The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

News for June 3-11

This is the last full week of school.  Boy, this school year went by so fast; I feel like it was just yesterday I was getting introduced as the new Fourth Grade Teacher at last year’s Step-Up Day.  I feel truly Blessed to be able to teach and learn with your wonderful students.  They have grew in many ways this year.

 

In Big Ideas Math, students have completed Chapter 10 on Relating Fractions and Decimals. Students chose to begin Chapter 12 on Using Perimeter and Area Formulas.  This is a short chapter, so students who are prepared will be able to take Chapter 12 test this upcoming week.  You may choose to have your child complete the last two chapters this summer.

 

On another note, the fourth graders were extremely helpful and focused yesterday during our Third Grade Ellis Island Simulation.  Fourth graders portrayed the Immigrant Officials who checked passports, the Ship Manifest, and health of immigrants.  We also had a banker and a rail road ticket seller.  Pictures are on Facebook!

 

Enjoy the weekend and your bright and enthusiastic children!

 

This week the students will be practicing for Step Up Day and Talent show. We will be learning about Matter and Mass in Science.

 

Important Dates

6/7 Field Trip to Frances Warde’s gravesite

6/10 Step Up Day at 1 pm

6/11 Talent Show @ 10 am

6/11 Report cards

6/11 Last Day of School early release day at 11:30

 

 

Week of 5/20/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary: Test May 24th

Chapter 16

Monday  words 1-6 3 times each

Tuesday words 7-12 three times each

Wednesday 1-6 sentences

Thursday 7-12 sentences

Friday TEST

 

Study 10 minutes a night!!

Social Studies:

·        For most of the month the students will be writing their notes for the NH Project

·        Practicing presenting the projects

Science:

Unit 6 lesson 4

What are the Planets in Our Solar Systems?

Objective:

·        Identified the major components of the solar system

·        Describe characteristics of the planets in the solar system

·        Compare and contrast the inner and outer planets

In Big Ideas Math, 4th grade started Chapter 10 on Understanding Fractions and Decimals.  Students are continuing the program at individual paces, until the end of school.  Some have challenged themselves to complete additional class work and homework at home.  I will continue to work with them one on one to ensure understanding.  This week we took a practice NWEA Measure of Academic Progress in math and reading.  We will be starting these assessments next week.  I am so very proud of the 4th grade achievement and growth in both reading and math, as evidenced by the practice test

 

Grammar: 4.6 Adjectives that Compare

4.7 Irregular Adjectives that Compare

 

Writing: Writing our notes for the NH Project Share Fair
Religion:

Chapter 16 Celebrating the Eucharist: The Mass

Important Dates:

5/20-5/24 NWEA testing

5/20 Pointers are due

5/22 NH Share Project 1:15pm in our class room.  Dress Uniform

 

 

Week of 5/13/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary: Test May 24th

Chapter 16

Monday p. 162-164

Tuesday p. 165

Wednesday  p. 166

Thursday p. 167

Friday study

 

Study 10 minutes a night!!

Social Studies:

·         For most of the month the students will be writing their notes for the NH Project

·         Practicing presenting the projects

Science:

 

Unit 6 lesson 2

What are the Moon Phases?

Objective:

·         Identify and predict changes in the appearance of the moon

In Big Ideas Math, 4th grade completed a very challenging chapter on multiplying whole numbers and fractions, including real world word problems..  Next week we will begin chapter 10 on Understanding fractions and decimals.  Happy Happy Mother’s Day.  Thank you for the thoughtful, caring Teacher’s Appreciation Week.

 

 

Grammar: 4.3 Articles

4.4 Demonstrative Adjectives

 

Writing: Writing our notes for the NH Project Share Fair
Religion:

Chapter 16 Celebrating the Eucharist: The Mass

Important Dates:

5/22 NH Share Project 1:15pm in our class room

 

 

Week of 4/29/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary: Test May 10th

Chapter 15

Monday pages 152-154

Tuesday page 155

Wednesday Page 156

Thursday Page 157

Friday Study!

 

Study 10 minutes a night!!

Social Studies:

Chap 6 lesson 3 The Industrial Revolution

Objectives:

·         Describe the industrial revolution and how it evolved

·         Analyze changes in transportation and communication brought about by the industrial revolution

·         Identify causes and effects of immigration into the US

Science: Unit 6 Lesson 1

How Do the Sun, Earth and Moon Interact?

Objectives:

·         Describe the motions of Earth, the moon and the sun in space

·         Explain how the rotation of the Earth causes day and night

·         Recognize the seasons results from the tilt and orbit of the Earth around the sun

·         Identify historical contribution to the understanding of the Earth-moon-sun system

This week in 4th Grade, Big Ideas Math, we completed chapter 8 on Understanding adding and subtracting fractions. Adding and subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators were a challenge to our students, and I am so very proud of them for mastering these two learning targets.  The week after vacation, we will start Chapter 9, Understanding multiplying whole numbers and fractions.  Please continue to have your children reach mastery in multiplication fluency.  Have a blessed Easter and a lovely April vacation.

Grammar: 3.1

Personal Pronouns

 

Writing: Description writing
Religion:

Chapter 15 We Celebrate the Sacraments

Important Dates:

4/19 No School Good Friday

4/22-26 No School April Vacation

5/3 NH Project is DUE

5/22 NH Share Project 1pm in our class room

 

 

Week of 4/8/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 14

Monday: Words 1-6 3 times each

Tuesday:  Words 7-12 3 times each

Wednesday: Sentences words 1-6

Thursday: Sentences words 7-12

Friday: TEST APRIL 12 in two weeks

 

Study words 10 minutes a night

Social Studies: Chap 6 Lesson 1 Iroquois Confederacy Test Monday April, 8th

Chap 6 lesson 2 The American Revolution

Objectives:

·         Identify reasons for the Patriot’s protest in Boston

·         Describe colonists’ preparations to fight the British

·         Summarize the American Revolution

Science: Unit 5 lesson 2

What are Types of Weather?

Objectives:

·         Describe the composition of the atmosphere

·         Identify factors that make up the weather

·         Explain how weather conditions are measured

·         Explain how different types of precipitation form

·         Describe some forms of severe weather

Math: Big Ideas Math.

In Big Ideas Math, fourth graders have been using area models and number lines to add and subtract fractions with the same denominators.  Students use area models and number lines  to visualize fractions.  We also visualize by talking in terms of candy bars and pizza.  We started writing mixed numbers as fractions and fractions as mixed numbers.  Once students can visualize this, or picture it in their minds, it is much easier to understand.  Next week we will continue by subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators.  We will review chapter 8 by completing a chapter practice and taking a practice test.  If students show that they understand the learning concepts in chapter 8, the test will be on Thursday.

Grammar: 2.8-2.9

Nouns as subjects and Direct objects

 

Writing: Description writing
Religion:

Chapter 14 Christmas

 

Important Dates:

4/8 SS test chap 6 lesson 1

4/9 Kindness and Love Celebration-come one come all

4/11 Hatch day- fingers crossed

 

 

Week of 3/25/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 13

Monday: Words 1-6 3 times each

Tuesday: words 7-12 3 times each

Wednesday: words 1-6 sentences

Thursday: Words 7-12 sentences

Friday: TEST MARCH 29 in two weeks

 

Study words 10 minutes a night

Social Studies: Unit 5 Unit test Wednesday March 27th lessons 1-3 pages 186-201

 

 

Science: Unit 5 lesson 1

What is the Water Cycle?

Objectives:

·        Describe the water cycle and the role that evaporation condensation and precipitation play in it

·        Explain how the sun provides energy for the water cycle

·        Explain how oceans and other bodies of water interacts through the water cycle

·        Describe the path of precipitation from cloud to ground to runoff and groundwater

Math: Big Ideas Math.

4th grade Big Ideas Math:  Our chapter 7 learning target this week in Big Ideas 4th grade math is to understand fractions.  Students should be able to define equivalent fractions, explain how multiplication can be used to find equivalent fractions, and compare the numerators and denominators of two fractions.  Next week we will complete Chapter Practice 7, Practice Test 7, and Test 7.   We will be finished Volume 1 and starting Volume 2.  Students can take these workbooks home.  On days when students have completed their homework,  they should continue to study their multiplication tables for fluency.  The fourth grade students know 0, 1, 2, 5, and 10.  Some of them know 3, and 4.  They also need to memorize 6, 7, 8, 9 by the end of this school year.  Once memorized, students can work on some of the performance tasks, word problems, and estimating from volume 1 workbook.

Grammar: 2.6 Plural Possessive

 

Writing: Writing our NH Bio reports
Religion:

Chapter 12 God Calls Us to Holiness test Wednesday March 27

Catechist Goals:

·        To identify ways of following God’s call to love and serve Him

 

Important Dates:

3/25 Book Report Due

3/25 Science test Unit 4 lesson 4

4/11 Hatch day- fingers crossed

 

 

Week of 3/18/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 13

Monday: p. 132-134

Tuesday: p 135

Wednesday: p. 136

Thursday: p. 137

Friday: TEST MARCH 29 in two weeks

 

Study words 10 minutes a night

Social Studies: Unit 3 The Northeast

Lesson 3 Seaways and Cities

Objectives:

·        Describe how the St. Lawrence Seaway has made transportation easier in the Northeast

·        Summarize how the growth of cities and suburbs has changed the Northeast

 

NH History: researching a famous person from NH, working on this at school

 

Science: Unit 4 Lesson 4

What Are Natural Resources?

Objectives:

·        Define and explain the term natural resource

·        Explain the importance of natural resources such as water, animals and water

·        Explain the importance of rocks, minerals and ore

·        Explain the importance of energy sources

·        Explain the importance of forests, soil and land

 

Math: Big Ideas Math.

4th grade Big Ideas Math:  This week we completed Chapter 6 on factors, multiples, and patterns.  After reviewing the chapter, students took the chapter six test.   This was the first chapter in Big Idea Math that took us more practice to understand the concepts.  I am very proud of those students who studied at home, using the practice test.  I am also available to help your children study the afternoon before tests, directly after school dismissal.

 

We started Chapter 7 on understanding fraction equivalence and comparison.  Students remembered facts about fractions and are beginning to understand fraction equivalence.  (example:  1/2 equals 2/4)

 

Next week we will use multiplication and then division to find equivalent fractions.  This will be followed by comparing fractions.  Chapter 7 is the last chapter in Volume 1.  Once we finish students will be able to bring their text home.  For pacing reasons, there are a few pages on estimating and word problems that we did not complete.  Completing these pages and improving multiplication fluency are two ways you can work on math at home, on vacation, and during the summer.

 

Grammar: 2.6 Plural Possessive

 

Writing: Writing our NH Bio reports
Religion:

Chapter 12 God Calls Us to Holiness

Catechist Goals:

·        To identify ways of following God’s call to love and serve Him

 

Important Dates:

3/19 eggs get shipped

3/25 Book Report Due

 

Week of 3/11/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter review 10-12

Monday: Write words 1-6 3 times each

Tuesday: Write words 7-12 3 times each

Wednesday: write a good sentences for words pick 8 words

Thursday: write the words in ABC Order 3 times each

Friday: TEST

Study words 10 minutes a night

Social Studies: Unit 3 The Northeast

Lesson 2 A Colorful Environment

·         Explain the causes of the changing of the seasons in the Northeast

·         Identify soil, trees, water, and rocks as the major natural resources of the Northeast

NH History: researching a famous person from NH, working on this at school

 

Science: Unit 4 Lesson 2 TEST 3/13

What Are Food Chains?

Objectives:

·         Demonstrate that food chains show how energy moves from producers to consumers

·         Recognize that energy for most food chains begin with energy from the sun

·         Distinguish between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores

·         Recognize that organisms higher in the food chain are affected by changes in the number of organisms lower in the chain

·         Explain why all animals depend on producers such as plants

 

Math: Big Ideas Math.

This week 4th graders completed Chapter 6 in Big Ideas Math on Factors, Multiples, and Patterns.

Students took a practice test this week and should review for next week.  On Monday, we will have another review and the Chapter 6 Test will be on Tuesday or Wednesday.  After that we will being Chapter 7 on Understanding Fraction Equivalence and Comparison.  All students should be reviewing multiplication facts for fluency

 

Grammar: 2.6 Plural Possessive

 

Writing: Editing our Science Journal
Religion:

Chapter 11 The Parish in our Homes

Catechist Goals:

·         To explain that we all belong to a parish

·         To introduce ministries in which people serve the parish

·         To explore the ways in which the parish worships together

·         To examine the ways in which the parish cares for others

 

Important Dates:

3/19 eggs get shipped

3/25 Book Report Due

 

 Week of 3/4/19
So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.
Vocabulary:
Chapter 12-finally
Monday: Write words 1-6 3 times each
Tuesday: Write words 7-12 3 times each
Wednesday: write a good sentence for words 1-6
Thursday: write a good sentence for words 1-6
Friday: TEST
Study words 10 minutes a night
Social Studies: Unit 3 The Northeast
Lesson 1 Along the Atlantic Coast p 186-191
Objectives:
 Identify the sub-regions of the Northeast and the features of the Atlantic Coastal Plain
 Describe the formation and features of the Appalachian Mountains
 Summarize the kinds of forests in the Northeast
Science: Unit 4 Lesson 2
What Are Food Chains?
Objectives:
 Demonstrate that food chains show how energy moves from producers to consumers
 Recognize that energy for most food chains begin with energy from the sun
 Distinguish between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores
 Recognize that organisms higher in the food chain are affected by changes in the number of organisms lower in the chain
 Explain why all animals depend on producers such as plants
Math: Big Ideas Math. This week we used division to find factor pairs, looked at the relationship between factors and multiples, and learned how to identify prime and composite numbers. Students may want to review Chapter 6 Vocabulary words including composite number, prime number, factor pair, divisible, and multiple. The week following vacation we will learn how to create and describe number patterns, which help in memorizing multiplication facts.This will lead into learning about shape patterns.
Grammar: 2.5 Direct Object
Writing: Working on idioms
For example, it is raining cats and dogs.
Religion:
Chapter 11 The Parish in our Homes
Catechist Goals:
 To explain that we all belong to a parish
 To introduce ministries in which people serve the parish
 To explore the ways in which the parish worships together
 To examine the ways in which the parish cares for others
Important Dates:
2/24-3/1 VACATION!!!
3/5 Fiction book due for approval
3/25 Book Report Due

Week of 2/11/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

No vocab

Social Studies:

Chapter 4 Lesson 2 Colonial Williamsburg

·         Test 2/11

A Country Divided

·         Describe life on a plantation

·         Describe the Underground Railroad and Harriett Tubman’s effort to free slaves

·         Identify the causes of the Civil War

 

 

 

Science:

Unit 4 lesson One What are Populations, Habitat and Niches? Test 2/14

Objectives:

·         Distinguish between habitat and Niche

·         Distinguish between population and community

·         Explain the organization of populations and communities and ecosystem

·         Describe an organism’s niche at various stages of its life cycle

 

 

Math: Big Ideas Math.

This week we completed chapter 5 learning how to divide multi-digit numbers by one-digit numbers.

 

Next Monday, February 11th, students will complete a practice test.  They will take the Chapter 5 test either on Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the results of the practice tests.

The learning target for chapter 6 is to understand factors, multiplies and patterns.  Remember that your students can practice their Multiplication and Division Facts any time using a deck of cards,flash cards, or the following computer sites:  Big Ideas Math, Kahn Academy, Multiplication.com.

 

Grammar: Reviewing Lessons 2.1-2.4 For test on Feb 15th

 

Writing: Working on idioms

For example, it is raining cats and dogs.

Religion:

Chapter 10 The Church Prays

Students will learn about Jesus teaching us to pray, different types of prays and when we can pray

Important Dates:

2/13 Retake of the 10 Counties in NH

2/14 Valentine’s Day Snack

2/14 Unit 4 Lesson 1 test

2/19 Report on Endangered Animal Due

2/20 Bring in everything the student has for NH project

 

Week of 2/4/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 12

Test on 2/8

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Friday-TEST

Please study words at least 10-15 minutes nightly

Social Studies:

Chapter 4 Lesson 2 Colonial Williamsburg

Objectives:

·         Identify the reasons the colonist sought independence from England

·         Explain the creation of the Declaration of Independence

 

 

 

Science:

Unit 3 Lesson 5

How Are Living Things Adapted to Their Environment?

Objectives:

·         Define and explain the terms environment and adaptation

·         Define and explain physical and behavioral adaptations

·         Recognize physical and behavioral adaptation in plants and animals

 

Math: Big Ideas Math.

This week in Big Ideas Math our learning target was to use partial quotients to divide and find remainders.  We had additional practice opportunities using partial quotients to divide and to find remainders.

 

Next week we will divide two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers, using partial quotients, regrouping, and place value.  We will continue to practice division and prepare for Chapter 5 Test.  Students should continue to work on multiplication fluency using flashcards or the computer.

The websites that we are encouraging our students to use are BigIdeasMath, Khnn Academy, and Multiplication.com.

 

Grammar: Reviewing Lessons 2.1-2.4 For test on Feb 15th

 

Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Ø  We are finishing up typing our formal letters

Religion:

Chapter 9 The Church Teaches Us

Catechist Goal:

·         To teach that the Church is the Body of Christ and the People of God

 

Important Dates:

2/5 Science Comic Book Due

2/8 Winterfest

2/14 Valentine’s Day Snack

2/18 Bring in everything the student has for NH project

2/19 Report on Endangered Animal Due

Week of 1/28/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 11

Test on 2/1

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Friday-TEST

Please study words at least 10-15 minutes nightly

Social Studies:

Chapter 4 Lesson 2 Colonial Williamsburg

Objectives:

·        Identify the reasons the colonist sought independence from England

·        Explain the creation of the Declaration of Independence

 

 

 

Science:

Unit 3 Lesson 5

How Are Living Things Adapted to Their Environment?

Objectives:

·        Define and explain the terms environment and adaptation

·        Define and explain physical and behavioral adaptations

·        Recognize physical and behavioral adaptation in plants and animals

 

Math: Big Ideas Math.

This week students thought about place value and how understanding each value helps with division equations.    We used division facts and compatible numbers to estimate quotients.   Our learning target for next week is to use models to find quotients and remainders.  Students will divide numbers that do not divide evenly, by finding a quotient and a remainder.

 

For additional practice, students should be able to access the Skills Trainer on line at

BigIdeasMath.com. Students can also go to multiplication.com and Kahn academy.

 

Grammar: 2.4 Irregular plural nouns

 

Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Ø  We are finishing up typing our formal letters

Religion:

Chapter 9 The Church Teaches Us

Catechist Goal:

·        To teach that the Church is the Body of Christ and the People of God

 

Important Dates:

1/28 Student/Staff Basketball game-Tip off at 5:30

1/29 Field trip to Hannafords

Week of 1/21/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 11

Test on 1/25

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Friday-TEST

Please study words at least 10-15 minutes nightly

Social Studies:

Chapter 4 Lesson 1The Cherokee

·         Quiz 1/24

Vocabulary for this Lesson

·         Council

·         Syllabary

·         Trail of Tears

·         Sequoyah

 

 

 

Science:

Unit 3 Lesson 4 How Do Animals Reproduce?

·         Quiz 1/23

 

Unit 3 Lesson 5

How Are Living Things Adapted to Their Environment?

Objectives:

·         Define and explain the terms environment and adaptation

·         Define and explain physical and behavioral adaptations

·         Recognize physical and behavioral adaptation in plants and animals

 

Math: Big Ideas Math.

This week we completed Chapter 4, Multiplying Twp-Digit Numbers.

 

Next week, we will begin Chapter 5, Dividing multi-digit numbers by one-digit numbers. At the end of the chapter, students should be able to divide a number, use division facts to estimate a quotient, and write &  solve division problems.

 

For additional practice, students should be able to access the Skills Trainer on line at

BigIdeasMath.com. Students can also go to multiplication.com and Kahn academy.

 

Grammar: 2.2 Common Nouns and Proper Nouns Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  Students are working on the writing process of idea, rough draft, editing, final draft

Religion:

Chapter 8 The Church Has Four Marks

Catechist Goal

 

We are finishing up Chapter 8, there will be an open book test next week. Mrs. Reynolds will send out an email when she knows the date of test.

Key terms:

·         Bishops

·         Pope

·         Dioceses

·         Marks of the Church

 

Important Dates:

1/21 No School

1/22 field trip to Concord Dress Uniform

1/23 Book report due

1/23 Science Quiz

1/24Social Studies Quiz

 

 

Week of 1/14/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 10

Test on 1/18

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Friday-TEST

Please study words at least 10-15 minutes nightly

Social Studies:

Chapter 4 Lesson 1The Cherokee

Objectives:

·         Describe how the Cherokee passed on their culture

·         Discuss why Sequoyah created the Cherokee alphabet

·         Identify the hardships faced by the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears.

Science:

Unit 3 Lesson 4 How Do Animals Reproduce?

Objectives:

·         Understand that some animals are born live, whereas other animals are hatched from eggs

·         Understand that some animals go through a metamorphosis as part of the life cycle

·         Compare and contrast complete metamorphosis and incomplete metamorphosis and provide examples of animals that undergo each type

Math: Big Ideas Math.

4th graders have completed Big Ideas Math, Unit 4 on multiplying two digit numbers and solving word problems.  There will be a Test tomorrow.  Last week students completed a chapter test that they can use to study.

Grammar: 2.1 and 2.2 Nouns and Proper Nouns Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  Students are working on the writing process of idea, rough draft, editing, final draft

Religion:

Chapter 8 The Church Has Four Marks

Catechist Goal

To highlight that Jesus chose the Apostles to lead the Church

Important Dates:

1/11 Book orders are Due Class code NB8B3

1/16 Field trip to State House and Fish and Game

1/23 Book report due

Week of 1/7/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Review week Chapters 7-9

Homework

Monday write first 6 words 3 times each

Tuesday write last 6 words 3 times each

Wednesday 6 sentences-any 6 words

Thursday ABC order 2 times each

Friday Test

Social Studies:

Chapter 2 Lesson 3: Mining for Coal

Ø  Quiz Monday January 7th

Ø  Chapter 2 test on Wednesday January 9th

Science:

Unit 3 Lesson 2 How Do Plants Reproduce?

Objectives:

Ø  Recognize that all seed-plant life cycle include germination, maturity, reproduction and death

Ø  Identify the stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant

Ø  Identify the stages in the life cycle of a non-flowering, seed-bearing plant such as a conifer

Ø  Describe the role of pollination in the sexual reproduction of a seed plant

Ø  Describe the ways plants are pollinated

Ø  Describe reproduction in seedless plants

Math: Big Ideas Math.

In math this week, students were multiplying two-digit numbers.  Next week they will continue to use strategies to multiply and to explain the strategy they chose.  Strategies include place value, associative property of multiplication, area model, distributive property, partial products and regrouping. Regrouping is the strategy that I learned in elementary school.  🙂  Each week they also think and learn by solving real life word problems.  They are steadily improving understanding the problem, making a plan and then solving the problem.

Grammar: Test on 1.4-1.7 in Grammar Book

Monday, Jan. 7th  

Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  Students are working on the writing process of idea, rough draft, editing, final draft

Religion:

Chapter 8 The Church Has Four Marks

Catechist Goal

To highlight that Jesus chose the Apostles to lead the Church

Important Dates:

1/7 Test Grammar 1.4-1.7 pages 8-15

1/7 SS quiz chapter 2 lesson 3

1/9 SS chapter test Chapter 2

1/11 Book orders are Due Class code NB8B3

1/23 Book report due

 Weeks of 12/14/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab: Test 12/14

Chapter 9

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms & write words 2 x each

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Social Studies:

Chapter 3 Lesson 2: Warm weather and Cash Crops

Objectives

Ø  Describe the agricultural benefits of a long growing season

Ø  Identify cash crops in the Southeast region

Ø  Explain why the southeast attracts many tourists

NH History: the students have been weaving because the Manchester Mills were known for their weaving and cloth making.

Science:

Unit 2 Test Dec 11th use quizzes to help study…Open book but no notes or quizzes

Unit 3 is on plants and animals

Math: Big Ideas Math.

Chapter 3 on multiplying by one-digit numbers.  Students should be able to write multiplication problems and solve a multiplication problem using an equation.  The chapter reviews multiple ways to multiply.  Ask your child what works best for him or her.  The chapter test will be on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The learning target for chapter 4 is to understand how to multiply two-digit numbers.

Grammar: We are starting Compound Predicate

Objectives:

Ø  To identify compound predicate

Ø  To combine two verbs to form a compound predicate

Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  To examine the characteristics of  a formal letter

Ø  To differentiate between formal and informal writing

Religion:

Chapter 5 We Learn About the Early Church

Catechist Goals

Ø  To describe how the Apostles led the early Church

Ø  To present that the disciples of Jesus shared the Good News

Ø  To explore the way the followers of Jesus stood up for their faith

Ø  To highlight saints as examples of holiness

Important Dates:

12/11 Science Unit 2 test

12/12 Book report due

12/17 Letters W-Z plus cover is due

 

***Targeted Math groups end on 12/7.  We will use this time to work on the Christmas Pageant.  Be on the look-out for an Email from Principal Segal***

 

Weeks of 12/3/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab: Test 12/7

Chapter 8

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms & write words 2 x each

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Social Studies: Chapter 3 lesson 1 Rolling Down the River. Quiz Wed Dec 5th

Chapter 3 Lesson 2:Warm weather and cash Crops

Objectives

Ø  Describe the agricultural benefits of a long growing season

Ø  Identify cash crops in the Southeast region

Ø  Explain why the southeast attracts many tourists

 

Science:

Unit 2 Lesson 3 quiz on 12/4/18

Unit 2 Lesson 4 is a virtual lab

Unit 2 Test Dec 11th use quizzes to help study…Open book but no notes or quizzes

Math: Big Ideas Math.

The learning target for 4th grade math has been to use place value and partial products to multiply.

I am finding that our students have a better understanding of both place value and partial products.

They are continuing to practice fluency of multiplication facts 0-10.  They will practice using partial products to

help them multiply larger numbers.  Next week we will continue to multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers.

Grammar: We are starting Compound Subjects

Objectives:

Ø  To identify compound subjects

Ø  To combine two subjects to for a compound subjects

Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  To examine the characteristics of  a formal letter

Ø  To differentiate between formal and informal writing

Religion:

Chapter 5 We Learn About the Early Church

Catechist Goals

Ø  To describe how the Apostles led the early Church

Ø  To present that the disciples of Jesus shared the Good News

Ø  To explore the way the followers of Jesus stood up for their faith

Ø  To highlight saints as examples of holiness

Important Dates:

12/7 Polar Express

12/12 Book report due

12/17 Letters W-Z plus cover is due

Week of 11/12/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

No Vocab for the nest 2 weeks because of having shorten weeks

Social Studies: Chapter 2 Lesson 2 Herders of the Gobi Desert. Quiz on 11/16

 

Chapter 2 Lesson 3 The Arrival of the Spanish

·         Describe Franco Coronado’s expedition into the southwest

·         Explain how Spanish settlers brought Christianity and cattle ranching into the region

·         Analyze the conflicts in the Southwest that led to Texas’ statehood

 

Science:

Unit 2 The Engineering Process

Lesson 1 What is an Engineering Design Process. Quiz on 11/14

Objective:

·         Describe how to use the deign process to create a solution to a problem

Math: Big Ideas Math.
Grammar: We are starting simple subjects and simple predicates.

·         To recognize the simple subject in a sentence

·         To recognize the simple predicate in a sentence

Writing: Note taking Skills for research papers.

This will take few weeks to complete.

Religion:  Chapter 4 The Church Beings

·         Open Book test on Tuesday Nov 13th

 

We will be talking about what we are Thankful for.

Important Dates:

11/12 No school

11/13 Religion Test-open book

11/14 Science quiz unit 1 lesson 1

11/15 No School for students Parent Teacher conferences

11/16 Social Studies Quiz chapter 2 lesson 2

 

The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 Week of 10/22/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

Chapter 6

Test on 10/26

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Friday-TEST

Please study words at least 10-15 minutes nightly

Social Studies: We finished some Geography Skills working with Latitude and Longitude and we started Unit 1 Lesson 3 Wells for Water and Oil. The lesson objectives…

Ø  Identify the sources of water in the Southwest

Ø  Describe the concept of supply and demand

Ø  Explain the importance of oil and the petrochemical industry to the nation’s economy

Quiz 10/23

Science:  We just finished How Do scientists collect and use data? Quiz is 10/24

We are starting Unit 1 lesson 5 What Kinds of Models Do Scientists Use?

Objectives:

Ø  Communicate that scientists use different types of models depending upon the subject they are studying

Ø  Identify the differences between examples of models such as picture, replica and animation

Ø  Determine that technology has helped scientists make more accurate models

Math: Big Ideas Math. This week we finished chapter 2 on adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers.  Yesterday we played a fun game called “Race to the Moon” while practicing. Next week we will review chapter 2 and have a test either Wednesday or Thursday.

Also, today your child received a username and temporary password for Big Ideas Math on a strip of paper taped to the front inside cover of their assignment book.  On the strip of paper, the third column is the username and the last column is the temporary password.  You are free to remove the strip of paper at home.  It is taped there so it does not get lost in transit.  To log on you need to go to www.bigideasmath.com.  The site contains lots of resources.  Unfortunately, the site will not be available to use on October 20th.

Grammar: We are starting Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences

Objectives:

Ø  To distinguish between imperative and exclamatory sentences

Ø  To identify and write imperative sentences or commands

Ø  To identify and write exclamatory sentences

Writing: Personal Narratives

Objectives:

Ø  To understand the characteristics of a personal narrative

Ø  To understand and use time order in a personal narrative

Religion:.  Chapter 3 is Christ Will Come Again.

In this chapter, the students will learn about the Last Judgment and that Jesus taught us to love others.

Key terms in chapter are second coming, Heaven and Last Judgment

Open book Quiz Thur Oct 25

Important Dates:

10/26 Character Parade

10/31 book report due

10/31 Letters F-J due

11/3 Craft Fair

The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 Week of 10/15/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

Chapter Review Week

Test on 10/19

Monday- Write the first six words 3 times each

Tuesday- write the last 6 words three times each

Wednesday- Use 8 words in 8 good sentences

Thursday-Write the words in ABC order 2 times each

Social Studies: We finished some Geography Skills working with Latitude and Longitude and we started Unit 1 Lesson 3 Wells for Water and Oil. The lesson objectives…

Ø  Identify the sources of water in the Southwest

Ø  Describe the concept of supply and demand

Ø  Explain the importance of oil and the petrochemical industry to the nation’s economy

Science:  We just finished How Do scientists collect and use data?

We are starting Unit 1 lesson 5 What Kinds of Models Do Scientists Use?

Objectives:

Ø  Communicate that scientists use different types of models depending upon the subject they are studying

Ø  Identify the differences between examples of models such as picture, replica and animation

Ø  Determine that technology has helped scientists make more accurate models

Math: Big Ideas Math. This week we continued to add and subtract multi-digit numbers and check whether our answers are reasonable by comparing them to our estimates.  We also used calculators to check our subtraction by adding. We discussed addition and subtraction strategies including partial sums, compensation, counting, and regrouping.  As a class, we preferred partial sums and counting, rather than compensation.  We will continue to review addition and subtraction strategies and students will be able to choose the strategy that works best for them.  Next week we will be using a problem solving plan to solve two-step addition and subtraction word problems.
Grammar: We are starting Declarative and Interrogative Sentences

Objectives:

Ø  To distinguish between declarative and interrogative sentences

Ø  To identify and write declarative sentences or statements

Ø  To identify and write interrogative sentences and statements

Writing: Personal Narratives

Objectives:

Ø  To understand the characteristics of a personal narrative

Ø  To understand and use time order in a personal narrative

Religion: Students just finished chapter 2.  Chapter 3 is Christ Will Come Again.

In this chapter, the students will learn about the Last Judgment and that Jesus taught us to love others.

Key terms in chapter are second coming, Heaven and Last Judgment

Important Dates:

10/12 Prince/Princess Dance 6:30-8

10/26 Character Parade

11/3 Craft Fair

The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 Week of 10/8/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

Chapter 5

Test on 10/12

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings-still do the work even though we don’t have school.  Thanks

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Social Studies: We finished Desert and Oil Lesson 2.  We started some Geography Skills working with Latitude and Longitude and we started Unit 1 Lesson 3 Wells for Water and Oil. The lesson objectives…

Ø  Identify the sources of water in the Southwest

Ø  Describe the concept of supply and demand

Ø  Explain the importance of oil and the petrochemical industry to the nation’s economy

Science:  We just finished How Do scientists collect and use data?

We are starting Unit 1 lesson 4 Why do Scientists Compare Results?

This lesson has a virtual lab that they students will do.

Math: Big Ideas Math.  This week we started Chapter 2 in Big Ideas Math on adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers.  We practiced rounding to estimate sums and differences.  We also added multi-digit numbers and checked whether the sum is reasonable by looking at our estimates.  Next week we will subtract multi-digit numbers and check whether our answers are reasonable by comparing them to our estimates.  We are using place value to line up numbers so that we can subtract the ones, then the tens, then the hundreds, and so on
Grammar: We are starting Sentences

Objective: To identify a sentence as a group of words that expresses a complete thought.

Writing: Personal Narratives

Objectives:

Ø  To understand the characteristics of a personal narrative

Ø  To understand and use time order in a personal narrative

Religion: We are using Sadler’s “We Believe,” program.  This week we learned that Jesus teaches about the gift of faith and helps us to live in our faith.  He teaches us about God’s love.  We also used technology to sing and dance songs about Jesus Important Dates:

10/8 No School

10/10 Picture Day

10/11 Letters A-E due NH History

10/12 Prince/Princess Dance 6:30-8

The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 Week of 10/1/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

Chapter 4

Test on 10/5

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Social Studies: We started NH History learning what borders NH.  The letters A-E are due Oct 11.

Student learned about life in a desert area and adaptations needed. Also, how import oil is.  Quiz on Chapter 1 lesson 2 is Wednesday 10/3.

Science:  Quiz Unit 1 lesson 3 on Thursday 10/4

Students are continuing with tools that scientist use and recording Data.

You can have the student practice measuring different items around the house using different tools

Math: Big Ideas Math.  The students completed Chapter 1 and had an assessment on Place Values Concepts.  We will start Chapter 2, Adding and Subtracting Multi-Digit Numbers
Religion: We are talking about how Jesus Loves all of Us and what we can do to show God’s love to others. Important Dates:

10/2 Shorty’s Night

10/8 No School

Week of Sept 17th

Vocab will be Chapter 2 please follow the homework schedule that was sent home last week.

Science we will be starting Unit 1 Lesson 2. What Skills Do Scientists Use?  Some of the skills are observation, communication and making inferences.

Social Studies: We are studying the South West Region: Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  There will be a quiz on Tuesday for pages 50-55

Religion we are getting ready for our Mercy Day.

Lit Block started on September 17th.  My group is reading BUDDY: The First Seeing Eye Dog

Week of September 24th

REMEMBER No School Friday the 28th

Vocab: Chapter 3- quiz will be Thursday the 27th

Science:  We are Starting Unit 1 Lesson 3 “ How Do Scientists Collect and Use Data?”  The students will learn different tools that a scientist uses and how to present the data a scientist collects.  We will do a digital lesson in this lesson. Reminder Quiz Unit 1 Lesson 2 is on Monday.

Social Studies: We will Start Unit 1 lesson 2 “Desert and Oil” We will be talking about Geography and History of the South West. The students will learn about The Dust Bowl and the importance of oil.

My Lit Block will be finishing the book Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog.  The students are working on recalling what they have read previously. They are working on Sentence structure and expanding sentences with details.