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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 December 16th

Posted on Dec 16, 2019

I can't believe this our last week of school before Christmas!  We have an extremely busy and fun-filled week ahead of us! 

Language Arts-We will be finishing up our Christmas Around the World reports.  Final copies are due on Thursday.  On Thursday we will have a quiz on what we have covered so far in our verb unit (verb tenses, action verbs, helping verbs and main verbs).   

Science-We will finish our study of the nervous system this week.  We will move on to study the digestive system next!

Spelling-We are on Unit 16 this week, and we will have a test on Friday.   

This week we also have some fun events that will certainly get us into the Christmas spirit!

-On Monday we will enjoy a performance by the McAuley Acapella Choir.  

- We will  get to see the kindergarten Christmas play on Thursday.

-On Friday students should dress in their Sunday best.  Students will enjoy their milk and cookies in the morning, and then we will attend our all-school prayer service.

*Christmas break would be a good time to replenish any school supplies that may have run out or been lost.  

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoys some rest and relaxation and makes some terrific new memories with family and friends! 


Week of December 9th

Posted on Dec 09, 2019

Excitement is filling the air, as the countdown to Christmas begins!  I hope everyone had a great weekend, and I'm sure the students enjoyed their Friday off! 

Language Arts- This week we will finish up helping and main verbs, and begin learning about linking verbs.  We will have a quiz on verb tenses and helping and main verbs next Thursday, the 19th.  We will also complete unit 5 in our vocabulary books this week, and our quiz will be on Friday, the 13th.  We will also be writing our Christmas Around the World rough drafts this week.  The students researched their assigned country last week, and we will now organize all of that information into a paper and presentation.  

Science-We will be learning all about the nervous system this week!

Spelling-We are on Unit 15, and our test will be on Friday.  

*Our field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry is Tuesday.  As a reminder, students need to bring a brown-bag lunch and wear their gym uniforms. Parents who are chaperoning should be at the office by 8:30.  Thank you!

**Get your festive gear ready for Friday! Students can be out of uniform in their favorite ugly Christmas sweater or Christmas attire with a donation for the Chicago Ridge PADS shelter.  We will also be having an all-school Christmas sing-along in the afternoon! 

Have a terrific week!!

This Week At A Glance:

Monday: -4th Grade hosts the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass @1pm

Tuesday: -Field Trip to the Museum of Science and Industry

Friday: -Christmas Out of Uniform with donation

-Unit 5 Vocabulary Quiz

-Unit 15 Spelling Test

Week of December 2nd

Posted on Dec 02, 2019

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a relaxing extended weekend. I can't believe that it is already December!  Our year is certainly moving along quickly. 

I want to thank everyone for attending parent-teacher conferences last week.  It was so nice to talk with you all and get to know everyone better.  Thank you for your support and for your commitment to working together to ensure a successful year.  

We have a four-day week, and we will certainly be keeping busy...

Language Arts-We will continue learning about verbs.  This week we will be focusing on verbs in the past and future tenses. We will also begin unit 5 in our Vocabulary books and begin researching for our “Christmas Around the World” reports.

Science-We are beginning our study of the human body.  This week we will learn all about cells!

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

*Our field trip to the Museum of Science and Industry is next Tuesday, December 10th.  Thank you to all who volunteered to chaperone. I wish that we could take all who volunteered, but unfortunately it is not possible for this trip.  Notes were sent home to the parents who will be chaperoning the trip.  If anything changes with your availability, please let me know.  Students should wear their gym uniforms that day, and will need to bring a lunch.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  

This Week At A Glance:

Wednesday: Special Lunch ~Calabria

Thursday: Unit 14 Spelling Test

Friday:  No School ~Teacher Institute Day

Have a terrific week!