Class 4B

Mrs. Maria Pastrick 4B 


January 23, 2022

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! May your year be filled with peace, prosperity and love. May God’s blessings shower upon you and bestow upon each of you a bright, healthy and peaceful new year.  Thank you for all your thoughtful and generous cards, photo cards, messages, and gifts.  I am truly blessed to have such kind, supportive parents and wonderful children in 4B!

As a new teacher at St Jane School, I graciously ask for your patience as we continue to work diligently to complete the set up and access of related links, accounts, and classroom information.  As this information becomes available, I will communicate and share via website updates, remind app, and/or email.  If you have any questions or need to reach out to me, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Specials Schedule 4B

Monday – no specials at this time.

Tuesday – Spanish (every other week)/Art

Wednesday – Physical Education/ Library

Thursday – Computer Class/Health (2nd Half of the Year)

Friday – Music 


Important Dates

Sunday, January 30, 2022 Catholic School Week Opening Mass Mass 10am, Main Church, Open House 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., Scholastic Book Fair 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m., Band Concert 2:00 p.m.

Monday, January 31, 2022  Celebrating Vocations: Family Rosary 6:30 p.m. Chapel – More information to follow

Tuesday, February 2, 2022   Celebrating our Nation: 5th Grade Vocabulary Parade – time TBD, Patriotic Door Decorating Extravaganza, Crazy Hat and Sock day with school uniforms!

Wednesday, February 2, 2022  Celebrating our Students: “Janer” Spirit wear casual day – dress in your school colors and show your school spirit!, Dance Marathon in gym, A special treat will be provided by our HSA to each class, No Homework Tonight!

Thursday, February 3, 2022  Celebrating our Community:  8:00 a.m. Academic Bowl Competition Grade 5 and 6, 9:00 a.m. Academic Bowl Competition Grades 7 and 8, 10:00 a.m. Kindergarten Olympics in gym, 11:00 a.m. Religion Bee Grades 1 and 2, 1:00 p.m. Religion Bee Grades 3 and 4, Shout out compliments for our healthcare workers and first responders (schoolwide).

Friday, February 4, 2022 Noon Dismissal (No Extended Care), Celebrating our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers:  8:15am End of CSW Mass, Ribbon cutting of our new playground (hopefully it will be ready)

Friday, February 18, 2022 8:15am Mass

Monday, February 21, 2022 No School, Presidents Day

Friday, February 25, 2022 8:15am Mass


Homework will be sent via remind daily.                   

Classwork assignments started in the week will be due Friday.  If the work is not completed during school hours, the students will be asked to finish for homework and hand in on Friday. The classroom assignments will be graded.                                                                   


Classwork for extended absent students:  Please review spelling words, reading, math, grammar/English, and social studies for test readiness. 


Quiz and Test Schedule

Moving forward, students can anticipate Math Quiz Tuesdays, Spelling Test Thursdays or Fridays, Religion Quiz Fridays. Reading/Vocab/Comprehension, Math, and Grammar Tests will be given once all material is covered and comprehension is achieved. I will give at least a two day notice on the reading test. Test and Quiz dates are subject to change based on student understanding and school schedule.


This Week and Next Week (Subject to Change): 

Religion: Unit 4, Chapter 14: We Honor and Obey. Focus: The fourth Commandment tell us to respect our parents and other people in authority. Quiz: Friday, January 28.

Math: Chapter 5:                                                                                                                                                                                                        Simple Solutions Quiz: Lessons 17-20: Quiz Tuesday, February 1.                                                                                                            Math: Chapter 5: Two and Three Quotient Division. Word Problems: Quiz Monday, January 24.   

Spelling: Spelling words Silent Letters p. 67. Test Friday, January 28.

Reading/Vocab/Comprehension: Unit 2 Week 4: Monday, January 24.                                                                                   


Science: Classification of Animals. Test: Tuesday, February 1.

Social Studies: All About Regions: Northeast Region. 

Writing: Famous American Research Report. Instructions and packet will be sent home Tuesday. Due January 31-February 4. Presentation schedule and due dates included.

Please note, all updated homework and test schedule will be communicated via Remind.



Chapter 13: p. 97. We Keep the Lord’s Day Holy. Focus: The Third Commandment tells us to celebrate the Eucharist, to rest, and to enjoy others’ company in honor of God’s day, Sunday.

Unit 4:                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Chapter 14: p. 117. We Honor and Obey. Focus: The Fourth Commandment tells is to respect our parents and other people in authority.


Chapter 5. Division, One Digit Quotient Remainder, Divisibility (2,3,5,10), Division- two and three digit quotients.  (5-1,5-2, 5-6, 5-7, 5-8, 5-9, 5-10). Zeros in the Quotient: (5-12). Find the Mean and Dividing Money (5-14, 5-16).

Social Studies

All About Regions: Northeast Region


Classification of Animals


 Spelling words Silent Letters p. 67.


Unit 2, Week 5:


Essential Question: How are writers inspired by animals?

Vocabulary: p. 148,149. Reading Writing Workshop

Story:  p. 174. Spiders. The Grasshopper Springs

Genre: Poetry

Comprehension Strategy: literary elements-meter and rhyme

Comprehension Skill: point of view



Introduction to Adjectives. p. 386. Descriptive Adjectives, Proper Adjectives (p.388), Numerical Adjectives: Adjectives That Tell How Many (p. 394), Numerical Adjectives (p. 394,395), Indefinite Adjectives (p.402).


Google Classroom Instructions

1. Open Google chrome
2. Click the circle icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen
3. Choose “sign in” or “log in” (student log in information – usernames and passwords have been provided inside their homework copybooks)
4. Enter your child’s stjaneschool username
5. You should then be promoted to enter your password.
6. Once logged in, went you refresh the Google chrome search engine page, your child’s  icon should appear up on the right.
7. Click on the waffle iron and choose Google classroom

Zoom Instructions for Meetings, FID (Flexible Instruction Days), and FVD (Full Virtual Days)

1. Open up Zoom                                                                                                                                                                                                           2. Join Meeting                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Enter Meeting ID: 784 093 5364                                                                                                                                                                        4. Zoom password will be provided via remind and/or student homework copybooks

SEAT SACKS- These sturdy items hang over the back of the chairs to hold soft covered books that do not fit in student desks.  These are $12.00 each. Please send money in an envelope labeled with student’s name and “SeatSack.”

STORAGE BIN–  Although we will be hanging up our backpacks and coats this year, in order to help some students stay organized, we are allowing students to bring in a storage bin about  18″ x 12″ x 12″ to hold personal items.  This bin will stay next to their desk in order to reduce movement throughout the classroom.

Please be sure to sign up for my Remind App — I will take a snapshot of the homework assignments and post remind daily.

Information on how to sign up for Remind was sent home in the take home folder.

To sign up simply:

Send a text to 81010

Text this message:



Amazon Wish List for Classroom

Please visit my amazon wish list for items for the class! Thank you so much for your generosity. I am so happy to be a Janer and I am really enjoying your children.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Many Blessings,

Mrs. Pastrick

Helpful Links




Storytown 4th Grade Grammar Book

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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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