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).

Sept. 7

Grades 4 and 5

Attend Mass

Bring in earbuds/headphones to leave in school

Bring in a book sock for math text book

Science- study vocabulary p.1

Study x tables

Sept. 10

Grades 4 and 5

Math – worksheet

Don’t forget to send in a book sock for the Math text book

and earbuds/headphones to stay in school

Grade 4

Science quiz Friday- start studying

Bring in a photo of yourself

Sept. 11

Math p. 2 WB for grades 4 and 5 / Please see the sample answers we put down for the last two questions in class today

Science quiz grade 4- Friday, grade 5 next week

Sept.12

Grade 4

Math p. 4

Science quiz- Friday investigation 1

Religion- Study chapter 3 and the Act of Contrition

Return yes/no slips signed

Grade 5

Math p. 4

Science quiz- Investigation 1 next week

Religion- Study chapter 3/ work on “poster” see notebook

Sept. 13

Grade 4

Math- p. 6

Science quiz tom- investigation 1

Religion test chapter 3/test Monday

Grade 5

Math- p. 6

Sept. 14

Attend Mass

Grade 4- Religion test Monday Chapter 3 and the Act of Contrition

Grade 5 Religion test next week Chapter 3 (Wednesday or Thursday)

sacrament poster due Tuesday

Science quiz Tuesday- investigation 1

Sept. 17

Grade 4

Math p. 8

Please return yes/ no slips

book $ due tom (checks made out to Scholastic)

Grade 5

Math p. 9/ Make sure you explain your answers

Science- quiz tom Investigation 1

Religion – chapter 3 test Wed

sacrament “poster” due tomorrow

Sept. 19

Grade 4

Math p. 12 workbook

Science quiz Friday Investigation 2

Grade 5

Math – p. 14 workbook

Grade 4 and 5

Attend Mass

Math vocabulary test Tuesday

Math chapter test Wednesday

Sept. 24

Grade 4 – morning Math is tomorrow morning 7:30-8:00 am

Grade 5- morning Math is Wednesday morning 7:30-800 am

Both classes have Math vocabulary tests tomorrow ( worksheets were given out last week)

Both classes have Chapter 1 tests on Wednesday

Both classes have a worksheet tonight for homework which has sample questions similar to what will be on the test

Grade 4 and Grade 5

Math test tomorrow on chapter 1/ study

Grade 4

Science quiz Friday Investigation 3

Grade 5

Science quiz Friday Investigation 2

Grade 4

No Math homework tonight

Science quiz Investigation 3 Friday

Religion project on Reconciliation due next Wednesday

Grade 5

No Math homework tonight

Science quiz Investigation 2 Friday

September 27

Grades 4 and 5 both have page 17 for math homework tonight

Both grades have a Science Quiz tomorrow

Grade 4 has a Religion project due Wednesday on Reconciliation

Grades 4 and 5

Attend Mass

Grade 4

Religion project on Reconciliation due Wednesday

Spanish homework family tree due Thursday

Grade 5

Religion test on Baptism Wednesday

Oct. 1

Grade 4

Math -Test corrections

Religion test Thursday chapters 4 and 5

Religion project due Wednesday

Grade 5

Math – p.20

Religion test Wednesday

Oct. 2

Grade 4

Morning math tomorrow 7:30am

Math p. 20

Religion project due tom

Spanish hw due Thursday

Religion test Thursday Chapters 4 and 5/see notebook

Science quiz Friday- Investigation 4

Grade 5

Religion test tomorrow Chapter 5/see notebook

Math p. 22

Math quiz Friday

Oct. 3

Grade 4

Religion test tomorrow chapters 4 and 5/ see notebook

Math p. 22/ * Please check the sample answers for last night’s homework

Spanish homework due tomorrow

Grade 5

Math quiz Friday on lessons 2-1,2-2,2-3

Math – check your progress(textbook) p. 28,29/even numbers only

you may write answers only (where we set it up in your notebook)

October 4

Grade 4

Science quiz tomorrow Investigation 4

math p. 24/ students must try doing all examples/ blank= Incomplete/ students must use what they know to try and answer the questions ***Please look at the sample answers I have stapled into the students’ workbooks it will give you an idea of what I am looking for in an answer.

Mass is at 9am/ all must be in full uniform /no gym

Dismissal is at 11:45

Grade 5

Math quiz tomorrow on lessons 1,2 and 3 (chapter 2)

Science quiz will not be until next week Investigation 3

October 5

Attend mass

Grade 4

Weekend homework will begin next weekend

October 9

Grade 4

Morning math tomorrow

Bring in #2 pencils

Math quiz Friday on chapter 2/ lessons 1,2,3 and 4

Grade 5

Morning math Thursday

October 10

Grade 4

Bring in #2 pencils/testing continues tomorrow

Math quiz Friday lessons 1-4/chapter 2

Grade 5

All Baptismal fonts are due tomorrow

Morning math tomorrow

October 11

Grade 4

Math quiz tomorrow Chapter 2/lessons 1-4

Grade 5

Science quiz Monday on Investigation 3

October 12

Attend mass

Grade 4

ELA weekend homework due Monday

Morning math next week is Wednesday

Grade 5

Science quiz Monday

Morning math next week is Thursday

October 15

GRADES 4 and 5

Math homework- you must show work and use words

If any of this work is missing it will be considered incomplete and a demerit will be issued.

I have stapled examples of sample answers into the student’s math workbooks in the past two weeks so you can see what is expected.

GRADE 4 – WB p. 26 * Morning Math- WED.

GRADE 5- WB p. 24 * Morning Math- THURSDAY

Oct. 16

Grade 4

Math p. 28

Morning Math tomorrow

Grade 5

Math p. 27

Morning Math Thursday

October 17

Grade 4

Math p. 31/ use words and show work

Science quiz- Investigation 5 Friday

Grade 5

Morning math tomorrow

Math p. 28/ use words and show work

October 18

Grade 4

Math p. 32/show work and use words

Science quiz tomorrow on Investigation 5

WEEKEND HOMEWORK- p. 44 in the text book/do on looseleaf

DUE MONDAY

Math test next week chapter 2

Grade 5

math p. 30/ show work and use words

Math test chapter 2 next week

Religion test next week on the Rosary/ Joyful and Luminous mysteries

October 19

Attend mass

Grade 4

WEEKEND HW

Math -p. 44 textbook/ do on looseleaf/ show all work

Math chapter 2 test Tuesday

Math vocabulary quiz Wednesday

Religion test Thursday Chapter 8 and the Rosary/joyful and luminous mysteries

Grade 5

Science quiz Tuesday Investigation 4

Math vocabulary test Wed.

Math chapter test Thursday

Religion test Friday chapter 9 and the rosary/joyful and luminous mysteries

October 22

Please return all progress reports signed. They will be returned Thank you Mrs. Seliste

Grade 4

Math – worksheet/ show all work/ use words if needed

Morning Math tomorrow

Math Chapter 2 test tomorrow/ Math vocabulary test Wed.

Religion test Thursday- chapter 8 and the joyful and luminous mysteries only

Science cell test Friday- review all investigations in the lab learner book

Religion projects

saint banner due 10/30 (see notebook)

angels due 11/2

Grade 5

Math – worksheet show all work

Morning math – Wednesday

Science quiz Tuesday /Investigation 4

Math chapter 2 test Wed./ Math vocabulary -Thursday

Religion test Friday chapter 9 and the joyful and luminous mysteries only

Religion assignments

saint slides due 10/30 (notebook)

angels due 11/2

October 23

Grade 4

Math- study vocabulary/ test tomorrow

See 10/22 for other tests and assignments

Grade 5

Math- finish pp. 38,39/ odd #’s only

Morning math tomorrow

see 10/22 for for other tests and assignments

October 24

Grades 4 and 5

Saint banners due Tuesday 10/30

Angels due 11/2

Grade 4

Religion test tomorrow- chapter 8 and the joyful and glorious mysteries only

Science- cell test Friday/ lab learners

Book $ due Tuesday

Grade 5

Math chapter test tomorrow

Religion test Friday p. 106 and chapter 9/ luminous and joyful mysteries only

October 25

Grade 4

Math p. 34 workbook

Science test tomorrow

Gym tomorrow

Grade 5

Religion test tomorrow

October 26

Grades 4 and 5

Attend Mass

Have fun at the Halloween Party

Saint Banners due 10/30

Angels due 11/2

Grade 4

Don’t forget ELA weekend homework

Book $ due Tuesday

October 30

Grades 4 and 5

Angels due Friday

No math homework on Halloween night

Grade 4

Math quiz tomorrow lessons 1-3

Math hw- p.38/workbook

Book $ due tom

Grade 5

Math hw p. 36

Morning math THURSDAY

October 31

Angels due Friday

No homework tonight

Happy Halloween Have Fun/ Be safe

Nov. 1

Angels due tom

Dismissal at 11:45/ Mass is at 9am

Grade 5

Science quiz Wednesday

November 5

Grade 4

math p. 42 workbook

Math vocabulary test Thursday

Morning math tomorrow

Bring in sticky notes

Science quiz tom/ investigation 1

Grade 5

Morning math Wednesday

Science quiz Wednesday/ Investigation 5

Math – finish p. 37 and 38 workbook

Math quiz next Tuesday pages 44-53 in text book

November 6

Grade 4

Math p. 44 wb

Grade 5

Math p. 53 textbook even numbers only

Morning Math tom

Science quiz tom

Math Quiz next Tuesday on pp. 44-53

Nov. 7

Grade 4

Math p. 47

Bring in sticky notes

Bring in clean, empty baby jars

Grade 5

Math p.40

Cell test next Wednesday/ study quizzes and lab learner book

Math quiz next Tuesday on pp.44-53

Nov. 8

Don’t forget to go to Mass on Sunday

Pray for the Veterans/ no school Monday

Grade 4

ELA weekend homework

Religion test Wednesday/ Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries

Chapter 3 test Thursday

Morning Math Wednesday

Grade 5

Morning math Tuesday

Math quiz Tuesday on pp. 44-53

Wednesday cell test on Microscopes study quizzes and lab learner

Religion test Thursday/ sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries

Nov. 13

Grade 4

Bring in empty, clean baby jars for Thanksgiving project (Making Butter)

Religion test tomorrow (Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries)

Morning Math tom

Math Chapter 3 test Thursday

Math p. 62 text/ even #’s on loose leaf (we set this up in school)

Science quiz Friday on investigation 2

Spanish quiz this week

Grade 5

Math- p. 62 text/ odd numbers only do on loose leaf

(We set this up in class and did a few examples)

Religion test Thursday

Science cell test tom

Bring in sticky notes

Bring in jelly and tea bags

Nov. 14

Grade 4

Bring in index cards

Bring in baby jars, heavy cream, and crackers

Math – worksheet

show all work/ use the back if you need to/ you do not have to check your answers

Math test tom chapter 3

Science quiz Friday/ investigation 2 (We voted on it)

Grade 5

Math- finish p. 43 in the workbook

**We do not need any more jelly or tea bags

Religion test- tom

Science lab learners book due Friday

Please make sure your book is complete

Nov. 15

Grade 4

Weekend Hw Math p. 66/fluency (text) Please do on looseleaf

Science quiz tomorrow

Study times tables

Bring in index cards

Bring in crackers, small container of heavy cream, and empty baby jars to make butter *Please send in supplies by Monday

Spanish quiz postponed until Nov. 29

Grade 5

Math p. 42 workbook/ work and words

Lab learner books are due completed tomorrow

Bring in sticky notes

Nov. 16

Attend mass

Grade 4

Bring in index cards

Bring in empty baby jars, heavy cream, and crackers for Monday

Math weekend homework do on loose leaf /text p. 66

Grade 5

Bring in sticky notes

Nov. 19- No Morning Math class this week

Grade 4

We still need empty baby jars, heavy cream and crackers Thank you

Math- p 50 workbook

Religion take home test due 11/27

Grade 5

Math p. 46/1-5,11 and 12 find the product, 6-10 estimate the product / word problems- use words and show work

Take home Science test due 11/27

Nov. 20

No Morning math this week

Grade 4

Math- study flash cards and times tables

11:45 dismissal tomorrow Mass

Religion take home test due Tuesday

Nov. 21

Attend Mass

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

Grade 4

Math – study times tables and flash cards

Religion- take home test due Tuesday

Grade 5

Science pack and Take home religion test due Tuesday

THANK YOU TO BOTH CLASSES FOR THE CLASS GIFT!

Love, Mrs. Seliste

11/26/18

Grade 4

Morning Math tomorrow

Math – study flash cards and memorize times tables

Math p. 73 text book/ do in notebook

Religion take home test due tomorrow

Grade 5

Math p. 48 workbook / follow the directions I gave in class

Morning Math Thursday

Science Pack due tom

Religion take home test due tom

Bring in index cards

Nov. 27

Grade 4

Math p. 54

Study flash cards and times tables

Grade 5

Math – finish page 47

Study Math vocabulary words

Nov. 28

Grade 4

Math – p.56

Science quiz Monday

Study flash cards

Grade 5

Math p. 63 text/ even numbers do in notebook

only 34-54

Science quiz next week

Math chapter test next week

***MORNING MATH IS SWITCHED TO FRIDAY MORNING

Nov. 30

Attend Mass- Advent begins this weekend

*Don’t forget index cards and sticky notes

Grade 4

Science quiz Monday

Math vocabulary test Tuesday

Get ready for Math Chapter 4 test

Weekend homework- worksheet Please read and follow my directions

Grade 5

Science quiz Monday

Math test Tuesday chapter 3

Math vocabulary test Wednesday

Dec. 3

grade 4

Thank you for a nice birthday!

Math- vocabulary test tom (online)

morning Math Wednesday

Chapter 4 test Thursday

No Science quiz this week

grade 5

morning Math tomorrow

math- finish practice worksheet

Math chapter 3 test tom

Math Vocabulary test Thursday

Dec. 4

Grade 4

Thank you again fourth grade for all the cards and gifts. You made my birthday special. Mrs. Seliste

Morning Math tom

Tree lighting tonight 6:30

Book $ due Monday

Chapter 4 test Thursday

Christmas Pageant – Please let me know if you do not have a costume to use. I have a few in school that can be borrowed.

Angels will need a halo and/or wings to wear.

Grade 5

Vocabulary Test Thursday

Tree Lighting tonight 6:30 hope to see you there

Dec. 5

Grade 4

***Some costumes/ costume parts were sent home today Please check them out and send them back tomorrow

Thank you Mrs. Seliste

Math – p. 62/workbook (show work and use words)

Dismissal tomorrow 11:30/ report cards

Book $ due Monday

Trip $ due Monday

Science Quiz Investigation 4 next week

Grade 5

Math – Fluency Practice page in text p.66/ do in notebook show work and use words where needed

Science quiz Investigation 2/ next week

Dec. 7

Grade 4

Attend mass

Weekend homework- ELA pack

All costumes must be in on Monday (Tuesday the latest for dress rehearsal)

Science quiz Thursday on Investigation 4

Religion test on Advent and the Liturgical year Wednesday

Grade 5

Science quiz Wednesday Investigation 2

Religion test Thursday on Liturgical year and Advent