Welcome to my class page! You can learn more about me here.

I wanted to be a teacher from a young age. My two younger brothers were my students and to this day they remind me of how I used to take them on imaginary class trips and make them dress up for class plays. I have taught fourth grade for most of these 39 years and I never get tired of it. I still love when I see the imaginary “light bulb” go on over their heads and I realize they understand a new concept that’s been taught . Every year there is a new group of students and a new adventure. I learn as much from them as they do from me. The fourth grade is a busy year with three State tests that are given: ELA, Math, and Science. The students love going to our new Science lab and exploring different topics. We use the chromebooks and Ipads for all our subjects, for projects, fun, and differentiation. Most importantly, we are a Catholic School. I teach the students the Ten Commandments, the Works of Mercy, etc. not just from a textbook (words) but from doing and seeing (actions).

January 24

Catholic Schools Week Mass 10AM

Open house 11am Come visit

Grade 4

Math – p. 146 and 170 on looseleaf due Monday

Religion test Chapter 12 Monday

Free Dress down Monday Red, white, and Blue

Grade 5

Math- addition quiz fractions and mixed numbers

Thursday – Religion test on Confirmation

January 23

Grade 4

Math – finish pp. 105 and 106 in workbook

Math weekend homework- do on looseleaf/ use a full heading

text book pages 146 and 170

Religion test Chapter 12 Monday

gym tomorrow

Trip $ due tomorrow

Grade 5

math – p. 137/textbook #29-38 do in notebook

Science quiz tomorrow investigation 4

Monday Math quiz adding fractions and mixed numbers

January 22

Grade 4

Math- finish pp. 123 and 124 in workbook

Religion test Monday- chapter 12

Grade 5

Math – p. 94

Science quiz Friday Investigation 4

Math quiz Monday/ addition of fractions and mixed numbers with reducing

January 21

Grade 4

****I’m sorry that not all tests have been returned- some children are still doing make-ups

Math quizzes have been returned

Morning math tomorrow

math p. 202/text 1-8 show work in notebook

Religion test Monday – chapter 12

Grade 5

Math p. 92

Science quiz investigation 4 Friday

math quiz- Monday

January 16

Attend mass

No school tomorrow and Monday

Grade 4

Catch up on classwork and homework

Math – finish p. 143/ finish classwork

Grade 5

Math – finish classwork p 86 and 88 (workbook)

January 15

Dress down tom $1

grade 4

Math p. 99/1-3 and p. 100/1,2

Science take home test due Tuesday

Math grade 5

Math textbook p. 54-71/ show work/use notebook

January 14th

Please send in your Arts and Crafts permission slips in tomorrow

Grade 4

Math p. 78/13-21 use notebook (area models)

Due to so many people being absent Thursday’s post test is now a Take home test due next Tuesday

Grade 5

Religion test tom/ see notebook

Math p. 87 workbook

January 13

Baptismal projects due tomorrow (It is counted as a question on the religion test)

Arts and Crafts Thursday for grades 4 and 5/ bring in permission slips

Grade 4

4th grade classwork

Read Maniac magee chapter 14 and answer questions

- What was Maniac’s reception at Amanda’s home?
- Why did Maniac make a special point on checking the house number at the Beales?
- How did Maniac affect the Beale household?
- What are three particular things Maniac loved about his new life?

ELA progress book p.134

Voc. pp.64-66

Religion test tom/notes from today copy into Religion notebook

colors:Christmas/ white/gold Christmas thru Baptism of Jesus King herod incarnation myrrh

Magi Bethlehem Epiphany gold

Ordinary time color: green 2 parts, evangelists/gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke and John (john is not usually read during Ordinary time) ***you do not need to know the symbols for the evangelists

Bible search

What story is it? Use the good news bible Matthew 21:12-17 ______________________

Luke 10:25-37 ______________________ John13:31-35 ______________________ Mark 8:1-10 ____________________

Religion test tomorrow/ see notebook

Science post test Thursday

Math p. 77/area models use notebook

Grade 5

Math p. 85/1-13 (workbook)

Science quiz tom/study notes

Religion – chapters 7 and 14/ Wednesday

January 10

Attend mass

Baptismal sheet due Tuesday (both classes)

Grade 4

Science quiz Monday/ investigation 5

Post test Thursday/ We will star the important pages in lablearner on Monday

Tuesday- Religion test Chapters 7 and 14

Grade 5

Math quiz Monday – lessons 1-4/ see notebook

Science quiz Tuesday- investigation 3

Religion test Wednesday Chapters 7 and 14

January 9

Baptismal sheet due Tuesday (both classes)

Grade 4

math – workbook p. 92

Science quiz Monday investigation 5

Post test next Thursday

Religion test Tuesday (Christmas and Ordinary time)

Grade 5

Math – workbook p. 76

Monday – math quiz

Tuesday- investigation 3

Wednesday – Religion test (Christmas and Ordinary time)

January 8

Baptismal sheet due Tuesday (both classes)

Math- test tom/see notebook

Science quiz Monday investigation 5/ Post test next week

Grade 5

Morning math tom

Math p. 78 workbook

check test schedule for next week

- Math Monday lessons 1-3
- Tuesday- investigation 3

Jan. 7

Baptism sheet due Tuesday (both classes)

Grade 4

math quiz Thursday/ see Math notebook for practice test

Morning math tomorrow

Math homework p. 102/1-6 area models

7-14/regular

Science quiz moved to Monday

Grade 5

Math p. 104/21-28

you must show work

Math quiz Monday on lessons 1-4

Morning math /Thursday

Jan. 6, 2020

Happy 2020!

Grade 4

Math – worksheet

Study practice test in math notebook

Morning math Wednesday

Grade 5

Math text/notebook p. 104/13-20

You must write the 8 factor trees in your notebook

Dec. 20

Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year.

Thank you for all the party items, cards, gifts, and good wishes.

Don’t forget to get to Mass.

Vacation homework due January 6th.

Dec. 19

Grade 4

Christmas gifts were sent home ask your child about the gift tags/ DO NOT LOSE THEM

Gym tomorrow

Mass 9am

“Weekend ” homework for Math and ELA were sent home yesterday

Math test on Chapter 5 after vacation

Dismissal tomorrow 3pm

Dec. 18

Thank you to all the parents who helped the students get into their costumes last night!!!!!

I definitely couldn’t have done it without you. They did a great job.

Grade 4

Math “weekend” homework was sent home today. / Show all work due Jan. 6th

Test on Chapter 5 after the vacation/ Please memorize your x facts

Grade 5

Math p. 76/workbook 1-6 only

***you must make the chart in your Math notebook

Dec. 17

No homework tonight

Christmas Concert tonight

Be in the classroom by 5:30/ wear red or green *No sneakers or jeans

Morning Math grade 4 tomorrow

Morning math grade 5 Thursday

Dear Parents,

If you are helping the students get dressed for the pageant please see me when you drop off your child. Thank you, Mrs. Seliste

Dec. 16

Grade 4

Religion test tomorrow/see notebook

Math p. 71 workbook

Study songs for tomorrow’s concert

Tomorrow night be here no later than 5:30pm

wear red or green/ no jeans or sneaker

Grade 5

Math test tomorrow chapter 4

Homework – finish pp. 67,71 and 72 for test prep

Dec. 13

Attend Mass

Grade 4

ALL COSTUMES MUST BE IN MONDAY

Parents please let me know if you can help out Tuesday night or Wednesday afternoon (1 o’clock) for the Christmas Concert

Math quiz Monday on Chapter 5 lessons 1-4

Religion test Tuesday on the Liturgical year and Advent

Grade 5

Science quiz Monday- Investigation 2

Math test Tuesday Chapter 4

Dec. 12

Grade 4

Gym tomorrow

Math p. 66 workbook

Study songs for show

Please send in costumes no later than Monday with your child’s name on it

Math quiz Monday Chapter 5/ lessons 1-4

Religion- test Tuesday on Chapters 6 and 13

Grade 5

Math – p. 70 workbook

Math test Monday chapter 4

Science quiz Tuesday Investigation 2

Dec 11

Grade 4

Math workbook p. 68

Study times tables

Study songs for Christmas Show

Religion test next week/ Advent and Liturgical year chapters 6 and 13 (TUESDAY)

Math quiz- next week Chapter 5/ lessons 5-1 through 5-4 (MONDAY)

Grade 5

Math test next week Chapter 4

Math text/ use notebook

p. 92/9-24

Morning Math tomorrow

Dec. 10

Grades 4 and 5 have a Science test tomorrow

Grade 5

Religion test Thursday

Math p. 68

Grade 4

Math p. 64

Study song sheet

Morning math tomorrow

Dec. 6

Attend Mass

No school Monday Immaculate Conception

Both classes have Science quizzes on Wednesday

Dismissal Tuesday 11:30/ report cards

Grade 4

Math weekend homework/ see Dec. 5th

Grade 5

Religion test Thursday on Advent and the Liturgical year

Dec. 5

Mass tomorrow 9am

Full day of School

gym tomorrow

FYI Both classes will have a Science quiz next week but NOT Tuesday

Grade 4

Math weekend homework/ pack due Tuesday pp. 27,29, 30 (I crossed out p.28)

Dec. 3

Grade 4

Math test Thursday- chapter 4

Morning Math tomorrow

Grade 5

No homework tonight

Morning Math Thursday

December 1

Grade 4

Math test Thursday- chapter 4

Math homework- textbook/notebook p. 82/1-5 and p. 83/15-20

Religion Reconciliation project due Dec. 4th

Grade 5

Math p. 58 workbook

Nov. 27

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Thank you to both classes for the very generous gifts.

Grade 4 – no Math weekend homework

Nov. 26

I hope everyone had fun making butter today. It was delicious!!!!

Tomorrow Mass is at 9am

Dismissal is at 12 noon

Thursday is Thanksgiving and Sunday begins the season of Advent

Grade 4

Bring in a drink

Math- study your times tables

Grade 5

Science Packs are due tomorrow

Nov. 22

Next week the 4, 5, and 2nd grade will be making butter together on Tuesday. Please send in the following supplies before Tuesday: small, clean glass jars with lid, small container of heavy cream, any kind of crackers to put the butter on Thank you, Mrs. Seliste

-Attend Mass

Grade 4

Math quiz Monday/ see notebook for sample quiz

Tuesday Quiz on Investigation 3

Grade 5

Math quiz Tuesday

Science pack- 10 questions due Wednesday/ use your Science notebook and the computer to help you

Nov. 21

Dress down $1

ice cream $1

Gym tom

Grade 4

Math p. 85/ questions and answers/ do in notebook

Math quiz Monday

Science quiz Tuesday

Grade 5

Math p. 54/ use notebook

Nov. 20

Grade 4

Next week the 4, 5, and 2nd grade will be making butter together on Tuesday. Please send in the following supplies before Tuesday: small, clean glass jars with lid, small container of heavy cream, any kind of crackers to put the butter on Thank you, Mrs. Seliste

Math p.73 text book/study x tables

Math Quiz Monday only on lessons one and two for Chapter 4

Grade 5

Math -p. 53/9-12 and p. 54/1-4 (Use the long and short way alternately)

Morning math tomorrow

Bring in supplies for Science activity-

*** These supplies are per group (students should know who is in their group)

Supplies needed for lab on tomorrow: celery stalk with leaves on it

3 small Baggies, 1 cup of jelly, tissue paper(1 piece), 1 tea bag

Nov. 19

Next week the 4, 5, and 2nd grade will be making butter together on Tuesday. Please send in the following supplies before Tuesday: small, clean glass jars with lid, small container of heavy cream, any kind of crackers to put the butter on Thank you, Mrs. Seliste

Grade 4

Math p. 54

Morning Math tomorrow

Grade 5

*** These supplies are per group (students should know who is in their group)

Supplies needed for lab on Thursday: celery stalk with leaves on it

3 small Baggies, 1 cup of jelly, tissue paper(1 piece), 1 tea bag

Math – finish classwork pp. 51 and 52

Religion test tomorrow chapters 4 and 5 Baptism /see notebook

Morning Math Thursday

Nov.18

Grade 4

Math p. 52 workbook/ draw the place value models in your workbook /see question 1

Grade 5

Math p. 50 WB

Science test Post test tom

Religion test on Baptism Ch4 and 5 Wednesday

Nov. 15

Attend Mass

Math weekend homework- p.66/questions and answers on looseleaf

Religion test Monday chapter 3

Grade 5

Science test Tuesday- post test

Religion test Wednesday- Baptism

Nov. 14

Gym tomorrow

Ice cream $

Grade 4

Science test Investigation 2/tomorrow

Math Weekend homework p. 66/text book

due Monday on looseleaf /questions and answers

Religion test Monday chapter 3

Nov. 13

Grades 4 and 5

Math chapter 3 test and mixed review (see notebook) STUDY

Grade 4 Science investigation 2/ study lablearner book

Grade 4-Religion test Monday Chapter 3

Grade 5 Science Post test Monday on Microscopes and Magnification

Nov. 12

Grade 4 and 5

Math worksheet tonight

Math chapter test on Thursday and mixed review (work from previous chapters)

Morning math Grade 4 tomorrow

Morning math grade 5 Thursday

Grade 5

Science quiz tomorrow Investigation 5/ check outline I gave today

Grade 4

Science quiz Friday Investigation 2/ Human Body Book

Nov. 6

Grade 4

Religion- keep on the look out for Modern Day Good Samaritans

Math – workbook p. 47

Chapter 3 test next week and mixed review

Grade 5

Religion- Baptismal fonts due tomorrow

Math- text p. 62/1-16/do in notebook

Chapter 3 test next week and mixed review

Nov. 5

Science quiz investigation 1/human body

Math- p. 44/use notebook

Morning Math tomorrow

Grade 5

Math p. 48

Morning math Thursday

Nov. 1

Attend Mass

Quiz Monday for both classes on the computer/ Red ribbon week (Notes in Science notebook)

Grade 4

Weekend homework

Math text p. 44/ Fluency Practice/ do in notebook

Questions and Answers/ show all work

Science Investigation 1 quiz Wednesday/The Human Body

Religion test Monday- chapter 11

Oct. 31

Happy Halloween

Be Safe

Gym tomorrow

Mass tomorrow All Saint’s Day 9am

3 o’clock dismissal tomorrow

Grade 4 weekend homework

Math text p. 44/ Fluency Practice/ do in notebook

Questions and Answers/ show all work

Oct. 30

Dress down / no costumes

Both classes have a Science quiz Monday on Red ribbon week/ notes are in Science notebook (on the computer)

Grade 4

Religion test chapter 11 Monday

Math p. 39 workbook

Grade 5

Math p. 26 workbook/ word problems

Oct.29

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OUR CHAPERONES FOR A FUN TRIP!!!!!

Angels due 11/4

Saint Banners due 10/31

Drug posters are late

Both classes have a math quiz tomorrow/ study

Both classes have a Science quiz on Monday /red ribbon week (on the computer)

Grade 4

Morning math tom

Religion test Chapter 11 moved to Monday due to Halloween

Grade 5

Morning math Thursday

Oct. 28

Trip tomorrow

Chaperones please be here by 9:15 The bus is leaving by 9:30

Gym clothes and sneakers

bring breakfast

you may bring in $ for the trip

Saint Banners due 10/31

Angels due 11/4

Grade 4

Math – p. 53/text odd numbers

Grade 5

Math p. 38 workbook

Oct. 25

Attend Mass

Saint Banners due 10/31

Angels due 11/4

Both classes have a math quiz on Wednesday

Grade 4

Religion test Chapter 11 Friday

Grade 5

Drug Poster due Tuesday

Oct. 24

Grade 4

Drug poster due tom

Math p. 38

Gym tom

Pizza day

Grade 5

Math p.34

Oct. 23

grade 4

Math p. 36

Science test tomorrow

Drug Poster due Friday

Work on Religion banner and angel

Grade 5

Math – p.34

Morning math tomorrow

Oct. 22

Grade 4

Parents who were picked for the trip, please remember to send in your $15 Thank you, Mrs. Seliste

Math p. 34/ show all work and do not leave blanks/ you may use looseleaf or graph paper

Science test Thursday Investigations 1-5

Morning Math tomorrow

Grade 5

**Arts and Crafts Club is meeting Thursday after school for Grade 5 only. Please return your permission slip tomorrow.**

Math p. 32/ show all work and do not leave blanks

Morning Math on Thursday

Oct. 21

Religion projects have been handed out in both classes. Please ask your child for the papers.

Saint project due 10/31

Angel due 11/4

Grade 4

Science test Thursday- look over investigations 1-5 in lablearner book

The following parent’s have been picked to accompany us on our trip

Mrs. O’Hare Mrs. Zirino

Mrs. Aviles Mrs. Nania

Mrs. Beenders

***You can now send in your $ for the trip. Thank you, Mrs. Seliste

Oct.18

***Trip $ was due today. Parents will be notified Monday if you have been selected to accompany us on our trip and then you may send in your $15. Just a reminder if you have not taken the Virtus workshop you can not be picked to come with us. Sorry, Mrs. Seliste

Attend Mass

Get Progress reports signed and return to school on Monday

Both classes have a Chapter 2 Math test Monday with Mixed Review from Chapter 1 as part of the test

Grade 4

Please check and clean out your folders and school bags

Science test Thursday on Investigations 1-5 (lab learner book)

The Unit test is graded as follows:

30% test 30% Performance Assessment Activity (This will be done in lab)

20% Participation 20%(lab learner book)

Oct. 17

Grade 4

*** Mr. O’Brien spoke to all the students this morning about school uniforms and water bottles. Please ask your child what was said.

Thank you. Mrs. Seliste

Gym tomorrow

Math weekend homework- worksheet chapter 2 practice/ read the whole question and follow the directions

Show all work on the paper NOT on a separate piece of paper

Tonight’s Math homework- Mathletics FINISH ASSIGNMENTS DUE ON 10/18

Grade 5

Math hw/classwork- finish worksheet

Please read ALL the directions . Some questions have more than one direction.

Religion- work on Religion slide (Joyful Mysteries)

Oct. 16

Trip $ and consent slips due Friday

Grade 4

Math homework- test corrections/ return test corrections and tests for Mr. O’Brien to see

Math test Monday chapter 2

Science quiz Investigation 5 tomorrow

Grade 5

Morning math tomorrow 7:30am

Science quiz tomorrow investigation 4

Oct. 15

Return permission slip and $ for trip

Grade 4

Morning Math tomorrow

Go on Mathletics/ work on assigned activities

Math test chapter 2/ Oct. 21

Science quiz Investigation 5 /Thursday

Grade 5

Math test chapter 2/Oct.21

Science quiz Investigation 4/ Thursday

Morning math Thursday

Oct.11

Attend Mass

No school Monday for Columbus Day Observance

Terra Nova Testing next week bring lots of sharpened #2 pencils

Grades 4 and 5 will have Sciences quizzes on Thursday

Grades 4 and 5 will have Math chapter tests on Oct. 21st

Oct. 10

Dress down in pink $1

ice cream $1

Grade 4

Math p. 31

Gym tomorrow

Next week Terra Nova testing- bring in lots of sharpened #2 pencils

Grade 5

Math p. 25

***Due to Terra Nova next week Math chapter 2 test must be postponed until Monday, October 21st

Oct. 9

Grade 4

Math p. 27 workbook

Religion test tomorrow- chapters 9 and 10

Grade 5

Math – correct last night’s homework p. 29

Oct. 8

Grade 4

Math p. 25

Morning Math tomorrow 7:30am

Religion test on chapters 9 and 10 Thursday

Grade 5

Morning Math Thursday 7:30am

Math – p. 29 /follow my directions from class

Oct. 7

Grade 5

Math p. 23 show all work

Morning math Thursday

Science quiz Investigation 3 tomorrow

Grade 4

Math p. 32,33/ even numbers use /textbook and book (up to number 30)

Science quiz tomorrow

Religion test – 1st and 2nd commandments Thursday

Morning math Wednesday

Oct. 4

Attend Mass

Grade 4

Math- Test Monday Chapter 1

Science quiz Tuesday Investigation 4

Religion test Thursday- chapters 9 and 10

Grade 5

Science quiz Tuesday Investigation 3

Math test chapter 2 Thursday

Oct. 3

Grade 4

Math p. 32,33 / odd numbers only up to 31

textbook/ notebook

quiz tom

full uniform tomorrow no gym

dismissal tom 12

weekend homework /math pack due Monday

Grade 5

Math p. 21 workbook

Oct. 2

Grade 4

Math – complete p. 21/ use workbook and notebook ***Please follow the directions about rounding found on the top of p. 21

Math quiz chapter 2/ lessons 1-4 Friday 10 questions/ see Math notebook

Math test Monday study test corrections for Chapter 1

This week begins weekend homework/ A Math pack will be handed out tomorrow

Grade 5

Religion test tomorrow chapter 19/ Feast day sheet due tomorrow (It is part of the test grade)

Oct. 1

Grade 4

Math- Use your test corrections to study for Monday’s test, if you have any questions please ask me tomorrow

workbook p. 22/ estimating use the looseleaf for the rounding then put the answers in the workbook

Math quiz Friday on Lessons 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4

Grade 5

Math p. 38/1-6 only text/notebook

Quiz tomorrow on lessons 2-1 and 2-2

Religion test Thursday chapter 19

Sept. 30

Grade 4

Math – make test corrections /**** this was explained in class

Math quiz Friday on lessons 1-4/ chapter 2

Grade 5

Math – finish pp. 19,20 in workbook

Math quiz Wednesday L1 and L2

Religion test Chapter 19

Sept.27

Attend Mass

Both classes have Science quizzes Monday/ study lablearner booklet

Grade 4

Book order due Thursday

Grade 5

Religion test Thursday chapter 19

Sept. 25

Grade 4

Math p. 22/text show all work /DO ON LOOSE LEAF

Grade 5

Math p. 22/ text show all work / DO ON LOOSE LEAF

Science quiz Investigation 2 Monday

Sept. 24

Grade 4 and 5 Math test tomorrow chapter 1

Grade 5 Science quiz Friday Investigation 2

Grade 4

Math p. 20 and 21 (text)/#3 and 4 ***Do in notebook

Grade 5

Math p. 20(text)/1-4 ***Do in notebook

Sept. 20

Attend Mass

Grade 4

Science quiz Monday Investigation 2

Math chapter 1 test next Wednesday

Grade 5

Science quiz Investigation 2 next week

Math chapter 1 test next week

Sept. 19

There are still many students who are missing headphones and book socks. Please send them into school as soon as possible. Thank you

Grade 4

Math p. 16/ show all work/ use words

Science quiz- investigation 2 Monday/ study lab learner

Grade 5

Math p. 10/ show work/ use words

Sept. 18

Grade 4

Math p. 11

Religion test tom chapter 8

Grade 5

Math p. 9

Religion test tom chapter 3

September 17

Please send in a book sock and headphones or earbuds to be used in class.

Some students have still not returned their blue health cards, photo release form, computer rules, etc. that were handed out the first week of school

Grade 4

Religion test- chapter 8 Thursday

Math p. 9 workbook

Science- start studying the vocabulary for investigation 2

Grade 5

Science quiz on investigation 1 tomorrow/ study lablearner book

Religion test chapter 3 Thursday

Math p. 15 workbook

September 16

Please send in all headphones or earbuds in a plastic bag with your child’s name on it

Math text books will be given out tomorrow/ please send in a book sock

Grade 4

Math notebook- write the 2, 3 and 4 times tables twice from 0-12

Religion test Thursday chapter 8

Grade 5

Math p. 13 workbook/ please finish classwork p. 14

Science quiz Wednesday investigation 1/ study lab learner book

Religion- chapter 3 test Thursday

September 12

Grade 4

Math- worksheet

Quiz on lessons 1-4 Monday

Science quiz tomorrow lesson 1- study lab learner book / all answers were done in class

Gym tomorrow

Grade 5

Math p.11

Quiz tomorrow lessons 1 and 2

Science quiz next week investigation 1

Sept. 9, 2019

Grade 4

Math- p. 5 workbook

Return yes/no slips signed

Cover Religion workbook

Grade 5

Math – study lessons one and two in workbook

Quiz Friday on lessons 1 and 2/ and vocabulary

Sept. 10

Grade 4

Math p. 7/workbook

Math workbook please check that pages 1-8 are completed

Science quiz soon study vocabulary books went home today

Grade 5

Math-Quiz Friday lessons 1 and 2

Science- study vocabulary

Sept. 11

Grade 4

Math WS

Quiz Monday – study lessons 1-4 in workbook

Science quiz Friday study lablearner book Investigation 1

Grade 5

Math p.5

Quiz Friday