4th Grade

        Upcoming April & May Events:


April 3rd: Mass by 4th Grade

April 5th: Stations of the Cross by 4th grade

April 8th: No School

April 12th: $1 Spirit day (uniform pants with SJS or Dowling top), Stations of the Cross by 5th grade

April 18th: Living Last Supper at 2pm

April 19th: Lenten Retreat Day, Live Stations of the Cross at 2pm

April 22nd: No School- Easter Monday

April 26th: $1 Missions


May 1st: May Crowning by 5th grade, 4th Grade Class Party - 4th graders may wear PJs this day

May 6th-May 10th: Final Benchmarking Week

May 15th: Mass by 4th grade

May 17th: $1 Missions 

May 24th: $1 Spirit day (uniform pants with SJS or Dowling top), Track & Fun day, Final day of school- 1pm dismissal



4th Novel Study: (Please take a minute to read)

Students will be participating in a chapter book novel study. This will consist of 4 different group books, each based on the students' reading level. Students will be responsible for reading nightly chapters, completing comprehension questions, working on past skills, completing a literature circle role like question director for the day, etc. and of course participating in daily discussion with their group mates. It is very important that each student complete their nightly homework in order to participate with their group members. At this point students will no longer have Journey's tests or spelling which will eliminate studying and completing extra work. Students will also be given 30 minutes a day to start their homework so hopefully they will not be bringing too much home. Two of the books do require a parent signature, permission forms for those have already been sent home, please be sure to send those back as soon as possible if your child received one. This is the 5th year that 4th graders will be completing a novel study, and every year before has been a success ending with students really enjoying their books, enjoyment of being able to discuss with others and of course the change of pace for the end of the school year! Their novel study will start in mid-May and finish out the year. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.