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Fourth: Anne Marie Duffy

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

Upcoming Dates for the Week of  May 21st, 2018.

* NYS Lab Science Assessment, Wednesday, May 23rd in the morning. Make sure students are rested and have a #2 pencil.

* No School, Monday, 5/28 for Memorial Day.

* First Friday Mass, 6/1 at 9am at St. Alphonsus. Please join us if you can!

* 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 going to begin working on a short unit on Mary, Our Mother and the Rosary. No quiz this week.

ELA: We are finishing up Unit #3, Week #4 with the theme of How can words lead to change? We will be studying the elements of a biography and re-reading Abe Lincoln’s biography and the Gettysburg Address. We will review vocabulary and our vocab/comprehension quiz will be Thursday, 5/24. 

Math: We are going to review Chapter 9: Addition/Subtraction of fractions, multiplying a fraction and whole number and fraction line plots.  There will be a quiz on Addition and Subtraction of fractions with like denominators this Tuesday, 5/22. Students will need extra practice with fractions so please help them along at home. Mrs. Cirincione and I will continue to work with our small groups but students also need to practice at home. Geometry, Angles, Perimeter and Area are great skills to practice on IXL! Please continue to work with your child practicing math facts daily.

Social Studies 4: We are finished with Chapter 8: The Civil War. A study guide went home on Friday and we will highlight our note packets and review all week long. The Chapter 8 Civil War Test is Friday, 5/25. 

Social Studies 5: We are continuing Unit #5 and finished up the ancient civilizations as well as the Spanish coming to conquer and end those civilizations. We are going to begin Lesson 3 on some of the countries gaining independence from European control, and we will have a test on Unit 5, Lessons 1-3 only on Wednesday, 5/30A Latin America project went home and it is due June 1st. Can’t wait to see them and hear their presentations on their country.

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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