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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 30th

Posted on Oct 30, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Students can dress in costume on Tuesday!  Also, students can bring in treats to pass out to the class. 

Language Arts-This week we will finish up unit 2 in our grammar books.  We will have a test on Tuesday, November 7th.  We will also begin our next writing assignment this week.

Science-We have our test on the Animal Kingdom on Thursday.  The students have a review sheet and chart that they should use to study.

Spelling-This week we are on unit 11, and our test will be on Friday. 

Have a wonderful week! 

Week of October 23rd

Posted on Oct 23, 2017

Language Arts-This week we will finish up our second grammar unit.  We will continue working with possessive nouns and will also learn about abbreviations.  We will have our unit 2 test on Tuesday, November 7th.  This week we will also begin writing some Halloween stories to share with the class next week.

Science-We are finishing up our unit on the animal kingdom and animal adaptations.  Our test will be on Thursday, November 2nd.  This week we will also learn about some interesting plant adaptations through an article in our Scholastic Super Science magazine, entitled "World's Wildest Plants."  We will complete a paired text activity using the article and another article entitled "The Secret Lives of Plants."  We will also use the article as the basis for our next expository writing piece.

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

Have a wonderful week!

Week of October 16th

Posted on Oct 16, 2017

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend, even with all of the rain.

Language Arts-This week we will begin unit 2 in our grammar books.  We will be learning about common and proper nouns and singular and plural nouns.  We will have a unit 2 vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  We have spent the past couple of weeks learning about opinion writing and working on our Halloween writing assignments. The students seemed to really enjoy finding facts to support their sides and writing their arguments.  Final copies of the Halloween opinion writing assignment are due on Wednesday. 

Science-We will continue our study of structural adaptations this week.

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

Have a wonderful week!

 

Week of October 9th

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

I hope everyone had a fun weekend and enjoyed their Monday off.

Language Arts-We have completed our first grammar unit.  We will have a test on Friday.  A review sheet will be coming home on Tuesday.  This is a great way for the students to practice for the test.  The review sheet is due on Wednesday and will be graded.  We will continue working on unit 2 in our vocabulary books this week as well.  We will also continue working on our Halloween opinion writing assignment. 

Science-This week we will begin learning about animal adaptations.  We will start by learning about how different structural adaptations can help animals survive in their environments. 

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

Have a terrific week!

Week of October 2nd

Posted on Oct 02, 2017

I hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the nice weather!  We are very happy that the heat wave has ended!

Language Arts-  This week we will discuss compound and complex sentences.  We will begin unit 2 in our vocabulary books as well.  This week we will also begin planning and writing our first argumentative piece.  We will be taking a side on whether store-bought or homemade costumes are better for Halloween.  We will put into practice all that we have learned about opinion writing and the importance of backing up our arguments with facts. 

Science-We are continuing our study of the animal kingdom.  We will have a quiz on Thursday. 

Spelling-We are on unit 7 this week, and our test will be on Friday.

**Tuesday is school picture day. 

**Wednesday is our first special lunch. 

**There is no school next Monday, the 9th.

Have a terrific week and enjoy the long weekend!

 
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