4th Grade Weekly Overview

Week of January 7th through January 11th  

I hope that everyone experienced a joyous and restful Christmas break. The month of January will be busy with getting back into our routines  and preparing for Catholic Schools Week, which includes Open House, at the end of the month. Additionally, there are two weeks in the month of January that are short due to a Diocesan Staff Development day on Friday January 18th and the Martin Luther King Jr holiday on January 21st. We also have 4th grade family mass next Sunday January 13th. I hope to see many of you in attendance.

Students were given a notice prior to the Christmas break regarding the annual SPN Oratorical festival. All 4th graders need to submit a photocopy or printout of their 14 – 20 lines selection to me for review and approval by this Tuesday, January 8th. For a longer work, students can recite a portion of it. The title of the selection, author’s name, and student’s name should be provided on the copy submitted. Every student must commit their selection to memory to recite in class the week of January 14th. Four students will be selected to represent our class at the SPN Oratorical festival during Catholic Schools Week.

If you have questions or would like to discuss anything about your student, please feel free to contact me to schedule a time to meet.  I greatly appreciate your continued partnership and support in helping your student to be successful.

Peace & blessings, 

Mr. Sahlman

English Language Arts
English language arts – please refer to the ELA and Social Studies weekly update for information
Writing – Informative Writing- Mission Brochure drafts

Math
Fractions & decimal relationships
Ordering fractions & decimals on a number line
Unit review of fractions & decimals
Unit assessment of fractions & decimals

Religion
The Death & Resurrection of Christ

Social Studies
Please refer to the ELA and Social Studies weekly update for information

Science
Human Machine: Body Senses & the Brain Mystery 3: How can animals see in the dark?

Assessments & Major assignments due
Friday – Math Unit 3 assessment; study guide due

Calendar items

January 7th – School resumes after Christmas break
January 14th – Free dress for January birthdays
January 18th – Staff development day, No School
January 21st – Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, No school
January 22nd – Dine and donate at Otaez
January 27th – Catholic Schools Week Open House 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
January 27th – February 1st – Catholic Schools Week

Reminders:
Wednesday is always 2:10 dismissal unless noted
Full uniform on all mass days, including Tuesday daily mass (No shorts, sweatshirts required)
Library books are due every Monday

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