Mrs. Haen

Mrs. Becky Haen

Grade 4

Email: [email protected]  


Mrs. Haen—St. Ignatius                                  

Feb. 23rd, 2021

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Thursday – Grammar quiz
  • Friday – book reports due
  • Friday –Southern quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 2 and 3 of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” We will be working with compound elements in Grammar.  Our quiz will be on Thursday.

Our spelling unit is on 2 and 3 syllable words.

 

 

Spelling Lesson 22

answers

closet

cover

divide

dozen

fingerprints

grandparents

helmet

major

mission

modern

plastic

posture

reduce

rubble

silence

splendid

success

unit

watermelon

 

Challenge

Arkansas

Tennessee

voluntary

Louisiana

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be starting the digestive system.  We will be reviewing at the end of the week for next week’s test.

We will be starting Scandinavian countries in World Geography.  This week will be the Southern States and capitals.  We will be learning about Wisconsin’s agriculture.

 

MATH

We will be starting multiplication and division by a two digit number. Keep studying those multiplication facts.  Some are having a hard time with multiplication and division because they do not know their facts.  This is really important, and it only takes about 5 minutes each night. 

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about St. Peter Damian.  We will be going to Adoration on Monday. We will be learning about the Exodus and working on Lent.  Please remember to return your family’s purple Lenten slips on Fridays.  If you forget, just send it on Monday in the Friday folder.  

 

Feb. 15th, 2021

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – no school
  • Tuesday – Literature test
  • Wednesday – Ash Wednesday
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Thursday – our mass
  • Friday – quiz on Commandments 1-10
  • Friday –Southwestern quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be having our test on “Lassie Come-Home.”.  Then, we will be starting “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” The study guide is attached.  We will be starting compound elements in Grammar.  That means two subjects or two predicates.

Our spelling unit is on syllables.

 

 

Spelling Lesson 21

cassette

challenge

collect

command

expert

forbid

fossil

manners

mental

normal

partner

perform

problem

rescue

scanner

shallow

signal

suggest

support

symbol

challenge words

Copenhagen

Reykjavik

bare

covet

review words

college’s

America’s

governor’s

Kansas’

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be starting the muscular system. This is a short unit.  Next, is the digestive system.

We will be starting Scandinavian countries in World Geography.  This week will be the Southwestern States and capitals.  We will be learning about Wisconsin’s state facts and how it became a state.

 

MATH

We will be starting multiplication and division by a one digit number. Keep studying those multiplication facts.

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about St. Bernadette.  We will be learning about the Exodus, and the 10 Commandments.  We will be having a quiz on Commandments 1-10.

 

Feb. 8th, 2021

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday – Grammar quiz
  • Wednesday – Literature quiz ch. 19-22
  • Wednesday – Science test
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday – quiz on Commandments 1-7
  • Friday – Math test
  • Friday – Europe test and Great Lakes quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reviewing for our quiz on “Lassie Come-Home.”.  Then we will be getting ready for a test on the book.  The study guides are attached.  We will be reviewing prepositional phrases in Grammar.  Our quiz will be Tuesday.

Our spelling unit is on possessive nouns and contractions.  All the words will have apostrophes.

 

 

Spelling Lesson 20

America’s

Canada’s

champion’s

class’s

college’s

farmers’

Georgia’s

governor’s

Japan’s

Kansas’

mayor’s

Mexico’s

Montreal’s

parent’s

senator’s

Texas’

they’ve

who’ll

women’s

you’d

 

Challenge words

neighbor

honor

vain

Sabbath

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be reviewing for our test. The study guide is attached

We will be reviewing the Europe in World Geography.  This week will be the Great Lake States and capitals.  We will be learning about Wisconsin’s paper industry.

 

MATH

We will be working more with place values, factors and multiples.  Our test will be on Friday.  Keep studying those multiplication facts because our next unit is on multiplication and division.

 

 

Religion

We will be going to Adoration.  We will be learning about St. Scholastica.  We will be learning about Moses, the Exodus, and the 10 Commandments.  We will be having a quiz on Commandments 1-7.

 

Jan. 25th, 2021

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday- conferences
  • Thursday – Spelling review test
  • Friday – quiz on Commandments 1-3

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapters 19, 20 and 21 in “Lassie Come-Home.” We will be learning more about prepositional phrases nouns in Grammar.  Our next book report is again on a fiction book, it is a sandwich book report.   It is due Friday, Feb. 26th.

Our spelling unit is a review unit.  Your child has a list.  After this test, I am asking that they do their spelling tests in cursive.

 

 

Spelling review (child has list)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be working on the respiratory and skeletal system.

We will be learning about the British Isles in World Geography.  We will be starting our third set of quizzes on the United States.  This week will be the New England states and capitals.

 

MATH

We will be working more with place values.  We will be reviewing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  Keep studying those multiplication facts.

 

 

Religion

We will be going to Adoration. We will be learning about St. Paul.  We will be learning about Moses and the 10 Commandments.  We will be having a quiz on Commandments 1-3.

 

Jan. 11th, 2021

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday – Math test
  • Friday – Pacific  quiz 2 and Central Europe test

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapters 17 and 18 in “Lassie Come-Home.”  We will be getting ready for our quiz on chapters 13-18, which will be Tuesday, Jan. 19th.   We will be learning more about possessive nouns in Grammar.  Our cereal box book report is due on Jan. 15th.

Our spelling units work with prefixes.  This week they are fore-,post-, over-, co-, com- and con-.

 

 

Spelling Lesson 16

commend

committee

company

compete

conditions

conquer

conserve

consoled

contribute

cooperate

forearm

forecast

foresee

forewarn

overboard

overcome

overlooked

overreact

postpone

postwar

 

Challenge words

Epiphany

circulatory

ventricle

vein

 

Review Words

exactly

reappear

exist

rearrange

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be reviewing the Central Nervous System and the Circulatory System.  Our test will be the week of Jan.18th.

We will be reviewing Central Europe. We will be working with the Pacific states and their capitals.  We will be learning about Wisconsin immigrants.  

 

MATH

We will be finishing geometry.  Our test will be on Friday. Keep studying those multiplication facts.

 

 

Religion

We will be going to Adoration. We will be learning about St. Marguerite Bourgeoys.  This will be our last week of the play.  We will be videoing it on Friday.

 

 

Jan. 4th, 2021

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday – Rocky Mountain quiz 2

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading Chapters 14, 15, and 16 in “Lassie Come-Home.”    We will be learning about possessive nouns in Grammar.  Our cereal box book report is due on Jan. 15th.

Our spelling units work with prefixes.  This week they are ex-, pre-, pro-,  and re-.

 

 

Spelling lesson 15

exactly

exchange

exclaim

exist

explain

export

prepare

preserve

pretend

produce

professional

promote

propose

protest

provide

reappear

rearrange

reflect

returning

reward

 

Challenge words

cerebrum

cerebellum

nervous

Hanagan

 

Review words

immerse

engage

impossible

encourage

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be finishing up the Central Nervous System and starting the Circulatory System.

We will be learning about Central Europe, especially Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands. We will be working with the Rocky Mountain states and their capitals.  We will be learning about Wisconsin settlers.  

 

MATH

We will be starting geometry.  We will be learning about polygons, angles, and area. Keep studying those multiplication facts.

 

 

Religion

We will not be going to Adoration because of a funeral. We will be learning about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  We will also be working on our play.  I hope we will be ready to video it next week.

 

 

Dec. 14th-22nd, 2020

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday – Grammar quiz
  • Tuesday – Science test
  • Wednesday – Lassie quiz (Ch. 7-12)
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Thursday – Mediterranean Europe test
  • Friday – Plains quiz 2
  • Monday – Math test

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reviewing for our quiz on Chapters 7-12.  The study guide is attached.  Then we will be reading chapters 13 and 14 in “Lassie Come-Home.”    We will be reviewing predicates in Grammar.

Our spelling units work with prefixes.  This week they are dis-, in-, trans- and un-.

 

 

Spelling Lesson 14

enable

encourage

endanger

endure

enforce

engage

immerse

immobile

impolite

impossible

improper

improve

misbehave

misjudge

misplaced

mispronounce

mistake

mistook

mistrust

misunderstand

 

review words

discovered

disturb

distance

increase

 

challenge words

kinetic

Portugal

Greece

potential

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be reviewing for our test.  The study guide is attached.  Our next unit will be on the human body.

We will be reviewing for our Mediterranean Europe test. We will be working with the Plains states and their capitals.  We will be learning about Wisconsin settlers.  

 

MATH

We will be working with time.  We will be reviewing for our test, which will be right before Christmas break. Keep studying those multiplication facts.

 

 

Religion

We will be going to Adoration and working on our Advent projects.  We will be learning about St. Lucy.  We will also be working on our play.

Nov. 9th, 2020

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – math test
  • Tuesday – grammar quiz
  • Tuesday - conferences
  • Thursday – Spelling test
  • Friday – Mid-Atlantic quiz 2

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 4, 5 and 6 in “Lassie Come-Home.”  We will be reviewing nominative verbs in Grammar. Our next book report is non-fiction books.

Our spelling unit is working with vowel pairs.  We will be working with ie/ei.  This is a difficult unit for the kids.

 

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

Pennsylvania

Delaware

two

nominative (because I cannot spell this)

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning more about matter.  Some of this will be an overlap with math.  We will be learning how to measure in metrics.

We will be starting North Africa, especially Libya and Tunisia.  We will be learning about fur traders.

 

MATH

We will be testing on capacity and cups, pints, quarts and gallons. Our next short unit is on graphing.  Keep studying those multiplication facts.

 

 

Religion

We will be going to Adoration on Monday.  We will be learning about St. Leo the Great.  We will also be starting to work on a play on Joseph, Israel’s son. 

 

Oct. 26th, 2020

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Literature test
  • Monday – box for ecosystem
  • Wednesday – Grammar quiz
  • Wednesday – Middle East test
  • Thursday and Friday – no school

 

Language Arts

 

We are finished with our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   We will have a test on Monday.  Our next story will be “Lassie Come-Home.”  We will be reviewing verbs and direct objects.  We are all done with our cursive review.  We are going to start doing some of our work in cursive. Our next book report is on a saint and is due on Nov.3.

Our spelling unit is working with vowel pairs.  We will be starting the unit today (10/23) and finishing it when we come back after Halloween.

 

Spelling Lesson 9

author

awfully

awkward

caution

daughter

drawer

exhaust

faucet

gnawing

hauled

hawk

lawyer

naughty

pause

saucers

squawk

strawberries

unlawful

vault

withdraw

 

challenge words

famous

Massachusetts

Connecticut

New Hampshire

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about more ecosystems. We will be starting our dioramas based on the food web they made.  Shoe boxes are needed for Monday.  It does not have to be a shoe box, but a box around that size.

We will also reviewing for our Middle East test.  We will also learn about early explorers of Wisconsin

 

MATH

We will be learning about capacity, especially liters and milliliters. Keep studying those multiplication facts.

 

 

Religion

We should be going to Adoration on Monday. We will also be learning about St. Simon and Jude.  We will be learning more about Jacob.  I am going to try to get some Protective Behavior lessons in also.

 

Oct. 19th, 2020

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Grammar quiz
  • Wednesday – Literature quiz
  • Thursday – spelling test
  • Thursday – Middle East quiz 2
  • Friday –Pacific states quiz
  • Friday – Math test

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reviewing our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   We will have a quiz on chapters 8-15.  Then we will get ready for the test. We will be starting our review on verbs and direct objects.  We are all done with our cursive review.  We are going to start doing some of our work in cursive. Our next book report will be on a saint.

Our spelling unit is working with vowel pairs.  We will be doing ee and ea.

 

Lesson 8

agreement

breathe

creature

feather

healthy

keeping

leather

meadows

needles

northeast

pleasure

preacher

speech

steady

succeed

sweater

sweeter

treasure

underneath

wealth

 

Challenge

Pakistan

Afghanistan

Tehran

Riyadh

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about more ecosystems, food chains and food webs.

We will be reviewing the Pacific States.  We will also reviewing for our Middle East quizzes and tests.

 

MATH

We will be learning about pounds and ounces and reviewing for our test.  Keep studying those multiplication facts.

 

 

Religion

We should be going to Adoration on Monday. We will also be learning about St. John Paul II.  We will be learning about Jacob and Esau.

 

Sept 14th, 2020

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday – Grammar quiz
  • Thursday – spelling test
  • Thursday – math test
  • Friday – Mid Atlantic Quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 5, 6, and 7 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.  Then we will be getting ready for our quiz on Chapters 1-7. We will be reviewing adverbs and learning how to diagram sentences in grammar.  We will also be reviewing cursive g/h and i/j from last year.

Our spelling unit is on /f/ sounds.  Some students will have Challenge words this week and some will have review.  I am on Spelling City, which is an online tool that helps students practice.

 

Spelling week 3

atmosphere

autographs

dolphins

effort

enough

flawless

frightened

geography

hyphen

laughter

paragraph

photography

physical

suffer

symphony

telephone

tough

triumph

typhoid

typhoon

 

Challenge words

stamen

Haen

pistil

sepal

 

Review words

gadget

graduate

certain

coupon

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be finishing up our unit on plants.  We will be starting to review for our test next week.  I will be sending a study guide.

We will be reviewing the Great Lake States.  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 mental math.  Our test will be on either Thursday or Friday.  Our timed tests will be switching to multiplication.  We started doing a little work with that and some are rusty.

 

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about Cain and Abel.  We should be going to Adoration on Monday. We will also be learning about Saint Joseph Cupertino.



Aug. 31st, 2020

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Thursday – spelling test
  • Friday – New England Quiz

 

 

Language Arts

 

We will be starting to read our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.  We will be reviewing the four types of sentences in grammar, subjects and predicates.  We will also be reviewing cursive a and b from last year.

Our spelling unit is on /k/ and /n/ sounds.

 

Spelling Week 1

aches

character

earthquake

inquire

jacket

kneeling

knocked

knothole

knowing

mechanic

orchestra

quarrel

quarter

questions

quickly

quiet

require

sequence

shake

speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about classifying plants.

We will be reviewing the United States geography from last year starting with the New England states.  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 be working on mental math.  We will briefly review these facts.

 

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about the stories of creation.  We will be using our Bibles.  We will also be learning about Saint Adrian.  I am not sure about Adoration on Mondays.  If we are able to go, we will be there.