The Fourth Grade 4-1-1

Week of February 22, 2016

The teachers say...

Welcome back! We hope you are not too worn out from practicing your multiplication facts over break.

Outside Reading Logs

The goal for the second semester is 600 minutes. Log sheets are located on the fourth grade website and in the classrooms. The due date to submit minutes is May 31st. Don't wait until the last minute!

Important Dates:

4H is leading prayers this week.

Uniform Sale

Used Uniform Sale

Friday, March 4th

7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Holy Child Courtyard

The front office will take used uniform drop offs in advance of the sale. You can also bring uniforms the day of the sale. Contact Kristin Cook at to volunteer or if you have questions. Thanks!


Math: We are introducing long division with larger numbers.

Spelling/Writing: We are working on lesson 16 for spelling, words with /k/, /ng/, and /kw/. The test will be Thursday, March 3rd.

English: This week we will focus on adjectives and figurative language.

Science: We will begin researching our creatures this week, which includes learning how to take notes. Please see the explanation sheet on the 4th grade portal of the MJS website for important details!

Reading: We are beginning the story Riding Freedom, which is historical fiction.

Social Studies: We are continuing with Westward Expansion and learning all about how and why people began moving west. We will also be getting fitted for our costumes this week! Save the Date for our 4th Grade Play, California Missions and More!, March 10th @ 1:30pm in the HPAC.

San Juan Capistrano Field Trip: Information sheets and waivers should be turned in. Any questions--please email Ms. Gandara. Remember, kids need to be dropped off at 6:45am on March 4th. It's going to be a blast!

Days and Nights on the California Trail

Benefits of game-based learning: increased attention, focus, motivation, and prosocial behavior. Ask your child about hazard spots and bright spots!

Aquarium of the Pacific Field Trip!

Childrens Hunger Fund