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4M Weekly Update 3/11-3/15

Hello 4th Grade Families and happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend! We so enjoyed having all the grandparents and “grand people” join us on Friday! Announcements Wednesday, March 20th is Bday Dress Down for March birthdays. Subjects Math My Group: This past week, we have worked very hard on mastering addition and subtraction of fractions. We are at the tail end of the chapter and will be looking to take t
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4M Weekly Update 3/4-3/8

Hello 4th Grade Families! It was so nice to meet with all of you during conferences! I really enjoyed our conversations. Announcements Tuesday’s weekly mass is moved to Friday, March 15th, at 10am. Friday is also Grandparents/Special Person Day! We are looking forward to sharing our spaces with these guests! They are invited into our classrooms starting at 9am, and then mass shortly after that. Please see the n
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4M Weekly Update 2/25-3/1

Hello 4th Grade Families! Announcements Next Tuesday’s weekly mass is moved to Wednesday, the 6th, to mark the beginning of the Lenten Season. It still remains at 10am. In connection to the Lenten mass, there is NO BOX TOP DRESS DOWN NEXT WEDNESDAY. Subjects Math My Group: This past week, we have worked hard on our exploration of fractions! I am so proud of the kids’ dedication to learning what can be tri
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4M Weekly Update 2/18-2/22

Hello families! Hope you’ve been enjoying the weekend! Announcements No announcements for this upcoming week. Subjects Math My Group: This week we have begun exploring fractions! We are using model fraction pieces, playing smartboard games, and working in the book to learn about equivalency, simplest form, and more. Vocab words the kids should know are numerator, denominator, and simplest form, and equivalent. Next w
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4M Weekly Update 2/11-2/15

I hope all of our families had a fantastic long weekend! Announcements Wednesday, Feb. 20th – February Bday Dress Down Math My Group: This past week we have finished our chapter of long division and took the test. The kids did great! We spent the last couple days of the week recapping long division strategies and going over the test to make sure our foundational knowledge of the concept was solid. This week we
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4th Grade Weekly Update 2/4-2/8

Happy Friday! Announcements Next Tuesday (2/12), my class leads our all-school mass! Parents/families are welcome to join! Four readers were selected today – they should have brought home their red folder with the reading in it and should practice over the weekend. Thanks for supporting this. 🙂 Many others are leading petitions, bringing up the gifts, introducing songs, etc. Wednesday – FIELD TRIP TO ADLE
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4M Update 11/21-11/25

Announcements: Catholic Schools Week next week! Kickoff starts Sunday with a 9:30am mass, followed by open house of classrooms and spaces at 10:30-12:30, and then open gym from 12:30-2pm. Students who wear their uniform to mass will receive a dress down pass from Ms. Barrett! Also, yesterday, I gave each student in my class a copy of the dress/theme “itinerary” for the week, so they will be prepared for each day. Ple
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THANK YOU!

Hello! A HUGE thank you to all of the families that generously put together and brought in our faculty lunch last week! It was delicious and we so appreciate it. We have some crock pots and other cookware in the lounge, if the owners could come and pick them up at your earliest convenience, that would be great. Thank you again for such a wonderful feast! Ms. Miller, Ms. Sack, and the rest of the SFX faculty 🙂
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4th Grade Weekly Update 1/7-1/11

Happy Friday 4th grade families and welcome back from our lovely Christmas break! This week we’ve gone “pedal to the metal” and today I could feel that both your kids and myself were quite exhausted from getting back into the swing of things! Thank goodness for the weekend! 😉 Announcements: CONSTRUCTION OF OUR NEW BUILDING IS FINALLY COMPLETE!! Hooray! There will be a parish-wide open house of the new spaces on Thurs
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4th Grade Math Update

Week of 12.10.18 4 Carlson Greetings From The Wonderful World of Fourth Grade Math! We are working diligently on mastering the math skill of division. Our class has worked hard to divide two digits (and more) by one digit consistently and correctly with remainders and with re-grouping. We have also had practice with completing division word problems and dividing with multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000. Estimating has be
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4th Grade Weekly Update 12/10-12/14

TGIF 4th Grade Families! Announcements: Follow the Star! – Thursday, Dec. 20th @ 12pm (1:45 dismissal). Families are welcome to join.   Subjects: Math Please see separate blog by Ms. Sack titled, “4th Grade Math Update,” which contains information about each math group. Reading We continue to study Non-Fiction, using the mentor text, Everything Weather (a National Geographic for Kids text). We
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Six Flags Great America Read to Succeed Reading Program

Before we leave for winter break, your child will bring home a reading log from the Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Program. This program is open to children in grades K-6. Any child who independently reads or is read to for 6 hours and completes the reading log will earn one free admission to Great America. Completed forms should be returned to the school library no later than February 15, 2019. A replacement read
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SFX Alumna to Kickoff RED Campaign

We are happy to share that our RED campaign for the 2018-2019 school year will feature the theme “We are Changemakers.” The Respect Each Difference (RED) campaign, now in its 4th year, serves to help our students understand that our differences are to be celebrated and not judged. On Tuesday, December 18th, Erin Marie Nolan-Tella (pen name Erma Note and SFX’94) returns to Wilmette from her home in M
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4th Grade News Week of 11/26 (Miller)

Happy Friday 4th Grade Families! Announcements: Next week, mass will be held at 10 am on Monday 12/3, instead of Tuesday, in celebration of our patron saint, St. Francis Xavier. Next Wednesday (12/5) is Box Top Dress Down day. Bring in 10 box tops or $1 and your child can be out of uniform. Please make sure that your child still dresses appropriately for the winter weather. SFX Open House next Tuesday (12/4), 8:30-10
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4th Grade News Week of 11/12

Happy Friday 4th Grade Families! Announcements: Monday and Tuesday next week (11/19 & 11/20) are noon dismissals, due to parent-teacher conferences. Subjects: Math Please see separate blog by Ms. Sack titled, “4th Grade Math Update,” which contains information about each math group. This is a permanent change going forward. Reading We have just started studying Non-Fiction text. We will discuss how to
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4th Grade Math Update

Week of 12.10.18 4 Carlson Greetings From The Wonderful World of Fourth Grade Math! We are working diligently on mastering the math skill of division. Our class has worked hard to divide two digits (and more) by one digit consistently and correctly with remainders and with re-grouping. We have also had practice with completing division word problems and dividing with multiples of 10, 100, and 1,000. Estimating has be
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4th Grade News Week of 11/5

Hello 4th Grade Families! My apologies for the tardiness of this post! Announcements: November 13 – Blue Ribbon Celebratory Mass! Join us to celebrate our great achievement! Colleen Barrett will be showcasing the award that her and Colleen Larkin received in D.C last week. November 14 – Picture retake day Subjects: Math With our Ch. 5 test last Friday, we move into Ch. 6 this week, which teaches 2-digit and 3-digit b
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4th-5th grade Battle of the Books

SFX students in grades 4-5 will have an opportunity to participate in Battle of the Books, a literary trivia game. This year we will play an interscholastic game with three other area schools, Roycemore, St. Joseph, and Chiaravalle. When we return from winter break, more information will be made available to students on how teams will be formed and how to earn a slot on the team but until that time, this is the list
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Week of 10/22 in 4th Grade

Happy Friday! We’ve had a great week in 4th grade. We are really getting into the Halloween (spooky) spirit as we’ve been putting the finishing touches on our door decorations and getting ready for the holiday next week! Announcements: Halloween Parade: Next Wednesday at 10am. Join us! The kids are more than welcome to dress in costume on Wednesday. If they would like to change into comfier clothes following the para
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Week of 10/15 in 4th Grade

Happy Friday! It’s been a great week in 4th grade. I hope you and your kids have enjoyed having the day off! Announcements: My class leads Mass next Tuesday, Oct. 23rd! Come one, come all to join us!   Subjects: Math – My group is moving towards the end of Chapter 4. We have been practicing multiplication and division. A friendly reminder that it is important for your child to be practicing their math fact
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Week of 10.15.18

Hi 4th grade Parents! Announcements: October 24 – Chapter 4 Math Test Math Our CH 4 test will be given on Wednesday, October 24.  We have been learning multiplication and division strategies along with their properties and rules.  Knowing math facts through the number 12 will greatly help your student on this upcoming test.  We have also learned how to divide larger numbers with and without remainders.  Ask you
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Week in 4th Grade

Happy Friday! It’s been a great week to be a 4th grader. We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Chicago History Museum! The kids were all smiles during and upon returning to school. They really learned a lot about their city! Thank you to the parents who volunteered to chaperone. Your service was much appreciated. Announcements: No school next Friday, Oct. 19th. Subjects: Math – My group had finished Chapte
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Pencil Grips

Good afternoon, I forgot to include something in the blog just posted. This week, our OT specialist, Jamie Vehovsky, came to our classroom during writing to check out the kids’ grips on their pencils. She has given several of the kids tools that are intended to correct and improve their grip. If you would like to purchase more of these for home, I have posted the link below. Jamie is also available to chat abou
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Week in 4th Grade

Hello and Happy (rainy) Friday! We’ve had a great week in 4th grade. Today, as I write this, we are all spruced up and looking sharp for Picture Day! Your kids all look adorable. Announcements: Chicago Historical Museum field trip next Thursday, Oct. 11th. Permission slips were sent home yesterday and need to be back no later than next Tuesday, Oct. 9th. We only need the bottom half and $11, either cash or a ch
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CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM FIELD TRIP

Hi 4th grade Parents, Ms. Miller’s class and Ms. Sack’s class will be going on our field trip to the Chicago History Museum October 11. Forms will be sent home with your student(s) tomorrow Thursday, October 4. Please return by this Friday, October 5. Also, if you would like to chaperone, please circle at the bottom of the field trip form. All chaperones must be Virtus trained prior to attending the field
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