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

12/16 – December book report #1 due

12/17 – Math test (chapter 16)

12/17 – Christmas program (be at school at 5:15 pm)

12/19 – Social Studies test (chapter 4 and map quiz)

12/20 – spelling & vocabulary tests (orange unit 10 also)

12/20 – 1/2 day Christmas break begins (return 1/6)

12/20 – Casual for a Cause

12/20 – Christmas party & movie

1/6 – Classes resume

1/6 – December book report #2 due

1/10 – Free dress day

1/10 – spelling & vocabulary tests (orange unit 11 also)

1/16 – Tummonds Town

1/16 – spelling & vocabulary tests

1/17 – no school (records day)

1/24 – Casual for a cause

1/24 – spelling & vocabulary tests (orange unit 12 also)

1/31 – spelling & vocabulary tests (orange unit 13 also)

Spelling Words (changing final y to i) – test 12/20

*tiniest     * hobbies     * copied     * countries     * pitied

*easier     * laziest     * families     * spied     * happiest

* ladies     * friendlier     * studied     * busier     * breezier

*prettiest     * noisier     * healthier     * butterflies     * funniest

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*continue     * important     * imagine     * president     * example

Vocabulary Words (Ecology for Kids) – test 12/20

*organisms     * directly     * affect     * traces     * vast

*habitats     * variety     * species     * banned     * radiation

Vocabulary Words (orange unit 10) – test 12/20

*distress     * drench     * dwell     * juvenile     * outstanding     * proceed

*register     * sift     * spree     * tardy     * unfit     * variety

Spelling Words (words with /k/, /ng/, and /kw/) – test 1/10

*risky     * track     * topic     * blank     * question     * pocket     * monkey     

*junk     * equal     * ache     * public     * attack     * struck     * earthquake

*picnic     * banker     * electric     * blanket     * mistake     * stomach

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*wrinkle     * knuckle     * kneel     * limb     * wreath

Vocabulary Words (Riding Freedom) – test 1/10

*escorted     * swelled     * relied     * reputation     * worthy     * churning

*situation     * deserve     * defended     * satisfied

Vocabulary Words (orange unit 11) – test 1/10

*blockade     * chant     * despair     * elevate     * extraordinary     * heroic

*lance     * missionary     * pointless     * reflect     * site     * toxic

Spelling Words (words with final /j/ and /s/) – test 1/16

*glance     * judge     * damage     * package     * twice     * stage     * carriage

*since     * practice     * marriage     * baggage     * office     * message

*bridge     * chance     * notice     * ridge     * manage     * palace     * bandage

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*disguise     * league     * routine     * receive     * ceiling

Vocabulary Words (The Right Dog for the Right Job) – 1/16

*reward     * graduate     * symbol     * foster     * disobey     * confidence

*patiently     * confesses     * ceremony     * performs

Spelling Words (prefixes re-, un-, dis-) – test 1/24

*unused     * refresh     * dislike     * replace     * unpaid     * redo     * disorder

*unplanned     * distrust     * rewind     * untrue     * unload     * recall    

*displease     * uneven     * rebuild     * restart     * uncover     * untidy     

*discolor

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*stingy     * grasp     * blister     * frantic     * gravity

Vocabulary Words (Hercules’ Quest) – test 1/24

*acquire     * unfortunate     * coerce     * boasted     * beamed     * glared

*ceased     * declared     * devised     * resourceful

Vocabulary Words (orange unit 12) – test 1/24

*bristle     * circular     * coarse     * discard     * extreme     * focus     * grasp

*inspire     * magnify     * marine     * quake     * troublesome

Spelling Words (suffixes -ful, -less, – ness, -ment) – 1/31

*colorful     * weakness     * movement     * endless     * truthful     * illness

*cheerful     * useless     * beautiful     * restless     * clumsiness     * pavement

*peaceful     * fondness     * neatness     * speechless     * statement

*wasteful     * penniless     * treatment

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*beneath     * ashamed     * niece     * disease     * thief

Vocabulary Words (Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez) – test 1/31

*overcome     * association     * capitol     * drought     * dedicate     * publicity

*violence     * conflicts     * horizon     * brilliant

Vocabulary Words (orange unit 13) – test 1/31

*abstract     * ally     * appoint     * attentive     * bonus     * carefree     

*courtesy     * manufacture     * mistrust     * noticeable     * overthrow

*peculiar

Specials Schedule 

Monday – Music (8:00 am – 8:45 am); 1st Gr. Book Buddies(2:30 pm – 3:00 pm)

Tuesday – Spanish (8:00 am – 8:45 am); Gym (12:45 pm – 1:30 pm);  Library (1:40 pm – 2:20 pm)

Wednesday – Art (11:00 am – 11:40 am)

Thursday – Library (11:00 am – 11:40 am); Young 5 Book Buddies (2:30 pm – 2:45 pm)

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

My email is: jtummonds@stmarymccormick.com

 

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