A Note from Mrs. Ronald
We are halfway through the school year! This week marks the end of the second quarter and the beginning of the third.Grades are now closed. Thank you for all of the work you have done to help your child through the year thus far. I sincerely appreciate you.
This week also starts Fourth Grade participation in Honor Guard. The schedule for this quarter was sent home in last weeks’ Tuesday folders. Please mark when you child will be assisting. The schedule may also be downloaded from Mrs. Grant’s classroom webpage: https://stpeterscatholicschool.org/newsletter/sixth-grade/
Due to scheduling conflicts last week, the altar server training has been postponed. I will update you as to the new date after the Diocesan priests return from convocation. All Catholic fourth graders who have received their First Communion are eligible to serve. They will be trained by Father Linsky on how to serve.
Fourth grade will lead our first school Mass on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The Mass will begin at 8:30am in the Basilica of St. Peter. If your child volunteered to read, please practice his/her reading or intentions.
This Week in Class
This week we will continue our study of the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes are a recipe for happiness in our lives, especially when we take the effort to be kind and considerate of others. We will concentrate on learning the meaning of each Beatitude and discussing how it applies in our lives.
This week we will continue our study of the novel The Castle in the Attic. I have a class set of these books, so you do not need to buy your child a copy unless you would like to have one for use at home. Students will review what they have learned in Chapters 1-4 of the book and take our first comprehension quiz. The quiz will be on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Following this, we will discuss mood and tone and how it impacts our perception of a story.
This week we will focus on sentence structure and what constitutes a complete sentence. Students have been struggling with responding in complete sentences for some assignments, so we will review this concept before learning how to create different types of sentences to increase our sentence fluency and variation when we write.
This week we will continue with our new vocabulary unit. Students will need to analyze their words for spelling changes and base word with added suffix changes for parts of speech. The definitions will be due on Thursday, January 23, 2020, and we will also take our Spelling test that day. The vocabulary test will be taken on Friday, January 24, 2020.
Word Sort 6
safe, safety, active, activity, minority, festive, special, novelty, festivity, specialty, novel, loyal, loyalty, humid, minor, humidity, certain, casualty, tranquility, sensitive, sensitivity, certainty, tranquil, casual
This week in math we will continue to Lessons 36-39 in our Saxon textbooks. Students will learn to recognize change amounts of dollars as fractions of a whole. They will also learn how to represent mixed numbers on a number line. We will also expand our use of multiplication to include all multiplication numbers 0-12.
For extra practice with place value, please check out the following links!
For extra practice with multiplication, please check out the following websites!
This week we will complete our studies of the early colonies in North America. We will take the final test for this unit on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Following this, we will continue discussing the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern Colonies. Students will examine the geographical features and natural resources that helped to shape the development and economies of each region. They will also discuss the cause for formation of each colony and the founding charter holders.
This week we will wrap up our study of magnets and magnetism by learning about how the Earth acts as a magnet. Students will learn the difference between the magnetic poles of the earth and the geographic poles. The quiz for this unit will be on Friday, January 17, 2020.
For more information, please watch the following video:
January 13, 2020 2pm dismissal
January 20, 2020 No School
January 21, 2020 2nd quarter Report Cards are sent home in the Tuesday Folder
January 22, 2020 4th Grade leads Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica
January 26, 2020 Catholic Schools Week celebration Mass at 9am in the Basilica
January 29, 2020 Catholic Schools Week awards ceremony after 8:30am Mass