Class 4B

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Mr. Dender’s / Mrs. Schroeder Class 4B

Rising 4th graders

Math: Practice multiplication fact 1 to 12 / practice the IXL skills allotted for 3rd grade and 4th grade

Religion: Pray every day

Reading: Summer Reading List below

Entering Grade 4

  • Animals Nobody Loves (2007) By Seymour Simon
    In 26 giant photographs — of a roaring grizzly, a piranhas razor-sharp teeth, a rattlesnakes poisonous fangs — Seymour Simon reveals the truth about nature’s most misunderstood animals and lets the reader decide what to really think about natures grossest, fiercest, and most fascinating survivors.
  • Becoming Muhammad Ali (2019) by Kwame Alexander and James Patterson
    Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age seventeen in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced, and his discovery of boxing.
  • Clementine (2006) by Sarah Pennypacker
    An eight-year-old, artistic, but impulsive girl named Clementine, characterized by her flaming red curls. In spite of her good but misunderstood intentions, she frequently finds herself being sent to the principal’s office for her lack of cooperation and characteristic imperfections.
  • The Case of the Lost Boy: Buddy Files Series # 1 (2010) by Dori Hillestad Butler
    “My name is King. I am a dog. I am also a detective.” King has a very big mystery to solve. His family is missing, and he’s been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn’t his beloved human (Kayla) come to get him? Mystery fans and dog lovers will be swept up in Dori Hillestad Butler’s funny, satisfying story…and left eager for Buddy’s next adventure.
  • The Great Shelby Holmes (2016) by Elizabeth Eulberg
    When eleven-year-old John Watson moves downstairs, Shelby finds something that’s eluded her up unitl now: a friend. The easy-going John isn’t sure of what to make of Shelby, but he soon finds himself her most-trusted (read: only) partner in a dog-napping case that’ll take both their talents to crack.
  • Toys Go Out (2006) by Emily Jenkins
    Toys Go Out is a collection of six stories that reveal the small adventures of the same group of toys; the stories are not chronologically connected. In each story, the toys learn about the world in which they live and their place in it.
  • Titan and the Wild Boars : the true cave rescue of the Thai soccer team (2019) by Susan Hood and Pathana Sornhiran
    It is the true story of the Thai soccer team that was trapped in a cave in 2018 and had to be rescued by divers when the cave complex flooded.
  • Who Is/Was…? (2002-2021) by Various Authors
    Who Was? series is a phenomenal source for learning history. The biographical books are fun to read, packed with information and obscure details, and they’re careful to show how the topics are relevant today.
  • Wild River (2009) by P. J. Petersen
    It’s Ryan versus the river in a race against time to save his brother’s life. When twelve-year-old Ryan reluctantly agrees to join his experienced older brother Tanner on a camping trip, he could never have dreamed this would turn into the most frightening day of his life.
  • Wishtree (2017) by Katherine Applegate
    Red is the neighborhood “wishtree” — people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with her crow friend Bongo and other animals who seek refuge in Red’s hollows, this “wishtree” watches over the neighborhood.


Rising 5th grade students can find their summer work in there bookbag or pick up from the office at St. Jane DeChantal School


Helpful Links




Storytown 4th Grade Grammar Book

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Specials Schedule

Monday – Library (Every other week)

Tuesday – Spanish/Art

Wednesday – Computer/Phys. Ed.

Thursday – Health (2nd Half of the Year)

Friday – Music

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Class Rules:

  • Follow directions the first time.
  • Raise your hand.
  • Wait your turn.
  • Respect others with your words and actions.
  • Complete your homework on time.

If you can be anything, be kind.

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