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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. 

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 /Complete p. 3 – 5 on Place Value / Word Problems 

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

September Celebrations – Spanish Heritage / Grand Parents Month / First Day if Fall

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

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

Homework for Week #3🌈Sept. 21

Math pages 13 – 28 on Place Value/ Greater Than and Less Than 

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 -Examine Parts of Speech – Nouns = Common / Proper Nouns 

Practice Writing Test – Thursday and Thursday 

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

Homework Week #5🌈Oct. 5

Science – How Scientists Test their Hypothesis – Read Pgs. 6 -11
Math – p. 16 – 20  Focus on Word ProblemS
Social Studies -Examine / Discuss Rivers and Lakes utilized by American Indians

ELA and Literature Text – Read  β€œA World of Change” – Define Vocab / Idioms 

Homework Week #6🌈 Oct. 10

ELA/Literature- Wonders Text – Read β€œ The Big Race
Math p.21 – 35Comparing Numbers
Science – Study the Food Chain 


Homework Week #7🌈Oct.17th

ELA  p. 88 -91  Wonders Text
Social Studies – p.24 – 25 Define Vocab  / Answer Questions
Math  p. 35  – 55

Homework Week # 8🌈Oct. 24

Math p. 56 – 65

ELA Practice Book P. 5-6

Science – Study the Food Web 






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


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 !,,,🌼🌼🌼Go to for training and certificate- We Need You!,,🌼🌼🌼Thank You 

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, 












































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