November 30, 2018
Friday, November 30, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  The next two weeks will be a busy time for our class.  Students are practicing for the upcoming Christmas program, so our schedule will be a little different and lessons and assignments may change. 

 

St. John's is currently collecting donations for our Holiday of Hope family.  If you would like to make a donation t help buy presents for this family, we will be taking them until Friday, December 7.  

 

This is what we will be doing next week in class.  

 

Spelling - Spelling pre-test on Monday, December 3.  Their spelling test will be over compound words.

 

English - We will be studying irregular verbs.

 

Math - We will learn how to multiply 2-digit numbers and parentheses and the Associative Property.  Students will get their study guide on Wednesday, December 5.  Their test will be Friday, December 7.

 

Science - We will continue with Unit 3 and our discussion on plants. We will learn about pollination and spores.

Students will receive information about their science fair project.  

 

Social Studies - We will discuss primary and secondary resources.  Students will also get their study guide for chapter 4.  Their test will be Friday, December 14.

 

Reading - Book reports are due Friday, December 21.  

 

Spelling Words:

fishbowl    lookout   backyard   desktop   campfire   overhead   waterproof   grandparent   railroad   snowstorm   loudspeaker   bookcase   bedroom   blindfold   newborn   bedspread   yourself   overdo   clothesline   undertake   dresses   arrows   babies   eyesight   paperweight

 

Upcoming Events

 

December 6 - 3-4 grade sing at Ladies Aid

December 13 - Christmas Program @ 6 p.m. Students need to be at church by 5:40 p.m.

December 20 - Christmas party (more details to follow)

December 21 - Sing at Luther Manor @ 10 a.m./Early out @ 12:30 p.m./End of 2nd quarter

December 21 - January 2 - Christmas Break

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

November 09, 2018
Friday, November 9, 2018

Dear parents,

 

Happy Friday!  Thank you to everyone who helped support our Scholastic Book Fair.  The kids had a great time dressing up each day of the week.  This is what we will be doing next week in class.

Spelling - Students will have their spelling pre-test on Monday, November 12.  Their words will be with the soft c and g.  

English - We will study main and helping verbs

Religion - We will discuss God's Promise to the Israelites and the Ten Commandments.

Reading - We have completed our book Because of Winn-Dixie. Students will be working on their study guides today in class.  Their test will be Wednesday, November 14.  We will also discuss fact and opinion, using a computer for research, and prefixes. 

Math - We will discuss multiplication facts, reading an inch scale to nearest fourth of an inch, capacity, tenths and hundredths, and relating decimals and fractions. Please continue helping your child study their multiplication facts. They are doing a great job.

Science - We will do a science experiment on Monday and Tuesday.  

Social Studies - We will begin chapter 4, Geography of the Northeast.

Spelling Words:

center   once   scene   germs   spice   bridge   badge   circus   cement   glance   strange   police   certain   orange   ounce   ginger   wedge   arrange   sponge   village   combs   kneel   wrench   general   ceremony

Upcoming Events:

November 16 - Mid-quarter ends

November 19-23 - No school K-8

November 26 - Mid-quarters go home

 

God Bless,

Mrs. Conoyer

November 02, 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  It's hard to believe it's already November.  St. John's will have their Scholastic Book Fair November 6-8.  This is the schedule for book fair dress up days:  Monday - Sleeping Beauty Day - wear pajamas; Tuesday - Little Red Riding Hood Day - wear red; Wednesday - Rapunzel Day - crazy hair; Thursday - Cinderella Day - fancy shoes; Friday - Snow White Day - dress as your favorite dwarf.  

 

This is what we will be doing next week in class:

 

Spelling - They will have their pretest on Monday, November 5.  Their spelling tests will be over silent letters.

 

English - We will discuss verb tenses and subject-verb agreement.

 

Reading - We will discuss drawing conclusions, line graphs, and directions.  We will also finish Because of Winn-Dixie.  They will take their weekly assessment on Friday.  Students received their book report for second quarter.  Their book report is over a realistic fiction book.  Their book report is due Friday, December 21.  

 

Religion - We will discuss the Songs of Miriam and Moses, God's promise to the Israelites, and God appears on Mt. Sinai.  Students also received their memory for next week.

 

Math - We completed our last lesson today.  Students will receiver their study guide on Monday, we will review on Tuesday, and their test will be Wednesday, November 7.  Students are doing a great job on their multiplication time tests.  Thank you for helping your child study.

 

Science - We will discuss technology and science and how does technology affect you.  Students will get their study guide Friday, November 9.  

 

Social Studies - We will be reviewing for their test on Thursday, November 8.

 

Spelling Words:

hour   lambs   knew   wrench   kneel   thumbs   honest   answer   honestly   plumber   honor   known   combs   wrapper   knives   doubt   knead   wriggle   heir   wrinkle   person   pearl   shirt   knuckles   wrestle

 

Upcoming Events

November 6-8 - Scholastic Book Fair

November 16 - Mid-quarter

November 19 - 23 - No School K-8

November 26 - Mid-quarters go home

 

God Bless,

Mrs. Conoyer

 

October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Dear parents,

 

Happy Thursday!  Thank you for attending parent/teacher conferences this week.  I enjoyed meeting with each of you and discussing the great things your child is doing in fourth grade. I'm looking forward to a great second quarter.

 

On Wednesday, October 31, third and fourth grade will have their class party from 1:30-2:30.  If you would like to send a treat with your child, there are twenty-four students.  

 

November 6-8 is Scholastic Book Fair.  The week of November 5-9, we will celebrate the book fair by having enchanted dress.  The dress days are as follows:  Monday - Sleeping Beauty Day (wear pajamas), Tuesday - Little Red Riding Hood Day (wear red), Wednesday - Cinderella Day (wear crazy shoes), Thursday - Rapunzel Day (crazy hair day), and Friday - Snow White Day (dress as your favorite dwarf).

 

This is what we will be doing next week in class:

 

Spelling - Students will take their spelling pre-test on Monday, October 29.  Their spelling words are over r-controlled vowels.

 

English - We will discuss action verbs.

 

Reading - We will discuss inference webs, making inferences, base words, and guide words. We will also continue reading Because of Winn-Dixie.  They will have their weekly assessment on Friday, November 2.  Students received their book report for second quarter.  They will need to read a realistic fiction book.  Their book title is due Monday, October 29.  Their report is due Friday, December 21, 2018.

 

Religion -We will discuss Passover, Our Deliverance Meal, and The Exodus. Students received their memory work for next week today.

 

Math - Fourth grade will continue their multiplication timed tests on Monday.  They must score an 80% on their test before moving to the next multiplication facts.  Please help your child study.  We will discuss multiplication facts, 9s, 10s, 11s, and 12s, writing numbers through hundred thousands and hundred millions, and naming mixed numbers and money.  

 

Science - We will continue discussing unit 2.  We will discuss how technology and society are related.  

 

Social Studies - Students received their study guides today. We will review them next Wednesday.  They will have their social studies test on Thursday, October 8.  

 

Spelling Words:

dirty   purse   birth   curl   curve   curb   person   shirt   worse   hurl   twirl   swirl   herb   turkey   turnip   purpose   blurred   sternly   serpent   pearl   slowly   quickly   beautiful   spurt   further

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

October 26 No school K-8

October 31 Halloween party/Reformation Day

November 6 - 8 Book Fair

November 16 Mid-quarter

November 19 - 23 No School K-8

 

God Bless, 

 

Mrs. Conoyer

October 19, 2018
Friday, October 19, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  Parent/teacher conferences will be held next week.  Your conference time was sent home with your child last week.  I look forward to meeting with each of you.  

This is what we will be doing next week in class:

Spelling - Students will take their spelling pre-test on Monday, October 22.  Their spelling words are over suffixes.

English - We will discuss plurals and possessive nouns.

Reading - We will discuss sequencing, homophones, and how to read a chard.  They will not have a weekly assessment next week.  We will also continue reading Because of Winn-Dixie.

Religion -We will discuss baby Moses, the plagues, and Passover.  Students received their memory work for next week today.

Math - Fourth grade will begin their multiplication timed tests on Monday.  They must score an 80% on their test before moving to the next multiplication facts.  Please help your child study.  Students will receive their study guide on Monday, and their test will be Wednesday, October 24.  

Science - We will continue discussing the design process by discussing how to find a problem and planning and building.

Social Studies - We will discuss neighboring countries and how to read a land use and resources map.

Spelling Words:

sickly   hardly   quickly   slowly   carefully   wonderful   beautiful   graceful   spoonful   darkness   shapeless   ageless   illness   goodness   spotless   painless   weakness   darkest   clearest   thoughtful   door   smart   argue   brilliantly   straightest

Upcoming Events

October 20-21 Folk Life Festival

October 22-25 Parent/teacher conference

October 26 No school K-8

October 12, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  Parent/teacher conferences have been scheduled.  Students will be bringing home conference times today in their folders.  This is what will be happening in our classroom next week.

Spelling - Pre-test on Monday, October 15.  Their spelling words will be with r-controlled vowels.

English - We will discuss possessive nouns.

Religion - We will discuss Joseph and his brothers, Job, and Moses.  Students received their memory work for next week. 

Reading - We will discuss cause and effect, context clues, and metaphors and hyperbole.  They will take their weekly assessment on Friday, October 19.

Math - We will discuss multiplication facts 0s, 1s, 2s, and 5s and subtracting 3-digit numbers with regrouping.  They will receive their study guide on Thursday, October 18.  They will have their test on Monday, October 22.  We will also begin multiplication time tests the week of October 22.  Please help your child study their multiplication facts. 

Science - Students will have their unit 1 test on Monday, October 15.  We will begin Unit 2, The Engineering Process, on Tuesday.

Social Studies - We will begin Chapter 3.  In this chapter we will discuss United States regions, neighboring countries, understanding regions, and learn how to read a land use and resources map.  

Spelling Words

door   dart   fort   morning   carpet   ford   cord   spark   award   smart   charge   worn   argue   stormy   bore   guard   ward   warp   backyard   screech   shrimp   throat   charcoal   forecast

Upcoming Events

Oct. 20-21 - Folk Life Festival

Oct. 22 - 25 - Parent/teacher conferences

Oct. 26 - No School 

Nov. 6-8 - Book Fair

God Bless,

Mrs. Conoyer

 

October 05, 2018
Friday, October 5, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  It's been a busy week in fourth grade.  We finished unit 1 in science and our government chapter in social studies.  As the weather begins to change, please have your child bring a coat or sweatshirt to school. 

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be the week of October 22.  I will be sending home a letter next week with dates and times to set up times for conferences.

 

This is what we will be doing next week in class.

 

Spelling - Pre-test on Monday, October 8.  Their words will be with three-letter blends.

 

English - We will discuss irregular plural nouns.

 

Reading - We will discuss main idea and details, parts of a book, and idioms.  We will continue to read Because of Winn-Dixie.  Their weekly assessment will be Friday, October 12.

 

Religion - Students received a study guide this week for their test on Monday.  We will begin Unit 2 next week.  There will be no memory for Tuesday, October 9.  They wrote their memory for Thursday, October 11, today.

 

Math - They will get their study guide on Monday and their test is Wednesday, October 10.  We will also discuss fractions and multiplication next week.  Fourth grade will begin multiplication time tests on Monday, October 22.  We have been reviewing in class.  Please help your child review at home.

 

Science - We will be reviewing next week for their test on Monday, October 15.

 

Social Studies - Students were given their study guides this week.  They will have their test on Thursday, October 11.  They received a copy of the Preamble to recite for extra credit.  This is due by Friday, October 12.  

 

Spelling Words:

shred   through   sprout   sprawl   split   throb   throat   shrink   screw   shrimp   screech   straighten   sprang   shriek   splashing   straps   strand   script   thrill   throne   choose   photo   whole   threaten   strictly

 

Upcoming Events

October 20-21: Folk Life 

October 22 - 25: Parent Teacher Conferences

October 26: No School K-8

November 6-8: Scholastic Book Fair

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

September 28, 2018
Friday, September 27, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  It's been a great week in fourth grade.  Thank you to everyone who was able to sing at church this past Sunday and attend the open house at school.  The children did a great job.  This is what we will be doing next week in class.

Spelling - Spelling pre-test on Monday, October 1.  Their words will be with digraphs.

English - Next week we will discuss singular and plural nouns.

Religion - We will discuss the offering of Isaac.  Students will get their study guide on Friday.  They will have their test over unit 1 on Monday, October 8.

Reading - We will continue to read Because of Winn Dixie.  We will also discuss author's purpose, context clues, and comparing and contrasting.  They will have their weekly assessment on Friday, October 5. 

Math - We will learn how to name fractions, adding dollars and cents, lines, segments, rays, and angles, inverse operations, and subtraction word problems.  They will have their test on Wednesday, October 10.

Fourth grade will begin taking multiplication time tests October 22.  I sent home a note with your child today.

Science - We will be doing an experiment next week in class and discuss how to be a meteorologist.  Students will get their Unit 1 study guide on Monday, October 8.  Their Unit 1 test will be Monday, October 15.

Social Studies - We will discuss United States economy and how to make an economic choice.  They will get their study guide on Wednesday, October 3.  Their test will be Thursday, October 11.

Spelling Words:

choose   kitchen   touch   chance   sketched   ketchup   snatch   stretching   pitcher   chef   rush   thirty   northern   graph   photo   whole   fifth  headphone   whirl   width   unload   relearn   subway   theater   chemical

Upcoming Events

October 4 - PTL @ 5:30

October 19 - End of 1st quarter

October 20-21 - Folk Life Festival

October 22 - 25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 26 - No School 

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

 

September 21, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018

 

 


Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  Just a reminder that 3-8 will be singing at church this Sunday at 10 a.m.  Students should arrive by 9:40.  After church, you are invited to school for St. John's open house.  

This is what we will be doing next week in class:

Spelling - Spelling pre-test on Monday, September 24, 2018.  Their spelling words will be over prefixes.

English - We will discuss common and proper nouns.

Religion - We will read about Sodom and Gomorrah and the offering of Isaac.  We will finish unit 1 next week.  Your child will receive their study guide on Friday.  We will review on Monday and their test is Tuesday, October 2.  

Reading - We will continue reading Because of Winn-Dixie and we will discuss author's purpose.

Math - Students will learn about rounding and units of length and perimeter.  They will receive their study guide on Tuesday, September 25 and their test will be Thursday, September 27. 

Next week I will be sending home a letter in regards to multiplication time tests.  

Science - We will read about communicating data and bar graphs. 

Social Studies - We will discuss U.S. government.  I enjoyed reading your child's country posters.  They did an outstanding job.

Spelling Words:

 unblock   unload   relearn   rewind   incorrect   overheat   preplan   unborn   unlock   resell   imperfect   illegal   subway   supersize   unchain   recall   rewash   indirect   overact   premix   stone   groan   lower   interact   transmit

Upcoming Events

September 23 - 3-8 sing at church/St. John's open house

September 28 - cookie dough pick up

October 4 - PTL @ 5:30

October 19 - 1st quarter ends

October 20-21 - Folk Life Festival

God Bless,

Mrs. Conoyer

September 14, 2018
Friday, September 14, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  Today marks the halfway point of first quarter.  I can't believe how fast these first few weeks have gone.  Your child will receive their mid-quarter grades on Monday. This is what we will be doing next week in class.

Spelling - Students will take their spelling pre-test on Monday, September 17.  Their spelling words will be over the long o.

English - We will discuss run-on sentences and how to correct run-on sentences.

Reading - We will continue reading Because of Winn Dixie.  We will also discuss sequencing, connotation/denotation, and prefixes. They will have their weekly assessment on Friday, September 21. 

Math - Students will take their math test on Monday, September 17.  We reviewed their study guide today in class. Next week we will also discuss expanded form, missing numbers in subtraction, adding columns with regrouping, temperature, and elapsed time. Please help your child start reviewing their multiplication facts.  We will begin multiplication time tests in October.  I will sent more information home in the next couple weeks.  

Religion - We will discuss how Abram finds a way through conflict, Abraham's prayer, questions about prayer, and Sodom and Gomorrah. Students wrote their memory verses for next week in their memory journals today.

Science - We will finish lesson 3 Tuesday, and we will begin a new lesson, Show Me the Evidence, on Wednesday. 

Social StudiesThis week we finished our Passport Unit in social studies.  I hope your child enjoyed learning about the different cultures from around the world.  I'm excited to see their country posters.  

Next week we will discuss The American People in our social studies book.  We will discuss Constitution Day on Monday, September 17. 

Spelling Words:

goal   mole   stone   stove   chose   shadow   fold   flow   mold   toll   groan   stole   foam   mows   roasting   lower   sole   blown   bolt   quote   kite   fright   climb   coaster   motor

Upcoming Events

September 17 - Mid-quarters go home

September 23 - 3-8 sing at church/open house at St. John's

September 28 - cookie dough pick up

October 4 - PTL @ 5:30

October 20-21  - Folk Life Festival

October 22-25 - Parent Teacher Conferences

God Bless, 

Mrs. Conoyer

September 07, 2018
Friday, September 7, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  It has been a great week in fourth grade. I'm so proud of how hard your child has worked in class.  Thank you to everyone who turned in cookie dough money for our school fundraiser.  

This is what we will be doing next week in class:

Spelling- Pre-test on Monday, September 10.  Their spelling words will be with long i.  

English- We will learn about complex sentences and how to punctuate complex sentences.  

Reading- We will continue reading Because of Winn Dixie. We will also discuss author point of view, story characters, and how to use a dictionary.  They will have their weekly assessment on Friday, September 14.

Math - We will be adding three-digit numbers, subtracting 2-digit and 3-digit numbers, and subtract 2-digit numbers with regrouping.  

Religion - We will read and discuss Abram and Lot, praising God's name, and God's promise to Abraham.

Science - We will be using microscopes and discussing time and temperature.

Social Studies - We will complete our passport unit by traveling to North and South America.  Student's country posters are due by Friday, September 14, 2018.  

Spelling Words:

file   drive   kite   pies   die   wipe   inside   height   pride   spy   sigh   shy   prime   sly   pry   climb   minding   fright   twice   slight   chief   please   sleek   highway   wildlife

Upcoming Events:

September 14 - Mid-quarter ends

September 17 - Mid-quarter grades go home

September 23 - 3-8 sing at church/St. John's open house

September 28 - cookie dough pick up

God Bless,

Mrs. Conoyer

August 31, 2018
August 31, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  Just a reminder to have your child's paper work and cookie dough orders turned in on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  Thank you for selling cookie dough to help support our school.  

 

Beginning Tuesday, we will begin P.E., music, library, and art.  

 

I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday weekend.

 

This is what we will be doing next week in class.

 

Religion:  We will discuss the Tower of Babel.  Students received their memory work for Tuesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 6.  

Spelling: Pre-test on Tuesday, September 4.  We will be discussing words with the Long e sound.  

English: We will discuss simple and compound sentences.

Reading: We will discuss Venn diagrams, antonyms, and library skills.  Next week, we will begin our class book, Because of Winn Dixie.  They will also have their weekly assessment on Friday, September 7.

Math: Students voted to receive their study guide today and work on it over the holiday weekend.  Their test will be Wednesday, September 5.  We will review their study guide on Tuesday.  We will also discuss adding word problems with missing addends and missing numbers in subtraction.

Science: We will begin lesson 3, How Do Scientists Use Tools?

Social Studies:  We will continue our Passport unit. We will discuss Australia and Europe.  Their country poster is due Friday, September 14.  If your child has something from a different country, they may bring it and share with the class.  

Spelling Words:

beam   tea   chief   squeak   three   week   sleek   heal   tease   thief   deal   please   leak   league   reef   deed   feet   breathe   speech   wheeze   pale   bail   eight   freedom   appeal

Upcoming Events

September 3 - Labor Day (no school)

September 4- cookie dough/student paperwork due

September 14 - Mid-quarter

September 17 - Mid-quarter grades go home

September 23 - 3-8 sing at church/St. John's open house

September 28 - cookie dough pick up

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

 

August 24, 2018
August 24, 2018

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  We've successfully completed our first full week of the new school year.  As a reminder, please sign your child's planner each night. This lets me know that your child is showing you their planner and any homework they may have that night.  Please continue to sell cookie dough for our school fundraiser.  Thanks in advance for all your help.

This is what we will be doing next week in class:

Spelling - We will be discussing words with the long a sound.  They will have a pre-test on Monday, August 27 and spelling dictation on Friday, August 31.  Students who miss any words on their pre-test, will write each word they miss five times.  These are due by Thursday each week.  On Friday's, students will only need to write the spelling words they missed, but they must turn in their test from Monday as well.  If they do not turn in their pre-test, they will write all spelling words for the week.  

English - We will discuss subjects and predicates of sentences.

Religion - We will discuss Cain and Abel and our sin leads to another.  They will get their memory of Friday, August 31.  They will be tested on Tuesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 6.

Reading - We will read The Adventures of Ali Baba discuss character, plot, and setting.  They will have their weekly assessment on Friday, August 31.

Math - We will be reviewing subtraction, writing numbers through 999, adding money, adding with regrouping, and discussing even and odd numbers.  

Social Studies - We started our Passport Unit this week and made our first stop in Africa.  Next week we will travel to Antarctica and Australia.  Next week, students will select their country for their country poster project.  More information will come home next week.

Science - We will investigate questions and do lesson 1 Sum It Up and Brain Check.  

Spelling Words:

pale   face   crate   clay   stray   cane   slate   today   bail   rail   break   ache   drain   faint   flame   claim   steak   eight   mane   graze   grim   plum   cash   neighbor   railway

Upcoming Events

September 3 - No school

September 4 - cookie dough forms and student paper work due to office

September 14 - mid-quarter

God Bless,

Mrs. Conoyer

 

 

 

August 17, 2018
August 17, 2018

Dear 4th grade parents,

We are off to a great start in fourth grade.  I'm so excited to have your child in class this year. I'm looking forward to a fun, exciting year. 

Newsletters will be posted under fourth grade religion and will also be posted on St. John's website.  If you are unable to access Sycamore or the website, please let me know and I can send a copy of the newsletter home with your child.

Cookie dough sales began this week.  Your child received information about this fundraiser and an order form.  Thank you in advance for helping raise money for St. John's.

Students received their user names and passwords for Spelling City this week.  This is a great resource to help your child study their spelling words each week.  

If you have not completed and returned the paper work from Meet the Teacher Night, please complete these forms and return to school as soon as possible.  

This what we will be doing next week in class.

Religion - We will discuss creation.

Spelling - 4th grade will have their spelling pre test on Monday, August 20.  We will be studying short vowels.

English - We will discuss sentences and sentence punctuation.

Reading - We will read My Diary From Here to There discuss inferences.  Students will have a weekly assessment on August 24.

Math - Next week we will review addition, discuss missing addends, sequences and digits, place value, ordinal numbers, and months of the year. 

Science - We will begin studying Unit 1, Investigating Questions.

Social Studies - We will begin our Passport Unit.

Spelling words:  sum   flat   plum   bell   grim   plot   band   bluff   dock   blot   odd   left   cash   mill   past   shelf   wealth   crunch   hint   build   snack   step   pond   heavy   shovel

Upcoming Event

August 22 - school pictures

September 3 - No school (Labor Day)

September 4 - paper work and cookie dough orders due

 

God Bless, 

Mrs. Conoyer

jconoyer@stjohnshannibal.org