Distance Learning assignments week of March 17-20

Distance Learning Week of March 17-20 for Mrs. James

ELA

  • Watch Brainpop on Fact vs. Opinion https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/factandopinion/  (username is stpatrickbp and the password is brainpop ). Read article titled “Student Opinion: Video gaming can be good for our minds”. Highlight facts and underline opinions. Answer the Google Form assignment on Google Classroom titled “Fact vs. Opinion”
  • Read ch. 22-23 of James and the Giant Peach
  • Complete Language Arts IXL WDU, DC8, ZR5

Writing

  • Continue writing your rough drafts of your compare and contrast essays. If you would like Mrs. James to read your rough draft, you can type it and submit it on Google Classroom and she will read it and make corrections. Or have a parent or another adult read it for corrections, using the rubric to help

Social Studies

  • Read and answer questions on worksheets p. 58-59, and 60-61.

 

Mrs. Thomas 4th Grade Distanced Learning Week of March 17 – 20

Tuesday, March 17 

Math – 13.1 Estimating Quotients

  • Watch lesson video
  • Complete any work mentioned in the video
  • PW 84
  • Study for your math test that will be posted by Friday morning   https://quizlet.com/_87mith?x=1qqt&i=27bhxw

Science – Chapter 4 Plants and Animals

Religion – Chapter 12

  • Read Chapter 12
  • Complete Chapter 12 Review Section A & B

Wednesday, March 18 

Math – 13.2 Model Division & 13.3 Model Division

  • Watch lesson video
  • Complete any work mentioned in the video
  • PW 85 & 86

Thursday, March 19 

Math – 13.3 Model Division Continued

  • XL 4th grade math E.23 shortcut code Q75 if you complete this in 15 minutes or less please start on E.24. The goal is that you have E.23 complete and spend at least 30 minutes total on IXL 4th grade division.
  • More to come possibly

Science – Classifications

  • Pick one of the Classification Types of animals and plants. Make a Google Slides Document Presentation telling 10 features and facts of the classification type. Make sure to include a reference page with your reference links!

Religion – Chapter 13

  • Read Chapter 13 P 201- 208
  • Complete Activity on P 206
  • Complete Sections A & D of Chapter 13 Review 

Friday, March 20 

Math – Math Test 

  • Math test will be posted by Friday morning on google classroom. It will be in a form format, however you will need to email me your work or if that is not possible you can bring it with you when we come back, however a grade will not be assigned until all work is shown. You can also attempt to do this on a google doc if you wish and send me the doc.

Science – Classifications

  • Work on your classification slides and please submit them by 3 p.m.

 

***PLEASE Check the Spanish Google Classroom for your Spanish assignments!

Distance learning

Good morning!

Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. James are actively getting together their distance learning plans. We wanted to go over a few things before Tuesday.

 

A list of assignments will be posted here. Some assignments will be located on Google Classroom. Students are aware of how to log on to this at home.

 

We are sending home books and any other material needed for the next two weeks today. If your child is not here today, please contact your child’s teacher to let them know how you will be picking up their material.

 

If a student has a question about an assignment, please reach out to either of us via email, or through Google Classroom.

 

We really appreciate your flexibility! Let us know if you have any questions!

March 9, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Mrs. James and Mrs. Thomas)

  • Don’t forget to make transportation changes to PikMyKid! It might be also helpful to send us an email if you are changing transportation during the school day.
  • Many students have run out of school supplies (ex. Lined paper, pencils, markers). Please check with your child to see if they need to refill their supplies.
  • Many students have also lost their nametags. Please check with your child to make sure they have their nametag. If they have lost it, send in $6 in an envelope with their first and last name, homeroom, and “nametag” written on it. If they only need a back, it is $0.75
  • Thank you to everyone that has volunteered for our field trip to Beckley Station. We have enough volunteers at this time.

MATH (Mrs. Thomas)

  • This week we will continue to work on Division with Chapter 12 and 13
  • We will have a Chapter 11, 12 & 13 test on March 20th 
  • Homework this week is Simple Solutions #65 & 66 as well as PW #81 & 82. (no simple solutions quiz this week)

SCIENCE (Mrs. Thomas):

  • This week we will start our exploration of fossils. 
  • There will be a chapter 5 test on Friday, March 13th. The quizlet can be found here https://quizlet.com/_865eo7?x=1qqt&i=27bhxw

RELIGION (Mrs. Thomas):

  • This week we will start working on our Stations of the Cross presentation as well as have Ms. Lindon in our room for Speak Up Be Safe.

ELA (Mrs. James):

    • Reading ch. 17-21 of James and the Giant Peach
    • Using graphic sources to understand reading material better
    • Discussing multiple-meaning words
    • Working in literature groups
    • Language arts IXL M.2, B.1, and H.2 due Friday, March 13th

WRITING (Mrs. James):

  • Organizing information for compare and contrast essays, and starting to write the rough draft in class

SOCIAL STUDIES (Mrs. James):

    • Playing Quizlet live for our Kentucky test
    • test on Kentucky counties, economy, and how Kentucky became a state Tuesday, 3/10
    • Listening to a speaker from the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Department talk about animals native to Kentucky

Projects, tests, & quizzes:

           Monday: 

           Tuesday: Kentucky counties, economy, and how Kentucky became a state test

           Wednesday: Fast Facts

           Thursday

           Friday: Science Test

Projects, tests, & quizzes (Tentative):

  • Spelling test (multiple choice) Friday, 3/20
  • Math test Friday, 3/20

Reminders:

  • March 16: Holiday – No School
  • March 23: Fourth grade will lead Stations of the Cross in the church at roughly 8 a.m.
  • March 27: Beckley Station Field Trip
  • March 30-April 3: Spring Break
  • April 10: Good Friday, 1:00 pm Dismissal
  • April 13: Easter Monday

Wish List:

4J and 4T need extra snacks for kids who forget theirs

4J needs bandaids 

March 2, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Mrs. James and Mrs. Thomas)

  • Don’t forget to download the PikMyKid app! And to have anyone picking up your child from school to download it as well!
  • Many students have run out of school supplies (ex. Lined paper, pencils, markers). Please check with your child to see if they need to refill their supplies.
  • On Friday, March 27 we will be heading to Beckley Station for our first field trip of the year! We will need several chaperones for the trip. Please email Mrs. Thomas if you would like to join us! We will leave school around 8 a.m. and return around 1 or 1:30 p.m. More information to come in the following weeks.
  • Please remember to pack your child a snack everyday. We have had multiple students forgetting snack. Due to allergies we are no longer allowing students to share snacks. You can always send in a big bag of pretzels or similar for them to keep in their lockers.

 

MATH (Mrs. Thomas)

  • Continue working on Division with Chapter 11 and 12
  • Homework is Simple Solutions #61-64 due Friday
  • Simple Solutions Quiz Friday

SCIENCE (Mrs. Thomas):

  • Chapter 5 Lesson 2 How do living things affect the environment? And Lesson 3 What are natural resources?

RELIGION (Mrs. Thomas):

  • This week we will continue to talk about Lent

ELA (Mrs. James):

  • Starting Monday, we will no longer be doing homework packets. Instead, students will be assigned Language Arts IXL homework. Students will have two weeks to complete the assigned IXL. On Monday, students will be assigned to complete M.3, TMW, and GYD by Friday, March 13th.
  • Cause and effect in informational articles
  • Reading ch. 14-16 of James and the Giant Peach
  • Working on theme and other reading skills in centers

WRITING (Mrs. James):

  • Playing Quizlet live to study for our verb test
  • Verb test on Tuesday, 3/03
  • Starting to write a compare and contrast essay
  • Spelling menu due Friday, 3/06
  • Spelling test (verbal) Friday, 3/06

SOCIAL STUDIES (Mrs. James):

  • Presenting county projects in class on Monday
  • Interdependence
  • Imports and exports of Kentucky
  • Unique jobs to Kentucky
  • People of Kentucky

Projects, tests, & quizzes:

           Monday: 

           Tuesday: verb test

           Wednesday: Fast Facts

           Thursday

           Friday: spelling test (verbal), Simple Solutions Quiz

 

Projects, tests, & quizzes (Tentative):

  • Social studies test on Kentucky counties, economy, and how Kentucky became a state Tuesday, 3/10
  • Science Test Friday, 3/13

Reminders:

  • March 16: Holiday – No School
  • March 30-April 3: Spring Break
  • April 10: Good Friday, 1:00 pm Dismissal
  • April 13: Easter Monday

Wish List:

4J and 4T need extra snacks for kids who forget theirs

4J needs bandaids and construction paper 

if anyone has an extra swiffer mop (we have plenty of pads) that they aren’t using, 4J and 4T could use one. We’d like to be able to mop the floor more frequently since the kids sit on the floor in flexible seating and centers a lot and it’s flu season.

February 24, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Mrs. James and Mrs. Thomas)

  • Don’t forget to download the PikMyKid app! And to have anyone picking up your child from school to download it as well!
  • We are welcoming a new student in 4J on Monday! Welcome Thomas! He is coming to us from Shelby County!

MATH (Mrs. Thomas)

  •  I have pushed the math test back to this Friday. The quizlet will be up by Monday morning. https://quizlet.com/_82pjoh?x=1qqt&i=27bhxw
  • Homework this week is 2 IXL MAP Recommendations or 1 hour, whichever comes first and to study for the math test on Friday.

SCIENCE (Mrs. Thomas):

  • This week we will continue studying Ecosystems.
  • The students ecosystem projects that they have been working on in class are going to be presented on Monday and Tuesday.

RELIGION (Mrs. Thomas):

  •  This week in religion we will be concentrating on Stewardship. We will have a guest speaker on Friday at the end of the day. We will do a little something for Fat Tuesday as well. 

ELA (Mrs. James):

    • Reading ch. 12-13 of James and the Giant Peach
    • Cause and effect
    • Working in literature groups
    • Playing Quizlet live for ch. 1-13 of James and the Giant Peach
    • James and the Giant Peach ch. 1-13 test Thursday, 2/27
    • Homework packet due Friday, 2/28

WRITING (Mrs. James):

  • Adverbs
  • Comparative and superlative adverbs
  • Prepositions and prepositional phrases
  • Conjunctions 

SOCIAL STUDIES (Mrs. James):

  • Completing an in-class project about a county in Kentucky

Projects, tests, & quizzes:

           Monday: Ecosystem Projects Due

           Tuesday: 

           Wednesday: 

           Thursday: ch. 1-13 James and the Giant Peach

           Friday: Math Chapter 10

Projects, tests, & quizzes (Tentative):

  • Verb test Tuesday, 3/03
  • Social studies test on Kentucky counties, economy, and how Kentucky became a state Tuesday, 3/10

Reminders:

  • February 24: Begin Third Trimester
  • February 26: Ash Wednesday

Wish List:

4J needs construction paper and extra snacks for kids who forget theirs

4T needs extra snacks for kids who forget theirs

February 18, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Mrs. James and Mrs. Thomas)

  • Thank you to everyone who came to conferences! We hope everyone has a great winter break!
  • We have had a lot of people out sick lately! Hopefully, winter break will help everyone get healthy! If your child is sick, please call the office or email us to let us know your child will be out, and if we can send their absent work home with anyone.
  • A few students have lost their name tags. If your child needs a new one, please send in $6 in an envelope with their first and last name on it so they can get a new one.
  • Thank you to everyone who joined PikMyKid! We got 100% of parents to join, so we have earned a dress down day this Tuesday, 2/18! Way to go!

MATH (Mrs. Thomas)

  •  This week we continue Chapter 10
  • Homework is:IXl 4th D.15.5- New! Multiply 1-digit numbers by 3-digit and 4-digit numbers using expanded form (there is no number for this one. It is located between D15 and D16IXL 29 and 30 or 32 or 60 minutes whichever comes first.

SCIENCE (Mrs. Thomas):

  • Starting Chapter 5 Ecosystems

RELIGION (Mrs. Thomas):

  •  Starting Chapter 11

ELA (Mrs. James):

  • Reading ch. 7-11 of James and the Giant Peach 
  • Sequencing and main idea/details 
  • Working on reading and language skills in centers

WRITING (Mrs. James):

    • Subject-verb agreement
    • Past, present, and future tense of verbs, and irregular verbs
    • Spelling test (multiple choice) Friday, 2/21
    • Spelling menu due Friday, 2/21

SOCIAL STUDIES (Mrs. James):

  • Discussing how Kentucky separated from Virginia
  • Discussing Kentucky’s constitution
  • Discussing Kentucky’s population growth

Projects, tests, & quizzes:

           Monday: 

           Tuesday: 

           Wednesday: 

           Thursday

           Friday: Spelling test

Projects, tests, & quizzes (Tentative):

  • Math Test Monday, 2/24
  • James and the Giant Peach ch. 1-13 test Thursday, 2/27

Reminders:

  • February 18: School Resumes
  • February 19: 4J is in charge of Mass
  • February 21: End Second Trimester
  • February 24: Begin Third Trimester
  • February 26: Ash Wednesday

Wish List:

4J needs loose leaf paper, and construction paper

 

February 10, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENTS (Mrs. James and Mrs. Thomas)

  • Please welcome our new assistant and technology teacher, Ms. Thomason! Ms. Thomason will be assisting fourth grade on Mondays, every day but Wednesday for recess and lunch and for Bible Study on Fridays.
  • On Tuesday, February 11 we will be allowing the last 10 to 15 minutes of the school day for the students to pass out valentines in their homerooms. We ask that you please only have your child write their names on the valentines if they wish to participate. This makes it much easier to pass them out. 4J has 25 students and 4T has 26 students.
  • We hope all of our St. Patrick families have a wonderful and safe Winter Break!

 

  • Thank you to those who have already signed up for and downloaded the app for PikMyKid! If you have not, please sign up and download the app by Wednesday, February 12th. This is a really quick process that will maybe take you 5 minutes. If all parents in 4th grade have signed up by winter break, students will get a dress down day!!

 

MATH (Mrs. Thomas)

  • Continue working on Chapter 10, double digit multiplication

SCIENCE (Mrs. Thomas):

  • Wrapping up Chapter 6, Lesson 4-6. There will be a mini test on Tuesday, 2/11. Due to the small range of the lessons, there will be one activity and five questions that are multiple choice. The Quizlet is posted. https://quizlet.com/_7zag6p?x=1qqt&i=27bhxw

RELIGION (Mrs. Thomas):

  • Continuing Chapter 9 and 10 on the Holy Spirit.

ELA (Mrs. James):

  • Finishing chapters 1-6 of James and the Giant Peach 
  • Fact vs. opinion
  • Working on reading and language skills in centers

WRITING (Mrs. James):

  • Action and linking verbs
  • Main and helping verbs
  • Completing a writing sprint 

SOCIAL STUDIES (Mrs. James):

  • Discussing the difference between suburban and rural communities
  • Discussing tourist attractions in Kentucky

Projects, tests, & quizzes:

           Monday: 

           Tuesday:Mini Science Chapter 6 Lessons 4-6 test

           Wednesday: Fast Facts

           Thursday

           Friday:

Projects, tests, & quizzes (Tentative):

  • Spelling test (multiple choice) Friday, 2/21

Reminders:

  • February 13: PST Conferences
  • February 14-17 Winter Break – School Closed
  • February 18: School Resumes
  • February 21: End Second Trimester
  • February 24: Begin Third Trimester
  • February 26: Ash Wednesday

Wish List:

4J needs loose leaf paper, and construction paper

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Parents,

Valentine’s Day is coming! To celebrate, students can bring in a Valentine for everyone in the class. They do not have to write everyone’s name on each valentine if they do not want. There are 25 students in 4J, and 26 in 4T.

 

Parents can also send in a Valentine’s Day snack if they wish. PLEASE NO NUTS! Also, try to send in treats with no red or yellow dye.

 

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 11th.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. James

Frankfort Chaperones

Parents,

I sent an email out to everyone about the Frankfort field trip, and asking anyone interested to chaperone to let me know. (If you did not get this email, try checking spam. Sometimes when we send out grade wide emails, they get sent to spam.)

We have well over 13 parents who would like to chaperone! We have decided to do a random drawing for chaperones. If you would like your name in the drawing, please let me know by the end of the day today (Tuesday, 2/4). I will be drawing names tomorrow and emailing those parents who are drawn.

Happy Tuesday!

Mrs. James

February 3, 2020

MATH (Mrs. Thomas)

  •  Continuing Chapter 10
  • Homework is PW 66, 67, 68, 69

SCIENCE (Mrs. Thomas):

  • Continuing Chapter 6 with Lesson 4 How Can Earths Surface Change Rapidly, Lesson 5 Where is Earths Water? and Lesson 6 What is the water cycle?
  • Test over Chapter 6 Lesson 4-6 on Monday, February 10

RELIGION (Mrs. Thomas):

  •  Continuing to work on Chapter 9 The Holy Spirit
  • Religion Assignment (we will discuss in class on Monday and it is an in class project) will be due by the end of class on Tuesday, February 11

ELA (Mrs. James):

    • Starting the book James and the Giant Peach
    • Decoding unknown words
    • Drawing conclusions
    • Working in centers and in literature circle groups
    • Homework packet (penguin) due Friday, 2/7

WRITING (Mrs. James):

  • Finishing Young Authors stories (deadline has been moved to Friday, 2/7)
  • Writing letters to other Catholic schools through the Great Mail Race

SOCIAL STUDIES (Mrs. James):

    • Playing Quizlet live for Kentucky test
    • Kentucky land, climate, rivers, and resources test Tuesday, 2/4

Projects, tests, & quizzes:

           Monday: 

           Tuesday: Kentucky test

           Wednesday: 

           Thursday

           Friday:

Projects, tests, & quizzes (Tentative):

  • Science Chapter 6 Lesson 4-6 Monday, 2/10
  • Spelling test (multiple choice) Friday, 2/21

Reminders:

  • February 13: PST Conferences
  • February 14-17 Winter Break – School Closed
  • February 18: School Resumes
  • February 21: End Second Trimester
  • February 24: Begin Third Trimester
  • February 26: Ash Wednesday

Wish List:

4J needs sandwich and gallon sized bags, loose leaf paper, and construction paper