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F.Y.I. (Four Your Information) Newsletter 1/21-2/4

Here is a quick look at what is in store for 4th grade in the upcoming weeks. 

Tuesday, January 25th

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit 8:00 am
    • 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. Please do not drop students off at the church. Staff will escort students who are late from the school to the church.

Wednesday, January 26th

  • Bottle Buddy and Index Card due today

Friday, January 28th 

  • Unit 19 Spelling Test
  • Midwest States and Capitals test
  • 2pm House Celebration- Students can dress down in their house colors

Sunday, January 30th

  • Catholic Schools Week Kick Off Mass
  • 11:30-2:00 pm Open House

Monday, January 31st

  • CSW: Celebrate Your Community

Tuesday, February 1st

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit 8:00 am
      • 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. Please do not drop students off at the church. Staff will escort students who are late from the school to the church.
  • CSW: Celebrate Your “Souper” School
    • We will be collecting cans of soup and bring them over to St. Cletus food pantry. 

Wednesday, February 2nd

  • CSW: Celebrate Our Students 
    • Today we show appreciation to our students with some fun activities and NO HOMEWORK or TESTS! 

Thursday, February 3rd 

  • CSW: Celebration Your Teacher

Friday, February 4th 

  • Red and White Volleyball Game-Whole School

Math: Now that we have practiced estimating larger quotients using rounding, compatible numbers and other strategies we will begin learning skills to solve larger division problems. We will be using the distributive property, repeated subtraction, partial quotients and modeling division with regrouping.

Reading: Over the next two weeks, we will be doing mini lessons on how to gather information from nonfiction sources. Students should continue to bring their research books to class as they will have class time to work on their biography project. 

Spelling/Grammar/Writing: Our spelling unit this week focuses on words with double consonants such as the double “t” in “cattle,” and other words ending in “le,” such as in “jumble.” Students will be able to read, spell, and write words with the final “le.” Students will also be able to make inferences about the meanings of spelling words, as well as use a dictionary. The following unit also includes the final “en.” Students have been hard at work researching a historical figure of their choice. This week they will turn in their “bottle buddy” of this person. We continue to review formal and informal writing, past/present/future tenses, punctuation, and capitalization for their biographical report. 

Science: We just wrapped up our lesson on plant structures and have begun our lesson on environmental adaptations. After this lesson, students will be able to define and explain environment and adaptation, define and explain physical and behavioral adaptations, and recognize physical and behavioral adaptations in plants and animals. This will wrap up unit 3, at which time we will touch on natural resources and our impact on the environment. 

Social Studies: We will be wrapping up our postcards and shipping them off. We will then be looking at the Midwest and its landforms, as well as the resources and the people who were here before.  If parents would like to donate Forever stamps or  to purchase stamps that would be greatly appreciated. We hope to send out our post cards by the end of January. 

Religion: In chapter 4, students learned about God’s gift of a conscience, and how it is their responsibility to continue to form our conscience throughout our lives. Students learned that examining their conscience makes it easier to make good choices in the future. In chapter 5, we will focus on celebrating the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. Students learn that through these, we receive God’s forgiveness and love, as well as peace and unity in our lives. 

Announcements/Reminders:

Please be sure to revisit the dress code for 3-8th. As a reminder, please be sure to send your child dressed for the weather. We will be having outdoor recess as long as the weather permits. 

***4th grade is running low on paper towels and disinfectant wipes. If you would like to help us replenish, we greatly appreciate it. 

OUR ST. CLETUS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER is happening Apr 2, 2022. For information on how to donate or sponsor this event please visit Under the Big Top. The teachers and students appreciate all that you do to help our school be the best. 

Thank you so much for your constant support and cooperation!

P.S For a house point have your child tell us the code word: Faith

Mrs. Lupe Varchetta and Mrs. Allison Wrodarczyk (Russell)