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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 2 Updates and Assignmnets

Posted on Mar 23, 2020


Hi Parents,


    I hope everyone is doing well.  Since our first week of e-learning has come to an end, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you do and for your continued support through this difficult and constantly-changing time.  Please know that I am available for any thoughts, questions, or assistance as we continue to move through this process.  


Some updates for you: 

-You can check out SJF’s Facebook and/or Instagram each day for morning prayer and pledge.

-Our art teacher, Mrs. Corley, has created an Instagram and a Facebook page where she will post fun and simple projects that the kids can complete at home.  Check it out on Instagram @artroom_sjf and Facebook  

-SJF is hosting a Virtual Spirit Week next week!  Each day has a different activity or theme.   

Here is a list of the daily themes/activities: 

    *Monday-Pajama Day! ~Share a picture of you in your favorite comfy pajamas.

    *Tuesday-Let’s Read! ~Share a picture of yourself reading a book.

    *Wednesday-Work Out Wednesday! ~Share a picture of yourself being active: doing jumping jacks, playing outside, jumping rope...etc.

    *Thursday-Kindness Counts! ~Share a picture of yourself doing something kind, like helping a sibling or setting the table.

    *Friday-Fri-Yay, Fun Day! ~Get crafting! Share a picture of yourself crafting, drawing a picture, building something, or doing another creative activity.  

**Please send or tag pictures to the SJF media accounts.


       Finally, I wanted to “talk” to the kids and let them know that I have been thinking about them, miss them, and am proud of the work they have done this week.  I have been learning a lot about some new ways to help me connect with the kids more during this process. If you wouldn’t mind sharing my video message with the kids, I’d really appreciate it! This Screencastify video-making is new to me, so hopefully they (and you) won't hold this first one against me ??.  Here is the link: Hi, Room 212! Mar 20, 2020 2:38 PM.webm  


       Please reach out if you or the students need anything at all!  Take care!


Week 2 Assignments



-Complete packet.  *This packet was originally intended to be part of our Aspire review. **The packet is intended to be done over the course of the week. 

-Practice Reflex, basic facts, and/or Khan Academy (geometry, fractions, decimals) for at least 15 minutes a day.



-Read Chapter 10 (pages 155-162) and complete activities.

-Continue with Lenten promises and coloring in your Lenten cross. 



-Complete Prepositional Phrases Worksheet in packet-Both Sides

-Complete paragraph of the week prompt: You can choose between “My Invention” or “Most Important Invention”   *Write final draft on looseleaf. **Feel free to do both prompts this week, write more than one paragraph for the prompts, and/or include a drawing! 



-Complete “Read It” Activity and  fill in the chart with at least 3 facts about each type of energy.



-Complete Worksheet Pgs. 87, 88, 89 & 90 of Review & Study Skills Packet

-Read Winning the Vote and answer the questions

-15 minutes of reading each day


Social Studies

-Read Sections A-D of Unit 2 – Lesson 3 & answer the A-D questions in “S-L” format in notebook

-Practice with Northeast Region State and Capital Flashcards

-Study Northeast Region Study Guide Map



-Complete Unit 28 (pages 184-187)