Snowy Days!

Dear 4th grade parents,

Several of you have requested more information about what the kids could work on during our next snow day.  The homework assigned for Monday should all be written in assignment books – (Number project proposal – on lined binder paper or orange sheet,  Scholastic News, finish book club books and French or Spanish assignment).  All other work related to the number project will be completed in school unless it is listed in assignment books.
NEW:  All students should have 3 pages labeled Dodecahedron Book Project in their homework folders as well.  They were not assigned a due date yet, but should work on those.  On each sheet they should draw one character from their book (Because of Winn-Dixie, Superfudge, or Frindle) and write a 2-3 sentence description of the character.  Students reading Frindle could draw the main character as a younger boy and older.
Stay warm and enjoy the snow!
4th grade team
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

February Update

Good afternoon,
Given our loss of instruction time due to inclement weather, we’ve had to adjust due dates for upcoming projects.  Additional materials were sent home today.  Exhibition is right around the corner!  We look forward to you seeing what the students have been working hard on in school!   Please continue to have children read and practice facts daily, and parents please remember to sign assignment  books each night.
Please continue to let us know of questions or concerns regarding assignments.
We continue to truly enjoy watching the 4th graders’ love of learning and enthusiasm grow! They are an energetic and amazing group of children.
Mrs. Boccia
Ms. McEnaney
Mrs. Solomon
Mrs. Souza


Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

4th Grade Parents Generously Give Gifts!

The Fourth Grade Team wants to acknowledge the generosity of our parents. Everyday we receive more donations from the Giving Tree which was on display at Parents’ Night. We will be putting these supplies to great use throughout the school year. We appreciate your thoughtful and bountiful gifts!

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

My Achievement Plan (MAP) Goal Conferences

One of the unique features at Marblehead Charter is the MAP goal. It is designed specifically with the child in mind; a goal that he or she really wants to work on to improve a skill. MAP goals range from organization to nutrition to learning something new such as computer programing or a foreign language. Students, parents, and teachers have been busy meeting to write the goals. If you have not met with an advisor to set a MAP goal, please contact Mrs. Solomon or Mrs. Boccia so we can help you.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

4th Grade Supply List

Grade 4 Supply List         


Please bring all of your supplies with you on the 2nd day of school

For Students

  • 2-inch three-ring binder (not double sided)
  • 1 inch white binder for writing
  • 16 dividers with tabs -no pockets
  • 2 erasers
  • 4 highlighters
  • 1 zippered pencil pouch with holes to fit in binder
  • 2 composition books
  • 1 8 ½  x 11 inch sketchbook
  • 3 pocket folders

For Classroom:

  • 1 Ultra Fine Point Sharpie – black
  • 1 box of tissues
  • package eraser caps
  • package (100 sheets)  of wide ruled filler paper
  • small package of glue sticks
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 pkg of #2 pencils
  • 1 pkg of Black Pilot Frixion Ball, 0.7mm fine point erasable gel ink pens
  • 1 container of disinfectant wipes

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Spring has sprung…

and our fourth graders are busy studying Ancient Greece and Animal Adaptations.  Please check out the links for Ancient Greece and Animal Research on the right.  The middle link in the Ancient Greece section is the same link Mrs. Solomon handed out in class this week.  Friday in Science we watched the Scholastic “Study Jam” videos  about  Biomes and Animal Adaptations.   Stay tuned for more information.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Dear Families,

Thank you for so generously providing us all the boxes of tissues for our runny noses! Hopefully, the cold and flu season will soon be behind us and children won’t need as many tissues, and will be in school every day.  Attendance is important for children to be able to maintain momentum in their learning.

The school year is flying by and the children have worked very hard this trimester.  The ELA MCAS Reading and Long Composition tests are next month, and it is very important that your child gets in as much practice as possible. On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 all fourth grade students in Massachusetts will complete the Long Composition Assessment.

Students have been working hard and are eager to share their exhibition projects on March 11, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30.  Students have transformed into number experts and ancient Egypt cartographers.  We are sure you will be impressed and persuaded to learn something new.

During vacation we still encourage students to keep up with their skills by reading daily and practicing math facts or games.  We look forward to and hope to see you often at school.


The Fourth Grade Team


Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Happy Winter

If weather/temperature permits, students will go outside and play in the snow.  Bringing snow pants is great, but snow is frequently getting inside boots and causing some very cold/wet feet…please have kids put an extra pair of socks or two into their backpacks.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Picture Day Date Change

Picture day has been re-scheduled for Thursday, September 26th.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Fabulous Fourth Grade

Wow!  We’ve  had a very busy first week in 4th grade!

4th grade Integrated Arts schedule:

Monday:  Music and “Exhibition Workshop”

Tuesday: Art

Wednesday:  Gym and Health/Wellness

Thursday:  Music and CSL (Community Service Learning)

Friday:  Gym and “Exhibition Workshop” (sign language for 1st term)

Please remember to sign the assignment books each night.  It is a very important tool for communication.  You may have noticed that the students are writing the same thing (even if they’ve already done it).  We ask them to do this and check it off if it’s already done.  If they are choosing which assignments to write, they may forget something important.

Friday, September 13th is our all school field trip to Children’s Island.  This is an important day for us all because we are working on teamwork and community building.  Please remember to pack a lunch, extra water and extra sweatshirt/warm clothes.

Parent’s Night (parents only please) is Thursday, September 19th at 6:30.  We hope to see you then.  Picture day is also September 19th.




Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off