Mrs. Haen

Mrs. Becky Haen

Grade 4

Email: [email protected]  


Feb. 10th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Literature quiz
  • Tuesday – Science test ??
  • Wednesday – British Isles quiz
  • Thursday – Literature test
  • Thursday – spelling test
  • Friday – Southwestern quiz
  • Friday – Religion test and 1-3 Commandment quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be taking a quiz on Chapters 19-22 of Lassie, Come-Home.  Then we will prepare for our final test.  We will be working on prepositions.

Our next spelling units will be words with syllables.


Spelling Lesson 21

cassette

challenge

*collect

command

*expert

forbid

*fossil

manners

*mental

normal

*partner

perform

*problem

*rescue

scanner

shallow

*signal

*suggest

support

*symbol

 

review words

college’s

America’s

governor’s

Kansas’

 

challenge words

Luxembourg

Amsterdam

Belgium

Brussels

 

 

 


Science and Geography

 


We will be preparing for our test.  It will either be on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

We will be finishing up the British Isles.  Our quiz will be on Wednesday.   Our states will be the Southwestern states. We will be learning more facts about the Wisconsin becoming a state.

 

MATH

We will be working more with fractions.   We will be finding equivalent fractions.


 

Religion

We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint Valentine. We will still be reviewing unit 2 and working on the 10 Commandments. We will be having a religion test on Friday.  We will also be having a quiz on Commandments 1-3.  Each week I will add a few more Commandments until we have all 10.

Feb. 3rd, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Thursday – spelling test
  • Friday – Great Lakes quiz
  • Friday – Grammar quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 21 and 22 of Lassie, Come-Home.  Then we will prepare for our final quiz and test.  We will be working on pronoun review.  The quiz will be on Friday.

Our next spelling unit will be words with 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

they’re

there

we’re

were

where

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be working on the Circulatory System.  We will start preparing for our test next week.

We will be finishing up the British Isles.  Our quiz will be the following week.   Our states will be the Great Lakes states. We will be learning more facts about the Wisconsin dairyland.

 

MATH

We will be working more with fractions.

 

 

Religion

We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint Blaise. We will still be working on Moses and the 10 Commandments.

Jan. 27th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Superbowl
  • Tuesday – Are You Smarter than a Teacher
  • Tuesday – Parent lunch
  • Tuesday - Play
  • Thursday – spelling test
  • Friday – Mid-Atlantic quiz
  • Friday – early dismissal

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 20, 21, and 22 of Lassie, Come-Home.  We will be working on pronoun review.

Our next spelling unit will be on compound words.

 

Spelling Lesson 19

blue-green

cornbread

countdown

fingernail

forty-six

grapefruit

haircut

hallway

jellyfish

kneecap

pancakes

paperback

rainbows

self-control

shipwreck

shoelaces

snowdrift

spellbound

sunshine

underwater

Review Words

bicycles

bisect

substitute

biceps

Challenge Words

vein

artery

capillaries

ventricle

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be starting the Human Body.  Our new system with be the Circulatory System.

We will be learning about Europe.  Our states will be the Mid-Atlantic states. We will be learning more facts about the Wisconsin agriculture.

 

MATH

We will be starting fractions!!

 

 

Religion

We will be performing our play on Tuesday, Jan. 28th.  It will be right after the parent lunch. 

 

We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint John Bosco. We will still be working on Moses and the 10 Commandments.



Jan. 13th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Wednesday – science test
  • Wednesday – Central Europe quiz
  • Thursday - Spelling test
  • Friday – Lassie quiz
  • Friday – object pronoun quiz
  • Friday – early dismissal; end of quarter

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapter 18 of Lassie, Come-Home. Then we will be studying for our quiz on chapters 13-18.  We will be working on object pronouns and contractions.  Our quiz will be on Friday.

Our next spelling unit will be on prefixes.  Our first prefixes will be on sub-, mid-, bi-, and tri. Our next unit will be review.

 

Spelling Lesson 17

biceps

bicycles

bisect

midair

midday

middle

midnight

midstream

midwinter

subdue

subject

submit

subscribe

subside

substitute

subtract

triangle

trio

triple

tripod

 

Review Words

conquer

committee

commend

consoled

 

Challenge Words

cerebellum

cerebrum

Massachusetts

Connecticut

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be reviewing.  Our test will be Wednesday.   I will attach the study guide again.  Our next unit will be on the Human Body.

We will be reviewing about Central Europe. Our quiz will be on Wednesday.  We will be learning more facts about the Wisconsin.

 

MATH

We will be learning about capacity.  We will be working with ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.  There will be a test early next week on this.

 

 

Religion

We will be working on our play about Joseph. I am hoping to present it on Jan. 28th before the parent lunch.  All are welcome!

 

We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint John the Apostle.  Our next unit will be on Moses.  We will also be working on the 10 commandments.

 

Jan. 6th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – book reports due
  • Thursday - Spelling test
  • Friday – Pacific quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 15 and 16 of Lassie, Come-Home.  We will be working on object pronouns and contractions.

Our next spelling unit will be on prefixes.  Our first prefixes will be on fore-, post-, over-, co-, con-, and com-.

 

Spelling Lesson 16

commend

*committee

*company

compete

conditions

*conquer

*conserve

consoled

contribute

*cooperate

forearm

*forecast

foresee

*forewarn

overboard

*overcome

overlooked

*overreact

*postpone

postwar

 

Review Words

exactly

reappear

exist

rearrange

 

Challenge words

Epiphany

January

responsible

mechanical

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about simple machines and finishing our unit on energy.  We will be starting to review for our test.

We will be reviewing the Pacific States and capitals.  We are reviewing about Central Europe. We will be learning more facts about the Wisconsin.

 

MATH

We will be learning about capacity.  First, we will work with Liters and kiloliters.  Then we will be working with ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.

 

 

Religion

We will be working on our play about Joseph. We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint John Neumann.



Nov. 11th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – Veteran’s Day
  • Thursday - Spelling test
  • Friday – Mid-Atlantic states and capitals quiz and North Africa quiz
  • Friday – direct object quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 4, 5, and 6 for Lassie, Come-Home.  We will be working with direct objects in Grammar.  

Our next spelling unit works with vowel pairs.  The pairs are ou, ow, oi, and oy.  

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about matter.

We will be reviewing the Mid-Atlantic States and capitals.  We will be reviewing for our North Africa quiz and test.  We will be learning more about Wisconsin’s fur trading and missionaries.

 

MATH

We will be working on multiplication, division, and some fractions.  Keep studying those facts.  It really helps with this unit.  I am impressed with how many students are finishing the 60 point drills!

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about Joseph, son of Israel. We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Nov. 4th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – book reports due
  • Thursday - Spelling test
  • Friday – New England states and capitals quiz
  • Friday – science test

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 1 and 2 for Lassie, Come-Home.  Our book reports on saints are due next Monday.  We will be sharing some every day to learn about these saints. We will be working with direct objects in Grammar.  

Our next spelling unit works with vowel pairs.  The pairs are ei and ie.   This is usually a difficulty test for students.

 

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

omnivore

dividend

quotient

 

Science and Geography

 

 

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

We will be reviewing the New England states and capitals.  We will be learning about countries in North Africa, like Tunisia and Algeria.  We will be learning more about Wisconsin’s fur trading and missionaries.

 

MATH

We will be working on multiplication and division.  Keep studying those facts.  It really helps with this unit.

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about Joseph, son of Israel. We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint Martin de Tours.



 

Oct. 28th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday – Literature test
  • Wednesday – Adjective quiz
  • Thursday - Spelling test
  • Friday – no school

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reviewing for our test on The Cricket in Times Square.  Your child will have the vocabulary to study in his/her notes. Our next book will be Lassie, Come-Home.  We will be working more with adjectives.  We will have a quiz on Wednesday.

Our next spelling unit works with vowel pairs.  The pairs are ei and ie.   This is usually a difficulty test for students.

 

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

preacher

creature

wealth

speech

 

challenge words

famous

unusual

Connecticut

entrepreneur

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about habitat and ecosystems.  We will be working with food webs and chains.  I will be sending a study guide on Thursday for our upcoming test.

We will be reviewing the Pacific States.  We will be learning about countries in North Africa, like Egypt and Libya.  We will be learning more about Wisconsin’s fur trading.

 

MATH

We will be working on multiplication and division.  Keep studying those facts.  It really helps with this unit.

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about Isaac and his children. We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint Jude.


 

Oct. 21st, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday – Middle East test
  • Wednesday – math test
  • Wednesday – religion unit test
  • Thursday - Spelling test
  • Friday – Rocky Mountain states quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapter15 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.  We will be learning about adjectives for grammar.

Our next spelling unit works with vowel pairs.  The pairs are ee and ea.   You will notice there are no review words.  We did awesome on our last test!

 

Spelling 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 habitat and ecosystems.

We will be reviewing the Rocky Mountain States.  We will be reviewing for our Middle Eastern test.  Next we will be learning about countries in North Africa.  We will be learning more about Wisconsin’s early explorers.

 

MATH

We will be reviewing for our measurement test.  We will be working with weights next.  Be sure to practice multiplication facts. 

 

 

 

 

Religion

We will be reviewing for our unit test.  I will be attaching the study guide with this newsletter.  Then we will start learning about Isaac and Jacob.  We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint John Paul II.


 

Oct. 7th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Tuesday and Thursday – conferences
  • Thursday - Spelling review test
  • Friday – Southern quiz
  • Friday – early dismissal

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 10, 11 and 12 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.  We will be starting adverbs for grammar

Our spelling unit is review.  Your child will have the list.  It is too big for the assignment notebook.  There will not be a pretest this week since we have already tested on these words.  Students who have gotten 100% on all tests up until now will not need to take the review test.

 

Spelling review

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be doing a project about animal classifications.

We will be reviewing the Southern states.  We will also be finishing up the Middle East.  We will start reviewing for the upcoming quizzes and test on this area.  We will be learning more about Wisconsin’s climate and resources.

 

MATH

We will be working with measurements.  Be sure to practice multiplication facts. 

 

 

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about Abraham.  We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint Mary of the Rosary.


 

Sept. 16th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – MAP testing
  • Wednesday – MAP testing
  • Thursday - Spelling test
  • Friday – Mid Atlantic quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 5, 6, and 7 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.   We will start reviewing for our first quiz on this book. We will be working on subject and predicates in sentences.

Our spelling unit is on the /f/ sounds,

 

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

Haen

pistil

sepal

 

 

 

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about the parts of plants.  We will also start reviewing for our upcoming test.  I am attaching a study guide for the test.

We will be reviewing the Mid-Atlantic states.  We will also learn a little about the Middle East, especially Israel and Jordan.  We will be learning more about Wisconsin and its regions.

 

MATH

We will be starting multiplication. We will continue working on mental math.  Timed tests will also switch to multiplication facts.

 

 

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about the sin and Cain and Abel.  We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint Matthew, the apostle.


 

Sept. 9th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

  • Monday – MAP testing
  • Monday – picture day
  • Thursday - Spelling test
  • Friday – New England quiz

 

Language Arts

 

We will be reading chapters 3, 4, and 5 in our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.  We will be working on the four types of sentences in grammar.  We will also be working with a poem.  I have given out the first book report.  It is a simple one that works on the parts of a story.

Our spelling unit is on the soft and hard c, and the soft and hard g.  I do use Spelling City.

 

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

interrogative

declarative

imperative

exclamatory

 

Review words

character

quarrel

earthquake

mechanic

 

 

Science and Geography

 

 

We will be learning about the parts of plants.

We will be reviewing the United States geography from last year starting with the regions.  Our first region is the New England.  We made flashcards for this region. Our first quiz is on Friday.  We will also learn a little about the Middle East, especially Israel and Jordan.  We will be learning where Wisconsin is located in the world and its regions.

 

MATH

We will be reviewing subtraction and starting multiplication. We will continue working on mental math.  Mental math has been difficult for the students because they are used to doing problems the long way.  It is a work in progress.

 

 

 

 

Religion

We will be learning about the stories of creation and sin.  We will be going to church on Monday for Adoration. We will also be learning about Saint Theresa of the Little Child.


 

 

Sept. 4th, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Special Points of Interest:

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

 

Language Arts

 

We will be starting to read our book, “Cricket in Times Square”.  We will be learning about the four types of sentences in grammar.  We will also be working with a fable.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 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 Teresa of Calcutta.


 

 

Haen Highlights

 

Mrs. Haen—St. Ignatius                                   

Aug. 22nd, 2019

Grade 4, Room 11

 

Orientation - Welcome everyone!  I cannot wait to see everyone!