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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Week of May 25 - 29

Congratulations to the 4th grade for EXCELLENT scores on the NYS Math test!


I went very light on the homework tonight because so many of the students were expected to attend Confirmation for their brothers and sisters tonight.

All I assigned is to read pages 170 - 180 in the Social Studies book in preparation for tomorrow's trip.

I sent home a reminder with trip details. According to the New Utrecht Historical Society, we're on rain or shine.


Read for 20 minutes.

ELA - write a good draft of your NIA thank you letter. Please have someone check it over.

Math - sheet

Religion - pages 118 - 121 about the promise of the Holy Spirit and Pentecost.


Spring concert. Students should arrive at the Old School Hall between 7 and 7:10. Pickup is in the classroom after the show.

Homework -

Math - sheet

Social Studies
- timeline sheet

No school Monday for Memorial Day.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Week of May 18 - May 22

Wednesday -

Because the students have worked so hard all year and have had to do test prep on every vacation, I'm assigning NO homework for this 5 day weekend except to relax and enjoy.

Reminder - Mass tomorrow for Ascension Thursday.

Tuesday -

REMINDER - Bake Sale tomorrow

Read for 20 minutes. In RRJ, write a paragraph sharing your thoughts about Pleasing the Ghost.

SS - study for the test and complete the essay sheet. Rewrite a good copy of your letter about the English invasion of Dutch New York.

Math - sheet about mode and range.

Monday -

A few reminders -

Please return the trip permission slips as soon as possible.

Mission Bake Sale is scheduled for Wednesday. If you promised to send in something, please send it Wednesday morning.

Read for 20 minutes and respond in RRJ.
Reading Practice book - pages 132 and 133.

SS - study for the test

Complete any of the SS or Religion classwork that you did not finish this afternoon while I was off grading state tests.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Week of May 11 - May 15

Friday -

No written homework.

Social Studies test Wednesday on Unit 2, Chapter 4, Lessons 1-3.

Thursday -

Reading - read for 20 minutes.

On construction paper, draw and color your favorite scene from Granny Torrelli to accompany your review.

Math - Daily Homework Practice Book - page 25

Social Studies - 3 sheets


Everyone (100% of the class) passed the NYS Science Test! Nice work!

Wednesday -

Religion - study for test and do the 2 essay questions on looseleaf.

Reading - read for 20 minutes

Writing - finish a good copy of your Granny Torrelli review on looseleaf.

Tuesday -

Because so many class members were involved with either the art show or the Science Fair tonight, I'm changing the Religion test to Thursday and only giving one other homework assignment. Please work on the second and third paragraphs of your Granny Torrelli review.

Congratulations to Julius and Vincent for earning an Honorable Mention in the Science Fair for their project Lemon Juice Rockets.

Congratulations to all of the students who earned a place in the Science Fair. You all did a wonderful job with your projects and deserve much credit!

Parents: ELA test results were released today so please be sure to check with your child about the score. Congratulations to all the 4th graders who performed exceptionally well on a difficult test. Well done!

Monday -

Read for 20 minutes. Begin to work on the second paragraph of your Granny Torrelli review by making a list of the things you'd like to include. Remember not to give too much of the story away.

Social Studies - Complete the sheets for Documents 1 and 2. Read and answer carefully. We will be using all 5 documents to build an essay answer by the end of the week. This is also good practice for the Grade 5 SS state test.

Religion - complete whatever pages of Chapter 13 you haven't finished (including the review pages). We will go over them tomorrow. Test is on Wednesday.

The Science Fair is Tuesday night so if you are included, be sure to practice your presentation and make sure you have all materials you need tomorrow.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers! I hope you have a lovely day.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Week of May 4 - May 8


No homework - but we are out of paper towels so any that could be sent in would be appreciated. Thanks!


Reading - 20 minutes. Respond in RRJ. Also do worksheet on timeline for passage from Lou Gehrig story.

Math - Study for test.

Religion - Read and complete pages 175 - 177.


Reading - 20 minutes. Record in RRJ.

Writing - In RRJ, write how you imagine the next scene in Granny Torrelli. Remember that the previous chapter ended with the twin boys moving into the house across from Bailey.

Math - make up 5 multiplication problems and solve them using whichever method you prefer. Remember test is on Friday so be ready to ask for help on anything you don't understand.

Social Studies - Write a letter from yourself, pretending you are a child in Dutch New Amsterdam in the late 16oo's. Be sure to include lots of details about what your life would have been like at that time.Write it on looseleaf or type if you prefer. I'll be collecting them so don't do in your notebook.


Reading - 20 minutes and respond in RRJ

Math - sheet on Lattice multiplication. If you're confused, here's a great site for step by step reminders. Cool Math 4 kids.com

Social Studies - Read pages 112 - 119 and answer all of the questions on page 119 in notebook.

Important notice -

Mrs. Bardo sent a notice home with each child today showing you how to gain access to a wonderful new online Children's art museum called Artsonia.com. Each child's artwork is on exhibit and you can actually order items (mugs, toe bags, aprons, etc.) with the artwork on them. Every child received an own individual account and access code. Please check your child's folder.


Reading - 20 minutes and respond in RRJ

Writing - Write or type the good copy of both your Daffodil and NYC poems and illustrate.

Grammar - worksheet

Math - sheet
test on Friday on double digit multiplication