A K-8 Blue Ribbon School in Vienna, VA

Be who you are and be that well

Welcome to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic School which has a long standing reputation for academic excellence and a caring environment which facilitates learning and spiritual, social, emotional and physical growth.

4th Grade

Teachers:

Room 7: Mrs. Blatnik
Room 8: Mrs. Danielli

Curriculum Highlights:

  • Fourth Graders love being the "big kids" in the hallway and have the wonderful job of setting a good example for the younger children.
  • Social Studies
    • To help put their social studies knowledge to good use, the students become Indians and write diaries of what a day was like in the life of these young braves and squaws!
    • Students learn about Virginia patriots and their contributions to Virginia history, Virginia's role in the global economy and Virginia government.
  • Language Arts
  • Reading includes continued development and maintenance reading skills and exposure to a variety of literary genres.
  • English supports students in reviewing and maintaining proper grammatical usage as well as providing a variety of opportunities to express themselves through writing for a variety of purposes.
  • Religion
  • Students will prepare and lead two school masses per year
  • During Lent students will act out the Stations of the Cross for the school community.
  • Students learn to appreciate and put into daily practice traditional prayers of our Catholic Faith.
  • Major topics presented to the students include: Profession of Faith, Liturgy and Sacraments, Commandments and Beatitudes.
  • Special Events and Field Trips
    • Colonial Day
    • Jamestown and Yorktown Field Trips
    • Blandy Farm
  • Science
  • Units of study include: Weather, Ecosystems of the Oceans, Electricity and Magnetism, Our Solar System, Plant Anatomy and deeper study into Body Systems

OLGC School Summer Reading Lists:

Students who will be in grades 4 through 8 during the 2018-2019 school year have summer reading assignments. Please click here to visit the OLGC Library website for a link to the Rising 5th Grade Summer Reading Lists.

Classroom News:

Room 7

Room 8

Website Links and Resources:

Social Studies - Harcourt Horizons Virginia
Religion - Christ Our Life
Science -
Literature - Pearson Success Net
Math- Sadlier

Classic Typing - Practice keyboarding (WITHOUT looking down) 5-10 minutes every week on Classic Typing in the Courses section.

4th Grade Calendar

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4th Grade Monthly View

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Mrs. Danielli's homework

Math - pg 34 workbook #1-8
Reading - Write definitions for the vocabulary (not the Amazing Words or Challenge words) for Letters Home from Yosemite. Read page 143-147

Tue, Nov 27
Mrs. Blatnik's HOMEWORK

SS- Read pages 284-285 and do TextWork; Study Lesson 1

Math- complete worksheet

Mind Movers due November 30th

Wed, Nov 28
Mrs. Blatnik's HOMEWORK

English- workbook page 27

SS- Lesson 1 Review page 286

Math- 2 worksheets

Mind Movers due Friday

School Mass led by Rm 8
Church
Thu, Nov 29
Mrs. Danielli's Homework

Religion: Virtue Project due next week
Math: Review; Chapter 3 test Monday
Spelling: Unit 9 Test Tomorrow; finish spelling sentences and alphabetical order from morning stations
Mind Movers and Scholastic due Friday.

Fri, Nov 30
Mrs. Danielli's homework

Math - Math Test Monday
Reading - Read over Letters Home, test Tuesday
Religion - Mass/prayer reflection
Spanish - Test Tuesday

Sat, Dec 1
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Mon, Dec 3
Mrs. Danielli's homework

Math: Test today, no homework
Reading: Readers and Writers page 86 and 86 if not complete. Test tomorrow

Tue, Dec 4
Mrs. Blatnik's HOMEWORK

Spelling- pages 71,72

SS- Read 291-293; do TextWork

Math- workbook page 41

Mrs. Danielli's homework

Math: Page 126-127 1-10
Religion: Advent Reflection
Spelling: pg 71-71
Reading Test Today

Wed, Dec 5
Mrs. Blatnik's HOMEWORK

English- page 9

SS- Lesson 2 Review page 294 #2-6; finish notes for the regions

Math- workbook page 42 !1-24 evens; front-end/multiply

Thu, Dec 6
Mrs. Danielli's homework

Math: Page 38 in workbook
Science: Science Fiction story draft due Monday.

Fri, Dec 7
Mrs. Danielli's homework

Math: Lesson 4-2 page 129 1-11
Science: Draft of Science Fiction Story due Monday
Religion: Prayer/mass reflection

Sat, Dec 8
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Tue, Dec 11
Mrs. Blatnik's HOMEWORK

Spelling- all Unit 10 work should be done; Test on Wed.

SS- Read page 300; Lesson 3 Review

Math- study 11 and 12 tables; workbook page 46 #1-20 in book

Elf Application due Thursday

Mrs. Danielli's homework

Reading: Page 109 and 11 in Readers and Writers Notebook
Spelling: Spelling words in winter themed sentences. Unit 10 test Thursday.
Math: page 40 workbook
Science: Unit 6 Science Test on Dec 20

Wed, Dec 12
Mrs. Danielli's homework

Science: Worksheet; Study for test
Math pg 134 1-20
Spelling: Study for test, Unit 10

Thu, Dec 13
Mrs. Blatnik's HOMEWORK

Reading- study vocabulary for Jo

SS- Read 304-305- do TextWork; Lesson 4 Review.....due Monday

Math- workbook page 47 #1-25 odds; show work on graph

Mrs. Danielli's homework

Science: Page 345-346, complete for Monday; Unit 6 Test 12/20
English: Readers and Writers page 106 & 107
Spelling: Unit 10 Test today
Math: None



Spanish: Study for test Tuesday

Fri, Dec 14
Mrs. Danielli's homework

Math: Page 42
Science: Test Thursday
Reading: Test Wednesday on "Jo"; I have posted on Pearson Realize reading comprehension if interested.
Religion: prayer/ mass reflection
Spanish: Test Tuesday

Sra. Williamson Spanish
Room 7

Room 7 - Mrs. Blatnik Spanish Test on Family - WEDNESDAY 12/19- Study guide will be provided on Monday

Room 8 - Mrs. Danielli Spanish Test on Family - Tuesday 12/18 Use study guide handed out in class today.

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Sra. Williamson Spanish - Test Today
ROOM 8

Room 8 - Vocab for family members, and questions:

¿Quién es? and

¿Quién soy?

Wed, Dec 19
Sra. Williamson Spanish Test Today Rm 7
ROOM 7

Students do not normally see me Wednesday, but in order to avoid multiple tests on Thursday, we are rearranging the schedule.

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