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    Fourth Grade




    Welcome to 4th Grade!

    Teacher: Mrs. Besterci


    Class Special Schedule

    Monday:  Spanish

    Tuesday: Music, Library

    Wednesday: Computer, Spanish 

    Thursday: Art

    Friday: Gym


    Grading Policy (3rd  Trimester) 


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

    Spelling -20%

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

    Guided Reading- 20%

    Reading Comp.-20%

    Mid- Term Exam - 20%

    Mid -Term Exam- 20%  Projects-20% Projects-20%  

    A Good Friend is like an Irish Clover

    ​Hard to Find and Lucky to Have

    ​-Irish Proverb-

    ​Can you believe it is March !!! The children have been very busy.   I am so proud of their focus and effort on their Iowa Assessment.  I know they all did their very best.   

    ​This month we will continue learning about the Northest region.  The students will discuss the American Revolutionay war.  We will also be celebrating Women's History month with an in class project.  The students will use the IPads to research Women in history.  


    Upcoming Events

    ​3/5-3/9 Iowa Testing 

    3/14- Green Dress Down Day and Book Fair 

    ​3/15 - Parent-Teacher Conferences 

    ​3/16- St.Patrick's Day Party 

    3/20 PTO Meeting 

    ​3/28 Half Day - NO AFTERCARE 

    ​3/29-4/6 Easter Break 

    ​4/9 Back to School - Spring Uniform 


    Weekly Schedule 

    ​Mar. 19th to Mar. 23rd

    ​Mon- Project Materials Due 

    ​Tues- Book Fair 

    Social Studies- Quiz 

    Wed- Movie

    ​Thurs- Chap. 5 Science Test 

    ​Lang. Arts -Quiz 

    ​Rice Bowl Due 

    Book Fair 

    Fri- Vacab Test

    Math Quiz 

    ​Reading Log Due 








    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