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Mrs. Laura Kovatch, Fourth Grade

Hi! My name is Laura Kovatch and I teach fourth grade Language Arts and Science. This is my eleventh year here at St. John Fisher, and I feel so lucky to be part of such a wonderful school community. Outside of school, I love to travel and spend time with my family, especially my beautiful daughter Katelyn. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year together! 

Week of October 31st

Posted on Oct 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!  Thank you to everyone for sending in treats for the kids!  We had a fun time passing out candy and playing Halloween bingo and Bozo Buckets. We also shared our Halloween stories we wrote last week. 

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This Week:

Language Arts-This week we will continue learning about verbs.  We will have a vocabulary quiz on Wednesday. 

Science-We will finish up our study of the digestive system this week.  We will have a quiz on Thursday.  Our next system will be the circulatory system.  We will also continue to read and analyze science articles, graphs, and tables.  

Spelling-We are on Unit 10 this week, and our test will be on Friday.

Have a great week!

 

Week of October 24th

Posted on Oct 24, 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  October seems to be flying by!

This Week:

Language Arts:  We will begin our next unit on verbs this week.  We will also begin the next unit in our vocabulary book.  Last week we began working on opinion writing.  We used Halloween as a theme, and we planned and wrote about whether we thought candy corn was the ultimate Halloween candy or not.  The students used facts to support their opinions and even learned about about counter-arguments. We will continue to work on opinion writing this week and will write about which type of costume is better, store-bought or homemade. 

Science:  We have a nervous system quiz on Tuesday. We will then move on to our next system, the digestive system.  We will also continue to read science articles and work on reading and interpreting tables and graphs. 

Spelling-We are on Unit 9 this week, and our test will be on Friday.

Have a great week!

Here are some pictures of the students working on their opinion writing assignments.

 

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Week of October 17th

Posted on Oct 17, 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

This Week:

Language Arts-We will be finishing up our unit on nouns.  We will have a test on Thursday.  Also, on Wednesday we will have a vocabulary quiz.  We will also be working on opinion writing this week. 

Science-We will finish up our study of the nervous system this week.  There will be a quiz on Friday. 

Spelling-We are on Unit 8 this week, and our test will be on Friday. 

Have a great week!

Week of October 10th

Posted on Oct 11, 2016

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!

 

Last week, we had the honor of having an author come to visit us!  K.E. Rocha, author of the Secrets of Bearhaven series, came to visit and talk with us about her book series and what it is like to be an author.  The kids got to ask questions and were very inspired about both reading and writing after the visit. 

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Also, in science last week the students used the IPads to research our Scientist of the Month, Jane Goodall. The students enjoyed researching and writing about a real-life scientist!

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This Week:

Language Arts:  On Wednesday there is a quiz on nouns.  The quiz will cover common and proper nouns and singular and plural nouns.  We will be finishing our noun unit this week.  There will be a Unit 2 test next Thursday, the 20th.  This week we will also be working on how to set-up expository and persuasive writing assignments.

Science-We have begun our unit on the human body, by learning about cells.  This week we will start studying our first system, the nervous system. 

Spelling-We are on Unit 7 this week, and we will have a test on Friday. 

Have a great week!

Week of October 3rd

Posted on Oct 03, 2016

Thank you so much for donating to our collection for type 1 diabetes last week! The generosity and support shown were tremendous, and we were able to make a wonderful donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!

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Language Arts-This week we will begin our second unit, nouns.  We have a Unit 1 test on Wednesday.  A review sheet will be going home for the students to complete and to use a study guide. 

Science-We have finished our study of the animal kingdom and animal adaptations.  The students have really enjoyed learning all about different animals and their unique adaptations.  On Friday the students got to do an investigation on moth survival and use what they have learned to explain what they saw in their investigation.  We have a test on Thursday.  A review sheet will be going home for the students to complete and use as a study guide.

Spelling-We are on Unit 6 this week, and we have a test on Friday.  Unit 6 is a review unit, and the students have marked which words from each unit they will be tested on. 

There is no school next Monday, the 10th.  Enjoy the long weekend!

 
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