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Weekly Update 1/13

January 13, 2020
By Mrs. Opgenorth

I hope you all stayed warm during the snowy weekend. This morning scholars had the opportunity to share any prayer intentions they had. Several scholars prayed for Puerto Rico and the recent earthquakes that have happened there. I know a few families have family members that are there, please know that we are thinking of them praying for their safety. 

This week we have a fairly normal schedule. The only “special” day is Wednesday when we have MAPS testing. I made a typo on the weekly homework sheet and said that MAPS was Tuesday and not Wednesday, I apologize for that. With MAP testing there is a possibility that we may not get to our Math lesson that day so there may not be homework, otherwise all the other homework that is listed on there will be correct.

Please make sure on Tuesday night scholars are getting plenty of sleep and that they eat a good breakfast Wednesday morning. Our testing time starts right away Wednesday so it will be really important that scholars are on time, so they are not disrupting others who are testing, and so that they themselves do not feel rushed.


Have a great week!

Weekly Update 1/6

January 05, 2020
By Mrs. Opgenorth

Good Evening 4th Grade Families,

I hope you all enjoyed your break and were able to spend time with friends and families. Here is what is planned for this week:

Monday: Regular schedule, spelling worksheet due Tuesday, Reading Log due Friday, Math worksheet due Tuesday

Tuesday: Seton All Network Mass If your scholar has not returned their permission slip please check backpacks and folders. Scholars who do not return the slip will not be allowed to attend. Homework will be a reading log due on Friday, spelling Tic Tac Toe due on Friday, and a math worksheet due on Wednesday.

Wednesday: Regular schedule, Spelling Tic Tac Toe due Friday, Reading Log due on Friday, and Math worksheet due Thursday.

Thursday: Early Release at 1:15. Reading Log due Friday and Tic Tac Toe due Friday.

Friday: Spirit Wear Day.

Weekly Update 12/16

December 16, 2019
By Mrs. Opgenorth

Good Afternoon 4th Grade Families,

It is hard to believe that we are in the final countdown to Christmas Break. These last few weeks have flown by. I wanted to send out a quick schedule for this week and a little blurb about what we've been up to.

Tuesday: Regularly Scheduled Programming: Uniform Day

Wednesday: Snowman Village 9:30-10:00,  Uniform Day

The Catholic East PTO is hosting a Snowman Village Holiday Store. During this program, your scholar will have the opportunity to shop for their very own inexpensive, high quality gifts for family and friends during school hours. All items are priced from 25 cents to $10.00 with most ranging between $2.00 and $6.00. Gifts will be wrapped in "peek-proof" bags so that no surprises are spoiled. Please send money with your child in an envelope the day of the event.

Thursday: Concert Night: Scholars may come to school in their Christmas Concert outfit or their uniform. If they are dressed down, a violation will be written, and they will need to change.

Friday: Christmas Party at the end of the day: 

2nd-8th Grade will be allowed to wear their favorite ugly sweater or appropriate Christmas attire:

“Ugly” Christmas Sweater

Christmas colors (green, red, white)

Jeans are okay if you are wearing Christmas colors with them

Any scholar who does not follow through with these rules will be issued a uniform violation, parents will be contacted, and the scholar will need to change before returning to class.

ELA: We are cruising through our unit on Storytelling. We have read a story from Indigenous People from the Pacific Northwest. This week we read two stories from the American Frontier. Next week we will be looking at another story from Indigenous People and a couple stories from Africa. The goal of this unit is to explain how storytelling and folktales are used to persevere cultures.

Math: We are continuing to work on division using different strategies. Keep practicing the multiplication facts at home!

Science: We started a new unit on energy. This introductory energy unit will encourage students to think about the energy that things need to move. Students will explore how energy makes things go, from powering vehicles to moving one’s body. Students will experiment with rubber bands to discover the relationship between how much energy is stored in a material and how much is released. They will investigate the role that hills play in making roller coasters move and the energy transfer that happens when two objects collide. Students will realize that thinking about the world in terms of energy helps them make sense of how and why things speed up and slow down. Hands-on activities focus on engineering, testing hypotheses and using results to develop their ideas.

Social Studies: This week we are starting Chapter 5 which focuses on the Lead Rush, The Black Hawk War, and the process Wisconsin went through to become a state.

Religion: We will continue to decorate our Jesse tree and share the story of Christmas.

I know that this is a busy time for everyone and the sickness is going around. If your child is going to be missing school, please let me or the school know as soon as possible!

Have a great week!

Weekly Update 10/11

October 11, 2019
By Mrs. Opgenorth

Good Afternoon 4th Grade Families,


We had another fantastic week in 4th grade. Here is what we've been up to!


ELA: We have read the first 7 chapters of the Percy Jackson book and have been working on describing characters, summarizing chapters, and identifying heroes. We also learned about note taking strategies to get us ready for the end of the unit project. 


Math: We are quickly coming up to the end of our first mission. The mission ends with multi-step word problems. Scholars will receive a review sheet on Monday and will have the test on Wednesday.


Social Studies: We are almost done with the project presentations. Next week we will start on Chapter 3 which is all about the first people to live in Wisconsin.


Science: We will be wrapping up our lesson on how our eyes work in the dark and then will be moving on to a lesson on how our brain controls our bodies.


Religion: Mrs. Dahlgren and I have been working on going through the vocations and what each one of them means.


Please see the attachments below for the Yo-Yo sales as well as the information for Battle of the Books.

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