Mrs. Spata’s Fourth Grade Blog

A window into our classroom!

Daily Agenda Page

Please be sure to use the Daily Agenda page of this blog.

It is an invaluable resource to see if your son/daughter is copying their agenda completely and accurately. 

:0) Mrs. Spata

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I am so excited you meet you all on Wednesday, September 2nd for our first day of school!!!

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Happy summer

How is your summer going so far? Share something fun that you have done! :)

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Do you have a cooler?

We are in need of a few coolers to keep our lunches cold during our field trip on Wednesday. Does anyone have one or two that we can borrow tomorrow morining? It would be greatly appreciated!

Also if anyone has any ice packs that they wouldn’t mind us using to put into the coolers I would appreciate it if you could send it in tomorrow morning too. I will put them into the freezer in the faculty room for Wednesday. Just be sure that it is labeled with your name and I will be sure that it is returned to you.

Thank you so much for all of your support!!!

:O) Serena Spata

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Tie Dying Event- Help Needed!

Our end-of-the-year celebration will take place on Thursday, June 18th at 2:00 PM.

We will be tie-dying shirts to commemorate our fourth grade experience together and enjoy a class pizza party!

If you are interested and available to come in to assist with this event, please contact me. As always, I can be reached by posting a comment on this blog, through my email, or by writing a letter and sending it in with your child. I would love to have 3 or 4 helpers.

Thank you for helping to add another fun memory to this school year for your children!

:O) Mrs. Spata

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Field Day Class Picture!

field day picture


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Field Trip this week!!

Our trip into Setauket where we will

“walk through history with Revolutionary War spy Abraham Woodhull”

is scheduled for Wednesday!


We will be leaving shortly after the children arrive to school and be gone for a majority of the school day. Please read below to see what you can do to help your child enjoy the day.

Please be sure that your child is prepared for any kind of weather. You may want to layer a short sleeve shirt under a warm shirt. The days tend to begin cool and then warm up. We will be outside for a majority of this trip!

Please apply sunscreen and bug spray on your child

before he/she comes to school.

Things to bring on the trip…

** Brown bag lunch in a large ziplock bag labeled with your name.

(Please keep everything disposable– no glass)

** Plastic water bottle (labeled with your name)

** Comfortable sneakers or boots

(We will be doing a lot of walking in forests and near water.)

** Hat and/or sunglasses

** Optional: Beach towel or blanket

(Weather permitting, we will be having a picnic lunch on the

Village Green)

Thank you for your support.

This will be a fun and educational day!

:0) Mrs. Spata

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Field Day

Tomorrow is our annual Field Day!!!

Please send your child to school with only a bagged lunch and drink, plus a water bottle. Do not bring your backpack!

I would recommend dressing with layers (maybe a light hoodie or sweatshirt) to prepare for the weather. I am anticipating it beginning cool and then hopefully it will start to warm up a bit. :)

Sneakers are a must. Also try to wear a yellow shirt if possible. I do recommend sunscreen. Even if it is cloudy sunburns can happen.

Children who arrive by bus will not be getting off the buses in the morning. They will be driven to the field once the kindergartners are dropped off at Tackan.  Children who are in before-care or are dropped off will be put onto a bus to travel to the field.

If you plan to come and cheer us on, please join us at the back field of Nesconset Elementary School.

:0) Mrs. Spata


New York State Science Assessment

Monday is our New York State Elementary Science Test.

Be sure to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast to fuel your body!

Also bring a few sharpened pencils with you.

(If you are “refusing the test” or “opting out”, please send your child to school with a few things to read silently. If you are keeping your child home, the test should be over by 10:45 AM so we will still be going to library normal time in the morning.)

Have an awesome weekend!

:0) Mrs. Spata

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Mark your calendars…

It is so hard for me to believe that our year together is coming quickly to an end! We have several special events over the final few weeks and I wanted to share them with you so that you can mark your calendars.

I have promised my students that if they work hard we will play hard too! :)

We will continue to work hard and learn in all subject areas. However, there will be a lot of fun in the next few weeks too!

Tuesday, May 19th: Mrs. Spata’s Annual Tax Day!!

Thursday, May 21st: New York State Elementary Science Performance Assessment (If you are having your child “refuse this test” or opt-out, a signed note must be sent into school.  Anyone refusing this test should come to school with a few books to read quietly.)

Monday, May 25th: Memorial Day (no school)

Friday, May 29th: Road to the Revolution Social Studies test

Monday, June 1st: New York State Elementary Science Written Assessment (See note for May 21st)

Thursday, June 4th: Tackan Field Day! Fourth Graders wear the color yellow. :)

Tuesday, June 9th: End of Module Math test and Book Buddy Activity

Wednesday, June 10th: Fourth Grade Field Trip- A Walk Through History with Abraham Woodhull! (Please see flyer sent home with regards to how to prepare for this trip.)

Friday, June 12th: Summer Reading Assembly

Tuesday, June 16th: Fourth Grade’s Annual Poetry and Art Night at Deepwells 6:30PM (Rain date is Thursday, June 18th)

Wednesday, June 17th: Book Buddy Beach Blanket Reading and Fire Prevention and 5th Grade End-of-the-Year Show!

Thursday, June 18th: Fourth Grade Tie-Dye Event

Friday, June 19th: Water Safety Presentation

Monday, June 22nd: Sharpen the Saw Day!!

Tuesday, June 23rd: 1/2 Day of School

Wednesday, June 24th: Last Day of Fourth Grade!!!! 1/2 Day of School





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