February 4-8, 2019

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Dear Parents,

I sincerely apologize for the tardiness of this update! I have been experiencing technical difficulties, and the update would not post. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you or to your children.

We had a wonderful Catholic Schools week! All of the extra activities were fun and great for building our community. It was a great deal of fun, and we are happy to be back to our regular schedule this week.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will review what we have learned about the Beatitudes and take our est on Thursday, February 7, 2019. We will then begin our unit on the Corporal and Spiritual works of mercy.

Literature

This week we will participate in a nonfiction unit. Specifically we will focus on the various text features and how they enhance our understanding of nonfiction texts. We also have another reading log due this week! Please make sure that your child is taking the time to read both fiction and nonfiction texts. Our reading goal this week is 160 minutes over a minimum of 4 days.

English

This week we will begin our unit on pronouns. We will begin with personal prounouns and how they are used. We will then progress to subject pronouns. Students will continue practicing how to diagram sentences with direct objects and subject complements.

Also this week we will continue our Unit 2 vocabulary with Word Sort 7. We will practice spelling these words, writing them in cursive, extending our understanding of how they are formed, etc. We will take our spelling test on Thursday, February 7, 2019, and we will take the vocabulary test on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Word Sort 7: studious, dangerous, humorous, poisonous, wasteful, vigorous, nervous, stressful, famous, wonderful, glorious, marvelous, cheerful, furious, outrageous, shameful, boastful, beautiful, successful, mountainous, envious, courageous, delightful, rebellious, scandalous

Mathematics

This week we will complete our current unit on Fractions. Students will comparing fractions and writing them in the correct order. They will also review how to express a fraction in its lowest terms and how to write mixed numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue the history portion of our study of Social Studies. 4th Grade concentrates on the history of America. Our focus this week will be upon the Middle and Sourthern colonies, their governments, practices, trades, etc.

Science

This week we will continue our unit on Magnets. Students will explore electric force and electric fields. Students will also learn the various charges and their scientific names.

Reminders & Important Dates

February 5 Re-registration begins

February 6 School Mass (Mass Uniform)

February 12 5:30pm PTO meeting in Neglia Hall

February 18 No School

February 26 Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

March 2 Angels in the Vista Auction for St. Peters at Seawell’s at 6:30pm