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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 November 28th

Posted on Nov 30, 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  Thank you to everyone for attending parent-teacher conferences.  It was nice to get a chance to speak with everyone about our year so far.  Second trimester has begun, and we are moving right along in all of our subjects!

Language Arts-We will continue studying verbs.  We will also begin researching for our next writing assignment, our Christmas Around the World project. 

Science-We will begin our next system this week.  We will be learning all about the respiratory system. 

Spelling-We are on Unit 13 this week, and our test will be on Thursday. 

*Reminders-Our field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry is Wednesday.

                     -There is no school on Friday, December 2nd.

Have a great week!

 

Week of November 14th

Posted on Nov 14, 2016

I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving and that our first trimester has come to an end!  Report cards will go home on Wednesday.  Please sign the envelope and return it to school on Thursday. 

Language Arts-This week will finish up learning about verb tenses, and we will learn about main verbs and helping verbs.  We will have a verb quiz on Friday, the 18th.  We will also finish unit 5 in our vocabulary book this week, and we will have a quiz on those words on Thursday. 

Science-We are continuing our study of the circulatory system.  We will have a quiz on the circulatory system next Tuesday, the 22nd.  We will also continue to read and analyze scientific texts and charts. 

Spelling-We are on Unit 12 this week, and our test will be on Friday.

Have a wonderful week. 

 

Last Friday, we celebrated Veterans Day.  The fourth graders brought in names of veterans, which they put on yellow ribbons and hung in the hall.  We also created a flag with cut-outs of our hands.  We also read about and discussed the meaning and importance of the day.  Thank you to all veterans!

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Week of November 7th

Posted on Nov 07, 2016

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Field trip permission slips went home on Friday.  Please sign and return them as soon as possible. 

This Week:

Language Arts-We will continue learning about verbs.  We have also been working on a writing assignment about how animals vote in the wild!  We have connected science and writing with this assignment.  We read an article called "Monkey Majority" in our SuperScience magazines and wrote about what we learned! 

Science-We have finished studying the digestive system, and our next system will be the circulatory system.  We will also continue to read and analyze science articles, graphs, and tables. 

Spelling-We are Unit 11 this week, and our test will be on Friday. 

Have a terrific week!

 

 
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