We have had a great start to the year! This week, we will dismiss at our usual time of 2:00 on Wednesday. We will have Mass on Wednesday and Thursday this week, so students need to remember their Mass uniforms on both days. Please remember that students need to be in the classroom and unpacked at 8:00. If you drop your student off after 8:00, you now must go in and sign them in at the office.

Students will hear about our band program on Thursday. If they are interested in joining, they can preview instruments next week. Band meets every Thursday right after Mass.

Students will bring home a packet on Monday that will detail our policies and procedures. There are many pages that both students and parents need to look over together and sign. Packets should be returned by Wednesday. Students need to keep the packet at school for reference.

Here is what we are working on this week:


We are working on place value and properties of addition and multiplication.


Social Studies– 

We are discussing the importance of maps, features of maps and the types of maps.



Students attend Religion class with Mrs. Tieken.


Reading/Language Arts:

Reading skill: We will work on close reading and answering questions by citing evidence from the text.

Vocabulary: Students will begin working with vocabulary list 1. We will work with these words this week to get ready for a quiz next week.

Grammar skills: Complete sentences versus fragments review; types of sentences

Reading Log:   Due 8/17

**Book contracts must be filled out for all books that students are reading for reading logs and AR tests.

All students must have one AR novel read by Sept. 7 and have AR test taken for a grade. Genre assigned is their choice. See handout coming home for more details.


We are learning about scientific questions, observations, and inferences this week.



Monday:  Music 2:00-2:40

Tuesday: PE 2:00-2:40 (bring clothes)

Wednesday: Library 12:30-1:15

Thursday: Mass 8:30-9:15, Band 9:30-10:15*,  Art 2:00-2:40

Friday:  PE 1:15-2:00 (bring clothes)


4th Math

We will use place value to write numbers in words and expanded form, as well as compare and order them.