Mrs. Imeri's Fourth Grade Class





Mrs. Imeri's 4th Grade
CLASS 4-1
Room 106



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ENJOY THE WINTER BREAK!
SCHOOL WILL BE CLOSED MON., FEB. 19- FRI. FEB. 23
SEE YOU ON MONDAY, FEB. 26TH

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We will celebrate Valentine's Day on Tuesday, Feb. 13th. (Ash Wed. is on the 14th)
Students may bring in non-food goodie bags and exchange Valentine's Day cards.  A special snack from home will be permitted.

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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
SPEECH ASSEMBLY
REPRESENTATIVES FOR CLASS 4-1

MADELEINE CULLIMORE & LIAM ROBINSON
The two of you were amazing!
We are so proud to have you represent our class!

Topic:
In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy believes that her dreams can come true.
How does Jesus and SPS help you follow your dreams?

All of the essays were super! 


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STAR STUDENTS OF THE WEEK


Julia Corsini
      

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NEXT EXTRA HELP SESSION:
MATH


Note needed.  Pick up at 3:30 p.m.


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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH.
Because this date is also Ash Wednesday, we will not celebrate Valentine's Day on the 14th.  
We will have a small class celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 13th.  The kids may bring in cards &/or favors for each other.  No food or candy, please.
A special snack may be brought to school that day.




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Reminders:



SWIM

SPS 4TH GRADERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN A LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM AT THE BAY SHORE
YMCA.  EACH FRIDAY THE CHILDREN WILL COME TO SCHOOL WITH THEIR SWIMSUITS UNDER THEIR GYM UNIFORMS.  THEY WILL USE THE YMCA LOCKER ROOM TO CHANGE AFTER SWIMMING.  EACH CHILD MUST BRING HIS OR HER UNDERWEAR AND A TOWEL.
(GIRLS MUST WEAR ONE-PIECE BATHING SUITS ONLY)
If your child can not participate on any given week, a note must be written explaining the excuse.

THIS IS A 6-WEEK PROGRAM FROM 1:00 - 1:45 P.M. ON FRIDAYS.  THIS IS THEIR GYM CLASS.

#1  Friday, January 12, 2018   

#2  Friday, January 19, 2018

#3  Friday, January 26, 2018

#4  Friday, February 9, 2018

#5  Friday, February 16, 2018

#6  Friday, March 2, 2018


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PLEASE check your child's Take-Home folder and planner each night.  There will be important notices, tests, completed work, etc. 

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Lunch orders must be ordered online.  www.boonli.com
Snacks may be purchased with cash. 


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My homework is posted in the  Calendar section of my class page.  Students will also copy the homework into their planner each night.  Be sure to check that the work is completed neatly.
I encourage my students to take pride in their classwork and homework.
Their best effort is expected.


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SNACK

Every day the students will have a snack break.  Times will vary depending on our schedule.
Please send in a healthy snack and drink.



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LUNCH

The 4th graders will eat lunch 20 minutes before the other grades.

Mon. 11:30
Tues. 11:30
Wed. 10:50
Thur. 11:30
 Fri.   11:30

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BOOK ORDERS

Book flyers for Scholastic News will be sent home.
Ordering online is the fastest and most efficient way to order books.
Our class code is: NLWCV
Orders should be submitted by: February 16th


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SUPPLIES
Please be sure that you replenish your child's supplies, when needed.  We are in need of baby wipes.


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UPCOMING TESTS & QUIZZES & PROJECTS
(See specific subjects for details)


Social Studies European Explorer project due
on Friday, Feb. 16th.

Looking ahead: Health project due March 1st


OUR SUBJECTS

MATH


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CHAPTER 7  
ADDING & SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS


ESSENTIAL QUESTION: 
HOW CAN YOU ADD AND SUBTRACT FRACTIONS
THAT HAVE THE SAME DENOMINATOR?


VOCABULARY:
mixed number, fraction, numerator, denominator, simplest form,
unit fraction, associative property of addition, commutative property of addition



CHAPTER 7 TEST: 



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NYS MATH PRACTICE COACH PLUS BOOK
*IMPORTANT*
Students will work in class and have homework in this practice book.
The NYS Common Core Assessment will be administered May 1-3.

TOPICS THIS WEEK:
Rounding Whole #s
Estimating Sums and Differences
Estimating Products and Quotients


ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA)

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   READING LOG this week (not Monday)


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Love That Dog 
by Sharon Creech

We will be working independently and in small groups.
Students will read, analyze, take annotations, answer comprehension questions, study characteristics of poetry, and do follow-up activities relating to this book.

It is a story about a boy named Jack that becomes inspired to write poetry.

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Writing
Mrs. Joanne Robertson, a professor at Touro College School of Education,
will be in on Friday 2/16 to do a lesson on writing and scrapbooking.
She had visited the students once before to teach opinion writing.
The children enjoy her lessons.


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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS GRADE 4
PRACTICE COACH PLUS
*IMPORTANT*

We have begun working in this book in class and for homework.
It provides practice review for the NYS Common Core Assessment
that will be administered April 11-13, 2018.

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:
Opinion & Evidence
Charts, Diagrams, and Timelines
Comparing and Contrasting Informational Texts


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RELIGION



Next session with Deacon Joe will be on Thursday, March 1st


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CHAPTER 20
LENT
The Lenten Season prepares us for Easter.
It is a time of prayer, reflection, and good works.
The fourth graders are scheduled for Confession with Father Tom on Thursday, March 1st.
We will review the meaning, steps, and prayers needed for Penance and Reconciliation.


CHAPTER 5
PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION
Jesus forgives if we are truly sorry.
Steps for Confession.
Prayers of Forgiveness (Act of Contrition)





SOCIAL STUDIES



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EUROPEAN EXPLORERS

OBJECTIVE/ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why did Europeans come to New York and how did they adapt?


VOCABULARY:

explorer, voyage, Columbian Exchange, trading post, Northwest Passage,
colony, profit

European Explorers that we researched in class:
Hudson, Columbus, Verrazzano, Cabot, Champlain, Cartier


*The students will do one in-class project and one at-home project
about European Explorers*
European Explorer Research Report due on Friday, Feb. 16th.
The projects will be presented and displayed in the hallway.


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SCIENCE
UNIT 7
THE PROPERTY OF MATTER

BIG IDEA:
THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MATTER CAN BE USED TO IDENTIFY
IT EVEN IF IT HAS CHANGED STATES OR HAS BEEN MIXED WITH OTHER MATTER.


LESSON 1 
What are Physical Properties of Matter?

VOCABULARY:
matter, physical property, mass, volume, density


LESSON 2
How Are Physical Properties Observed?

LESSON 3
What is Conservation of Mass?


LESSON 4
What are the States of Matter?
VOCABULARY:
states of matter, solid, liquid, gas, change of state, condensation, evaporation




HEALTH 

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HEALTHY EATING
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At-home project due March 1st.  Be creative.






SPECIALS SCHEDULE


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COMPUTER
Monday 9:10 - 9:50 
Miss Whittier


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ART
Tuesday 1:10 -1:50 
Mrs. Colasacco

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SPANISH
Wednesday 9:10 - 9:50 
Mrs. Austin

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MUSIC
Thursday 1:10 - 1:50
Dr. Hopkins

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LIBRARY
TUESDAY 9:10 - 9:30 a.m.
Kids may check out books.

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GYM
Friday 12:30 - 1:10
Mr. Roderick


*OTHER*

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BAND
Tuesday
Mr. Licato

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DEACON JOE
Every other Thursday 1:10 - 1:50
in the Chapel

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MASS
Wednesday 12:10 - 12:50
in the church









 

































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