Fabulous Fourth Grade Newsletter – January 12, 2024 edition

Dear Families, January 12, 2024

We had a fabulous Mass today! Thank you to families that helped the speakers/readers do their parts. You support is immense!

In social studies, your children are having fun researching and preparing a Power Point presentation on a region of Washington State. They will be teaching the rest of the class about it early next week.

Also, here is a link for the Weekends with Pebbles Sign up!

Blessings,

Paula A. Martin-Zender

Academics

Religion – Fourth Grade Theologians prepared for the Mass this week as well as had another lesson in Second Step in which students “rethink” situations where there were strong feelings.
Language – Fourth grade readers are finishing up small groups on one of these books: Freckle Juice; Sarah, Plain and Tall; Whipping Boy; or War with Grandpa. In spelling, we focused on the words with more letters than sounds.
Math – Mathematicians worked on factors of multiplication and the divisibility rules in order to prepare for the fraction unit next chapter.
Science – We revised our salmon test if needed this week on Seesaw.

Social Studies – Students are researching the regions of Washington

Monday, January 15 – No school – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Friday, January 19 – Funeral Mass for our previous principal, Mr. Bill Attebery.

Friday, January 26 – Last day of the semester

Specialists

Spanish – Una nota de Señora Anna- This week in Spanish, we learned vocabulary to talk about the weather and seasons. We compared pictures, descriptions and clothing for different types of weather.

Art – Exploring Human Proportions through Skiing Characters -Students will learn about human proportions by using basic shapes to create characters engaged in skiing activities. Students will practice drawing and refining their characters to demonstrate an understanding of human body proportions. 

Music – This week in music we are singing and moving to the song Clock Round and analyzing the rhythms in the song. WE are learning about Johann Sebastian Bach and the time period in which he was alive as well as listening to and analyzing Brandenburg Concert No. 3  by Bach.

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Education: High School: Redmond High Western Washington University: Bachelor's of Arts in Education St. Martin's College: Master's in Instructional Education Family: Husband: Brian Children: Brianna "Breezy" (Assumption Grad 2008) and husband, Ben Andrew "Drewber" (Assumption Grad 2010) and wife, Johnna Alexander "Zandy" (Assumption Grad 2014) Grandchild: Clara (Daughter of Drew and Johnna) Grandpets: Pete (Brianna and Ben's cat) in Savannah, GA Przemek (Drew and Johnna's dog) in Bellingham, WA Earl & Melvin (Zandy's turtles) in Missoula, MT Interests: Faith, Family, Hiking, Reading, Dark Chocolate (and not necessarily in that order...)

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