Grade 4

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Ms. Kristie

Mrs. Kristie Miller has been a teacher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School for 15 years. She was born and raised in Gettysburg, PA. Ms. Kristie, as students call her, graduated from St. Francis Xavier Catholic School in 1994, Delone Catholic High School in 1998, and Shippensburg University in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. Ms. Kristie teaches 4th grade Language Arts, Social Studies, and Religion as well as 5th grade Social Studies and Religion. She is the leader of our Student Support Team, and coordinator for the school newspaper club. When she is not teaching you can find her spending time with her wonderful family, taking Zumba classes, playing tennis, or jogging. Ms. Kristie looks forward to many more years of teaching our brilliant students at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School.

Contact information: kmiller@sfxcs-pa.org


 

Week of 11/19 - 11/26

11/19 - Thanksgiving Prayer Service - 8:45 A.M.

11/20 - Report Cards Distributed Today

11/21 - 11/26 - Thanksgiving Break

GRADE 4

Language Arts - The students will learn a different theme/genre every week from their Reading anthology and practice book. The students will need to read every night for 20 minutes as part of their homework. The students need to log their reading into their yellow reading log books every night. We will conduct book talks every chance that we can. There WILL NOT be a spelling test this week. Students will have spelling and grammar practice every day of the week. Vocabulary is taught and practiced three times a week. Creative writing and handwriting skills are taught and practiced twice a week.  Students will work on creative writing pieces that involve the theme of being thankful for the month of November! Check out the link below for extra vocabulary practice at home!

http://www.vocabularyworkshop.com/

Religion - In Religion the students will learn chapter 6 this week. There WILL NOT be a Religion quiz this week. Students should be studying their notes in regards to the chapter that we are learning about every night. We will focus on the prayer the Hail Holy Queen for the month of November!

S.S. - In S.S. the students will continue their Native American unit! The students will compare and contrast PA Native American tribes - Algonquin and Iroquois. Students will also learn about the culture and way of life of the Native Americans. Students should be studying their notes every night.

GRADE 5

 

Religion - In Religion the students will work on finishing up their saint reports. We will focus on the prayer the Hail Holy Queen for the month of November.

S.S. - In S.S. the students will review lessons 1 & 2, and learn lesson 3 of Chapter 4 - Ancient Egypt Civilization! I am planning on the students starting their Ancient Egypt group projects this week! Students should be studying their notes every night.

HAVE A BLESSED AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING,

Ms. Kristie