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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 27th

Posted on Nov 27, 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a relaxing weekend.

Language Arts-This week we will continue our unit on verbs.  We will be discussing linking verbs and helping verbs this week.  On Tuesday we have a quiz on action verbs and verb tenses. 

Science-We have completed our study of the nervous system and will now move on to learning about the digestive system! 

Spelling-We are on Unit 14 this week, and our test will be on Thursday.

**Reminders:  Thursday is our field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry.  Students need to wear their gym uniforms and bring a lunch.  There is no school on Friday.

Have a great week!

Week of November 20th

Posted on Nov 21, 2017

Good morning,

   It was nice to see and get to talk with many of you at conferences yesterday. I can't believe how fast the year is going, and that we have begun the second trimester!

Some notes for next week: On Wednesday we will have a quiz on verbs and verb tenses.  Thursday is our field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry.  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to chaperone the trip.  We had an abundance of volunteers, but can unfortunately only bring four chaperones per homeroom.  A note will be going home to the those who will be chaperoning the trip.

   I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!  I am so thankful to have the opportunity to teach at such a wonderful school, with such great students and families.  Have a terrific holiday!

 

Week of November 13th

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

The second trimester has begun! Report cards will be sent home on Wednesday.  Please sign and return the envelope to school on Thursday.  Also, permission slips for our field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry went home last week.  Please sign and return the permission slip and money by this Wednesday.

Language Arts-We will begin our unit on verbs.  This week we will learn about past, present, and future-tense verbs.  On Wednesday, we will have our unit 3 vocabulary quiz. 

Science-We will continue our study of the human body.  We will be concentrating on the nervous system this week. 

Spelling-We are on unit 13 this week, and our test is on Friday.

Have a terrific week!

 

Halloween Fun!

Posted on Nov 06, 2017

We had a lot of fun celebrating Halloween!  We visited the science lab and tested the physical properties of candy corn.  We found the mass, volume, relative density to water, and solubility of regular candy corn and candy corn pumpkins.  The students had a great time in the lab and seeing whether the candy dissolved in the different liquids we used. 

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Happy Halloween from Room 212!!

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Week of November 6th

Posted on Nov 06, 2017

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

Language Arts-We have our unit 2 grammar test on Tuesday.  This week we will also finish our papers on plant adaptations.  Final copies are due on Friday. 

Science-We have completed our study of the animal kingdom and adaptations.  We will now move on and begin our study of the systems of the human body!

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

The first trimester ends on Friday.  Report cards will be distributed next Wednesday, the 15th. 

Have a wonderful week!

 
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