Dear Fourth Grade Parents,
It was great to see many of you at our Spring Festival today! A reminder that today started our “Spirit Week” and tomorrow will be wear red and blue for St. Jerome Color Day. Schedules for spirit week were sent home last week. Tuesday is “Twin Day.” Does your child have plans to wear the same thing as one or two others? I hear there are $5 tees at Old Navy. Wednesday is “Wacky Wednesday” where you can wear clothing backwards, inside-out, mismatched socks, etc. Thursday is “Crazy Hat or Hair Day” and we will also have our talent show in the afternoon. Friday is “Class Color Day.” 4th grade's color is black. There was talk of a “Men in Black” theme. So if your child has a dark/black pair of sunglasses, that can add to the look. It should be a fun week. Don't forget that Tuesday is hot dog day and that Friday will be a minimum (12 noon) dismissal day. Next Monday is the Memorial Day holiday.
Also this week, in Science we will continue our last unit from MARE, called “Seaweed Smorgasbord.” Watch for a list of foods that contain seaweed ingredients to come home. On Friday, we will have our own “smorgasbord” to taste some of these foods. If you can, please send in any food from the list that will be sent home to have students taste on Friday. We will take a survey of all foods tasted.
Have a great week!
Here's a list of some highlights in 4th grade this week:
MONDAY- Wear Red and Blue Day; Daily Oral Language, Daily Geography, Daily Writing; Spelling: Unit 32; Literature- James and the Giant Peach ch. 18-21 and vocabulary section 3; Math- Ch. 11- Geometry and Measurement: Perimeter; Religion: Pentecost and 7 Sacrament posters; Social Studies: Ch. 9, lesson 4: “A Thirsty State;” MARE- continue session 2 of “Seaweed Smorgasbord;” Library; Writing: Compare/Contrast paragraphs.
TUESDAY- Twin Day; Literature: James and the Giant Peach ch. 21-23; Math- Area; Religion: Ch. 12 Review and finish Sacrament posters; Social Studies: ch. 9 Review, including group poster; Science: Mr. McKinney/FOSS continue stream table investigation
WEDNESDAY- “Wacky Wednesday”; Daily Oral Language, Daily Geography, Daily Writing; SPANISH- 9:15-9:55; Math: Problem Solving: Tide Pool Ecosystems; Religion: Ch. 12 TEST: “Sharing in Christ's Life and Work”; Social Studies: Ch. 9- correct Review and finish/share posters; Science: make “kelp worms” and finish seaweed questions; 2:15 Dismissal
THURSDAY- Crazy Hat or Hair Day; Literature: James and the Giant Peach “What do You Really Mean?” and “Is it An Insect?” worksheets; Math- 11-7: Area of Complex Figures; P.E.; Religion: Finish Family Life Ch. 3: “The Love of Jesus”; Social Studies: Chapter 9 TEST; Talent Show
FRIDAY- Class Color Day- wear black; DOL Quiz, Spelling test - Unit 32; P.E.; Math- Chapter 11 TEST; Seaweed Smorgasbord; NOON DISMISSAL