Mrs. Imeri's Fourth Grade Class


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HAPPY FALL

FALL INTO JESUS



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

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PLEASE PROUDLY DISPLAY OUR AMERICAN FLAG
IN HONOR OF OUR VETERANS!

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STAR STUDENTS

Kayla Andre
Brian Ford



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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 Wednesday, November 14th.
Note needed.  
Pick up at 3:30 p.m. near lobby doors.

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BAND STUDENTS ARE LOVING IT!


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SCHOLASTIC BOOKS
Next online order is due: Monday, November 19th
CODE: NLWCV


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CLASS THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS
(Please see notice that will be sent home on Tuesday, Nov. 13th)
Each class will be collecting items to create a class Thanksgiving food basket.  We will be donating this basket to a family in need.  Our assigned family this year consists of one adult and three children, ages 18, 11, & 9 years old. Kindly donate the following items listed below so that our Class 4-1 basket has a variety of goods. Feel free to contribute more, if you wish.  A gift card will also be given to each family for them to purchase a turkey!  All nonperishable items can be brought in from now on.  Fresh fruit or vegetables, bread  and rolls may be sent in on Monday, November 19th.  Meat, dairy products, or any other cold items should be brought in on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 20th.
All baskets will be delivered to the families on Tuesday, Nov. 20th.
We will decorate the class basket!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY DURING THIS SEASON OF GIVING!
GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY AND THIS FAMILY IN NEED!
Thank you!



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LOOKING AHEAD
SCHOOL CLOSED

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Thursday & Friday
November 22 & 23
in observance of
THANKSGIVING

EARLY DISMISSAL
Wednesday, November 21
11:00 am.



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1ST SPEECH ASSEMBLY

Mrs. Imeri's Class Representatives
Frank Albarella
Grace Hazleton

CONGRATULATIONS!

All essays were amazing!


All students in grades 1-8 are required to do this assignment.

TOPIC:
If I could visit any three countries in the world, I would choose...


Important detailed information about this assignment will be sent home today (Mon. 11/5).  Please check your child's Take-Home folder. I will provide the students with a graphic organizer and demonstrate how they can do research.  There is a list of helpful kid-friendly websites which provide information on various countries.
The essay is due on Tuesday, November 13th. If completed earlier, please send in so that we may begin our oral presentations.
The essays will also will be displayed. Encourage your child to write neatly in cursive or it may be typed.  There should be a neat cover. Pictures or photos would be a nice supplement. Two students will represent the class at the school speech assembly on Wed., Nov. 14th.
Thank you!


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


CHAPTER 4

OUR CONSCIENCE, OUR GUIDE

God calls us to be close to him.
God gives us the gift of conscience.
We form our conscience.
We examine our conscience.


KEY WORDS:
conscience, examination of conscience



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MATH



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Chapter 4
DIVIDING BY 1-DIGIT #S

CHAPTER ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
How can you divide by 1-digit numbers?

Chapter Vocabulary:
multiple, remainder, compatible numbers, partial quotient, divide, dividend, division, divisor, quotient, counting number, multiple, factor, product, Distributive Property

PRACTICE DIVISION FACTS!!!!



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SCIENCE
Unit 4:
ENERGY & ECOSYSTEMS

Test moved to Friday, November 16th.
WORK ON STUDY GUIDE FOR HOMEWORK.

SEE CHAPTER REVIEW IN TEXT AND STUDY GUIDE.
GUIDE HANDED OUT LAST WEEK. WE WILL WORK ON IT IN CLASS
AND DO SOME FOR HOMEWORK.



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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ENDANGERED SPECIES
We continue to work on our Endangered Species research project.
The students will present their findings in the form of interviewer/interviewee.


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ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS
Research on the  unique adaptations that help animals survive.


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FOOD WEBS
Differences between a food web and food chain in various ecosystems.

S.T.E.M.
Mrs. Callihan came into our classroom last Thursday.
 She had the students work in partners on designing and building the
 tallest structure using 20 plastic cups.
All had a fun time learning and working cooperatively.
Great job!




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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

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Eagle Song
This is the next chapter book that we will read this year.
It overlaps well between ELA and S.St.
The students usually enjoy this selection.


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Speech Assembly Topic


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WRITING

"DURING THIS SEASON OF THANKSGIVING, I AM THANKFUL FOR..."


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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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  NO SPELLING OR VOCABULARY QUIZ THIS WEEK.



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SOCIAL STUDIES


SPEECH ASSEMBLY ESSAYS
TOPIC:  IF I COULD VISIT ANY THREE COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD, I WOULD CHOOSE...

(SEE ABOVE.  ORAL PRESENTATIONS WILL BE DONE IN CLASS)


 Long Island Lighthouse Project
(We have a field trip to the Fire Island Lighthouse scheduled for May 23rd)
I LOVE THE POSTERS!

Each student picked a name of a Long Island Lighthouse out of a basket.


LOVE NEW YORK

We have begun learning about the geography of our beautiful state.
We will also work on a New York State Symbols project in the classroom and computer room.

KIDS DID GREAT ON THE NYS GEOGRAPHY TESTS! THANKS!



CHAPTER 1
THE GEOGRAPHY OF NEW YORK
Big Question:  How does geography affect the way we live?


Topics:

Lesson 1:  Locating New York State
Lesson 2:  Climate and Weather
Lesson 3: Resources of New York

Objectives:

Students will demonstrate the following understandings:
                 *New York State has many varied landforms and water features
         *In some regions of New York, people are thickly settled.  
In other regions, there are fewer people.
            *New York's physical features have affected where people settled
and what economic activities take place.
* Today, New Yorkers try to use natural resources
wisely and protect the state's natural beauty.

Vocabulary:

Lesson 1:
geography, hemisphere, continent, region, landform, Ice Age, glacier, natural resource
Lesson 2:
weather, temperature, climate, equator, elevation, sea level, precipitation
Lesson 3:
renewable resources, nonrenewable resources, economy, conservation, pollution


WE WILL SPEND A LOT OF TIME LEARNING ABOUT
 THE EARLY NEW YORKERS,
 THE ALGONQUIANS AND IROQUOIS.
(compare, contrast, essays, readings, projects, activities)

We have a field trip scheduled to
Graves Point Museum and Preserve
on Thursday, January 10th.
Details will be sent home and posted as the date approaches.



CHAPTER 2
THREE WORLDS MEET

BIG QUESTION:
How do people adapt to where they live?

Students will learn that:
-Native Americans adapted to their environment in many ways.
-Algonquians and Iroquois lived in what is now New York.
-Native American societies and European settlers influenced one another in different ways.
-The colony of New York was established for various reasons.
-American culture grew out of many different traditions, backgrounds, and cultures.

LESSON 1: ALGONQUIANS OF NEW YORK STATE
VOCABULARY: history, archaeologist, hunter-gatherer, wigwams, agriculture, trade, reservation

LESSON 2: THE IROQUOIS LEAGUE
VOCABULARY: longhouse, clan, clan mother, league, council, wampum, sachem, resolution

LESSON 3:  EUROPEANS EXPLORE NEW YORK
VOCABULARY:  explorers, voyage, Columbian Exchange, Northwest Passage, trading post,  colony, profit

LESSON 4: THE DUTCH & THE ENGLISH
VOCABULARY: culture, tolerance, investor, patroons, farmer, tenant, slavery, governor


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HEALTH

THANKS TO ALL PARENTS FOR WORKING ON THE HOME LINK PAGES.


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 also created 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.
Postponed.