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!


Paula A. Martin-Zender


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


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.

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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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