Room 207

Peek at the Week

December 16th-20th

Math: Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Before we leave for winter break, the fourth graders will take the Unit 3 Assessment. On this test, they will solve word problems involving fractions, identify equivalent fractions, plot fractions on a number line, convert fractions to decimals, and convert centimeters to millimeters. They will also take an Open Response portion to the test. For this part of the test, they will have to show different strategies to compare fractions. During the first part of the week, we will be using measurement to explore decimals. We will also be comparing fractions. Please let me know if your fourth grader needs any practice with any of the concepts that will be assessed.

Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

As we continue to read biographies, the fourth graders will use explicit text evidence to make an inference of what they have read. Thursday, January 30th will be the Fourth Grade Wax Museum. For the Wax Museum, every fourth grader will dress up as a person that they read a biography of during the second quarter. The fourth grader is able to pick his or her own biography to read. All of the work for the wax museum will be done at school. Therefore, the fourth grader needs to bring the biography to school on Monday, January 6th. There are a plethora of biographies in the classroom that your fourth grader can also choose to pick. Throughout the month of January, comprehension activities will pertain to the biography so the fourth grader will leave the biography at school. The only work that the fourth grader will have to do at home is to pick a costume and a prop. More information about the Wax Museum will be forthcoming in the new year. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the wax museum.

Writing: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

The fourth grade writers will publish their books this week. Mini-lessons will focus on using transitional words, spelling words correctly, and beginning sentences in a variety of ways. The students will also work with another writer to peer edit their writing. Everyone is welcome to attend the publishing party at 3PM on Friday.

Homework |
Monday |
Tuesday |
Wednesday |
Thursday |
Friday |

Math |
Homelink 3.11 |
Homelink 3.12 |
Homelink 3.13 |
Homelink 3.10 |
Math Homework Due |

Reading |
Read The Earth Dragon Awakes. |
Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities. |
Reading Homework Due. |