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April/May Update

Hi All,

I know it's been a while since I have posted; Spring time is a busy time for the 4th grade. We just wrapped up our Wisconsin Forward testing and we are now jumping into the Spring MAPS testing. 4th grade also finished up their Fountas and Pinell testing and I am happy to say that everyone moved up at least 1 level! I am so proud of the scholars and they are so excited to pick new books. Check out the video above to see the awesome Earth Day Activity the scholars participated in. Here is an update on what we have been doing in each subject:

ELA: We have read a variety of folktales from different cultures and have been practicing summarizing and comparing them. We are now starting the writing projects where we will be changing the ending of one folktale as well as writing our own.

Math: We just finished up Mission 3 and have started Mission 4. Mission 4 is all on Geography. Look for the parent tip emails to be sent home.

Social Studies: We have started Chapter 6 which is on immigrants and migrants. We are looking at the push and pull factors of many different families and identifying what drew so many people to Wisconsin. This week we also started research for our Career Fair. The fair will be held on Thursday May 17 in the gym.

Religion: We wrapped up Chatper 4 with a lesson on venil and mortal sin and we have now stared Chapter 5 on living in a community and the common good. Today 4th and 5th grade started their service project of selling candy bars before school. Their goal is to sell enough candy bars to buy a cow to send to a family in Africa through Catholic Relief Services.

Important Dates for May:

Wed. May 2 MAP Testing

Thurs. May 3 Gala

Fri. May 4 Dress down day and Early Release at 1:00

Wed. May 9 MAP Testing

Thurs. May 17 Career Fair 1:15

Fri. May 18 Spring Concert 2:15

Mon. May 28 No School

Thurs. May 31 All School Mass

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