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Mrs. Laura Kovatch, Fourth Grade

Hi! My name is Laura Kovatch and I teach fourth grade Language Arts and Spelling. This is my fourteenth 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 March 19th

Posted on Mar 20, 2018

I hope everyone had a nice St. Patrick's Day weekend!

Language Arts-This week we will be discussing prepositions and prepositional phrases.  Our unit test on adverbs is on Friday.  Students will begin presenting their Women's History Month slides at the end of the week, and we will finish presentations  next week. 

Science-We will be discussing thermal energy this week and next week. 

Spelling-We are on unit 28, and our test will be on Friday.

Have a terrific week!

Egg Drop

Posted on Mar 16, 2018

The students had a great time last Friday during our egg drop!  The students had to design a solution that prevented an egg from breaking when dropped.  They worked in groups to design and build their creations.  After testing all of the creations, students worked to explain the energy changes that occurred as the model and the egg hit the floor.  We also compared our design process to that of a real biomechanical engineer. 






Week of March 12th

Posted on Mar 13, 2018

I hope everyone enjoyed the parade weekend and their Monday off!

Language Arts-This week we will finishing up our unit on adverbs.  We will have a test on Friday, March 23rd.  Women's History Month final copies and cover pages are due on Thursday.  We will also be writing our own limericks in class this week! 

Science-This week we will begin learning about different types of energy transfer, specifically thermal energy. 

Spelling-We are on Unit 27 this week, and our test will be on Friday. 

Have a wonderful week and Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Week of March 5th

Posted on Mar 05, 2018

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I can't believe that the calendar has changed over to March and that the third trimester is starting!  The year is going so fast!
Report cards will go home on Wednesday.  Please sign the envelope and return it to school on Thursday. 

Language Arts-We will continue our study of adverbs.  We will also begin unit 7 in our vocabulary book.  This week we will also be working on our reports for our Women's History Month writing assignment.  The students have researched on the IPads and will be working on their rough drafts this week.  The students will then create a Google slide in computer class, which they will use in their presentation to the class. 

Science-We will continue discussing the transferring and transforming of energy.  On Friday we will be doing an egg drop activity.  The students will be working in groups to design a solution that prevents their egg from breaking when dropped from a height of 2 meters.  We will be building and testing our designs on Friday. 

Spelling-We are on Unit 26 this week, and our test will be on Friday. 

Have a wonderful week!