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Grade 4 - Mrs. Donohue


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I have been a teacher for over 15 years. I enjoy working with students in the upper elementary grades and my favorite subjects are Social Studies and Reading. I enjoy reading and going to the beach.

Welcome Back!

Welcome to 4D!

I can't believe we are back and ready to learn!  I hope everyone had a wonderful summer!  I am looking forward to a great year of learning and fun with the students in 4D!

There is so much to learn and discover in 4th grade!  I can't wait to see how much you all grow this year!

Stay tuned for more information about our classroom and our curriculum.

-Mrs. Donohue


We are in the Home Stretch...

Wow!  June already!  We only have 12 ½ days left of 4th grade!  I can’t even believe how fast this year went by!  What a great year we have had!  I have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of my students this year.  We have a lot going on these last few days of the school year.  They include our Mass on Friday, June 2nd, 3 our day in the park, and much more!  I plan to keep the academics going in between all these fun things right up until the end!  Thank you parents for all your support this year!  I hope you all have a great and restful summer!

-Mrs. Donohue


Math:  We will continue to work with decimals over the next few days.  I will also introduce some basic Geometry concepts before the end of the year!

Book Report:  Story Cubes are due June 2nd!

Spelling:  We will work on Unit 29 during the week of May 30th.  This will be the last Spelling Unit with a test on June 2nd.

Religion:  We are preparing to present our Mass on June 2nd.

Social Studies:  Students will take the 50/50 test on June 2nd.  We will also talk about New Hampshire for the rest of the year!

We will enjoy our day in the park on June 13th.




May in 4D

I can’t believe I am saying this, but we only have 32 days left of 4th grade!  April is behind us and the beautiful May weather is upon us!  We still have lots of things to do and lots of material to cover in class, so please remind your child to stay focused and work hard until the very end!  Also, please don’t forget to check those blue and purple folders for grades!

-Mrs. Donohue

Math:  This month we will finish fractions and will move on to Geometry concepts.  In addition, we will touch on some decimal and measurement concepts.

English:  We will finish our exploration of verbs before moving onto adverbs.  We will finally write the biography about someone we know.  We will then move onto a fun project using alliteration to end the year.

Reading:  We will read more selections from our Reading Street book.  We will read a selection titled The Case of the Gasping Garbage, which is a mystery and How Tia Lola Came to Stay, which is a cute realistic fiction.  We will continue to focus on vocabulary and comprehension.

Book Report:  Students presented their Biography projects before vacation!  What a great job.  Pictures will be up soon!  We are getting ready to complete our last book report.  Students may choose a grade appropriate book that is a minimum of 100 pages from any genre.  They will be creating a Story Cube.  This will be distributed the week of May 1st.  The book report will be due no later than June 2nd but can be handed in any time before that!

Spelling:  We begin after vacation with the review of Units 20-25 before moving onto the last 5 Units in Spelling.  These units consist of the following spelling patterns:  Schwa Sound, Prefixes, Suffixes, and Silent Consonants.

Religion:  We have finished reading about the 10 Commandments.  We will now be reading about ways to apply these Commandments to our daily lives.  We will also talk more in depth about the Rosary.  On May 16th, we will attend a diocesan wide consecration in Manchester.  4D will be preparing the school Mass that will take place on June 2nd at 9:!5.  Please join us at church if you can!

Social Studies:  We will finish our regions unit this month and will finish the year talking about all things New Hampshire.  Students should be reviewing their states and capitals from all the regions.  We will be having the first 50/50 Test on Friday, May 15, 2015.  Students will work to become members of the 50/50 club by being able to name all 50 capitals and being able to label the 50 states on a map!  A practice packet will be available in my classroom for anyone who would like it.  Everyone will attempt to become members of the 50/50 club and should try their best.

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