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Fourth: Anne Marie Duffy

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

Upcoming Dates for the Week of  December 11th, 2017.

* Christmas Concert Dress Rehearsal is 1pm on Wednesday, 12/13.

* Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 14th at 7pm at St. Alphonsus Church. Students need to arrive by 6:45pm!

* Dress Out Day on Friday, 12/15 only if students bring in a small toy to donate for Christmas.

* 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 review notes from Chapter 11 from this past week which focused on the Second Commandment (not to misuse the name of God, but use it with reverence and love). I will give the Chapter 11 Quiz on Tuesday, 12/12. On Wednesday, we will begin our mini chapter on Advent and Christmas and I will probably do an open book quiz next Tuesday, 12/19.

ELA: We are continuing with our novel: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. We will be working on  vocabulary, character traits, comprehension as well as several other reading skills. We should wrap up the reading of our novel this week and the skills we will be working on. They will begin an in class comprehension quiz around Thursday and you should see some vocabulary practice worksheets coming home for a grade.

Math: We are going to spend the first couple days reviewing the first two lessons in Chapter 12 on estimating and multiplying by tens digits, and then pick up with Lesson 3 on the Distributive Property to Multiply. This is a short chapter and we will take it as slow as we can, but I will also be depending on your support at home while Mrs. Cirincione and myself work with small groups here at school. Please continue to work with your child practicing math facts.

Social Studies 4: We started Chapter 3: Explorers Arrive in NY. I made a note packet for students and they will be filling blanks in. This is a short chapter and we will test before the holiday break the week of 12/18 sometime.

Social Studies 5: We are finished with Unit #2 and will be looking at the Inuit and reviewing this week. I will split the Unit #2 test with Part 1 Thursday, 12/14 and Part 2 on Monday or Tuesday, 12/18 or 12/19.  The Canada Province/Territory project is due December 11th! Can’t wait to see them! Students will be presenting these projects after the Unit #2 test is complete. 


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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