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Grade 4 (Mrs. Wall)

 

Dear Parents and Students,

 

* Please sign or initial your child's agenda every night.  They write important information as well as their homework assignments daily.  Thank you!

 

Just a few notes about the upcoming week:

Our class will be visiting the Gingerbread Shoppe on Monday at 10AM.  Please send your child in with money and a list of people they are to shop for.

Confessions will take place on Tuesday afternoon

Our class will be doing the readings and preparation for Our Lady of Guadelupe Mass on Thursday at 9:30am.  Please join us!!

We will also be having our Spelling Test on Tuesday.  These are the spelling words that we began on Wednesday last week.  Since we had 2 snow days, I decided to postpone the test for a couple days to give the students more time to study. ** We will not have any new spelling words until January after this test.

We will be working on our 11's times tables this week! Practice your facts! 12's will be next week and then we will drop down to A MINUTE timed tests with an incentive (more on that to come later).  We will begin multiplying 3&4 digit numbers by 1 digit this week also.

Paper progress reports will not be going home since parents are encouraged to check their students' progress throughout the year on the portal.  This will save paper and money! Grades should be up-to-date by 12/13 this week.

Make sure your child is working on their book reports for December.  They are due by the 20th next week!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!

 

Mrs. Wall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early last week, I sent home information on monthly book reports.  These book reports are in addition to the weekly homework.  They are also an AT HOME project.  Not all the reports are going to require a shadow box.  That is just for the month of November.  Other months require different projects.  These will be announced monthly.  I would like the students to be reading every night and be exposed to several different genres in 4th grade.  If your child reads and does a little bit every night for about 10-20 minutes, they should be done in no time!! In no way, either as a teacher or a parent myself, will I ever expect the best work.  I expect the student's best work.  You and I both know what your child is capable of and that's all I ask for!  The projects should be fun-not stressful! Many of the children seem excited for it!  We do have reading time at the end of our day and if they finish with their work.  They are also able to read their selected books at these times.  Also, please note: I sent home the parent acknowledgement slips on Friday.  Please sign these and return to me ASAP.

We will still have our spelling test on Friday this week.  Please have your child study their words nightly that they will receive Tuesday.  This week, we are adding the endings, -ed and -ing to our words.

In math, we will be practicing our 9's multiplication facts.  Please have your child study these daily.  We will begin Long division soon and it will be extremely important to know their facts by heart.  We are also going to start more complicated multiplication this week.  We will be multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit and 2 digit by 2 digit numbers.  I would suggest investing in a pack of flash cards to use at home for extra practice.

In Social Studies we have begun learning about the Northeast region of the United States.

In Science we have begun our unit on Energy and Ecosystems.

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Mrs. Wall

 Our Specials are as follows:

Mondays: Music for Masses

Tuesdays: Gym (Wear your gym uniforms!) & SPANISH

Wednesdays: Computers

Thursdays: Art & SPANISH

Fridays: Music and Library (don't forget your library books!)

 



 

 Parents: feel free to contact me with any questions you may have via email at lwall@materdolorosaschool.org