Stephanie DiPaolo


Students may bring a water bottle to keep at their desk each day and are encouraged to do so. Healthy snacks are also allowed such as fruits and vegetables and/or non sugary snacks like crackers and pretzels. I also allow sugarless gum in my classroom as long as students are respectful and responsible with chewing  gum. Brain research actually supports chewing gum and it cleans your teeth too!


Because of food allergies, we are not allowed to share birthday treats at Fischer.  If your student would like, they may bring in a non-food item to share with the class (pencils, book, stickers, erasers, bookmarks).  If your student has a summer birthday, we will celebrate their birthday at the end of the school year.  Please do not send birthday invitations to be passed out at school, unless the entire class is invited.

Specials Schedule:

Monday: Muic & Spanish
Tuesday:  Spanish & P.E.
Wednesday: Library
Thursday: Music & P.E.
Friday: Art

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Mrs. DiPaolo's Class



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Homework and Student Planners:

Students are asked to read at home every night and fill out a reading log.  We also ask that they practice their facts 15 minutes each night until they pass out of division. Students will take a placement test in Xtra Math and can use that site at home or flash cards to practice. There might be nights where extra homework is assigned and it will be noted in your student's planner.  Please check their planner and Boomerang Folders every night.

40 Book Challenge:

The 40 Book challenge is a fun challenge for our fourth graders to read 40 Books by the end of the year in different genres! Check in with your student and see how they are doing in the challenge.  Ask them what genres they have read so far.  To stay on track for completing the challenge, students should read 13 books by the end of the 1st trimester.


Fiction Reading Unit

Students will:

*Recognize different types of fiction (fantasy, traditional literature, and realistic fiction)

*Identify common story elements and key details in fiction stories (characters, setting, plot, conflict, and resolution)

*Infer characters' traits and feelings using background knowledge and text evidence

*Understand the narrative, chronological structure of fiction (beginning, middle, and end)

*Use personal background knowledge and textual evidence to determine the central message or theme of various fiction texts

*Determine the meaning of vocabulary words using context clues

*Determine the meaning of nonliteral or figurative language as it is used in a text

*Identify the tone or mood of a story and their emotional response to a text

*Summarize fictional texts

*Identify key details in the text to support written responses




Eureka Math Module 1:  Place Value, Rounding, and Algorithms for Addition and Subtraction


By the end of this module students will be able to:

  • recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right (4.NBT.1)
  • read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.  (4.NBT.2)
  • compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place using <, >, and = symbols to record the results. (4.NBT.2)
  • use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place. (4.NBT.3)
  • fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm. (4.NBT.4)
  • solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. (4.OA.3)