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This week in Fourth Grade!

This week, the spotlight is on Tessa Kemp; we are excited to learn all about Tessa this week! Here’s what else is going on in our room:

Math: We will be using coins to learn to add two-digit numbers mentally, as well as counting and writing amounts of money. We will also being to explore how to name and measure lines and line segments. There will be a Math quiz each Friday covering that week’s material.

Reading: This week we are learning about root words ad prefixes, and how a prefix changes the meaning of a root word. In addition, we are reading an exerpt from Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of Ellen and William Craft, Fugitive Slaves. Our tested comprehension strategy this week is Making Connections.

Language Arts/Writing: In writing this week, we will be finishing our realistic fiction pieces that we started last week. In grammar, we will be learning about action verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs. We will have a spelling test this Friday as well as a Reading selection test as usual.

Science: We are finishing up chapter one with an investigation on fungi. We will be reviewing for our chapter one test on Wednesday and taking the test Thursday. We will begin chapter two on Friday.

Social Studies: This week in Social Studies, we will be talking about resources around our area, the immigration to America, and the Constitution and branches of government. We are anticipating a chapter test the middle of next week! Hopefully we will also have time to paint our elevation maps!

Religion: This week we have the opportunity to bring forth the gifts during all-school Mass! We took a test on chapter one today, and will continue with chapter two the rest of the week. We will be learning about Cain and Abel and the world’s first murder. We will be discussing the value of life and the gift of the Sacrament of Confession.

A reminder that Fun Run tshirt designs are due this Thursday, August 29th. In addition, please have all Book Orders turned in to me or submitted online by next Friday, September 6th. I will be submitting them to Scholastic on that date.



8/28: Wildcat Wednesday (cross country, football, girls’ volleyball)

8/29: All School Mass

8/29: Back-to-School Night, 6-8pm

9/2: No School! Happy Labor Day!

Thank you for all you do; have a great week!!




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