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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, Computer 


    Grading Policy ( 2nd Trimester) 


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

    Spelling -10%

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

    Guided Reading-20%

    Reading Comp.-30%

    Midterm- 20% 



    Midterm-20% Projects- 20% Projects- 20%  



    Happy New Year!!!!

    Let me begin by saying, thank you to all of you for your generosity during this holiday season.  It was greatly appreciated.  I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday with your families.  My wish is for all of you to have continued health, love, and happiness in 2019.  

    As we move through the month, many fun and exciting activities are planned.  Stay tuned for more information and details about Catholic School's week.  Also remember to visit our class website to view all the great activites completed in our classrrom.  The students and I are working very hard to keep you updated.  You may find the link below.    

    In addition, we will begin to review for mid-term exams.  The students will receive a review sheet, and we will spend class time reviewing all skills prior to the exams.  


    Star Student​

    Jospeh Zuniga 


    January Birthdays  

    Lucas Gomes

    Daniel Mezzina 

    James Zuniga

    Joseph Zuniga 


    Important Dates 

    No School- Jan.21 

    Catholic School's Week - Jan.27- Feb.1 



    Tues. Jan. 22nd- Reading 

    Wed. Jan. 23rd- There Are No Exams 

    Thurs. Jan.24th- Lang. Arts 

    Fri. Jan. 25th- Math 




    Weekly Schedule 

    ​Jan.21-Jan. 25

    Mon- No School 

    Tues. Reading Exam 


    Thurs. Lang. Arts Exam 

    Fri.- Math Exam 





    Click here to visit our class website

    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