Mrs. Imeri's Fourth Grade Class

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Welcome 
to
Mrs. Imeri's 4th Grade
CLASS 4-1
Room 201


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Be sure to check your child's Take-Home folder,
planner and backpack each night.

Thank you.


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Homework assignments will be written in their planners
and posted on my class page.

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Be sure to check PowerSchool.  
Graded assignments will be sent home.


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Extra Help  will be held this week.
Next session will be given on Monday, Oct. 15th.
Note needed.  
Pick up at 3:30 p.m. near lobby doors.


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Last day for summer uniforms is October 15th.

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BAND STARTED ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2ND!

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CLASS PICTURE DAY
Wednesday, October 17th
All students must wear their full winter uniform.


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INDIVIDUAL PICTURE DAY
Wednesday, October 24th



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HALLOWEEN "CAMP-IN"
The fourth graders will be celebrating by sharing their creative scary stories.

Our classroom will be set up to look like a campground, and the children will tell their stories around the "campfire".
It will be held on Monday, October 29th.  

Please feel free to send in any of the following items with your child:

* a special snack or holiday treat to eat & drink
(We are not having a class treat.)
* a small blanket &/or pillow to cuddle up with
* a battery-operated lantern or flashlight
* a stuffed toy
*(optional) non-edible Halloween goodies to share with the class


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SPS HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH
See SPS webpage for details.

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LOOKING AHEAD
SCHOOL CLOSED

ST. PATRICK SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH.  STUDENTS WILL NOT ATTEND SCHOOL THAT DAY.  TEACHERS HAVE A PROFESSIONAL DAY.

ST. PATRICK SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST IN HONOR OF ALL SAINTS DAY.


UPDATED

SPECIALS SCHEDULE


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COMPUTER
MONDAY
9:10 - 9:50 a.m.

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SPANISH
MONDAY
12:30-1:10 p.m.



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MUSIC
TUESDAY
12:30 -1:10 p.m.


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LIBRARY
WEDNESDAY
1:10-1:50 p.m.


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MASS
WEDNESDAY
12:10-12:50 p.m.
Church
(unless First Friday Mass or Special Mass in hall)


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KEYBOARDING
THURSDAY
9:10 - 9:50 a.m.



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ART
THURSDAY
10:30 - 11:10 a.m.


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CHAPEL WITH DEACON JOE
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY
10:30 - 11:10 a.m.
(starts October 16th)


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PHYSICAL EDUCATION
FRIDAY  
10:30 -11:10 a.m.


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SNACK
EVERY DAY
KEEP IT HEALTHY, PLEASE.




SUBJECTS


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RELIGION

Deacon Joe is back from his trip to Italy!
We will meet with him on Tuesday morning.

CHAPTER 3
SIN IN OUR WORLD

God gives us the freedom to choose.
Sin leads us away from God.
Sins can be things people do or fail to do.
We are called to value and respect all people.

KEY WORDS:
free will, sin, temptation, mortal sin, venial sin, sin of commission, sin of omission



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MATH
Chapter 2 Test on Tuesday, October 16th!

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CHAPTER 3
MULTIPLYING BY 2 DIGIT #S

Essential question:
What strategies can you use to multiply 2-digit numbers?

 Chapter vocabulary:
compatible numbers, estimate, round, partial product, regroup, Commutative Property of Multiplication,
Associative Property of Multiplication, factor , place value, product



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SCIENCE
Unit 4:
ENERGY & ECOSYSTEMS

BIG QUESTION:
Ecosystems are made up of both living and non-living parts that impact one another.


Essential Questions:

         Lesson 1: What are populations, habitats, and niches?
Lesson 2:  What are food chains?
                    Lesson 3: How can we model a food chain?
  Lesson 4:  What are natural resources?
                              Lesson 5: How do people impact ecosystems?
Lesson 6: How do people affect their environment?



Unit 4 Vocabulary:

Lesson 1:  ecosystem, community, population, habitat, niche, producer, consumer, decomposer
        Lesson 2: food chain, food web, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore
                Lesson 4:  natural resource, renewable resource, nonrenewable resource
Lesson 5:  pollution, conservation, endangered species






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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

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PAPER BAG FICTION BOOK REPORTS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY 10/19


SKILLS:
Using Quotation Marks
Reading Comprehension



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WRITING
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Topic:  "Do not pick me to be your jack-o-lantern..."

Genre:  Persuasive Essay

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WRITING

Topic:  Creative Scary Stories

Students will write their own creative scary story.
Each story will be read aloud to the class at our
"Halloween Camp-In"
Details to follow.



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READING LOGS

Independent reading is essential.
Students must read 20 minutes each night.  Kindly initial your child's reading log each night.
They must be neat and complete.  They are usually do on Friday each week.



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Spelling test this week 10/19
See planner and spelling sheet.



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SOCIAL STUDIES

 Long Island Lighthouse Project
(We have a field trip to the Fire Island Lighthouse scheduled for May 23rd)

Each student picked a name of a Long Island Lighthouse out of a basket.
They will do research on their randomly assigned lighthouse.


I demonstrated how to find information online.
They may use websites or books. Some lighthouses have their own websites.
Please see the detailed packet for this project.
The notes page is due on Thursday, October 18th.
The poster is due on Thursday, October 25th.
We will write the essay in the classroom.


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HEALTH
(SEE HANDOUT WITH DETAILS OF EACH LESSON)
THERE WILL BE A HOME LINK PAGE THAT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED FOR EACH LESSON.  PLEASE SIGN.


LESSONS
INTRODUCTION:  CLASS RULES
LESSON 1:  RECOGNIZE, REPORT, AND REFUSE
LESSON 2: BYSTANDER POWER
LESSON 3: BYSTANDER RESPONSIBILITY

LESSON 4: BYSTANDERS TO CYBER BULLYING


The kids created NO BULLYING mini-posters in class.
They will also create a comic strip.



DENTAL VISIT


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The Oral Hygienist from Dr. Mark Weinberg's Orthodontic Office
will visit with our students in the classrooms 
on Tuesday, Oct. 30th.