Week of April 18th

sunDear 4A Families,

Another beautiful weekend! Looks like a warm week ahead, it is good for the students to have a water bottle to keep hydrated. We have a great week of learning ahead along with a performance from the Kennedy Jazz Band and a classroom visit from Fr. Oakland, both on Wednesday.

ZZ12C98E42This coming Sunday, April 24 at the 8:30 am Mass we are hoping to have as many 4th graders as possible participate with the choir singing the beautiful song written by Bob Ingalls, in honor of the Holy Father’s “Year of Mercy”.  Permission slips were sent out last week. Let me know if you need a new copy or you can run it off from this link. Thank you to those families that have already returned their permission slips. Please turn in slips no later than this Thursday. Hope to see you there!

Language Arts: Students will be finishing up writing and presenting their mini bio posters this week along with a one-two minute presentation to practice for their Oral Biography.  Hopefully the students are close to completing their 10 entries for Flat Stanley.  The booklets did contain 13 pages.  We will be completing an extra final page once the books come back to school as a special final entry so it is helpful if they keep at least one page empty.  If they have already filled in all 13 I can always add another!

Spelling: Lists were passed out last Friday for Unit 20. This week’s words all have final “le” or “en”.

Reading: We have an exciting week planned in reading. The students will be reading, practicing and presenting a reader’s theater performance of Chris Van Allsburg’s wonderful story Jumagi. This is another great way for the students to practice presentation skills for their upcoming oral biography. We will include the PVlegs presentation skills into our practices.

Religion:  The Beatitudes continue to be our focus. We will ask Fr. Oakland to talk about the Beatitudes as well.

Math: Look math homework Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week on fractions. The Weekly Review sheet will also be coming home on Monday and will be due on Friday.  I will be challenging the students with larger numbers this week.

untitledWe have only 8 weeks of school left!  It is easy to get off track and start dreaming of summer, but these final weeks of the school year are very important.  Thank you for your assistance at home keeping your children attentive and focused on their studies.  Ending the year strong is a great way to top off a wonderful school year!


Have a wonderful week everyone!