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May Flowers

I can’t believe I am saying this, but we only have 33 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:  We are done with Fractions and will be spending some time on Geometry concepts.  In addition, we will touch on some decimal and measurement concepts.

English:  We will begin our exploration of verbs before moving onto adverbs.  We will be working on 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 will be working on the last 5 Units in Spelling.  These units consist of the following spelling patterns:  Schwa Sound, Prefixes, Suffixes, and Silent Consonants.

Religion:  We will continue reading about the 10 Commandments.  We only have 2 commandments left.  We will move on to reading about ways to apply these Commandments to our daily lives.  We will also talk more in depth about the Rosary.  4D will be preparing the school Mass that will take place on June 1st at 9:!5.  This is the Mass we were originally supposed to have before all the confusion with the April Mass!  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.