Homework for Mrs. DeMan


You may contact me via email …. ldeman@smscranford.com

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017

Reminders:  NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!! (Teacher Workshop)

Thursday is BAND, GYM, and LIBRARY! (Bring your instrument [if you have one]), wear your Gym uniform, and remember to bring your library book.

I am missing one “Weekly Sheet” from yesterday’s distribution.  Please return on THURSDAY!

English – Finish classwork, Workbook, p. 19

Reading – Quiz on “Why Frog & Snake Don’t Play Together” (both story & vocabulary) will be on Thursday.  Review definitions.  We reviewed story in class.

Math – Chapter Test on Thursday

Spanish – Word Search (due on Monday).


Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

Thank you for sending in ALL Picture envelopes!!  :)

Reminders: Students received a “Weekly Sheet” today.  Please sign & return TOMORROW, if at all possible!


Science – Quiz on the order of the planets in the solar system tomorrow

Reading – Complete packet, if you have not yet done so.  (MOST have)

Spanish – Crossword puzzle, due tomorrow


Friday, Oct. 13, 2017

Reminders:  PICTURE DAY IS MONDAY!!!  I currently have only received 6 “Picture Pass”es or photo envelopes, which means that 9 students must bring theirs ON MONDAY!!!  Remember also, students are to wear REGULAR FALL UNIFORMS on Monday, as well.  All students will be photographed.

DRAMA CLUB for Grade 4 will begin on Monday.  We will dismiss at 3:45, from the Stop-Drop-Go door.  Those going to Aftercare will be sent directly there upon the conclusion of our meeting.  

Science – There will be a quiz on Tuesday, 11/17, on the order of the planets in the solar system.


Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017

Reminders:  Please return chocolate $ ASAP.  Some students still owe!

If you are sending in a Genevieve’s order, please send ASAP.

PICTURE DAY is Monday, Oct. 16!!!  Whether you are ordering with a check or ordering online, please send in the envelope or the “Picture Day Camera Pass”, printed from your online ordering.  Students MUST have this in by Monday!!!  All students will be photographed.

English – Unit 1 Test tomorrow.  Some students need to review Subjects (nouns) and Predicates (verbs)!!  

Spelling-  Weekly test tomorrow, and pp. 22 – 24 due

Science – Planet report is due TOMORROW!!  All but 4 of my students have handed theirs in.

Math – Workbook, p. 13, # 1 – 5


Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Tomorrow is THURSDAY: Gym, Band & Library (bring / dress accordingly! :-)  )

English – Complete classwork (most have done) … p. 62 in textbook, “square” section.

Spelling – I am waiting to receive one Spelling book signed by a parent.  Also, pp. 22 – 24 due on Friday.

Science – Planet report due on Friday (10/13)   Yes, you MAY hand in early, if you wish.

Math – Workbook, p. 12

Social Studies – OPTIONAL : color flag on p. 19 Workbook.

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Reminders: Bake Sale tomorrow … all items 50 cents

Students received “Weekly Sheet” today; please sign & return TOMORROW.

Students received PICTURE DAY folder (with their NAME pre-printed on it).  Please return any time, as long as it is by Monday, in time for Picture Day!!

Spelling – Write each word 5x each, based on today’s pre-test. Due tomorrow. (Most finished in class.)

Science – Planet reports are due on Friday (10/13)

Altar Servers – Will meet with Mrs. Miragliotta during Religion tomorrow, for training.

Math – Text book, p. 69, # 1 – 13 on loose leaf

Social Studies – Workbook, p. 13


Friday, Oct. 6, 2017

Reminders: NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY! (Columbus Day)

Students received Genevieves order forms. (Fundraiser)  If you aren’t going to participate, please send the folder back to school on Tuesday.

Spanish – Write words (last part of list) 3x each.  

Religion – Chapter 2 test on TUESDAY.  Please study your highlighted sections in your book!


Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

Reminders: No school on Monday, Oct. 9 

PICTURE DAY on Monday, Oct. 16

Theater Games (aka 4th Grade Drama) begins on Monday, Oct. 16 (after school, for those who’ve previously signed up.)

Spelling – pp. 18 – 20 due, and weekly test tomorrow.

Vocabulary – Quiz on Unit 1 (pp. 8 – 9 words/definitions)

Reading – Quiz on story & vocabulary for “Do Not Disturb.”  **

**Parents: It is my preference that students DO NOT take the Reading anthology books home.  Before any quiz, we will have a classroom discussion / review of the story, in preparation for the upcoming quiz.  If students would like, they may re-read the story in the time before school, instead of idly chit-chatting as is often the case.  It is my opinion that little may be gained by lugging home the Reading book, aside from stronger arm & back muscles.   I would love to hear feedback on this theory … and welcome your opinions!!!  :)


Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Reminders:  Tomorrow is GYM (wear your Gym uniform!), LIBRARY (bring your library book to school), and BAND (bring your instrument, if you have one!!)

In Advance reminders: Monday, 10/9 is a holiday; no school!  Picture Day is coming: Oct. 16.

English – Finish classwork, pp. 13 – 14 in Workbook

Vocabulary – Quiz on Unit 1 on Friday

Spelling – Book, pp. 18 – 20 due on Friday

Spanish – Write the rest of list (from names of the days to the end of the list) 3x each

Math – Workbook, p. 10

Science – Finish classwork(**), workbook p. 165 (definitions are needed to complete … 1 or 2 still haven’t finished definitions)  

( ** – Some of my students zip through classwork at a high speed, and some need more time.  MOST OF THE TIME, when “finishing classwork” is assigned as homework, it applies to very few, and must be assigned in order that we are all completely ready to move on to the next lesson!!)


Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017

Reminders: A few families still owe chocolate, or money for …

Three students neglected to bring back “Weekly Sheet” signed.  Please return on WEDNESDAY!

English – Finish classwork (Workbook, pp. 11 & 12)

Vocabulary – Students were assigned pages from Unit 1 last week, and worked several days towards completion.  About 65% of the class has finished; the book pages, pp. 8 – 12 are due TOMORROW.  (FYI, Some students had barely begun to complete as of today.  Not sure why?? :-(

Math – Workbook, p. 9

Social Studies – Workbook, p. 10


Friday, Sept. 29, 2017


No School on Monday, 10/2

Stop-Drop-Go is back in operation on Tuesday, 10/3.

Students received a Cumulative Progress Report (aka “Weekly Sheet”) on Friday.  Please sign & return on TUESDAY!!

Math – Two students are being given the opportunity to re-take the most recent Math test, and should be ready to do so upon arrival at school on Tuesday.


Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017


Tomorrow is a ONE-SESSION DAY!  Dismissal is at 12:15!  Please bring a snack.

Tomorrow is “Fun Friday at the Feast”, and is an OUT OF UNIFORM day.  There is no cost for the day.

We will attend 8:30 Mass tomorrow.

Spelling – pp. 14 – 16 are due.  Test tomorrow.

Reading – Packet, p. 41 ONLY (many completed in class)

Math – Worksheet & construction paper project, assigned by Miss Collins due to student(s) disrespect today.  :-(  This MUST be completed tonight.


Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017

Still missing 2 Kidstuff books / $

Students received Chocolate fundraiser today; if you do no wish to participate, please return the box ASAP.  Money or chocolate due asap.

Reminder: Friday, 9/29 is a ONE SESSION DAY (12:15 Dismissal) and also an OUT OF UNIFORM day.

Box Tops will be collected on Friday.  Please send in what you have!

Science – Chapter Test on Thursday; students have study sheet!

Spanish – Write “months” (new list) 3 x each, due on Tuesday, Oct. 3

English – Brochure about your town and Workbook p. 9, due tomorrow

Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

So far, so good with the Feast Week Stop-Drop-Go.  Reminder: Drop off on Miln, last door on left.  Pick up on Alden.

Reminders:  Still missing $ or Kidstuff book from 3 students.  Please send in!!  The next fund raiser item will go home with students on TUESDAY!

I have currently received 8 permission slips for Fun Friday at the Feast.  NO STUDENT will attend the free rides session on Friday without a permission slip.  You need to print it at home (from an email sent last week), sign & return ASAP!!  Still missing SEVEN!!! :-(

The weather is predicted to be similar tomorrow and Wednesday; please, if possible, send your child with a water bottle.  I will certainly send students to the water fountain if absolutely necessary, but would like to cut down on multiple trips in the middle of lessons, if at all possible!
A few students must still cover books!!!  Several text books are without covers; if you don’t want the expense of a Book Sox, simply use a paper cover.  All soft covered books need covering as well.  ASAP!

Spelling – Write incorrectly spelled words (from today’s pretest) 5 x each.

Science – Make corrections on your Chapter (17) Review. (about 6 students already finished this).  CHAPTER 17  SCIENCE TEST WILL BE ON THURSDAY, 9/28.

Reading – Quiz on “Seal Journey”, story & vocabulary tomorrow.  Those who wish may re-read story upon arrival at school tomorrow; we’ve sufficiently reviewed both words and story points.

Math – Chapter 1 test tomorrow.

Spanish –  Word Search puzzle due, and test tomorrow.


Friday, Sept. 22, 2017


VERY IMPORTANT!! From Monday, 9/24 through Friday, 9/29, Morning STOP-DROP-GO will take place at the FAR DOOR on Miln St. (in between Church & School!)  Dismissal for Grade 4 will be from the FRONT SCHOOL DOOR on Alden St.!

Spanish – Crossword puzzle is due on MONDAY.  First test in Spanish this year will be on TUESDAY!

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Reminders: TONIGHT is Back to School Night, at 7 PM.  Please assemble in the auditorium.  Looking forward to meeting you!


Tomorrow is GYM (wear your gym uniform) and LIBRARY (please remember to bring your library book.)

Religion – Test on Chapter 1 tomorrow.  STUDY YOUR BOOK HIGHLIGHTING!

Reading – “Seal Journey” packet, p. 40 ONLY!!

English – Finish classwork (pp. 7 – 8)


Social Studies – Finish classwork (definitions)

Spanish – Crossword puzzle worksheet, due on Monday


Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017


Tomorrow night is BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!!  I am hoping to see as many people as are available to attend!

Still missing some Kidstuff books and/or money.  Please remit, ASAP!

English – Finish Workbook, p. 5

Spelling – Write incorrectly spelled words (yesterday pre-test) 5x each. (due Wednesday).   Workbook, pp. 10 – 12, and MENU assignment, due on Friday.

Math – Finish classwork, if you did not (Text, p. 34, #7 – 15 odds);  Also, Workbook, p. 5

Reading – Finish definitions (if you did not copy all words into your notebook, the list of 8 words is on the first page of packet for “Seal Journey.”  Also, complete that page (p. 34).

Friday, Sept. 15, 2017

Link to video 4A & 4B saw today in Science:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEKXCfB9fds&feature=related

(Relative size of planets & the Sun & other larger stars)

Reminders: Kidstuff books / $ due ASAP … Drama Club permission slip, if you are joining only … Scholastic Book order IF YOU WISH, due Tues. 9/19.

Social Studies – Finish classwork (p. 5 in Workbook)

Reading – Quiz on Vocabulary for “Mr. Nick is a Lunatic” will be on Monday

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

Reminders: Kidstuff book OR $25 should be returned to school ASAP

Drama Club permission slips may be returned any time … First meeting (for 4th graders) has been rescheduled to 10/16.  Please send in before that date, if you are interested.

Scholastic Book order will be processed on 9/19.  If you wish to order, please send in by then.

Spelling – Weekly test tomorrow; Book pp 6 – 8, and Menu assignment due tomorrow.

English – Sentence Worksheet (“Rowena”) due tomorrow

Reading – Quiz on “Mr. Nick is a Lunatic” (STORY ONLY … Vocabulary quiz will be on Monday.)

Math – Workbook, p. 3


Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017

Remember to send in $25 for Kidstuff book, or the book itself.  As most well know, fundraisers are plentiful, and you simply need to return the book if you are opting out of this one.  Thanks! :)

English – Finish classwork (Workbook, p. 3)

Math – Workbook, p. 2 / Also, finish classwork if you did not today … text p. 22, #13 – 27 (odd numbered problems ONLY)

SS – Mrs. McCann has asked that any student who did not complete the alphabetized list of 21 NJ counties with a PROPER HEADING at the top of the page, please rewrite and INCLUDE proper heading!!

Spanish – Write next 10 words on the current list, 3 x each.  Due on MONDAY, 9/18.


Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017

Students received KIDSTUFF books today.  All information needed in the sale is enclosed.  Please return the book OR the $25 ASAP!!

English – Workbook, pp. 1 – 2 (NO Writing Application)

Reading – Read Chapter 8 of “Mr. Nick is a Lunatic”.  PLEASE DO NOT READ BEYOND p. 86!!!!!

Math – Workbook, p. 1, # 1 – 8 ONLY

Social Studies – Put the names of all NJ Counties in alphabetical order (on loose leaf)

Spelling – FYI, students received a copy of their Spelling Menu (a list of assignments from which they will choose one each week).  Menu assignment and book pp. 6 – 8 are both due on Friday.


Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Sincere apologies that BOOK SOX / BOOK COVERS were left off the supply list.  Students need to cover 5 hardcover books, and will need to do so ASAP.


Still waiting on the following

1 family discipline code (white)  & handbook form  (green)

4 Health screening permission forms (need “yes” or “no” answer!)

4. Terra Nova forms


Spelling – Write words 5x each (for each misspelled word on today’s pretest).  100% does not write repetitions. DUE TOMORROW   ( pp. 6 – 8, due Friday) 

 Spanish – Write first ten words on new list, 3x each.  Due TOMORROW!

Music – Students will need a pocket folder for weekly music class (FYI, I gave each child one on the first day of school, and I shall suggest that this may be the way to use it.)