4th Grade Classroom

The mission of St. Mary/McCormick Catholic Academy is to provide a safe learning environment which fosters academic excellence and spiritual growth in the Catholic Faith; mind, body, and soul.

Tips and resources:

  1. Powerschool provides a quick look at your student’s grades.  It also shows missing assignments.
  2. IXL is available 24 / 7 and is a great way to practice math skills.  Students are rewarded for using this resource.
  3. Day planners are used daily.  Please take the time to check your student’s day planner for homework and completed work.  Don’t forget to sign for each day as students are rewarded for this.
  4. Take the time to look over homework assignments prior to them being turned in.  This will help your student know if they understand the assignment.

Important Dates

12/4 – Science test (chapter 5 vocab. & content)

12/5 – Reconciliation (2 pm)

12/6 – 1st – 7th Commandment test

12/6 – Tummonds Town

12/7 – no school (Professional Development)

12/18 – Social Studies test (chapter 4 – Middle Atlantic States/Map quiz-

12/18 – SM/MCA Christmas Program (5:30 pm)

12/20 – Christmas party & movie

12/20 – 1/2 day Christmas Break begins (return 1/3)

Spelling Words (more vowel + /r/ sounds) – test 11/30

*learn      * dirty      * worn      * sore      * thirst      * burn      * record      * cure      * board      * course

*worth      * early      * return      * pure      * world      * search      * worse      * thirteen      * sport      * current

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*whether      * bushel      * whiskers      * achieve      * machine

Vocabulary Words (Jose! Born to Dance) – test 11/30

*debut      * stubborn      * permission      * hauling      * mournful

*towered      * triumph      * discouraged      * toured      * border

Vocabulary Words (from orange unit 8) – test 11/30

*awkward      * clatter      * gallant      * lukewarm      * plentiful      * ration

*reserve      * scholar      * smolder      * trudge      * volunteer      * weary

Spelling Words (compound words) – test 12/6

*somebody     * fireplace     * nearby     * toothbrush     * homesick

* make-believe     * anything     * all right     * goodbye     * forehead

*classmate     * flashlight     * haircut     * twenty-two     * driveway

*alarm clock     * baby-sit     * airport     * forever     * mailbox

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*although     * orchard     * athlete     * address     * explain

Vocabulary Words (Hurricanes: Earth’s Mightiest Storms) – test 12/6

*whirling     * rapidly     * condense     * source     * rotating

*rage     * experience     * ancient     * predict     * registered

Spelling Words (Words with -ed or -ing) – test 12/14

*rising     * traced     * stripped     * slammed     * dancing

*striped     * winning     * snapping     * bragging     * handled

*dripped     * begged     * dared     * skipped     * hitting

*spotted     * raced     * dimmed     * spinning     * escaped

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*February     * India     * January     * cereal     * usual

Vocabulary Words (The Earth Dragon Awakes) – test 12/14

*trembles     * wreckage     * slab     * possessions     * tenement

*crushing     * rubble     * debris     * timbers     * constructed

Vocabulary Words (from orange unit 9) – test 12/14

*convict     * discipline     * dungeon     * earnest     * enclose     * gradual

*grumble     * jagged     * nourish     * provision     * treaty     * uneasy

Spelling Words (more words with -ed or -ing) – test 12/19

*wiped     * covered     * mapped     * pleasing     * slipped

*putting     * traveled     * seeking     * visiting     * mixed

*shipped     * phoning     * offered     * smelling     * hiking

*checking     * fainted     * landed     * becoming     * wandering

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*traitor     * sweater     * whenever     * shower     * mirror

Vocabulary Words (Antarctic Journal) – test 12/19

*display     * alert     * weariness     * fractured     * standards

*vision     * huddle     * graceful     * stranded     * concluded

Specials Schedule

Monday – 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm (music); 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm (Young 5’s book buddies)

Tuesday – 8:05 am – 8:50 am (spanish); 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm (gym)

Wednesday – 11:00 am – 11:40 am (art); 2:30 pm – 3:05 pm (library)

Thursday – 11:00 am – 11:40 am (library); 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm (K/1 book buddies)

Friday – 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm (technology)

My email is: jtummonds@stmarymccormick.com

 

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