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Fourth: Anne Marie Duffy

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

Upcoming Dates for the Week of May 20th, 2019

* NYS Science Assessment is coming: Wednesday, 5/22 is the Lab portion and Monday, June 3rd is the multiple choice and short answer. Make sure your child has plenty of #2 pencils, has a good breakfast, and is well rested.

* Memorial Day Weekend: No School from 5/24-5/27!

* Movie Afternoon on Thursday, 5/23 for students hard work on the NYS Assessments! Have your child bring a snack.

* Ascension Day Holy Mass will be Thursday, 5/30 at 9am at St. Alphonsus Church. Please join us if you can!

* Please note I update my webpage weekly with what we are learning and any upcoming tests and quizzes.


ReligionWe are going to be working on Mary and the Rosary for the next couple weeks. Probably a test on Mary and the Rosary around 5/31. 

ELAWe are going to begin Unit 3, week #4 on the genre of biography with the theme of How can words lead to change? We will be reading a short story on Elizabeth Cady Stanton, then working on author’s point of view. Our big story is Abraham Lincoln which goes along with what we are learning in social studies. There is new story vocabulary and new spelling for this week. Spelling test on Thursday, 5/23. 

Math: We are going to be reviewing Chapter 9: Adding and Subtracting Fractions and MIxed Numbers with like denominators this week. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, 5/21 on Add/Subtracting like frac. and a quiz on Thursday of Add/Subt. Mixed Numbers. Probably a Chapter 9 test next Friday, 5/31.  Please have your child practice IXL at home for about 15 minutes per night to reinforce the skills we are learning in class.

Social Studies: We will finish Chapter 8: The Civil War looking at Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the role of women in the Civil War. A study guide will be coming home and more than likely a test next Thursday, 5/30. 

Science: We are reviewing Magnetism this week and preparing for the lab portion of the state science assessment. We will then move on to the Plant unit, reviewing plant parts and photosynthesis. We will be picking up the pace in science as we begin to prepare for the State Science Assessment.


Specials Schedule:

Monday: Art and Music

Tuesday: Gym

Wednesday: Technology and Music

Thursday: Gym

Friday: Library


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)

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

3 boxes of Kleenex

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 your child has a pair of sneakers to change into for gym classes!


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St. Joseph School
89 E Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
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Mary Jo Keba, Principal
Fr. Tim Niven, Chaplain
Fr. Frank Lioi, Chaplain
Carlo Stebbings, Director Faith Formation
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