Hello Parents and Friends,

Welcome to spring! Now that the season of Lent has passed and we continue to celebrate the Easter season, I want to share some important information with my 4th grade parents. Your children will be completing state assessments on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 10: ELA

Thursday, April 12: ELA

Tuesday, April 17: Mathematics

Thursday, April 19: Mathematics

Needless to say, it is so vital that students are well-rested, on time, and ready to go on these days. My kiddos are absolutely brilliant, and I have no doubts that they will perform quite well on the assessments; nonetheless, a good night of rest and a nutritious breakfast will go a long way. Help me as I prepare your children for continued academic success.

 Curriculum Plan:

    • Math-  We are working on measurements and conversions.  
    • Science- We are beginning our last unit of focus which is life science (my favorite).
    • Religion- Students are making final preparations for the diocesan examination. Also, we are piloting lessons from a religion series that will be part of the religion curriculum next year at St. Jude.
    • Second Step- Our focus in Second Step will continue to be on human emotions and managing our feelings and behaviors in different situations.
    • Social Studies- Students are continuing to study the regions of the United States. Our focus is now on the Southeast. 

Thank you for all of your hard work this year assisting your child with his/her educational journey. It truly takes a team to make things successful, and I am proud to be part of the St. Jude team.  


Until next time,

Mr. Zimmerman and his AMAZING 4th grade class