February 15, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  It was great to have a full week of school.  Thank you to everyone who attended the Breakfast with Buddies this week. We had a great turnout.

 

St. John's will have their annual basket bingo on March 23, 2019.  This year, each class will have a class basket.  A letter was sent home with your child today with information about our class basket. This is what we will be doing next week in class.

 

Spelling: Pretest on Tuesday, February 19.  Their spelling words are over open syllable words.

 

English: We will discuss articles (a, an, and the).

 

Religion: We will begin Unit 4 and discuss Jesus is with you always and Jonathan warns David.  Students received their memory today for next week.  

 

Reading:  We will discuss problem and solutions in a story, thesarus and synonyms, and open syllable words.  We will continue reading Restart.

 

Math: We will begin division with 2-digit answers and a remainder, millimeters, word problems about a fraction of a group, and collecting data with surveys.

 

Science: We will begin our unit on matter. We will discuss mass this week.

 

Social Studies: We will discuss Missouri's climate and resources. 

 

Spelling Words:

river   level   never   talent   radar   limit   diver   finish   famous   spoken   cabin   wiper   habit   bison   cider   stolen  promise   razor   pity   easel   swallow   plastic   rumbles   sequence   vivid

 

Upcoming Events

February 18 - No school (President's Day)

March 8 - End of 3rd quarter/Basketball game @ 6 p.m.

March 11-15 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

February 08, 2019
Friday, February 8, 2019

Dear parents,

 

Happy Friday!  On Thursday, February 14, fourth grade will have their Valentine's Day party from 1-2 p.m.  If your child would like to bring a box for their valentine's, they can make a box at home and bring it to school on that day.  I will send home a list of names for both third and fourth grade. 

 

On Sunday, February 17, Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Ely, will host a taco bar and game day.  The event will begin around noon and is a free will offering.  All proceeds go to St. John's School.  

 

Six Flags reading logs are due by February 25th. 

 

Lutheran School's Week is March 17-22.  A letter will be sent home listing the activities for the week.  K-8 will sing at church on Sunday, March 17.  

 

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

Spelling:  We will continue studying the words from this week. Students will have their spelling test on Friday, February 15.  

English: We will continue discussing adjectives.  

Reading: We will discuss surrounding words, closed syllables, and how to read a flow chart. We will continue reading our book, Restart.

Religion: We will review for the religion test scheduled for Friday, February 15.  Memory scheduled for February 7 will be for Tuesday, February 12. 

Math: Next week fourth grade will learn division with 2-digit answers.  

Science: We will review for our Unit 3 science test.  The test is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13.  We will also begin our next unit on matter.  

Social Studies: We will begin our unit on Missouri.  We will begin by discussing prehistoric Missouri.

 

 

Upcoming Events

February 14 - Valentine's Day party 1-2 p.m.

February 18 - No school (President's Day)

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

February 01, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019

Dear parents,

 

Happy Friday and February!  It's hard to believe we are half way through third quarter.  Third quarter midterms will be sent home on Monday.  On Tuesday, February 5, 4th grade will be attending the musical, The Addam's Family.  We leave promptly at 8:05 am and return to school by 11:45 a.m.  If you are available to drive, please let me know.  

 

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

 

Spelling: Pre-test on Monday, February 4.  Their spelling words are over closed syllables.

 

English: We will discuss adjectives.

 

Religion: We will finish our unit by reading about David and Goliath.  Students will get their study guides on Friday, February 8.  Their test will be Tuesday, February 12.  Their will be no memory for Tuesday, February 5. Students have their memory verse for Thursday, February 7.  

 

Reading:  We will discuss main idea and details, how to read a flow chart, surrounding words, and closed syllables.  We will also continue reading our class book Restart.

 

Math: We will discuss division with two-digit answers.  They will get their study guide on Thursday, February 7.  Their test will be Monday, February 11.  I have decided to begin their division time test on Tuesday, February 12.  This will give them more time to study at home and for us to review in class.  Their time test will consist of 25 division problems, and they will have 3 minutes to complete each test.  They will need to score a 100% on each quiz before advancing to the next test.  

 

Science:  We will discuss hibernation and migration.  They will receive their unit 3 study guide on Tuesday, February 5.  Their test is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13. 

 

Social Studies: Next week we will begin our unit on Missouri.  Students will be learning about Missouri for the rest of the year. 

 

Spelling Words:

dinner   blanket   willow   plastic   welcome   summer   dipper   foggy   thriller   ticket   swallow   picket   witness   slender   nodded   planner   member   fossil   rumbles   blossom   talking   drawn   shawl   cupboard   friendly

 

Upcoming Events

February 2 - Groundhog Day

February 4- mid-quarters sent home

February 5 - PTL @ 5:30

February 6 - Basketball game @ 6 p.m.

February 14 -  Breakfast with Buddies  7-8 a.m.; Valentine's Day party

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

 

January 11, 2019
Friday, January 11, 2019

Dear parents,

Happy Friday!  Fourth grade is doing a great job on their states and capitals.  I enjoy seeing them so excited about learning. 

As a reminder, 3-8 grade will be singing at church this Sunday at 10:00 p.m.  Students need to be at the church by 9:45 p.m. If your child is not able to attend, please let Mrs. Adcock know so it will not reflect on their music grade.  

St. John's held their PTL meeting last night, 1/10/19.  They have a lot of exciting things planned for our school.  If were not able to attend, but would like to volunteer with an activity, please let me know, and I can pass the information along.  

 

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

 

Spelling: Pre-test on Monday, January 14. Their words are with /oi/ and /ou/. 

English:  We will discuss possessive pronouns.  

Religion:  We will discuss how God delivers us, God chooses Samson, and what is God's plan. Students received their memory for next week.

Reading:  We will discuss how to draw conclusions while reading and discuss text features.  We will also begin a new class book.  

Math:  We will learn how to use models and pictures to compare fractions, rate word problems, multiplying 3-digit numbers, and estimating arithmetic answers.  

Beginning February 1, fourth grade will begin division time tests.  They will have 3 minutes to complete 25 problems.  We have been practicing in class.  Please keep reviewing multiplication and division with your child at home.  

Science:  We will begin lesson 4, Structural Adaptations.  As a reminder, science fair topics are due February 1. 

Social Studies: We will continue with our states and capital unit and discuss early history of the West.  They will have their states and capitals test, 1-25, on Monday, January 14.  

 

Spelling Words:

flower   voices   tower   mound   cowboy   gown   frown   south   howling   annoy   noises   pound   hound   pouch   thousand   wound   grouch   cough   grown   voyage   cookie   zoom   group   drought   downtown

 

Upcoming Events

January 13 - 3-8 sing at church

January 21 - No school (MLK Jr. Day)

 

God Bless,

Mrs. Conoyer

January 04, 2019
Friday, January 4, 2019

Dear parents,

 

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break.  On Monday, January 7, we will resume music class.  Please make sure your child brings their recorders to school.  

 

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

 

Spelling: Pretest on Monday, January 7 and post test and dictation on Friday, January 11.  Their spelling words will be with the /u/ sounds.

 

English: We will discuss pronoun/verb agreement.

 

Religion: We will discuss how Gideon leads God's people and how God calls us.  Students received their memory work for next week.

 

Reading:  We will discuss author's purpose, context clues, and comprehension strategies.  Students will have their weekly assessment on Friday, January 11.

 

Math: We will discuss one digit division with remainders, the calendar, rounding to the nearest thousand, and prime and composite numbers.  Their test will be Friday, January 11.

 

Science:  We will finish lesson three by discussing insect life cycles and diversity.  We will also define lesson 4 vocabulary.  St. John's science fair is four months away.  Students will need to turn in their science fair project topic by February 1.  

 

Social Studies:  We will continue our states and capitals unit.  Students were given a list of the 50 states and capitals before Christmas break.  They will have their first quiz over the first five states on Friday, January 4.  Students received information for their state book report.  The book report is due January 31.  We will also begin discussing exploring the West.  

 

Spelling Words:

 

zoom   tunes   brooks   you'll   wool   mood   suits   crew   spool   stool   cookie   food   used   grew   group   stoop   move   stew   huge   should   pennies   prettily   funnier   crooked   juicy

 

Upcoming Events

 

January 4 - grade cards go home

January 13 - 3-8 sing at church

January 21 - No school (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

 

 

December 07, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018

Dear Parents,

 

Happy Friday!  Students are doing an amazing job practicing for their Christmas program next week.  Thank you for helping them with their memory.  Next week our schedule will still be a little different due to program practice.  They have done a great job adapting to the new schedule this week.  

 

This is what we will be doing next week:

 

Spelling - Students will take their pre-test on Monday, December 10.  Their spelling words will be with inflectional endings (-ed and -ing).

 

English - Next week we will discuss pronouns and antecedents.  

 

Final copy of stories are due by Friday, December 14.

 

Reading - Book reports are due Friday, December 21.

 

Math - Next week we will begin relating multiplication and division, multiplying 2-digit numbers, word problems about equal groups, and adding and subtracting decimal numbers.  They will have their test on Wednesday, December 19.

 

Science - We will continue our unit on plants and animals.  We will discuss life cycles and the frog life cycle.

 

Social Studies - We will review for their social studies next Thursday.  This has been a change since last week, as students will be singing for Ladies Aid on Friday, December 14.

 

 

Spelling Words

tasted    ripping    forced    flipping    tapped    flipped    scared    flagged    ripped    skipped    tapping   saved    skipping    scaring    flagging    discussed    saving    tasting    forcing    discussing    bedspread    desktop    snowstorm    outwitted    underscoring

 

Upcoming Events

 

December 8 - Caroling in downtown Hannibal @ 5 pm

December 13 - Christmas Program @ 6 pm.  Students should arrive by 5:40 pm

December 14 - Sing at Ladies Aid @ 1 pm at St. John's Lutheran Church

December 21 - 2nd quarter ends

                         Sing at Luther Manor @ 10 am

                         Early out (12:30)

December 24 - January 1 - Christmas break

 

God Bless,

 

Mrs. Conoyer

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