Welcome to 4A with Mrs. Ivankovits
Homework is now posted daily to our Class Dojo page. Thank you for signing up! Daily announcements can also be found on Class Dojo. You can also check on your child’s behavior in class and see what points they’ve earned for good behavior! =)
Please remember to wash your masks and wear a clean mask each day that fits your face.
Keep up the good work! =)
- Monday: Computer
- Tuesday: Art
- Wednesday: P.E. (Wear gym clothes!)
- Thursday: None (until we find a Spanish teacher); Health second semester
- Friday: Music
What to Bring to School (Please put your NAME on everything):
- Jacket/St. Jane’s gym sweatshirt
- Tea towel/something to cover your desk and a Cold lunch (nothing that needs to be heated in a microwave! We’ll be eating in our classroom this year)
- Water bottle (drinking fountains are turned off!)
- Pencils, pencil box (and all the supplies you bought for the supply list)
- MASK with your NAME on it
- An extra mask, just in case
- Hand sanitizer/wipes
- Positive Attitude
This is our first full week of school! Expect your kiddos to need some extra energy to make it through a full five days in a row! We’re diving right in with full lessons, quizzes starting, and homework daily.
Tests and Quizzes:
Quizzes will be announced at least one day in advance (usually 2-3 days in advance) and tests will be announced about 4 days in advance (and usually longer with a sort of “we’ll have a test next week” warning when I know one is coming up but haven’t picked the exact day yet). We will always review together in class in the days before the test, and students will have something to take home, whether it’s a specific chapter or page range in the book, or a printed study guide to use.
Religion: Quiz at end of each chapter (about weekly), test at end of each unit
Math: Test at end of each chapter
Grammar: Test at end of unit, writing assignment
Reading: Weekly assessments, end of unit tests
Science and Social Studies: usually a qui mid-chapter to see how we’re doing, tests at the end of each chapter
Each subject could occasionally have projects as well. Not sure which ones and where, because covid has changed how I usually do projects!
We will not be on our Chrome books all day, every day right from the start. We’re going to start slow so that we can be sure everyone is on the same page. I like to keep the list of tech platforms pretty short so that there’s less tech to learn and more time for academics, but I do like it to be fun. My shortlist of platforms we’ll use is:
- PowerSchool and Schoology (these two programs work together)
- Google Docs/Slides/Sheets/Jamboard
- Nearpod (very much like a power point)
- ReadWorks.org, possibly Newsela
- Class Dojo
- GoNoodle (but this one is purely brain break fun)
- First in Math
Fourth grade is hard, but not impossible! We can do hard things. Just think- we’ve made it through quarantine Spring, a very weird end of school year, a strange summer, and now we’re coming back to school in a pandemic and doing school online! Wow! It’s hard, but we can do it!
Adventure is out there!
4th Grade Book List
The titles on our recommended reading list are popular with students of this age and vary by topic, interest and level of difficulty. The list will assist you in selecting engaging and appropriate reading material. Enjoy reading to and with your child; encourage independent reading as well. Highlighted books are ones I highly recommend. They can be found in the document below.
Newsela – to sign on click on the link below and follow directions to sign in. Or go to newsela.com and type in the code 3DMA7M and follow the directions.
*More parent information can be found online at www.stjaneschool.com/parents/