Fourth-Grade Class News

Deborah Callaghn, Fourth-Grade Teacher

Friday
Mar152019

FOURTH GRADE NEWSLETTER    MARCH 15TH, 2019                             MRS. CALLAGHAN              

 

THE CLASS IS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE PLAY!  THEY ARE DOING GREAT AND IT HAS A PROFESSIONAL FEEL TO IT WITH OUR MICROPHONES AND SPOTLIGHT.  PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD HERE BETWEEN 6:30 AND 6:40PM TONIGHT.  KIDS WHO HAVE TO GET IN A COSTUME SHOULD BE HERE BY 6:30PM.  SEND THEM TO MY CLASSROOM, WHERE YOU WILL PICK THEM UP.

I WILL NOT BE HERE SATURDAY, BUT FREDERIKA SHERO WILL TAKE OVER FOR ME, KEEPING THE CLASS BEHAVED AND ON TASK.  THEY SHOULD BE HERE BY 1:40PM.

MAKE SURE THE KIDS ARE NOT HUNGRY, PLEASE.

*******remember there is NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!!!!*******

HOMEWORK WILL BE:

REWRITING THEIR FOUR DAY PARAGRAPH, MAKING IT INTO A SPECTACULAR PIECE OF WRITING, remembering to indent paragraphs, and to spell words correctly.

WORKING ON THEIR SCIENTIST REPORT.  THEY SHOULD MAKE SOME REFERENCE TO A BOOK AS WELL AS INFORMATION OFF A WEBSITE.  THEY CAN SHOW AN ILLUSTRATION FROM THEIR BOOK IF THEY CAN’T WRITE SOMETHING.  NOTE:  THEY NEED A SMALL MAP TO SHOW WHERE THEIR SCIENTIST IS FROM.

THEY SHOULD BE READING SHILOH, CHAPTERS 11 AND 12.  HOMEWORK FOR LESSON 11 AND 12 WILL BE SENT HOME.  CHAPTER 11 HOMEWORK IS DUE ON TUESDAY, CHAPTER 12 WILL BE DUE ON WEDS.

Spelling workbook page 84 is due on Tuesday.

SPELLING WORDS FOR NEXT WEEK WILL BE FROM THE STORY:  “Because of Winn-Dixie”

Assistant  consultant  coolant  defendant radiant  disinfectant  ignorant  absorbent  confident  different  engineer  activist  cyclist  motorist  pianist  typist  comedian  electrician  librarian  musician

Vocabulary words are:  prideful  snatched  select  intends  recalls  consisted

Memory for Friday:  Repent then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.    Acts  3:19

 

Enjoy your weekend.  I hope you get to enjoy something Irish this weekend.

Our class enjoyed the Trinity Irish dancers who came to our school this morning.  What a great, exciting day today.

 

Mrs. Callaghan

 

Friday
Mar082019

FRIDAY NEWSLETTER FOR FOURTH GRADE        March 8, 2019     MRS. CALLAGHAN

 

Hello families,

It has been a busy week as usual.  We have been rehearsing for the play which is next week Friday and Saturday.  If you are responsible for having a costume for your child It is needed by Monday.  If you have questions, email Mrs. Jurica, not me.

There will not be any Reading or Spelling for next week, due to all the time we will be practicing for the play.  We will have other things to do.  We will talk about our Scientist/Inventor projects.  I will demonstrate how to put the box together by showing them examples of my research and writing.

SCIENTIST REPORTS ARE DUE MARCH 22, 2019.

They should use a book and a website.  You might want to go to the library this weekend.

 

We have some makeups for next week:

Evan and Eric need to make up the Juan Verdades reading test including vocabulary on Monday.

Evan and Eric need to take Math test 11a on Monday.

 

Make ups for Spelling and Math test 11a will be on Wednesday.  Your child should have brought home their math test, So you can check their grades.

 

Read Chapter 9 in Shiloh for Monday.

Have a good weekend.

 

Mrs. Callaghan

Monday
Mar042019

FOURTH GRADE NEWSLETTER      March 1, 2019         MRS. CALLAGHAN

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR YOU TO KNOW IS THAT THE STATE POSTER IS DUE THIS MONDAY!

 

THE HOMEWORK THAT IS Due on Monday  IS:

Math lesson 61 problems 1-25    We are moving into harder math problems now

Shiloh  worksheet for chapter 8

State poster

 

The kids will get a test on Chapters 7 & 8 SHILOH  Wednesday.

 

Please keep your child well and healthy!  I had three kids out the other day and that was one third of the class.  It’s hard to move on with certain subjects with a small class.  And, I’m not blaming you, as I had a miserable bout of something, it’s just do all you can with rest, vitamins, etc. to build resistance to germs, including hand washing, clean nails, etc.

 

I will give the spelling pretest on TUESDAY.  This way I can prepare the kids for the meanings of the words for lesson 19.   Just from looking at the homework I assigned on possessives, they don’t understand.

Our story in Reading is a play, “The Case of the Too Hot Apple Cider”

Vocabulary words are:  ominous  confound  miserable  gracious  beams  self-assurance  monitor  exposed  installed  looming

Spelling words are:  babies”  baby’s   child’s  children  classes’  class’s  sheep  feet  elk  fish  fishes’  goose’s           geese  jeans  mouse’s  mice  teeth  women  woman’s  moose

MEMORY:  The books of the prophets:  Isaiah  Jeremiah  Lamentations  Ezekiel  Daniel  Hosea  Joel  Amos  Obadiah  Jonah  ( the rest will be due next week for memory)

Please look at the midterms and let me know you saw them.  I sent an email to you all on fastdirect.  If you did not receive it, please let me know.

Don’t forget your basket donation for the auction.  Time is drawing near!

 

 

Blessings,

Mrs. Callaghan

Sunday
Feb242019

FOURTH GRADE NEWSLETTER     February 21, 2019    MRS. CALLAGHAN

The students were given a state poster to complete by next Friday, March 1st.  They have been given materials to bring home and use to help fill out the poster.  They got a copy of their state map in computers.  They just need to color it one solid color.

They should use an additional website to update information.  I recommend:  National Geographic Kids  which is a terrific website;  https://www.infoplease.com/us/us-states  ;  www. 50states.com

You can also google information but please have your child look at a website about the state, as well. 

PLEASE REMEMBER TO SEND BOOTS AND SNOWPANTS FOR YOUR CHILD TO BE ABLE TO PLAY ON THE SNOWHILL.  IT GETS COLD OUTSIDE AND VERY WET ON THE SNOWHILL, SO YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO BE DRESSED APPROPRIATELY OR THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE SNOWHILL.  ALSO SEND EXTRA SOCKS FOR THEM TO KEEP IN THEIR BACKPACKS.  LABEL EVERYTHING, PLEASE.

Coming home today are math tests, 10a and retake of 9b if your child took it.  We are at the point of math where we are slowing down for me to reteach.  However, we have to keep going on.  Please look at the math tests and help your child.  We are going on to long division and fractions.

We will also start our Scientist/inventor projects, so your child needs a cereal box.  Keep it at home.  I will send all directions home on Monday.  They will have two weeks to complete it and they cannot cut and paste from the internet and put it on their box.  It must be handwritten.

I will send home a sample list of inventors and scientists today.  You may look up other scientists as the lists I have aren’t complete and exciting. 

******** Don’t forget to get something for our DOGGIE basket for our auction.  See my note with the picture of the cute dog on it.  Hang it on your fridge to remind you to do this.  I hope to see you all at the auction.  It’s a lot of fun and there are great things to bid on.

I AM ASSIGNING THE REVIEW WORDS FOR LESSON 20 TO BE OUR SPELLING WORDS FOR THIS WEEK.  WE NEED TWO WEEKS TO WORK ON UNDERSTANDING THE SPELLING WORDS FOR LESSON 19 WHICH ARE IRREGULAR PLURALS AND POSSESSIVES.  THIS WAY THE KIDS CAN HAVE TWO WEEKS TO STUDY THE WORDS AND KNOW ITS’ MEANING.

Our story, “Juan Verdades” is a tricky one to understand so it would be good if the kids would read this story at home and try to understand the riddle.  Also the vocabulary words will be the ones that go with the story.

VOCABULARY WORDS:

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY:

SPELLING WORKBOOK PAGE 80 and study these words for a pretest Monday.

KEEP READING SHILOH.  READ CHAPTER 7 FOR MONDAY. (MOST KIDS ARE DONE WITH THIS CHAPTER)

ROUGH DRAFT ABOUT THEIR FOUR DAY WEEK-END.  THEY HAVE A SAMPLE COPY OF WHAT I DID FOR THE WEEKEND TO MODEL THEIR PAPER AFTER.  THEY SHOULD WRITE OUT A FIVE PARAGRAPH PAPER, WHICH IS AN INTRODUCTORY PARAGRAPH, THREE SUPPORTING PARAGRAPHS, AND A CLOSING PARAGRAPH.  (THIS IS DUE MONDAY.  WE WILL WORK ON REWRITING THEM NEXT WEEK.)

 

Work on your poster.

 

MEMORY:  THE BOOKS OF HISTORY FROM THE BIBLE

JOSHUA, JUDGES, RUTH, 1 SAMUEL, 1 KINGS, 2 KINGS, 1 CHRONICLES, 2 CHRONICLES, EZRA, NEHEMIAH, ESTHER

 

HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!

MRS. CALLAGHAN

Thursday
Feb142019

FOURTH GRADE NEWSLETTER   February 14, 2019     Mrs. Callaghan                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Happy Valentine’s Day!  As much as the kids say they don’t like Valentine’s Day, I think they really do!  They were pretty excited about being in school today and having treats. Gavin gave out Grumpy Cat valentine’s that were perfect for our anti-Valentine’s Day sentiment in class.  Boy I can hardly wait to hear from them about love and kissing and mushy cards when they’re older.  Parents, please don’t kiss in front of them.  They think it’s gross.  It was on their list of why they don’t like Valentine’s Day.

The kids did a great job with Chapel yesterday.  We even had a snafu with the slides we had and what they had to say.  I had to have them change things at the last minute.  They told me how scared they were during the presentation, but they did a great job.  I am proud of them.

Mr. Bouman visited our class again and commented on their writing about Valentine’s Day.  He sees that they are becoming stronger writers.  I have enjoyed having him help with teaching writing skills.  It’s been fun watching them grow as writers.

We do not have school Monday nor tomorrow.  Teachers have a conference to go to.  Monday I think we all need a day to rest.  I have been sick with a horrible cold and even went to MinitClinic to make sure it wasn’t strep.  I normally bounce back quickly but this has been awful!  I have gone to bed really early each night. 

                Next week it is trying to work as much as we can on Social Studies and Science as there will be two easy projects.  We will try to do SOME work at school, but a lot has to be done at home.  I will be giving them a state to research, but I will give them information ahead of time that they will use to fill in a pre printed poster.  The Science report will be on a famous scientist or invention.  They will NEED AN EMPTY CEREAL BOX TO PUT THEIR INFORMATION ON.  Once again, it is not that hard to do.  They will give an oral report on each.

Spelling words for next week:    overbite  overboard  overdrive  overestimate  overhand overheat  overpass overreact underline  underbrush  underdeveloped  undergo  underhand  underpass   underscore  underwater  submarine  subway  overact

Vocabulary words:   they can go ahead and write their sentences if they want to:

Vast  bountiful  stature  intentions inadvertently  relentless  resourceful  roused.

DON’T FORGET OUR TALENT SHOW IS SATURDAY NIGHT AT 6:30PM!!  EVAN AND GAVIN ARE PERFORMING. DON’T MISS IT!

Get a lot of rest these next few days!  If you are shopping ask your child if they need new crayons or any other supplies.

They are having fun in computers with typing and coding!  I sat in to watch and saw how coding can help them with math, reading, and writing skills.

Blessings,

Mrs. Callaghan