APRIL : Spring has sprung in Grade 4

 Mrs. Heather Hirschkoff – 4th Grade Teacher

email: hhirschkoff@spacschool.com

 

Family Prayer in Easter Time: Father of love, hear our prayers. Help us to know your will and to do it with courage and faith. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who suffered, died for our sins, resurrected, and now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen

Important News from the Teacher:

 Homework Suggested:

  • Read 20 mins (New novel: By the Great Horn Spoon and packets  are a priority)
  • Math Exercises and facts practice
  • Review notes regularly
  • Study/Review/Revise/Sign REPORTS and Graded Tests.

Parent Volunteers appreciated for Serving food for our class booth on May 19th

  • Field trip Permission and payments

APPRECIATED:

Novels for class: By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman, The Borrowers by E. B. White, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

  • Drivers  in May for Riley’s Farm May 21st!
  • Student Ambassadors for Sun Masses- Service Hours Requirement!
  • Communication Folder CMG Connect

What’s Happening in 4th Grade!

  • Religion- Prayers to know: Rosary prayers and sequence, Mass Responses, Liturgical Calendar: Easter and Unit 2:Ten Commandments. St. Mary our Blessed Mother
  • Reading-Fiction and  Non Fiction Selections, Summary, Plot, and Fluency
  • Novel: By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman
  • L. Arts- Parts of Speech Unit wrap up, Wordly Wise Vocabulary/Spell and persuasive writing process- sentences to multiple paragraph structures: Report of Information
  • Math- Fractions- variety of concepts and operations, Math Facts Fluency, Academic language terms,
  • Science- Forms of Energy: + STEM lab. Electricity and Magnetism Unit wrap up
  • S.S. California Government changes, Explorers up to emigration with Gold Rush
  •  Important Dates
  • April 13 Rosary led by our class @ 2:30
  • April 17  Get On The Bus toy and game donations
  • April 20 Minimum Day
  • April 21 Daddy/Daughter Dance
  • April 26 Trimester 3 Progress Reports
  • April 27 Mismatch Dress Day
  • UPCOMING:
  • May 1 Fr. Jerry Visit
  • May 9 May Crowning
  • May 10 Fr. Ramon Visit
  • May 13 Mother’s Day
  • May 18+19 Taste of the Ballparks Event – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • May 21 Field trip Riley’s Farm
  • Collect Get On The Bus toy and game donations from each student/family  appreciated 
  • Math Sites:
  • Practice your math facts – must KNOW your multiplication and division facts
  • www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Index.htmlhttps://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcardswww.mathfactspro.com/
  • www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm
  • www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm
  • Suggested Reading List:
  • Hoot by Carl HiaasenFriends: Making Them and Keeping Them by Patty Kelley Criswell
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing series by Judy Blume
  • Give Glory to God in All That We Do!
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Family Prayer in Ordinary Time: Father of love,hear our prayers. Help us to know your will and to do it with courage and faith. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen

Important News from the Teacher:

Homework Suggested:

  • Read 20 mins (New Book Report and CA Mission Projects Completion is a priority)
  • Math facts practice
  • Study/Review/Sign PROGRESS REPORTS and Graded Tests

NEED:

  • Drivers  in March for U.S.S. Midway (TBD)
  • Valentine’s Day Items Feb 13th celebration sign up
  • Student Ambassadors for Sun Masses
  • Communication Folder CMG Connect              
  • Certification for Volunteers and Drivers!

What’s Happening in 4th Grade!

  • Religion-  Prayers to know: Act of Contrition  and Mass Responses, Liturgical Calendar : Lent and Unit 2 Ten Commandments. St. John Bosco and  St. Therese (The Little Flower)
  • Reading- Non Fiction Selections
  • Novel: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • L. Arts- Focus on Parts of Speech, Wordly Wise Vocabulary and persuasive writing process- sentences to multiple paragraph structures: Report of Information
  • Math- Inverse Operations with Division, academic language terms, Measurement- customary and metric, and math facts emphasis. Data,Statistics, and Probability
  • Science- Forms of Energy : Motion, Sound, Light, and Heat + STEM lab. Electricity Unit
  • S.S. California Mission System decline and Government changes

 

     Important Dates

  • Coming up in – Jan/ Feb:  Conclude Ordinary Time and start Lent
  • Jan 28th Sunday Best of All Festival after morning mass
  • Open House Activities were wonderful! Thank you for inviting friends and neighbors to consider our fabulous school
  • Jan 29th- Feb 2nd Catholic Schools Week activities daily
  • Feb 8th Bring food for Nun’s show
  • Feb 9th Rosary 2:30
  • Feb 10th Funny Nun’s show
  • Feb 13 Valentines gathering
  • Feb 14 Ash Wednesday 8:30 Mass
  • Feb 16/19 NO SCHOOL- President’s Day Weekend
  • Feb 23 Tacky Tourist theme dress day

Give Glory to God in All That We Do!

 

 Math-

Practice your math facts – must know your multiplication and division facts

 

 

Math Sites:

www.mathplayground.com/ASB_Index.html

www.abcya.com/math_facts_game.htm

https://www.factmonster.com/math/flashcards

www.playkidsgames.com/games/mathfact/mathFact.htm

www.mathfactspro.com/

 Reading – See List Below

Suggested Reading List:

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

Friends: Making Them and Keeping Them by Patty Kelley Criswell

The 39 Clues series

The Lightening Thief series

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Drita, My Homegirl by Jenny Lombard

The Winner’s Walk by Nancy Ruth Patterson

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

Tofu Quilt by Ching Yeung Russell

Oggie Cooder by Sarah Weeks

Lincoln and His Boys by Rosemary Wells

Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret (goes with our weather unit)

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Baseball Saved Us by Ken Mochizuki

She Touched the World by Sally Hobart Alexander

Fourth Grade Celebrity, Gift Of The Pirate Queen, Girl Who Knew It All, Left-Handed Shortstop, Rat Teeth, Winter Worm Business, Nory Ryan’s Song, Lily’s Crossing, (and others) by Patricia Reilly Giff

Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling

A Series of Unfortunate Events books by Lemony Snicket

Hardy Boys Series

Nancy Drew Series

The Spiderwick Chronicle series by Tony DiTerlizzi

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo