||Fourth Grade Newsletter
Our Mission: At Shrine Catholic Grade School we try to exemplify Christ by praying, learning, and growing together.
Week of April 27, 2015
Religion-During Jesus' sermon on the Mount, we received the Beatitudes. These teachings Jesus lived out after He gave them to us. They illustrate ways for us to be a blessing to others. Our discussions this week will focus on memorizing the Beatitudes and delving into how to live according to them.
Science-We started filling in the weather logs this week. I'm impressed students are recognizing weather patterns in the short time we've been filling in data. Ask your child what's been happening with the times for sunrise and sunset! We'll move into air masses and their affects on weather, too.
Reading- The first round of the Declamations will be held on Tuesday. All students will present their Declamations at that time. The names of the 15 semi-finalists will be posted on Wednesday.
Our story this week is Jim Thorpe's Bright Path, a biography. Students will practice identifying facts and opinions in a story.
English- We will begin the 5 paragraph persuasive essays! Much of this work will be done in class, but students will need to type a final copy at home. Details will be coming home this week.
Math-This week we'll wrap up working with decimals as we explore "decimals as money". On Tuesday, the children will attend a Financial Literacy Workshop and then on Wednesday, we'll participate in our ANNUAL COIN SHOW. If you have cool coins or stamps (state quarter collection, foreign coins, stamp book) and you would be willing to let us look at them, we'd really appreciate it! BY Thursday we'll begin to dive into GEOMETRY as we investigate lines and line relationships.
Social Studies-Heritage Day was AMAZING! Parents, thank you so much for helping us share so many fascinating artifacts on Friday. I also wanted to tell you how beautiful Miss Raniszewski's funeral Mass was on Friday......and it really was because of our little angels. Miss R was truly smiling in heaven! The children were perfectly behaved and sang so nicely. Her family, friends and Shrine teachers were genuinely touched by this gesture. This week we'll continue working on government and we'll even try to WRITE a 4th grade bill and hopefully Governor Frechette won't VETO it! Towards the end of the week, we'll talk about what we'll see in the capitol. Each 4th grader has a booklet called YOUR STATE CAPITOL in their SS section of the portfolio....if you're joining us, you just may want to check our some of the interesting facts too! LOOK FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON FRIDAY!!!
· Mrs. Gmeiner, Mrs. Morrison, Mrs. Frechette