelling test this Friday, March 13th on Unit 26.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week & Next Week:*

  • On Friday, March 13th, we will have a Reading Test that will focus on our story for this week, which is called: The Swimming Hole in our hardcover Reading Book.
  • Also, on Friday, March 13th, we will have our Unit 26 Spelling Test.
  • On Monday, March 16th, there will be no school for students.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Tuesday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a great week!!* 

*Enjoy the upcoming 3-Day Weekend!*

:)

Week of March 2nd - 6th

Posted on Mar 02, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!!*

:)

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including some Book of Knowledge activities, as well as working with a story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: I Love Guinea Pigs. Our skill for this story is: Text Structure. This week, we will be discussing and reviewing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a Reading test on Friday of this week, March 6th, that will focus on our story for this week called I Love Guinea Pigs.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their notes and comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: text structure, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, visualizing, author's purpose, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week. We will be working on and practicing with some worksheets as well. This week, we will also be focusing on, reading, discussing and learning about some other passages and texts about some historical figures and influential people. Students will be learning all about the lives of some important women throughout history for Women's History Month! *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their seventh book report this week. For this “March Book Report,” students may choose a *Fantasy* book of their choice. Students should be working on finding and reading their Fantasy Book this week. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester Coming Soon!!

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we began our focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 of our hardcover. We reviewed for and had our U.S. Landform Map Quiz last week. We also began our focus on the first lesson in the second unit of our textbook last week as well. Students worked on the vocabulary as well as reading, discussing and answering questions about Sections A-D of Lesson 1 in class last week. In Social Studies this week, we will continue focusing on the first lesson of Unit 2 (Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover). We will continue going over and reviewing the information in Lesson 1 as well as working with the Vocabulary for this lesson as well. We will be going over and reviewing the information and material in Lesson 1 to get ready for our test this week. We will also continue working on and going over our Study Guide Review Sheet this week as well to get ready for our test on Thursday. *We will have a Social Studies Test this week, on Thursday, March 5th, that will focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover.* Students should study their Vocabulary Words as well as their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the Test on Thursday of this week. 

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 25 spelling words. We will have our twenty-fifth spelling test this Friday, March 6th on Unit 25.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week & Next Week:*

  • On Monday, March 2nd, the 3rd Trimester begins.
  • On Wednesday, March 4th, we will have Special Lunch.
  • Also, on Wednesday, March 4th, Report Cards will go home. Please sign the envelope and return it back to school on Thursday.
  • On Thursday, March 5th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover.
  • On Friday, March 6th, we will have a Reading Test that will focus on our story for this week, which is called: I Love Guinea Pigs in our hardcover Reading Book.
  • On Friday, March 6th, we will have our Unit 25 Spelling Test.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week!!* 

*Enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

:)

Week of February 24th - 28th

Posted on Feb 24, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!!*

*Thank you to everyone for bringing in all your donations for the Get Behind the Vest Fundraiser last week!! It is much appreciated!!*

 *Thank you so much for all your generosity and support!!*

:)

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, some Book of Knowledge activities, some ReadWorks articles, as well as finishing up presenting our Biography Book Reports. Students will be finishing up focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' Biography Book Reports this week as well. We will be writing about these during the presentations, as well as sharing and discussing our facts and comments. We will also have mini question and answer sessions after the Biography Book Report Presentations. For our ReadWorks passages, we will be focusing on some information about the season of winter. We will be discussing and learning all about a topic related to the winter season: snow! We will focus on a nonfiction science article about snow as well as some poetry about snow. We will be reading and discussing our two texts (a nonfiction article about snowflakes & a poem about snow), comparing/contrasting them, as well as working with some questions and extended responses that focus on our two texts. This week, we will also be focusing on, reading, discussing and learning about some other passages and texts about some historical figures and influential people. Students will be learning all about the lives of some important people throughout history! This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, summary, comparing and contrasting, text structure, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week. *Students will not have a Reading Test this week.* *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their sixth book report. For this “February Book Report,” students chose a *Biography* book of their choice. Students began presenting their Biography Book Reports in class last week, and students will be finishing up presenting their Biography Book Reports in class this week. The Biography Book Report was due by this past Wednesday, February 19th. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.

2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) were due by   Wednesday, January 15th.

2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) were due by Wednesday, February 5th.

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 ARs all together including at least 1 Nonfiction Book) are due by this Monday, February 24th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up our focus on Lesson 5 of Unit 1 of our hardcover. We reviewed for and had our Lesson 5 Test last week. We also began our focus on the first lesson in the second unit of our textbook last week as well. Students worked on a U.S. Landform Map Activity in class last week. In Social Studies this week, we will continue focusing on the topic of Landforms from our first lesson of Unit 2 (Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover). We will begin reading, discussing, going over and reviewing the information in Lesson 1 as well as working with the Vocabulary for this lesson as well. We will be going over and reviewing our Landform Maps to get ready for our quiz this week. We will also begin working on and going over our Study Guide Review Sheet this week as well. *We will have a Social Studies U.S. Landform Map Quiz this week, on Wednesday, February 26th, that will focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover.* Students should know how to correctly locate and label the different landforms of the U.S. on a map that only shows symbols of where the landforms are located. Students should also know how to correctly spell some of the names of these landforms for the Quiz as well. Students should study their landform vocabulary as well as their study guide map in preparation for the Landforms Map Quiz on Wednesday of this week. 

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 24 spelling words. *This is a review unit.* We will have our twenty-fourth spelling test this Friday, February 28th on Unit 24.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week & Next Week:*

  • All 8 ARs (Including at least 1 NF Book) are due by this Monday, February 24th.
  • On Wednesday, February 26th, we will have an All-School Mass at 1 PM for Ash Wednesday.
  • Also, on Wednesday, February 26th, we will have a Social Studies U.S. Landform Map Quiz that will focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 in our hardcover.
  • We will not have a Reading Test on Friday, February 28th.
  • On Friday, February 28th, we will have our Unit 24 Spelling Test.
  • Also, on Friday, February 28th, the 2nd Trimester ends. Report Cards will go home next week.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a fantastic week!!* 

*Enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

:)

Week of February 17th - 21st

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great President's Day Weekend and enjoyed their day off!!*

*Thank you so much to everyone for sending in all of the Valentines, candy and treats for our Valentine's Day celebration on Friday. We had a lot of fun celebrating Valentine's Day!!*

:)

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, some Book of Knowledge activities, as well as presenting our Biography Book Reports. Students will be focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' Biography Book Reports this week as well. We will be writing about these during the presentations, as well as sharing and discussing our facts and comments. We will also have mini question and answer sessions after the Biography Book Report Presentations. This week, we will also be focusing on reading and discussing texts about some influential people. Students will be learning all about the lives of some important people throughout history! This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, summary, comparing and contrasting, text structure, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week. This week, we will also be reading and discussing some other passages about topics and historical figures that relate to Presidents Day. We will be discussing and learning about some topics, such as the role of the President and how it has changed over time, some of our former influential Presidents throughout history, as well as why we celebrate Presidents Day. *Students will not have a Reading Test this week.* *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their sixth book report. Students should have received the form with the format for their Feb. Book Report as well as a list of what to include on their Cover Page as well. For this “February Book Report,” students may chose a *Biography* book of their choice. Students should be working on finishing up completing their Book Reports this week. *The Biography Book Report will be due by this upcoming Wednesday, February 19th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.

2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) were due by   Wednesday, January 15th.

2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) were due by Wednesday, February 5th.

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 ARs all together including at least 1 Nonfiction Book) are due by next Monday, February 24th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we began focusing on the next lesson in Unit 1 of our textbook: Lesson 5. We also reviewed for and had our Lesson 5 Quiz last week. In Social Studies this week, we will continue focusing on Lesson 5. We will continue reading, discussing, going over and reviewing the information in Lesson 5 as well as the Vocabulary for this lesson as well. We will also be working on and going over our Study Guide Review Sheets to get ready for our Test this week. *We will have a Social Studies Test this week, on Thursday, February 20th, that will focus on Lesson 5 of Unit 1 in our hardcover.*  Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions (in the Social Studies section of their notebook), as well as their answers to the questions on their Study Guide Review Sheet (either on their sheet, in their notebook or on a separate sheet of loose leaf paper) in preparation for the Test on Thursday of this week. 

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 23 spelling words. We will have our twenty-third spelling test this Friday, February 21st on Unit 23.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week & Next Week:*

  • The Biography Book Report will be due by this upcoming Wednesday, February 19th.
  • On this upcoming Thursday, February 20th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 5 of Unit 1 in our hardcover. 
  • We will not have a Reading Test on Friday, February 21st.
  • On Friday, February 21st, we will have our Unit 23 Spelling Test.
  • Special Lunch Forms are due by this upcoming Friday, February 21st.
  • All 8 ARs (Including at least 1 NF Book) are due by next Monday, February 24th.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week!!* 

*Enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

:)

Week of February 10th - 14th

Posted on Feb 10, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

*The students did a great job presenting their Paper Bag Book Reports and State Brochure Projects! The students also enjoyed writing down their interesting facts and asking some creative questions during our mini question and answer sessions after our presentations!* :)

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, some Book of Knowledge activities, as well as a ReadWorks article about Abraham Lincoln. This week, we will be focusing on and working with an article from ReadWorks called: U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln. Students will be learning all about the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. We will be reading and discussing our article, as well as working with some discussion questions and activities that focus on a review of our article for this week. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: our vocabulary words for our article, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, main idea, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week. *We will have a Reading test this week, on Friday, February 14th, that will focus on our Abraham Lincoln ReadWorks article for this week, which is called: U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions, as well as their answers to their Discussion Questions (found either on their Study Guide Review Sheet for our article or in their Notebook), in preparation for the test on Friday. This week, we will also be reading and discussing some other passages about topics and historical figures that relate to Presidents Day. We will be discussing and learning about some topics, such as the role of the President and how it has changed over time, some of our former influential Presidents throughout history, as well as why we celebrate Presidents Day. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. We finished up presenting our Paper Bag Projects in class last week. Students were assigned their sixth book report last week. Students should have received the form with the format for their Feb. Book Report last week as well. For this “February Book Report,” students may chose a *Biography* book of their choice. Students should be working on reading their Biography books as well as working on completing their Book Reports this week. *The Biography Book Report will be due by next Wednesday, February 19th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.

2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) were due by   Wednesday, January 15th.

2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) were due by this past Wednesday, February 5th.

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 ARs all together including at least 1 Nonfiction Book) are due by Monday, February 24th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up learning all about our states for our projects and focusing on our State Project information. Last week, we worked on comparing and contrasting our state that we chose to focus on for our State Brochure Project, with the different states of other students in our class. We discussed, recorded and shared our research, interesting facts and compare/contrast findings together in class last week as well. We enjoyed comparing and contrasting, as well as learning about some interesting facts about other states!  Last week, we also began focusing on the next lesson in Unit 1 of our textbook: Lesson 5. In Social Studies this week, we will continue focusing on Lesson 5. We will continue reading, discussing, going over and reviewing the information in Lesson 5 as well as the Vocabulary for this lesson as well. We will also be working on and going over our Study Guide Review Sheets to get ready for our Quiz this week. *We will have a Social Studies Quiz this week, on Thursday, February 13th, that will focus on Lesson 5 of Unit 1 in our hardcover.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions, as well as their answers to the questions on their study guide review sheet (either on their sheet or in their notebook) in preparation for the Quiz on Thursday of this week. *Also, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 5, on Thursday of next week, February 20th.*

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 22 spelling words. We will have our twenty-second spelling test this Friday, February 14th on Unit 22.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week & Next Week:*

  • On Thursday, February 13th, we will have a Social Studies Quiz that will focus on Lesson 5 of Unit 1 in our hardcover. 
  • On Friday, February 14th, we will have our Unit 22 Spelling Test.
  • On Friday, February 14th, we will have a Reading Test that will focus on our article for this week, which is called: U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln.
  • On Friday, February 14th, we will celebrate Valentine's Day! Students may bring in Valentines and/or candy/treats. We have 20 students in our homeroom.
  • There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 17th, in honor of Presidents Day. Enjoy the day off!
  • The Biography Book Report will be due by next Wednesday, February 19th.
  • We will have a Social Studies Test on Lesson 5 next Thursday, February 20th.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Tuesday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a fantastic week and a Happy Valentine's Day!!* 

*Enjoy the upcoming 3-Day Weekend!*

:)

Week of February 3rd - 7th

Posted on Feb 03, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*We had so much fun celebrating Catholic Schools Week last week! Also, thank you to all who brought in their donations for the Dimes for Dairy last week as well! Your generosity is much appreciated!*

*The students have been doing a great job presenting their Paper Bag Book Reports and State Brochure Projects! The students have also been enjoying writing down their interesting facts and asking some creative questions during our mini question and answer sessions after our presentations!* :)

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, a Book of Knowledge activity, CEE activity, as well as finishing up presenting our Paper Bag Book Report Projects. This week, we will be focusing on finishing up presenting the final copy for our Paper Bag Book Reports in class, as well as working with some paired passages (articles) from ReadWorks. For our paired passages, we will be focusing on some ReadWorks articles about health and safety during the season of winter. We will be reading and discussing our two articles, comparing/contrasting them, as well as working with and answering some questions and extended responses that focus on our articles. We will be discussing and learning about a topic related to the winter season. We will also be working with our paired passages, and using them to help us write a CEE extended response this week. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. *Students will not have a Reading test this week.* *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their sixth book report this week. For this “February Book Report,” students may chose a *Biography* book of their choice. Students should be working on finding and starting to read their Biography Book Report books this week. Students will be receiving the form with the format for their Feb. Book Report this week as well. Also, we began presenting our projects in class last week, and we will finish up presenting our Paper Bag Book Report Projects in class this week. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.

2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) were due by   Wednesday, January 15th.

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) are due by this upcoming Wednesday, February 5th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we focused on presenting the final copy for our State Brochure Projects. This week, we will continue focusing on our State Projects. We will finish up presenting our State Brochure Projects in class this week. We will continue learning all about our states! This week, we will also be sharing our research, and learning about some interesting facts about an additional state, other than the one that students chose for their State Brochure Projects. We will be discussing information about our different state, as well as working on comparing and contrasting this different state that we chose to research, with our state that we chose to focus on for our State Brochure Project. We will discuss, record and share our research, interesting facts and compare/contrast findings together in class this week as well. This week, we will also begin to focus on the next lesson in Unit 1 of our textbook: Lesson 5.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 21 spelling words. We will have our twenty-first spelling test this Friday, February 7th on Unit 21.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week*

  • On Tuesday of this week, February 4th, students may be out of uniform.
  • On Wednesday of this week, February 5th, we will have Special Lunch!
  • Students will not have a Reading Test this week.
  • Students will finish up presenting their Paper Bag Book Reports and State Brochure Projects in class this week.
  • On Friday, February 7th, we will have our Unit 21 Spelling Test.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!* :)

Week of January 27th - 31st

Posted on Jan 27, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

*Also, thank you to all who were able to come to Open House this past Sunday! It was great to see everyone and a wonderful way to kick off Catholic Schools Week!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, some kindness activities, as well as presenting our Paper Bag Book Report Projects. This week, we will be focusing on presenting the final copy for our Paper Bag Book Reports in class, as well as working with an article from ReadWorks. We will be reading and discussing our article, as well as working with some questions and extended responses that focus on our article. We will be discussing and learning about a topic related to the winter season. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: characters, setting, the elements of plot, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, comparing and contrasting and locating evidence. *We will not have a Reading test this week.* We will also be focusing on and discussing our kindness activities for Catholic Schools Week this week as well. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their fifth book report. For this “January Book Report,” students should have chosen a *fiction* book of their choice. Students should also continue to bring their book report book to class with them this week. We finished working on the final copy of our Book Reports in class last week, and we will start presenting our Paper Bag Book Report Projects in class this week. The Final Copy of the January Paper Bag Book Report was due last week, by the end of class on this past Thursday, January 23rd. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.

2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) were due by   Wednesday, January 15th.

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 ARs all together) are due by next Wednesday, February 5th.*

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up working on our final copy for our State Brochure Projects. The Final Copy of the State Brochure Project was due by the end of class on this past Friday, January 24th. This week, we will continue focusing on our State Projects. We will begin presenting our State Brochure Projects in class this week. We will be learning all about our states this week! This week, we will also be researching and learning about some interesting facts about an additional state, other than the one that students chose for their State Brochure Projects. We will be discussing information about our different state, as well as working on comparing and contrasting this different state that we chose to research, with our state that we chose to focus on for our State Brochure Project. We will discuss and share our research, interesting facts and compare/contrast findings together in class this week as well. 

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 20 spelling words. We will have our twentieth spelling test this Friday, January 31st on Unit 20.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week*

  • This week is Catholic Schools Week! We are looking forward to all of the fun events! Here is the schedule of exciting events for this week: Monday-DIME WARS & St. Rita Band / Tuesday- Trivia / Wednesday- STEM Project / Thursday- Thankful Thursday / Friday- Fisher Spirit Day! Students can be out of uniform and wear Fisher gear today!
  • Also, students will be assigned Kindness Activities for this week. A schedule of our Kindness Activities will be given to students for this week's activities. 
  • Students will not have a Reading Test this week.
  • Students should bring their Book Report Book to class with them for this week. The January Paper Bag Book Report was due by the end of class on this past Thursday, January 23rd. Students will be presenting their Paper Bag Book Report Projects in class this week.
  • The State Brochure Project was due by the end of class on this past Friday, January 24th. Students will be presenting their State Brochure Projects in class this week.
  • On Friday, January 31st, we will have our Unit 20 Spelling Test.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of January 20th - 24th

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed their day off!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some writing activities, as well as our Paper Bag Book Report Projects. This week, we will be focusing on the final copy for our Paper Bag Book Report. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: Characters, Setting, and Plot Elements. *We will not have a Reading test this week.* We will also be continuing to discuss and learn about topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, some important people who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement, why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as some other Historical Movements this week as well. We will also be reading and learning about some famous historical figures. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their fifth book report, and should have received the form with the format for their book report. *For this “January Book Report,” students should have chosen a *fiction* book of their choice. Students needed to have their fiction book chosen and read by Monday, (January 13th). Students should also bring their book report book to class with them starting Monday (1/13) through the rest of the next two weeks. We finished working on the rough draft and started on the final copy of our Book Reports in class last week. We will continue to work on the final copy of our Paper Bags in class this week. The Final Copy of the January Paper Bag Book Report will be due this week, by the end of class on this upcoming Thursday, January 23rd. *  Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in. Also, we will be presenting our Paper Bag Book Report Projects in class next week.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.*

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) were due by this past Wednesday, January 15th.*

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up our focus on and study of the fourth lesson in the first unit of our textbook. Also, last week, students worked on the research and rough draft for their State Brochure Project. We recorded information about our states in class last week. This week, we will continue working on our State Projects. We will begin working on the final copy for our State Brochure Project this week. Students should have received the final copy of their folded Brochure Paper for their State Project in class on Friday of last week. *The Final Copy of the State Brochure Project will be due by the end of class on this upcoming Friday, January 24th.* Also, we will be presenting our State Brochure Projects in class next week.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 19 spelling words. We will have our nineteenth spelling test this Friday, January 24th on Unit 19.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week*

  • Students will not have a Reading Test this week.
  • Students should bring their Book Report Book to class with them for this week and next week as well. The January Paper Bag Book Report will be due by the end of class on this upcoming Thursday, January 23rd.
  • On Friday, January 24th, students can be out of uniform. Students can dress in red, white and blue attire by bringing in a $1 donation. The donations that are collected will go to a Veterans Charity.
  • The State Brochure Project will be due by the end of class on this upcoming Friday, January 24th.
  • On Friday, January 24th, we will have our Unit 19 Spelling Test.
  • On Sunday, January 26th, we will have Mass and Open House to begin our Catholic Schools Week Celebration. Mass is at 10 AM. Following Mass, we will have our Open House from 11-12. Hope to see you there!
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of January 13th - 17th

Posted on Jan 13, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including some paired passage responses, some end of novel worksheets and activities, as well as some ReadWorks articles. This week, we will be focusing on the rough draft for our Paper Bag Book Report, as well as an article from ReadWorks that focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr. We will be reading and discussing our articles, as well as working with some questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our articles for this week. The end of novel worksheets and activities will focus on some skills and concepts that relate to our novel study that we finished up before break. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: our vocabulary words for our article, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. *We will have a Reading test this week, on Friday, January 17th, that will focus on our Martin Luther King, Jr. ReadWorks article for this week, which is called: Honoring King.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions, as well as the discussion questions on their Study Guide Review Sheet for our article in preparation for the test on Friday. This week, we will also continue to focus on and work with some paired texts and passages from ReadWorks. We will be discussing and learning about topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, some important people who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement, why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as some other Historical Movements. We will also be reading and learning about some famous historical figures while working on comparing and contrasting some paired passages from our articles. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their fifth book report last week, and will receive the form with the format for their book report this week. *For this “January Book Report,” students may choose a *fiction* book of their choice. Students needed to have their fiction book chosen and read by this Monday, (January 13th). Students should also bring their book report book to class with them starting Monday (1/13) through the rest of the next two weeks. We will begin working on the rough draft of our book reports in class this week. The Final Copy of the January Paper Bag Book Report will be due next week, by the end of class on Thursday, January 23rd. * Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) are due by this upcoming Wednesday, January 15th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we began our focus on and study of the fourth lesson in the first unit of our textbook. Also, last week students were assigned a state that they each chose to research and focus on for our State Brochure Project. This week, we will continue our focus on and study of Lesson 4. We will also begin working on our research for our State Brochure Project. This week, we will be discussing, going over and reviewing the information in Lesson 4 as well as the Vocabulary for this lesson as well. We will also be working on and going over our Study Guide Review Sheets to get ready for our test this week. *We will have a Social Studies Test this week, on Thursday, January 16th, that will focus on the material in Lesson 4 of Unit 1 in our hardcover.* Students should study their Vocabulary words and definitions, Study Guide Review Sheet, and their answers to the A-D questions in their notebook in preparation for the test on Thursday of this week. This week, we will also be working on our State research, as well as begin working on the rough draft of our State Brochure Project. We will be researching and recording information about our states in class this week. *The Final Copy of the State Brochure Project will be due by next Friday, January 24th.*

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 18 spelling words. *This is a review unit.* We will have our eighteenth spelling test this Friday, January 17th on Unit 18.

*Reminders & Upcoming Important Due Dates for This Week & Next Week*

  • Students should have their January (Fiction) Book Report Book read by this Monday, January 13th. Students should also bring their Book Report Book to class with them for this week and next week as well. The January Paper Bag Book Report will be due by next Thursday, January 23rd.
  • 4 ARs in total are due by this upcoming Wednesday, January 15th.
  • On Thursday of this week, January 16th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 4 of Unit 1 in our hardcover.
  • On Friday of this week, January 17th, students will have a Reading Test that will focus on our article for this week called: Honoring King.
  • Students will not have school next Monday, January 20th, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Enjoy the day off!
  • The State Brochure Project will be due by next Friday, January 24th.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Tuesday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy the upcoming 3-Day Weekend!*

Week of January 6th - 10th

Posted on Jan 06, 2020

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great Christmas and enjoyed their break!*

*I would like to wish a Happy New Year to all!*

*Also, I want to thank all of you for the wonderful Christmas gifts! That was so thoughtful! I really appreciate all your kindness and generosity.*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including some journal and paired passage responses, as well as some end of novel worksheets and activities. This week and next week, we will be focusing on some ReadWorks articles, including an article that focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr. We will be reading and discussing our articles, as well as working with some questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our articles for this week and next week. The end of novel worksheets and activities will focus on some skills and concepts that relate to our novel study that we finished up before break. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: comprehension and analysis of text, figurative language, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be practicing with some paired passages and extended responses this week. *Students will not have a Reading test this week.* This week, we will be focusing on and working with some paired texts from ReadWorks. We will be discussing and learning about topics such as the Civil Rights Movement, some important people who were involved in the Civil Rights Movement, why we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as some other Historical Movements. We will also be reading and learning about some famous historical figures while working on comparing and contrasting some paired passages from our articles. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their fifth book report this week, and will receive the form with the format for their book report next week. *For this “January Book Report,” students may choose a *fiction* book of their choice. Students need to have their fiction book chosen and read by next Monday, (January 13th). Students should also bring their book report book to class with them starting Monday (1/13) through the rest of the next two weeks. We will begin working on the rough draft of our book reports in class next week.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) are due by next Wednesday, January 15th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies before break, we finished up our focus on and study of the third lesson in the first unit of our textbook. This week, we will begin our focus on and study of Lesson 4. We will begin reading, discussing, going over and reviewing the information in Lesson 4 as well as the Vocabulary for this lesson as well. We will also be working on and going over our Study Guide Review Sheets to get ready for our Quiz this week. *We will have a Social Studies Quiz this week, on Friday, January 10th, that will focus on Lesson 4 of Unit 1 in our hardcover.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions, study guide review sheet and their answers to the A-D questions in their notebook in preparation for the Quiz on Friday of this week.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 17 spelling words. We will have our seventeenth spelling test this Friday, January 10th on Unit 17.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • On Friday of this week, January 10th, we will have a Social Studies Quiz that will focus on Lesson 4 of Unit 1 in our hardcover.
  • Students will not have a Reading test this Friday, January 10th.
  • Students should have their January (Fiction) Book Report Book read by next Monday, January 13th. Students should also bring their Book Report Book to class with them for next week.
  • 4 ARs in total are due by next Wednesday, January 15th.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

*Happy New Year to everyone!!*

Week of December 16th - 20th

Posted on Dec 16, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will continue to focus on our novel study: Tales of a Fourth Grade NothingThis week, we will be focusing on the second half of our novel (Chapters 7-10). We will be reviewing Chapters 7-8, as well as reading, discussing and reviewing Chapters 9-10, to get ready for our test this week. *Students will have a Reading Test this week, on Thursday, December 19th, that will focus on the second half (Chapters 7-10) of our novel.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions for Chapters 7-10 (found on their master vocabulary list for our novel), their worksheets and information in their Student Packets, as well as any additional worksheets about our novel in preparation for the test on Thursday of this week. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. For their "December Book Report," students should have chosen a *Christmas-themed* book of their choice. *The December (Christmas) Book Report was due by this past Friday, December 13th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by  Wednesday, December 4th.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 ARs all together) are due by Wednesday, January 15th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we continued our focus on and study of the third lesson in the first unit of our textbook. This week, we will finish up our focus on and study of Lesson 3. We will be discussing, going over and reviewing the information in Lesson 3 as well as the vocabulary for this lesson as well. We will also be working on and going over our Study Guide Review Sheets to get ready for our test this week. *We will have a Social Studies Test this week, on Wednesday, December 18th, that will focus on Lesson 3 of Unit 1 in our hardcover.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions, study guide review sheets and their answers to the A-D questions in their notebook in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 16 spelling words. We will have our sixteenth spelling test this Friday, December 20th on Unit 16.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • On Wednesday of this week, December 18th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 3 of Unit 1 in our hardcover.
  • On Thursday of this week, December 19th, we will have a Reading Test that will focus on the second half of our novel (Chapters 7-10).
  • On Friday of this week, December 20th, we will have a half day of school. Students can wear their Sunday best. Dismissal is at 11:30 AM.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on the Monday after Christmas Break. Thank you!

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

*Merry Christmas to everyone!!*

*Hope everyone has a fantastic break!!*

Week of December 9th - 13th

Posted on Dec 09, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed their day off!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be continuing to focus on our novel study: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. This week, we will be reviewing Chapters 1-6 to get ready for our test, as well as beginning to focus on the second half of our novel (Chapters 7-10). *Students will have a Reading test this week, on Wednesday, December 11th that will focus on the first half (Chapters 1-6) of our novel.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions for Chapters 1-6 (found on their master vocabulary list for our novel), their worksheets and information in their Student Packets, as well as any additional worksheets about our novel in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their fourth book report last week. Students should have received their December Book Report form last week as well. For this "December Book Report," students may choose a *Christmas-themed* book of their choice. *The December (Christmas) Book Report will be due by this upcoming Friday, December 13th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

**2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) were due by this past Wednesday, December 4th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we began our focus on and study of the third lesson in the first unit of our textbook. This week, we will continue our focus on and study of Lesson 3. We will begin reading, discussing and going over the information in Lesson 3 as well as the vocabulary for this lesson as well. *We will have a test on Lesson 3 next week, on Wednesday, December 18th.* 

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 15 spelling words. We will have our fifteenth spelling test this Friday, December 13th on Unit 15.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • On Monday of this week, December 9th, the fourth graders will be hosting the All School Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at 1 PM. All are welcome to join us!
  • On Tuesday of this week, December 10th, we will have our field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry! Students should wear their gym uniforms, bring a brown bag lunch (no glass, please), and dress warm.
  • On Wednesday of this week, December 11th, we will have a Reading Test that will focus on the first half (Chapters 1-6) of our text for this week, which is a novel called: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
  • On Friday of this week, December 13th, we will be having an out of uniform day. Students can bring in a donation and wear a Christmas sweater.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of December 2nd - 6th

Posted on Dec 02, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed their break!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be working on a Book of Knowledge journal question that focuses on our Thanksgiving break, as well as beginning to focus on our novel study: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing*Students will have a Reading test next week, on Wednesday, December 11th that will focus on the first half (Chapters 1-6) of our novel.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions for Chs. 1-6, their Student Packets, as well as their worksheets about our novel in preparation for the test on Wednesday of next week. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their fourth book report this week. Students will receive their December Book Report form this week as well. For this "December Book Report," students may choose a *Christmas-themed* book of their choice. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester:

**2 books and AR quizzes (for a total of 2 ARs all together) are due by this upcoming Wednesday, December 4th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up our study of Thanksgiving, Native Americans and our Mayflower Compact ReadWorks article. This week, we will begin our focus on and study of the third lesson in the first unit of our textbook. We will begin reading, discussing and going over the information in Lesson 3 as well as the vocabulary for this lesson as well.  

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 14 spelling words. We will have our fourteenth spelling test this Thursday, December 5th on Unit 14.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • On Wednesday of this week, December 4th, we will have our Special Lunch Day for the month of December!
  • On Friday of this week, December 6th, there will be no school for students!
  • On Wednesday of next week, December 11th, we will have a Reading Test that will focus on the first half (Chapters 1-6) of our text for this week, which is a novel called: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week on Thursday. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a fantastic week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of November 18th - 22nd

Posted on Nov 18, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be working on a Book of Knowledge activity that focuses on Native Americans, reviewing our previous skills, focusing on a ReadWorks article, working on a paired passage activity, as well as presenting our November Book Reports towards the end of this week.  We will also be working on some other Thanksgiving activities as well. *Students will have a Reading test this upcoming Friday, November 22nd that will focus on our article for this week called: First Thanksgiving Meal.* Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions, comprehension review questions in their notebook, as well as their notes about our article in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their third book report. Students should have received their November Book Report form last week. For this "November Book Report," students should have chosen a *fiction* book of their choice. *The November Book Report will be due by this upcoming Thursday, November 21st.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 all together including at least 1 Nonfiction book) were due by this past Monday, November 11th.*

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester Coming Soon!!

 

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up our study of the second lesson of the first unit of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will continue our focus on Native Americans, as well as focus on some other topics related to Thanksgiving as well. We will also begin our study of the third lesson in the first unit of our textbook later on toward the end of this week. We will begin reading, discussing and going over the information in Lesson 3 as well as the vocabulary for this lesson as well.  

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 13 spelling words. We will have our thirteenth spelling test this Friday, November 22nd on Unit 13.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • Friday of last week marked the end of our 1st Trimester. On Monday of this week, November 18th, our 2nd Trimester begins.
  • On Wednesday of this week, November 20th, Reports Cards will be distributed and will go home with students.
  • On Friday of this week, November 22nd, we will have a Reading Test that will focus on our text for this week, which is a nonfiction article called: First Thanksgiving Meal.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of November 11th - 15th

Posted on Nov 11, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be working on a Book of Knowledge Journal activity that focuses on Veterans' Day, reviewing our previous skills, focusing on a ReadWorks article, as well as working on a paired passage activity.  We will also be working on some other Veterans' Day activities as well. *Students will not have a Reading test this upcoming Friday, November 15th.* *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their third book report last week. Students will receive their November Book Report form this week. For this "November Book Report," students may choose a *fiction* book of their choice. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Wednesday, October 2nd.* 

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 all together) were due by Monday, October 21st.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 all together including at least 1 Nonfiction book) will be due by this upcoming Monday, November 11th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we continued our study of the second lesson of the first unit of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will continue our focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 1. This second lesson focuses on some of the first explorers to come to North America, and this will also continue our study of Native Americans as well. We will be reviewing Lesson 2 this week. We will be answering and going over our review questions for this lesson. This week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson (Lesson 2) to prepare for our test on Wednesday of this week. *Students will have a test this week on Wednesday, November 13th that will focus on Lesson 2 of the first unit in our textbook.* Students should be able to answer questions about the Vocabulary, as well as the different groups that we have learning about in this lesson. Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions in their notebook, their Section A-D questions and answers in their notebook, as well as the questions and answers on their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week.  

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 12 spelling words. We will have our twelfth spelling test this Friday, November 15th on Unit 12.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • On Monday of this week, November 11th, 2 more ARs (for a total of 8 ARs including at least 1 Nonfiction Book) are due.
  • On Wednesday of this week, November 13th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 1 in our textbook.
  • On Friday, Nov. 15th, we will not have a Reading test.
  • Friday, November 15th marks the end of our 1st Trimester. Report Cards will go home next week.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of November 4th - 8th

Posted on Nov 04, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be working on a Book of Knowledge activity, reviewing our previous skills, and beginning to focus on our second story in Unit 2 of our hardcover Reading book called: A Big-City Dream. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: Cause and EffectThis week, we will also be reviewing our vocabulary words. We will also be focusing on some review questions that relate to our story as well as some different kinds of study skills. *Students will have their Reading test this upcoming Friday, November 8th on our story for this week.* Students should study their vocabulary words, skill notes and comprehension review questions (on their Study Guide Review Sheet and/or in their notebook) about our story for the test on Friday of this week. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their third book report this week.  Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Wednesday, October 2nd.* 

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 all together) were due by Monday, October 21st.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 all together including at least 1 Nonfiction book) will be due by next Monday, November 11th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up our study of the first lesson of the first unit of our hardcover and also began our study of the second lesson of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will continue our focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 1. This second lesson focuses on some of the first explorers to come to North America, and this will also continue our study of Native Americans as well. We will be reading and discussing Lesson 2 this week. We will read and discuss the sections as well as answer our key questions for this lesson. Later on in the week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson (Lesson 2) to prepare for our test on Wednesday of next week. *Students will have a test next week on Wednesday, November 13th that will focus on Lesson 2 of the first unit in our textbook.* Students should be able to answer questions about the Vocabulary, as well as the different groups that we have learning about in this lesson. Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions in their notebook, their Section A-D questions and answers in their notebook, as well as the questions and answers on their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the test on Wednesday of next week.  

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 11 spelling words. We will have our eleventh spelling test this Friday, November 8th on Unit 11.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • On Wednesday of this week, November 6th, we will have our Special Lunch Day for the month of November!
  • On Friday of this week, November 8th, we will have a Reading Test on our story for this week which is called: A Big-City Dream.
  • On Monday of next week, November 11th, 2 more ARs (for a total of 8 ARs) are due.
  • On Wednesday of next week, November 13th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 2 of Unit 1 in our textbook. 
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of October 28th - November 1st

Posted on Oct 28, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be working on some Halloween-themed Reading Story & Creative Writing activities, as well as some Halloween-themed Book of Knowledge activities. This week, we will also be finishing up presenting our Mystery Book Reports, reviewing our previous skills, as well as working on a SLAM question that relates to our story from last week. *Students will not have a Reading test this upcoming Friday, November 1st.* *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their second book report. For this second “October Book Report,” students should have chosen a *mystery* book of their choice. *The October Book Report was due by Thursday, October 17th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Wednesday, October 2nd.* 

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 all together) were due by this past Monday of last week, October 21st.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 8 all together including at least 1 Nonfiction book) will be due by Monday, November 11th.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we began our study of the first lesson in the first unit of our hardcover textbook. This week, we will continue and finish up our focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 1. This first lesson focuses on the First Americans, and this will also begin our study of Native Americans. We will continue to focus on and learn all about the characteristics of several different Native American groups. We will also be discussing and working with timelines this week as well. This week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson (Lesson 1) to prepare for our test on Wednesday of this week. *Students will have a test this week on Wednesday, October 30th that will focus on Lesson 1 of the first unit in our textbook.* Students should be able to answer questions about the Vocabulary, as well as the different Native American groups that we have learning about in this lesson. Students should study their vocabulary words and definitions in their notebook, their Section A-D questions and answers in their notebook, as well as their Study Guide Review Sheet in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week.  

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 10 spelling words. We will have our tenth spelling test this Friday, November 1st on Unit 10.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • Decorated Pumpkins are due back by Tuesday morning, October 29th, before school.
  • On Wednesday of this week, October 30th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 1 in our textbook.
  • Also, on Wednesday, October 30th, students will have an early dismissal from school at 1:45 PM.
  • On Thursday, October 31st, students may dress up in their costumes and can also bring in treats or candy to pass out to their classmates for Halloween! We have 20 students in our homeroom class.
  • Just a reminder that we will not have a Reading Test this upcoming Friday, November 1st.
  • On Friday, November 1st, we will have an All Saints Day Mass at 1 PM. All are welcome to join us!
  • On Monday, November 11th, 2 more ARs (for a total of 8 ARs) are due.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Happy Halloween to everyone!!*

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of October 21st - 25th

Posted on Oct 21, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be working on a Book of Knowledge activity, finishing up presenting our Mystery Book Reports, reviewing our previous skills, as well as beginning to focus on our first story in Unit 2 of our hardcover Reading book called: The Cricket in Times Square. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: VisualizingThis week, we will also be reviewing our vocabulary words. We will also be focusing on some review questions that relate to our story as well as some different kinds of study skills. *Students will have their Reading test this upcoming Friday, October 25th on our story for this week.* Students should study their vocabulary words, skill notes and comprehension review questions (in their notebook) about our story for the test on Friday of this week. *Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their second book report. For this second “October Book Report,” students should have chosen a *mystery* book of their choice. *The October Book Report was due by this past Thursday, October 17th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Wednesday, October 2nd.* 

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 all together) will be due by Monday of this week, October 21st.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies last week, we finished up our study of the Earth and Map Skills. This week, we will begin focusing on the first lesson in Unit 1 of our hardcover textbook.  This first lesson focuses on the First Americans, and this will also begin our study of Native Americans. We will begin to focus on and learn all about the characteristics of several different Native American groups. We will be reading and discussing Lesson 1. We will read and discuss the sections as well as answer our key questions for this lesson. We will also be discussing and working with timelines this week as well. Later in the week, we will be reviewing the information from this lesson to prepare for our test next week. *Students will have a test next week on Wednesday, October 30th that will focus on Lesson 1 of the first unit in our textbook.* Students should be able to answer questions about the vocabulary, as well as the different Native American groups that we have learning about in this lesson. Students should study their vocabulary, notes, as well as their study guide sheet in preparation for the test on Wednesday of next week.  

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 9 spelling words. We will have our ninth spelling test this Friday, October 25th on Unit 9.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • On Monday, October 21st, 2 more ARs (for a total of 6 ARs) are due.
  • On Friday, October 25th, we will have a Reading Test on our story for this week which is called: The Cricket in Times Square.
  • On Wednesday of next week, October 30th, we will have a Social Studies Test that will focus on Lesson 1 of Unit 1 in our textbook.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of October 14th - 18th

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful 3-Day Weekend and enjoyed their day off!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be working on a Book of Knowledge activity as well as focusing on some grammar and word work that relates to our story from last week called: Addie in Charge. We will also be practicing with using our writing skills by working on answering an in-class SLAM question that relates to our story from last week, reviewing our previous skills, and presenting our Mystery Book Reports toward the end of the week. *Students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated. *Students will not have a Reading test this upcoming Friday, October 18th.*

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their second book report. Students should have received their October Book Report form last week. For this second “October Book Report,” students should have chosen a *mystery* book of their choice. *The October Book Report will be due by this upcoming Thursday, October 17th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Wednesday, October 2nd.* 

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 all together) will be due by next Monday, October 21st.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue and finish up our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will be reviewing cardinal directions, hemispheres, and latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these map skills to locate and identify certain places and locations on a map of the United States, as well as on a map of the world. We will also be reviewing how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places (such as continents) and bodies of water (such as oceans) on a map as well. We will have a unit test this week on cardinal directions, hemispheres as well as latitude and longitude. *We will have our Map Skills Unit Test on cardinal directions, hemispheres, as well as latitude and longitude this week on Wednesday, October 16th.* Our Map Skills Unit Test will focus on all of the map skills that we have been practicing with and learning about over the past few weeks. Students should know the Vocabulary words and definitions, as well as be able to use all of these map skills to locate and identify certain places correctly on a map using these skills for their test. Students should study their cardinal direction, hemisphere and latitude and longitude vocabulary notes in the Social Studies section of their notebook, as well as their homework worksheets, world map grid, 2 review sheets and practice problems, in preparation for the Map Skills Test on Wednesday of this week.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 8 spelling words. We will have our eighth spelling test this Friday, October 18th on Unit 8.

*Reminders & Important Due Dates*

  • On Wednesday, October 16th, we will have our Map Skills Unit Test.
  • On Thursday, October 17th, our Mystery Book Report is due.
  • On Friday, October 18th, we will have an All-School Mass at 1 PM. All are welcome to join us!
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a great week and enjoy the upcoming weekend!*

Week of October 7th - 11th

Posted on Oct 07, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be learning about and practicing with our new skill for this week which is: Character. This week, we will also begin our study of our fifth story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: Addie in Charge. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: Character. *Students will have their fourth Reading test this upcoming Friday, October 11th.* Students should study their vocabulary, skill notes and comprehension review questions (in their notebook) for the test on Friday of this week. Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated.

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their second book report last week. Students will receive their October Book Report form this week. For this second “October Book Report,” students may choose a *mystery* book of their choice. *The October Book Report will be due by next Thursday, October 17th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by this past Wednesday, October 2nd.* 

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 6 all together) will be due by Monday, October 21st.**

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will be reviewing cardinal directions, hemispheres, and latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these map skills to locate and identify certain places and locations on a map of the United States, as well as on a map of the world. We will also be reviewing how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places (such as continents) and bodies of water (such as oceans) on a map as well. We will have a unit test next week on cardinal directions, hemispheres as well as latitude and longitude. *We will have our Map Skills Unit Test on cardinal directions, hemispheres, as well as latitude and longitude next week on Wednesday, October 16th.* Our Map Skills Unit Test will focus on all of the map skills that we have been practicing with and learning about over the past few weeks. Students should know the Vocabulary words, as well as be able to use all of these map skills to locate and identify certain places correctly on a map using these skills for their test. Students should study their cardinal direction, hemisphere and latitude and longitude vocabulary notes in the Social Studies section of their notebook, as well as their homework worksheets, maps, review sheet and practice problems in preparation for the test on Wednesday of next week.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 7 spelling words. We will have our seventh spelling test this Friday, October 11th on Unit 7.

*Reminders*

  • Students will not have school this upcoming Monday, October 14th for the Columbus Day Holiday.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Tuesday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week and enjoy the upcoming 3-Day Weekend!*

Week of September 30th - October 4th

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful Homecoming weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be learning about and practicing with our new skill for this week which is: Author's Purpose. This week, we will also begin our study of our fourth story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: Family Pictures. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: Author's Purpose. *Students will have their third Reading test this upcoming Friday, October 4th.* Students should study their vocabulary, skill notes and comprehension review questions (in their notebook) for the test on Friday of this week. Also, students will have their Reading Tests on Fridays, unless otherwise stated.

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their second book report this week. For this second “October Book Report,” students may choose a mystery book of their choice. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Wednesday, September 18th.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) will be due by this upcoming Wednesday, October 2nd.** 

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will continue learning about and reviewing latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these concepts to locate and identify certain places and locations on a map of the United States, as well as on a map of the world. We will also be learning about how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places (such as continents) and bodies of water (such as oceans) on a map as well. We will have a quiz this week on latitude and longitude. *We will have our quiz on latitude and longitude this upcoming Thursday, October 3rd.* Students should study their latitude and longitude notes in the Social Studies section of their notebook, as well as their maps and practice problems.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 6 spelling words. *This is a review unit.* The Review Unit Spelling Test for this week will consist of some Spelling words from each of our previous Spelling units. Students have highlighted the Spelling words that they will be tested on this week, in each of their Spelling books. We will have our sixth spelling test this Friday, October 4th on Unit 6.

*Reminders*

  • On Tuesday, October 1st, we will have School Picture Day!
  • On Wednesday, October 2nd, we will have Special Lunch Day!
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a fantastic week!*

Week of September 23rd - 27th

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will continue and finish up working with our second story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: Train to Somewhere. In class this week, we will be practicing with and working on a SLAM extended response question that relates to our story from last week, and also be discussing some important concepts about the main character from our story as well as finishing our writing. This week, we will also begin our study of our third story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: Yingtao's New Friend. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: compare and contrast. *Students will have their second Reading test this upcoming Friday, September 27th.* Students should study their vocabulary, skill notes and comprehension review questions (in their notebook) for the test on Friday of this week.  

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their first book report. For this first “September Book Report,” students may choose a fiction book of their choice. *The September Book Report will be due by this upcoming Tuesday, September 24th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by this past Wednesday, September 18th.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) will be due by next Wednesday, October 2nd.** 

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will begin learning about and reviewing latitude and longitude, as well as how to use these concepts to locate and identify certain places on a map of the world. We will also be learning about how to use latitude and longitude to locate and identify certain places and bodies of water on a map. We will have a quiz next week on latitude and longitude.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 5 spelling words. We will have our fifth spelling test this Friday, September 27th on Unit 5.

*Reminders*

  • On Thursday, September 26th, students will have an early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 1:45 PM this upcoming Thursday.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week!*

Week of September 16th - 20th

Posted on Sep 16, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a wonderful 3-Day Weekend and enjoyed Fisher Fest!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be finishing up sharing and presenting our final copies of our Summer Break Newspaper Articles. Students will be sharing their Summer Break writing activities with the class. I continue to look forward to hearing all about their summer experiences and adventures! This week, we will also continue and finish up our study of our first story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: A Visit with Grandpa. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: setting. *Students will have their first Reading test this upcoming TuesdaySeptember 17th.* Students should study their vocabulary, skill notes and comprehension review questions (in their notebook) for the test on Tuesday of this week. This week, we will also begin working with our second story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: Train to Somewhere. We will be practicing with SLAM this week as well, and also be working on some extended response questions related to our second story in our hardcover.

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their first book report. For this first “September Book Report,” students may choose a fiction book of their choice. *The September Book Report will be due by next Tuesday, September 24th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes are due by this upcoming Wednesday, September 18th.*

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will continue learning about and reviewing the cardinal directions, intermediate directions and hemispheres, as well as how to locate and label them on a map. We will also be learning about how to use these to locate and identify certain places and bodies of water on a map. *We will have a quiz on the cardinal and intermediate directions, as well as hemispheres on Friday of this week, September 20th.* Students should study their notes, maps, and review sheet in preparation for the quiz on Friday.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 4 spelling words. We will have our fourth spelling test this Friday, September 20th on Unit 4.

*Reminders*

  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a great week!*

Week of September 9th - 13th

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*I really enjoyed meeting everyone this past Wednesday evening at Open House for Back to School Night! I'm looking forward to a wonderful school year!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will be finishing up sharing and presenting our final copies of our Summer Break Newspaper Articles. Students will be sharing their Summer Break writing activities with the class. I continue to look forward to hearing all about their summer experiences and adventures! This week, we will also begin our first story in Unit 1 of our hardcover Reading book: A Visit with Grandpa. Our skill that we will be focusing on this week is: setting. *Students will have their first Reading test next Tuesday, September 17th.* Students should study their vocabulary, skill notes and comprehension questions for the test on Tuesday of next week. 

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students were assigned their first book report last week. For this first “September Book Report,” students may choose a fiction book of their choice. *The September Book Report will be due by Tuesday, September 24th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester:

*2 books and AR quizzes are due by next Wednesday, September 18th.*

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will begin learning about and reviewing the cardinal directions, intermediate directions and hemispheres, as well as how to locate and label them on a map. We will also be learning about how to use these to locate and identify certain places and bodies of water on a map.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 3 spelling words. We will have our third spelling test this Thursday, September 12th on Unit 3.

*Reminders*

  • Fisher Fest begins this upcoming Thursday!
  • Students will be off school on Friday, September 13th.
  • This weekend is Fisher Fest (September 12th-15th). Happy 3-Day Fisher Fest Weekend!
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a fantastic week!*

Week of September 2nd - 6th

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

*Hello!*

*I hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend and enjoyed their day off!*

*We had a great first full week of school last week! I have really been enjoying getting to know all of the new fourth graders, and they have been doing a wonderful job adjusting to fourth grade!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will finish up working on writing our final copies of our Summer Break Newspaper Articles. We will also be sharing our Summer Break writing activities with the class. This week, we will also be finishing up working with our Summer Reading Assignments. We will be going over what should be included in our Summer Reading paragraphs and presentations to the class. Students should have their notecards with them in class on the day that they will be presenting their Book Commercial (speech). We will finish up presenting our Summer Reading speeches in class this week. We will also have a mini question and answer session after the Summer Reading presentations as well. I continue to look forward to hearing all about their summer experiences as well as their Summer Reading adventures!

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their first book report this week. For this first “September Book Report,” students may choose a fiction book of their choice. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester Coming Soon!

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will continue our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will be learning about and reviewing the continents and oceans, as well as how to locate and label them on a map. *Students will have a test this week on Friday, September 6th that will focus on all of the continents and major oceans.* Students should be able to locate, label and spell all the continents and major oceans correctly on a blank map of the world for their test this week. Students should study their maps and review sheets in preparation for the test on Friday.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 2 spelling words. We will have our second spelling test this Friday, September 6th on Unit 2.

*Reminders*

  • This upcoming Wednesday, September 4th, is Special Lunch sponsored by Barracos!
  • Wednesday, September 4th, is also Back to School Night. The 4th Grade Presentations will take place in Homeroom 212. The Presentation times are: 6:50-7:05, 7:10-7:25, and 7:30-7:45 PM. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone on Wednesday evening! Open House will be from 6:30-8:00 PM. See you then!
  • This upcoming Friday, September 6th, we will have our first All-School Mass of the school year at 1 PM. All are welcome to join us for this Mass.
  • Friday Folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday Folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. Thank you!

*Hope you have a wonderful week!*

Week of August 26th - 30th

Posted on Aug 26, 2019

*Hello and Welcome to Our First Full Week of School!*

*We had a fun first few days of school last week learning all about fourth grade and getting to know more about the students in our class! I have really been enjoying getting to know all of the new fourth graders, and they have been doing a great job adjusting to fourth grade!*

READING: In Reading this week, we will begin working on writing our Summer Break Newspaper Articles. This week, we will also be working with our Summer Reading Assignments. We will be going over what should be included in our Summer Reading paragraphs. Students will also be creating their notecards in class to prepare for presenting their Book Commercial (speech) on Friday. I am looking forward to hearing all about their summer experiences as well as their Summer Reading adventures!

*A variety of different BOOK REPORTS will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students will be assigned their first book report next week. For this first “September Book Report,” students may choose a fiction book of their choice. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on 8 books per trimester for ACCELERATED READING. At least 1 of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a nonfiction book. There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken.

4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 1st Half of the Trimester Coming Soon!

Happy Reading! :)

SOCIAL STUDIES: In Social Studies this week, we will begin our study of the Earth and Map Skills. We will be learning about and reviewing the continents and oceans, as well as how to locate and label them on a map. *Students will have a test next week that will focus on all of the continents and oceans.* Students should be able to locate, label and spell all the continents and oceans correctly on a map for their test. Students should study their maps and review sheets in preparation for the test next week.

SPELLING: In Spelling this week, we will begin with our Unit 1 spelling words. We will have our first spelling test this Friday, August 30th on Unit 1.

*Reminders*

  • Students will not have school on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day. Happy 3-Day Weekend!
  • September 4th is Back to School Night. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone! See you then!

*Hope you have a fantastic week!*

August 21st - The First Day of the 2019-2020 School Year!

Posted on Aug 21, 2019

Hello!

Welcome back to school and welcome to Fourth Grade! I would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope everyone had a great first day back to school today! My name is Ms. Garrity and I will be teaching Reading and Social Studies this year. I am really looking forward to working with your child in 4th grade this year. I really enjoyed meeting all the new fourth graders today and I am looking forward to a wonderful school year! If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at cgarrity@sjfschool.net. 

Welcome!

Posted on Aug 21, 2019

Hello and welcome to a new school year!

I can't wait to meet all of the new fourth graders on the first day of school today! The fourth grade students will line up next to the rectory garage in the morning before school. See you all soon! Looking forward to a wonderful year!

:)

June 7th 2019

Posted on Jun 07, 2019

June 7, 2019

Hello!

We had a wonderful last day of the 2018-2019 school year today! I just want to thank you all so much for  your generosity and support throughout this past school year. It is very much appreciated. I have really enjoyed having your children in my homeroom as well as in my Reading and Social Studies classes this year. Watching the students learn and grow over this past school year has been very rewarding! I wish all of the incoming fifth graders good luck in the future! I would also like to wish everyone a safe, happy, fun-filled and relaxing summer break 2019!

Thank you so much again for everything,

Ms. Garrity

Week of May 27th - 31st

Posted on May 28, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

:)

In Reading class this week, we will continue with and finish up our focus and discussion of our novel: The Lemonade War. This week, we will also work on a Book of Knowledge activity as well as work on presenting our May Book Report activity (our Bookmarks) in class. We will discuss and review our novel by working on some end of the novel worksheets and activities related to our study. Our Book of Knowledge activity will focus on the planets and the Solar System.  We will also be practicing our Reading skills with Raz Kids on the iPads this week as well.

*2 more ARs (for 6 ARs in total) were due by Friday, May 3rd.*

*2 more ARs (for 8 in total including at least 1 NF book) were due by this past Friday, May 24th.*

*Students may choose any kind of book to read and focus on for the May Book Report. Students should have had their book report book read & brought with them to class by this past Monday, May 20th. We worked on our May Book Report activity in class last week & we will be presenting these to the class this week. We will also be recording our interesting facts and comments about the May Book Report presentations in our notebooks as well as participating in question and answer sessions.*

In Social Studies this week, we will continue to focus on the different regions of the United States.  *Last week, students began working on a mini Region Project. Students chose one of the regions of the United States to focus on for their mini project. Also, students researched some interesting facts about their chosen region as well as worked on filling out an informational sheet about their region in class last week as well. *The mini Region Project was due by this past Friday, May 24th.* This week, students will be presenting their mini Region Projects to the class. Students will also be recording their interesting facts and comments about the presentations in their notebooks as well as participating in some question and answer sessions.

In Spelling this week, we will be focusing on our next unit: Unit 35*We will have our test on Unit 35 on Friday, May 31st.*

*Hope you have a great week!*

:)

 

Week of May 20th - 24th

Posted on May 19, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

:)

In Reading class this week, we will continue with and finish up our focus and discussion of the second half of our novel (Chapters 8-14) called: The Lemonade War. For our novel this week, we will work on, discuss and review our worksheets and activities related to the second half of the chapters of our novel. We will also work on a Book of Knowledge activity, as well as work on our May Book Report activity in class this week. Our Book of Knowledge activity will focus on the planets and the Solar System. For our novel, we will be reading and discussing Chapters 8-14, as well as working on our student packet worksheets and activities related to these chapters. *Students will have a test on Chapters 8-14 this week on Thursday, May 23rd.* Students should study their Student Packets, worksheets, activity sheets as well as their vocabulary list in preparation for the Reading test on Thursday of this week.

*2 more ARs (for 6 ARs in total) were due by Friday, May 3rd.*

**2 more ARs (for 8 in total including at least 1 NF book) will be due by this upcoming Friday, May 24th.**

*Students may choose any kind of book to read and focus on for the May Book Report. Students should have their book report book read & brought with them to class by this upcoming Monday, May 20th. We will work on our May Book Report activity in class this week.*

In Social Studies this week, we will continue to focus on the Southwest Region of the United States. We will be practicing with our state and capital flashcards this week. We will also be reviewing for a test on Tuesday of this week. *Students will have a test on the states and capitals of the Southwest Region this upcoming Tuesday, May 21st.* Students should study their state and capital flashcards, notes, capital clues, and study guide maps in preparation for the test on Tuesday of this week. Students should also be able to spell the states and capitals of the Southwest Region correctly without the use of any word bank at all for the test on Tuesday. *This week, we will also begin working on a mini Region Project. Students will choose and then be assigned one of the regions of the United States to focus on for their mini project. Also, students will be researching some interesting facts about their assigned region as well as working on filling out an informational sheet about their region in class this week as well. *The mini Region Project will be due by this upcoming Friday, May 24th.*

In Spelling this week, we will be focusing on our next unit: Unit 34*We will have our test on Unit 34 on Friday, May 24th.*

*Hope you have a great week!*

:)

 

Week of May 13th - 17th

Posted on May 13, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

:)

In Reading class this week, we will be finishing up our focus and discussion of Chapters 1-7 of our novel. We will work on, discuss and review our worksheets and activities related to the first half of the chapters of our novel. We will also work on a Book of Knowledge activity and continue with the second half of our novel called: The Lemonade War. Our Book of Knowledge activity will focus on the planets and the Solar System. For our novel this week, we will begin to focus on the second half: Chapters 8-14. We will be reading and discussing these chapters, as well as working on our student packet worksheets and activities related to these chapters. *Students will have a test on Chapters 8-14 next week.* Students should study their Student Packets, worksheets, activity sheets as well as their vocabulary list in preparation for the Reading test next week.

*2 more ARs (for 6 ARs in total) were due by Friday, May 3rd.*

**2 more ARs (for 8 in total including at least 1 NF book) will be due by next Friday, May 24th.**

*Students may choose any kind of book to read and focus on for the May Book Report. Students should have their book report book read & brought with them to class by this upcoming Friday, May 17th.*

In Social Studies this week, we will begin to focus on the Southwest Region of the United States. We will be making and practicing with our state and capital flashcards this week. We will also be reviewing for a short quiz on Wednesday of this week. *Students will have a short quiz on the states of the Southwest Region this upcoming Wednesday, May 15th.* Students should study their state and capital flashcards, notes, capital clues, and study guide maps in preparation for the quiz on Wednesday of this week. Students should also be able to spell the states of the Southwest Region correctly without the use of a word bank for the quiz on Wednesday.

In Spelling this week, we will be focusing on our next unit: Unit 33*We will have our test on Unit 33 on Friday, May 17th.*

*Hope you have a fantastic week!*

:)

 

Week of May 6th - 10th

Posted on May 06, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!*

:)

In Reading class this week, we will be finishing up presenting our Poetry Book Reports. We will also work on a Book of Knowledge activity and continue our novel called: The Lemonade War. Our Book of Knowledge activity will focus on the planets and the Solar System. For our novel this week, we will be continuing to focus on Chapters 1-7. We will be reading and discussing these chapters, as well as working on our student packet worksheets and activities related to these chapters. *Students will have a test on Chapters 1-7 this week on Friday, May 10th.* Students should study their Student Packets, worksheets, activity sheets as well as their vocabulary list in preparation for the Reading test on Friday.

*2 more ARs (for 6 ARs in total) were due by this past Friday, May 3rd.*

**2 more ARs (for 8 in total including at least 1 NF book) will be due by Friday, May 24th.**

*Students may choose any kind of book to read and focus on for the May Book Report.

In Social Studies this week, we will continue to focus on the West Region of the United States. We will be practicing with our state and capital flashcards this week. We will also be reviewing for the test on Wednesday. *Students will have a test on the states and capitals of the West Region this upcoming Wednesday, May 8th.* Students should study their state and capital flashcards, notes, capital clues, and study guide maps in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week. Students should also be able to spell the states of the West Region correctly without the use of a word bank for the test on Wednesday.

In Spelling this week, we will be focusing on our next unit: Unit 32*We will have our test on Unit 32 on Friday, May 10th.*

*Hope you have a great week!*

:)

 

Week of April 29th - May 3rd

Posted on Apr 29, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

In Reading class this week, we will be finishing up presenting our Poetry Book Reports. We will also work on a book of knowledge activity, a paired passage activity and begin our novel called: The Lemonade War. For our paired passage activity, we will be focusing on some ReadWorks articles about recycling. For our novel this week, we will be focusing on Chapters 1-7. We will be reading and discussing these chapters, as well as working on our student packet worksheets and activities related to these chapters.

*2 more ARs (for 6 ARs in total) will be due by this upcoming Friday, May 3rd.*

In Social Studies this week, we will continue to focus on the West Region of the United States. We will be making and practicing with our state and capital flashcards this week. We will also be reviewing for the quiz on Thursday. *Students will have a quiz on the West Region this upcoming Thursday, May 2nd.* Students should study their state and capital flashcards, notes and study guide maps in preparation for the quiz on Thursday of this week.

In Spelling this week, we will be focusing on our next unit: Unit 31. *We will have our test on Unit 31 on Friday, May 3rd.*

*Hope you have a wonderful week!*

 

Week of April 8th - 12th

Posted on Apr 08, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

  :)

*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity, a paired passage CEE activity, as well as some poetry activities. We will be focusing on and working with some ReadWorks articles about some poetry for our paired passage activity. We will be reading, discussing as well as comparing and contrasting these articles. Students will practice with finding a claim and evidence. We will work with and discuss some different poems this week as well as learn about some important aspects about poetry as well. We will also finish up presenting some more of our Fantasy book reports as well as continue to work with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: John Henry. We will be focusing on figurative language for our John Henry story this week and practice with locating and discussing some examples of figurative language throughout the John Henry story. This week, we will be discussing our story and reviewing some of our Reading skills that we have been practicing, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story and skills for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will not have a Reading test on Friday of this week, April 12th.* In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: poetry, figurative language, understanding and practicing using context clues, comprehension and analysis of fiction text,  comparing and contrasting, theme, fact and opinion, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some skills in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their eighth book report last week. For this eighth "April Book Report," students may choose a *poem* from a *poetry* book of their choice. *The Poetry Book Report will be due by this upcoming Friday, April 12th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students can now be reading and working on taking ARs that will count for the third trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far*:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Tuesday, March 19th.*

*2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) were due by this past Friday, April 5th.*

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue learning about the different regions of the United States. This week, we will continue focusing on our third U.S. region: *the Southeast Region.* We will continue working with the Southeast Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the key concepts about this region. We will also be working on reviewing and going over our study guide maps as well as practicing with our flashcards for this region as well. *We will have a test on the states and capitals of the Southeast Region of the United States this week, on Thursday, April 11th.* Students should study their notes and study guide maps, their flashcards, as well as the map displaying all of the different regions of the United States on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook in preparation for the test on Thursday of this  week. Students should also be able to spell all of the states in the Southeast Region correctly without the use of a word bank on the test this week.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 30* spelling words. *This is a review unit.* We will have our thirtieth spelling test this upcoming Friday, April 12th on Unit 30.

*Reminders*:

  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned when we get back from Spring Break. 

*Hope you have a fantastic week!!*

*Happy Easter to all and hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break!!*

Week of April 1st - 5th

Posted on Apr 01, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

  :)

*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity and a paired passage CEE activity. We will be focusing on and working with some ReadWorks articles about some influential women for our paired passage activity. We will be comparing and contrasting as well as discussing these articles. Students will practice with finding a claim and evidence. We will also be presenting some more of our Fantasy book reports as well as beginning to work with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: John Henry. This week, we will be discussing our story and reviewing some of our Reading skills that we have been practicing, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story and skills for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will not have a Reading test on Friday of this week, April 5th.* In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing:  informational text, understanding and practicing using context clues, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text,  comparing and contrasting, theme, fact and opinion, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some skills in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students will be assigned their eighth book report this week. For this eighth "April Book Report," students may choose a *poetry* book of their choice.  Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students can now be reading and working on taking ARs that will count for the third trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far*:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by Tuesday, March 19th.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) will be due by this upcoming Friday, April 5th.**

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue learning about the different regions of the United States. This week, we will begin focusing on our third U.S. region: *the Southeast Region.* We will begin working with the Southeast Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the key concepts about this region. We will also be working on reviewing and going over our study guide maps as well as making and practicing with our flashcards for this region as well. *We will have a test on the states and capitals of the Southeast Region of the United States next week, on Thursday, April 11th.* Students should study their notes and study guide maps, their flashcards, as well as the map displaying all of the different regions of the United States on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook in preparation for the test on Thursday of next  week. Students should also be able to spell all of the states in the Southeast Region correctly on the test next week.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 29* spelling words. We will have our twenty-ninth spelling test this upcoming Friday, April 5th on Unit 29.

*Reminders*:

  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. 

*Hope you have a wonderful week!!*

Week of March 25th - 29th

Posted on Mar 25, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

  :)

*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity and we will also begin to work with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: Komodo Dragons. *Our skill for this week is: *Context Clues.* This week, we will be discussing and reviewing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a Reading test on Friday of this week, March 29th, that will focus on our story for this week called: Komodo Dragons.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their notes and comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing:  informational text, understanding and practicing using context clues, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text,  comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some skills in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their seventh book report. For this seventh "March Book Report," students should have chosen a fantasy book of their choice. The Fantasy Book Report was due by this past Wednesday, March 20th. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students can now be reading and working on taking ARs that will count for the third trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far*:

*2 books and AR quizzes were due by this past Tuesday, March 19th.*

**2 more books and AR quizzes (for a total of 4 all together) will be due by next Friday, April 5th.**

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue learning about the different regions of the United States. This week, we will begin focusing on our second U.S. region: *the Northeast Region.* We will continue working with the Northeast Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the key concepts about this region. We will also be working on reviewing and going over our study guide maps as well as making and practicing with our flashcards for this region as well. *We will have a test on the states and capitals of the Northeast Region of the United States this week, on Friday, March 29th.* Students should study their notes and study guide maps, their flashcards, as well as the map displaying all of the different regions of the United States on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. Students should also be able to spell all of the states in the Northeast Region correctly on the test.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 28* spelling words. We will have our twenty-eighth spelling test this upcoming Friday, March 29th on Unit 28.

*Reminders*:

  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. 

*Hope you have a great week!!*

Week of March 18th - 22nd

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a great St. Patrick's Day and enjoyed celebrating this past weekend!*

  :)

*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity and we will also begin to work with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: On the Pampas. *Our skill for this week is: *Generalizing.* This week, we will be discussing and reviewing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a Reading test on Friday of this week, March 22nd, that will focus on our story for this week called: On the Pampas.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their notes and comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing:  informational text, understanding and practicing making generalizations, comprehension and analysis of fiction text,  comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some pages in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their seventh book report. *For this seventh "March Book Report," students should have chosen a *fantasy* book of their choice.* Students should be working on reading their fantasy book as well as working on their book report form. *The Fantasy Book Report will be due by this upcoming Wednesday, March 20th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students can now be reading and working on taking ARs that will count for the third trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far*:

*2 books and AR quizzes will be due by this upcoming Tuesday, March 19th.*

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue learning about the different regions of the United States. This week, we will continue focusing on our first U.S. region: the Midwest Region. We will continue working with the Midwest Region this week by going over and reviewing the states and capitals, as well as discussing the key concepts about this region. We will also be working on reviewing and going over our study guide maps for this region as well. *We will have a test on the states and capitals of the Midwest Region of the United States this week, on Friday, March 22nd.* Students should study their notes and study guide maps, as well as the map displaying all of the different regions of the United States on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. Students should also be able to spell all of the states in the Midwest Region correctly on the test.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 27* spelling words. We will have our twenty-seventh spelling test this upcoming Friday, March 22nd on Unit 27.

*Reminders*:

  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. 

*Hope you have a wonderful week!!*

Week of March 11th - 15th

Posted on Mar 10, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

  :)

*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity and also begin to work with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: Marven of the Great North Woods. *Our skill for this week is: *Drawing Conclusions.* This week, we will be discussing and reviewing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a Reading test on Friday of this week, March 15th, that will focus on our story for this week called: Marven of the Great North Woods.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their notes and comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing:  informational text, practicing drawing conclusions, comprehension and analysis of fiction text,  comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some pages in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their seventh book report. *For this seventh "March Book Report," students may choose a *fantasy* book of their choice.* Students should be working on reading their fantasy book as well as working on their book report form. *The Fantasy Book Report will be due by next Wednesday, March 20th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students can now be reading and working on taking ARs that will count for the third trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far*:

*2 books and AR quizzes will be due by next Tuesday, March 19th.*

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue focusing on our second lesson in Unit 2 of our textbook as well as the different regions of the United States. We will continue working with Lesson 2 this week by discussing and reviewing the different sections, vocabulary, as well as the key concepts about this lesson. We will also be working on and going over our study guides for this lesson as well. *We will have a test on Lesson 2 of Unit 2 this week, on Wednesday, March 13th.* Students should study their vocabulary words, definitions, notes and study guides, as well as the map displaying all of the different regions of the United States on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook in preparation for the test on Wednesday of this week. We will also begin focusing on and learning about our first U.S. region this week: the Midwest Region.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 26* spelling words. We will have our twenty-sixth spelling test this upcoming Friday, March 15th on Unit 26.

*Reminders*:

  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. 

*Hope you have a great week!!*

Week of March 4th - 8th

Posted on Mar 04, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

  :)

*In Reading this week, we will be finishing up presenting some of our Biography Book Reports, as well as focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity and beginning to work with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: The Swimming Hole. Our skill for this week is: themeStudents will be finishing up focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' book reports and writing about these during the presentations as well. We will also have mini question and answer sessions after the presentations. This week, we will be discussing and reviewing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a Reading test on Friday of this week, March 8th, that will focus on our story for this week called The Swimming Hole.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their notes and comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Friday of this week. In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: theme, comprehension and analysis of fiction text, visualizing, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some pages in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their seventh book report. *For this seventh "March Book Report," students may choose a *fantasy* book of their choice.* Students should be working on finding and reading their fantasy book report books. Also, students will finish up presenting their biography book reports in class as well as writing down their interesting facts this week. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students can now begin reading and working on taking ARs that will count for the third trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 3rd Trimester So Far*:

*2 books and AR quizzes will be due by Tuesday, March 19th.*

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will begin focusing on our second lesson in Unit 2 of our textbook as well as the different regions of the United States. We will begin working with Lesson 2 this week by reading through the different sections, discussing the key concepts and answering the questions about this lesson. *We will have a test on Lesson 2 of Unit 2 next week, on Wednesday, March 13th.* Students should study their vocabulary words, definitions, notes and study guides, as well as the map displaying all of the different regions of the United States on Page 81 in our hardcover textbook in preparation for the test next week.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 25* spelling words. ** We will have our twenty-fifth spelling test this upcoming Friday, March 8th on Unit 25.

*Reminders*:

  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. 

*Hope you have a wonderful week!!*

Week of February 25th - March 1st

Posted on Feb 24, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

*Thank you to all who brought in donations for the Get Behind the Vest Fundraiser last week! It is much appreciated!*

 *Thank you for all your support!* :)

*In Reading this week, we will be finishing up presenting our Biography Book Reports, as well as focusing on some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity and finishing up with our story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: I Love Guinea Pigs. Our skill for this story is: text structure. Students will be finishing up focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' book reports and writing about these during the presentations as well. We will also have mini question and answer sessions after the presentations. This week, we will be discussing and reviewing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a Reading test on Tuesday of this week, February 26th, that will focus on our story for this week called I Love Guinea Pigs.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their notes and comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Tuesday of this week. In Reading this week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: text structure, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction and fiction text, visualizing, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be working on and practicing with some pages in our Reading workbook, answering extended responses, as well as working with Raz Kids on the iPads this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their sixth book report. *For this sixth "February Book Report," students should have chosen a *biography* book of their choice.* The February Biography Book Report was due by this past Wednesday, February 20th. Students will finish up presenting their biography book reports in class as well as writing down their interesting facts this week. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students should now be finished working on taking ARs that will count for the second trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester*:

2 books and AR quizzes were due by Monday, December 3rd.

2 more books (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Friday, January 11th.

2 more books were due (for a total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes by this past Monday, February 4th.

*2 more books were due (for a total of 8 books including at least 1 nonfiction book all together) and AR quizzes by this past Friday, February 22nd.*

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue focusing on the topic of Landforms from our first lesson of Unit 2 as well as the different regions of the United States. *We will have a short quiz on locating and labeling the different landforms of the U.S. on map from Lesson 1 of Unit 2 this upcoming Wednesday, February 27th.* Students should study their landform vocabulary, notes and study guide map in preparation for the Landforms quiz on Wednesday. Also, this week, we will be continuing to learn all about some interesting facts about some additional states this week! We will be discussing information about our different states, as well as working on comparing and contrasting these different states that we chose to research. We will discuss and share our research, interesting facts and compare/contrast findings together in class this week as well. This week, we will also begin to focus on Lesson 2 of the second Unit in our hardcover textbook. We will begin reading, discussing and working with Lesson 2 this week.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 24* spelling words. *This is a review unit.* We will have our twenty-fourth spelling test this upcoming Friday, March 1st on Unit 24.

*Reminders*:

  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. 

*Hope you have a fantastic week!!*

Week of February 18th - 22nd

Posted on Feb 18, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*Thank you to all who brought in a donation for Special Olympics last week! It is much appreciated!*

 *Thank you for all your support!* :)

*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on presenting our Biography Book Reports, as well as some reading and writing activities, including a book of knowledge activity and a story from our hardcover Reading textbook called: I Love Guinea Pigs. Our skill for this week is: text structure. This week, we will be focusing on and working with a story from our hardcover book. We will be reading and discussing our story, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our story for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a Reading test on Tuesday of next week, February 26th, that will focus on our story for this week called I Love Guinea Pigs.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their notes and comprehension discussion questions for our story in preparation for the test on Tuesday of next week. In Reading this week, we will also be reading and discussing a Time for Kids article about some influential people. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: text structure, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction and fiction text, visualizing, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be practicing with answering extended responses this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their sixth book report. *For this sixth "February Book Report," students should have chosen a *biography* book of their choice.* *Students should be working on reading their Biography book as well as completing their Book Report form.* Students should have received the form with the format for their book report as well. *The February Biography Book Report will be due by this upcoming Wednesday, February 20th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students may continue working on taking ARs that will count for the second trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester*:

2 books and AR quizzes were due by Monday, December 3rd.

2 more books (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Friday, January 11th.

*2 more books were due (for a total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes by this past Monday, February 4th.*

**2 more books will be due (for a total of 8 books including at least 1 nonfiction book all together) and AR quizzes by this upcoming Friday, February 22nd.**

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will continue focusing on the first lesson of the second unit of our textbook as well as the different regions of the United States. *We will have a test on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 this upcoming Wednesday, February 20th.* Students should study their vocabulary, notes and study guide in preparation for the Lesson 1 test on Wednesday. Also, we will be continuing to learn all about some additional states this week! This week, we will also be continuing to share our research, and learn about some interesting facts about some additional states, other than the one that students chose for their projects. We will be discussing information about our different states, as well as working on comparing and contrasting this different state that we chose to research, with our state that we chose to focus on for our State Project. We will discuss and share our research, interesting facts and compare/contrast findings together in class this week as well. This week, we will also continue to focus on the different regions of the United States.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 23* spelling words. We will have our twenty-third spelling test this upcoming Friday, February 22nd on Unit 23.

*Reminders*:

  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. 

*Hope you have a wonderful week!!*

Week of February 11th - 15th

Posted on Feb 10, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!*

*Thank you to all who brought in a donation for the Ronald McDonald House last week! It is much appreciated!*

*The students have been doing a great job presenting their Paper Bag Book Report and State Brochure projects! The students have also been enjoying writing down their interesting facts and asking some creative questions during our mini question and answer sessions after our presentations!* :)

*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, including finishing up a CEE activity, a book of knowledge activity, as well as a ReadWorks article about Abraham Lincoln. This week, we will be focusing on and working with an article from ReadWorks called U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln. Students will be focusing on and working with a ReadWorks article and learning all about the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. We will be reading and discussing our article, as well as working with some discussion questions, activities and extended responses that focus on a review of our article for this week. We will also be practicing finding and locating text evidence to support our answers to our questions for this week as well. *We will have a test on Friday, February 16th that will focus on our Abraham Lincoln article for this week called U.S. Presidents: Abraham Lincoln.* Students should study their vocabulary words as well as their discussion questions for our article in preparation for the test on Friday. In Reading this week, we will also be reading and discussing some Time for Kids articles about some influential people as well as finishing up working with some paired passages. For our paired passages, we will be finishing up focusing on some ReadWorks articles about health and safety during the season of winter. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be practicing with answering extended responses this week.

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. The students were assigned their sixth book report last week. *For this sixth "February Book Report," students may choose a *biography* book of their choice.* *Students should be working on reading their Biography book as well as completing their Book Report form.* Students should have received the form with the format for their book report last week as well. *The February Biography Book Report will be due by next Wednesday, February 20th.* Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students may be working on taking ARs that will count for the second trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester*:

2 books and AR quizzes were due by Monday, December 3rd.

2 more books (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Friday, January 11th.

*2 more books were due (for a total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes by this past Monday, February 4th.*

**2 more books will be due (for a total of 8 books including at least 1 nonfiction book all together) and AR quizzes by Friday, February 22nd.**

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies class this week, we will begin focusing on the first lesson of the second unit of our textbook as well as the different regions of the United States. *We will have a test on Lesson 1 of Unit 2 next Wednesday, February 20th.* Also, we will be continuing to learn all about our additional states this week! This week, we will also be continuing to share our research, and learn about some interesting facts about an additional state, other than the one that students chose for their State Brochure Projects. We will be reading and discussing information about our different state, as well as working on comparing and contrasting this different state that we chose to research, with our state that we chose to focus on for our State Brochure Project. We will continue to discuss and share our research, interesting facts and compare/contrast findings together in class this week as well. This week, we will also begin to focus on the different regions of the United States.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 22* spelling words. We will have our twenty-second spelling test this upcoming Friday, February 15th on Unit 22.

*Reminders*:

  • There will be no school on Monday, February 18th, for President's Day.
  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Tuesday of next week. 

*Hope you have a great week and a Happy Valentine's Day!!*

Week of February 4th - 8th

Posted on Feb 03, 2019

Hello!

*I hope everyone had a great weekend!*

*We had so much fun celebrating Catholic Schools Week last week! Also, thank you to all who brought in a donation for the Ronald McDonald House last week! It is much appreciated!*

*Also, the students have been doing a great job presenting on their Paper Bag Book Report and State Brochure projects! The students have also been enjoying writing down their interesting facts and asking some creative questions during our mini question and answer sessions after our presentations!* :)

*In Reading this week, we will be focusing on some reading and writing activities, a book of knowledge activity, CEE activity, as well as finishing up presenting our Paper Bag Book Report Projects. This week, we will be focusing on continuing and finishing up presenting our book reports in class, as well as working with some paired passages from ReadWorks. Students will be finishing up focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' Book Reports and writing about these during the presentations as well. We will also have mini question and answer sessions after the presentations. In Reading this week, we will also be reading some Time for Kids articles about some influential people as well as working with some paired passages. For our paired passages, we will be focusing on some ReadWorks articles about health and safety during the season of winter. We will be reading and discussing our two articles, comparing/contrasting them, as well as working with some questions and extended responses that focus on our articles. We will be discussing and learning about a topic related to winter. This week, some of our skills that we will be focusing on will include working with and reviewing: the elements of plot, comprehension and analysis of nonfiction text, comparing and contrasting, as well as practicing locating text evidence to support our answers. We will also be practicing with answering extended responses this week. *Students will not have a Reading test this week.*

*A variety of different book reports will be assigned throughout the school year in Reading. Students should continue to bring their book report book to class with them through the rest of this week. We will be continuing and finishing up presenting our Paper Bag Book Reports in class this week.* *Also, the students will be assigned their sixth book report this week as well. *For this sixth "February Book Report," students may choose a *biography* book of their choice. *Students should be working on finding and reading their Biography book.* Students will be receiving the form with the format for their book report as well. Students are encouraged to turn in their book reports early, before the scheduled due date, if they are ready to be turned in.

*Also, students will be required to read and take quizzes on *8 books per trimester for Accelerated Reading.* There will also be due dates within the trimester for how many books should be read and AR quizzes taken. At least *1* of the 8 total books for the trimester needs to be a *nonfiction book.* *Also, please note that students need to earn a score of 70 percent or higher on their AR quizzes in order for them to receive credit for the ARs.*

*Students may now be working on taking ARs that will count for the second trimester.*

*4th Grade – Accelerated Reader – Due Dates for the 2nd Trimester*:

2 books and AR quizzes were due by Monday, December 3rd.

*2 more books (for a total of 4 all together) were due by Friday, January 11th.*

**2 more books will be due (for a total of 6 books all together) and AR quizzes by this upcoming Monday, February 4th.**

Happy Reading! :)

*In Social Studies this week, we will be focusing on continuing and finishing up presenting our State Brochure Projects in class. We will be continuing to learn all about our states this week! Students will finish up presenting their State Brochure Projects to the class this week. Students will also finish up focusing on some interesting facts about their classmates' State Brochure Projects and write about these during the presentations. We will also continue with the mini question and answer sessions after the presentations. This week, we will also be sharing our research, and learning about some interesting facts about an additional state, other than the one that students chose for their State Brochure Projects. We will be reading and discussing information about our different state, as well as working on comparing and contrasting this different state that we chose to research, with our state that we chose to focus on for our State Brochure Project. We will discuss and share our research, interesting facts and compare/contrast findings together in class this week as well. This week, we will also begin to focus on the different regions of the United States.

*In Spelling this week, we will begin with our *Unit 21* spelling words. We will have our twenty-first spelling test this upcoming Friday, February 8th on Unit 21.

*Reminders*:

  • On Wednesday of this week, February 6th, we will have Special Lunch!
  • Friday folders will go home this week. Please look over the contents of the folder and discuss your child's progress with him/her. You may keep the tests/quizzes that are in the folder. Also, the Friday folder should be signed and returned on Monday of next week. 

*Hope you have a wonderful week!!*