4th Grade 2020-2021

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Hello. My name is Ms. Towey and I am super excited to be your teacher!!!! This year we are going to do so many entertaining/exciting things and of course, we are going to learn a lot! I hope you had a fabulous summer and I can’t wait to hear about your adventures. 

Favorite Storybook Character Day 4th Grade 2022:

 

If you have not done so so far. Please make sure to fill out the acceptable use policy form for the iPads. The link is posted below to fill them out. Please just click the link and fill it out. If this does not get filled out then no one gets an iPad in the class.

Technology/STEM Lab

4th Grade Art Sketchbook Challenges – Ms. Kathryn Sakowski – Peter Muschal Elementary School

Reminders:

***** There is not school on Friday or Monday. Enjoy your four day weekend.

PLEASE check GOOGLE CLASSROOM for you HOMEWORK every night. Your homework will be posted on there.

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Clark, Katherine / Welcome to 5th Grade ELA

Reminders:

***** There is not school on Friday or Monday. Enjoy your four day weekend.

PLEASE check GOOGLE CLASSROOM for you HOMEWORK every night. Your homework will be posted on there.

If you would like to get in touch with me you are able to email me at ltowey@stathanasiusacademy.org. I always answer back.

Parents here are the directions for completing the health screening on the Family Portal every single morning. This must be done or you cannot send your child to school. 

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***I kindly request that all my students and their families put special time aside, at 4 pm, and 7 pm to start a special prayer circle for our school community and beyond. Jesus and our Blessed Mother always listen to their little children. *** As we pray let us think about with all our hearts, all those suffering, all those caring for the sick, and for the protection of all. Below is the prayer created from our beloved Pope Francis to Mary during the Corona Virus Pandemic, that I ask we all pray together .

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My Dear Parents,
Please be proactive and practice social distancing. This is the reason that schools are taking these very important precautionary measures. This means it is not a time for play dates, gatherings, or visits to public places. Please try to keep to established routines, including what time children go to bed, break times, and what time they wake up. Help your children to create a quiet learning space away from distractions.

Please monitor their progress daily and keep checking the class web page and all online communications from school through emails and OptionC text messages. I will be using Google Applications such as Google Classroom, Google Slides, and Google Forms. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime with questions or concerns during the school day 8 am-3 pm. 

I strongly recommend that students download the following apps on their electronic devices, Google Classroom. 

******IMPORTANT NOTICE:
As per the letter from the DIOCESE of BROOKLYN:

We encourage all families to practice good hygiene and healthy practices such as washing hands regularly, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, avoiding bringing sick children to school and getting your flu shot to lower the risk of spreading illness.

Effective Immediately: For students and Catholic Academy/Parish School personnel returning from international travel, the following policy for the Catholic Academies and Parish Schools within the Diocese of Brooklyn is in place:

All students and Catholic Academy/Parish School personnel returning from international travel are required to get written medical clearance from their physician before returning to Catholic Academy/Parish School. 

Parents must submit this written medical clearance letter signed and stamped by a licensed physician to the principal.

 

Guardian Angel Prayer

Angel of God, my guardian dear,

To whom God’s love commits me here,

Ever this day, be at my side,

To light and guard, Rule and guide.

Amen.

If you want to go over some sight words at home with your child here is a website for some sight words for 4th Grade: 

4th Grade Dolch Sight Words List

Here is the website and names of some on level 4th grade readers that your child should be reading. 

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/4th-grade-reading-list

 

Make sure to check the GOOGLE CLASSROOM Page daily to see what work has to be done for the week. That’s where I will post all the assignments that the students have to complete. The homework will also be posted on Google Classroom.

– Here are some sight words for 5th Graders. If you want to go over some sight words at home with your child here is a website (link) that you can click on.  

http://ol-dcjesd-ca.schoolloop.com/file/1346926125849/1356609408691/3738930675960441192.pdf

Some 5th Grade High Frequency Words to practice: 

401. round
402. dark
403. past
404. ball
405. girl
406. road
407. blue
408. instead 409. either
410. held
411. already
412. warm
413. gone
414. finally
415. summer 416. understand 417. moon
426. heavy
427. carefully 428. follow
429. beautiful 430. everyone 431. leave
432. everything 433. game
434. system
435. bring
436. watch
437. shell
438. dry
439. within
440. floor
441. ice
442. ship
443. themselves 444. begin
445. fact
446. third
447. quite
448. carry
449. distance =/450. although
451. sat
452. possible 453. heart 454. real
455. simple 456. snow 457. rain
458. suddenly 459. easy
460. leaves 461. lay
462. size
463. wild
464. weather 465. miss
466. pattern 467. sky
468. walked

469. main

470. someone

471. center

472. field
473. stay
474. itself

475. boat
476. question

477. wide

478. least

479. tiny
418. animals

419. mind

420. outside

421. power

422. problem

423. longer

424. winter

425. deep
480. hour
481. happened 482. foot
483. care
484. low
485. else
486. gold
487. build
488. glass
489. rock
490. tall
491. alone
492. bottom 493. check

494. reading

495. fall
496. poor
497. map
498. friend 499. language 500. job
Fifth Grade High Frequency Words

Here is the website and names of some on level 5th grade readers that your child should be reading. 

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/5th-grade-reading-list

 

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In Coming 4th Grade Students 2021-2022

 Book Report Assignment Guidelines

 Make sure you pick 2 books from this list to read and do 2 separate book reports on them. Follow the guidelines below. 

BOOKS FOR BOOK REPORT:

  1. The One and Only Ivan by: Katherine Applegate.
  2. Bridge To Terabithia by: Katherine Paterson.
  3. Wish by: Barbara O’Connor.
  4. The Chocolate Touch by: Patrick Skene Catling.
  5. The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  6.  Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls 10. The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  7. The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1) by Jeanne DuPrau
  8. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 13. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
  9. Hatchet (Brian’s Saga, #1) by Gary Paulsen

These Guide Lines Must Be In Your Bookreport:

  • Write title, author, genre, setting, characters  and summary. 
  • Pick two main characters and write about them in paragraph form. Give details about their personalities, how they’ve changed from the beginning, middle, and end of the story, and their actions in the plot.
  • Write a complete summary of the story in paragraph form.
  • In paragraph form write about something new you learned from the book.
  • Pick five new vocabulary words from your book, define and write an original sentence for each one.
  • Would you recommend this book to your classmates? Why or why not?
  • Would you read another book by this author? Explain why or why not?
  • Must Make A Cover: Include the title, author, your name and grade. Draw and color an original and colorful picture for your cover on construction paper. Be creative and neat.
  • Please note that this should be the student’s best work. It will count as an ELA grade.

 

SUMMER WORK 5th GRADERS:

You will also have a ELA Packet. This is Mandatory. This will count for as your first ELA grade. This will be due the first day of school. I will hand out the packet to you to work on. Make sure to highlight where you found your answers and when you come to a short answer make sure that you restate the question and give as much detail as possible. If there is an essay you must due 3 to 4 paragraphs. In the Essay it must include:

  1. An introduction
  2. 1 to 2 body paragraphs
  3. A Conclusion

With the essay make sure that you explain everything and go in full detail.

SUMMER Learning Headstart WORKBOOK you can order it on AMAZON. Please work on this workbook.

 

 

  • In Coming 5th Grade Students 2021-2022 Book Report Assignment Guidelines:

 Make sure you pick 1 book from this list to read and do a book report on. Both book reports must be typed. Font size times new roman size 12 double spaced.BOOKS FOR BOOK REPORT:

  • 1. Frindle By: Andrew Clements.
  • 2. Where The Red Fern Grows by: Wilson Rawls
  • 3. The Secret Zoo by: Bryan Chick.
  • 4. The Boy Who Saved Baseball By: John H. Ritter.5. Magic, Madness and Mischief by: Kelly McCullough.
  • 6. HOOT BY: CARL HIAASEN.
  • 7. CRENSHAW: By: Katherine Applegate
  • 8. The City of Ember (Book of Ember, #1) by Jeanne DuPrau
  • 9. Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli 13. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende 14. Hatchet (Brian’s Saga, #1) by Gary Paulsen
  • 10. Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, #1) by L.M. Montgomery
  • 11. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  •  These Guide Lines Must Be In Your Bookreport:
    • Write title, author, genre, setting, characters  and summary. 
    • Pick two main characters and write about them in paragraph form. Give details about their personalities, how they’ve changed from the beginning, middle, and end of the story, and their actions in the plot. If they have a family make sure to explain their family.
    • Write a complete summary of the story in paragraph form.
    • In paragraph form write about something new you learned from the book.
    • Pick six new vocabulary words from your book, define and write an original sentence for each one. Make sure to undermine the words that you used in the sentence.
    • Would you recommend this book to your classmates? Why or why not?
    • Would you read another book by this author? Explain why or why not? 
    • Must Make A Cover: Include the title, author, your name and grade. Draw and color an original and colorful picture for your cover on construction paper. Be creative and neat.
    • Please note that this should be the student’s best work. It will count as an ELA grade.
  • Student’s Supplies: Please be sure to label the supplies with the student’s name on each item. 

4th Grade:

  • 11 – composition notebooks (100 pages) Please label each with subject and name. (Social Studies, Reading, ELA,  Religion,  Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing/Journal, Math, Science, Art, and novel studies).
  • 7 – folders labeled, (Homework/Notices, Religion, Social Studies, and ELA, Science, Math, and Art).
  • 2- boxes of No. 2 pencils.
  • pencil sharpener 
  • 1 – box of crayons (24 pack).
  • 1 – box of washable thin markers and colored pencils.
  • 1 –  pair of scissors for a child.
  • 3 – glue sticks.
  • 1 –  pencil case must be soft (no hard plastic boxes or metal cases will be permitted)
  • 2 – Independent Chapter Reading Books to be brought at all times.
  • 1 – pocket dictionary/thesaurus to be with you at all times.
  • 2 – packages of loose leaf paper (wide ruled with margin)
  • 2 – highlighters of any color
  • 1 – package of Expo dry eraser markers, black and multi color.
  • 1 pack of construction paper
  • 3 – large stretch book covers for text books.
  • 2 – Packages of index cards (3 x 5)
  • Index cardholder 
  • 2 – Packages of post-it notes.
  • 1 – Package of erasable black pens.
  • 1 – Package of erasable blue pens.
  • A Box for art class (Must look at art page to see what needs to be in the box). 

Classroom Supplies

  • 2 – boxes of tissues
  • 2 – hand sanitizers (Size does not matter).
  • 2 – rolls of bounty paper towels
  • 2 – Packages of baby wipes
  • 2 – Packages of Clorox wipes.
  • 2 boxes gallon size ziplock bags 
  • 2 boxes sandwich size ziplock bags  
  • 2 reams of white copy/printing paper
  • A Small garbage pale to keep at your desk at all times since you are not able to get up.
  • 1 pair of earbuds/ headphones (put in a plastic bag and label with your name on it and grade).
  • BRING IN A SMALL PACKAGE OF TISSUES AND A SMALL HAND SANITIZER (THIS WILL BE KEPT AT YOUR DESK AT ALL TIMES).
  • A Mini milk crate to keep your books in that does not fit in your desk. You can find it on AMAZON.COM. PLEASE MAKE sure that you do not bring in a big crate or I will have to ask you to bring it home. In the classroom, we will not have a lot of room this year.  The crate needs to fit on the floor in front of your feet.  You just have to type in a mini milk crate. Please only buy one.  If you did not get a small bin yet I bought some and I will have enough for each student in the class so do not worry about going out and getting one. I will label the bins I bought with each student’s name on them. They are clear bins with tops for them.
  • Must be wearing a face mask at all times. 

Make sure that you are always wearing a face mask (it’s a must) and that you have one or two other face masks with you in case you need to change your mask.

Home Supplies

  • 2 – rolls of clear contact paper to cover soft workbooks only, all workbooks must be covered. 
  • 2– packages of loose leaf paper (wide ruled with margin)
  • Construction paper
  • Pencils, crayons, washable markers
  • Oak tag remember you can always buy extra supplies and store them for later this year. They may be needed.

5th Grade Class Supplies:

  • 4 Notebooks (ELA, Spelling/Vocabulary, Journal, Novel Studies).
  • 2- boxes of No. 2 pencils (Make sure you come to class with 3 sharpened pencils everyday and an eraser).
  • pencil sharpener 
  • 1 – Independent Chapter Reading Book to be brought at all times.
  • 1 – pocket dictionary/thesaurus to be with you at all times.
  • 2 – highlighters of any color
  • 2 – Packages of index cards.
  • 2 – Packages of post-it notes.
  • 1 – Package of erasable black pens.
  • 1 – Package of erasable blue pens.
  • BRING IN A SMALL PACKAGE OF TISSUES AND A SMALL HAND SANITIZER (THIS WILL BE KEPTED AT YOUR DESK AT ALL TIMES).

Make sure that you are always wearing a face mask (it’s a must) and that you have one or two other face masks with you in case you need to change your mask.

– Ms. Towey

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