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    Fourth Grade








    Welcome to 4th Grade!

    Teacher: Mrs. Besterci


    Class Special Schedule

    Monday:  Spanish

    Tuesday: Music, Library

    Wednesday:  Spanish,  

    Thursday: Art , Health (Trimester 1)

    Friday: Gym


    Grading Policy


    Reading Lang. Arts  Science Soc. Studies Religion
    Vocab-20% Tests- 50% Tests- 50% Tests-50% Tests-60%

    Spelling -20%


    Writing -20 %

    Quizzes-30% Quizzes-30% Projects- 40%

    Guided Reading-20%

    Reading Comp.-40%


      Projects- 20% Projects- 20%  


    Happy New Year!!! 

    Let me begin, by thanking all of you for your generosity during the holiday season.  It is truly appreciated.  This will be a very busy month.  We will be taking the Map Growth assessment, as well as celelbrating Catholic School's Week.  Please stay tuned for details regarding Catholic School's Week.       


    Weekly Schedule 

    Jan.20th-Jan. 24th 

    Mon- No School 

    Tues-  Winn Dixie Novel Test 



    Fri- Unit 8 Vocab. Test 


    Upcoming Dates :  

    1/2 - School Reopens 

    1/17 Early Dimissal W/ Aftercare 

    1/20 - No School 

    1/26-1/31- Catholic Schools Week (details to follow) 

    1/31- Half Day 


    Catholic School's Week Activites  

    Sun. 1/26 - Catholic School's Week Mass 

    Mon. 1/27-  Time Warp Day 

    Tues.1/28- Mass 8:30 am 

    Crazy Hat Day 

    Spelling Beee 1:30 pm 

    Wed. 1/29- Grandparents' Day 

    Math Bee 1:30pm 

    Thurs. 1/30 International Day 

    Ftr. 1/31 Sport's Day 






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    Please return the yellow communication folder each day.   


    Please remeber to sign and return the family folder each week.  


    If you need to contact me, please email me mbesterci@academy    or