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Fourth: Anne Marie Duffy

Welcome to Mrs. Duffy’s 4th grade Web Page!! 

Upcoming Dates for the Week of  October 16th, 2017.

* Staff Development Day on Friday, October 20th: NO SCHOOL!

* Picture Day is October 25th and 26th. More info to come in the gray envelope soon!

* See our specials schedule at the bottom of this page.


Here is what we are working on in each subject and the dates of tests and quizzes!

Religion: We are beginning Chapter 6:  Jesus Invites Us to Receive God’s Mercy. This chapter will be about the steps in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, mortal and venial sin and our conscience. There will be a Chapter 6 Quiz on Thursday, 10/19.  Short saint projects went home this past Friday and are due on 10/30. Students will present their saint and facts to the class.

ELA: We are continuing Week #3 with the Essential Question of How do people respond to natural disasters? We are finishing up the main skill of compare and contrast with the short story of A World of Change. We will move on to our anthology textbook and read the main story called Earthquakes. We will work on comprehension, vocabulary, compare/contrast and grammar into next week. We are also going to work on our first short writing piece with a Halloween theme this week. The Story and Vocab quiz will be sometime the week of 10/23.

Math: We are finished with Chapter 2: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers. We will be reviewing Monday in small groups to prepare for the Chapter 2 test on Tuesday, 10/17.   Next chapter will be Chapter 4 on Multiplication. Please encourage your child to do IXL for at least 15 min. to get more practice time with all math skills, especially math facts!

Social Studies 4: We completed Chapter 1: The Land of New York this week and will be completing a NYS map together in class that will be used to study for the Chapter test. A study guide came home and we have been reviewing in class and will continue to review. With the short week this week and a few things to finish up, I will move the test to Tuesday and Wednesday, 10/24 and 10/25. They can do multiple choice and matching on day #1 and the NYS map on day #2. Our next chapter is Chapter 2: Native Americans in NY.

Social Studies 5: We will be finished with Unit #1 looking at the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. A  study guide will be coming home soon so students can begin preparing for the Unit #1 test. I will break the test in 2 parts…Part 1 will be on Tuesday, 10/24 and Part 2 will be a Venn Diagram and Essay on Wednesday, 10/25. Next will be Unit #2 on United States and Canadian Governments.


Here is a schedule of our specials:

Monday: Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: Art & Music

Thursday: None (hopefully we will visit our reading buddies and go to the computer lab)

Friday: Gym

4th Grade School Supply List


1 subject spiral notebooks with different colored covers:  1 each for ELA (blue), Science (green), Social Studies (red), Religion (purple) and Music (black)

1 marbled composition notebook (ELA Journal)

2 folders (1 labeled take home, the other labeled work in progress)

1-2 highlighters (any colors)

1 crayon box (nothing too large as it won’t fit in lockers or desks)

1 box of crayons

1 pkg of colored pencils

1 pencil sharpener (for colored pencils)


many #2 pencils

1 eraser

Looseleaf paper

1 paperback English dictionary (preferably Webster’s and make sure the print size is readable)

ruler (must have both inches and centimeters)

2-3 glue sticks

1 package of dry erase markers (either thick or thin)

3 boxes of Kleenex

1 package of baby wipes

3 extra large book covers (ELA, Social Studies, Science)

1 pair of headphones (used for I-ready assessments)


** Because students use small lockers, no rolling backpacks or large trapper keepers please!

** Be sure uniform gym clothes are ordered and have your child’s name/initials on the inside tag before the first day        of school!


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