Mrs. Imeri's Fourth Grade Class

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WELCOME 
TO
MRS. IMERI'S 4-1




REMINDERS

SWIM
YMCA Swim is over. The students enjoyed the program.
Regular gym classes will resume on Friday.

CASTLE LEARNING ONLINE
We are pleased to announce that our school, SPS, has access to
Castle Learning Online (CLO).
It is a web-based resource that allows the children to review 
Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English, and Foreign Languages 
from any device that is connected to the internet.
A notice will be in your child's Take-Home folder. It has information about Castle Learning.
It also has your child's Username and Password.
Please keep this important information handy.
Thanks.


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ST. PATRICK'S DAY
MARCH 17TH.
We discussed and did activities to celebrate this special holiday.
We are finishing up our Irish Blessings.

There  school assembly on Friday, March 15th was so much fun!
Topic: BRAIN CHALLENGE
"The Ultimate Live T.V. Show Game"

Thank you to all who marched in the SPS parade!



READWORKS ONLINE ASSIGNMENTS
Class Code: TAUANP



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STAR STUDENT

JACK



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

Thank you.
Please check to see that your child has a neat Take-Home Folder.  The one that I distributed in September may be worn out.  If so, please replace and label a new Take-Home folder.
Also, be sure to replenish supplies.  
We still have 4 more months of school.
Examples:
pens, pencils, glue stick, erasers, tape, crayons, markers, a sharpie, post-its, proper sized scissor, White-Out, expo markers, clean/neat folders.
Tissue boxes, baby wipes and paper towels would greatly be appreciated.  
We go through them quickly.


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

GRADES/POWERSCHOOL/PROGRESS REPORTS
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Parent Portal was closed at 8:00 a.m. on Friday morning, March 15th.
It will reopen on March 29th.
"As needed" Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held after school on Thursday, March 28th.  I sent home a notice in your child's folder. 
Trimester 2 Report Cards will be distributed via backpack that week. Date TBA.



I AM SO PROUD OF ALL MY STUDENTS!
THANKS TO THE PARENTS FOR YOUR UNENDING SUPPORT!




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EXTRA HELP


The next EXTRA HELP session will be held on Tuesday, March 19th.
Pick up at 3:35 p.m. near lobby doors.
NOTE NEEDED.



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SCHOLASTIC BOOKS
Next online order is due: ROLLING
CODE: NLWCV


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LOOKING AHEAD


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4th Grade Beach Day
is scheduled for
Tuesday, June 4th.
All parents are welcome to attend.
Please see the notice and permission slip that
I will be sent home on Tuesday.
Return permission slips a.s.a.p.
Wow, can you believe we are planning Beach 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
9:50-10:30 a.m.


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CHAPEL WITH DEACON JOE
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY
9:50-10:30 a.m.



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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


 LEARNING ABOUT GOD'S LAW
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
OBJECTIVES:
-God calls us his people
-The Ten Commandments are God's law for His people
-Jesus teaches us to love one another

*HOW CAN WE LIVE EACH COMMANDMENT?*

BIBLE STORY: "MOSES & THE TEN COMMANDMENTS"


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LENT

Lent is a season of preparation for the celebration of Easter.  
It begins on Ash Wednesday (March 6th) and extends to Holy Thursday (April  18th).
Easter is on Sunday, April  21st..
It is a time of PRAYER, FASTING AND ALMSGIVING (sharing with the poor.)
Many Lenten activities will be completed during this holy season.
We will create Lenten promises: Sacrifices, Penance & Prayers, & Good Works/Good Deeds.



ASH WEDNESDAY

We received ashes on Ash Wednesday, March 6th.

LENTEN RETREAT

There will be a 4th grade Lenten Retreat (in school) on Wed., March 27th.
It will involve prayers, singing, arts & crafts, readings, stations of the cross, etc.
Deacon Joe & the fourth grade teachers will be in charge and create an itinerary for the day.


LENTEN ALMSGIVING
LAST WEEK TO DONATE

Lent is a season for giving to those in need.
We would like the 4th graders to participate in a Lenten Almsgiving Collection.
Please look in your closets at home and kindly donate any new or gently used sweatshirts &/or sweaters that you no longer need or want.  These items will be donated to the needy.
Thank you so much for your continued generosity!
Deacon Joe, Mrs. Imeri, Miss Menneci, & Miss Raghunandagn
(A notice was sent home.)



CHAPTER 20
LENT

OBJECTIVE:
Students will learn that Lent is the season of preparation for Easter.
It is a time of prayer, penance & good deeds.




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CHAPTER 21
TRIDUUM

OBJECTIVE:
The Easter Triduum celebrates the joy of the cross.
It is celebrated Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & Holy Saturday.



CHAPTER 27
EASTER

OBJECTIVE:
During the season of Easter, we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.




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MATH

CHAPTER 9
RELATE FRACTIONS AND DECIMALS


CHAPTER ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
How can you record decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions?


VOCABULARY:
decimal, decimal point, equivalent decimals, equivalent fractions, tenth, hundredth


Chapter 9 Test: 
Wednesday, March 20th


(This is also short chapter.)

Extra help after school on Tuesday, March 19th.
Note needed.  Pick up at 3:35 p.m.




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Chapter 13
Area & Perimeter


Essential Question:
How can you use formulas for perimeter and area?


Chapter Vocabulary:
perimeter, area, formula, base, height, square unit


Tentative Test Date: Friday, March 29th.


Measurement
We will practice measuring objects in inches and centimeters.



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SCIENCE

UNIT 11
MOTION
(Week of March 25th)

BIG IDEA :
Motion can be measured and described.  
It is influenced by forces such as friction.


Essential Questions?

Lesson 1:  What is Motion?
Lesson 2:  What is Speed?


Chapter Vocabulary:

position, motion, speed, velocity, force,
 friction, push, gravity, acceleration





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SIMPLE MACHINES

BIG IDEA:
Simple machines are objects that help make it easier for people to do work. 
Simple machines have only one or two main parts.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
What are the six main types of simple machines and how do they work?

SIX TYPES OF SIMPLE MACHINES:
inclined plane, wedge, screw, lever, pulley, and wheel & axle.




We will do class activities and there will be homework





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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

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READWORKS online assignments
Class code: TAUANP

Please check to see the due dates of past assignments & current assignments.
Please complete any incomplete work.

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LOVE THAT DOG

We have started a unit on the chapter book, Love that Dog by Sharon Creech.
Most of the work will be done as classwork.
We will read, answer comprehension questions, create poems,
analyze the characteristics of poetry, take annotations, summarize, etc.
Post-Its are needed.

Characteristics of Poetry:
rhyme, rhythm, repetition, lines, stanzas, prose, shape/concrete format, etc.


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There will not be a spelling quiz this week.



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WRITING

We will write poetry.
We will also write an Irish Blessing poem


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NO READING LOG FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 18TH.

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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NYS ELA ASSESSMENTS

NYS ELA ASSESSMENTS WILL BE ADMINISTERED THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL.
Exact dates tba.  We have been practicing on our Chromebooks.

There may be at-home assignments.


   
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SKILLS

We continue to review ELA skills:
Author's Purpose, Main Idea & Supporting Details, Text Structure, Synonyms & Antonyms,
Text Features, Context Clues, Text Evidence, Compare & Contrast, Cause & Effect, Sequence, Making Predictions, Character/Setting/Plot, Multiple Meaning Words, Point of View

THEME
THE MESSAGE...., THE LESSON...

We will discuss some common themes in literature.
Acceptance
Courage
Perserverance
Cooperaration
Compassion
Honesty
Kindness
Loyalty

CHARACTER TRAITS
Ways to describe a character/person.

We will be reviewing as classwork and homework a list of character traits.
The homework assignment will require the students to find the meaning/definition of the word. This may be found using a dictionary, google, or just by asking another person (parent, sibling, babysitter, friend, etc.). The definition does not need to be written down.  A sentence must be provided for the assigned words. Please underline the word and write in full sentences. The sentences must show an understanding of the trait.  
Ex.  Firemen are very courageous because they save people from burning buildings. (Uncle Joe)
Next to each sentence, please write the name of a person you know or have read about or seen in a movie, etc. that exhibits this trait/characteristic.  
For example: Kindness (my mom), Loyalty (my friend, Suzie).



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SOCIAL STUDIES




CHAPTER 3
COLONIAL NEW YORK


BIG QUESTION:

Why do some people leave their homeland?


Lesson 1: A Growing Colony
Lesson 2: African Americans in Colonial New York
Lesson 3: Making a Living
Lesson 4: Daily Life in Colonial America


CHAPTER OBJECTIVES:

The colony of NY grew quickly with immigrants shaping NY's culture with their contributions.
Many enslaved Africans, forced to come to NY as part of the slave trade, helped build NY through their labor.
Some New Yorkers participated in governing the colony, but many people were excluded from voting.
NY colonists grew crops, cut timbers, and traded with Native Americans for furs. Colonists traded these products for finished goods from England.



CHAPTER VOCABULARY:

tradition, royal colony, government, assembly, tax, immigrant, indentured servant, slave trade, triangular trade, artisans, slave code, revolt, manor, surplus, goods, services, merchant, import, export, trade, apprentice.


There will be vocabulary quizzes and a chapter test.


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MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

 BIOGRAPHY POSTER PROJECT
These are awesome. Great job!

We will read about significant women in history.


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HEALTH

HEALTHY EATING
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We have completed our unit on healthy eating and exercise,
mostly using Chrome Books.
Students worked independently, in partners and in small groups.
The creative projects were terrific. Thanks.
They are currently displayed in the hallway.