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Educating and Nurturing Since 1953

Admission of students without regard to race, religion, or color

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Wynantskill, NY 12198

7:30am - 5:30pm

Monday - Friday

St Jude School

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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

4th Grade


Jeffers’ Journal

Week of June 14th-June 18th

Welcome to the thirty-third issue of Jeffers’ Journal!   I cannot believe the end of the year is almost here!  You have all grown so much this year from the first day of school!  Do you have an idea for something you would like to see become a law?  Bring your ideas as we learn about the process of how a bill becomes a law!

Important Dates to Remember:

June:

15th-School Mass at 10AM

17th-Field Day

18th-Moving Up Day 

23rd- Last Day of School (11AM Dismissal)

Here is a breakdown of our learning:

  1. Math:  It’s important children learn math facts for addition/subtraction and multiplication/division with the goal of automatic recall.  For the upcoming week, we will be learning a variety of topics in our geometry unit! How do you draw and measure angles?  What is a quadrilateral?
  2. English Language Arts:
    1. Grammar-Students will continue to proofread their writing for subject-verb agreement, capital letters, and punctuation marks.  We will be more reviewing what we learned last week about pronouns in addition to learning about object pronouns and possessive pronouns.
    2. Vocabulary-Each week students have 12 new vocabulary words and complete different activities each day (sentence completion, synonym/antonym, matching, word meaning and context clues).
    3. Reading-An important skill we are practicing is reading articles and passages and answering comprehension questions.  I am noticing improvement in this area for many students.
    4. Spelling-Each day students learn two or three commonly misspelled words and a mnemonic device to help them remember how to spell the word. First, they add these words to their Spelling list.  Next, they write a sentence for each word which demonstrates their understanding of its meaning and use conventional spelling.
  3. Religion: We will review the different topics we learned about this year.  We will be attending Mass on Tuesday morning at 10AM.
  4. Social Studies: How did World War II start? Why are civil rights important? What is the difference between the State and Local Governments?  Who is in charge of the National Government?  Why do the governments have a system of checks and balances?  How does a bill become a law?  These are some questions we are hoping to answer this week.
  5. Science: Can you identify the structures and functions of plants and animals?  Why are these structures important?
  6. Writing: Creativity shines in each child’s writing!  Their preferences include journal entries, stories on chrome books,  and writing stories individually, with partners or in small  groups. We continually put an emphasis on using capital letters, punctuation, finger spacing, and conventional spelling.
  7. Google Classroom: Students continue to complete assignments and quizzes in English Language Arts, Math, Religion, Science, and Social Studies on Google Classroom. Please ask your son/daughter to show you what they have been doing.   If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to send me an email.