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Week of 3/23 in 4G

Hello Fourth Grade Families! I hope this update finds you all safe and well. As we head into week 2 of e-learning, I want to say Thank You for your support, encouragement, and flexibility. These are days we will all remember for the rest of our lives, and my hope is that the memories are positive and as stress free as possible. I remember being 9 years old when our community in central Michigan experienced a huge ice
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Art News in 4G

4th Grade E-ART Assignment for 3/23-27/20 (optional) On March 6th 545 years ago Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (better known as simply Michelangelo) was born. Considered to be the greatest sculptor of all time, he was also a gifted artist in many other mediums. His paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel are a testimony to his other gifts and abilities. He once said “I saw the angel in the marble a
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3/19/2020 4G

Announcements: Please view e-learning plans HERE Friday, 3/20: NO SCHOOL   Today is the Feast Day of St. Joseph!   “St. Joseph, watch over me and care for me just as you cared for the child Jesus; and by your help may I come to know  your Son, and so grow in strength and wisdom and the favor of God. Amen”   Please see following from Mr. Carlson in P.E.: Warm ups & Exercises   20 jacks Arm circ
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Fourth Grade Art

ART ASSIGNMENT (Optional) Hello 4th graders! Every week as long as we are out I will be providing your classroom teacher with an optional art assignment for you to draw.  This is not a required assignment but I think you’ll have fun with it and you only get better at drawing (or anything else) by practicing! Once you complete the assignment you can have a parent email a picture (or 2) of it to me from their pho
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Week of 3/16/2020 in 4G

Announcements: A HUGE shout out and THANK YOU to the library team for helping our students get extra books in hand! I am available for immediate questions and help with any lessons, via email, everyday 9-12 at wendygonzalez@sfx-school.org. Emails sent between 7-9am or 12-4pm will be answered within 2 hours. I’ll do my best to keep up with emails sent during the evening hours.    Math, Language Arts, Social
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Digital Technology Resource

Dear Fourth Grade Parents: This fall, St. Francis Xavier School hosted a presentation entitled Social Media, Technology and Mental Health. You can find a copy of this presentation here. This conversation led many to question when might be a good time for the introduction of technology, as all parents are probably hearing “When can I get a phone?!” Several fourth grade girls’ parents have requested a time to come toge
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Towervale Event Coming to SFX

We are thrilled to announce that SFX will play host to an exciting Towervale event here on campus on Tuesday, March 10th. Towervale is an intriguing new book series by Patrick Carman that incorporates reading and video gaming. Carman is a well-respected children’s author and the Towervale event is interactive and promises to entice our most reluctant readers with the fusion of reading and gaming. The series is
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Spring Athletics

Middle School and 4th grade families with students participating in spring track or boys volleyball are reminded to review yesterday’s email from Athletic Director Rob Wennington with details regarding upcoming spring meeting and practice dates. Questions may be directed to robwennington@sfx-school.org.
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Week of 2/24 in 4G

Announcements: Monday: Author Visit! Candace Fleming Tuesday: No Mass Wednesday: Ash Wednesday- All School Mass   Math: We continue our study of Chapter 5: Conversion of Measurements; Customary and Metric. Chapter Test: Wednesday, March 4th.   Literacy: We have been working to unpack non-fiction texts by practicing identifying text features and text structures. In writing we have been practicing writing sum
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Week of 2/10/2020 in 4G

Announcements: Tuesday-All School Mass Friday-Valentine’s Day Math: We have moved into learning about Measurement, using the customary and the metric systems. Students will be engaging in lots of hands on learning experiences throughout this chapter. Ask your student if inches, feet, or yards would be the best choice to measure: The width of your table? The length of a textbook? The height of a tree? Also, stud
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Week of 2/3/2020 in 4G

Announcements: Monday: 8th Grade Pizza Day Tuesday: All School Mass Friday: No School for students Our class is out of tissues and paper towels.Please send a box or a roll if you are able to do so. Please remember: Students should be dressed appropriately for wintery weather Check your child’s Black Folder regularly for graded work and important communications Toys and personal items should remain at home (espe
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Week of 1/20/2020 in 4G

Announcements: Monday, January 20- No School Tuesday, January 21- All School Mass Wednesday, January 22- January Birthday Celebration Sunday, January 26- Catholic Schools Week Begins; Mass & Open House Math: We have been learning about Decimals. Topics in this Chapter 4 include: understanding tenths, understanding hundredths, comparing decimals, ordering decimals, and decimals as fractions. We have also been revi
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Revised Battle of the Books Update

It came to light on Tuesday that there was some confusion about February 5th being an early dismissal day. I have discovered that it is not. We will still have our qualifying competition on Feb. 5th at 2:00 p.m. but it will take place during the school day. Any students who register to participate in the qualifying competition will be excused from their regular classes so that they can attend the competition. Please
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Battle of the Books Update

The day of our big Battle of the Books competition is rapidly approaching. SFX students in grades 4-6 have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. We wanted to update parents on the process for selecting the 12 students who will represent SFX in our interscholastic competition against teams from Roycemore and Chiravalle. Per the competition rules, each school can bring a maximum
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4th Grade Updates

Welcome Back!!! Class Announcements: Tuesday, January 14: All School Mass @ 10:00. Join us as 4G serves and celebrates at this mass! Wednesday, January 15: Fourth Grade Field Trip to the Adler Planetarium (bring a disposable lunch) Friday, January 17: Science Test: Solar System Unit Monday, January 20: No School   Math: We have started Chapter 4: Decimals. So far we have explored tenths and hundredths place valu
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Week of 12/9/19 in 4G

Weekly Reminders: Tuesday, All School Mass Please make sure your child is dressed for the upcoming winter weather. Students are permitted to play in the snow only if they are wearing snow pants and boots. Check (and empty) your child’s black HOME folder of their sidekick nightly for communications and graded assignments. Math We continue our Chapter 3 Topic of working with fractions. We have learned about mixed
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Week of 11/25 in 4G

Announcements: Monday & Tuesday: 12:00 Dismissal/Conferences Tuesday: All School Mass Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: No School A warm welcome to SFX School to our new friend in 4G, Mady!!!   Math We continue our work in Math in Focus, Chapter 3: Fractions and Mixed Numbers. We are also reviewing multi-digit multiplication, long division, equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, adding and su
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4G Week of 11/11

Announcements: Monday, November 11: Veterans Day All School Mass 10:00 am Thursday, November 14: Boosterthon Fun Run!!! Friday, November 15: Picture Re-take Day *Please remind your students to dress appropriately for outdoor recess. *Please remind your students to empty the BLACK HOME FOLDER over the weekend.   Math: We will continue Chapter 3: Fractions and Mixed Numbers. This week we will be working on Adding
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4G Week of 11/4/19

Announcements: Monday, 11/4 – 8th Grade Pizza Day Tuesday, 11/5 – All School Mass Wednesday, 11/6 – 1:45 Dismissal for students Math: We are starting Chapter 3: Fractions and Mixed Numbers. In this chapter we will cover: equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions, adding and subtracting like fractions, mixed numbers, improper fractions, renaming improper fractions and mixed numbers, addi
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Week of 10/28 in 4G

This Week: Wednesday, Oct. 30- Math Test; Chapter 2 Thursday, Oct. 31 – Happy Halloween! We will have a Halloween Parade at 10 am, where all students will be invited to dress up in their Halloween costume and we will walk around the school campus. Parents are welcomed to line the streets around SFX to watch! Friday, Nov. 1 – All-School Mass – All Saints Day (No mass on Tuesday this week)  Last day o
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1st-4th Grade Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Our School Library is growing a Storybook Pumpkin Patch, and we need your help! Families with students in grades 1-4 are invited to decorate a pumpkin to look like a favorite storybook character, and bring it to the library to “plant” in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch. Download a flyer with directions here. Students who choose to submit a pumpkin must fill out the entry form at the bottom of the flyer and br
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Week of 10/21 in 4G

Announcements: Monday, October 21: “Brier the Brave Day!” – Wear your purple “Brier the Brave” t-shirts or any purple shirt if you don’t have one, in support of Kindergartener, Brier, who is bravely battling Neuroblastoma, a type of bone cancer. Tuesday, October 22: All School Mass Wednesday, October 23: October Birthdays Celebration – Students who have October birthdays are
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Week of 10/14

Announcements: Monday: NO SCHOOL Tuesday: All School Mass   Math: This week, we will continue working through Chapter 2: Multiplication and Division. We will also cover: Factors and Multiples. Students have been working hard to solve multiplication and division problems by using the area model strategy and the standard algorithm strategy, as required by the Illinois Learning Standards. This takes practice! I hav
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Week of 10-7-19 4G

Announcements: Tuesday, October 8th: All School Mass Thursday, October 10th: Wear Pink day in honor of Colleen Pope Vitu, a St. Francis mother who passed away from breast cancer a few years ago. Students can dress down in pink and bring in $1 as a donation to the Colleen Pope Vitu Memorial Fund. http://www.sfx-school.org/resources/parish/cpv-memorial-haiti-fund/ Friday, October 11th: Social Studies Test, Chapter 5 &n
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