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Posts from the ‘Grade 4’ Category

September 14 – 18

We met our goal with the Fun Run!! Great job to everyone.

Our “Outdoor” basket seems to be getting some really neat items. Thanks for all the contributions and help in getting this together.

What’s happening this week:

Vocabulary – brilliant, spread, luxurious, astonishment, nudged, plunged, crowed

Spelling – Compound Words


highway          flashlight          basketball          anyone          headline

sometimes      shellfish           doorbell             eyesight          handlebar

worldwide       outline             footprint           waterfall         brainstorm

nowhere          whenever         sunscreen         homework      coastline

English – Run-on sentences and reviewing of skills learned in Unit 1

Soc. St. – Our founding documents

Religion – The people of Israel

Math – Circles, radius, diameter

September 9 – 11

We will have a lot packed into this short week.

Vocabulary – obviously, recalled, merriment, tangled, gnawing, miserable, cover, circumstances

Spelling – suffixes -ly, -tion, -sion, -ous, -able

angrily        location            promotion        famous           precision

basically     memorable      easily                conclusion      solvable

erosion        attention         decision            usable             courteous

envious        gracious           luckily              flammable     pollution

English – combining sentences/ run-on sentences

Science – Chapter Review will be due Friday

Soc. St.  – Weather/Climate  Natural Resources

Religion – God prepares the people for a savior.

Math – Assessment 2 on Thursday


Working Hard at Cross Country

The cross country team has been working hard this year! After practice on Thursday the kids were showing me how tired they were and I snapped a few pictures. Want to see the Wildcats in action?  We will run at Overbrook School on September 13, 20, 17 and October 4.

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Spanish Classes – Week of August 31, 2015



In Elementary Spanish Classes, grades PK through 3, we have been practicing our basic conversation skills and numbers in Spanish.



como te va red



In 4th grade Spanish, we are using a basic textbook to start the transition to more academically rigorous Spanish lessons that will begin in 5th grade.  We began the Spanish alphabet last week and will continue talking through the letters and letter sounds this week.




All 1st through 4th grade Spanish classes also complete the Spanish calendar every week, including counting the days in Spanish, knowing the days of the week, months of the year, seasons, and weather. Please see your child’s daily AscendSMS notification each Friday for specific comments on what was covered in Elementary School Spanish that day.


Spanish_Vocabulary_Logo-349x1455th-8th grade Spanish classes continue to receive 5 vocabulary flashcards per class, and have a 5 word quiz every Wednesday.  Students should be practicing words daily to learn and retain these words.  It is also important that students have some sort of container to keep their cards (a pencil pouch in the Spanish binder works great!).

Other concepts we are covering in Middle School Spanish right now include:

  • 5th Grade – Definite Articles, Masculine vs. Feminine & Singular vs. Plural nouns & adjectives.
  • 6th Grade – Telling Time in Spanish (quiz on Wednesday)
  • 7th Grade – Conjugating regular -ar verbs in the present tense (quiz on Wednesday)
  • 8th Grade – Conjugating regular -ar, -er, and -ir verbs in the present tense; Writing sentences in the affirmative and negative; Forming questions

PADRE NUESTRO COLORPrayer recitation is also part of the Spanish curriculum.  We will recite the following in Spanish at each grade level:

1st & 2nd grade:  Sign of the Cross (will begin after Fall Break)

3rd & 4th grade:  Sign of the Cross & Glory Be

5th & 6th grade:  Sign of the Cross & Hail Mary

7th & 8th grade:  Sign of the Cross & Our Father

Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions about what your child is doing in Spanish!

-Mrs. McCormick

August 31 – September 4


Fun Run was so much fun!


Vocabulary – These words are in the story this week: companion, concealed, hastened, shuddered, despairing, delivered, flickering, sympathetic

Spelling – Prefixes -re, -dis, -un, -mid :

replace,     discount,      review,        unfold,      midterm

rewind,      unfair,          midlife,       displace,    untie,

renew,        undone,        disown,       reheat,      midnight,

uncover,    Midwest,       disagree,     midway,    disappear


English: complete and simple subjects/predicates

Science: Animal/Plant cells

Religion: Noah

Math: Assessment on Tuesday