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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 2017 to 2018. 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 or via phone at 718-629-9330.

Congratulations to Jasmyn Heslop- Student of the Month Award and Christian Bayol- All Christian Effort Award

For the Week of March 12th-16th:

Quizzes/Tests this week:

Thursday- ELA test. Edith Brown and Jack Thayer’s stories from Titanic: Young Survivors

Important information for this week and next:

Wednesday, 3/14/18- Please join us as we pray the Stations of the Cross at 10:00 AM for peace in our world.

Friday, 3/16/18- $2.00 Dress Down- Wear green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Tuesday, 3/20/18- Report Cards will be distributed between 3:15 and 5:00 and 6:00-7:30.

**We are now entering the height of cold and flu season. Donations of boxes of tissues as well as Lysol and Clorox wipes are gratefully accepted.**

In the classroom this week:

ELA/Reading:  We are reading the book Titanic: Young Survivors by Allan Zullo. We are finishing Jack Thayer’s story this week and practicing constructed paragraph responses. Our grammar focus will be on plural possessive nouns and how to use quotation marks properly.

Math: We are still working on a short unit on area and perimeter and how we can use it in our daily lives .

Science: We are working on the concepts of competition and advantage in inherited traits. We will also learn how bats are adapted “to see” by trying it out ourselves.

Social Studies: We are now focused on the Dutch colony of New Netherland. Ask you child who Deborah Moody and Lucas Santomee were.

Religion: We are working on our  unit entitled How is our conscience our guide? This week, we will be working on a “Pinocchio Project.” We will watch the movie to look for similarities to the story of the Prodigal Son and will then create and act out our own modern-day Prodigal Son/Pinocchio stories. Stay tuned for photos!