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Welcome to 4T

I'm excited to start another year at St. Chris, and the curriculum is both fun and challenging. In religion we'll be walking up to the top of Mt. Sinai with Moses, learning and understanding the significance of the 10 Commandments.

You'll find us in the outdoor classroom in science as we examine living and non-living things. We'll use the scientific process of observing, recording data, making predictions... Bring out the microscopes. The poem, " The Microscope" by Maxine Kumen will be read for fun. After a few hands-on activities we'll study ecosystems. And, of course, there will be tests and vocabulary quizzes as we go along.

I tell my students, "A day without math is like a day without sunshine." We'll start the year with place value and writing big numbers. We'll even get a peek at those digits to the right of the decimal.  Reviewing times tables, solving word problems, working on basic mathematical computation, doing some geometry, and playing games that teach are all part of the curriculum.

Language arts consists of writing, English grammar, spelling, poetry, and literature, all in one integrated bundle. "Because of Winn Dixie" is a full length book that will jump start the year, plenty of interesting characters and a heart- warming theme. I'm hoping for some vigorous classroom discussions. The students will write about character and themes in their literature-response journals.

I'm here for you if you have any questions or concerns. Don't hesitate to contact me. Email works great. I'm looking forward to a fun and important year in your child's development.

Mrs. T