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Weekly Overview 

Week of March 27th – March 31st

We are entering the 4th week of our Lenten journey. I hope that everyone is finding the time to make greater space for God in their lives. Please remember to ask your student about their progress towards keeping their Lenten commitments.

I am aware that many of the 4th graders are involved in extracurricular activities outside the classroom. I appreciate how these activities contribute to the development of well-rounded students. However, it is very important that the 4th graders learn to maintain a balance between participating in these activities while maintaining their academic focus. Specifically, they still need to meet their AR goal of reading two books per month, demonstrating mastery of their math facts, completing & submitting homework on time, and studying for tests. 

Please remember that I am available to meet with you to discuss any concerns regarding your student’s performance and how we can support them for the remainder of the 4th grade. 

Peace & blessings, 

Mr. Sahlman


English Language Arts
Story – Biography, Harvesting Hope, The Story of Cesar Chavez
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Drawing conclusions, inference
Spelling – words containing suffixes –ful, -less, -ness, & -ment
Grammar – Dependent & independent clauses
Writing – Narrative story writing

Math
Fractions
Division - word problems, strategies, remainders
Decimals

Science
4th grade - Birth of Rocks – How could you survive a landslide?
3rd grade - Stormy Skies: Weather, Climates, & Water Cycle - Why are some places always hot?, assessment

Religion
The Beautitudes

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner – assessment on Friday

Assessments & Major assignments due
Thursday – Spelling assessment
Friday –English language arts reading comprehension, vocabulary, & grammar assessment; ELA packet, target vocabulary & definitions; Social Studies assessment

Calendar items
March 27 – Free dress March birthdays
April 6 – Maker Fair 6 – 7:30 pm
April 11 – 4th grade reconciliation
April 13 – Seder Meal, Progress reports go home
April 14 – Good Friday – No school
April 15 – 23 Spring Break – No school
April 24 – Earth Day Movie

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of March 19th – March 24th     

English Language Arts
Story – Hercules Quest– myth
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Story structure & asking questions
Spelling –
words containing prefixes re-, un-, dis-
Grammar – prepositional phrases
Writing – Narrative story writing

Math
Perimeter
Area
Line plots
Data analysis

Science
4th grade - Birth of Rocks – Why do volcanos explode? Will a mountain last forever?
3rd grade - Stormy Skies: Weather, Climates, & Water Cycle - How do we predict if it's going to storm? Why are some places always hot?

Religion
Taking up your cross
The Parable of the Blind Man

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due
Wednesday – Math Checkpoint – Area & Perimeter

Thursday – Spelling assessment; Religion assessment - Lent
Friday –English language arts reading comprehension, vocabulary, & grammar assessment; ELA packet, target vocabulary & definitions

Calendar items
March 22 – Otaez dine and donate
March 25 – Parent Bingo

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

Week of March 13th – March 17th

English Language Arts
Story – The Right Dog for the Job– Non-fiction text
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Sequence of events, summarize
Spelling –
words containing the final /j/ and /s/ sounds
Writing – Narrative story writing

Math
Larger number multiplication & division
Math quiz

Science
Birth of Rocks – Why do volcanos explode?; Will a mountain last forever?
 
Religion
Lent: The Raising of Lazarus; The Stations of the Cross
Safe Environment 

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due
Monday – Social Studies poster project
Thursday – Spelling assessment; math quiz
Friday –English language arts reading comprehension, vocabulary, & grammar assessment; ELA packet, target vocabulary & definitions

Calendar items
March 16 – State of the school meeting 7pm in the hall
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day, noon dismissal
March 22 – Otaez dine and donate
March 25 - Final parent Bingo night for the school year

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday
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Week of March 6th – March 10th     

English Language Arts

Story – Riding Freedom – historical fiction text
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Compare & contrast, Monitor & clarify
Spelling –
words with /k/, /ng/, and /kw/
Writing – Narrative story writing

Math
Larger number multiplication & division

Science
Birth of Rocks - volcanoes
 
Religion
Baptism in Christ
The Transfiguration of the Lord

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Tuesday – Spelling assessment
Wednesday –English language arts reading comprehension, vocabulary, & grammar assessment; ELA packet, target vocabulary & definitions; Chapter 6 religion test & study guide due

Calendar items
March 10 – Teacher in service day, no school
March 16 – State of the school meeting
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day, noon dismissal
March 22 – Otaez dine and donate

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

 

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Week of February 27th – March 3rd    

English Language Arts
Story – Riding Freedom – historical fiction text
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Compare & contrast, Monitor & clarify
Spelling –
words with /k/, /ng/, and /kw/
Writing – Free verse poems

Math
Geometry –measuring perimeter, area & perimeter formulas, hexarights, larger number multiplication & division

Science
Birth of Rocks - volcanoes
 
Religion
Baptism in Christ

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Thursday – Math geometry reassessment 
Friday – Math end of geometry unit assessment

Calendar items
February 28 – Burning of the palms
March 1 – All school mass & faith families
March 3 – Report cards go home
March 10 – Teacher in service day, no school
March 16 – State of the school meeting
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day, noon dismissal
March 22 – Otaez dine and donate

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of February 20th – February 24th    

English Language Arts
Story – Ecology for Kids – informational text
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Main idea & details, Monitor & clarify
Spelling – no new spelling words this week
Writing – Free verse poems

Math
Geometry –polygons and measuring area

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – Habitat connections & tools for investigating ocean life
 
Religion
Baptism in Christ

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Thursday – Science test
Friday – English language arts reading comprehension, vocabulary, & grammar assessment; Science notebooks due end of day

Calendar items
February 20 – Presidents Day Holiday – no school
February 24 – End of trimester
February 28 – Burning of the palms
March 1 – All school mass & faith families
March 3 – Report cards go home
March 10 – Teacher inservice day, no school
March 16 – State of the school meeting
March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day, noon dismissal
March 22 – Otaez dine and donate

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of February 13th – February 17th   

English Language Arts
Story – Ecology for Kids – informational text
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Main idea & details, Monitor & clarify
Spelling – ending “y” to “i” spelling patterns
Writing – Free verse poems

Math
Geometry –recognizing, measuring, & classifying angles; perpendicular & parallel lines, line symmetry

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – Habitat connections & tools for investigating ocean life
 
Religion
Jesus, the image of GOD – Our role model for Christian sacrifice
Baptism in Christ

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Tuesday – Chapter 5 religion test, Chapter 5 study guide due
Wednesday – Math checkpoint – recognizing, measuring, and classifying angles
Friday – Spelling assessment

Calendar items
February 17 – Noon dismissal
February 20 – Presidents Day Holiday – no school
February 24 – End of trimester
March 3 – Report cards go home

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of February 5th – February 10th

English Language Arts
Story – The Life and Times of the Aunt – informational text
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Text & graphic features, Asking questions
Writing – Author’s Chair -  sharing published ocean organism books

Math
Geometry – lines & angles

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – Habitat connections & tools for investigating ocean life
 
Religion
Jesus, the image of GOD – Our role model for Christian sacrifice

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Thursday – Spelling test
Friday - English languages reading comprehension & spelling assessments; ELA packet, target vocabulary sentences and target vocabulary definitions due

Calendar items
February 11 – SPN Crab feed
February 17 – Noon dismissal
February 24 – End of trimester
March 3 – Report cards go home

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of January 30th – February 3rd  

English Language Arts

Story – Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World – informational text
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Sequence of events & summarizing
Writing – Publishing - ocean organism book

Math
Measurement – conversion between units & subtraction
Collecting and interpreting data

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – Traveling young organisms
 
Religion
Jesus, the image of GOD – Our role model for Christian sacrifice

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Wednesday – Spelling assessment
Thursday - English languages reading comprehension assessment; ELA packet, target vocabulary sentences and target vocabulary definitions due
Friday – Math larger number addition & subtraction end of unit assessment

Calendar items
January 29 – Catholic Schools Week Mass 9:00 am, followed by SPN Open House
January 30 – SPN canned food drive
January 31 – SPN Oratorical Fest 1pm in the church
February 1 – SPN student appreciation day, Free Dress
February 2 – SPN Teacher appreciation day, noon dismissal
February 11 – SPN Crab feed

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of January 16th to 20th

English Language Arts
Story – Antarctic Journal: Four Months at the Bottom of the World – informational text
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Sequence of events & summarizing
Writing – Publishing - ocean animal research paper

Math
Larger whole number subtraction strategies
Measurement – conversion between units & subtraction

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – Traveling young organisms
 
Religion
Jesus, the image of GOD – Our role model for Christian sacrifice

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Monday - Social Studies test
Tuesday – Math subtraction checkpoint
Friday –  ocean organism research book due

Calendar items
January 29 – Catholic Schools Week Mass 9:00 am, followed by SPN Open House

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of January 16th to 20th

English Language Arts
Story – No new story
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: main idea & details
Writing – Publishing - ocean animal research paper

Math
Larger whole number addition & subtraction strategies

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – Open ocean food webs

Religion
Jesus, the image of GOD
Faith families

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Tuesday – spelling test
Friday – ocean organism research report

Calendar items
January 16 – No school; Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 19 – 4th grade field trip to Oakland Museum of California
January 20 – Progress reports go home (concerns only)
January 22 – 4th grade family mass
January 29 – Catholic Schools Week Mass 9:00 am, followed by SPN Open House

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

Week of January 9th to 13th

 English Language Arts

Story – information text “The Earth Dragon Awakes”
Essential question –
How do natural disasters affect people?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: sequence of events, visualizing
Writing – drafting & revising ocean animal research paper

Math
Larger whole number addition & subtraction strategies
Rounding & estimation

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – Open ocean food webs

Religion
Jesus, the image of GOD

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Wednesday - Math Checkpoint on larger whole number place value, addition, rounding & comparing 
Thursday –English language arts assessments. ELA packet, target vocabulary definitions & sentences.

Calendar items
January 13 – No school; Teacher in service day
January 16 – No school; Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
January 19 – 4th grade field trip to Oakland Museum of California
January 20 – Progress reports go home
January 27 – 4th grade family mass
January 29 – Catholic Schools Week Mass 9:00 am, followed by SPN Open House

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday
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Week of January 3rd – January 6th

English Language Arts
Story – information text “Hurricanes: Earth’s Mightiest Storms”
Essential question – What are the benefits of studying weather?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Text & graphic features, infer/predict
Writing – drafting & revising ocean animal research paper

Math
Place value & the traditional addition algorithm
Numbers to one thousand
Investigating numbers to ten thousand
Charting one million
Adding, rounding, and comparing larger numbers

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – Open ocean food webs

Religion
Christmas season
All school mass

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Friday – spelling, English arts assessments. Due ELA packet, target vocabulary definitions & sentences.

Calendar items
January 3– Return from Christmas break
January 4 – All school mass, full school uniform required.
January 6 – SLC Town Hall 2:00 pm
January 13 – No school; Teacher in service day
January 16 – No school; Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of December 12th – December 16th

English Language Arts
Story – information text “Discovering Mars: The Amazing Story of the Red Planet”
Essential question – Why are people interested in space exploration?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Summarizing & visualizing
Writing – ocean animal research paper


Math
Decimal Fractions

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean

Religion
Advent

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Friday 12/16 – “Discovering Mars” packet, target vocabulary sentences, Ocean organism research paper graphic organizer, and Science notebook through page 23 – submit for grading

Calendar items
December 12 – December birthday free dress
December 13 – 3rd/4th grade field trip to see “An Original Christmas Carol” by AMCT
December 14 – Advent prayer service in the hall after morning assembly
December 15 – Christmas concert 7pm. Students report to classrooms at 6:30 pm
December 16 – 4th grade holiday party; noon dismissal
December 17 – January 2nd – Christmas break

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Week of December 5th – December 9th  

English Language Arts

Story – information text “Discovering Mars: The Amazing Story of the Red Planet”
Essential question – Why are people interested in space exploration?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Summarizing & visualizing
Grammar –pronouns
Writing – ocean animal research paper

Math
Decimal Fractions 

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean

Religion
Advent

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Thursday 12/8– Math checkpoint
Friday 12/9 – Advent assessment
Friday 12/16 – Science Notebook & “Discovering Mars” packet – submit for grading

Calendar items
December 6 – Feast of St. Nicholas – shoes in the hallway for St. Nicholas; Christmas craft in the hall
December 7 – Advent prayer service in the hall
December 8 – All school mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Parents encouraged to attend)
December 11 – Breakfast with Santa
December 13 – 3rd/4th grade field trip to see “An Original Christmas Carol” by AMCT
December 15 – Christmas concert
December 16 – 4th grade holiday party; noon dismissal

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of November 28th – December 2nd

English Language Arts
Story – biography “Jose! Born to Dance”
Essential question – What does it take to be a great performer?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Author’s purpose, analyze & evaluate
Grammar –pronouns
Writing – ocean animal research paper

Math
Fractions – comparing, adding & subtracting, mixed numbers, geoboards

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean

Religion
Chapter 4 – The Lord’s Prayer assessment
Advent

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Friday – Spelling test, English language arts assessment, target vocabulary sentences, ELA packet

Calendar items
November 28 – Free dress for November birthdays
November 30 – Advent prayer service in the hall
December 6 – Feast of St. Nicholas – shoes in the hallway for St. Nicholas; Christmas craft in the hall
December 8 – All school mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Parents encouraged to attend)
December 11 – Breakfast with Santa
December 13 – 3rd/4th grade field trip to see “An Original Christmas Carol” by AMCT
December 15 – Christmas concert
December 16 – 4th grade holiday party; noon dismissal
December 17 – January 2nd – Christmas break

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday
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Week of November 21st  – November 25th

English Language Arts

Story – fiction “Dear Mr. Winston”
Essential question – What are some different ways to do research?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Drawing conclusions, asking questions
Grammar –Compound and complex sentences
Writing – ocean animal research paper

Math
Fractions – equal sharing, mixed numbers, geoboards

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean

Religion
Chapter 4 – The Lord’s Prayer
Catholic Social Justice – Dignity of the Human Person

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Tuesday – Spelling test, English language arts assessment, target vocabulary sentences, ELA packet

Calendar items
November 23 – 25 Thanksgiving break

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

 

Week of November 14th – November 18th

English Language Arts

Story – fiction “Dear Mr. Winston”
Essential question – What are some different ways to do research?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Drawing conclusions, asking questions
Grammar –Compound and complex sentences
Writing – ocean animal research paper

Math
Fractions – equal sharing, mixed numbers, geoboards

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean – plankton & adaptation

Religion
Chapter 4 – The Lord’s Prayer
Catholic Social Justice – Dignity of the Human Person

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Tuesday – Spelling test, English language arts assessment, target vocabulary sentences, ELA packet

Calendar items
November 15 – 19 Book Fair
November 18 – First trimester report cards go home
November 23 – 25 Thanksgiving break

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday
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Week of November 7th– November 11th

English Language Arts

Story – fiction “Me and Uncle Romie”
Essential question – How do an artist’s experiences affect his or her art?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Understanding characters, visualize
Grammar –Progressive verb tense
Writing – publishing personal narratives, ocean animal research paper

Math
Multiplication & division assessment
Fractions – equal sharing

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean
Plankton

Religion
Chapter 3 – Assessment

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Tuesday – Math unit 2 study guide & assessment; STAR Reading
Wednesday – Religion chapter 3 study guide & assessment; STAR Math

Calendar items
November 9 – Parent education night – social media
November 10 – First trimester Ends
November 15 – 19 Book Fair
November 18 – First trimester report cards go home
November 23 – 25 Thanksgiving break

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday
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Week of October 31st   – November 4th

English Language Arts
Story – Coming Distractions: Questioning Movies, information text, Essential Question: How are movies a form of communication?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Fact & opinion, summarizing
Grammar –Verb tense
Writing – personal narratives, publishing

Math
Division with remainders
Multiplication & division unit review

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean
Using evidence to protect habitats

Religion
Chapter 3 – Keeping Promises
Loving God – the first 3 commandments
St. Teresa of Avila
Chapter 3 review

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Monday – English language arts reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary assessment – Invasion from Mars; target vocabulary sentences and ELA packet due
Friday - – English language arts reading comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary assessment – Coming Distractions; target vocabulary sentences and ELA packet due; spelling test


Calendar items
October 31 – Halloween, noon dismissal
November 1 – All Saints Day & all school Mass – full uniform required
November 9 – Parent education night – social media
November 10 – First trimester Ends
November 18 – First trimester report cards go home

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of October 24th  – October 28th

English Language Arts

Story – Invasion from Mars, radio drama 
Essential Question: How are performances similar to and different from written stories?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Story structure, infer/predict
Grammar –Verbs
Writing – personal narratives, revising/editing/publishing

Math
Multiplication – Doubling & halving
Multiplying with money & units of metric measure
Multiplication strategies
Division with remainders

Science
Ocean – Life in the Ocean
Introducing ocean organisms
Comparing habitats

Religion
Chapter 3 – Keeping Promises
The Ten Commandments

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Thursday October 217th – English language reading comprehension assessment, spelling assessment, target vocabulary sentences and ELA packet due; math multiplication check in assessment and study guide due

Calendar items
Monday October 24th – Free dress October birthdays
Tuesday October 25th – Peer tutoring
Thursday October 27th – Wear pink to support a cure for cancer and pay $5, free dress rules apply
Friday October 28 – 4th grade fieldtrip to California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
October 30 – Priesthood Sunday
October 31 – Halloween, noon dismissal
November 1 – All school Mass – full uniform required
November 10 – First trimester Ends
November 14 – First trimester report cards go home

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of October 17th  – October 21st 

English Language Arts
Story – Stormalong, Tall Tale, Essential Question: Why do people pass down stories over the year?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Point of view, drawing conclusions, making inferences
Grammar – capitalization
Writing – personal narratives, revising/editing/publishing

Math
Building ratio tables
Multiplying single digits by multiples of 10
Multiplication story problems
Doubling & halving
Math multiplication checkpoint assessment

Science
Ocean – Living space in the Ocean
Ocean unit 1 assessment

Religion
Chapter 2 study guide & assessment

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner - Time for Kids due Friday & landform map in notebooks

Assessments & Major assignments due

Wednesday October 19th – Religion, Chapter 2 assessment & study guide due; Science, Ocean unit 1 assessment & notebook due
Thursday - 
math multiplication check in assessment and study guide due
Friday October 21st – English language reading comprehension assessment, spelling assessment, target vocabulary sentences and ELA packet due


Calendar items
Thursday October 20th – make up picture day
Friday October 28 – 4th grade fieldtrip to California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
October 30 – Priesthood Sunday
October 31 – Halloween, noon dismissal
November 1 – All school Mass – full uniform required
November 10 – First trimester Ends
November 14 – First trimester report cards go home

Reminders:
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of October 10th  – October 14th

English Language Arts

Story – No new story - cross content science non-fiction text
Essential Question: What kind of the place is the ocean?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Non-fiction – summarizing, main idea & details
Grammar – fragments & run-on sentences
Writing – personal narratives, revising/editing/publishing

Math
Multiplication arrays
Double digit multiplication
Multiplying by 10, 100, 1000

Science
Ocean – Living space in the Ocean & Unit 1 review

Religion
Chapter 1 reassessment
Praise & Thanksgiving – The Lord’s Supper, St. Piux X

Social Studies
No class due to short week and minimum days

Assessments & Major assignments due

Tuesday October 11th – Religion, Chapter 1 reassessment
Friday October 14th – Science writing prompt

Calendar items
Monday October 10th – Columbus holiday, no school
Wednesday October 12 – Friday October 14 – Student/parent/teacher conferences, noon dismissal
Saturday October 15 – SPN Fun fair
Sunday October 16 – Fun Fair pancake breakfast
Thursday October 20th – make up picture day
Friday October 28 – 4th grade fieldtrip to California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
October 31 – Halloween, noon dismissal 
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Week of October 3rd  – October 7th

English Language Arts

Story – play– “The Power of W.O.W” 
Essential Question: Why might people raise money for a cause?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: theme, analyze/evaluate
Writing – narrative writing
Grammar – fragments & run-on sentences

Math
Multiplication & division – review & unit test
Building multiplication arrays

Science
Ocean – light, pressure, temperature, and salinity; underwater gliders

Religion
God’s goodness; chapter 1 assessment
Praise & thanksgiving

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Tuesday 10/4 – math - unit 1 assessment
Wednesday 10/5 – religion - chapter 1 assessment
Friday 10/7– English language arts – reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling assessments

Calendar items
Tuesday October 4th – Family math night – Harry Potter math games, 6 – 7pm
Friday October 7 – school picture make up day; student progress reports sent home
Monday October 10th – Columbus holiday, no school
Wednesday October 12 – Friday October 14 – Student/parent/teacher conferences, noon dismissal
Saturday October 15 – SPN Fun fair
Sunday October 16 – Fun Fair pancake breakfast
Friday October 28 – 4th grade fieldtrip to California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
October 31 – Halloween

Reminders:
Wednesday is always 2:10 dismissal unless noted
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

Week of September 26th  – September 30th

English Language Arts

Story – Fiction Text – Complete “Hank Zipzer, Niagara Falls or Does It?” Essential Question: What is important to be a successful student?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Cause & effect, summarizing
Writing – Narrative Writing - narrative story with dialogue
Grammar – review

Math
Multiplication & division review, unit test

Science
Ocean – ocean currents & the ocean floor

Religion
God’s goodness; chapter 1 assessment

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

None
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Week of September 19th  – September 23rd

English Language Arts
Story – Information Text – “My Librarian is a Camel”, Essential Question: How are books and libraries important to people and communities?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Cause & effect, visualizing
Writing – Narrative Writing - descriptive paragraph & informal speech
Spelling – short i and long i spelling patterns
Grammar – Quotations marks, sentence fluency

Math
Multiplication & Division
Multiplication strategies
Multiplication & division checkpoint
Multiplicative comparisons

Science
Ocean – ocean currents & the ocean floor

Religion
The creation story
The Trinity

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Wednesday 9/21 - Multiplication & division checkpoint assessment
Friday 9/23– reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling

Calendar items
Monday September 19th, September birthdays free dress
Friday September 23rd, Family bingo
Monday September 26th  - Friday September 30th – ITBS testing
Tuesday October 4th – Family math night – Harry Potter math games, 6 – 7pm
Wednesday October 5th – SPN all school mass, full school uniform required
Monday October 10th – Columbus holiday, no school
Wednesday October 12 – Friday October 14 – Student/parent/teacher conferences, noon dismissal
Saturday October 15 – SPN Fun fair

Reminders:

Wednesday is always 2:10 dismissal unless noted
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Thursday

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Week of September 12th  – September 16th

English Language Arts

Story - Biography: “My Brother Martin”; Essential question – What might lead a person to try and change the world?Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Author’s purpose, monitor & clarify
Writing – Narrative Writing - descriptive paragraph & word choice
Spelling – short e and long e spelling patterns
Grammar – 4 kinds of sentences, contractions

Math
Prime and composite numbers
Multiplication strategies
Arrays to one hundred

Science
Ocean – ocean layers & ocean currents

Religion
Sharing values, inclusion, & generating norms
Catholic prayers & scripture
The creation story

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Friday 9/16– reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling

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Week of September 5th – 9th

English Language Art

Story - Realistic fiction: “Because of Winn Dixie”; Essential question – How do friends help each other?
Comprehension Skill & Strategy: Story structure & summarizing
Writing – Narrative Writing - descriptive paragraph & word choice
Spelling – short a and long a spelling pattern

Math
Models for multiplication & division
Finding factors
Prime and composite numbers

Science
Ocean – Modeling ocean currents, making claims & identifying evidence

Religion
All school mass
Sharing values, inclusion, & generating norms

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner

Assessments & Major assignments due

Friday 9/9– reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and spelling

Calendar items
Monday September 5th - No School, Labor Day
Wednesday September 7th - All School Mass (4th & 1st grade hosting)
Thursday September 8th, chess begins
Friday September 9th, school picture day – full school uniform required
Monday September 19th, September birthdays free dress
Monday September 26th  - Friday September 30th – ITBS testing

Reminders:

Wednesday is always 2:10 dismissal unless noted
Full uniform on all Mass Days
Library books are due on Wednesday

Week of August 29th – September 2nd

English Language Arts
Story - Realistic fiction: “Hank Zipzer, Niagara Falls or Does it?”
Comprehension Skill: Compare & contrast
Reading Strategy – Summarizing
Writing – Personal Narratives

Math
Models for multiplication & division – open number line, ratio table, tile array, area model

Science
Ocean – Planet Ocean

Religion
Sharing faith based goals, creating art for the 9/11 church mass

Social Studies
Taught by Mrs. Turner