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

4/15 – Science Alive!

4/15 – April #1 book report due

4/17 – Social Studies test & map quiz (chapter 10 – Mountain States)

4/18 – 4/28 – Easter Break

4/30 – April #2 book report due

5/2 – Math test (chapter 13 – Fractions & Decimals)

5/3 – Tummonds Town

5/3 – Cinco de Mayo lunch party

5/3 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/7 – Science tests (chapter 3 – Electricity)

5/8 – Social Studies test & map quiz (chapter 11 – South West Desert States)

5/10 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/15 – May #1 book report due

5/17 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/21 – Social Studies test (Pacific States & map quiz)

5/22 – Fourth grade hosts mass

5/23 – Math test (chapter 16 – Lines & Angles)

5/23 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/24 – 5/27 – Memorial Day weekend

5/28 – Field Trip (Pine River Nature Center – Stream Study)

5/31 – May #2 book report due

5/31 – spelling & vocabulary tests

5/31 – State travel project due

6/5 – Last Tummonds Town 

6/6 – Field day = last day of school (1/2 day)

Spelling Words (Final schwa + /l/ sound) – test 5/3

*title     * towel     * battle     * pedal     * metal

*simple     * eagle     * special     * total     * trouble

*nickel     * gentle     * barrel     * model     * tangle

*ankle     * marvel     * juggle     * squirrel     * riddle

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*passenger     * thunder     * quarter     * popular     * cougar

Vocabulary Words (Amphibian Alert!) – test 5/3

*shortage     * betrayed     * species     * continent     * scarce

*focus     * convey     * alert     * introduce     * opportunities

Vocabulary Words (from orange unit 16 ) – test 5/3

*adorn     * appropriate     * assemble     * colossal     *effective     * frail

*hostage     * landslide     * rampage     * scamper     * symptom     * warrant

Spelling Words (Three-Syllable Words) – test 5/10

*library     * another     * hospital     * example     * deliver

*history     * however     * several     * vacation     * important

*victory     * imagine     * camera     * potato     * remember

*together     * memory     * favorite     * continue     * president

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*shoulder     * scissors     * object     * journey     * pattern

Vocabulary Words (Museums: Worlds of Wonder) test 5/10

*apologize     * genuine     * triumph     * source     * registered

*display     * concluded     * obstacles     * affect     * vast

Vocabulary Words (from orange unit 17) – test 5/10

*approximate     * construct     * crude     * decline     * distinct     * evident

*impulse     * interpret     * orient     * sector     * submit      * zest

Spelling Words (Words with silent consonants) test 5/17

*half     * comb     * mortgage     * honor     * fasten

*kneel     * wreath     * calm     * answer     * handsome

*wrinkle     * listen     * fetch     * yolk     * climb

*honest     * knuckle     * plumber     * limb     * folktale

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*prefer     * deserve     * exact     * panic     * menu

Vocabulary Words (Save Timber Woods!) – test 5/17 

*defended     * satisfied     * confidence     * symbol     * boasted

*resourceful     * brilliant     * publicity     * territory     * proposed

Vocabulary Words (from orange unit 18) – test 5/17

*abide     * contrast     * depress     * dismal     * dispose     * exaggerate

*indifferent     * jubilant     * manual     * originate     * recognition    * tribute

Spelling Words (Unusual Spellings) – test 5/23

*meant     * routine     * style     * flood     * month

*pleasant     * guess     * women     * either     * against

*disguise     * sweat     * magazine     * guard     * receive

*wonder     * league     * type     * ceiling     * money

Challenge Words (extra credit)

*laughter     * dolphin     * orphan     * laundry     * tremble

Vocabulary Words (Mystery at Reed’s Pond) – test 5/23

*appreciate     * effort     * denied     * informed     * shallow

*resources     * average     * suffered     * inspector     * progress

Specials Schedule

Monday – 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm (Music); 2:45 pm – 3:00 pm (Young 5s 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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