Mrs. Imeri's Fourth Grade Class

WELCOME 
TO
MRS. IMERI'S 4-1



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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

ST. VALENTINE'S DAY WILL BE CELEBRATED
ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH


STUDENTS MAY BRING IN CARDS FOR ALL THEIR CLASSMATES.
NO FOOD ITEMS, PLEASE!
We may exchange on Wed. 2/13.
Try to have cards in by that day.


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"The Groundhog" did not see his shadow.
An early spring is predicted!
Yeah!


We will learn about this holiday.


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REMINDER:
WINTER BREAK

SPS will be closed Monday, Feb. 18 - Friday, Feb. 22nd.
SPS will open on Monday, February 25th.

ENJOY THE WINTER BREAK!


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PRESIDENTS DAY IS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH.
DON'T FORGET TO DISPLAY THE AMERICAN FLAG.



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I am sad to say that Aimee & David are no longer in Class 4-1.
Their last day here at SPS was on Jan. 31st.
They are moving down to South Carolina.
Both will be missed tremendously!
God bless Aimee, David & their parents.
We wish them much happiness in their new home and school.


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STAR STUDENTS

Martha



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SWIM 

YMCA SESSION #3 was cancelled ON FRIDAY, Feb. 8th
(There will be a make-up session on Friday, March 15th)
The next session will be this Friday, Feb. 15th.
Bathing suit under gym clothes.
Bag with towel and undergarments.
This is a physical education class.
If not participating, a note must be written to Mr. Roderick.




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Be sure to check your child's Take-Home folder,
planner and backpack each night.

Thank you.

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If you notice that your child's Take-Home folder 
is "all beat up", can you kindly make sure that he/she
has a new folder.  Any folder is fine.
Please label it Take-Home.
Also, supplies are running low.
Ask your child if they have all the supplies they need.
The class could use tissues, baby wipes and paper towels!
We try to keep the classroom clean!
Thanks!


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Homework assignments will be written in their planners
and usually posted on my class page.

GRADES/POWERSCHOOL/PROGRESS REPORTS
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Grades are posted on PowerSchool.
Be sure to check.  
Graded assignments will be sent home.

UPDATE

THANKS.

I AM SO PROUD OF ALL MY STUDENTS!
THANKS TO THE PARENTS FOR YOUR UNENDING SUPPORT!




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EXTRA HELP

Next EXTRA HELP session will be given on Monday, Feb. 11th

Pick up at 3:35 p.m. near lobby doors.
NOTE NEEDED.



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SCHOLASTIC BOOKS
Next online order is due: 
CODE: NLWCV


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LOOKING AHEAD


UPDATED
SPECIALS SCHEDULE


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COMPUTER
MONDAY
9:10 - 9:50 a.m.

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SPANISH
MONDAY
12:30-1:10 p.m.



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MUSIC
TUESDAY
12:30 -1:10 p.m.


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LIBRARY
WEDNESDAY
1:10-1:50 p.m.


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MASS
WEDNESDAY
12:10-12:50 p.m.
Church
(unless First Friday Mass or Special Mass in hall)


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KEYBOARDING
THURSDAY
9:10 - 9:50 a.m.



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ART
THURSDAY
9:50-10:30 a.m.


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CHAPEL WITH DEACON JOE
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY
9:50-10:30 a.m.



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PHYSICAL EDUCATION
FRIDAY  
1:10 -1:50 P.M.


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SNACK
EVERY DAY
KEEP IT HEALTHY, PLEASE.




SUBJECTS


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RELIGION


CHAPTER 8:  LEARNING ABOUT GOD'S LAW
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
OBJECTIVES:
-God calls us his people
-The Ten Commandments are God's law for His people
-Jesus teaches us to love one another

*HOW CAN WE LIVE EACH COMMANDMENT?*

BIBLE STORY: "MOSES & THE TEN COMMANDMENTS"




CHAPTER 11:
THE THIRD COMMANDMENT

REMEMBER TO KEEP HOLY THE LORD'S DAY
& ALL HOLY DAYS OF OBLIGATION


We keep the Lord's Day holy by participating in Sunday Mass.
The Lord's Day is a day for relaxation and rest.
We keep the Lord's Day holy by caring for the needs of others.

The Corporal Works of Mercy
Things we do to take care of the physical needs of others.
(Fill-in Quiz on Wed., 2/13. See study guide)

Feed the hungry.
Give drink to the thirsty.
Clothe the naked.
Visit the imprisoned.
Visit the sick.
Shelter the homeless.
Bury the dead.


The Spiritual Works of Mercy
Things we do to take care of the minds, hearts, and souls of others.
(Fill-in quiz on Thursday, 2/14. See study guide.)

Admonish the sinner.
Instruct the ignorant.
Counsel the doubtful.
Comfort the sorrowful.
Bear wrongs patiently.
Forgive all injury.
Pray for the living & the dead.


VOCABULARY:
sabbath, synague, corporal works of mercy,
spiritual works of mercy, holy day of obligation




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MATH

CHAPTER 7
ADD & SUBTRACT FRACTIONS


CHAPTER ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
HOW DO YOU ADD OR SUBTRACT FRACTIONS THAT HAVE
THE SAME DENOMINATOR?



VOCABULARY:
unit fraction, denominator, numerator, mixed number, simplest form,
Associative Property of Addition, Commutative Property of Addition



Chapter 7 Test: Tuesday, February 12th
Extra help after school on Monday, Feb. 11th.
Note needed.  Pick up at 3:35 p.m.



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LOOKING AHEAD:  MORE FRACTIONS...

CHAPTER 8

MULTIPLY FRACTIONS BY WHOLE NUMBERS

CHAPTER ESSENTIAL QUESTION:
How do you multiply fractions by whole numbers?

CHAPTER VOCABULARY:
fraction, multiple, product, unit fraction, Identity Property of Multiplication


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SCIENCE

UNIT 7
PROPERTIES OF MATTER

BIG IDEA:
THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MATTER CAN BE USED TO IDENTIFY IT EVEN IF IT HAS CHANGED STATES OR HAS BEEN MIXED WITH OTHER MATTER.


Lesson 1: What are the physical properties of matter?

Vocabulary:
matter, physical property, mass, volume, density


Lesson 2: How are physical properties observed?


Lesson 3: What is conservation of mass?


Lesson 4: What are the states of matter?

Vocabulary:
states of matter, solid, liquid, gas, change of state, condensation, evaporation


We will do class activities and there will be homework


TENTATIVE SCIENCE UNIT 7 TEST: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY  28TH
THERE WILL BE  STUDY GUIDES.



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ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

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READWORKS online assignments
Class code: TAUANP


BLACK HISTORY MONTH

READINGS ABOUT SIGNIFICANT AMERICANS
SMALL GROUP WORK
CHAPTER BOOK AND READWORKS COMPREHENSION.


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WRITING

"LOVE IS.."

LOOKS LIKE...
FEELS LIKE...
SMELLS LIKE...
SOUNDS LIKE...
TASTES LIKES...


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NO SPELLING QUIZ THIS WEEK.





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SOCIAL STUDIES/ ELA

WRITING

EUROPEAN EXPLORER WRITING AND RESEARCH.
SEE SOCIAL STUDIES.


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Independent reading is essential.
Students must read 20 minutes each night.  Kindly initial your child's reading log each night.
They must be neat and complete.  They are usually do on Friday each week.



   
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SOCIAL STUDIES

CSW Research
"All About England"

ALL PRESENTATIONS WERE TERRIFIC!



CHAPTER 2
THREE WORLDS MEET

BIG QUESTION:
How do people adapt to where they live?

Students will learn that:
-Native Americans adapted to their environment in many ways.
-Algonquians and Iroquois lived in what is now New York.
-Native American societies and European settlers influenced one another in different ways.
-The colony of New York was established for various reasons.
-American culture grew out of many different traditions, backgrounds, and cultures.

LESSON 1: ALGONQUIANS OF NEW YORK STATE
VOCABULARY: history, archaeologist, hunter-gatherer, wigwams, agriculture, trade, reservation

LESSON 2: THE IROQUOIS LEAGUE
VOCABULARY: longhouse, clan, clan mother, league, council, wampum, sachem, resolution

LESSON 3:  EUROPEANS EXPLORE NEW YORK
VOCABULARY:  explorers, voyage, Columbian Exchange, Northwest Passage, trading post,  colony, profit

LESSON 4: THE DUTCH & THE ENGLISH
VOCABULARY: culture, tolerance, investor, patroons, farmer, tenant, slavery, governor

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European Explorer Projects
WE ARE WORKING ON THESE IN CLASS USING iPads and Chrome Books.
SOME AT-HOME WORK MAY BE ASSIGNED, IF CLASSWORK NOT COMPLETED.


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BLACK HISTORY MONTH- February
We will research significant Americans.



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LOOKING AHEAD:
MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

AN AT-HOME BIOGRAPHY POSTER PROJECT
will be assigned on Monday, Feb. 11th.
It will be due on Tuesday, March 12th.
See the assignment sheet and rubric.
A Biography poster will be given out.
Please make sure that is is keep neat and unwrinkled.
Thanks.
Assignment:  
Read a biography and/or do research about a significant woman in history,
preferably American history.
Complete the Biography poster.  See rubric.



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HEALTH

HEALTHY EATING
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We are doing a unit on healthy eating and exercise,
mostly using Chrome Books.
Students will work independently, in partners and in small groups.
A creative At-Home project was assigned. See assignment sheet sent home.
DUE DATE: AFTER THE BREAK.
WED., FEB. 27TH.

Feel free to complete earlier.
They will be presented and displayed in the hallway.