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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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Fourth Grade News for Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Upcoming Quiz/Test Schedule Thursday, October 8 Chapter 4 Social Studies Test: Yesterday we completed the chapter review and made flash cards for the vocabulary words to help students prepare for the test. We will also be re-reading a lesson from the chapter each night leading up to the test. Additionally, students can use their Chapter 4 social studies packet to help them review the important topics from each lesson
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Bluestem Challenge

The last two weeks I have been speaking with all 3rd-5th grade students  encouraging them to take the Bluestem Challenge. 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 Blue
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dear parents, Thank you so much for all your support as we continue to learn our new normal. Our students have risen to the occasion these last few weeks as we traverse new routines and procedures. One of these new routines are electronic devices for the students. The devices will serve as a wonderful way to enhance lessons and allow students to delve deeper into their learning. In order to provide the best environme
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Monday, September 28, 2020

Listed below are the dates for upcoming quizzes and tests in fourth grade. Friday, October 2, 2020 Grammar – Verb quiz. Review this week’s grammar packet with special emphasis on page 162. Math – Chapter 1 test. Review the key concepts from the chapter including comparing numbers, rounding, writing numbers in expanded form, finding a pattern in a number sequence, identifying place value, and solving
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Friday, September 25, 2020

Thank you to all the parents who participated in the Back to School Zoom. For those who missed it, I have attached the presentation below. Also, I would like to express my gratitude to those who have sent emails or made kind comments welcoming me to the St. Francis Xavier community. Your words are encouraging, and they truly brighten my days at school. We have exciting news! Today students received their Chromebooks!
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Welcome to 2020-2021 SFX Blogs

You have been subscribed to receive classroom news through our SFX blog system. Please note what this looks like, by grade, below: 1 – Kindergarten will use See Saw to share classroom news and updates this year across both the SJ and SFX campuses. Watch for an update here soon! 2 – Grades 1-4 will continue to share weekly updates and overviews through the SFX blog system. You are automatically subscribed
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