Fourth grade is an exciting year! The students are always anxious to begin traveling and become more independent. They will have me for every subject except science. They will go to Mrs. Furlong’s room for that subject. Please feel free to contact me if you are unable to find the information you need on this site.
Our beautiful classroom was a new addition to the building in the 2010-2011 school year.
2016-2017 Fourth Graders
Homework will be based on work not completed during the normal school day. It will vary daily, and some students may have more than others. Assignment notebooks will be important for students to stay organized and to complete work on time. They are often used as a form of communication between teachers and parents. Teachers check them daily and we ask that you do as well. Students have a ‘Take Home’ folder with pockets labeled ‘Things to Keep’ and ‘Things to Return’. We have found that this also helps with organization.
I have flashcards for science and social studies tests located on the site:
Flashcards can be found by going to Study Stack, click on GEOGRAPHY,
click on the DATE heading, and then look for the correct chapter + Logan
Once you have created an account, this is an excellent tool for reviewing and studying.
**If your child is struggling with math, the following sites may be used for
practice at home:
Spelling Word Lists
Stories are read aloud in class on Mondays. On Tuesdays, we listen to the story and follow along on the Interactive Whiteboard. A test is then taken over the story. Grades are based on the tests as well as workbook pages completed in class.
The students are given a folder labeled ‘Read Across America’. This will serve as an at home reading log for the year. Students are to record the number of minutes read at home each day and return the folder to school on Mondays. They will make ‘stops’ and receive prizes as they make their way across America!
The link below may help provide some options for reading at home:
This site will connect you to an online copy of our reading book. The same math password will log you in.
Sometimes the right book is all it takes to nurture a child’s love of reading. That’s why I’m pleased that our class participates in Scholastic Book Clubs each school year. The Book Club flyers are sent home each month and are full of just-right, affordable books and Storia™ eBooks for every age and reading level. When you place your order online, you’ll help earn FREE Books for our class and you also get a $5 FREE Book Pick Coupon to use on your next online order!
Ordering online is fast and easy:
REGISTER at www.scholastic.com/bookclubs
ENTER the Class Activation Code: H7Y6J
Daily assignments will be worksheets and exercises found in the book. We will be studying the regions of the United States, and a states and capitals test with be given with each region. Second semester, each student will be assigned a state to complete a report/project on. We will also have a Junior Achievement volunteer visit our classroom to teach a unit.
The following link is helpful when preparing for the states & capitals tests:
Flashcards for tests are available at: http://www.studystack.com
Click on the Date heading and look for Logan and the chapter.
I have taught at JFK for 25 years. I attended Holy Family, Assumption, and St. Ambrose University. As a result, I have a strong belief in Catholic education. I have a son who is a sophomore at Assumption and a daughter in 6th grade at JFK. My husband and I feel blessed that they are able to experience a Catholic education as well. I enjoy the families and staff at JFK and look forward to getting to know the students each year.