August 28-September 1

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

Welcome to 4th grade! We have had a great start to the school year, and I’m enjoying having your children in my class. I will be posting my newsletter here each week by Monday morning. My newsletter will give you information about what we will learn each week, along with important dates concerning tests and quizzes. Please also remember to check Ms. Gurn’s newsletter for Social Studies information and Ms. Geene’s newsletter for updates on Math. I’m looking forward to a great year, and please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.

In Class This Week

Grammar/ Writing: We will begin Grammar with the basics – the sentence. We will focus on elements of a sentence, what makes a strong sentence, and different types of sentences. We will then practice writing strong sentences with thoughtful word choices. This is an important step to master before moving on to the paragraph.   

Spelling: Our first 12 spelling words will focus on double consonant sounds. We will practice these in class throughout the week, but students should also review these each night. The spelling test will take place in class on Friday. Please find the spelling list here.

Image result for the one and only ivanReading: Our week will be spent reviewing the summer reading novel, The Cricket in Times Square. After students present their projects, we will begin to analyze various elements of the book (setting, characters, point of view, etc.) We will also review what makes up a story and practice using the correct terminology when discussing stories. When we return from Labor Day, we will start our Quarter 1 novel. Please buy or borrow The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate (a picture of the cover is to the left). Students should have this ready to read on Tuesday, September 5.

Religion: We will begin the year going over the Catholic Social Teachings. These are standards given by the Church used to emphasize the importance of justice and respect for all humans. These standards will be incorporated into all of our studies this year, so it will be important for the students to have a good understanding of them.

Science: This week, we will start our Science curriculum with learning about the scientific method, along with safety rules during labs. We will also practice the different steps of a Science experiment with our first lab…involving Oreos!

5th Grade Grammar/Writing: We will review the basic parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns. We will also review what makes a strong sentence and practice writing a variety of sentences.

6th Grade Grammar/ Writing: We will review the basic parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and pronouns. We will also identify these parts of speech in a sentence. Lastly, we will look at the proper format for various sentences and for writing a paragraph.

Important Dates & Reminders

Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30pm – Back to School Night (begins in Neglia Hall, followed by 4th grade classroom)

Wednesday, August 30 – Mass (dress uniform required)

Monday, September 4 – Labor Day (No School)

*Please have students purchase a folder and a composition notebook for Spanish.