Welcome to 4th Grade!

“Teach Us Wisdom, Teach Us Love”

Please take a minute to look over last year’s homework, field trip photos, and newsletters! Updates for the 2019-2020 school year are coming soon!

If you are looking for ways to support our classroom, head on over to our Amazon Wish List. I have added special classroom supplies, games, read alouds, and more! Don’t forget to order through smile.amazon.com and support our school! Thanks so much!

 

UPCOMING DATES:

August & September:

Wednesday, August 28th – Back-to-School BBQ from 5:00-7:30pm
See your new classroom!

Tuesday, September 3rd – First Day of 4th Grade!

Thursday, September 12th – Back to School Night (Parents only!)

 

 UPCOMING DATES:

April

Tuesday, April 16th – Field Trip to MOHAI

Friday, April 19th – Good Friday
Stations of the Cross at NOON, Soup Lunch to Follow, then Silent Dismissal *ALL DAY – Food and Clothing Drive!!*

April 22-26 – Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

April 30 – Class Picture Day – WEAR YOUR UNIFORM!

May

Wednesday, May 1st – May Crowning
Bring a flower to crown Mary!

Friday, May 24th – NO SCHOOL
Teacher Inservice Day

Monday, May 27th – NO SCHOOL
Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30th – Math Carnival @ 2pm (hosted by 4th Grade)

Friday, May 31st – Fly-Up Day and Field Day

June

Thursday, June 6th – 8th Grade Graduation @ 5pm

Wednesday, June 12th – No Mass Today

Friday, June 14th – Last Day of School!
9:00am Mass and 10:30 Dismissal

 

Catholic School’s Week 2019

Sunday January 27 – St. Madeleine Sophie Open House (9:30 am & 12:30 pm) Wear a school uniform at Mass and get a free dress pass!

Monday January 28 – School Spirit Dress Up Day

Tuesday January 29 – Pajama Day

Wednesday January 30 – Grandfriends Day / Pancake Breakfast – Full Uniform Day

Thursday January 31 – Dress up: “Who I look up to” / “My Hero”

Friday February 1 – Matching Day! (Match with your friends and classmates!) Global Reading Challenge @ 1pm

Update 5/18

Happy Friday, Everyone!

I am so excited to share with you all the fun we have been having in 4th Grade. Although we are close to the end of the year, the learning has not stopped!

In Science, students are learning about energy. They’ve explored electrical, light, and mechanical energy so far. They had a blast learning about circuits and making catapults.

In Math, we dove head-first into fractions and I love how interested the students are to learn new concepts like comparing fractions, converting to mixed numbers, and more!

In Social Studies, we continue to learn about Washington’s history. The students are learning about the process of becoming a state, and what groups of people contributed to agriculture, business, and more.

In ELA, we had a blast exploring puns. Students did a lot of work manipulating words and interpreting them in different ways. I hope you saw all their hard work with puns on their Mother’s Day Cards!

Each month, the class focuses on a value. This month, the students have been learning and exploring the value of Self Confidence. We’ve done a lot of great activities and I’ve learned so much more about each of them.  Building on that, as an end of the year celebration, we do a countdown to the last day of school. Each day, we pop a balloon containing a mystery student’s name. That day, they are our VIP and get celebrated all day long! It’s a great way to end the school year on a high note.

The VIP gets a special desk, fun materials to use, and a personalized note from Ms. DiGirolamo!

Important Dates:

May 25 – No School (Teacher Accreditation Work Day)

May 28 – No School (Memorial Day)

June 1 – Fly Up Day & Field Day (send 4th graders to school in sunscreen and a blue shirt!)

Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend!

Ms. DiGirolamo

Update 4/27

Hello Fourth Grade Families,

Thanks for your patience in these busy spring weeks! I’m excited to tell you all about what the 4th Graders have been up to. After we got back from Spring Break, we attended our much anticipated Field Trip to MOHAI in Seattle. There, students were able to explore Washington’s history in a hands-on and engaging way. It was so fun!

Each small group was given an artifact that they had to investigate and decide if it belonged to explorers, pioneers, native peoples, emigrants or farmers.
It takes skill to make it all the way to the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Many of us died of snakes bites, cholera, and exhaustion! How exciting!

The 4th Graders have been excited to learn all about the Oregon Trail and Westward Expansion these last few weeks. It was so great to see the level of engagement and deeper understanding they experienced after playing the original 1992 Oregon Trail Game! Anyone else remember playing this in school?

In Religion, we have started learning our last prayer for the year, the Memorare. The Memorare is a beautiful prayer to Mary often prayed as part of the Rosary. Students are also learning the Beatitudes and even heard a super cool rap about them! 😉

In Writing, we have been exploring Figurative Writing. From alliteration, hyperbole, and idioms to metaphors and similes, the class has been having a ball! They are like mini Einsteins with their writing and use of figurative language. I am a terribly tickled teacher!

I hope you’ve been enjoying this beautiful weather!

Upcoming Events/Deadlines:

  • May 4th – Scholastic Order Forms Due & T-Shirt Orders Due
  • May 11th – Spring Fling
  • May 16-17th – Spring Musical – “High School Musical 2” (Can’t wait to see you there!)
  • May 25th – No School. Accreditation day for Faculty
  • June 1st – Field Day

Have a great weekend!!

 

Ms. DiGirolamo