Mrs. Janice Ford ~ Grade 4
Wednesday, February 13
Well, here we go…
Two more snow days have brought havoc into the schedule, but I think we can muddle through.
Tomorrow, Thursday, Happy Valentine’s Day! We will be “dressed down” and going roller skating in the afternoon. I will attempt to answer questions you may be having regarding homework, tests, and everything else…
Religion ~ Chapter 7 religion test will be on Friday; review will be on Thursday; Don’t forget to think of a couple of things you have learned about the Holy Spirit. Also, you must recall the 7 gifts of the Holy Spirit. There will be a short answer/essay question about what Jesus promised the Apostles and why he did so. The regular word bank on page one, true/false on page two, and multiple choice pages 2 & 3 will be on the test. Complete the chapter review on the website www.bemydisciples.com as well.
Spelling ~ homework that was assigned on Monday, and normally due on Wednesday, will be due tomorrow; pretest will be skipped, & the spelling test will be on Friday
Math ~ we will continue working on 3 digit factors times 2 digit factors; homework (wb 50) assigned Monday is due tomorrow
FRIDAY is mass day so wear mass uniform. Our Valentine’s Day party will be in the afternoon. Remember to bring a bag or box for collecting Valentine’s cards. Also, if you said you would bring a treat for the party, bring that as well.
Monday, February 11
Spelling ~ complete wb. 136-137-138 and write a journal entry (see wb 136 for directions); due on Wednesday; pretest Wed.
Reading ~ no new story and/or vocabulary
Religion ~ Chapter 7 test on Wednesday
Math ~ wb. 50 (solve 1-4)
Wednesday, February 6
Spelling ~ study words for test on Friday if needed
Reading ~ reread pages 506-511 of “The Right Dog for the Job”
Tuesday, February 5
Spelling ~ complete wb 208-209-210 and pretest
Reading ~ reread pages 500-505
Math ~ wb 47 do all the odd problems
German folders needed for class Wednesday
Monday, Feb. 4
Spelling ~ complete wb 208-209-210; due on Wednesday; write a paragraph (assignment found on wb 208) using 5 spelling words; due on Wednesday; pretest Wed.
Reading ~ crossword puzzle for vocabulary words from story “The Right Dog for the Job”; due on Tuesday
We will be making up the “BAGS” for the homeless on Friday. Please send in items including scarves, mittens, gloves, warm socks, etc.
Friday, February 1
Well, we made it back to school after the deep freeze. We are working on getting activities rescheduled, and we will notify you as soon as everything is finalized. Thanks for your patience.
Next week, we will resume a “normal” school schedule. Have a good weekend!
Wednesday, January 23
Remember… tonight is PTO Dine-Out Night @ Burger King!
Math ~ multiplication quiz (example ~ 4,517 x 8)
PLEASE… do some research on the Pennsylvania you chose on Tuesday for our museum. YOU DO NOT need to write a paragraph, a research paper, or any formal, long sentences. Prepare a note card with a dozen or so facts about your person. Practice being that person by saying “I was born… or “I worked on this or that…”
Also, some students have volunteered to bring in an item or two (Heinz products, sports stuff, or other things) to display in our museum.
If you haven’t been asked by your child yet, we need readers, ushers, greeters, gift bearers for all three weekend masses at St. Francis Church. Jot a quick note to Miss Bungo saying yes and which mass ya’ll be attending.
Tuesday, January 22
Spelling ~ no new list of words this week
Math ~ multiplication quiz on Thursday
Exploring the Keystone State… Grade 4 Night at the Museum
Grade 4 will be depicting famous Pennsylvanians include athletes, inventors, business men/women, and more. For homework tonight, please do some research on the Pennsylvanian that you will be depicting next Monday/Monday evening. I do not want any student or their family to spend money on their “costume,” and I will gladly help them utilize items from around the school or community to help them get into the role. We are also gathering some Pennsylvania themed items for our display…we will be in touch SOON with suggestions and requests. Thanks! We are looking forward to presenting Pennsylvania next Monday, January 28 from 6:00 – 7:30.
Wednesday, January 16
Reading ~ quiz on story “Riding Freedom”
Social Studies ~ wb. 51 (finish the last 3 questions); start lesson 1 vocabulary notebook; study the states and capitals in the Southeast
Spelling ~ test Friday if needed
Tuesday, January 15
Religion ~ Chapter 6 Test on Wednesday
Spelling ~ wb 172-173-174; homework due on Wednesday; pretest Wednesday
Reading ~ story quiz on “Riding Freedom” will be on Thursday
Math ~wb 39
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of learning/memorizing the multiplication facts! We will have a quiz on the multiplication times tables on Wednesday. The quiz will be timed because the knowledge of the times tables MUST be quick and accurate.
Reading ~ new vocabulary for “Riding Freedom” ~ words were defined today in class
Spelling ~ wb 196-197-198 due on Wednesday; writing assignment due on Wednesday; pretest on Wednesday
This week’s Week in a Peek” is being sent home in the weekly envelope.
Welcome back to a new calendar year. We are starting new lessons in math (multiplication), English (pronouns), Religion (Resurrection/Ascension), Social Studies (Southeast Region), and a new story in Reading next week. A map of the SE states/capitals is being sent home today. Work on learning all 12 states/capitals for a quiz later on in the month. Also, Book-It reports will be due on Monday, January 7th. We have mass on Friday, and students need to wear mass uniforms.
Math ~ complete wb 37 (all) for tomorrow, Thursday, January 3rd. Work on learning and/or remembering the basic multiplication facts 0-9.
Tuesday, December 18
Reading ~ reread story pages 295-300; quizzes Thursday
Math ~ Chapter 3 Test Wednesday
PLEASE ~ return signed Progress Reports and weekly envelope
ATTENTION PLEASE!!! ~ We are having a huge problem with remembering things! Believe me, I know that it is just days from vacation and Christmas, but not having books, homework assignment forms, and gym clothes/basketball clothes/library books is UNACCEPTABLE! For the next few days I am requiring all students to show parents their homework assignment form AND GET IT SIGNED OR INITIALED!
Also, please remember to send in lunch money for the month of January.
Book-It forms for January are going home today. They are due January 6th.
Monday, December 17
Reading ~ read “Jose! Born to Dance” 289- 294; quiz on vocabulary and story will be on Thursday
Don’t forget… Advent donation for the shut ins (Grade 4 conditioner) and monetary donation for Haversack family
Also, Mrs. Simpson sent home a letter about the German class party… did you see it?
Mrs. Davidson and Mrs. Spencer sent home a note about our class Christmas party on Friday… did you see this one too?
Thursday, December 13
Spelling ~ Test Friday
Religion ~ Chapter Test HAS BEEN MOVED to Monday
Mass on Friday, December 14
Remember to bring in the Advent donations ~ conditioner and monetary donations
Wednesday, December 12
Spelling ~ test will be Friday for those students who did not get 100% on the pretest
English ~ Chapter 2 test on nouns will be on Thursday
Religion ~ Test on Friday
Remember to bring in the conditioner for our Advent Service Project. Also, remember we are collecting for the Haversack family ~ monetary donations only please.
Tuesday, December 11
Spelling ~ complete wb 112-113-114 including the letter described on wb 112; pretest on Wednesday and homework is due
Social Studies ~ Chapter 2 test on Wednesday; Chapter 2 notebook is due on Wednesday
MOVIE @ Ritz ~ dress warmly; wear sneakers for safe and quick walking
please click on link above to access December 10-14 Week in a Peek
Thursday, December 6
Spelling ~ retake test Friday, if needed
Reading ~ vocabulary and story quizzes
Book-It reports due tomorrow
Wednesday, December 5
Spelling ~ retake test Friday, if needed
Reading ~ reread pages 262-271
Math ~ wb 31 (complete 20 & 21)
Book-It Reports due Friday and Ritz movie letters went home today. Look over letter, pick out candy, and return form.
Tuesday, December 4
Reading ~ reread pages 262-266 of “Dr. Mr. Winston”
Spelling ~ wb 100-101-102; write story about submarine trip using 5 spelling words
Book-It is due on Friday
Work on gathering up some names and addresses of friends/family who live in the USA (other than PA) for our upcoming postcard project
Monday, December 3
Spelling ~ wb 100-101-102; spelling test Tuesday (oops I forgot on Friday ~ sorry)
Math ~ wb 29 choose any 8 problems and solve them on paper
Thursday, November 29
Spelling ~ Test on consonant cluster words on Friday
English ~ quiz on collective nouns
Mass @ 12:05 ~ wear mass uniform; wear pants or tights girls
Wednesday, November 28
Spelling ~ complete the spelling booklet on consonant clusters; pretest will be tomorrow (Thursday)
Math ~ wb 27 (17-23); show all your work; math quiz on addition with regrouping tomorrow
English ~ wb 28 (all); quiz on Friday will be on COLLECTIVE NOUNS
Reading ~ bring in items for a collage (magazine pictures, photos, miscellaneous fabric, nature, stuff)
Spelling ~ booklet on consonant clusters due on Thursday; pretest on Thursday
English ~ complete wb 29 (16-17-18-19) with a noun MUST BE SPELLED CORRECTLY
Monday, November 26 ~ Tuesday, November 27
Remember tomorrow, Tuesday, is the final t-shirt for canned goods day. Fourth Grade did an incredible job collecting canned goods!
Reading ~ we will be working on our very own Uncle Romie/Romere Bearden collages this week ~ think of a subject you would like to represent in your very own collage ~ start looking for materials (pictures and such) that you want to use on your collage
Monday, November 19
Reading ~ vocabulary and story quizzes for “Me and Uncle Romie” will be on Tuesday
Spelling ~ test on 20 list words will be Tuesday (for those who did not get a 100% last Wednesday)
Religion ~ Chapter 4 test will be given on Wednesday morning
T-shirt for canned good Tuesday!
Carnival money and forms may be brought in tomorrow.
Grade 4 will be doing the readings at mass on Wednesday since we missed school mass last Friday. Please join us to celebrate Thanksgiving mass at 10:00 Wednesday.
Snow day #2!
We will be having spelling test and English quiz on Monday. I’m not a fan of Monday assessments, but we will review prior to beginning the quiz.
Well, our first snow day… in November!
Spelling ~ test will be given on Friday, 11/16
English ~ quiz on possessive nouns will be on Friday, 11/16, as well
Reading ~ we will go over “Me and Uncle Romie” and continue to discuss page 243; vocabulary quiz and story quiz will be rescheduled for next week (exact day to be determined); think of an idea for a collage ~ we will be trying our hand at Uncle Romie aka Romere Bearden next week
Mass ~ as of now we will be attending mass at 12:05; practice your reading parts and wear mass uniforms; everyone grab a warm coat, gloves or mittens, and a hat and girls wear tights with your uniform skirt
Wednesday, November 14
Spelling ~ test if need to take it Friday
Reading ~ reread pages 236-243; read over 243 carefully (possible quiz material)
English ~ possessive noun quiz
Tuesday, November 13
Parents * Please sign and return report cards as soon as possible.
* Return the Spiral Math folders and Spelling composition notebooks ~ ASAP ~ the kids need to use both this week!
* We are planning this week’s mass and doing the readings, introduction, and petitions as well as taking up the gifts ~ join us if you are able.
Spelling ~ wb 88-89-90 spelling words with /ou/ and /o/ sounds; write an email telling someone about a sporting event ~ kids may actually write this assignment as an email and send it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org); workbook pages and email assignment are due on Wednesday; pretest Wednesday (11/14)
Reading ~ reread pages 232-235 “Me and Uncle Romie”
English ~ we are preparing for a singular and plural possessive quiz on Thursday; complete the ws with 10 nouns written in their singular form, singular possessive, plural form and plural possessive form); YOU MUST BRING IT TO SCHOOL TOMORROW
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Thursday, November 8
Math ~ wb 26 (solve actual problem with mentally estimating #16, 18, 20, 22)
Spelling ~ pretest and homework are due
Math ~ Chapter 2 Test on Wednesday
Monday, November 5
Spelling ~ 20 list words with silent consonant; complete wb 372-373-374 which is due on Wednesday; write a paragraph using 5 spelling words to review a documentary on Egyptian pyramids (read about this assignment further on wb 372); pretest Wednesday
Reading ~ story quiz on “Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies” and “How Did They Do That”; it would be helpful to reread both selections
English ~ I wrote one noun on everyone’s homework form (in the notes section); students should write that word as a plural, as a singular possessive, as a plural possessive ~ Example follows ~ kite, kites, kite’s and kites’ Another example ~ mouse, mice, mouse’s, mice’s
T-shirt Tuesday for canned good & jeans for pop donation for the festival.
click on the link above to access the November 5 – 9 plans
Tuesday, October 30
Spelling ~ homework wb 76-77-78 due; don’t forget to write that paragraph telling about how you check or proofread your work ~ use 5 spelling words; pretest Wed.
Reading ~ reread 203-207 in text
English ~ quiz on plural nouns
Dismissal @ 11:00 to go get lunch and ready for the parade and party!
Reading ~ We went over a new list of 10 vocabulary words for the selection “Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies”
Religion ~ Chapter 3 Test
Spelling ~ vowel sound of long and short /oo/ word list; complete wb. 76-77-78 and writing assignment using 5 spelling list words (assignment is explained on wb. 76); assignments are due on Wednesday; pretest Wednesday
English ~ practice changing singular nouns to plural; quiz on singular and plural nouns on Wednesday
Click on link below to access Oct. 29-Nov. 2
Thursday, October 25
Math ~ complete 2 estimation problems from page 82
Spelling ~ test if not get 100%
Reading ~ vocabulary and story quizzes “Invasion from Mars”
Wednesday, October 24
Spelling ~ Test on Friday if no 100% today; bonus word is attitude for Friday
Reading ~ Finish reading “Invasion from Mars” pages 182-185
Math ~ work on addition and subtraction facts
Tuesday, October 23
Spelling ~ hw due and pretest on Wednesday
Reading ~ reread 176-181
English ~ quiz on common and proper nouns; wb 22 would be great practice
Monday, October 22
Spelling ~ wb.64-65-66; write 5 sentences about a job using 5 spelling words; this week’s words focus on the long and short o sound (multiple ways of spelling the same sound!);
Click on the link below to access (October 22-26 Week in a Peek)
Thursday, October 18
Social Studies ~ Test on Chapter 1; notebook due; we thoroughly reviewed the vocabulary, short answer, and essay questions for the test; wb 1 -11 would provide additional information to help with studying
Spelling ~ test on homophone list part 2
Book-It Reports are due on November 2
Monday, October 15
Reading ~ reread story “Hoderi the Fisherman” pages 158-160; story quiz will be on Wednesday
Spelling ~ homophone list Part 2; homework is ws with sentences and write a paragraph or story in spelling notebook using 2 pairs (4 spelling words); hw due Wed.; pretest Wednesday
English ~ find 6 nouns (the words) in magazines, newspaper, junk mail; cut the six words out and put them in envelope or baggie for homework
Social Studies ~ Chapter 1 Test on Friday; Chapter 1 SS notebook is due on Friday
Thursday, October 11
Reading ~ change of plans… reading vocabulary word quiz ONLY; we will NOT be having a story quiz on “Stormalong” until NEXT week
Spelling ~ test on the 20 homophone word list; bonus words are their, there, and they’re
Wednesday, October 10
English ~ Test on chapter 1; text pages 24 and 25 great review pages; wb. 1-15 (except 12-13)
4 types of sentences
declarative ~ tell
interrogative ~ ask
imperative ~ order or direction
subject and predicate of sentences
subject ~ who or what is doing something
predicate ~ what action or being is going on)
simple, complete, compound subject and predicate
Reading ~ reread pages 143-148 of “Stormalong”
Continue practicing mass readings for Friday
Tuesday, October 9
Reading ~ reread pages 138-143
Spelling ~ complete wb. 52-53-54
English ~ do wb 14 (1-7) and wb 15 (1-4); we have an English Chapter test on Thursday ~ compound sentences will be a part of it;
Monday, October 8
Reading ~ we defined 10 words for the story “Stormalong”; for homework complete the vocabulary worksheet and write 5 sentences using vocab. words ~ due Tuesday
Spelling ~ homophone list of 20 words; bonus words ~ their, there, they’re ~ must get all three used properly and spelled correctly; wb 52-53-54 due Wednesday; writing assignment this week is to use a pair of spelling words in a riddle (example~ What did the woman notice when she visited the ocean? She could see the sea.)
Rosary Lady, Mrs. Margie Walsh, visited 4th Grade today. Her enthusiasm and faith are so inspiring and hopefully contagious. Ask your child what he/she learned today ~ 2 1/2 minutes per decade…
Click link below for Week in a Peek for October 1 – 5
Thursday, October 4
Terra Nova testing is complete for Grade 4! Thank you to all the students for their hard work and great effort. If your child was absent and/or missed a portion of the test, I will be scheduling the time for them to make up their tests. On another note, I think it would be nice for one more day of a simple snack to finish out the week.
Happy Feast of St. Francis to you all!
Wednesday, October 3
Feast of St. Francis ~ Wear mass uniform/mass is at 12:05
Blessing of the Pets @ 2:00
Bring SPCA donations
Religion ~ Chapter 2 Test
Terra Nova testing wraps up today ~ students who need to make up tests will be given time/day to finish
Tuesday, October 2
Terra Nova testing continues on Wednesday.
Grade 4, don’t forget to do your French homework and bring it and your binder to school.
Book-It reports were handed out today. Each student is required to read one chapter book each month and complete a Book Report Fun worksheet. This worksheet has a student summarize the elements of the story (including characters, setting, main events, conflict, and conclusion). Every section must be completed in full and complete sentence form. This worksheet/report is not optional. Each month, the students will receive a coupon from Pizza Hut for an individual pan pizza. I realize not every student likes Pizza Hut, however, I am require them to read and summarize one book monthly. The October Book-It report is due on Friday, Nov. 2nd. Below is the form that students are to complete after finishing their October chapter book.
Thursday, September 27
Reading ~ reread “The Power of W.O.W.!” and study vocabulary words; quiz on story comprehension and vocabulary Friday
Spelling ~ test on Friday if you didn’t get 100% on pretest
THINK ~ think of some ideas for the Grade 4 Museum
Wednesday, September 26
Reading ~ reread Act II pages 116-121 of “The Power of W.O.W.!” ; practice vocabulary
Spelling ~ test on Friday if you didn’t get 100% on pretest
Math ~ chapter 1 test
Tuesday, September 25
Reading ~ reread Act I pages 112-115 of “The Power of W.O.W.!” practice reading vocabulary words
Spelling ~ wb 40-41-42 are due tomorrow/Wed. Also, write paragraph in spelling composition book about voyage; pretest Wednesday
Math ~ test on Chapter 1 on Thursday (rounding, place value, word form, standard form, expanded form, making change, comparing, & ordering numbers
French Class tomorrow ~ bring your French binder and homework
Monday, September 24
Reading ~ we defined words in our vocabulary notebooks for our new story “The Power of W.O.W.!”
Spelling ~ long and short o sound; complete wb 40-41-42; write a paragraph about a voyage to another country using 5 spelling words; due Wednesday; pretest Wednesday
click on link below to access Week in a Peek
Tuesday, September 18
Math ~ Quiz on rounding and estimation
Spelling ~ hw pages 28-29-30 in workbook are due; writing assignment wb 28 (rules about zoo) using 5 spelling words is due; pretest Wednesday
This is revised ~ click above to access document.
Monday, September 17
Spelling ~ wb. 28-29-30; write zoo rules (as per wb 28 bottom); due on Wednesday; pretest Wednesday; final spelling test on Thursday this week only
Math ~ wb 10
English ~ quiz Tuesday on simple and complete subjects and predicates
Thursday ~ September 13
We will have a spelling test on Friday. Only the students who did not get a 100% on the pretest need to take the test. All students will spell the bonus word (reveal).
Reading ~ Vocabulary quiz on the 10 words from “My Brother Martin” will be on Friday. We also will have a quiz on details and comprehension of the story.
Monday/Tuesday September 10/11 ~ Story for the week is “My Brother Martin” and spelling list is long and short e sound
Spelling ~ wb 16-17-18 is due on Wednesday; complete the three wb pages and write a paragraph (directions on wb 16 bottom) in spelling notebook;
pretest is on Wednesday
Math ~ solve one problem making change by counting up (use the worksheet I gave you)
Reading ~ Reread pages 50-53 of the story “My Brother Martin”
Click on the link below to access this week’s (September 10-14) Week in a Peek, an overview of what’s happening in Fourth Grade.
Thursday, September 6
ONE TIME ONLY…Mrs. Clancy has given the students permission to wear shorts and/or skorts on a mass day. Because of the uncomfortable temperatures, she is making this one time exception to the mass uniform.
Reading ~ Vocabulary and story comprehension quiz on Friday. Story comprehension questions include questions about setting, plot, and characters as well as questions about narration and flashbacks.
Spelling ~ Students who did not get 100% on the pretest will need to take their spelling test tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 4
Thank you everyone for getting those textbooks covered! Tonight’s homework is…
Reading ~ reread pages 22-26 of the story “Because of Winn Dixie.” DO NOT finish reading the story ~ we will make some predictions about what we think will happen next and finish reading in class tomorrow.
Spelling ~ workbook 4-5-6 are due Wednesday, along with a spelling pretest. We went over these pages last week and had a great deal of time to get it done. Also, remember to do the writing assignment about a sporting record that was broken. Do the writing assignment in your spelling notebook (the one I gave you last week).
Don’t forget to look over the new menu and hand it in by Friday!
Tuesday, August 28
Spelling ~ Homework wb 4-5-6 was explained today. It will be due NEXT Wednesday, Sept. 5. Normally, I will assign spelling on Mondays, and it will be due the following Wednesday. We have a strange schedule for this week. We are doing long and short a. There is also a writing assignment on wb 4. Students should write the assignment in the spelling notebook I gave them today. The pretest on these 20 words and the bonus (champion) will be on September 5th.
2018-2019 Fourth Grade Parents and Students ~ Click below on the Week in a Peek to open the document. I intend to post a weekly post with tests, events, and general information on the Fourth Grade page.
Good Tuesday Morning! Summer vacation is rapidly drifting away, and our thoughts are turning to a new school year. I have a quote (from Lucy Montgomery) on my desk that reads, “Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet.” If we approach each day, each week, each month and year with that idea, perhaps we can approach it all fresh, bright, and enthusiastically!
Tomorrow is the annual Back to School Picnic. I hope to see you there. Packets will be available at that time, or you can pick them up in the school office in the days following.
Fourth Grade students will need very little in terms of school supplies to get started. I ask each student to bring/get 5 book covers/jackets to cover their hardback books. Also, a one subject notebook will be needed, along with some pencils.
See you all soon. Enjoy the remaining days of summer vacation!