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This Week in Fourth Grade!

We are officially halfway through the 4th quarter! It is hard to believe that the school year is coming to a close! Interim reports will be coming home in the Wednesday folder this week. Please sign and return them no later than Friday, April 24th.  Here’s a look at what’s happening this week:

Math: We will finish talking about Titanic: By the Numbers today. We are learning lots of interesting facts about all the people and supplies that were on board the ship when it set sail over 100 years ago! Tomorrow we will review multiplication concepts for our Multiplication Test Thursday, April 23. Look for a study guide tomorrow! Towards the end of the week we will be learning about the Associative Property of Multiplication and comparing it to the other properties of multiplication we have learned this year!

Reading: After our study of tall tales last week, our reading selection this week is called “John Henry Races the Steam Drill.” We will continue talking about the elements of tall tales as we learn about John Henry. We will be having a selection test on Friday.

Language Arts: This week we will be learning about prepositions and prepositional phrases and how to use and identify them in sentences. Our spelling words are words with Latin roots: strain, restrain, constraint, legend, legible, lecture, versions, versus, adverse, manual, manage, manicure, disrupt, abrupt, erupt, secondary, sequel, sequence, prime, primate, and the bonus word is stalactite.

Science: This week we will continue to talk about caves and the formation of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as begin to look at glaciers and how glacial movement affects the Earth’s surface. In honor of Earth Day, we will also look at the effects humans have on our Earth and what we can do to prevent pollution of our air and water.

Social Studies: We will continue our study of Tennessee history with talking about our Tennessee presidents as well as other Tennesseans who have distinguished themselves in various fields. We will also learn how to use degrees of latitude and longitude to locate and describe places on a map.

Religion:  This week we will learn about the second and third commandments and how they teach us how to love, honor, and respect God. There will be a test on the first three commandments on Monday, April 27th.


Important Dates:

4/30          Poem in Your Pocket Day (information in the Wednesday folder)

5/1            All School Mass

May Crowning (after all school Mass)

Spelling and Math Bee (1:30pm in the gym)

Thank you for all you do!!!

Spanish Classes for the Week of April 20, 2015

Here’s what is planned for Spanish classes this week:

Pre-K:  We will reinforce number vocabulary by reading Count on Culebra, by Ann Whitford Paul.

Kindergarten:  We will introduce some birthday party vocabulary while reading Fiesta Fiasco by Ann Whitford Paul.

First Grade:  We will play a game on to practice our number and color vocabulary.

Second Grade:  We will finish up our project on expressing our likes and dislikes in Spanish (the verb “gustar), and discuss the Spanish alphabet.

Third Grade:  We will finish up our work on verbs this week.

Fourth Grade:  We continue Lesson 9 in our textbook discussing basic verb conjugation in Spanish.

Fifth Grade:  We will review estar and the differences between it and ser in preparation for a short quiz on Thursday, April 23.  Students should be able to conjugate the verb estar in the present tense, and decide which verb should be used in a given sentence.

Sixth Grade:  We are working on vocabulary for foods, as well as relating to eating out and shopping.  There is a quiz on Unit 5 Vocabulary on Thursday, April 23.

Seventh Grade:  We have a Unit 4 Test on Monday, April 20.  7th grade will not have Spanish class on Wednesday due to their field trip.

Eighth Grade:  We will review verbs with irregular yo forms, stem-changing verbs, and basic paragraph writing this week.

Please remember that all extra credit projects for grades 5-8 are due no later than the last class meeting in April.

5K Results

Thank you everyone who came out to run the 5K! Results can be found here:


Join us for the Art & Music Show Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5-7 in the gym!


4th, 5th, and 6th grades had a GREAT time at BizTown this week! They worked very hard and learned a lot about what it’s like to have a job and manage money! Amazingly, every business paid back their bank loan by the end of the trip! We are very proud of these BizTown citizens! Check out some of the exciting things they did on this fun trip:

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We hope you’ve had a chance to talk to your child about their experiences and what they learned! We are so grateful to our wonderful parent volunteers who made our trip a success! We can’t wait for next year!