Fabulous Fourth Grade Newsletter – May 24, 2024 Edition

Dear Families, May 24, 2024

MAP testing is done! Yay! Your children did awesome! All students improved in at least three areas on their tests! I am beyond proud of them!

If you have not sent in when the edible creation will be brought in, please either send it in or email me the date. I will not accept any after June 6th!

The Multi-Cultural Fair is next Friday, May 31st from 7:00-8:30 pm. Our class is working on a collaborative assignment in which their group has been researching a particular Native nation from Washington state, answering questions that the students created as a class. They will be showing their information they have learned about in a variety of ways. Each student will be required to be at their station for 15 minutes of that time period to represent their group. They will also be required to go to the other classes’ presentations to learn about what they are presenting. If you would rather have your child/ren at an earlier or later time, please let me know. I will set the times on Tuesday and let you know via email. Thank you for your support on this! Your children are very excited to share what they have been learning and preparing for!

Since we have Native American groups from Washington, Libby Stark is has made a sign up genius to have parents sign up for Native American food to share at the Multicultural Fair. Here is the link for this.

The first six book reports were this week! We had some yummy creations!

Blessings,

Paula A. Martin-Zender

Academics

Religion – Fourth Grade Theologians continued learning about the Holy Spirit and the state of graces that the Holy Spirit offers.
Language  – Fourth grade readers continued reading new chapter books. For spelling, we focused on the suffixes of -ment and -ness. We are writing our final paragraph of our five-paragraph essay about a pet!
Math – Students are building a model of a three-dimensional city block with a partner. They are very excited about this!
Social Studies – Students are now preparing for their Multi-Cultural Fair presentations.

Friday, May 31 – All school Mass – dress uniform

Friday, May 31 7-8:30 pm – Multi-cultural Fair

Specialists

Spanish – Una nota de Señora Anna- This week in Spanish, we revisited the Spanish-speaking country project. After researching their country, students wrote a postcard imagining they had visited their country. Student’s Spanish-speaking country projects will be displayed at the Multicultural Fair next Friday, May 31.

Art Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun – Adding Native American-inspired patterns to illustrations of “Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun” introduces students to the rich cultural heritage of Pacific Northwest tribes. These tribes, like the Coast Salish and Haida, use bold geometric shapes and motifs like animals and symbols from nature in their art. 

Fabulous Fourth Grade Newsletter – May 17, 2024 Edition

Dear Families, May 17, 2024

MAP testing will be finishing next week on Tuesday and Thursday. There won’t be homework on the night before so students can get good sleep. Please send your child/ren in with good snacks!

I have sent home in today’s Friday Folder a half sheet that is to let me know when the date you/student would like to turn the last book report of an edible creation. Students must be done with the book, make something to share with the class that we could eat and use that creation to easily talk about the book they have read. It needs planning! Have fun!

Our students won the most sponsored numbers for the school! Great job, Team! To celebrate, the students have won a sub sandwich party! We will have it on Friday, May 24th! So, lunches don’t have to be fixed for the fourth graders next Friday!

We got to read to our Pre-K buddies this week!

Blessings,

Paula A. Martin-Zender

Academics

Religion – To prepare for Pentecost on Sunday, Fourth Grade Theologians learned about the third person of the Trinity: the Holy Spirit!
Language  – Fourth grade readers began reading new chapter books. For spelling, we focused on the singular and plural possessive nouns. We are writing our final paragraph of our five-paragraph essay about a pet!
Math – Students are building a model of a three-dimensional city block with a partner. They are very excited about this!
Science – Scientists learned about land slides and erosion.

Social Studies – Students took a test on Washington history and are now preparing for their Multi-Cultural Fair presentations.

Sunday, May 19 – Good bye to Mr. Anderson!

Tuesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 23 – Last week of MAP testing – Language Arts and Math

Friday, May 24 – All school Mass – dress uniform

Specialists

Spanish – Una nota de Señora Anna- This week in Spanish, we learned sports vocabulary. Then, students practiced speaking in Spanish while asking about and explaining their favorite sports and activities.

Last week, we had a visit from a traveling Our Lady of Fatima. Students learned that there will be a Marian Shrine built in Washington to create a permanent home for Our Mother. In their Friday folders, students will receive a packet asking for their ideas for the Marian Shrine. Please complete the parent’s ideas on the last page, and help your student complete their ideas on the other pages. Packets are due back by May 23rd. Thank you!

Art – Students will illustrate scenes from “Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun” while incorporating patterns inspired by Native American art, fostering an understanding of cultural symbolism and artistic expression.

Fabulous Fourth Grade Newsletter

Dear Families, May 3, 2024

Happy Mother’s Day, Moms! We greatly appreciate you! Thank you for all you do for your child/ren to be successful, rounded students!

For students in the Missoula Children’s Theater next week, they will not have homework. Hope they join!

MAP testing will be finishing the week of May 20th on Tuesday and Thursday. There won’t be homework on the night before so students can get good sleep. Please send your child/ren in with good snacks!

Finally, the last book report is set for June 6th for an edible creation. However, if your child is done earlier with his/her book, then they are welcome to present it earlier for our palate delight! I figured if ALL the students bring in their edible creation all on June 6th, we will be overwhelmed with food! Please have a discussion with your child about what he/she (with support from you) is going to make. Discuss time line of finishing the book and time line of when it would be good to bring it in. Have them then report to me and we can set up a date for the book report prior to June 6th.

I did not send home Friday Folders this week due to taking the MAP test on three of the days and having limited homework. I will send them home next week.

Brainstorming ideas on how to prevent a landslide from hitting a town.

Blessings,

Paula A. Martin-Zender

Academics

Religion – Fourth Grade Theologians worked on Mother’s Day presents and started our Cel-YOU-bration!
Language and Social Studies – Fourth grade readers are reading about how Washington was formed. For spelling, we focused on the words related to the calendar. We are working hard on our five-paragraph essay about a pet!
Math – We took MAP tests during our math times or we reviewed with Daily 5s.
Science – Scientists learned about land slides and erosion.

May 13-17 – Missoula Children’s Theater

Friday, May 17 – All school Mass – dress uniform

Tuesday, May 21 & Thursday, May 23 – Last week of MAP testing – Language Arts and Math

Specialists

Spanish – Una nota de Señora Anna- This week in Spanish, we learned vocabulary to describe our favorite sports and activities. Then, we played charades to practice! We also had a visit from a traveling Our Lady of Fatima. We prayed and learned about her message to the children of Fatima.

Art – The students will assemble all the pieces to create their final composition: a futuristic city.

Fabulous Fourth Grade Newsletter – May 3, 2024 Edition

Dear Families, May 3, 2024

Thank you SO much students (and parents for supporting them on this) for all the wonderful flowers, cards, food, chocolate, jokes and love! I felt it all week long and loved it! Thank you, again!

Wow! We had a FABULOUS Fun Run! Thank you, families, for supporting on this fun day! We are SO glad that we had great weather too!

We will be MAP testing on Tuesday and Thursday next week. There won’t be homework on the night before so students can get good sleep. Please send your child/ren in with good snacks!

Blessings,

Paula A. Martin-Zender

Academics

Religion – Fourth Grade Theologians learned about Family Life. We had great discussions of growing older and various stages of God’s gift of Life!
Language and Social Studies – Fourth grade readers are reading about how Washington was formed. For spelling, we focused on the suffixes of -less and -ful. We are working hard on our five-paragraph essay about a pet!
Math – Mathematicians are learning about how to measure angles with a protractor and classify them one these three: right, acute or obtuse.
Science – Scientists are learning about volcanoes.

Tuesday & Thursday, May 7 & 9 – First week of MAP testing

Friday, May 10 – All school Mass – dress uniform

May 13-17 – Missoula Children’s Theater

Specialists

Spanish – Una nota de Señora Anna- This week in Spanish, students practiced telling time and reading a schedule. Students also showed their telling time skills with a short quiz.

Art – The students will build a city in space by stamping designs with LEGO pieces and creating a stunning dark sky. 

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