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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 13th - 17th

Posted on May 13, 2019


*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!*