Mrs. Spata’s Fourth Grade Blog

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End of the Year Tie Dye Party

We are in need of volunteers for our Fourth Grade Tie-Dye Party on Thursday, June 16th from 10:15-12:00. Please let me know if you are interested and available to join us. 🙂

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End of the Year

I truly can’t believe that our year is coming to an end!

We are still working hard in class to learn new things every day! (We even have a few tests to take.)

We also have many fun events planned as our year comes to a close.

Monday, June 6– New York State Science Assessment

Tuesday, June 7– NWEA Math Test

Wednesday, June 8– Fifth Grade Show

Thursday, June 9– Module 6 Math Test

Friday, June 10– Vocabulary Test and Fire Prevention Program

Monday, June 13– Fourth Grade Poetry and Art Night at Deepwells Mansion

Thursday, June 16– Smithtown Library Summer Reading Program Presentation

and Fourth Grade Tie-Dye Party

Friday, June 17– Book Buddy Beach Reading

and End of the Year Pizza Party

Monday, June 20– Sharpen the Saw Day

Tuesday, June 21– (1/2 Day of School)

Wednesday, June 22– Last Day of Fourth Grade (1/2 Day of School)

**Report Cards will be in your child’s backpack the last day of school.**

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State Science Assessment

The New York State Elementary Science Assessment will take place Monday morning.

Be sure to…

Get a really good night’s sleep.

Eat a filling breakfast.

Bring sharpened #2 pencils

**If you are not taking this state assessment, please come to school with books to read for aprox 1 1/2 hours.

🙂 Mrs. Spata

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Field Day

Field Day was a huge success!!


We could not be more proud of our students! Awesome behavior and awesome fun!

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Final Day of your State Math Test

Let’s read carefully, think hard, and do our best.

You’ve got this!!!!

:0) Mrs. Spata


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You have all grown this  year as mathematicians!! Let’s show New York State what you know!!

Let it go and let your knowledge show!!



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Motivational Fun! :)

I shared these with my student last week and they wanted me to post them to share with their families.




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High School West has an awesome event planned that would be lots of fun to attend!
It is called Math Fun Night! 
Here are the details…
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30
Place: High School West
Please Bring: a non-perishable food item for donation
Children who attend will be able to enjoy over 75 stations that make math even more interesting and exciting!
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Upcoming State Assessments

Be sure to mark your calendars for the following dates:

Tuesday, April 5th- ELA Day #1

Wednesday, April 6th- ELA Day #2

Thursday, April 7th- ELA Day #3

Wednesday, April 13th- Math Day #1

Thursday, April 14th- Math Day #2

Friday, April 15th- Math Day #3

Be sure to set yourself up for success on these dates!

Get plenty of rest the night before.

Eat a healthy and filling breakfast that morning.

Bring at least two sharpened #2 pencils with you to school.


***If you plan to Opt your child out of the assessments this year,

we require a signed note to be sent in to the school. Students who refuse the test will need to bring a few books to school these days, so that they have something to read. ***

:0) Serena Spata

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XtraMath Homework!

Beginning last week, I have been asking my students to log onto XtraMath 4 times each week (including both home and school sessions). The week counts from Tuesday through Tuesday. This gives flexibility and the opportunity to use weekends to accomplish this goal.

This is part of their homework responsibilities. It is not optional. Practicing their multiplication facts is imperative to memorizing them. This is a fun and interactive way to learn their times tables!

Please help support this requirement at home. A session is short, often only 5 minutes long. This will truly make a difference in your child’s mathematical thinking and skill acquisition.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

:0) Mrs. Spata





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