January 9 – 13

Martin Luther King Jr

The class will work on a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. collaborative poster to inspire students and show that when we work together, anything is possible.

 Math: Division

4.NBT.6 Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.


Religion: The meaning of the mission statement of St. John School

St. John School is a welcoming Catholic community, committed to celebrating diversity and inspiring moral development, academic excellence, and the courage to act for the common good.

Reading: In depth analysis

RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. 

Vocabulary CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.B

Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).

Science: The Birth of Rocks

In this unit, students investigate features and processes of the Earth’s surface.

Writing: Animal Essay

 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Mass and Library this Friday!

Mass at 9am for the Feast of the Epiphany. Students should be in dress uniform and all parents are welcome to join us!

Library visit to Greenwood Library leaving St. John 12:25. Remind your student to bring back any books to return and have their library card handy! Let me know if you would like to join us!

Remember to work on Math Facts!

Students feel more confident with complicated problem solving if they know their math facts.

Make learning math facts fun!

Students can work independently at their own pace!

Students can work with a friend on math facts!

Students were all smiles using flash cards in class.

A trio can work together!

10 minutes of practice a day makes a difference!

STEM, Library and Science

Working Hard to problem solve!

Fun in the Makers Space!

Working together on STEM!

Makers Space!
Having fun and learning!
Library time!
Science in the classroom!
Muscles, tendons and bones!
Create a finger and learn how our body moves!


Math: Students will use models (pictures) to solve multiplication comparison problems. They will also apply understanding of place value to multiply tens, hundreds and thousands.

Reading: Class Novel: Bunnicula- Students will refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Religion: Mission Statement and Second Step, reflect on goal setting process

Grammar: Verbs

Writing: Haunted House Ad Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

Science: Owl Ambush. This is an anchor lesson for our unit on The Human Body.

Vocabulary: Suffix -fu

Library Time!

It’s back! We are heading over to the Greenwood Library on Friday. Remind your student to bring their library card to school.

Homework: Please continue to check and sign your student’s planner daily. If your child is unable to complete their homework, please write a note in the planner. They are responsible for completing the missing work the following night.

Reading: Highlight main idea and details in non-fiction text

Math: Review place value and whole number addition and subtraction. First Chapter Test this week on Tuesday. Then moving on to single digit multiplication.

Vocabulary:Re (Latin origin)- means back or again

Social Studies:Draw a map of the 7 regions of Washington State

Science: Work cooperatively in small groups to meet a challenge: How do we save Fred The Worm?

Religion: Learn about St. John the Evangelist.

Second Step: Reflect on an action plan

Writing: Introduction to writing and the writing process

Grammar: Personal Pronouns

Welcome to Fourth Grade!

         Welcome to Fourth Grade!  Fourth grade is full of learning and growing! We believe that all students can learn in a safe, positive, and supportive environment.  Every year is an adventure we truly enjoy, and we will do our very best to help your child succeed!