This week was a short one but chock full of things to be done! I have loved getting to know the students these past three weeks. They have been working so hard these past weeks assimilating to 4th grade expectations. We helped our buddies create cards for the first responders, we took our first simple solution quiz, practiced for GrandFriends Mass ande anxiously awaited for school to be out so we could hit up Fall Fest!
Here’s a look at what is going on the next two weeks in fourth grade:
Monday, September 11th
- No School
Tuesday, September 12th
- Mass: Students should be dropped off at their regular drop off points and head into the classroom. School doors will open at 7:45 am to allow students time to put away their belongings and head to the church as a class. Students arriving late should head straight to church.
Wednesday, September 13th- Friday September 15th
- iReady Diagnostic Testing: Please make sure that your students get a good night’s sleep and eat breakfast. It is important that students try their best so that we can get a more accurate understanding of what we can do to aid them in being successful.
Thursday, September 21st
- GrandFriends Mass @ 1:15
- Simple Solutions Lessons 5&6 due
Friday, September 22nd
- No School: Teacher Inservice 🙂
Math: We are still working our way through Ch. 1 of Go Math. These next two weeks we will be reviewing and tackling the concepts of rounding numbers, renaming numbers, adding/subtracting whole numbers and solving word problems. iReady diagnostic testing will also be happening this week.
Reading: We will continue to work on identifying the G.A.T.E icons and applying them in our reading activities with our first story, Porpoises in Peril. iReady diagnostic testing will also be happening this week.
Spelling/Grammar/Writing: We are continuing to work on our parts of speech as well as the rules of capitalization and punctuation. In writing, we will begin our narrative unit. We will be starting with a personal narrative.
Science: Students will be using inquiry skills, students will describe that science focuses on the natural world only. They will communicate that scientists conduct multiple types of investigations, and recognize that scientific knowledge requires evidence. Students practice being active readers by annotating their text with notes and marks that help with comprehension.
Social Studies: We are participating in a postcard exchange with other 4th grade schools across the country. Our goal is to have received 40 or more postcards. We are very excited about this project and if you as a parent would like to help us, donating Forever stamps would be greatly appreciated.
Now that we have learned about the 5 themes we will delve into researching Illinois using these themes to produce a postcard for one of the states in our postcard exchange. Thank you to those of you who have donated stamps! Every stamp counts!
Religion/SEL: Students will describe the words and actions of the Liturgy of the Eucharist, present that we are sent out to live as Jesus’ disciples following Mass, and understand the importance of the Liturgy of the Word at the Mass. We will also be focusing on Empathy and Respect. 4th grade is putting together GrandFriend’s Mass as well.
Please be sure to revisit the dress code for 1-4th grade.
Thank you so much for your constant support and cooperation!
Mrs. Lupe Varchetta