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Mrs. Phyllis Sullivan, Fourth Grade

Hi!

My name is Phyllis Sullivan and I am excited to begin my 26h year here at St. John Fisher, and I  am looking forward to teaching your fourth grader. My husband Tim and I are proud parents of five wonderful children and seven awesome grandchildren. We are going to have a wonderful year.

October 15th

Posted on Oct 15, 2019

Good morning,

I hope all of you and your children had a wonderful fall weekend even if those temperatures were not just what we want yet.  

This week in Math we will be working on various methods of multiplication. It is important to note that these are introduced so that students know and understand that there is more than one way to solve a math problems. There will be a chapter test on Oct. 30th.  I will continue to give the weekly multiplication facts quiz, including "H" this Friday.  It is important that students take a few minutes each night to practice, I can see the difference in the majority of the students already with the results of these quizzes.

In Religion, we have begun chapter three with the introduction of the Ten Commandments.  We are also working on ta writing assignment, and will begin a  project on the saints next week.

Unit eight Spelling test is on Friday.  

If you have any thoughts or concerns, please email me.  Also, if you feel your child is in need of any extra help, or forgets something, email me so I  know you are sending  your child in early.  

Have a great week.

Mrs. Sullivan

Oct. 7th

Posted on Oct 07, 2019

Hello,

I hope that all of you had a great weekend, a little bit of fall is in the air.  

This week in Math, we will continue with various ways of solving multiplication problems and word problems.  The basic operations are included in this chapter and  are practiced through daily exercises on the board.  There will be the weekly multiplication basic facts quiz on Friday.  

Today the Ten Commandments were introduced and they will be the chapter three focus.  We are also working on a writing assignment, continuing to pray the Rosary, and meeting with our preschool prayer partners.

Spelling tests are every Friday unless other wise noted.  

Just a reminder, there is no school on Monday, the 14th in observance of Columbus Day.  Any questions or concerns, please email or call to get in touch with me.  If you are going to send your child in for extra help, please email me the night before and I am available at 7:30.

Have a great week.

Mrs. Sullivan

 

Sept. 30th

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

Good afternoon,

Even though it wasn't the win the fourth grade football team wanted, it sounded like they still  had a great time on Saturday, mud and all.

Just a reminder that tomorrow is Picture Day and if you have not done so, please send in the payment in the envelope that was sent home a few weeks ago.  The students are out of uniform, and then no more shorts as of 10/1.  

During the month of October, the students will be learning about and praying the Rosary.  We have enough Rosaries in class for all students, but if they have a special one they would like to show and tell and pray with, they are welcome to bring it to school. We are finishing up chapter two with a test on Thursday. We will be stating to review/learn the Ten Commandments in chapter three. We will also begin a writing assignment which will be done in class.

In Math, we are continuing with the multiplication facts three minute take home practice followed by a quiz. We began chapter two today, multiplication of one digit number. It is really important that the students know the basic facts, practicing a few minutes every night if possible.  The chapter two vocabluary quiz is set for Wednesday.

Any concerns, please email me at psullivan@sjfschool.net. If your child needs any extra help, I am here at 7:30. Please also email me the night before you send your child in.

Have a great week. 

Mrs. Sullivan

Sept. 24

Posted on Sep 24, 2019

Good afternoon,

Just a few reminders for the week ahead.   

*Picture money is due before Picture day which is Tuesday, Oct. 1st

*Homecoming /Spirit week -  Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, Fly like a Falcon Friday spirit gear   

 *The Math test is pushed back to Friday 9/27

* Chapter two Religion test will be on Thursday, Oct 3

I am available in the mornings at 7:30 if your child needs any extra help or forgot books for homework.  Please email me before hand to ensure I will not be at a meeting.

Have a great week.

Mrs.Sullivan

 

Sept. 16th

Posted on Sep 16, 2019
 

Sept. 16th

Posted on Sep 16, 2019

Hello,

What a great weekend for FisherFest.  I heard the favorite ride was the Wipe Out which is the way the majority of the kids felt today:)  I hope all of you enjoyed the weekend even if you were not at the SJF parking lot.

This week in Math, we are going to begin the review of addition, subtraction, and word problems.  The chapter one test will be on Thursday, 9/26.  We will also continue with our weekly multiplication quiz on Friday.  In class, the students are given a variety of daily math problems on the board.  They vary from all four operations, fractions, decimals, geometry and word problems.  This board works gets the students engaged the minute they walk into class and the routine is not only good for them, they are exposed to different math concepts.  It is really important that basic multiplication facts are studied on a nightly basis.  The Simple Solutions work that you often see for homework is another review of fourth grade math.

In Religion, we are beginning chapter two which focuses on the gratefulness we have for God and the Creation.

Any thoughts or questions, please send me an email.

Sincerely,

Mrs.Sullivan

 

Sept. 9th

Posted on Sep 09, 2019

Good afternoon,

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who were able to attend the back to school Open House. It was great to meet so many of you.  Also, congrats to my homeroom, 210, who were the winners of going to the Mass at the park.  They enjoyed an ice cream party.

In Math, we will finish chapter one with a test on Thursday the 26th. Also, each week I will continue to send home a three minute multiplication practice sheet.  This will be the same practice for the quiz on Fridays, and in this case, this Thursday.  Please have your child practice the basic facts every night, it is so important that they know them for all fourth graee math concepts.

In Religion, we will have the chapter one test this Thursday.  Because  the students are not used to taking a Religion test, a study guide will be sent home. also, another good review is to go online to blestarewe.com and click on fourth grade chapter reviews.

This weeks Unit 3 Spelling test is also on Thursday.

Any thoughts or concerns, please don't hesitate to email or send a note.  I am available at 7: 30 on Monday and Wednesday mornings for extra help.  Please email me if you are sending your child in to make sure I do not have a meeting.  Remember we are not in school this Friday.

Have a great week.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sullivan

Have a great week.

Sept. 4th

Posted on Sep 04, 2019

Good morning,

I hope that all of you had a chance to enjoy the past weekend with rest and relaxation.  The students were excited to share their weekend adventures.

Just a reminder that today is Special Lunch and this evening is Open House from 6:30 - 8:00. The program will begin in church. 

This week in Math we continue with place value, addition and subtraction of numbers, as well as, practicing multiplication facts.  The next multiplication quiz will be on Friday, the 6th and a vocabulary quiz on math words is tomorrow.  

In Religion, the first chapter test will be given on Thursday, the 12th, focusing on God and the Creation.

All Spelling tests will be given on Fridays unless we are off. 

Have a great week. Hope to meet you tonight.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Sullivan 

 

Aug. 26th

Posted on Aug 26, 2019

Hello,

Happy first week of school.  I am thoroughly enjoying this new group of great fourth graders who are full of energy and excitement.  It is very refreshing to ask a question and have the majority of hands fly up so quickly, willing to participate and add to the class discussion.

This week we begin chapter one in Math which focuses on a review of basic addition and subtraction and extends through the millions.  We will focus on place value and rounding, too. The fourth graders are expected to know the basic multiplication facts through the 12's.  Therefore we will be having times quizzes throughout the first weeks of school.The first one will be on Friday, the 30th. Before that, the students will have a take home practice quiz for you to administer and correct  on Thursday night. We will start out with timing for five minutes and then gradually, over time, go down to three minutes. Homework, usually given 3- 4 nights a week, is a review of what we are currently working on or a review of previously learned material. 

Our Religion class consists of the use of the fourth grade book, Bible stories, going to Mass on Fridays, and spending time with our pre-school prayer partners. There is time during class for reflection, intentions, and prayer.

We have Spelling everyday and we begin this week with Unit I and will have a test every Friday on the lesson.  Handwriting will also be practiced in homeroom, usually on Fridays.

Any thoughts and concerns, please let me know.  I am available on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for extra help if you want to send your child in at 7:30. 

Thanks and have a great week.

Mrs.Sullivan

 

 

August 20th

Posted on Aug 20, 2019

Good morning,

Well hello and welcome to the new school year.  My name is Phyllis Sullivan and I am very excited  to begin my 25th year here at St. John Fisher.  There are many great things happening here and I am very luck to be part of this community, neighborhood, and of course this amazing school which is my home away from home.  My husband Tim and I raised our five children in St. Bernadette and are now proud grandparents of seven grandchildren who all live in the area. 

I teach Religion and Math to all the fourth graders.  In homeroom 210, the students will also have Spelling and Handwriting.  The students will see all three teachers every day.  More information will be given later regarding our daily schedule.

Again, welcome back to a new school year. There are many great things happening in fourth grade.and I am very anxious to get to know your wonderful children.  Any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email or call. I am looking forward to meeting and greeting all of you at our school Open House.

I will meet the students near the rectory garage tomorrow morning at 7:50.

Sincerely,

Phyllis Sullivan

 

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