Our Lady’s Catholic Academy
“As did Our Lady in whose name we are founded,
the mission of Our Lady’s Catholic Academy
is to magnify, radiate, and educate
an inseparable love for God, each other, and learning,
with our Christ centered, diverse, urban community.”
OLCA FOURTH GRADE DISTANCE LEARNING
Additional Online Educational Resources
NASA MAA: K1-12 STEM Education Project
Check out this great Summer opportunity! FREE!!!
The current NASA MAA program utilizes NASA’s unique resources to build the interest, skills and knowledge necessary for K1-12 students to pursue STEM careers by engaging them in authentic STEM experiences built around NASA mission content and the NASA Communication Campaigns.
Learn the history of this very important date!
PBS KIDS Reading List
Children’s books are one of the most effective tools to engage with young children on important issues. To encourage conversations about race and diversity, check out this list of books to read together as a family.
Sesame Street Racism Town Hall
CNN’s Van Jones and Erica Hill partner with “Sesame Street” for Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism, a town hall for kids and families. Watch the town hall in its entirety below:
May is the Month of Mary
Enjoy some activity sheets for you to print and complete.
The Lion King Experience: At Home
The Lion King Experience is an immersive arts education program that introduces students to many aspects of theater-making through the lens of The Lion King. We’re thrilled to unlock all sessions of The Lion King Experience for you to explore at home!
Although this program is traditionally facilitated in a classroom setting, these instructions give you everything you need to explore theater on your own at home. And teachers: feel free to facilitate these lessons remotely as well! Have fun!
Virtual Live Mass
Continue to participate in the Miracle of the Holy Mass.
Coronavirus Town Hall
CNN is partnering with Sesame Street for a special program about coronavirus, focused on kids and parents.
parks @ home
Enjoy NYC’s parks from home! You can participate in live video tours, meditation, fitness classes, activities for kids, and more!
Did you know that providing access to human-read audio books can support reading skill development? Audio books allow students to hear explicit sounds of letters and letter patterns that form words. Audio books also help students engage in text and gain exposure to more words, ultimately improving vocabulary, comprehension, critical thinking skills, and even test scores! Click below to take advantage of free audio books, the best part is that there no need to make an account or download anything! You just browse the books, click and listen. Enjoy!
This website contains activities, projects, and videos for students to explore space.
Investigate the Red Planet (Gr. 3-5)
Students can use a 3D model of the Mars rover to investigate the surface of the planet. This includes a short video explaining the rover mission and real images that were collected.
National Geographic Solar System (Gr. 3-5)
This link contains short videos, articles, and photos about the planets.
Fourth Grade Distance Learning
Online Suggested Schedule
9:00-9:30 Check-In -Do Now- Prayers -Pledge- Attendance
9:30-10:15 – Math
10:15-11:00 – ELA/Writing
11:00-12:00 – Lunch/Break Time
12:00-12:30 – Social Studies
12:30-1:00 – Science (Mondays – Gym)
1:00-1:30 – Religion/ Art
Mrs. Jennifer La Puma firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Sandra Paz email@example.com
Check the link Sesame Street racism town hall to watch the complete program.
June 24, 2020
Hello Fourth Graders!
Wednesday, June 24th (11:30 AM) is the last day to return the Reading Street/Social Studies textbooks and tablets. You will not receive your report card until BOTH textbooks are returned. Please make sure you have turned in your books. Thank you.
June 19, 2020
Happy Last Day of School! Somehow we made it through a trimester of Distance Learning! We all learned together and we can now say we are Google Classroom Experts! Now you can enjoy your well-deserved summer vacation. Take advantage of the resources above in addition to the Reading List you will receive from the Diocese. We wish you a healthy and blessed Summer, and the best of luck in Fifth Grade!
Your friends, Mrs. La Puma & Ms Paz
Prayer to End a School Year
God of wisdom,
We thank you
for all the gifts you have given us
throughout this school year.
We praise you for giving us life,
for saving us in Christ,
and for choosing us to be your people.
As we come to the end of this school year,
we voice our gratitude
for the good things you have done in us,
and we praise you for all who have shared
in the work of this school.
We ask you to bless them in your love
and give them refreshment and peace.
We praise you, God,
through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who lives and reigns forever and ever.
June 16, 2020
Happy Tuesday Fourth Graders! Let’s have some fun this week!
Wear a favorite hat to our Zoom Meeting today. It can be fun, sporty, or funny!
Tomorrow you can wear your pajamas!
Thursday we will celebrate OLCA School Spirit, so wear school colors, OLCA uniforms, or OLCA T-shirts.
Please remember to bring paper, ruler, and pencil to our Zoom meeting today.
Virtual Field Trip – Wednesday June 17, 2020 – We will have special Zoom Meetings throughout the day.
June 8, 2020
Happy Monday Fourth Graders!
Today we have a Zoom Gym Class with Mr. B at 12:00 noon. Please check out the new addition to Online Educational Resources.
***NOTE TOMORROW’S ZOOM WILL BE AN HOUR EARLIER AT 9:00 AM.***
HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!
May 18, 2020
Happy Monday Fourth Graders! Welcome back to school. Zoom Meeting with Mr. B today. Let’s Have an awesome week!
May 13, 2020
We continue to celebrate the Month of Mary by studying Marian Apparitions. Today your teachers will not be available after 3:00 PM. Please continue to follow ALL directions in your assignments. Please also read ALL the comments your teachers leave for you.
May 12, 2020
Happy Monday Fourth Graders! Today we have a Zoom Gym Class with Mr. B at 12:00 noon, you can find the details in today’s Check-In. Please check out the new addition to Online Educational Resources. HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!
May 5, 2020
Feliz Cinco De Mayo!
Today we continue our lessons linked to Mexican culture. We will also have a Zoom Meeting at 10:00 AM. This week you will need your Mathletics Login Information. We already made sure that every student had the correct information, so please have it handy.
April 27, 2020
Happy Monday! Fourth Grade has a Zoom Meeting with Mr. B today at 12:00 noon, don’t miss it! If you haven’t turned in your Rainbow Connection Project picture, please do so today. Have a great week!
April 24, 2020
Good morning Fourth Graders Happy Friday! We have a Zoom Meeting today at 11:00 AM, you can find the information in your Google Classroom Check-In. Don’t forget to tune in on Saturday morning at 9:00 AM to the special CNN program. The information is in Additional Online Educational Resources.
April 23, 2020
Good morning Fourth Graders. We will have a Zoom meeting tomorrow at 10:00 AM. We will post the information in tomorrow’s Check In. Please check out the new addition to the Additional Online Educational Resources above, we think you’ll enjoy it!
April 22, 2020
Happy Earth Day!
April 21, 2020
Good morning Fourth Graders. Today we have a Zoom Meeting at 12:00 noon. You can find the information on today’s Google Classroom Check In.
April 20, 2020
Welcome back Fourth Graders! We hope you had a restful and safe Easter break.
Please note that today you have a Gym Zoom Meeting with Mr. B at 12:00 noon.
April 8, 2020
Good afternoon fourth graders. We want to take the time to thank you for all your hard work these past weeks. We know how challenging these very sudden changes have been, and we appreciate your dedication to your studies. We want to remind you of the growing list of resources we have listed under the heading Additional Online Educational Resources. We are sure you will find something you can enjoy and learn from. You can choose from a printable Lent coloring book to listening to a classic book on audio – and more, so please take advantage. You can even participate in Holy Week online masses. Remember to check your Google Classroom e-mail for any updated information, as well as this page. Today we begin our Easter vacation break and will return to Google Classroom on Monday April 20th.
We wish you a blessed and safe time with your loved ones. May you feel the presence of the Lord near you and may all your prayers be answered not only on Easter but always. Happy Easter.
Mrs. La Puma and Ms. Paz
April 7, 2020
Please note there is no Zoom Meeting today. ELA quiz tomorrow – editing (correcting errors) and pronouns.
April 6, 2020
Happy Monday Fourth Graders! We hope you had a restful weekend. Your math test will be posted at 10:30 this morning, you will have one hour to complete the test.
April 3, 2020
Good morning fourth graders! Today your teachers will be attending Professional Development (school for teachers) so we are not available for a regular Google Classroom day. However, we have left a couple of assignments that we know you will enjoy. Unfortunately, we are not able to respond to any messages today so please save your questions for Monday. Don’t forget to complete your Check – In by 9:30 AM. Have a great weekend, see you next week!
April 1, 2020
All fourth graders who indicated they needed the Mathletics account information have received an email. Please check your gmail for your Mathletics login and password.
Social Studies Quiz Today, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Zoom Meeting Tomorrow at 10:00 AM
Math Test Friday April 3, 2020
March 31, 2020
PM Update –
Math Test on Friday
Social Studies Quiz Tomorrow – Study last week’s assignments and video on George Washington.
AM Update –
Zoom Meeting Today at 10:00 AM
March 29, 2020
Gym Zoom Meeting with Mr. Baldassare on Monday (3/30) at 12:30 PM
March 27, 2020
Please take note of the suggested work schedule as well as the (growing) list of resources posted above. We will be back in Google Classroom bright and early on Monday. Please remember to complete your Check In by 9:30 so you can be marked present and on time.
March 26, 2020
Good Morning Fourth Graders!
March 25, 2020
Fourth Grade Zoom Meeting Tomorrow – Thursday March 26, 2020 10:00 AM
March 24, 2020
Greetings Fourth Graders! We are so glad to see that Google Classroom is starting to go a little smoother. It seems we are all getting used to our “new normal” and that’s a good thing. Continue to stay home and keep yourselves safe! You are always in our prayers, and please pray for us as well.
March 23, 2020
Mr. B’s PE Class will meet every Monday at 12:30 on Zoom. We will post the link here as well as in Google Classroom in the PE Class. Great job to those that were able to join today. It was an awesome workout. Don’t worry if you missed it, this is a work in progress for all of us. Remember, this is the BEST place for updated information. Have an awesome week!
March 20, 2020
Good Morning Fourth Graders! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Everyone’s favorite Gym teacher, Mr. Patrick “Coach” Baldassare is officially joining Google Classroom next week.
March 19, 2020
Greetings Fourth Graders! We have received many inquiries about tomorrow. Originally it was a day off from school for students, and many parents planned accordingly. With this in mind, we will only assign the following tomorrow Friday March 20, 2020: (of course, you will find all tasks in your Google Classroom)
1 Check In – Please complete the task by 9:15, this is your attendance. (Many of you are not meeting this very important deadline).
2 ELA – Complete writing assignment – Mystery Writing (many of you are not following directions and it shows, please re-read all the directions, thank you!).
3 Religion – St. Joseph reading and step by step drawing. There is no need to submit your picture. We will be sharing our masterpieces during our first ZOOM meeting!!!
4 Make sure your Zoom account is up and ready to go!
5 Have an awesome weekend. We start all this over on Monday!
March 18, 2020
We will now be implementing zoom.us for our lessons. Zoom consists of video conferencing. We will be conducting these video meetings at least twice a week. Here is how to set up your account:
-Log on to zoom.us
-Sign in through your Google account (The one that is used for google classroom)
-Click join meeting, a code will need to be entered for you to join a meeting
-We are going to try to assign a certain time that we can all log on together. Please keep checking the Fourth-grade web page for continuous updates.
- Complete your Check In by 9:15 AM, remember this is how we take attendance
- You should only be in the Google Classrooms for your class. If you’re in 4-1 stay in the 4-1 classrooms, the same goes for 4-2 students
- ASK QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE THEM!
March 17, 2020
Please be aware that all fourth graders must Check-In by 9:30 Wednesday (3/18) Morning. Teachers will be attending a mandatory faculty meeting and will not post again until the early afternoon. For Wednesday (3/18) only, the fourth grade schedule will be:
AM – Early Check In/Attendance and writing prompt
PM – ELA in the afternoon
PM UPDATE: Good afternoon Fourth Grade! It’s been a very eventful day for us all. We commend both students and parents for working so diligently with us to make our first day of Distance Learning a success! Please continue to email us with your concerns and questions, we are available for you whenever you need to reach out. We completely understand that there are work schedules to contend with and we are happy to trouble shoot any issue at your convenience. We have spoken with many of you and our plan is to continue to respond as quickly as possible; hopefully, immediately. We have walked both students and parents through the Google Classroom set-up, and if that is what you need just let us know! With that said, please adhere to the following, it would be a great help!
- Complete your Check In by 9:30 AM, remember this is how we take attendance
- You should only be in the Google Classrooms for your class. If you’re in 4-1 stay in the 4-1 classrooms, the same goes for 4-2 students.
- We are working on a system for homework which will be available soon.
- ASK QUESTIONS WHEN YOU HAVE THEM!
AM UPDATE: Good morning Fourth Grade! Thank you to everybody for your questions and patience. As we have told many of you already, we are all learning together! We are both trying our very best to respond to all e-mails as quickly as possible. It seems like we have been able to trouble shoot most issues. We have been continuously working together to give the students the best distance learning experience possible. We are confident that as we navigate this uncharted territory, we will continue to improve. Please continue to check this class page for updates.
Please note that the videos for Science and Social Studies have been updated.
Mrs. La Puma and Ms. Paz
March 16, 2020
Emails/login and passwords were sent via email. If you have not received an email with your google classroom login and password please email us immediately. To log on go to: classroom.google.com and click on student. In order to get into a specific subject, you need to enter a class code, which is provided below.
Please log in by 9:30 for the start of the school day and for attendance to be taken. Please begin every day with the Check-In. Complete the Check-In task by 9:30 as it counts as your attendance. Assignments will be posted daily. Students will have until 3 pm to finish their daily assignments. If you are having difficulty logging into Option C or if you are not receiving Option C alerts please call Laurie Parmiter in the school office (718) 641-1316. Please e-mail us with any questions or concerns, we are responding immediately in most, if not all, cases.
March 15, 2020
To all parents and students of the Fourth Grade,
As many of you know, the DOE is closed from March 16 to April 20, as of now. This affects us as well. We will continue to give quality education and support during this time. Please be patient as we do our best to get our online classrooms set up. We are all learning together. As always, please send emails if you have any questions or concerns. We know many of you have concerns about the NY State exams, as do we. The Fourth Grade class page will be updated daily. We need prayers and the Grace of God more than ever. Please be safe!
The Fourth Grade Teachers,
Mrs. La Puma and Ms. Paz