“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
Stations of the Cross Coloring Sheets – Printable
Benefits of Coloring for Kids:
- Improves Motor Skills
- Stimulates Creativity
- Contributes to Better Handwriting
- Teaches Color Awareness, Recognition and Discernment
- Improves Focus and Hand to Eye Coordination
- Helps Learn about Boundaries, Structure and Spacial Awareness
- Improves Confidence and Self Esteem
- Helps Self-Expression
- Is Therapy and Stress Relief
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
Zoom Meeting Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 AM
Mrs. Jennifer La Puma – email@example.com
Ms. Sandra Paz – firstname.lastname@example.org
April 7, 20202
Please note we will no longer be using Zoom. We are working on setting up a new platform and will update you soon. THERE IS NO 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 – Mrs. La Puma ID: 270 384 5136
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!
MEETING ID: 314-191-5875
March 25, 2020
Fourth Grade Zoom Meeting Tomorrow – Thursday March 26, 2020 10:00 AM
MEETING ID: 314-191-5875
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. Below please find the link for Mr. Baldassare’s Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/meeting/845661771 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
4-1 code for Ms. Paz- 314 191 5875
4-2 code for Mrs. La Puma 270 384 5136
-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