Subject Area Information

Social Studies Homework Due Tuesday, June 6th  
Read p. 209-210 and answer the following questions using complete sentences
*No homework pass may be used!
1.  What are the branches that make up our state government?
2.  What is the job of the legislative branch?
3. What are the houses that make up our state government? How long is the term for members of both houses? 
4.  Why are there more members of the Assembly? 
5. What is the role of the executive branch? Who makes up the executive branch? 
6. What is one of the governor's most important duties? List 2 other important jobs of the governor.
7. What is the job of the judicial branch? What is the highest court in New York State?
ELA Oral Report Information 
-June 1, 2017 - come to class with the name of the person you would like to do your oral presentation on (3 names on looseleaf)
Once their person is approved by me, students may not change the person they are doing their research reports on!
- June 14th - #1-10 will be presenting
- June 15th - #11-20/21 will be presenting
- On the day of your presentation, you may wear your gym uniform and bring in clothes to dress up as the person you are presenting.  
- A visual must be part of your presentation - can be a poster, a prop, or something on the iPad. Sources should be included in your visual. Wikipedia is not a source 
- Your presentation must be 1-2 minutes and should include a biography of your person, 3 interesting facts, and why you chose that person to research 
- Presentation must be live 

Check Out What Your Child Is Learning This Week!

Religion: Easter, Vocations, Conscience, Making good decisions, The Ten Commandments,  Weekly Gospel Reflections
Reading:  Main Idea and Key Details, Author's Purpose, Cause and Effect, Theme, Character Traits, Fact and Opinion, Text Features, Sequence of Events 
ELA: Reading/Writing using text details, Commonly Misused Words 

Social Studies:  Immigration


Important Information for Religion:
Alive in Christ Chapter Reviews
Alive in Christ provides online interactive online chapter reviews which gives students an opportunity for test preparation, and practice. This website also allows Faith-sharing features and resources geared to your family to encourage continued learning at home via games, multimedia activities, social media interaction, and topical articles. Please take the time to explore these wonderful resources!

Important Information for GoMath and Journeys Resources

Please click this link and visit the website for GoMath and Journey's resources.

The user name is the student's first initial and last name.
The password is Stagnes-4.  Please be sure to capitalize the letter "s"


The following is the rubric which is used for spelling tests:

4 - one error or less

3- two to six errors

2 - seven to ten errors

1 - more than ten errors

Students also need to use correct punctuation and spelling for the two sentences they are given to write.


Reading and writing are a very important part of our fourth grade curriculum in all subject areas.  It is important that this is reinforced at home.  Students should be encouraged to underline information in the text when working in their WORKBOOKS. The students are expected to use opening and closing sentences as well as details in their written responses.  There are also creative writing prompts listed in the links on my page to help practice writing mechanics and use of details.