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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 29th

Posted on Oct 29, 2018

I hope everyone had a terrific weekend!  We have a busy and fun-filled week this week in 4th grade!

Language Arts-We have completed our unit on nouns, and we will be reviewing these concepts this week.  Our test is on Friday.  This week we will also be practicing our descriptive writing skills by creating monsters.  Final copies of favorite holiday pieces from last week are due on Tuesday. 

Science-We are continuing our study of animal structures and adaptations.  Our test on this unit will be Thursday, November 8th.  

Spelling-We are on Unit 10 this week, and we will have a test on Friday.

*On Wednesday we will celebrate Halloween.  4th graders can be in costume that day and can bring a treat to pass out to the class.

**Special Lunch forms are due by Wednesday, the 31st.

***On Thursday we have our All Saints Day Mass at 1:00.  All are welcome to join us.

Have a great week! Happy Halloween!

Week of October 22nd

Posted on Oct 22, 2018

I hope everyone had a nice weekend! 

This week:

Language Arts-We will continue working on possessive nouns this week.  We will also learn about abbreviations.  We have a vocabulary quiz on our Unit 3 words on Thursday.  Our Halloween opinion pieces that we have been working on in writing turned out great!  I was really proud to see how much work the students put into writing their papers!  In writing this week, we will work through the writing process and create a piece describing our favorite holidays. 

Science-We are just beginning our unit on the structures and functions of animals. This week we will discuss how animals meet their needs in different ways.  We will then move on to discuss structural and behavioral adaptations of different animals.

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

Have a wonderful week!

Week of October 15th

Posted on Oct 15, 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend!  It seems like the Fall weather has finally arrived!   

Language Arts-We will continue our study of nouns this week.  We will finish discussing plural nouns and will then move on to possessive nouns.  This week we will also begin unit 3 in our vocabulary books.  Finally, we will be finishing our Halloween opinion writing pieces this week.  The students seem to have really enjoyed taking a side and backing their side up with evidence.  

Science-We have finished our study of the structures and functions of plants.  Our test will be on Wednesday.  We will then move on to study animal adaptations. 

We also have some important events this week:

-Tuesday, October 16th is Picture Day.  Please wear your Sunday best and have your smiles ready!

-On Friday, the 19th, we have an all-school mass.  We will be celebrating mass with our prayer partners.  Mass is at 1:00, and all are welcome to join us!

Have a wonderful week!

 

Week of October 8th

Posted on Oct 09, 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed their three-day weekend.  

Language Arts-This week we will begin our unit on nouns.  We will also finish unit 2 in our vocabulary books. There will be a vocabulary quiz this Friday, the 12th. In writing we will begin putting together the first draft of our Halloween opinion pieces.  

Science-We will continue learning about plant adaptations. We will have a test next Wednesday, October 17th.

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

Have a wonderful week!

 

Here are some pictures from science class last week!  Students worked in groups and read about different plants and how they survived in their specific environments.  They then chose one of the plants they learned about and made a poster all about it.

 

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Week of October 1st

Posted on Oct 01, 2018

I hope everyone had a terrific Homecoming weekend!  The students had a wonderful time at the pep rally on Friday!

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This week:

Language Arts-We have completed our first unit in our grammar book. Our test will be on Thursday.  Reviews will be going home on Tuesday and are due on Wednesday.  This week we will also be discussing how to write good leads, and we will start planning for our first paper.

Science-We will continue learning about plant adaptations.  We will have a quiz on Tuesday.  Students should study their vocabulary words and the parts of plants and their jobs.  

Spelling-We are on Unit 6 this week.  Unit 6 is a review unit, and our test will include words from each of our previous units. Students have marked the tested words in their Spelling books.  We will have our test on Friday.  

*Our first special lunch is on Wednesday.

Have a great week!

 
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