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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 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!*

:)

 
 
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