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. 

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

Monday:

Computers

TUESDAY:

Art

Thursday:

Gym

 

Christmas In 4th Grade 2019

October 4th Grade Pumpkin Painting 2019

 

Toys For Tots 4th Grade Class Trip (December 2019)

 

 

   

Chinese New Year Celebration 4th Grade

 

4th and 5th Grade Blood Drive (Little Doctors Program) January 30, 2020.

   

100th Day of School 4th Grade

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***I kindly request that all my students and their families put special time aside, at 9 am, 3 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 .

 

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 Hangout (student communication with the teacher only) this is not for CLASSMATES to be having a conversation (If the students need to ask me something they can write to me on here), Google Slides, and Google Forms. Please don’t hesitate to contact me anytime with question or concerns during the school day 8am-3pm.
I strongly recommend that students download the following apps on their electronic devices, Google Classroom, and Google Hangout. I’ve created Classroom Chats on Google Hangout. This communication platform can only be used for distance learning purposes only for both teachers and students in order to provide educational support to each other.
All messages are saved and recorded.

 

******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.

 

 

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. Thats where I will post all the assignments that the students have to complete.

 

– 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

 4th Grade Students 

 Book Report Assignment Guidelines

 Make sure you pick 2 books from this list to read and do a book report on.

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.
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  • In Coming 5th Grade Students 2019-2020 Book Report Assignment Guidelines:

 Make sure you pick 2 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
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  •  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.

 

School Supply Lists K-8 - Three Creeks K-8

Student’s Supplies : Please be sure to label the supplies with the student’s name on each item. 

4th Grade:

  • 10 – composition notebooks (100 pages) Please label each with subject and name. (Social Studies, Reading, ELA,  Religion,  Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing/Journal, Math, Science, and Art).
  • 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  (if last name begins A-K)
  • 2 boxes sandwich size ziplock bags  (if last name begins L-Z)
  • 2 reams of white copy/printing paper
  • 1 pair of earbuds/ headphones
  • BRING IN A SMALL PACKAGE OF TISSUES AND A SMALL HAND SANITIZER (THIS WILL BE KEPTED AT YOUR DESK AT ALL TIMES).

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.
  • Sincerely,
  • Ms. Towey

5th Grade Class Supplies:

  • 4 Notebooks (Reading, ELA, Spelling/Vocabulary, and Journal).
  • 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).
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