January 7-11, 2019

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Note from Mrs. Ronald

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a magnificent Christmas break and enjoyed celebrating the feast of the Epiphany yesterday. This week we will be starting our second round of MAP testing. Our testing schedule will be as follows, Monday, January 7, 2019 from 1-2pm; Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 11am-12pm; Monday, January 14, 2019 from 10:30-11:30am; and Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 11am-12pm. Please make sure that your child has plenty of sleep and a good breakfast before these tests.

This Week in Class


This week we will explore the Beatitudes. Students will learn the meaning of each Beatitude and share ways in which they can put these Catholic ideals into practice in their own lives.


This week we will continue to learn about poetry and the different aspects of it. Students will learn how to recognize figurative language and use it in their own personal writing. Students will also begin to learn different forms of poetry.


This week we are beginning our Unit 2 vocabulary with word sort 6. We will practice writing these words, reviewing how suffixes can change the part of speech of the word and even the inflection 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.

Word Sort 6: safe, safety, active, activity, minor, minority, festive, festivity, special, speciality, novel, novelty, loyal, loyalty, humid, humidity, casual, casualty, tranquil, tranquility, sensitive, sensitivity, certain, certainty.


This week we will complete our unit on division and review for the Chapter 5 Test. The test will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 The test will include vocabulary associated with division, prime and composite numbers, dividing 1-4 digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, story problems, and how to find the mean of a data set.  

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Social Studies

This week we will begin the history portion of our study of Social Studies. 4th Grade concentrates on the history of America. Our focus this week will be the settlements of different countries that became the original 13 colonies.


This week we will continue our unit on Magnets. Students will explore what makes a magnet, what will and will not be attracted to magnets, magnetic poles, and magnetic fields.

Reminders & Important Dates

January 8th      PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

January 9th      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

January 14th    2pm dismissal

January 18th    Teacher In-service day

January 21st    No School

January 27-February 1      Catholic Schools Week