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Welcome to Ms. Peluso’s Fourth Grade Class!

   I am very excited to work with my fourth grade students and their families this academic year of 2018 to 2019. I am also extremely happy to collaborate with the parents of my students. Your questions and your children are highly valuable to me! If you need to get in touch, I can be reached via email at lpeluso@scgstl.org or via phone at 718-629-9330. 

For the Week of September 24th-28th, 2018

Gym Uniform to be worn on Tuesdays and Fridays only.

Quizzes/Tests this week:

Grade 4 ELA/Reading Test- Because of Winn Dixie- postponed to this Tuesday, 9/25

Grade 4 Math Quiz on Thursday, 9/27- Place Value Understanding, Comparing Whole Numbers, Rounding Whole Numbers

Important information:

The Thanksgiving Fundraiser has officially begun. Be sure to take advantage of it.

Opportunities to celebrate our faith together:

Please join us at Mass on Sunday, 9/30/18, at St. Therese Church

School-wide Feast Day mass on October 1st at 10: 00 AM. All families are welcome to join us.

Special Feast of St. Therese celebration with Bishop DiMarzio at 7:00 PM. Fourth grade students must be accompanied by an adult to attend.

**Donations of boxes of tissues as well as Lysol and Clorox wipes are gratefully accepted.**

In the classroom this week:

ELA/Reading:  We are finishing Because of Winn Dixie and will then begin reading the book Superfudge by Judy Blume. Our grammar focus this week will be on exclamatory and imperative sentences.

4th Grade Math: We are working on place value and expressing and understanding numbers up to one million. Our essential question is what is the value of place value? This week, we will add on to what we have learned so far about whole numbers and will focus on how to round numbers. We will create a pretend “Instagram” stories to help us remember the rules for rounding.

5th Grade Math: We are focusing on the question of how are whole numbers and decimals written, compared, and ordered? This week we will add on to exponents by exploring decimals up to and including the thousandths. We will complete a pretend “Instagram” story project to help us remember decimals and their values.

Science: We are focusing on the question How do plant and animal structures support growth and survival? We will do a mini-experiment to kick-off our unit. We will also delve into understanding the process of photosynthesis. Students will work in teams and complete video projects explaining what photosynthesis is.

Social Studies: Our emphasis this year is on New York State history. We will focus on the question of why is NY special? Our focus this week is on how the land in NY was formed and how we read various types of maps.

Homework for Fourth Grade, 9/25/18:

1. ELA: Workbook, pg. 73

2. Math: Workbook, pg. 27

3. Science: Read workbook pg. 281 and complete the compare/contrast chart

4. Reading Log

5. Get Math quizzes signed.

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Fifth Grade Math Homework, 9/25/18: Workbook, pg. 19, #’s 11-27. And, get Math quizzes signed.