Fourth Grade

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy Fall! This month all fourth-grade students will be taking benchmark assessments. Once all tests are complete, teachers will be able to better assess how to support students needs and see their current academic levels. Students have now assimilated into their new classroom routines and should be aware of the expectations, especially homework that must be completed each night by showing all work. Please be mindful that October 22, 2019 the fourth grade teachers will be hosting their first parent academy in the mini building, in which parents/guardians can learn how to better support students at home using scaffolds (teachers will also give out manipulatives etc to keep!). Looking ahead, October 9th school will be closed for Yom Kippur and October 14th for Columbus Day. In addition on October 31st, students are encouraged to dress up as their favorite book character!

As a reminder, if there are any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to email your teacher or meet with us every Tuesday from 2:35-3:15pm in the school cafeteria.

From,

Mrs. Lugo-Lisath, Mrs. Rose-Lantigua, Mrs. Spencer

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:

Math – Fluently Adding and Subtracting Multi-Digit Numbers

Reading: Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story

Writing: Writing Realistic Fiction-The Arc of the Story

Science: Energy

Social Studies: Geography of New York State

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Students of the Month:

4-1: Ray-Sean Williams

4-2: Ashley Rojas

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

Parent Workshops:

Date: October 22, 2019

Time: 2:35pm

Topic: Scaffolds and Supports for ELA and Math

Take-Aways: handouts consisting of graphic organizers, plastic sleeves, manipulatives and much more will be given out

Location: M7/8 (Mrs. Lugo- Lisath & Mrs. Rose- Lantigua’s classroom in the mini building )

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Mrs. Lugo-Lisath

Email address: klugo@schools.nyc.gov

Teacher: Mrs. Rose-Lantigua

Email: Krose2@schools.nyc.gov

Teacher: Mrs. Spencer

Email: MCordero6@schools.nyc.gov