March Homework

Posted on March 7, 2017

March 8
Read 40 minutes

Math pgs. 485-486

March 7
Read 40 Minutes
Math pgs. 479-480
Math test Friday, March 10th Chapter 8

March 6
Read 40 Minutes
Math pgs. 473-474
Math Quiz on Wednesday 8.1-8.3

March 2
Read 40 minutes
Math pgs. 465-466

March 1
Read 40 minutes

Math pgs. 459-460
Read next 2 chapters of colonial book clubs

February Homework

Posted on February 1, 2017

Thursday 2.16
Colonial Book Club Chapter 4
Math pgs. 433-434
Read 40 minutes

Wednesday 2.15
Colonial Book Club Chapter 3 Homework page
Math pgs. 427-428
Read 40 minutes

Tuesday 2.14
Colonial Book Club Chapter 2 Homework page
Math pgs. 421-422
Read 40 minutes

Monday 2.13
Complete Colonial Book Clubs Questions and Homework
Math pgs. 413-414
Read 40 minutes

Thursday 2.9
Math pgs. 401-402
Bring in Colonial Pictures from the internet
Read 40 minutes


Fourth Grade Newsletter

Posted on January 19, 2017

March 27

Dear Families,

I hope this letter finds you well.  It was lovely meeting with all of you this week! 

In class, we have dived into the events leading up to the Revolutionary War!! We began the week discussing the Stamp Act and the Committees of Correspondence which led us into the Townshend Acts, the Boston Massacre & Tea Party and finally, the Intolerable Acts.  The children were very angry that Britain thought they could control the colonists in such ways!  We have been using a great series named Liberty Kids to help foster their understanding.  It helps the children to understand the perspective of the colonists and what life was like for them in those times.  Each day, we watch a short episode, read an article and discuss the student’s thoughts, opinions, questions.  It is a very different approach but the class conversations that take place after these episodes are the most scholarly I’ve heard this year!! They are so engrossed in their learning and energetic about this topic.  I hope this high energy level continues through the battles of the American Revolution!

In science, we have been learning about magnets.  The children had their quiz this morning which will be handed back on Monday.  Magnets are important as they will lead us into electricity and circuits which is essential for them to understand in preparation for their New York State Science Exam.  We will continue to move onto electricity in the upcoming days.

In math, we have finished Chapter 9 and will have an assessment on Monday, March 27.  The children seemed to have a good and thorough understanding on this chapter and I have faith that they will do exceptionally well!  I am so proud of their progress in math these past few chapters!  Let’s keep up the amazing work!


This week, I announced all the quizzes and tests that will be given before I leave.  Below, you can find a list of the upcoming quizzes and tests before April 12th.  


Monday, March 27                                                Math Chapter 9

Friday, March 31                                                    Religion Quiz Chapter 11

Monday, April 3                                                      Math Quiz 10.1-10.4

Thursday, April 6                                                      Religion Quiz Chapter 12

Friday, April 7                                                           Math Test Chapter 10

Tuesday, April 11                                                    Science Quiz Electricity

This week coming up, we will take the New York State English Language Arts exam.  Today, your child received a blank piece of neon paper with lines and an envelope in his or her homework folder.  The children were not told to do anything with this paper other than to hand it to you and say look for Mrs. O’s email! Each year, I ask the parents to take some time when your child is not around and write them a letter of encouragement for the morning of the exam.   I ask that you do not tell them about this letter and let it be our surprise for them!

On Tuesday, when their nerves are shaking and their belly’s are filled with butterflies, they could probably use the comfort of a hug from mom! Obviously, you’re at work or home and can’t come and hold their hand but that’s when I distribute their sealed envelope and they get a quick letter of encouragement from the person who means the most in their life, you!  Make sure they know that this is just a test, that you love them and you are proud of them!!

Here’s what you need to do (if you would like to participate):

  1. DO NOT tell your child what the paper was for.
  2. Write them a letter when he or she not around.
  3. Fold the letter, seal it and write “FROM THE PARENTS OF: _________” on the cover, seal and send back in their homework folder.

I will collect on Monday morning during homeroom and ask for the envelope from mom or dad… feel free to also have any siblings or members of your family write on the paper, too.

Thanks so much for participating in advance! The children really LOVE it and usually end up keeping the letter to read each day!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at your earliest convenience!


Mrs.  Oktausk


January Homework

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Thursday 1.26

Math Questions 5-12 on Worksheet 1 and 1-12 on Worksheet 2
Study for Math Quiz 6.1-6.5

Wednesday 1.25
Science notebook – answer questions, ONE PARAGRAPH EACH

Math pgs. 349-350

Tuesday 1. 24
Read Background Information on Sleepy Hollow – Fill out graphic organizer.
Math pgs. 343-344
Read 35 minutes
*Replenish any missing supplies such as expo markers, glue sticks, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, etc.

Monday 1. 23
Colonial Craftspeople Gist Worksheet
Math pgs. 337-338 & study math vocabulary for chapter 6
Read 35 minutes
*Replenish any missing supplies such as expo markers, glue sticks, pencils, crayons, colored pencils, etc.


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