December 10-14, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

As this is the second week of Advent, we are all continuing to focus on strengthening our relationships with God. This will be another  busy week for 4th grade. On Monday, December 10, we have our field trip to see Pinocchio Jr.  at Cardinal Newman, and it is also a 2pm dismissal. On Friday of this week we will begin our practice for our Christmas program, which will be held on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Also, if you plan on beginning your holiday before December 20, please make sure to send written notice to our front office. Happy advent, and have a peaceful week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of the Liturgical calendar with the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Students will learn what readings we explore at Mass during these seasons, they will also write their own Advent prayers of preparation. In addition to broadening our knowledge of the liturgical calendar, we will also celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Literature

This week we will continue to learn about poetry and the different aspects of it. Students will not only learn how to recognize rhyme scheme, meter, and line, but they will also practice writing their own poems that use these elements.

English

This week we are continuing to participate in a review of all the Unit 1 Vocabulary. This includes all the words for word sorts 1-5. We will practice writing these words, reviewing how suffixes can change the part of speech of the word, and how prefixes change the meaning of the word. Students will also practice finding and using synonyms and antonyms of these words as well as using the words correctly in context. Students will review these words and take a review test on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Word Sort 1: kinder, kindest, earlier, earliest, stranger, strangest, emptier, emptiest, cleaner, cleanest, quieter, quietest, trickier, trickiest, crummier, crummiest, harsher, harshest, shinier, shiniest, murkier, murkiest, fancier, fanciest

Word Sort 2: swampy, silently, merrily, squirmy, velvety, rapidly, secretly, greedily, squeaky, seriously, fluently, hastily, wealthy, skinny, eagerly, readily, scratchy, generously, shaggy, politely, silvery, briefly, spotty, bravely

Word Sort 3: payment, breathless, laziness, powerlessness, replacement, priceless, blindness, flawless, employment, punishment, dizziness, thoughtless, tactless, agreement, friendliness, politeness, fruitless, amusement, government, emptiness, saltiness, colorless, fearlessness, recklessness

Word Sort 4: disease, informal, untidy, disrespect, indirect, misbehave, undress, invisible, mistrust, dishonest, insincere, disorder, misspell, uneasy, discourage, misleading, infrequent, unaware, disbelief, misfortune, unknown, unfasten, inexpensive, disconnect.

Word Sort 5: posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to build stronger sentences using nouns of differing types.

Mathematics

This week we will review vocabulary associated with division. Students have learned how to estimate a quotient and will continue practicing how to find 1-3 digit quotients.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will complete our state projects and poster presentations. The  final test on regions, states, and capitals is on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. To assist your child with this, they have been given lyrics to “Wakko’s America” which includes a song about the 50 states and their capitals.   Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE

Science

This week we will begin our new unit on Light as Energy. Students will explore how light is produced and how the human eye perceives light.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 10th    Field trip to see Pinocchio, Jr. at Cardinal Newman and 2pm dismissal

December 17th        1:30pm Strength and Movement Presentation in Neglia Hall

December 18th      Christmas Music Program in the Church at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm

December 20th    11:30am dismissal

December 21-January 2 Christmas Break

January 3rd          School resumes

December 3-7, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

As this is the first week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationships with God. This will be a busy week for 4th grade. Tomorrow, December 4th, progress reports will go home in the Tuesday folder. Please review these with your child and discuss their goals for improvement. We will also have a field trip to the Koger Center for the ballet on Friday, December 7th. Please make sure your child is at school promptly at 8am. Have a great week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of the Liturgical calendar with the beginning of the season of Advent. Students will explore different ways in which we can prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, and how we can share his light with those around us. Also this week, we will celebrate the feast day of St. Nicholas and explore why we celebrate the Immaculate conception of Mary.

Literature

The final projects for The One and Only Ivan are due Monday, December 3, 2018.  Students will present these to the class, and then we will spend the rest of our week studying the different aspects of poetry including rhyme scheme, meter, and line.

English

This week we will participate in a review of all the Unit 1 Vocabulary. This includes all the words for word sorts 1-5. We will practice writing these words, reviewing how suffixes can change the part of speech of the word, and how prefixes change the meaning of the word. Students will also practice finding and using synonyms and antonyms of these words as well as using the words correctly in context. Students will review these words and take a review test on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Word Sort 1: kinder, kindest, earlier, earliest, stranger, strangest, emptier, emptiest, cleaner, cleanest, quieter, quietest, trickier, trickiest, crummier, crummiest, harsher, harshest, shinier, shiniest, murkier, murkiest, fancier, fanciest

Word Sort 2: swampy, silently, merrily, squirmy, velvety, rapidly, secretly, greedily, squeaky, seriously, fluently, hastily, wealthy, skinny, eagerly, readily, scratchy, generously, shaggy, politely, silvery, briefly, spotty, bravely

Word Sort 3: payment, breathless, laziness, powerlessness, replacement, priceless, blindness, flawless, employment, punishment, dizziness, thoughtless, tactless, agreement, friendliness, politeness, fruitless, amusement, government, emptiness, saltiness, colorless, fearlessness, recklessness

Word Sort 4: disease, informal, untidy, disrespect, indirect, misbehave, undress, invisible, mistrust, dishonest, insincere, disorder, misspell, uneasy, discourage, misleading, infrequent, unaware, disbelief, misfortune, unknown, unfasten, inexpensive, disconnect.

Word Sort 5: posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to build stronger sentences using nouns of differing types.

Mathematics

This week we will review vocabulary associated with division. Students will practice working with factors in prime and composite numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will complete and present our state profile projects and posters. These are due Friday, December 7, 2018. Also, please continue to work with your student on the location of each state and its capital. There will be a final regional test on regions, states, and capitals on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. To assist your child with this, they have been given lyrics to “Wakko’s America” which includes a song about the 50 states and their capitals.   Here is the link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE

Science

This week we will take our final test on Energy sources. We will review this week and the final test will be on Friday, December 7, 2018.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 4th        Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

December 7th Field Trip to see Scrooge at the Koger Center at 8am

December 8th      Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 10th    Field trip to see Pinocchio, Jr. at Cardinal Newman and 2pm dismissal

December 17th        1:30pm Strength and Movement Presentation in Neglia Hall

December 18th      Christmas Music Program in the Church at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm

December 20th    11:30am dismissal

December 21-January 2 Christmas Break

January 3rd          School resumes

 

 

 

November 26-30, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! I hope that you all had a wonderful and blessed time celebrating everything for which you are grateful.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will begin our study of the Liturgical calendar of the Church. Within this unit, we will explore how this calendar influences and impacts the Mass and how it is said. We will also continue to explore the bible and how it is an integral part of our Catholic heritage.

Literature

We will continue to work on our final projects for The One and Only Ivan. Projects will be due to Mrs. Ronald no later than Monday, December 3, 2018. This week we will also begin our unit on Poetry. Students will learn the different aspects of poetry and what it takes to write different types of poems.  

English

This week we will continue the vocabulary for word sort 5. We shall practice using these words correctly in context.We will have our Vocabulary test on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Following  this, we will participate in a review unit on the past 5 word sorts.

Word Sort 5:

Posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to build stronger sentences using nouns of differing types.

Mathematics

This week we will review vocabulary associated with division. Students will practice working with factors in prime and composite numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will complete our final unit on the 5 regions in the United States. Students will take a quiz on the Western region on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. We will then begin our individual State Reports. Please continue to work with your student on the location of each state and its capital. There will be a final regional test on regions, states, and capitals next week. To assist your child with this, they have been given lyrics to “Wakko’s America” which includes a song about the 50 states and their capitals.   Here is the link:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE

Science

This week we will complete our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include sources of renewable energy, and the pros and cons of using each type of  energy source. We will also explore the value of energy conservation.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 28th      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

December 4th        Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

December 7th Field Trip to see Scrooge at the Koger Center at 8am

December 8th      Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 10th    Field trip to see Pinocchio, Jr. at Cardinal Newman and 2pm dismissal

December 17th        1:30pm Strength and Movement Presentation in Neglia Hall

December 18th      Christmas Music Program in the Church at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm

December 20th    11:30am dismissal

December 21-January 2 Christmas Break

January 3rd          School resumes

November 19-20, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

It’s hard to believe that this week will be Thanksgiving! Here at St. Peter’s, we have so much for which to be thankful. We have wonderful students, supportive families, and the joy of learning to live and love one another as Jesus commands. God bless you all and have a happy Thanksgiving!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will complete our study of Patron Saints in the Catholic Church. Students have been researching specific patron saints, and will finish presenting their finished projects to the class on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Literature

We have completed reading “The One and Only Ivan” and will begin the final projects for the book this week.

English

This week we will continue the vocabulary for word sort 5. We shall practice spelling and using these words correctly in context.We will have our Spelling test on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. The vocabulary test will be scheduled upon our return from the Thanksgiving break.

Word Sort 5:

Posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to compose compound sentences and how to correct run-on sentences and fragments.

Mathematics

This week we will review our knowledge of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing by solving story problems. Students will also review basic concepts of division as we prepare to begin our unit on dividing.  Please continue to practice the times tables up to factors of 12 in order to help develop your student’s fluency.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. Last week we explored the Western region’s climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features. Students will take a quiz on this region on Tuesday, November 28, 2018. We will then complete our study of the 5 US regions with our final test on states and capitals.

Science

This week we will to complete our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include sources of renewable energy, and the pros and cons of using each type of  energy source. We will also explore the value of energy conservation.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 21st-23rd   Thanksgiving Break

November 28th      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

December 4th        Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

December 7th Field Trip to see Scrooge at the Koger Center at 8am

December 8th      Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 10th    Field trip to see Pinocchio, Jr. at Cardinal Newman and 2pm dismissal

December 17th        1:30pm Strength and Movement Presentation in Neglia Hall

December 18th      Christmas Music Program in the Church at 7pm. Students must report to Neglia Hall by 6:30pm

December 20th    11:30am dismissal

December 21-January 2 Christmas Break

January 3rd          School resumes

 

 

November 12-16, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This week is a busy one! We will attend the Veteran’s Day Parade on Monday, and there will also be a 2pm dismissal. On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, we will have our monthly PTO meeting. I hope to see you all there! We also have a lot going on in class this week, so please read carefully.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue our study of Patron Saints in the Catholic Church. Each student has been researching a specific patron saint, and will present a finished the finished project to the class on Friday, November 16, 2018.

Literature

We have completed reading “The One and Only Ivan” and will take our final test and begin the final projects for the book this week.

English

This week we will begin the vocabulary for word sort 5. We shall practice spelling and using these words correctly in context all week. Depending on how students progress with the spelling and vocabulary of these words, our tentative spelling and vocabulary test date will be Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Word Sort 5:

Posttest, retaken, afternoon, prehistoric, reconsider, foreman, foretell, prefix, react, postdate, aftertaste, prewar, forefathers, reclaim, prepositions, postwar, postseason, reruns, forethought, return, preseason, replay, foresight, afterthought, reappear

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to compose compound sentences and how to correct run-on sentences and fragments.

Mathematics

This week we continue our study of multiplication of two-digit numbers with regrouping. We will work our way up to three-digit numbers this week as well.  Please practice the times tables up to factors of 9 in order to help develop your student’s fluency with the math.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. Last week we explored the Southwestern region’s climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features. Students will take a quiz on this region on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. We will then continue our study of the US regions by progressing to the Western Region.

Science

This week we will attempt to complete our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include sources of renewable energy, and the pros and cons of using each type of  energy source. We will also explore the value of energy conservation.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 12th   Field Trip to the Veteran’s Day Parade and 2pm dismissal

November 13th   PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

November 15th   National Day of Appreciation for Catholic School Principals

November 21st-23rd   Thanksgiving Break

November 5-9, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Happy November to you all! It was a pleasure seeing you last Friday. I am looking forward to continuing our journey of academic and spiritual learning together. Thank you all so much for all of the patience, love, and support you’ve shown this year. You are an amazing group, and I am blessed to be able to work with you and  your lovely children.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will begin our study of Patron Saints in the Catholic Church. We will explore what it means to be a saint and how a Saint may be assigned as a patron saint. Each student will research a specific patron saint, and present a finished the finished project to the class.

Literature

This week we will complete our novel study of The One and Only Ivan, and begin our assessment project for the novel.

English

This week we shall continue to work with the vocabulary from Word Sort 4. We shall practice spelling and using these words correctly in context all week. Our spelling test for these words will be Tuesday, November 6, and the vocabulary test will be Wednesday, November 7.

Word Sort 4: disease, informal, untidy, disrespect, indirect, misbehave, undress, invisible, mistrust, dishonest, insincere, disorder, misspell, uneasy, discourage, misleading, infrequent, unaware, disbelief, misfortune, unknown, unfasten, inexpensive, disconnect.

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by learning how to correct run-on sentences and fragments.

Mathematics

This week we continue our study of multiplication. There will be a quiz on multiplying one-digit numbers  with regrouping on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. We will then be moving from one-digit number to two-digit numbers. We will continue to work with numbers that require regrouping. Please practice the times tables up to factors of 9 in order to help develop your student’s fluency with the math.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. Last week we explored the Midwestern region’s climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features. Students will take a quiz on this region on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. We will then continue our study of the US regions by progressing to the Southwestern Region.

Science

This week we will continue our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include fossil fuels, sources of renewable energy, and the pros and cons of using each type of  energy source.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 12th   Field Trip to the Veteran’s Day Parade and 2pm dismissal

November 13th   PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

November 15th   National Day of Appreciation for Catholic School Principals

November 21st-23rd   Thanksgiving Break

October 29-November 2, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This week is a short but very special week. First, we will be celebrating All Saints’ Day on Thursday, November 1. This is an important day in the Catholic faith because we get to celebrate every Saint who inspires us to be more like Christ. Our second big event this week is Parent-Teacher Conferences on Friday, November 2.  If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up for a conference, please stop by the front office where the time sheets are available.  Report cards for the first quarter will be discussed at this time. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to see all of you!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of prayer in the Catholic Church. Exploring the significance of Feast days and holidays in the Church. We will learn the meaning of Halloween, and how All Saints’ Day is celebrated in communities around the world.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students have been separated into groups where they will work as a team to find answers and discuss the meaning of events and statements made in the book. We will discuss the different traits associated with various characters from the novel, and we will continue to apply our knowledge beyond the book to our other reading materials.

English

Students received their new vocabulary on Thursday, October 25. We shall practice spelling and using these words correctly in context all week. Our spelling test for these words will be Monday, November 5, and the vocabulary test will be Tuesday, November 6.

Word Sort 4: disease, informal, untidy, disrespect, indirect, misbehave, undress, invisible, mistrust, dishonest, insincere, disorder, misspell, uneasy, discourage, misleading, infrequent, unaware, disbelief, misfortune, unknown, unfasten, inexpensive, disconnect.

We will continue to develop our knowledge of the of sentences by practicing using direct objects and the transitive verbs with which they work.

Mathematics

This week we continue our study of multiplication of multi-digit numbers with one digit numbers. We will begin to work with numbers that require regrouping. Please practice the times tables up to factors of 9 in order to help develop your student’s fluency with the math.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. Last week we explored the Southeast region’s climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features. Students will take a quiz on this region on Tuesday, October 29, 2018. We will then continue our study of the US regions by progressing to the Midwestern Region.

Science

This week we will continue our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include renewable and non-renewable resources for energy, Energy sources on Earth, conservation, and much more.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 31st    School Mass at 8:30am (Mass Uniform)

November 1st All Saints Day Mass at 8:30am (Mass Uniform)

November 2nd   Parent/Teacher Conferences-No School for Students

November 12th   Field Trip to the Veteran’s Day Parade and 2pm dismissal

November 13th   PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

November 15th   National Day of Appreciation for Catholic School Principals

November 21st-23rd   Thanksgiving Break

October 22-26, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This week is a short week due to the teacher in-service on Friday, and it is also the week for our field trip to the Wood Magic Forest Fair. Students should arrive and be ready to depart no later than 8:00 am on Wednesday, October 24. Our bus will leave at 8:30am. Students should return to the school no later than 2:00pm. Please make sure that your child is appropriately dressed for variable weather conditions as we will be outside for the majority of our trip. Also, the Wood Magic Forest Fair will provide pizza, popcorn, and lemonade for lunch. If your child would prefer to bring a different meal, please make sure that it is packed in a paper bag for easy disposal. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at sronald@stpeterscatholicschool.org.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to develop our knowledge and understanding of prayer in the Catholic Church. Students will be learning the significance of the Rosary and how to pray it. We do have a class set of rosaries to use during this unit, but your child may bring in a personal rosary if preferred.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students have been separated into groups where they will work as a team to find answers and discuss the meaning of events and statements made in the book. We will discuss the different traits associated with various characters from the novel, and we will continue to apply our knowledge beyond the book to our other reading materials.

English

Students will be tested on their knowledge of the spelling and vocabulary for Word Sort 3 on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.

Word Sort 3: payment, breathless, laziness, powerlessness, replacement, priceless, blindness, flawless, employment, punishment, dizziness, thoughtless, tactless, agreement, friendliness, politeness, fruitless, amusement, government, emptiness, saltiness, colorless, fearlessness, recklessness.

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the  of sentences by learning about direct objects and the transitive verbs with which they work.

Mathematics

This week we begin our study of multiplication of multi-digit numbers with one digit numbers. Please practice the times tables up to factors of 9 in order to help develop your student’s fluency with the math.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. We began with the Northeast and will continue to explore the Southeastern region’s states, climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features.

Science

This week we will continue our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include renewable and non-renewable resources for energy, conservation, and much more.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 24th 4th Grade Field Trip

October 25th   PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th    In-service Day/ No School for students

November 2nd Parent/Teacher Conferences No School for Students

October 15-19, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Thank you all for your help and support from our interrupted week last week! We will have a little overlap from the weather interruption, but we will also be moving forward to new units this week. We have a 2pm dismissal Monday, September 15, 2018, and picture day is Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  I can’t wait to see all the beautiful smiles!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. This week we will learn about option for the poor and vulnerable. We are also working on practicing calming meditation and self-care as we respect our own dignity as God’s creations. We will also begin our study of the Rosary and its significance to Catholicism.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as class work and homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

We have new vocabulary! On Monday we will be taking notes on the meanings of our new suffixes: -ment, -ness, and -less. Students will practice writing and spelling these words as well as finding new words to include in our list. Students will be tested on their knowledge of the spelling of these words on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  We will test on their knowledge of the contextual use of the vocabulary on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Word Sort 3: payment, breathless, laziness, powerlessness, replacement, priceless, blindness, flawless, employment, punishment, dizziness, thoughtless, tactless, agreement, friendliness, politeness, fruitless, amusement, government, emptiness, saltiness, colorless, fearlessness, recklessness.

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the  of sentences by differentiating simple subjects and verb phrases from compound predicates. Students will take a quiz on compound subjects and predicates on Friday, October 19, 2018

Mathematics

Last week we went from finding the sums of larger numbers using regrouping, to finding the differences of larger numbers using regrouping. Students are practicing using regrouping with multiple zeros, and there will be a quiz on regrouping with subtracting on Wednesday, October 14, 2018.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will begin our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. We will begin with the Northeast and explore the states, climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features of the Northeastern region.

Science

This week we will begin our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include renewable and non-renewable resources for energy, conservation, and much more.

 

Reminders & Important Dates

October 8th    No School-Columbus Day Holiday

October 9th     PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 15th   2pm dismissal

October 17th  School Mass/Picture Day (Mass Uniform)

October 24th 4th Grade Field Trip

October 25th   PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th    In-service Day/ No School for students

 

October 8-12, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

I hope you all enjoyed the three day weekend! By now we have established routines for our classroom and are better discovering how we learn together. Thank you all for helping us along our way this year!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. This week we will learn about Solidarity. We are also working on practicing calming meditation and self-care as we respect our own dignity as God’s creations. We will also begin our study of the Rosary and its significance to Catholicism.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as class work and homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

We will complete word sort 2 as our spelling and vocabulary for this week. This  word sort centers around the suffixes -y, -ly, and -ily. Students will be tested on their knowledge of the spelling of these words on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  We will test on their knowledge of the contextual use of the vocabulary on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Word Sort 2: swampy, silently, merrily, squirmy, velvety, rapidly, secretly, greedily, squeaky, seriously, fluently, hastily, wealthy, skinny, eagerly, readily, scratchy, generously, shaggy, politely, silvery, briefly, spotty, bravely

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the  of sentences by breaking the sentence into its simple subject noun and predicate verb or verb phrase. We will also extend our knowledge of subject and predicates to include compound subjects and predicates.

Mathematics

Please continue to practice rounding whole numbers with your students. Last week we focused on rounding numbers to estimate the sums of larger numbers (4 digits or more). This week we will focus on using regrouping to subtract to find the difference of larger numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will wrap up our unit on resources in the United States, and we will move on to exploring the 5 regions of the United States. We will explore the geographic features, climate, vegetation, landmarks and other items that make each region unique.

Science

This week we will wrap up our study of the scientific method. Students will submit their science notebooks on Friday, October 12, 2018 for grading.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 8th    No School-Columbus Day Holiday

October 9th     PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 15th   2pm dismissal

October 25th   PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th    In-service Day/ No School for students