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Fourth: Anne Marie Duffy

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

Upcoming Dates for the Week of  September 25th, 2017.

* Bus Drills are Monday 9/25 in the morning

* Diocese of Rochester Staff Development Day is Friday, October 6th: NO SCHOOL!

* NO SCHOOL on Monday, Oct. 9th for Columbus Day!

* 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 will be starting Chapter 3:  God Speaks to Us Through the Church. We will be talking about the position of the leaders in the Church and how we can spread God’s good news as witnesses. There will be a Chapter 3 Quiz on Friday, 9/29.

ELA: The first I-Ready Assessment has been completed and I will be reading through the results in the next several days.  We are moving on to Unit #1, Week 2 in ELA with the essential question of how our actions affect others. There will be 8 new vocabulary words, a short story called The Talent Show and we will be working on problem and solution, the genre of realistic fiction and idioms. The big story is called Experts Incorporated and we will work on comprehension and story elements into next week. There is a new spelling list for this week and there will be a spelling test on Friday, 9/29. 

Math: We are going to begin Chapter 2: Addition and Subtraction of Whole Numbers. We will be reviewing addition and subtraction properties, estimating and by the end of this week should be reviewing addition of whole numbers. There will be a mid chapter quiz on Thursday, 9/28 

Social Studies 4: We are continuing with Chapter 1: The Land of New York, learning about the landforms that make up the geography of NY State. This week we will be learning about the bodies of water in NY and how the Fingerlakes were carved out by the glaciers that were once here. Then we will move on to climate and weather across the state of NY.

Social Studies 5: We are continuing with Unit #1: The Geography of the US and Canada. We are looking at the landforms that make the geography unique in each country. We have discussed mountains and bodies of water and have learned some interesting facts! This week we will be learning about the natural resources that are unique to each area of both Canada and the U.S.


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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Auburn, NY 13021
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