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Greetings and Welcome to a New School Year! Please check this page regularly for updates.


Greetings β€œFantastic” 4th Grade and Parents


Welcome to our 2020 – 2021 4th Grade Theme:
”Soaring to Higher Heights in our Hot Air Balloon”                 
An Adventure Awaits!!                        

U p    U p     and     A W A Y  in  our   B e a u t I f u l    B a l l o o n !

*Flying High with the 4th Grade*

Let’s get ready for exciting lessons and fun filled activities in Science and Social Studies, and learning techniques to master Math and ELA.


The Supply List you will Need For the Ride:   πŸŒ…πŸŽ†πŸŽ‡

7 Hard Cover Marble Notebooks  / 7 Two Pocket Folders / Box of 24 Crayola Crayons Pencil Case / 3 Boxes # 2 Pencils w/Erasers /Package Glue Sticks/ Pack of Copy Paper /One standard size of Multicolored Pack Construction Paper / 2 Bottles Hand Sanitizer / 2 large Rolls of Paper Towels /2 Boxes of Tissues  2 Containers of Clorox Wipes / 2 Packs of white Loose Leaf Paper πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŒ 

Students will take flight by arriving at 8:05 – entering Via Door D  / Dismissed Door D   


Reminder – Everyone Must have on Face Masks /Always  Stay 6 Feet Apart


All students are required to wear their full  uniform daily. Monday is Gym Day – the gym uniform should be worn with sneakers. 

Students at home must participate in Remote Classes. Attendance taken daily

A Healthy Lunch is Provided Daily for every student while we take our ride.

Preparation Day  – Thursday Sept. 10th ( 1st Day of Class – Half Day)


Lift Off Day – Mon. Sept. 14th (1st Full Week of Class) – Our Journey Begins

All Students on Remote must be prepared for class by 8:30 
I will be in constant contact via Email for any updates and concerns. 

S e p t e m b e r πŸ…πŸ…

Feel free to contact me if needed and I will get back to you at my earliest convenience.     While on our trip, we will discover many things. Our daily adventures will require  a great deal of thinking independently and collaboratively.  There will be weekly projects and activities to support, uplift,  and foster the  understanding of each Unit β€œin the Sky”  Homework is an integral part of the learning process and will be given each night.Thus far in Literature – We met an interesting Dragon. /Math – mastering Place Value ~~~~~

Homework for Week#1🌈Sept. 7 🌼🌼🌼

Math – Study /Do p. 3 – 5 on Place Value / Word Problems /Weekly Multiplication tables 

Science – Examine the Scientific Method in text – Section 1

S.S. – Read / Take notes on 7 Continents / Map Skills p. 2-11

ELA – Write and study first set of spelling words in Wonders Text

Religion – What is Salvation? Read / Complete Activities 

Homework for Week # 2🌈sept. 14🌼🌼🌼🌼

Science – Intro to Safety Tips in Lab /Animals n Plants in their environment – p. 14 -22  Social Studies – Regions in U. S / the Fall Season  / p. 12 – 16 / Sept. Celebrations          Math – Read and complete exercises  on pages 6- 12                                                              English / Literature – Read 2nd Story in text entitled β€œTalent” / define Cause and Effect

Students will examine the components of a Fairytale and write their own with pictures

πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’September Celebrations – Spanish Heritage / Grand Parents Month / First Day of FallπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

πŸŽ†πŸŽ†We Thank Father Ganon for visiting each class and Blessing every student πŸŽ†πŸŽ†

πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡4 th Grade prepared beautiful Thank You Cards –  Well Done !πŸŽ‡πŸŽ‡


Homework for Week #3🌈Sept. 21🌼🌼🌼🌼

Religion – Create a β€œJesus β€œ Mobile 

Math pages 13 – 28 on Place Value/ Greater / Less Than / Weekly Multiplication Tables 

Religion -Read /Complete Chapter 1 – Do Project Disciple/Chapter Test

Science – Read / Respond to Quest. in Chapter on β€œLiving Thingsβ€œ

Social Studies – Research/Write – Spanish Speaking Cultures and Traditions

ELA – Search Parts of Speech – Nouns = Common / Proper Nouns 
Write Your Own Fairytale – Due Sept. 24

Practice Writing Test – Thursday and Friday 

Math Test on Friday – Greater Than / Less Than – 5 and 6 Digit Numbers 

Homework forWeek #4🌈 Sept. 28🌼🌼🌼🌼

Math – Pgs. 8-15

Religion – Read and Summarize / Jesus is The Way, The Truth, The Light  Pgs. 19-29

ELA  – Creative Writing – Continue Writing Cards Honoring Grand Parents Month     Wonders Text – Read Story – β€œ The Talent Show” – Identify Vocab, Idioms, Problems Social Studies – Read Pages G3 -G9 Answer all Questions 

Science – Read and Discover the Process of The Scientific Method – Summarize P-3-5

πŸ…πŸ… O c t o b e r 

Homework Week #5🌈Oct. 5🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

Religion – Research Prayers for Cancer Awareness Month 

Science – How Scientists Test their Hypothesis – Read Pgs. 6 -11
Math – p. 16 – 20  Focus on Word Problems / Weekly Multiplication Tables written  
Social Studies -Examine / Discuss Rivers and Lakes utilized by American Indians        
Report due on Hiawatha – Creative Cover page / 1 page Bio / Pictures
ELA / Literature Text – p. 50-51 Read  β€œA World of Change” – Define Vocab and Idioms 

Homework Week #6🌈 Oct. 12🌼🌼🌼🌼

Religion – Read and Do p. 35 in Text / Create a Loving Cancer Awareness Project 
No School Monday – Columbus Day 

ELA Wonders – Read β€œ The Big Race” p. 64-67 Examine Narrative NonFiction Writing 

Math p.21 -35  Comparing Numbers / Weekly Multiplication tables Written 
Science – Create an Ecosystem Project using a Shoe Box or Poster 


Homework Week #7🌈Oct.19🌼🌼🌼🌼

ELA  Read p. 78-85 Wonders Text Answer Questions / Write Full Summary 
Social Studies – p.22- 25 Define Vocab / Answer Quest. / Italian Heritage
Math – Practice Writing Multiplication Tables / Do Math P. 63-66
Science – Review pages – 42-46 Do lesson Review / Create Foldable 

Homework Week # 8🌈Oct. 26🌼🌼🌼🌼

Dress Down Oct. 27th

Math p. 67 -82 Weekly Practice of Multiplication tables – Written  

ELA Practice P. 5-6  Wonders / Read 88-93 Amazing Animals/ Write a β€œScary Story”

Science – Read/ Study 52-58 Define Vocab /Site differences -Food Chain /Food Web

⭐️⭐️Reminders:  β­οΈβ­οΈ  

Return Emergency Forms and Permission for Photo Forms –  In Class Students Only     City Bus Passes will be issued to students who have permission to Ride the Bus

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School Activity 

Fund Raiser – Our students will participate in a Walk-A-Thon throughout October 

Let’ get excited!  We will begin to walk all month for a great cause. 
Your Walk-a-thon forms have been given out and /or sent. 
Also if you simply choose to donate – you may. 
Father Gannon’s Fundraiser –
According to Father Gannon – The Goal is to get $20 from 10 people
So Let’s try our best and help Incarnation Catholic Academy !!,


Greetings Parents, 

We are still looking for more Parent Volunteers for the Month of October who are Virtual Trained. It’s a great opportunity to have tuition reduced from your Bill. 
Please let us know ASAP if you are available. Thx 


         September Student of the Month 

                       **** Elyse Tuldas *****

***Elyse is a very respectful and dedicated student.***

***She always strives to achieve the highest grades.***

***This student is extremely helpful to her classmates and to her teacher.***

***We admire her for her gentle spirit and creativity.***

***Congratulations Elyse***


Parents – 

The Principal will host a Parent Zoom Meeting on Oct. 1st at 7pm – Please try to attend

I will send home further updates  concerning this meeting – thx 

Should you have any further concerns – please contact me – thanx. 

We’ve had daily discussions and sent emails sending emails about the upcoming and exciting Walk-A-Thon.  Please help us by supporting this endeavor. Info was sent home.

Congratulations 4th Grade On all of your successful Projects in September βœ…πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

πŸ¦‹Special Thanks to 2 awesome Parents – Mrs. Caban  and Mrs. Cancel who taught the       4th Grade about Spanish Culture and also gave out Spanish treats ! We appreciate you!



Parents of In-Class Students Only 

Please attend the Zoom Parent Meeting Tonight Oct. 1  with Principal  at 7pm

Meeting ID  887 7133 3374  Passcode hv77jV 




πŸ”»πŸ”»πŸ”»πŸ”»Half DAY on F r I d a y Oct. 2 – Dismissal for 4th  Grade at 11:35  πŸ”»πŸ”»πŸ”»

Walk – A- Thon Update – please make Pledges to Walk and Get Sponsors – Remember it is $200 per Family . Getting Sponsors is much better than having to pay it yourself . 
We are walking everyday and recording our number of steps. 

🌸🌸🌸🌸.   C a n c e r   M o n t h    πŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈπŸŒΈ

Honoring Cancer Month in October – Students did a great job with Writing Prayers and Cards of Hope for those who have passed / in the struggle / and those in remission. We also sent cards to St.Judes Children’s Hospital to offer words of hope,  prayers, Love

πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ…πŸ…October is Italian Heritage Month  πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ…πŸ…- Students will create various posters, flags, ships, and sayings to honor this culture .

β€œPink Day”.Final Project to honor Cancer Awareness  Oct. 23 – All Desks in Pink !,

Fun Day – Walk – A- Thon – β€œβ€Off to theParking Lot We Go β€œ Walking and Singing  – Lets bring in that $200 per family so we can honor the Fundraiser . Oct.23 rd  Dress Down πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯Week of October 26th is final week to bring in Walk-a-thon money. πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

Dress Down Tues Oct. 27th – $2.00 

P a r e n t   V o l u n t e e r s  needed foe November – Must be Virtus Trained !,,πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€Go to for training and certificate- We Need You!,,πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€Thank You!

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Halloween Party on Fri. October 30th  for In School students. /Children at home must make an appointment to pick up Candy. They may not come during school hours. 
Children may wear costumes but no masks over masks. This is dangerous.  Let’s be safe. Students may order pizza by bringing  in$5.00 for 1 slice and a drink or $7.00 for 2 slices. 


                                            October Student of the Month 
                                   πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯Ethen KrisnanandπŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯      
Ethen entered the 4th Grade with such enthusiasm and interest. He enjoys participating in class lessons and particularly enjoys class project. He has a sincere passion for helping others so he volunteers to always assist when someone is need. Ethen has been elected to be the 4th Grade class Vice President as a result of his trustworthiness, He takes his job very seriously and carries out this office with such professionalism. It is my honor to recognize Ethen Krisnanand for Student of the Month,


πŸ… πŸ… N o v e m b e r  

Remember to do Temperature Checks Daily on App – it’s Mandatory – Lets Stay Safe!

All Saints Day on Nov. 2 ✝️✝️

Homework   Week #9 🌈Week of Nov. 2. 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼
Math Pages   83 – 95
Science – Read pages 59 – 6o.  Answer Quest. /Research  Report- Due Wed- How Do Plants n Animals Depend on each other – Cover /2page write – up / pix / Resource page
ELA – Wonders Text p. 94-97
Religion Project – Due Wednesday Nov 4th – Create β€œA Thankful Tree” – Draw Or copy leaves – Write what you are Thankful for on them / collect some twigs and glue them together / glue the leaves on the twigs / Place twigs in a cup, bottle , or box -Social Studies -Read /Answer Questions to pages 26-43 Research the Celebration of Diwali. 


                          πŸ•°πŸ•°πŸ•°. P a r e n t  M e e t i n g  πŸ•°πŸ•°πŸ•°

November 4th – Parent Night with Principal and Pastor – Please Attend -at 7pm
Meeting ID 886 4572 9962 – Passcode – mZ7KKY 



Updates about the 4th Grade πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

The Class is making Good Progress and they are well behaved –

Please encourage them to Proofread their Work before submission

They really enjoy Math Drills and Projects –

Continue the Good Work!!,

🍁🍁🍁🍁Half Day on Friday – November 6th / No After School 🍁🍁🍁🍁

🦚🦚🦚🦚🦚No School on Veterans Day Nov. 11🦚🦚🦚🦚
🌿🌿🌿🌿Progress Reports Will be Ready Next Week ! 🌿☘️🌿☘️🌿

HoneWork – Week of Nov. 9th 🌼🌼🌼🌼

S.S – Read about Longhouses in text – Design a Longhouse due Nov. 13  Prepare a 3 Page Report about how you constructed your house and give the dimensions  / Science – Read pages 62 -67   Prepare a Food Chart of  healthy foods and categorize Answer all questions from readings  / Religion- Read / Ams. Questions p. 60-63   /  Math – pages 96 -113 ELA Wonder Text – Read Answer Quest. 98-101  / Workbook p. 4-15

            πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ   C o m m u n i t y   S e r v ic e   P r o j e c t πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’™

NOVEMBER πŸ“£πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’œ SOCK DROP  / We will COLLECT NEW SOCKS for the needy. We will Donate them to a β€œRestful Nights β€œ Shelter – Due Date – November 30th


Homework Week of Nov 16th   🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼
Math – Do pages 109-112  / Continue to work study and write out Multiplication Tables  Social Studies – Read p. 52-57 Write 1 page Synopsis / Design a TeePee and Write a 3 page Chart on the Iroquois, Algonquin Indians and site Similarities. You may use a Venn Diagram.  For Celebration of  Diwali – Create  a Vegetarian Curry Recipe – Must Study Chapter in Social Studies for Test on the Native American Indians πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯


November 14th – Important Notice about OUR SCHOOL  – Although the Public Schools are closing and going fully Remote, according to Principal Bellone we are still OPEN and we will await our instructions from the Diocese. 



Reminder – Must Take Temperature Checks Daily -as per Board of Health


Homework – Week #9 / Week of Nov. 23rd

ELA – Grammar – Select video of your choice to watch on Verbs /Adverbs-make a list of 10 Verbs and 10 Adverbs / Write 10 sentences for each using a Thanksgiving Theme – Fir Social Studies – Design a Pilgrim Girl and Pilgrim Boy 


                                            November Student of the Month 

                               πŸ¦ πŸ¦ πŸ¦ πŸ¦ πŸ¦ Ethen Latchman🦠🦠🦠🦠🦠

Ethen has been dedicated to his studies since school began. He actively participates in all subjects, always completes his homework assignments , and especially displays an excellent command of Math. He is a role model and is always willing to assist his classmates. I am constantly in awe of the tremendous amount of respect he has for his teachers.  His dynamic Art ability is quite evident – which is why all of his projects are simply Outstanding.  What an absolute Joy he is to have as a student – which is why it is a pleasure to have him recognized as our November Student of the Month.    
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                            πŸ₯ΎπŸ‘ πŸ₯ΎWalk- A- Thon Results for 4th Grade πŸ‘žπŸ‘’πŸ‘‘

Congratulations – Harsmeet Bra – the Most Steps / Aaron Mahadeo – the most Sponsors

We will only have 2 Days of School during the Week of Nov. 23 ( Mon and Tuesday )

Our Thanksgiving Holiday begins on Wednesday Nov. 25th – Have a Safe Holiday !,

Homework over the Thanksgiving Break – Nov. 25 – 29  πŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸŒΌ

Work on I Ready Math/Reading – 1 hour Daily /Practice Times Tables/ Add to your Multiplication portfolio / Write a 2 page Response to your Thanksgiving Holiday 



Greetings Families – Reminder – If you Traveled OUT of STATE it is absolutely Crucial that you follow the Mandatory New York State COVID 19 Guidelines Upon Returning in order to protect Yourself and Others.   ✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️✝️ Please -We Must Stay Safe!



Homework – Week of Dec. 1st 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

Science Test – Thursday Dec. 3 Verbal and Written – Chapter on Nutrition and Health

Math – pages 113 – 127 

🧦🧦Religion – Writing Prayers for special Chid / Sharing stories about Advent 🧦🧦


            🧦🧦🧦🧦Final Day to Donate Socks  –  Monday Nov. 30 🧦🧦🧦🧦

                 THANK YOU FOR YOUR SOCK DONATION – We collected 455 Socks !

          ✝️✝️✝️WE WILL PARTICIPATE IN MASS ON NOV. 30 at 9:30✝️✝️✝️✝️
       βœοΈ   Advent Begins – Let us be Prayerful as we prepare for the coming of Christ ✝️
Dec. 4, 2020 Half Day – Dismissal 11:35 

Dec. 8 – Tuesday – No School

                                    🎡🎡 πŸ’½Our Annual Christmas ConcertπŸ’½πŸŽ΅πŸŽ΅

We are preparing Christmas songs this week to be recorded for our fundraiser – Please make sure you sign the Permission Form for your child to be video taped.  

                                                  🌺🌺  F u n d r a i s e r 🌺🌺

We are preparing a β€œWinter Wonderland” project in the lower church at the behest of Father Gannon. Parishioners will be permitted to come in and vote for a fee and select their favorite Winter table from Pre-K through 8 


Report Card Distribution begins on Dec. 9th if all financial commitments are paid Only.

We will have Phone or Virtual Conferences as long as all financial Obligations are met.   A schedule will be set up. 


🎁🎁🎁🎁Incarnation Christmas Sale Begins Dec. 7 🎁🎁🎁🎁

Students may participate in our annual Holiday sale beginning Dec. 7 by bringing in     $2.00 or more to go shopping for all sorts of fun items !!

Report Card Phone Conferences Scheduled between 12:30 – 1:30 and 2:30 

Christmas Concert Video Production for Christmas FundRaiser – See Email 

Photo Permission Letter must be signed.

Preparation for Christmas Concert Video – Remote Students Videos due by Dec. 11


Homework -Due Dec.  12th The Following Math Pages have been assigned for week of 12/7 P. 133-135 Study Chapter Vocab P. 138 for Upcoming Test / Prepare to Discuss the You Tube Video Presentation of β€œThe Nutcracker” – Write a 1 page Reaction Paper 

Homework – Dec. 15th πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Science – Research / Write / Prepare to discuss how Snowflakes are formed.

Homework – Due Dec. 17thπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Social Studies – Read and Complete the Focus Lesson Review- vProject: Create a Candy Cane Village / Math – Do Pages 147 – 148 

School-wide Remote Day – Dec. 17th πŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈπŸ§šπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

Annual School Wide Fun Project – Crazy Christmas Week – see email❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

Christmas Holiday Homework – 🌺

Missing Assignments to be turned in after Christmas Break 

Happy Advent / Merry Christmas / Happy Kwanzaa – Return to school date – January 4

Happy New Year !!


December Student of the Month – Sophia Gadwah 

Sophia is a delightful and very respectful student. 
She has an excellent command of the subject of                                                                I am proud to announce that she has recently agreed to accept the position of class officer. In this role, she has assisted by keeping the class quite organized. 

She is admired for her phenomenal projects because she is so creative. This young lady is a significant asset to the school and I have the distinct pleasure of teaching her. 



Homework – Week of Jan. 8  – Math – Do pages 149 – 152 / Science – Read p. 76-83 respond to all questions / Math – 153-155 / ELA – Read and Do page 18 – 19 in Workbook Religion -Project Disciple p. 76 – 77  / Math – p. 163 – 165 / ELA – Write 5 Resolutions

Homework – Due Jan-11  – 15 Math – p. 145 – 196/ Religion- Read 80-81 Write all of the Celebrations learned in your notebook. Math – 199-200 / Science -90-93 Quick Check  Social Studies – Prepare 2 page Dr. King Research Report / Science -Do pages 101- 103 Research a poem about Loving Hands – Write your own version and design a creative pair of hands / Math – 219-221 / Do the Dr King Kindness and Justice Challenge Project 

No School – Dr. King Observance ✊✊✊

Homework due by Jan 23rd – Math – 231 – 251 / ELA – Wonders Text, Read 180-184 Write sentences for Vocab. using the Theme β€œRespect”  



January Student of the Month – Mia Ramkasoon

Mia has worked diligently to achieve this honor.  I am extremely proud of her consistent lady-like behavior and respect for her teachers and classmates. She particularly enjoys discussions in literature and works diligently to provide quality responses to questions. 
She has a phenomenal creative ability, and this is clearly demonstrated through projects. She is a joy to have in the classroom. I am so proud of her progress. 



Homework January 18 – 22 πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Math – Watch 4th Grade Videos Do page 317 Write 4 examples of Factors / S.S. – Watch Inauguration – Write 1 page Reaction About what you learned / Math -285 289 /

Notice – Students Must be in full uniform on Thursday January 28 as we will have Camera Men in the school to film the work on the walls and they will do Interviews.  This can be viewed on the Catholic TV Channel in honor of Catholic Schools Week.      Hooray for Incarnation Catholic Academy !🧬🧬🧬🧬🧬

Homeork – due by January 29 πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Religion – Read 96- 97 Write 10 Commandments for Home and 10 For School / Create a Time Line about Dr Kings Life and One for Rosa Parks  / Create a Catholic Schools Week Poster / Create 5 Number Patterns / Science – we will study the Winter Plant called the Cotton Stem – Do Research / Collect some twigs from outside – and use cotton balls to glue on the stems to represent this winter plant and Present on Friday Jan 29

❀️❀️.  February    πŸ€ŽπŸ€Ž

Homework Due Monday Feb.  1st. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
ELA – Wonders Workbook – Read and Do pages 20-25 / Create  a Poster  using the following theme: Excellence, Faith, Service                                                                           Dress Down on Monday Feb. 1st – Great Job on doing Daily Temperature Checks        Have a Great Weekend!!,,




























































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