A Note from Mrs. Ronald
I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely, long weekend, and are ready to be back in classes on Tuesday. This week we have Martha Dunsky coming in to read aloud her book, Fire and Forgiveness: A Nun’s Truce with General Sherman. She wrote this after being inspired by the history of St. Peter’s Church and School during the Civil War. Our very own Mrs. Wyrick is the illustrator for this story. Ms. Dunsky will be visiting on Thursday, February 21st at 10:30am, where she will read part of her book aloud to the students and then give a presentation in the library. I know the students will love hearing the story!
This Week in Class
This week will continue to explore and write about the the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. Students will discuss what these mean and why they are important to us as Catholics. Students are working to write skits that demonstrate how we can fulfill each Corporal work of mercy in our day-to-day lives.
This week we will complete our nonfiction unit. We have learned about different text features and how they assist us in our understanding and ease of reading various texts. This week, we will create our own nonfiction texts . We also have another reading log due this week! The focus of this log is upon dialog and its significance in story for the fiction side. For the non-fiction side, students must find an explain a quote from their reading. Please make sure that your child is taking the time to read both fiction and nonfiction texts. Our reading goal this week is 180 minutes over a minimum of 4 days.
This week we will continue our unit on pronouns. We will continue with object and possessive pronouns. Students will continue practicing how to diagram sentences with direct objects and subject complements.
Also this week we will complete our Unit 2 vocabulary with Word Sort 8. We will define these words, find antonyms for them, and use them with contextual accuracy in sentences. We will take our spelling test on Thursday, February 21, 2019, and we will take the vocabulary test on Friday, February 22, 2019.
Word Sort 8:
speaker, artist, historian, prisoner, director, Asian, librarian, survivor, creator, traveler, decorator, believer, vocalist, guardian, visitor, finalist, defender, specialist, inventor, attacker, terrorist, Australian, Christian, Egyptian
This week we will continue our unit with adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. Students have already learned how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators. They have also learned how to create mixed numbers from improper fractions. This week, students will extend their learning to include adding and subtracting numbers with unlike denominators. Please review the steps of these processes with the students and ensure that they are completing each step.
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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 Southern colonies, their governments, practices, trades, etc.
This week we will begin to explore electronic forces. Students will explore electric force and electric fields. Students will also learn the various charges and their scientific names. Students will compare what they have learned with electronic charges to what we learned with magnetic fields and poles. All of this will build into creating circuits.
Reminders & Important Dates
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