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F.Y.I. (Four Your Information) Newsletter 10/1-10/15

Here’s a look at what is going on the next two weeks in fourth grade: 

Monday, October 4th 

  • Mary Anning: Open book quiz

Tuesday, October 5th 

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit 8:00am 
    • 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.

Thursday, October 7th

  • Picture Day- Dress up and prepare to SMILE 

Friday, October 8th 

  • Unit 7 Spelling Test 
  • Religion Test- open book 

Monday, October 11th 

  • No School- Holiday

Tuesday, October 12th 

  • Mass of the Holy Spirit 8:00am 
    • 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.

Friday, October 15th 

  • Unit 8 Spelling Test
  • Ravinia Night 

Math: We are beginning our new chapter in Go Math! This chapter is focused on multiplication. It will quickly review basic multiplication and then build upon them. We will create model multiplication comparisons, multiplying tens, hundreds, and thousands along with estimating products and using the distributive property. 

Reading: Students will be looking at a scientific article called, Fragile Frogs. We will use this text to continue strengthening our information reading skills. The skills we will practice are identifying main idea and key details, analyzing cause and effect, using details and examples to explain text, and connecting information across multiple text. 

Spelling/Grammar/Writing: Our spelling list for the coming week will focus on long o sound patterns. Using their spelling list students will work on sorting their words based on sound, differentiating between the long o spelled o, oa, and ow. The following list focuses on the vowel sounds yōō and ōō. In Grammar, students are continuing to learn and use the parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. In writing, students are finishing their descriptive writing pieces using sensory details and descriptive language. 

Science:  In our next lessons, we will learn how scientists communicate their results. Following this, we will start our scientific models lesson. Students will be able to: communicate that scientists use different types of models depending upon the subject they are studying; identify differences between examples of models, such as a picture, replica, and animation; and determine that technology has helped scientists make more accurate models.

Social Studies: Students had their first states and capitals quiz. These quizzes will be given weekly. Students will take the quiz weekly until the end of the unit or they have scored 100%. The highest score will be taken for a grade. These next two weeks we will be exploring the resources of the Northeast and its history. 

Religion: In Chapter 1 the students learned that the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Son, was sent by God the Father to be our Savior. The chapter will conclude this Friday with an open book test. In chapter 2, the students will learn that Jesus Christ leads us to happiness. We are also beginning our social-emotional lessons with Second Step, a program that teaches students self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, decision making, and other responsible behaviors.

Please be sure to revisit the dress code for 3-8th. 

Thank you so much for your constant support and cooperation!

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

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