Homework for Mrs. DeMan


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

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018


  • Re-registration & fund raisers!

Science – Test on Chapter 8 (Rocks & Minerals) tomorrow!  Use your study sheet!!

Spelling – pp. 82 – 84 due on Friday! (no Menu assignment this week, and we will write our 5x each in class tomorrow.)

Social Studies – Project due on Feb. 28/ Union County poster due by March 16.

Spanish – Word puzzle, due on Monday.

English – Finish classwork (most did!) Workbook, pp. 78 & 79, and Writing Wrap Up (text p. 173) due tomorrow.

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

THANK YOU, families, for sending in so many wonderful International Foods today!!  Our class really enjoyed ALL of the foods … and may need a siesta upon returning home!


  • Tomorrow is Pride in America Day … it is an Out of Uniform Day, and please wear something Red, White & Blue!
  • Monday, Feb. 19 is Presidents’ Day, and SMS will be closed.

Spelling – pp. 78 – 80 and Menu assignment due tomorrow.  Weekly test is tomorrow.

Math – Finish classwork, text p. 298, #7 (in notebook)

Social Studies – Finish Classwork (some missed the assignment due to Band lesson) … Workbook, p.79


Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Thank you, all for the embarrassment of riches today (aka, sweets, treats, gifts, and Fun Dip! 😉  It was very sweet of all of you!
Tomorrow is INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY.  We will be doing the Tasting in the afternoon during 6th (and 8th, if needed) period(s).

Tomorrow is also “G-B-L” … Gym day (wear your Gym uniform), Band (bring your instrument, if you have one, and MR. FRANCA WILL BE IN ON 2/15 — MRS. MIRAGLIOTTA MADE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT THIS AFTERNOON!!  YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DISREGARD EMAILS TO THE CONTRARY … HE -WILL-  BE IN TOMORROW!, and Library (bring your Library book.)

Still waiting for 1 more Baby picture.  Send in ASAP.


Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Look what happened in our class TODAY!!!

Class n Scooter

“Scooter, the Holy Cow” (the Staten Island Yankees mascot) visited our classroom!  (This was a Valentine’s Day gift from my husband!)  4B enjoyed meeting & greeting Scooter! :)


  • Still missing 3 Weekly Sheets and 1 Baby picture.  Please return ASAP!
  • Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Bring Valentines, if you would like.  
  • Tomorrow is also an OUT OF UNIFORM DAY. Wear red, pink or purple somewhere on yourself.

Spelling – pp. 78 – 80 & Menu (due on FRIDAY)

Math – Workbook, p. 52, #1 – 4 (Work In Notebook)

Social Studies – Workbook, p. 78

Spanish – Write words in ABC order


Monday, Feb. 12, 2018


  • Tomorrow is Sports Jersey Day.  It is an OUT OF UNIFORM DAY.  If you have one, please wear a sports jersey for ANY team (professional or not).  ABSOLUTELY NO SHORTS SHOULD BE WORN!!  Please wear pants.
  • A Weekly Sheet was distributed on Friday.  I am still missing 6, so please return tomorrow!
  • I am still missing one baby picture.  Please send in ASAP.

English – Finish classwork, pp. 76 – 77 in Workbook.

Spelling – Write misspelled words 5x each (list on p. 78)

Spanish – Write last part of list 3x each.


Friday, Feb. 9, 2018


  • Still waiting for one more baby picture.  Please send in ASAP.
  • SPIRIT WEEK is next week … Monday will be SMS Spirit Day: Wear your Gym uniform* (with sneakers!), and an SMS sports jersey or sweatshirt, if you have one.  (*Be sure the Gym uniforms go in the wash before Monday!)
  • Further reminders about Spirit Week themes & outfits will be posted here nightly, for the following day.
  • Students received a Weekly Sheet today … please sign & return on MONDAY!

Reading / Vocabulary – Quiz on 12 words in Unit 6 on Monday.  Vocabulary books will be collected … pp. 60 – 67 (no p. 63) should be completed.

Math – Lesson 7-4 in Workbook, show your work in your notebook


Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018


  • If you are opting out of the Pretzel Rod sale, please return the unopened box ASAP.
  • Still waiting for one more baby picture.  Please send in ASAP.
  • Next Thursday, 2/15, we will be having International Foods Day, as part of SMS Spirit Week.   If you are willing to provide samples of a particular food from your family heritage, please contact me, or one of our Class Moms (Mrs. Magliochetti or Mrs. McMullan).

Religion – Test on CHAPTER 8 (!!!) tomorrow.  Study your highlighted sections.  ALL THOSE WHO TAKE THE BEMYDISCIPLES ONLINE TEST (AND SEND ME THEIR RESULTS VIA EMAIL  Ldeman@smscranford.com   ) WILL RECEIVE 5 BONUS POINTS ADDED TO YOUR TEST SCORE.

Spelling – Pages 73 – 74 (and worksheet p. 75) due tomorrow.  Weekly test tomorrow.

English – Complete classwork, Workbook, pp.72 – 73

Social Studies – Complete 3rd part of Declaration

Math – Textbook, p. R-17, Section 6-6, #1 – 6, and Section 6-7, #1 – 6 — ALL completed on LOOSE LEAF PAPER (including proper heading, Math)


Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018


  • Tomorrow is Gym (wear uniform), Band (please remember to bring your instruments & music books), and Library (bring your book)
  • If you are opting out of the Pretzel Rod sale, please return the unopened box ASAP!!. Please leave the family name paper affixed to the box.
  • Still waiting on ONE MORE baby picture!!!  Please send in … I wouldn’t like to see the child miss out on a turn for “Student of the Week”!!

Reading – Quiz on the story “Felita” (including 6 vocab words) tomorrow.

Math – Workbook, p. 46 (even problems only) and p. 47 (odd problems only)

Social Studies – Workbook, p. 75 (second half only)


Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018


  • Students received BOTH Gertrude Hawk chocolate fundraiser forms AND box of Pretzel rods today.  Re: Pretzels:  DO NOT REMOVE the paper with the family name. If you opt out of the Pretzel fundraiser, please return the box _WITH_ the family name paper still affixed.    As always, all fund raisers are OPTIONAL. 
  • Next week is Spirit Week … there will be TWO out of uniform days, and several events.  Check the Main Page for a complete list!

English – Test on Adjectives (Unit 4).  We did MUCH review in class; students were encouraged to bring home text to look over, if they wished.

Reading – Finish classwork = packet on the story “Felita”.  Due tomorrow.

Math – Workbook, p. 41, # 1 – 10, and p. 44, # 1 – 17 (odds only)

Social Studies – Preamble, p. 75


Monday, Feb. 5, 2018

Religion – Quiz tomorrow on the Liturgical colors / seasons.  Please use your study sheet.

Spanish – Test on current word list, tomorrow.

Reading – Finish classwork … 6 definitions.


Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018


  • Tomorrow is a ONE SESSION DAY, with a 12:15 dismissal.
  • Remember to bring a SNACK!!!!

Math – Worksheet (due tomorrow).  Test will be on Monday.


Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018


  • TOMORROW is an OUT OF UNIFORM DAY! (No cost).  As it _IS_ Gym day, those who do not wear gym shoes should BRING them to change before we go to Gym.
  • Friday is a 12:15 Dismissal.  BRING A SNACK.  Aftercare IS available to those who are in need.
  • Tomorrow is Thursday: Gym – Band (bring your instruments!!) – Library (bring your library books).
  • Drama Club: Tonight is your show … please arrive around 6:30, and check in with Mrs. DeMan in our classroom.  After checking in, you will proceed to stay in the auditorium with your parents until it is time for you to take the stage.  The show will begin at 7 PM.  (Those who wish may leave after the Theatre Games portion.   The presentation should be concluded by 8:30 PM this evening.)

Social Studies – Be sure your definitions are completed!!

Spelling – pp. 70 – 72 are due TOMORROW, as well as the Weekly test will be tomorrow.


Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018


  • THURSDAY, FEB. 1 will be an OUT OF UNIFORM DAY. (No cost).
  • Friday, Feb. 2 will be a one session day, with a 12:15 dismissal.  Aftercare WILL be available on Friday.

Social Studies – Definitions will be checked tomorrow, by Mrs. Mendez.  Find words in text, pp. 88 – 89.


Monday, Jan. 29, 2018


  • Tomorrow is BAGEL BUDDIES breakfast in the AM.  Leave room for a bagel when you get to school!
  • Tomorrow is also our STEM day!  4A & 4B will experience the STEM activity from 12:10 – 1:00 PM.
  • This Friday, Feb. 2 is a ONE SESSION DAY, with a 12:15 Dismissal!  Please bring a snack!  Aftercare WILL be available for those who wish.

Spelling – Write words 5x each, based on results of pretest.  (Some students had excessive numbers of incorrect, and I modified their repetitions to 3x each.  If there’s a question, check your child’s pretest.)

Math – Worksheet, due tomorrow.

Social Studies – Write definitions in Ch. 6, found on pp.88 – 89


Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018


  • Tomorrow evening is an OPEN HOUSE at SMS, beginning at 7:00 PM.  Send a friend! :)
  • 4B earned our Out of Uniform Day at the Book Fair, and it will be THIS FRIDAY, Jan. 26!!  (Siblings should attend school in their regular uniforms!)
  • Tomorrow is Library (bring your book!) — Gym (wear your Gym uniform!) — Band (bring your instrument & music book!!  Mr. Franca no longer brings “extra” instruments!  Be sure yours is with you … AND that you take it out of the car before your parent leaves!!)

Math – Workbook p. 38, all

Reading – Quiz on “Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World” tomorrow (8 vocabulary words, and the story).

Spanish – Word search puzzle, due next Monday.

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018


  • Out of Uniform Day (for 4B ONLY!) is THIS FRIDAY, Jan. 26.
  • Thursday, 1/25 is our Open House at 7 PM.
  • Catholic Schools Week begins at 9 AM Mass on Sunday, Jan. 28.
  • Girls were given the notice for the upcoming “Daddy Daughter Dance”
  • Youngest were given the flyer for the next fundraiser, Boston Coffee Cakes

English – Finish classwork, Workbook, pp. 67 & 68 (including the extension of p. 68, on loose leaf, but NOT the writing application.)

Reading – Finish classwork, packet for “Justin & the Best Biscuits in the World”

Math – Finish classwork, Mid Chapter review on text p. 207

Social Studies – Test on Chapter 5 tomorrow.  Go over questions.


Monday, Jan. 22, 2018


  • Our “Out of Uniform Day”, which we earned at the Book Fair will be THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 26!  There is no additional cost; weather appropriate clothing, that is neat & clean, please!
  • This Thursday evening is our first OPEN HOUSE, beginning at 7 PM.
  • Catholic Schools Week will kick off with Sunday Mass at 9 AM.  Check the calendar for the full list of events!

Spelling – Write misspelled words from today’s pretest 5x each. (List may be found on p. 66)

English – Workbook, pp. 65 – 66 AND Writing Application. (on loose leaf paper.)

Math – Workbook, p. 37 (all)

Spanish – Crossword puzzle (worksheet), due tomorrow

Social Studies – Students are preparing for a test this week (possibly on Wednesday), but do not yet have their study questions.


Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Students received MID – 2nd TRIMESTER Progress Reports today.  Please sign the cover letter, and include your child’s name.  Please check that you have seen the progress report, AND whether or not you would like a conference at this time (and indicate the name(s) of the teacher(s) with whom you would like a conference.)

Open House is next Thursday night!  Send some prospective students!

3 students must still return the Weekly Sheet distributed on 1/18.

Still waiting for 2 more baby pictures!!  Please send in ASAP!!

Math – Workbook, p. 36, #1 – 15 (odds only!)


Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018


  • I am still missing 3 baby pictures.  I will select from the baby pictures each week, to choose next week’s “Student of the Week.”  Please send one in ASAP!
  • Students received a Weekly Sheet today.  Please sign & return TOMORROW!
  • Send pictures of your neighborhood / homes / families to my email:  Ldeman@smscranford.com

Religion – Students have the following CHOICE for their Chapter 7 Religion test:  EITHER take the ONLINE test www.bemydisciple.com (Grade 4, Chapter 7) and email me your results  OR take the regular test with open book in class tomorrow.  It is the student’s choice.

Science – Test on Chapter 7 tomorrow.  (Students have had Study Sheet aka answers since yesterday)

Spelling – pp. 62 – 64 due tomorrow; also, weekly test on list words on p. 62


Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018


  • Tomorrow (Thursday) is GYM – BAND – LIBRARY (wear / bring all that you need for these classes!!)
  • Still missing baby picture from 5 students.  Send in ASAP!
  • Still missing 1 Weekly Sheet from distribution last Friday.  Please remit ASAP!
  • In our sharing with the school in Tyonek, AK, I would like to begin collecting photos from around school, as well as around your individual neighborhoods.  I am looking for photos of favorite neighborhood places to visit / play / eat / shop.  You may certainly email me ( Ldeman@smscranford.com )

Science – Test on Chapter 7 will be on Friday.  STUDENTS NOW HAVE A COMPLETED STUDY SHEET!!  Begin studying TONIGHT!

English – Finish classwork (pp. 59 & 60, and writing application)

Math – Workbook, p. 35

Social Studies – Workbook, pp. 69 & 70 (many students began this assignment in class.)


Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018


  • Please send in a BABY PICTURE!  (it will be returned, after your child’s turn at Student of the Week!)  I am still missing about 7!!
  • Students received a Weekly Sheet on Friday … please sign & return.  I am still missing 3.

Science – Finish classwork (Chapter Review, pp. 230 – 231, #1 – 6, #8 – 11, and #15 – 18, answers only in tablet).  MOST finished … a few must still do so.  TEST ON CHAPTER 7 WILL BE FRIDAY!!

Spelling – 5x each word missed on the pretest. (due tomorrow)  Also, pp. 62 – 64 due on Friday.

Reading – Quiz tomorrow on “Mom’s Best Friend”, and 8 vocabulary words from story.  (We went over story points in class today.)

Math – Workbook, p. 34

Social Studies – Workbook, p. 66

Spanish – Write last 10 words, 3x each (due on 1/22)


Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018


  • TOMORROW is a 12:15 Dismissal!!!  Please be sure to bring a snack!  Aftercare is available for those who need.
  • Monday, Jan. 15 SMS will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
  • Students received Genevieve order forms, for those interested.
  • Please send in a BABY PICTURE (it will be returned after your child’s turn at “Student of the Week’!)

Spelling – pp. 58 – 60 due.  Test tomorrow.

Reading – Vocabulary pp. 50 – 52 due; and quiz on Unit 4 (twelve) words.  Also, complete “Mom’s Best Friend” packet, if you have not yet done so.

Math – Workbook, p. 33, #1 – 9 (complete & show work in notebook)


Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018


  • Send in a baby picture!
  • Tomorrow (Thursday) is BAND – GYM – LIBRARY (dress & bring all that you need!)
  • Friday is a ONE SESSION DAY (12:15 dismissal).  Bring a snack, and there will be Aftercare available.
  • SMS is closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

English – Unit 3 (VERBS) test is tomorrow.

Vocabulary – Unit 5 quiz is on Friday, and pp. 50 – 52 are due Friday.

Spelling – Weekly spelling test Friday, and pp. 58 – 60 are also due.

Social Studies – Workbook, p. 68 (you may find help for this page on p. 76 in text.)


Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018


  • Send in a baby picture!
  • Friday is a ONE SESSION DAY (12:15 dismissal).  Bring a snack, and there WILL be aftercare available.

Reading Vocabulary – finish pp. 50 – 52 by Friday; quiz on Friday.

Math – Test tomorrow

Spelling – pp. 58 – 60, due on Friday.  (NO MENU THIS WEEK!)

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018

2018, Take Two!!  :)

Reminders:  I will soon begin my “Student of the Week” bulletin board, and would like a baby picture from each student.  THE PHOTO WILL BE RETURNED AFTER THE STUDENT’S TURN AT S.o.t.W.!!  As soon as I receive one, I will begin the rotation!

This week on Friday (JAN. 12) is a ONE SESSION DAY.  Dismissal is at 12:15, so bring a snack.  Aftercare is available for those who wish.

Spelling – 5 x each word, based on today’s pretest. (word list is on p. 58.)

Social Studies – Complete classwork (definitions)

Spanish – Write first 10 words from new list, 3 x each


Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

Welcome Back!!

Reminder: Friday, Jan. 12 is a one session day.

Thursday is GYM, LIBRARY & BAND!

English – Finish Classwork: Text, p. 118, use Thesaurus on p. H88.  Also, Workbook, p. 58

Math – Test will be on Friday.  Complete text, p. 187, #1 – 9 (in notebook)

Social Studies – Complete “Winter Break” paper, if you have not yet finished.


Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Tomorrow is:

  • Bring Grab Bag gift, if you wish to participate ( NO LATER than Friday!)
  • Library books are due … all must be returned before Christmas break!
  • Wear your Gym uniforms!!!

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017

Please bring in Grab Bag gift any day this week, if you wish to participate in exchange.

4 absentees and 2 additional students did not return Weekly Sheet today.  PLEASE return tomorrow.

Please consult Mrs. Miragliotta’s email, re: Concert Attire.

Friday is a ONE SESSION DAY … 12:15 dismissal, and no aftercare is available!!!

Math – Complete p. 32, and SHOW YOUR WORK. (Some must show work only)

Social Studies – Test on Chapter 4 is Wednesday; find answer to Essay question Mrs. Mendez gave today. (find on p. 65)

Spelling – Packet due Friday (test Friday, too)

Spanish – Test tomorrow.


Friday, Dec. 15, 2017

Students received Weekly Sheets today.  Please sign & return on MONDAY!!!! (Thank you!)

If you are participating in our classroom Grab Gift (notice sent home this week!), you may bring the gift (wrapped!!) to school ANY DAY NEXT WEEK!  Please be sure it is in by Friday, as that is the day of our party.

Math – Workbook, p. 34, all 

Spanish – Crossword puzzle


Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

Reminder: Tomorrow is an OUT OF UNIFORM DAY, provided you wear something that celebrates Christmas.  There is an “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest, and prizes will be awarded, but as long as you wear something Christmas-y, you’ll be fine!!

Spelling – pp. 54 – 56, and Menu assignment due tomorrow.  Weekly test tomorrow.

Reading – Quiz on “Sarah Plain & Tall” tomorrow.  Be familiar with the 8 characters, as well as story points.  I will collect the novels tomorrow, so please bring it back to school. 

Also, we are doing a book report project IN SCHOOL … please bring your book to school, if possible.

Science – Finish Classwork (some were at band) Define terms on p. 211 in textbook (write in notebook).

Math – Textbook, p. 177, #1 & 2, and #5 & 6 (answers/work in notebook)


Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

Reminders: Tomorrow is GYM … BAND … LIBRARY … AND, Secret Santa Shop.  Wear your gym uniform, bring your instrument, your library book, and  your SSS $ (in an envelope, marked with your name and $ amount.)

Religion – Test tomorrow on Chapter 6.  (This was mistakenly left off the blackboard … I am going to rearrange the schedule tomorrow, to allow for study time before test is given, for those who didn’t bring home books.)

Reading – Finish “Sarah, Plain & Tall” packet. (almost all did so.)

English – Writing application on Workbook, p. 55 (bottom).  Complete on loose leaf, with proper heading.  Follow instructions. (Some completed.)

Social Studies – Finish classwork (definitions of words on p. 63)


Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017

  • Secret Santa Shop, 9:25 AM on Thursday 12/14
  • Out of Uniform Day (Ugly Christmas sweater) Friday 12/15
  • Letter about our classroom Grab Bag went home today.

Science – Chapter 6 Test tomorrow … USE YOUR STUDY SHEET!!

English – Finish classwork, p. 54 in Workbook.  (some students owe the writing assignment from yesterday! :-( )

Math – Math Project due … Also, Wkbk. p.31, #1 – 11, odds only (complete on loose leaf)

Spelling – pp. 54 – 56, and Menu assignment, all due on Friday.

Spanish – Crossword puzzle, due on Monday, 12/18


Monday, Dec. 11, 2017

  • Our class will attend the SECRET SANTA SHOP on Thursday, 12/14.  Please send $ in an envelope that day, clearly marked with the child’s name and the amount of money contained.  There will be modestly priced items for children to purchase to give as gifts for family members.  Remind them — as I have! — that this is not their own personal shopping spree for toys / items for themselves.
  • We will have a “Grab Bag” in our class, and exchange a gift at our Christmas party on 12/22.  This is optional!  If you decide to participate, you should purchase a gift that someone of your own gender (boy or girl) would like ($10 limit on gift, please!)  Wrap the gift, and add a tag that states that it is from you (ie, “To: A girl From: Mary”).  Gifts may be brought to school any time, and we will exchange on 12/22.
  • Friday, 12/15 is an “out of uniform” day, provided a Christmas item (ugly sweater?) is worn.

Spelling – Write misspelled words from today’s pretest 5x each.  Due tomorrow.

Science – Chapter 6 corrections, due tomorrow (almost all have completed.)  Chapter 6 test will be WEDNESDAY.  Students already have STUDY SHEET to begin Studying!!  (Parents, I have VERY STRONGLY SUGGESTED that students use the study sheet only … it is basically an answer sheet for the actual test.  There is no need to have the book home.)

English – Finish classwork … Workbook, pp. 52 – 53, including Writing Application (done on loose leaf)

Math – Math (Numbers) project is due this Wednesday!  Students have had instructions for this for almost 2 weeks!!  

Spanish – Write current list in ABC order.


Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

  • Giving Tree gifts were due today.  Most brought them in.  If you forgot, you may bring the gift tomorrow.
  • Tomorrow is our turn at the Book Fair (located in the St. Michael’s Lane lobby.)  We will attend at 12:30 PM (our normal Library time).  If you would like to attend, parents, you are most welcome.    Please send Book Fair $ to school in an envelope, and I will hold on to it until we arrive at the fair.
  • Tomorrow is Gym (wear your gym uniform) and Band (bring your instrument!!)  
  • We will have a “Grab Bag” in our class, and exchange a gift at our Christmas party on 12/22.  This is optional!  If you decide to participate, you should purchase a gift that someone of your own gender (boy or girl) would like ($10 limit on gift, please!)  Wrap the gift, and add a tag that states that it is from you (ie, “To: A girl From: Mary”).  Gifts may be brought to school any time, and we will exchange on 12/22.
  • This Friday is a ONE SESSION DAY … Dismissal is at 12:15 PM.  Bring a snack; After Care IS available.
  • 3 students did not return their Weekly Sheets.  Please send in TOMORROW!!

English – Finish classwork: Workbook, pp. 48 – 49 (no Writing Application), and Writing Wrap Up on p. 109 in Textbook.

Social Studies – Finish definitions.

Math – Finish classwork: Text, p. R-10, Sections 4-3 and 4-4.  Also, there will be a Math PROJECT due next week.  Details have been given to students; I will post more tomorrow.

Reading – “Sarah Plain & Tall” definitions due, and also you should be working hard to finish reading the  book you’ve selected for your upcoming book report.


Monday, Dec. 4, 2017


Reminders:  Book Fair will be this week, starting tomorrow.  Our class will attend on THURSDAY, at 12:30.  Parents are welcome to attend.(IF STUDENTS WOULD LIKE TO BRING BOOK FAIR $ IN AN ENVELOPE, MARKED WITH NAME AND HOW MUCH $, I WILL HOLD UNTIL WE GO TO THE FAIR.)

This Friday is a ONE SESSION DAY — dismissal is at 12:15.  Please bring a snack, and note that After Care WILL be available on that day.

English – Finish Friday classwork (pp. 40 – 41 in workbook).  Also, today’s lesson, pp. 44-45 Workbook

Reading – Quiz on story & vocab for “The Lost Lake” (we reviewed in class), and also the packet for “The Lost Lake” is due. (MOST have completed)

Social Studies – Definitions are due by Thursday; Project is due by Wednesday.

Math – Workbook, p. 28, #1 – 15 (due tomorrow); also, all times tables due by Wednesday.

Spanish – Write the names of the colors, 3x each


Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

Students received FIRST TRIMESTER REPORT CARDS today.  Please sign the ENVELOPE ONLY, and return it on Monday.  (The hard copy of the report card is yours to keep, as well as any honor card the students may have earned.)

Next Friday, Dec. 8 is a ONE SESSION DAY.  After care WILL be available, and students should bring a snack.

The BOOK FAIR is next week … parents are invited to attend during your child’s visit, if you wish.  Our class will attend the Book Fair on Thursday, 12/1, at 12:30 PM.

Math – Workbook, p. 26, #1, 2, 3 & 6 (write the arrays in your notebook).


Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017

Reminders:  If we have 100% participation in the “All 4 Books” donations, we will receive an “out of uniform” day.  So far, 10 students have donated … we need 5 more for the OOU day.

Bring DeMan dollars back to school.

Next Friday, Dec. 8 is the Immaculate Conception, and there will be a one-session day.  Bring a snack; after care is available for those in need.

English – Finish classwork (most have) … pp. 38 – 39 in Workbook. Some forgot to complete Writing Application from last night … please bring tomorrow!

Vocabulary – Unit 4 quiz on twelve words.  Vocabulary book, pp. 40 – 42 due.

Spelling – pp. 46 – 48 in book and Menu assignment due;also, weekly test tomorrow.

Social Studies – Chapter test tomorrow

Math – Complete 6’s & 7’s multiplication facts (on cards)

Art – Please bring in your smock!


Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

4 students owe me a signed Weekly Sheet.  Please return TOMORROW!!

Parents: As you may have heard, my classroom rewards system includes students receiving “DeMan dollars” for good grades (and occasionally other reasons, too! :) ).  Some students have brought these wooden coins home … they aren’t to leave the classroom.  If your child has any “DeMan dollars” at home, please send them back to school. 

Science – Quiz on the Water Cycle tomorrow … students know that they will fill in 4 blank spots on a diagram of the Water Cycle.  Keywords: Evaporation, Condensation, Precipitation, Storage.

Math – Write your 4’s and 5’s time tables, on the index cards.

Social Studies – Finish classwork, p. 54 in Workbook.


Monday, Nov. 27, 2017

Reminders: Students received a Weekly Sheet today.  Please sign, and return tomorrow!

Many 4B students took gift tags from the Giving Tree today.  If you allow your child to take a tag, please inform him/her, and they will be allowed to take a tag on Tuesday.

Those who ordered CHRISTMAS WREATHS, the delivery date is this THURSDAY, NOV. 30!!

Spelling – Write misspelled words from Pretest 5x each (find list on p. 46)

English – Unit 2 Test tomorrow (nouns).  If you are choosing to study (we have done MUCH studying!), please review SINGULAR and PLURAL POSSESSIVE NOUNS!

Spanish – Worksheet, and test tomorrow.

Math – Write 2’s and 3’s times tables — IN CRAYON ONLY — on index cards.  Also, p. 24 in Workbook.

Social Studies – Mrs. Mendez assigned a project today, which is DUE ON WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6!!!!


Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Thanks to all for your Toys For Tots donations!  Thanks to those who provided treats!!

Art – Please remember to bring in an old shirt, or something to be used as an Art smock.  Art is on MONDAY!!

Spanish – Mrs. DellaValle left 2 worksheets that most finished on Tuesday.  They are due to her on Monday, 11/27.  Your next Spanish test is Tuesday, 11/28.

Math – Please bring in a package of 3×5 index cards, and a ziploc bag.

Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017





Religion – Chapter 5 test is tomorrow.  Study your book in the parts we’ve highlighted!

Math – Students will need a package of 3×5 index cards and a ziploc bag by Monday.


Monday, Nov. 20, 2017


Students received three raffle tickets today for the “Cash for Christmas” raffle.  The cost of the three tickets is $25 (or $10 each, if sold separately.)  Please return all tickets ASAP, if you do not intend to sell / purchase them.

Wed., Nov. 22 is a ONE SESSION DAY.  Dismissal is at 12:15 PM, and there is NO AFTERCARE AVAILABLE on that day!!  A snack will not be needed, as volunteers will be sending in a snack.

Wednesday is ALSO an ‘Out of Uniform’ Day.  The cost is $1 (or more!), to be donated to Toys For Tots.  IF YOU REMEMBER TO COME TO SCHOOL OUT OF UNIFORM ON WEDNESDAY, YOU MUST REMEMBER YOUR DONATION!!!!!

Reading – Quiz tomorrow on the story & vocabulary, “A Little Excitement.” 

Science – Workbook, p. 53 (for those who did not finish it in class today or Friday)

Math – Most students will RE-TAKE the most recent Math test.  Please …. prepare … and TAKE YOUR TIME ON THE TEST PAPER!!!!!



Friday, Nov. 17, 2017


Wednesday, 11/22 is ALSO at “Out of Uniform Day”.  If you CHOOSE to come out of uniform on that day, the cost is $1, which will be donated to Toys For Tots.  IF YOU REMEMBER TO COME TO SCHOOL OUT OF UNIFORM, BE SURE TO REMEMBER YOUR DONATION!!

Snack will not be necessary on Nov. 22, as it will be provided by volunteer parents.

Art – Bring some sort of Art smock to school …. an old shirt belonging to a parent works well!

Spanish – Worksheet, due Monday

Reading – “A Little Excitement” packets are due on Monday.  3 students must complete.


Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017

Reminder: Donations for CFC Thanksgiving baskets!!  Still need 2 more students!

Math – Test tomorrow.


Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017

Reminders:  4 students still owe a donation for the Cranford Family Cares Thanksgiving baskets!  Canned gravy and boxed potatoes are needed most!

Reading Vocabulary – Study word list on pp. 28 – 29 of Vocabulary book.  Quiz tomorrow.

English – Finish classwork (most have done) Workbook, pp. 33 – 34 (no Writing Application).  (Absentees from Monday, please complete p. 31)

Math – Test Thursday.  Also, finish classwork, if you did not: Text p. 139, # 1 – 8

Social Studies – Finish timeline, if you have not.

Spanish – Worksheet, due next week


Monday, Nov. 13, 2017

Reminders:  PLEASE BRING IN DONATIONS FOR CRANFORD FAMILY CARE!!!  The Thanksgiving baskets NEED your help!! Thank you!!

Cyber Monday/Black Friday Scrip orders are due!

Reading – Vocabulary books … finish classwork; pp. 30 – 32 and pp. 34 – 35 (multiple choice questions on this page only)

Spelling – 5x each word missed on today’s pretest.  (Absentees, 3x each all list words on p. 42)

Spanish – Worksheet, due tomorrow

Math – Workbook, p.23


Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

Reminders: Tomorrow is a ONE SESSION DAY!!  Dismissal is at 12:15; Aftercare IS available; please bring a snack!

3 students purchased a book (newest “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”) and now owe Mrs. Singer $9.  When they bring in the $, they will receive the book!

4th Grade Drama Club next meets on MONDAY, NOV. 13!

Please send in donations for the Thanksgiving baskets for Cranford Family Cares.  Donations are DUE next WED. NOV. 15!

Spelling – Book pp. 38 – 40 due! Test tomorrow!

Reading – Finish classwork (packet) (most have done)

Social Studies – Finish definitions (begun in class; many have done)


Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

Reminders: Please remember your donation for Cranford Family Cares!

3 Students forgot to bring in signed weekly sheets!  Please remember tomorrow!

Friday is a ONE SESSION DAY!!  Dismissal is at 12:15, and you should bring a snack!

Religion – Test on Chapter 4 tomorrow.  Study your highlighted portions of your book!

Math – Workbook, p. 22 (all)

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017


Students received a Weekly Sheet today.  Please sign & return TOMORROW!!

Please send in your donation for Cranford Family Cares!  I still have only 4 of 15 students who’ve donated!  Thanks for your generosity, as always!

This Friday is a ONE SESSION DAY.  Dismissal is at 12:15, and please bring a snack.

Social Studies – Test is tomorrow!!  Study!

English – Finish classwork … Workbook, pp. 27 & 28, and Writing Application on loose leaf paper.  Follow instructions on the bottom of p. 28.  All due tomorrow.

Spelling – One student still owes me repetitions from this week’s list.

Math – Text., p. 126, # 4 & 5, and draw a tree (as you were doing in class with Miss Collins.)


Monday, Nov. 6, 2017

Reminders: Please send in donations for Cranford Family Care Thanksgiving baskets.  4th Grade should bring in one or more of the following: flour, sugar, confectionary sugar, boxed potatoes, or CANNED gravy.

This Friday(11/10)  is a ONE SESSION DAY.  12:15 dismissal; bring a snack.  After care is available on that day.

Science – Chapter 18 Test tomorrow.  USE YOUR STUDY SHEET!!!

Social Studies – Chapter test on Wednesday.  Study your materials!

English – Finish classwork (MOST DID NOT!!!) pp. 25 & 26 in Workbook.

Spelling – (5x each will be done in class tomorrow, not for hw tonight) 2 students did not complete Menu assignments last week, and will therefore complete one for this week’s list.

Reading – Packet, pp. 1 and 9, if not already completed.  (Most have completed these pages.)

Math – p. 119, #3, 4, & 6

Spanish – Write first column of new words 3x each.


Friday, Nov. 3, 2017

Reminders: Donations for Cranford Family Care (flour, sugar, confectionary sugar, boxed potates, or CANNED gravy) may be brought in any time.


Social Studies – Sloppy Copy of your Legend is due on Monday.  Chapter test is WEDNESDAY!!  Study your chapter!!!  Find the highlights!!

Science – Students are in possession of the Study Sheet for Chapter 18.  TEST WILL BE TUESDAY!!  STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!!

Math – Workbook, p. 20, #1 – 5

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017

Reminders:  2 students did not return Library books today.  Mrs. Singer would like them tomorrow.

Spelling – pp. 34 – 36, Menu assignment and weekly test all due tomorrow.

Math – Complete classwork, p. 111 text, All problems except #6 & #9

Social Studies – “Sloppy Copy” due on Monday.  Chapter Test has now been rescheduled to WEDNESDAY, 11/8.

Science – Chapter 18 Test will be TUESDAY, 11/7.  Students are now in possession of a comprehensive STUDY SHEET!!  Use this for your studying!


Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017

Reminders: Tomorrow is Gym/Band/Library … wear and/or bring what you need!!!

Our Annual SMS Cranford Family Cares collection is now under way.  4th Graders are asked to contribute one or more of the following:  flour, sugar, confectionary sugar, boxed potatoes, CANNED gravy (no glass jars!!).  Items are due NO LATER than Wed. November 15.  Thank you for your generosity!

Social Studies – Finish classwork, p. 43 in workbook.  Also, your “Sloppy copy” of your Legend is due on Monday, 11/6.  (PARENTS: As the students had zero homework last night, and only this tonight, I offered a STRONG suggestion that they complete this assignment TONIGHT, so as to have a carefree weekend.  :) )


Monday, Oct. 30, 2017

Reminders:  Tomorrow is Halloween … wear your costume to school!  Halloween parade is at 10 AM.  Parents may come inside at the conclusion of the outdoor parade, to see the parade across the stage, but should be seated in the 2nd floor balcony.

4A & 4B will present the All Saints Day Mass at 8:30 AM on Wed. Nov. 1.  All are welcome.

Religion – Worksheet (“Message of Hope”) must be completed.

Reading – Quiz on “Kettle of Hawks” tomorrow.

Spelling – Write list words incorrectly spelled on pretest 5x each.

Math – p.18, #1 & 2

Social Studies – Workbook, p. 37

Spanish – Write the Ordinal numbers 3x each


Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017

Reminders: ONE SESSION DAY tomorrow … Dismissal is at 12:15.  Please bring a SNACK!!

Students received a Weekly Sheet today.  Please sign & return TOMORROW!!!

Students also received a note & permission slip, re: an essay and contest.  Please review, and return the permission slip if you wish.

TOMORROW is the last day for Scholastic Book orders.  Please send in if you wish to order.

Spelling – pp. 30 – 32 due tomorrow, and weekly test tomorrow.

Reading – Some students were to finish their classwork (packets on “Kettle of Hawks”).  Most finished.

English – Finish classwork (pp. 23 & 24 in English workbook)

Math – Workbook, p. 15 # 1 & 2, and p. 16 all.


Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017

4A & 4B will present Mass on All Saint’s Day (Nov. 1) at 8:30 AM.  All are invited.  The children will sing a presentation of the Litany of the Saints during Mass.

Scholastic orders due no later than 10/27

Tomorrow is THURSDAY, Gym, Band, Library.  Bring what you need!

Tomorrow MAY be Part 2 of the 8th Grade Bake Sale.  Everything 50 cents.

Math – Text, p. 100, # 5 – 9

Social Studies –  Complete definitions (Finish classwork) due on Friday.

Science – To calculate what you would weigh on Pluto, use a calculator to compute the following:  Your weight x 0.08 = Your weight on Pluto.  (This is NOT an assignment, but many students wanted to know at the end of the day  :) )


Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017

Reminders:  Students received Mid Trimester Progress reports last Friday.  I have received all signed slips of acknowledgement but ONE.  Please remit ASAP.

Students received Mixed Bag funraiser yesterday.  Return forms if you are not going to participate.

If you wish to order from Scholastic, please send in order (or order online with the code HKR47 at scholastic.com) by this Friday, 10/27.

This Friday, 10/27 will be a ONE SESSION DAY.  Dismissal is at 12:15, and students should bring a snack.   After Care WILL be available, for those who wish.

English – Finish classwork (pp. 21 – 22 in Workbook)

Social Studies – p.35 # 1 – 4

Religion – Chapter 3 Test tomorrow!! 

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.)