||Fourth Grade Newsletter
Our Mission: At Shrine Catholic Grade School we try to exemplify Christ by praying, learning, and growing together.
Week of October 20, 2014
The permission slip and payment are due by Tuesday for our field trip to Saint Anne's, Mexican Village, and Assumption Grotto.
Religion-The information on our field trip is on the website under "Your Fourth Grade Teachers". Please print out the permission slip and fill it out. Slips and money are due by October 21st.
Join us if you can for Mass on Tuesday! After Mass, there's Adoration. It's a blessing for us to spend time in silence listening and talking to Jesus present on the altar.
The students show off their skills using the Bible Wednesday with a test. The kids will receive the study guide Monday. After Wednesday, we focus on the lives of the saints as guides for us.
Ask you child about the broken plate example and the Fruit of Gentleness!
Science-WOW! The Crazy Creatures are wonderful! There were many students who wanted to share their creatures to the class. It wasn't required, but many kids wanted to present and take questions from their classmates. Very entertaining!
We've moved into plant adaptations. Plants are an integral part of our lives. When we have a better understanding of their structures, and how they create their own food, we appreciate their importance in our lives. Plants are the lungs of our world! Without them, we would be in big trouble!
Reading- This week we will be reading Coyote School News, a historical fiction story from the text. This story is brimming with Spanish words and it's a great opportunity to use context clues to decipher their meanings. We'll have a little history lesson in relation to the story regarding the Gadsden Purchase. Students will also be practicing drawing conclusions from text. That means, understanding or figuring something out even though it isn't stated in black and white.
English- We begin working with possessive nouns. Possessive nouns show ownership. Both singular and plural nouns can become possessive nouns. Students will practice by writing sentences using four forms of a noun. Example: dog, dogs, dog's, dogs'
Math-Algebra will be wrapped up Monday and then we'll tackle the time unit with a last first quarter test next Tuesday (probably). This Tuesday and beyond is TIME. What is it exactly? It's a somewhat difficult concept for many children to comprehend....you can't touch, smell, feel, taste, or hear it, yet we know it exists. We know time is in constant motion, moving from past to present and out into the future. We'll work to explore and experience time by understanding familiar concepts and even begin to comprehend the more mysterious qualities of the passage of time! If your child has a watch (especially if it's analog), please have them wear it to school next week. Thanks!
Social Studies-Breath-taking!!! That's how I would describe this year's clansticks. If you have an opportunity, stop by the 4th grade hallway and check them out! We will continue our study of Michigan's 6 main tribes this week as we investigate Native American culture and the impact of European influence on Michigan's Indians.
· Mrs. Gmeiner, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Frechette