Mrs. Haen

Mrs. Becky Haen

Grade 4
email: bhaen@stignatiuskaukauna.org 

  

Newsletter:

 

 

 

 

Haen Highlights

 

Mrs. Haen—St. Ignatius                                  

 

Nov. 12th, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Please remember to sign your child’s assignment notebook.

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday and Thursday – conferences
  • Wednesday – math test
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday –Mid-Atlantic quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We are reading chapters 3, 4, and 5 in  “Lassie Come-Home”.   We are starting verbs.  We will be writing a descriptive paragraph using adjectives.   

Our spelling unit is on “oi” and “oy” and “ou” and “ow”. This unit works with vowel pairs.

 

Spelling Lesson 11

*avoid

*boundary

broiled

*choir

*counted

courageous

*crowded

*enjoyable

joined

joint

*loyalty

moisture

mountainous

*oyster

poise

poisonous

*powder

soiled

*toiled

voyage

 

review words

received

believe

pieces

eighty

 

Challenge words

squirrel

responsible

patience

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

LatiN

 

WE will be on Verb Agreement for lesson 7.

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be starting our new unit on matter.

We will be reviewing the Mid-Atlantic states and capitals.  We will be learning about North Africa countries, like Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria.  We will be learning about the Wisconsin missionaries.

 

MATH

We will be having our test on Wednesday.  Then we will be starting to do long division.  It is really important that your child knows their facts. 


 

Religion

We have Adoration on Monday.  We will be learning about Joseph. 

 

Nov. 5th, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Please remember to sign your child’s assignment notebook.

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday – boxes for science
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday –New England quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We are starting a new book,  “Lassie, Come-Home”.   Students received a new book report for the month of November.  It is a fiction book.  We will be finishing up our unit on adjectives.  Our next unit will be on verbs.  We will be writing a descriptive paragraph using adjectives.   

Our spelling unit is on “ei” and “ie”.  This unit works with vowel pairs.

 

Spelling Lesson 10

achieve

*believe

*brief

conceive

deceit

deceived

*eighty

*either

freight

grief

infield

neither

*niece

*pieces

*received

review

shield

*thief

*vein

*yield

Review words

gnawing

faucet

naughty

daughter

Challenge words

predator

hymn

dividend

quotient

 

 

LatiN

 

WE will be on sum for lesson 6.

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be finishing our unit on ecosystems.  We are working on our project.  Students will need a box by Tuesday.

We will be reviewing the New England states and capitals.  We will be starting to learn about North Africa.  We will be learning about the Wisconsin fur trade.

 

MATH

We will be working on multiplying and dividing using 7, 8, and 9.  It is really important that your child knows their facts.  We will be moving quickly into larger problems.


 

Religion

We have Adoration on Monday.  We will be learning about Jacob and Esau. 

 

Oct. 29th, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Please remember to sign your child’s assignment notebook.

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Literature quiz (chapters 8-15)
  • Wednesday – math test
  • Wednesday – religion test
  • Thursday – book reports due
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Thursday – Middle East test
  • Friday – Literature test
  • Friday – Rocky Mountain quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We are finished with “Cricket in Times Square”.   We will have our quiz on chapters 8-15 on Monday.  Our test on the book will be on Friday.  We will continue to learn about adjectives.

Our spelling unit is on the sounds /au/ and /aw/.  This unit works with vowel pairs.

 

Spelling Lesson 9

author

awfully

awkward

caution

daughter

drawer

exhaust

faucet

gnawing

hauled

hawk

lawyer

naughty

pause

saucers

squawk

strawberries

unlawful

vault

withdraw

 

Review words

breathe

treasure

sweater

healthy

 

challenge words

their

covenant

Canaan

equity

 

LatiN

 

WE will be review lessons 1-5.

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be finishing our unit on ecosystems.  We will be starting a project with this next week.

We will be reviewing the Rocky Mountain and Plain states.  We will be reviewing the Middle Eastern countries.  Our final test on the Middle East will be Thursday.  We will be learning about the Native Americans from Wisconsin.

 

MATH

We will be finishing with division and fractions.  We will return to these later this year.  Our next unit will work with multiplying and dividing using 7, 8, and 9.  It is really important that your child knows their facts.  We will be moving quickly into larger problems.


 

Religion

We have Adoration on Monday.  We will have our unit 1 test on Wednesday.  The study guide is attached.


 

 

 

Oct. 22nd, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Please remember to sign your child’s assignment notebook.

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Thursday – Middle East test
  • Friday – no school

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapter 15 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   We will start to review for our quiz, which will be early next week.  Our test on the book will follow.  We will begin to learn about adjectives.

Our spelling unit is on the sounds ea and ee make.  This unit works with vowel pairs.

 

Spelling Lesson 8

agreement

breathe

creature

feather

healthy

keeping

leather

meadows

needles

northeast

pleasure

preacher

speech

steady

succeed

sweater

sweeter

treasure

underneath

wealth

 

Review

tomorrow

cocoa

painful

scarecrow

Challenge

Jerusalem

Lebanon

Damascus

Syria

 

 

LatiN

 

WE will be review lessons 1-5.

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be finishing our unit on animal classification.  Next, we will learn about ecosystems.

We will not be having United States geography.  We will be reviewing the Middle Eastern countries.  Our first test on the Middle East will be Thursday.  We will be learning about the Native Americans from Wisconsin.

 

MATH

We will be working with division and fractions.


 

Religion

We have Adoration on Monday.  We will be learning about Abraham.  Then we will start to prepare for our unit 1 test.  The study guide is attached.


 

 

Oct. 1st, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Please remember to sign your child’s assignment notebook.

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday – Math test
  • Wednesday – ALICE evacuation
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Thursday – Middle East quiz
  • Friday – Plain Quiz
  • Friday – noun test
  • Friday – Junior Achievement

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapters 13 and 14 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   We will be reviewing nouns and pronouns for our test on Friday.  We will also be starting to work on poetry.

Our spelling unit is on long o and a.  This unit works with vowel pairs.

 

Spelling Lesson 7

boast

borrow

braid

coast

cocoa

complain

decay

drains

fainted

foamy

gained

hoax

painful

poach

roasting

scarecrow

swallows

throwing

toasted

tomorrow

Review

cancel

mammal

scramble

channel

Challenge

really

favorite

actually

Abraham

 

 

LatiN

 

WE will be review lessons 1-5.

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be sharing our projects on Monday.  Then we will be learning about instincts.

We will be reviewing the Plain States in the United States geography.  We will be reviewing the Middle Eastern countries.  Our second quiz on the Middle East will be Thursday.  We will be learning about Wisconsin climate and resources.

 

MATH

We will be reviewing for our test on Tuesday.  Keep studying those multiplication facts!!  We will learn about fact families and division problems.


 

Religion

We have Adoration on Monday.  We will be learning about Abraham.


 

Oct. 8th, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday and Thursday – MAP testing
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Thursday – Middle East quiz
  • Friday – Southwestern Quiz
  • Friday – fire department
  • Friday – Junior Achievement

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapters 10 and 11 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   We will be learning about possessive pronouns and contractions in grammar.  

Our spelling unit is review this week.  Students were given the list.

 

Spelling week 6

 

 

LatiN

 

WE will be review lessons 1-5.

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about animal classifications in Science.  Students will be starting a project on this.

We will be reviewing the Southern States in the United States geography.  We will be reviewing the Middle Eastern countries.  Our first quiz on the Middle East will be Thursday.  We will be learning about Wisconsin climate and resources.

 

MATH

We will be working on multiplication facts and story problems.  We will also be converting liquid units of measure.  Our timed tests will be on multiplication.


 

Religion

We have Adoration on Monday.  We will be learning about Abraham.  Please have your child bring in a rosary because October is the Month of Mary.

 

 

Oct. 1st, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday and Thursday – MAP testing
  • Tuesday – Math test
  • Thursday – Grandparents/Special Person Day
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday – Southwestern Quiz
  • Friday – Junior Achievement

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapters 8 and 9 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   We will be learning about possessive nouns and pronouns in grammar.  Your child is getting their first book report.  I do monthly book reports.  This month the book report will be on a saint.  I am also sending home “Book It” information.  “Book It” is completely optional.

Our spelling unit is on the /el/ and /l/ sound.  Some students will have challenge words and some will have review.  Please check assignment notebook for list.  Here is the link for “Spelling City” - www.spellingcity.com/users/bhaen.

 

Spelling week 5

aisle

*cancel

*channel

*double

*equals

final

fuel

jingle

*jungle

*mammal

*oval

panel

*pickle

plural

scramble

sparkled

spiral

tickle

*towels

*whistle

 

Review words

surround

designed

typewriters

campaign

 

Challenge words

amphibian

reptile

vertebrate

sacrifice

 

 

 

LatiN

 

WE will not be having latin this week because of MAP testing.

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about animal classifications in Science.  Students will be starting a project on this.

We will be reviewing the Southwestern States in the United States geography.  We will also learn a little about the Middle East, especially Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Our first quiz on the Middle East will be next week.  We will learning about wildlife in Wisconsin.

 

MATH

We will be reviewing for our test on Tuesday.  Then we will start reviewing multiplication facts.  We are doing subtraction drills this week.  Next week – multiplication! 


 

Religion

Our first mass will be this week.  Please check with your child to see if they have a part.  Some did not want a part because of Grandparent’s/Special Person day.  We are doing a group project on the story of Noah and the Great Flood.  Please have your child bring in a rosary because October is the Month of Mary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 3rd, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday  – no school
  • Tuesday – school resumes
  • Thursday – Spelling test

 

Language Arts

 

We will be starting to read our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.  We will be reviewing nouns in grammar.  We will be starting a personal narrative for composition

Our spelling unit is on kn, qu, ch, and ck.

 

Spelling Week 1

aches

character

earthquake

inquire

jacket

kneeling

knocked

knothole

knowing

mechanic

orchestra

quarrel

quarter

questions

quickly

quiet

require

sequence

shake

speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LatiN

 

WE will be reviewing lessons 1 and 2 that they started last year.

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about classifying plants.

We will be reviewing the United States geography from last year starting with the regions.  We will also learn a little about the Middle East.  We will be learning where Wisconsin is located in the world.

 

MATH

We will be reviewing addition and subtraction.  We will briefly review these facts.

 

 


 

Religion

We will be learning about the stories of creation.  We will be using our Bibles.

 

 

 

Sept. 10th, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Picture Day
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday – Math test

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapters 3, 4 and 5 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.  We will be reviewing nouns in grammar.  We will be working on a personal narrative for composition.

Our spelling unit is on soft c and soft g. Some students will have challenge words and some will have review.  Please check assignment notebook for list.


Spelling Week 2

celebrate

certain

circus

concert

couple

coupon

credit

dangerous

gadget

garage

generous

gesture

graduate

grateful

icicles

license

regular

sausage

shortage

village

 

Challenge words

difference

minuend

subtrahend

addend

 

Review words

character

sequence

questions

aches

 

 

 


LatiN

 

WE will be reviewing lesson 2 that they started last year.

 

Science and Geography

 


We will be learning about the parts of a flower.

We will be reviewing the New England states in the United States geography.  We will also learn a little about the Middle East, especially Israel and Jordan.  We will be learning the regions of Wisconsin.

 

MATH

We will be reviewing addition and subtraction.  We will briefly review these facts.  Our first test will be on Friday.


 

Religion

We will be going to adoration on Monday.  We will also be learning about the stories of creation, including Adam and Eve and Cain and Abel.


 

 

 

Sept. 17th, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Parent Night
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday – Mid-Atlantic Quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapters 5, 6, and 7in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   Our first quiz on the story will be next week.  I will be “reminding” the class to review the vocabulary.  We will be reviewing plural nouns in grammar.  We will be sharing our personal narratives.

Our spelling unit is on the /f/ sound.  Some students will have challenge words and some will have review.  Please check assignment notebook for list.


Spelling week 3

atmosphere

autographs

*dolphins

*effort

enough

*flawless

frightened

*geography

hyphen

*laughter

paragraph

photography

*physical

*suffer

symphony

*telephone

*tough

*triumph

typhoid

typhoon

 

Review words

gadget

graduate

certain

coupon

 

Challenge words

stamen

Konetzke

pistil

sepal

 


LatiN

 

WE will be starting new lessons!  We will be working on Lesson 3.

 

Science and Geography

 


We will be learning about the life cycle of a flower.  This will finish up our unit on plants. Our test will be next week.  I am enclosing the study guide with this newsletter.

We will be reviewing the Mid-Atlantic States in the United States geography.  We will also learn a little about the Middle East, especially Syria and Lebanon.  We will be learning more about the regions of Wisconsin.

 

MATH

We will be reviewing subtraction with borrowing.  This will also work with money.  Our timed tests will be addition this week but switch to subtraction next week.


 

Religion

We will be going to adoration on Monday.  We will also be learning about Cain and Abel.  We will also be picking a classroom saint.


 

 

Sept. 24th, 2018

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Parent Night
  • Wednesday – Science test
  • Thursday – Literature quiz
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday – Great Lakes Quiz
  • Friday – early dismissal

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reviewing Chapters 1 through 7 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   Our first quiz will be on Thursday. I will be “reminding” the class to review the vocabulary.  We will be reviewing special plural nouns and possessive nouns in grammar.  

Our spelling unit is on the /r/ sound.  Some students will have challenge words and some will have review.  Please check assignment notebook for list.  Here is the link for “Spelling City” - www.spellingcity.com/users/bhaen.


Spelling week 4

arrow

assign

campaign

cologne

correct

designed

foreign

knead

knotted

known

knuckles

mirror

resign

surround

typewriters

wrapper

wreath

wrestler

wrinkled

written

 

Review words

frightened

typhoid

laughter

dolphins

 

Challenge words

believe

Wisconsin

Redeemer

grandparents

 


LatiN

 

WE will be starting new lessons!  We will be working on Lesson 4.

 

Science and Geography

 


We will be reviewing for our test this week.  It will be on Wednesday.  I am enclosing the study guide with this newsletter.

We will be reviewing the Great Lake States in the United States geography.  We will also learn a little about the Middle East, especially Iran and Turkey.  We will be starting our Wisconsin newspaper.

 

MATH

We will be reviewing money.  Our timed tests will be subtraction.


 

Religion

We will be going to adoration on Monday.  We will also be learning about Noah.


 

 

 

 

Literature vocabulary:

Abandoned      Abrupt             Acquaintance              browse            clustered         forlornly

intently            Niche               pivot                            refined                        resigned          scrounge

subsided          tiers                 tuffets 

 

Literature people:

Chester            Harry Cat        Mama Bellini              Mario              Mickey                        Mr. Smedley

Paul                 Papa Belinni    Sai Fong                       Tucker


 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back