March 1

Well done Families! Your donations will provide 300 Lunches of Love for our parish’s St. Vincent de Paul group to pass out to those in need. Students will assemble the lunches while socially distancing this week. A special thank you to Mrs. Morris for organizing all of the materials.

SPECIAL thank you to Veronika Wellnitz for Zooming in to create our AUCTION Project! Speaking of the Auction… have you ordered your dinner? If not you can  order here.



Math: Fractions! Students will learn how to recognize equivalent fractions and how to compare fractions of different sizes

Reading: RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations

Writing: We will continue to work on our compare and contrast essays.

Social Studies: We will be reading and responding to historical information about the traveling the Oregon Trail.

Religion: Lunches of Love and Rice Bowl




February 22

Now that we are settling into our hybrid routine, I want to stress the importance of joining Zoom class times. I am teaching both the in person and at home learners together throughout most of the day. For this reason, it is imperative that students join via ZOOM in order to receive complete instruction. At home learners will have breaks at 9:45- 10:00 am and 11:30- 12:30 (lunch).  At all other times students are expected to be working as a class via Zoom.  At home learners participate in Art one morning a week and have a special session with Mrs. Morris Monday-Thursday in the afternoon. Spanish and Music classes are in the afternoon for at home learners only. 
Students who are quarantined due to travel are expected to stay on-line with their purple/gold cohorts.
Writing:  Compare and Contrast Essay. Focus on using fourth grade level word choice, grammar and editing skills. I prefer students do drafts in their writing notebook. Students who choose to type drafts and are in hybrid, will need to print their work progress for on campus workdays. This is a two-week project.
Math: Multiples, Factors, Prime and Composite Numbers and Patterns. Math Test this Wednesday/Thursday. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4  and  CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.C.5
Reading with Mrs Halley: RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations
Social Studies: Begin learning about the Oregon Trail. Discuss the overlooked African American contributions and impact on African Americans during the time of the Oregon Trail.
Religion: We continue to discuss Lent.


Items to note:
 4thGrade service project signup and information 
 Jump Rope for Heart. registration here
Tuesday, February 23
Auction Registration Opens at

February 17

I hope you enjoyed the snow as much as I did!

We have another short, action filled week in 4th grade. Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday. We will have a school-wide prayer service on zoom at 10:30 am. Students will watch on campus and remote as a class. The prayer service will be followed by a sprinkling of the ashes that will be administered by teachers in the classroom and is entirely optional. 

Academics this week

 Religion: Emphasis be placed on the meaning of Lent and the ideas of praying, fasting, and giving. We will also learn about our upcoming service project. More to come on this in a future email. 

 Math: Factors and Multiples CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4
Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite. 

 Social Studies:  We will continue to read about and discuss the lives of several influential Black Americas. 

 Reading: RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e. 

 JUMP ROPE FOR HEART Live Zoom Assembly on February 19th at 1:00 PM 

Zoom Link: 

Password: stjohn 

 Please pre-register your child by downloading the “Kids Heart Challenge” FREE App or type our school name and sign up HERE: 

  We want 100% participation! Students who register before the assembly will get a special shoutout during the live presentation! We look forward to seeing your child on the assembly. Thank you for keeping our school community healthy! 

With Lent beginning tomorrow it is a time to Pray, Fast, and Give. As a 4th Grade community we will be taking on a project to focus on the giving piece. We will be creating Lunches of Love packets that St Vincent de Paul will use to give to those in need. The Lunches Of Love are gallon size bags that will be filled with non-perishable, individually packaged and shelf stable items. The items will include a protein, fruit cup, drink, snack and dessert. We would also like to include small toiletry items like a small bottle of hand-sanitizer, travel-size tissue/wipes, soap, shampoo, etc.  We are asking family to sign up using the link below to donate what they can and send in the items with your 4th grade student. During school we will have the students assemble the Lunches of Love. Amy Morris will be heading up this activity so if you have any questions please send an email to Amy at