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Fourth: Anne Marie Duffy

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

Upcoming Dates for the Week of  November 20th, 2017.

* Dress Out Days for Monday, 11/20 and Tuesday, 11/21!

* No School from November 22-26th for Thanksgiving Recess! Best wishes to you and your families for a blessed Thanksgiving!

* Thanksgiving Prayer Service in the gym Tuesday morning at 8:45am.

* Holy Day Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, December 8th at 9am. 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: With the short week and prayer service, we will be making and coloring the tablets with the Ten Commandments. We will begin Unit #3, Chapter 10 in our religion book when we return.

ELA: We will finish Week #5 with the theme of how can starting a business affect others. We will be re-reading the Time for Kids article called Kids in Business and working on recognizing run on sentences for grammar. I am going to be sending the Kids in Business vocab and story quiz home to complete Monday night as an open book/notebook quiz. When we return from vacation, we will begin our first novel: Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan.

Math: We are continuing with Chapter 11: Multiplying by a 1 digit number and it is going well so far. We should wrap up the chapter after break and possibly a test on 12/5. This is a long 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 are moving along with Chapter 2 and are finishing up the roles of the clan mother and how meetings are held. This chapter is almost complete so a study guide should come home sometime after vacation.

Social Studies 5: We are continuing Unit #2 with Lesson 3 and 4 which look at the governments and the Constitution of both the United States and Canada. We will finish up comparing and contrasting each government and Constitution after break. A Canada Province/Territory project went home this past week and it is due December 11th! Students were excited to jump into the research to find out more about the area they are researching! 


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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