March 9-13, 2020

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

As we begin our second week of Lent, we focus on prayer. Fourth grade will lead Morning Prayer this Monday, March 9 in the Basilica, and we will discuss the many types of prayer and how to pray.

Please check the schedule to see if your child will be assisting with the Honor Guard. If you cannot locate your copy, the schedule may be downloaded from Mrs. Grant’s classroom webpage: 

Have a wonderful week!

This Week in Class


This week we explore the origins of the Corporal Works of Mercy. We will discuss why these particular works are important, especially during the season of Lent. 


This week we will complete our comprehension questions and review our knowledge of Chapters 8-10 in The Castle in the Attic. Students should be prepared to take the quiz for these chapters on Wednesday, March 12. Notebooks will also be due at this time. Please check the class link for the updated table of contents. We will then explore the causes and effects of events leading up to our current point in the story. We will also talk about how we make decisions, and we will compare our processes to William’s in The Castle in the Attic


We will complete our study of word sort 8 vocabulary this week. This week’s vocabulary will focus on -er, -or, -ist, and -ian suffixes.

Word Sort 8:

If your child has a modified list, please only use words 1-16.

speaker, artist, historian, prisoner, director, Asian, librarian, survivor, creator, traveler, decorator, believer, vocalist, guardian, visitor, finalist, defender, specialist, inventor, attacker, Australian, Christian, Egyptian, terrorist



This week we will practice adding and subtracting larger numbers with regrouping and across zeros. Students need to work on aligning their numbers properly and remembering to include any and all regrouping when doing their adding or subtracting. We will also compare concepts of time from weeks, to months, common year, leap years, decades, and centuries. Students will also be introduced to multiples and prime and composite numbers as we start our in depth study of division. The next test is currently scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Dates may change depending on our schedule.

For extra practice with multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals;  please check out the following websites!


Social Studies

This week we will continue our study of the initial causes for the American Revolution. Students will play a game about how the Colonists were taxed. Was parliament justified in levying the taxes they did? What was the real problem behind the taxation? We will also discuss the Boston Massacre and determine how we would defend or condemn those involved.


This week we will continue our study of electricity and circuits. This week we will expand our electricity to include static electricity. We will discuss and complete activities on how static electricity builds up and travels. Why do we get a shock after we shuffle across the carpet? Our next quiz on static electricity is currently scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020. 


Links to Interactive Notebooks




Social Studies



 Important Dates

March 11, 2020 Class Picture Day

March 16, 2020   2pm dismissal

March 19, 2020   Rita’s Ice Field Trip – leave at 11:00 am, *students can wear St. Pat’s t-shirts to school*

March 20, 2020 No School for Students/Teacher Inservice

March 21, 2020 St. Patrick’s Day parade in 5 points