Ms. Grant

September 23rd, 2018         Illustration Of Colorful Autumn Leaves.png

It was wonderful meeting so many of you at Back to School Night! I am so excited about the year ahead and I know that we will accomplish great things together! If you were not able to make it to Back to School Night, you can view the PDF version of our PowerPoint presentation here: Fourth Grade BSTN Powerpoint 2018-2019.pdf

This year we will be using the 'remind' app to easily send reminders to parents. If you haven't signed up yet, please text @lbcrs4-1 to 81010 (only sign up if your child's homeroom is 4-1). Please remember to also check the website on a weekly basis as I will keep you up-to-date with all of the great work your child is doing in school, as well as informing you of upcoming events, tests, and important reminders. 

Also, please remember to check Mrs. William's class page on a weekly basis to stay up-to-date on what's happening in Math, Science, and Religion. You can visit her page by clicking here: Mrs. Williams

Please be sure to send a note if there is a change in your child's usual dismissal. Also, students should bring a small, healthy snack and a bottle of water to school. Thank you!

This week, we will start a new lesson in Journey's. Our mentor text is My Brother Martin. Our target skill for this lesson is Author's Purpose. We will also work on explaining historical events, and working on monitoring our comprehension through questioning strategies. Students will have a new spelling list and there will be a spelling quiz on Friday 9/28. I have been able to meet with many students individually to get to know your child better as a reader. I will continue to meet with students this week so we can find strengths and areas of focus in his/her reading habits. Please remember that your child should be reading about 20 minutes each day and should be logging his/her reading in the reading folder. Reading Responses are due every Friday! 

Our grammar unit begins with a focus on sentences. We will continue working on finding the subject and predicate of a sentence, and more specifically identify simple and complete subjects and predicates. We are also reviewing types of sentences. There will be an ELA test on Subjects and Predicates on Tuesday 10/2. Extra Help will be held at 7:30 a.m. on 10/2.

Social Studies:
We will be starting off our Social Studies unit by looking into the geography of New York State. Students will become familiar with key vocabulary terms and begin to understand how glaciers helped form the geography of New York State. Students will be able to identify the different landforms we can find in New York State and be introduced to our first in-class project! 

Special Schedule:
Monday - Music
Tuesday - Library
Wednesday - Spanish & Gym
Thursday - Computer
Friday - Art

If you have any questions/concerns, please contact me at school (516-432-8900) or e-mail me at

I'm looking forward to a great year in 4th grade!