3rd Quarter Tidbits

 

Third quarter is underway.  You will see more challenges this quarter as far as tests and studying. Per the Agenda on page 6, your child's homework time is expected to be between 1 and 1.5 hours nightly. Some nights there may be more, and other nights there will be less, but it should average out to this.  All tests are posted on the agenda board and in the classroom for the week.  If your child is not writing them down, they should be.  Studying a little bit every night will help when it seems like there are a lot of tests in one week and research has shown that studying a little every night on a topic leads to greater retention of the information in long term memory than just studying the night before the test.

We are in Ordinary Time until Ash Wednesday (which is Valentine's Day this year). As your students know from the Liturgical Colors Song, it is a time for growing in our love of the Lord. We are continuing to pray with Sunday's Gospel on Fridays during class, and I encourage everyone to go to Blessed Sacrament to not only fulfill their Sunday obligation, but also to grow in their love for the Lord as a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church Family. 

 

Study habits

In 4th grade studying becomes more important and essential for success.

A few suggestions include:

  1. Pay attention in class.
  2. Take good notes.
  3. Plan ahead for tests and projects.
  4. Break it down. (If you have a bunch of stuff to learn, break it into smaller chunks.) This is especially true for studying vocabulary and facts. Short frequent daily intervals work best.
  5. Ask for help if you get stuck.
  6. Get a good night's sleep!

For more information about helping your child study for a test, please visit:

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/studying.html

https://childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/tips-for-helping-kids-and-teens-with-homework-and-study-habits/#.WcuvzPOGPIU

http://www.parenting.com/article/how-to-help-your-kid-study-for-a-test

 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year

Welcome to the 4th Grade!

I enjoyed meeting you at Open House, and I am confident that this will be the best year ever! I am truly blessed to be here! I have been looking at my class list for awhile, and eagerly awaiting the day that I would finally meet all of my students. I have been praying for them (and their families) for some time now, and will continue to do so.

If you want to get a head start on the year, you can begin working on multiplication and division facts (0-12) and memorizing the 4th grade prayers.

I will be setting deadlines for both prayers and multiplication facts in the near future.

Have a blessed day!

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