November 1 – November 5

We begin our week with an all-school Mass for All Saints Day. Most classes zoom in while the Seventh grade and Kindergartners are socially distanced in the church.  This is a great way to bring the community together!

 Academics this week:

Social Emotional Lesson 12: Ask, Listen, Learn In this week’s lesson, your child will learn that asking questions, listening, and observing can help you learn more about someone’s point of view when you don’t understand it.

Try This at Home: Tell your child about a time when learning more about a different point of view helped you have empathy. Encourage your child to think of future situations where it might be helpful to learn more about a different point of view in order to get along and show they care.


Students wrapped up Chapter 2 with an assessment. Chapter 3 focuses on double digit multiplication using the area model with partial products and traditional algorithm. Continued focus on problem solving. Here is a math website with math facts games for your family to check out:

Arcademic Skill Builders ( This free website has loads of math facts practice games. Students can play against each other, as well as against the computer

Reading: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.2 Informational textDetermine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Grammar:  Review of pronouns, verbs, adverbs

Writing/Social Studies: Indigenous People Research Project.

Religion: During the month of November, we will count our blessings as we come together in Thanksgiving. Let’s be like our Saint of the month, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. He joined St. Vincent de Paul at 17 and served the sick, needy, orphans, and vets.  We can continue our devotion to Mary as he did where he prayed to her and received the Eucharist daily. Students will learn how to be responsible, active learners who resolve conflict and treat others as children of God

October 18 – 22

Here is a snapshot of what we will learn this week. Please reach out with any questions!

Reading: RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Math:  Continue math fact practice. We are working on single by double and triple multiplication. Kids will be doing a lot of word problems. 4.NBT.B.5

Religion: October is the month of the Rosary. Discussion and reflection on the Rosary.

Writing: Halloween Stories! With a focus on great beginnings and thoughtful word choice.

Grammar: Prepositions

Social Studies: Chapter 3 reading and response. Kids took their first Social Studies quiz last week and did great. They are learning how to refer to text for information.

Emotional Learning: Seeing things from a different point of view. Growing empathy and understanding.

October 11- 15

The kids are thriving and growing due to the constant care and positive feedback from home and school. Thank you for your continued support!

Math: Be on the look out for Chapter One Test to come home. Kids will be asked to have you sign it, just to be sure they remember to hand it over. And it is a way to practice organization with home/school folder. Continue math fact practice. We are working on multiplication and there will be a heavy focus on word problems. 4.NBT.B.5

Reading: Reading: We begin our first novel study of the year with Bunnicula, written by James and Deborah Howe. RL.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Grammar: Identifying Parts of speech: noun, verb, adjectives and adverbs

Writing: Responding to written prompts. Using the computer to compose instead of play 😊

Religion: October is the month of the Rosary. Discussion and reflection on the Rosary.

Emotional Learning: With your child, create a “Rethink It!” chart to display at home. Make a list of questions that everyone can use to rethink when emotions are taking over and you just need a little help to see things in a different way.

Cursive: Capital letters

Social Studies: Chapter 2 reading and response. Kids are learning to write answers in complete sentences and find information in the text.


October 4 – 8

The first MAP testing is done! Students completed the math and reading portion. They worked so hard and did their personal best. This week students will complete the Science and English Language Arts MAP.

  • Thursday, October 7th Dress Uniform Day for our All School Mass. We will ZOOM in to the liturgy led by our 8th
  • Please remember to send your student with raincoats! Recess is outdoors RAIN or shine.
  • We have begun using planners so students take responsibility of their learning. They must have the planner daily to make this work. Help your child by making sure the planner is in backpack ready for school.

Curriculum for the Week:

Math: Assessment and begin multiply by one-digit numbers

Reading:  Making Inferences

Grammar: Prepositions

Writing: Responding to written prompts

Religion: Saint of the month St Pope John Paul

Emotional Learning:  Emotions and Empathy

Cursive: Capital letters

Social Studies: Introduction to Washington State.