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Fourth Grade News – Friday, February 26, 2021

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes Thursday, March 4 Chapter 4 Math Test – This test will cover identifying tenths and hundredths, writing money in decimal form, rounding decimals, finding missing decimals in a pattern, identifying decimals on a number line, converting decimals to fractions, and comparing decimals. Friday, March 5 Chapter 17 Religion Quiz – This quiz will be open book. Students should use class no
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Fourth Grade News – Friday, February 19, 2021

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes Thursday, February 25 Chapter 8 Social Studies Test – This test will cover the main ideas from Chapter 8. Students will make flash cards, complete review questions, re-read the chapter, and play a review game to help them prepare for the test. Friday, February 26 Spelling Test – This test will be on the words from List 3. Chapter 16 Religion Quiz – This quiz will be open book.
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Fourth Grade – St. Valentine’s Day Reminder

This is a reminder that valentines are due tomorrow. There have been some questions regarding the distribution of small toys and other objects with the valentines. Please note that only paper/card valentines are permitted this year due to the Covid policies of the Archdiocese. Valentine’s Day – Guidelines from the Archdiocese Students may write and pass out paper valentines (store-bought or homemade), provided that t
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Fourth Grade News – Friday, February 5, 2021

News and Updates Valentine’s Day – Guidelines from the Archdiocese Students may write and pass out paper valentines, provided that they meet the following criteria: Valentines should be placed in individual bags and labeled with each student’s name. Valentines must be sent to school at least 48 hours before they are to be distributed. Valentines are due at school by Wednesday morning on February 10
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Fourth Grade News – Friday, January 29, 2021

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes Tuesday, February 2 Social Studies Chapter 6 Test – This test will cover the main ideas from the chapter. Students have completed flash cards and a study guide to help them prepare for the test. Thursday, February 4 Religion Chapter 14 Quiz – This quiz will be open book. Students should use pages 117-119, 122 and their class notes to study. Tuesday, February 9 Chapter 3 Math Tes
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Fourth Grade News – Friday, January 22, 2021

Classroom News Next week fourth grade will start spelling, which will consist of high frequency words. Students will receive a word list on Monday and have a quiz on Friday. We will have spelling every other week as we alternate with Words Their Way. Upcoming Tests and Quizzes Friday, January 29 Spelling Quiz on List 1 Religion Unit 3 Test – This unit test will cover Chapters 10 through 13 and will be open book
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Fourth Grade News – Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Welcome back to in-person learning. Please make sure your child returns all books and supplies to school for use in the classroom. Upcoming Tests/Quizzes Friday, January 22, 2021 Chapter 12 Religion Quiz – Students should use their class notes and pages 97-100 in the book to help them prepare. This quiz will be open book.
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Fourth Grade News – Friday, January 15, 2021

I would like to say thank you to the parents for all you’ve done to support your children during these three weeks of e-learning. I look forward to seeing the students back in the classroom on Tuesday, January 19. If your child will not be returning due to quarantine, please let me know so that I can have our classroom Zoom set up for them. To prepare for in-person learning, please have your child pack up their
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Fourth Grade News – Friday, December 11, 2020

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes Thursday, December 17, 2020 Science Test on Solar System Unit – Students made flash cards for their vocabulary words and started the study guide. General E-Learning Information Today students are bringing home all of their books and supplies for e-learning. Students have received a copy of their daily schedule. I suggest posting or keeping it some place visible and easily accessed by your child
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Fourth Grade News – Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes Friday, December 11, 2020 Chapter 11 Religion Quiz – This test will be open book. Students should use pages 89, 91, and 92 and their class notes to review for the test. Thursday, December 17, 2020 Science Test on Solar System Unit – Students will complete a study guide to help them prepare for the test. General E-Learning Information On Friday, December 11, students will bring home al
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Fourth Grade News – Monday, November 30, 2020

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes Friday, December 4, 2020 Chapter 10 Religion Quiz – This test will be open book. Students should use pages 82-85 from the textbook and class notes to prepare for the quiz. Grammar Quiz on Adjectives – Students will need to know the difference between common and proper adjectives and be able to identify adjectives in a sentence. Friday, December 11, 2020 Chapter 11 Religion Quiz R
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Fourth Grade News – Friday, November 20, 2020

Important Notes On Tuesday, November 24, our class will assist at the school Mass. Please join us via the YouTube livestream at 10:10 a.m. Our fourth grade class will have their red, white, and blue out of uniform day on Monday, November 23. Students are expected to wear their uniforms on Tuesday since we will be attending Mass. There will be no tests this upcoming week due to the holiday break. I hope you have a won
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Fourth Grade News – Monday, November 16, 2020

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes Friday, November 20, 2020 Unit 2 Religion Test – This test will be open book and cover the main ideas from Chapters 5-9. Throughout the week, students will use Post-its to mark important pages in their textbooks and highlight important key words from their notes to help review for the test. Chapter 2 Math Test – This test will be on the main concepts from Chapter 2 including mul
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Author Webinar Recap

On Thursday, our 3rd and 4th grade students participated in an author webinar with children’s book authors Kate Messner and Traci Sorell. Ms. Sorell is one of the authors of the book Indian No More, which is our Global Read Aloud book for 4th grade. The webinar was titled “Rethinking Thanksgiving,” and offered a thought-provoking author visit based on their books about the real histor
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Fourth Grade News – Monday, November 9, 2020

Upcoming Tests/Quizzes Thursday, November 12 Math Quiz on Division: Students should be able to solve division problems using the standard algorithm (long division). Grammar Quiz on Letter Writing: Students should be able to compose a letter with the following parts: heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. Additional Notes: Today we began our first science unit on the solar system. Students will need a basic
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Fourth Grade News – November 6, 2020

Upcoming Quizzes/Tests Thursday, November 12 Grammar Quiz on Letter Writing: Students should be able to compose a letter with the following parts: heading, greeting, body, closing, and signature. Additional Notes: Due to the shortened week, there will only be a grammar quiz. On Monday, November 9, we will begin our first science unit on the solar system. Students will need a basic 1-inch binder to hold and organize t
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Fourth Grade News – Thursday, October 29, 2020

Upcoming Tests and Quizzes Thursday, November 5, 2020 Chapter 5 Social Studies Test – Today we finished correcting our social studies packet. Students should keep the packet in their sidekicks and study a little each night leading up to the test. On Monday, students will make flash cards for vocabulary, and on Tuesday, we will complete the chapter review. For homework next week, students will re-read the lesson
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Fourth Grade News – Monday, October 26

Due to the shortened week, we will be using our class time mainly to focus on finishing previously started lessons and reviewing concepts we have already covered this year. There will be no grammar or religion tests on Thursday. We are using RAZ Kids, IXL, Freckle, and XtraMath in our classroom, and students are welcome to use these programs at home for additional practice. Their login information is inside their pla
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2020 Global Read Aloud Initiative

Starting this month, during my weekly designated library time with our 1st-4th grade students, I have launched the 2020 Global Read Aloud initiative. Information about Global Read Aloud can be found at https://theglobalreadaloud.com. The program allows schools throughout the world to connect through designated children’s books that raise awareness. I am happy to share we are connecting with schools in
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An Update from Our Social Worker

Each week, I spend some time in the classroom focusing on various aspects of social emotional wellness.  It truly is one of the best parts of my job! Beginning next week, I plan to focus on confidence and resilience using exercises and inspiration from the new book Superpowered: Transform Anxiety into Courage, Confidence and Resilience by Renee Jain and Dr. Shefali Tsabary.It is an awesome book for kids to read from
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Battle of the Books!

SFX students in grades 4-6 will have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. Again this school year, we will play an interscholastic game with two other area schools, Roycemore and Chiaravalle. When we return from winter break, more information will be made available to students regarding how teams will be formed and how to earn a slot on the team. Until that time, this is the li
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Fourth Grade News – October 16, 2020

Upcoming Quizzes/Tests Tuesday, October 20 Math Quiz on Multiplication: Students need to know how to multiple by 1 and 2 digit numbers by using the standard multiplication algorithm (the traditional method) and by using an area model. We will review both methods on Monday. Please help your child prepare by practicing basic multiplication facts at home. Friday, October 23 Chapter 7 Religion Quiz: Students should
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Bluestem Challenge Reminder

The Bluestem Award is an Illinois Readers Choice award for students in grades 3-5. The nominee list is created by librarians and educators from across the state and I have been fortunate to serve on this committee for the last three years. Any SFX 3rd-5th grade student who reads all of the 20 Bluestem nominees by May 1st and turns in this Bluestem Reading Challenge form to me on or before May 1st will get to attend a
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Boosterthon Fun Run!

Our class is so excited to participate in the Fun Run fundraiser. Here’s how your family can make a big difference by supporting our school through this fundraiser. 1. REGISTER your student(s) on funrun.com today. It takes 30 seconds! 2. SHARE with 5 family/friends using the SHARE tools on funrun.com. (Facebook, text message, or email) Students can earn rewards just for sharing from funrun.com. 3. GIVE a donati
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Fourth Grade News – Friday, October 9, 2020

Upcoming Tests Friday, October 16 Chapter 6 Religion Quiz: Students should use their class notes and chapter review on page 50 to help them prepare for the test. This quiz will be open book. Grammar Quiz on Comma Usage: Students should use their weekly grammar packet to help them prepare for the test. Students should know how to use a comma before a conjunction in a compound sentence and how to use a comma when
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