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    Fourth Grade






    Welcome to 4th Grade!

    Teacher: Mrs. Besterci


    Class Special Schedule

    Monday:  Spanish

    Tuesday: Music, Library

    Wednesday:  Spanish,  

    Thursday: Art , Health (Trimester 1)

    Friday: Gym


    Grading Policy


    Reading Lang. Arts  Science Soc. Studies Religion
    Vocab-20% Tests- 50% Tests- 50% Tests-50% Tests-60%

    Spelling -20%


    Writing -10 %

    Quizzes-30% Quizzes-30% Projects- 40%

    Guided Reading-20%

    Reading Comp.-40%


      Projects- 20% Projects- 20%  


    May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow

    and may trouble avoid you wherever you go 

    - Irish Blessing-     

    As always, we are very busy.  We have begun our lenten journey, and we are continuing our lessons on the 10 Commandments. We will be celebrating Women's history month, and will complete an in-class project.  The children and I are very excited to celebrate Read Across America Week.  I have a few fun activities planned.  






     Grade 4 

    Mon -3/16 

    Reading -  Please read chapter 8 of your Rules book.  Complete chapter 7 & 8 questions of Rules.  These questions can be found in your orange folder.  Please type your answers in complete sentences  and send them to me via google docs or my email.  


    Lang. Arts- please complete pages 1 & 2 of your descriptive writing packet.  This assignment can be found in your red writing folder. 


    Science- Please complete the earthquake webquest.  This assignment can be found in your red folder.  


    Religion- please complete pages 1 & 3 of your Lenten packet.  This assignment can also be found in your red folder.  


    Soc. Studies- please complete pages 1 & 2 of your American Revolution packet. This assignment is in your red folder.  


    Math- Please follow the schedule you were given.  This schedule  is in your yellow communication folder.  


    If you have any questions feel free to email me.  

     Please remember to check your emails. 


     Grade 5 

    Mon- 3/16 

    Reading- Please complete questions for chapters 13-16 of Orphan of Ellis Island.  You can find this assignment in your orange folder.  


    Lang. Arts- Please look through Chapters 13-16 in your Orphan book.  Identify 10 subject complements.  Write down the Subject Complement and page in which you found it.  This should be done in your Lang. Arts notebook.  




    Happy St. Patrick's Day

    I wish we were celebrating it together. 

    Gr. 4

    If you have not turned in your assignment from yesterday, please do so as soon as possible. 

    Reading- Reread chapters 7 & 8 of Rules.  Idenitfy the following vocabulary words as you read.  Define each word and use it in a sentnece in your reading notebooks.  Make sure you write down the page number of where the word was located in the text. 


    accommodate, maggot, billowing, radiates, pry


    Soc. Studies- Research facts about King George III and George Washington( Use Internet).  Complete the Compare and Contrast Venn Diagram on your American Revolution packet in your red folder. 

    Lang. Arts- Please use the following verbs in a sentence. Tell whether each verb is an action verb or a being verb.   Please send me your sentences via email or google docs. 


    run, jump,is, are, wander, was, swim, read, investigate, were, am, ate, wrote, seems, tastes. 

    Science- Read the Magazine article in your science textbooks on page 198-199 of your textbook.  Complete the "Write about it" activity on the bottom of page 199.  Please send me your responses via email or google docs. 

    Religion - Complete Works of Mercy packet.  This can be found in your red folder. 


    Gr. 5

    Reading- Please complete a summary of chapters 13-16 of your Orphan of Ellis Island book.  Remember to answer the questions who, what, when, where, why, and how.  This is to be completed in paragraph form.  Please send me your response via email or google docs. 

    Lang. Arts- Please complete page 1 & 2 of your descriptive writing popcorn packet.  This can be found in your red writing folder. 




    Gr. 4

    Hello boys and girl, I hope you are all doing well.  I have to say I really miss seeing all of your faces.  I hope all of this ends soon, but unfortunately I think we may be learning this way for a little longer.  With that being said, I have  created a googlw classroom account.  With the help of Mrs. Oliveira I have invited all of you to join.  To join our class you must be signed into google under your account. ( If you do not remember your email address please contact me.) After you have signed into google go to your google apps on the top of the page.  Click on the apps and scroll down to google classroom.   Click onto google classroom, and accept the invitation to each class.  Once signed in you may use the link provide below. 



    We will begin using google classroom today Wednesday, 3/18.  All students must sign in and complete all assignments. If you have any problems navigating the system feel free to contact me. 


    Gr. 5

    Hello boys and girls, I miss seeing your beautiful faces everyday.  I hope you are all well, and adapting to this new learning.  Mrs. Rivieccio, has developed a  google classroomclass account.  I will have access to this account and will be posting your daily assignments on google classroom.  She has invited you all, therefore I expect all of you to sign in today and complete all work.






    ​Click here to view our class site

    Please return the yellow communication folder each day.   


    Please remeber to sign and return the family folder each week.  


    If you need to contact me, please email me mbesterci@academy    or