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4th Grade Art Class

sjv_gulleman_art_pictures_2013 504 sjv_gulleman_art_pictures_2013 503 sjv_gulleman_art_pictures_2013 502 sjv_gulleman_art_pictures_2013 501Students began a new project today.  They worked on printmaking creating several sketches of their ideas first.  Those ideas were modified and etched into a polystyrene plate that will be used for printing.  Upon our return from fall break, students will create several prints of their plate, practicing the technique of printmaking.

Students have also begun an art journal during art class.  They randomly choose a drawing idea out of the “Drawing Drawer.”  They reflect and create a drawing based on their starter.  Students have tons of fun working on journals.

This Week in Fourth Grade!

I hope you all had a great three-day weekend! This week, the spotlight is on James. We have enjoyed learning more about him! Here’s what’s happening this week:

Math: This week in Math we will be learning about number lines and multiples. We will be taking some timed tests on multiplication to see improvement in our own skills!

Reading: Since this week is a shortened week, we will not be having a spelling test or reading test as usual. Instead, we will be examining poetry. Each student has chosen a poem to read aloud on Thursday. They have each taken their poems home  to be practiced, so they feel comfortable reading them aloud. In addition, we will be taking a benchmark assessment on Friday. This is just an assessment to see where we are at this point in the year. It involves reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, and grammar. This will not be scored as a test grade; it is merely preparation for standardized testing, as well as an indicator of progress.

Writing: This week we will finish our biographies by the end of this week. We will also be learning about complete subjects, complete predicates, simple subjects, and simple predicates.

Science: This week, we will continue our study of Chapter 3: Plant Growth and Adaptations. We will be talking about types of roots, and investigating how plants “breathe.”

Social Studies: In Social Studies this week, we will be concluding the introduction of our book and beginning Chapter 1. We will begin by focusing on vocabulary from the chapter.

Religion: This week we will be finishing chapter 3 by talking about the Tower of Babel. We will then take a test over chapter 3 on Thursday.


Important Dates:

9/26: All School Mass

9/27: Fun Run in the school gym 12:45-3pm

9/28: Murder Mystery Dinner Show

10/2: Wheels in Motion, 3:00pm

10/3: Fall Pictures (Mass Uniforms)

10/4 – 10/13: No School (Fall Break!)


Thank you for all you do!!


New Email Address

Bethany Moore/Schwieter has a new email address:

She can still be reached at her old email as it will all be forwarded to her. Thank you!

This Week in Fourth Grade

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! This week the spotlight is on Thomas; we are looking forward to hearing from him! Here’s what’s going on this week:

Math: This week in Math we will be learning to draw circles with a compass. We will also work on multiplying by 1, 5, 7, 10, and 12. We will begin talking about the days in a week, weeks in a month, and months in a year.

Reading: This week we will be reading an excerpt from the play Langston Hughes: Poet of the People. We will be working on the suffixes -ed, -ing, as well as noun endings -s and -es. Our tested skill this week is Author’s Purpose.

Language Arts/Writing: This week we will continue to work on our biographies. In grammar we will be learning about linking verbs, verb phrases, and plural and irregular nouns.

Science: This week in Science we will continue with chapter 2:Animal Growth and Adaptations. We will learn about metamorphosis, body coverings, camouflage, instincts, and learned behaviors. We will be having a Science test on Tuesday of next week.

Social Studies: This week in Social Studies we will be observing the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. We will also finish our study of the Great American Melting Pot and learn about the three branches of government.

Religion: We will be having a Religion test over chapter 2 tomorrow, Tuesday September 10th. We will then do a study and discovery of the Rosary before beginning chapter 3, where we will learn about Noah and the great flood.


Important Upcoming Dates:

9/11: Interim Reports go home in Wednesday folders

9/12: All School Mass

9/16: CIA Meeting, 6pm (hosted by Third Grade)

9/19: School Board Meeting, 7pm


9/25: Wildcat Wednesday (Cross-Country, Volleyball, Football)

9/27: Fun Run (12:45-3:00 pm in the gym)

9/28: Murder Mystery Dinner Show

Volunteers Needed!

Do you need volunteer hours? SJV is hosting volleyball games on Saturday, September 14 and Saturday, September 21. We need volunteers to work the door and concessions. Please email Bethany Moore  as soon as possible at if you are interested in volunteering. Thanks!