Grade 4

October 2019

Hello families,

I will be updating this page monthly to fill you in on what students are doing in each subject, provide useful links to promote learning at home, and share both pictures and videos from our class. You can also follow us on Class DoJo by downloading the app! A few reminders for this month:

  • Theme Day is on Friday, October 11.
  • Packers dress up day is Monday, October 16. GO PACK GO!!!
  • Students in 4th Grade will begin visiting Hillside Manor residents once per month beginning Monday, October 14.
  • Socktober Challenge! In conjunction with the "Soles Walk for Catholic Education", SKDS is having a contest called the "Socktober Challenge". From October 9 through October 16, bring any loose change for our classroom sock decorated by the Builders Club. The 4-8th grade homeroom with the highest average per student will win a comfy day. If the students raise $500 collectively, the reward will be a Sundae Bar. 
  • The 4th graders will be leading the Living Rosary in the gym on Wednesday, October 16 at 8:20am. 
  • There are no classes on Thursday 10/17 or Friday 10/18 for students. 
  • Don't forget to purchase your GLITZ tickets for the evening of Saturday, November 2. The 4th graders are putting together a "Spa Night" basket as our auction item. Each student is asked to bring $7 to help cover the cost of items purchased and made. All monies raised benefits our school and students! 

What’s going on this month?

Language: Students are learning new vocabulary words, writing narratives, learning to use reference materials, analyzing informational texts, and building confidence with understanding grammar concepts.

Math: Students are learning about multiplication and comparison problems. 


Science: After studying Earth's features and land forms, we are now learning about natural hazards. Everyone did a magnificent job with their land models! 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Many Blessings!

Mrs. Anderson





Noticias de la Sra. Ganske 

During Spanish class, the students are observing “Hispanic Heritage Month”. This is a special month that provides the opportunity to give recognition to people that come from a Hispanic heritage background. Last week the 4th grade class had a guest speaker, Mrs. Maria Ramirez. She talked to the class about traditional holidays, foods, and clothing from her heritage country of Mexico. She also explained to the students how she has been able to combine American and Mexican influences while raising a family in the United States. She shared childhood memories and previous experiences from multiple trips to Mexico. The kids had a blast! Especially when it was time to try on some traditional clothing and taste “conchas”, “dulce de tamarindo”, and other Mexican delicatessen. Throughout the school year, students will have a chance to experience different activities that are focused on cultural immersion. These experiences are very important for the students and they make learning Spanish more meaningful and memorable. I will keep you updated on every one of these activities. Mrs. Ganske

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