Skip to content

Posts from the ‘Grade 4’ Category

This Week in Fourth Grade

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Catholic Schools Week festivities last week! We had a great week celebrating our students, parents, faculty and staff, pastor, and grandparents! We have so much to be thankful for here at SJV! We have a busy week ahead! Here’s what’s going on this week:

Due to the short and busy week last week, the Reading and Spelling tests will be today, Monday 2/2. We will have this week’s Reading and Spelling tests on Friday, as usual!

Math: This week we will continue to study fractions! There will be a fractions quiz on Tuesday over adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators and unlike denominators, as well as identifying the shaded region of a picture. Look for a short “study guide” to be coming home today! The rest of the week we will explore converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa, as well as arrays and finding their dimensions.

Reading: We are reading Magnetism this week and learning about magnets and their properties! We will be focusing on summarizing important portions of the story as we go!

Spelling: Our words this week are root words plus prefixes. We will be learning about the meanings of different prefixes as well as how the adding of these prefixes can change the spelling of the root word. The spelling list will be coming home today! Study those words at home!

Grammar: We will have a types of sentences quiz on Tuesday, so be looking for a short “study guide” to come home today! This week we will be identifying simple and complete subjects and predicates within sentences.

Writing: For the next two weeks, we will be working on descriptive paragraphs. We will use our writing process to create descriptive paragraphs on a topic of our choice! We will also be exploring the descriptive writing of other authors to help inspire us!

Science: We are finishing our chapter on weather and weather patterns this week, and will be taking our Chapter 1 Test on Monday, February 9th. This week we will finish up the chapter, learn about air pressure and how to measure it, and reviewing for the test! Keep up the studying at home!

Social Studies: This week we will spend time learning about the regions of Tennessee, Sumner county’s surrounding counties, and the states that surround our state! We will also begin the preparation for our exciting BizTown field trip! This trip is a great experience for our 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students, and will take place in mid-April. Look in your Wednesday folder this week for more information on the program sponsored by Junior Achievement!

Religion: This week we will begin to look closely at the Ten Commandments, God’s laws for His people. We will begin with the first three commandments, through which God teaches us how to love Him!

Upcoming Dates: 

           Sunday 2/8          SJV Open House, 1-4pm

          Monday 2/9          CIA meeting, 6pm (hosted by 6th grade)

Friday 2/13           NO SCHOOL (Faculty Inservice)

Monday 2/16        NO SCHOOL (Presidents’ Day)

Wednesday 2/18      Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)

Wild About Art Club January 2015 Winter Silhouettes with Watercolor

IMG_8425 IMG_8426 IMG_8427 IMG_8428 IMG_8429 IMG_8430 IMG_8435 IMG_8434 IMG_8433 IMG_8432 IMG_8431

Music Update

Pre-K -1st Grade Music

Students sing-a-long with Dr. Jean & Friends Winter Songs: Ringing in a New Year, I’m a Little Snowman, Ground Hog’s Day and Valentine’s Day Song.

2nd- 4th Grade Music

Watch Brain Pop Jr. Video over the Musical Alphabet.  Students practice reading and writing notes on the staff.

5th-8th Grade Music Students explore musical careers, role of the conductor, composers etc.  Students identify instruments and complete research information using the Classics for Kids Website.

4th grade ART: Pen and Doodle Hands with Watercolor

Stay tuned for these marker and watercolor creations.  Students will be adding watercolor to their drawings next week!

Spanish Classes for the Week of January 26, 2015

Happy Catholic Schools Week!  In honor of this special week, we will begin reciting prayers in Spanish starting this week in grades 1-8, as per the diocesan curriculum.  Praying these prayers each Spanish class period will be part of the daily participation grade.

1st-2nd Grade:  The Sign of the Cross

3rd-4th Grade:  Glory Be

5th Grade:  Our Father

6th Grade:  Prayer Before Meals

7th-8th Grade:  Hail Mary


Also being covered this week in Spanish classes:

Pre-K:  We will be reading and discussing the book, “Te amo sol, Te amo luna.”

Kindergarten:  We will begin learning food vocabulary through a new song.

1st Grade:  We are reading and discussing the book, “El Mar.”

2nd Grade:  We are working on the vocabulary for parts of the body.

3rd Grade:  We will play bingo to practice our vocabulary for parts of the body.

4th Grade:  We discussed Spanish leave-takings and the country of Mexico in Lesson 2 of our textbook.

5th Grade:  We will finish Lesson 8 on Wednesday, in begin working on adjectives with Lesson 9.

6th Grade:  We will finish our work on Unit 3, in preparation for a quiz on the irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar, as well as the Spanish word “a” and the readings on pages 112-117 in the textbook on Monday, February 2.

7th Grade:  We continue working on the Present Progressive tense on Monday, and will introduce the verbs saber and conocer on Wednesday.

8th Grade:  We begin Lesson 6 this week with the study of reflexive verbs.


Have a great week!