Grade/Subject: Grade 4

Contact: sdomin@stjohnskenmore.com 

                                                    

Religion - We are going to be continuing talking about Gods covenant with Moses and the Israelites, the promise God kept by sending his Son, and Jesus' teachings about God's Law. moving on in the month, we will discuss the Great Commandment and the the First Commandment teaches us that there is but one true God.

"How can you make God a greater priority in your life this month?"

Math -We are going to looking at and discussing how division affects numbers. We will start off by reviewing basic division facts by dividing mutliples of 10, 100 and 1,000. We will then move on to estimating quotients. Finally, we will look at the process of long division and the use of the area models to show how partial products work when dividing - division is really just a fancy way of multiplying.

       *** PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE practice these facts with your child. Everything from here on out for the rest of the year will depend on multiplication. ***

Science - This month we will begin a new unit on plants and animals. Our BIG QUESTION is what do living organisms need to survive? Throughout this unit we will look at and discuss:

 - how plants and animals are classified

 - how plants make food and reproduce

 - what adaptations are

 - what plant and animal characteristics are inherited

 - how plants and animals respond to the environment

Important Dates:

1/2 - School resumes

      - Mr. Fenz presentation

1/15 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/16 - Internet safety presentation

1/19 - Grades close for second trimester progress reports

1/20 - Candy Bar BINGO

1/26 - Report cards go home

1/28 - Catholic Schools Week begins

         - Open House 1-3

1/29 - Mass @ 9:00