Welcome! Class of 2019-2020


Dear Fourth Graders and Parents,


            Welcome to class 4-3 located in room 32!  I am so happy that you are in my class this year!  I hope that everyone had a fun summer and is ready to start the new school year.   

            Students, I hope that you are excited to begin fourth grade because this will be a fun, fabulous and fascinating year of learning!  Fourth grade is a year in which you will share many positive learning experiences as you become more independent and take on more responsibilities.  Throughout the year, we will strengthen and expand your skills as readers, writers, and mathematical problem-solvers as we tackle new concepts and challenges in all academic areas.  We will read, discuss, and write about intriguing new topics to refine and improve your literacy skills.  We will work to improve your spelling, grammar, and punctuation.  In social studies, we will explore the history of New York, and learn more about our government.  Get ready to stretch your marvelous math skills as we delve even more deeply into place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, estimation, geometry and more!  In science, some of the topics we will be exploring are ecosystems, biomes, electricity, energy, space and weather.  The fourth grade curriculum is very interesting but challenging as well.  Always remember though, if it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.

            Parents, you are the most important people in a child’s life and I look forward to working together for the benefit of your child. When school and home work together as a team, it ensures that each student’s fourth grade experience will be a successful one.

            Parents, please encourage your child at home to be a responsible student, and to always do their best work.  I need your help to make sure that your child has completed his or her assignments.  Please remember check your child's agenda, homework folder, and backpack nightly.  I encourage you do this together with your child.  I also need you to help your child study for quizzes and tests, if necessary.  Together, we will make this year a successful one for your child.

            Students, please remember to bring your enthusiasm for learning, a positive attitude, sense of humor, caring heart, and willingness to work hard.   With these qualities in place, we can accomplish fantastic feats in fourth grade!  I can’t wait to get started!

            Parents, please fill out and return the packet of forms that were sent home today as soon as possible.  I told the kids that I was giving you homework instead of them. They were thrilled!

            I look forward to meeting you at Curriculum Night on ______________, September ______.  In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone at the school, or by email.  My email address is jfiore@sachem.edu.




Mr. Fiore

Jim Fiore,
Aug 24, 2014, 8:18 PM