Ms. Wejman

March 30th, 2020

Remote Learning

Remote learning begins on April 13th. Please let me know if your family needs a device to assist your child with learning.

Thank you!

March 30th, 2020

Social Studies Assignment

For Social Studies, please continue your Women’s History projects. Shout out to the 4th graders who have already sent me their ideas or drafts via email.
Remember, these projects can be done via email, video ( FaceTime, zoom) or telephone. Initially, I recommended trying to pick someone other than your mom but interviewing your mother is perfectly fine. If you wanted to still interview a Ray school teacher please dojo or email me at mrtoney@cps.edu. Let me know which Ray School Teacher and I will contact that teacher and ask them if they are willing to participate via email.
We are coming to the end of Women’s History Month. Please select 1-2 women from the sheets on Dojo to find more about. You can either write notes on a separate  sheet of paper or complete one of the attached sheet. Or if you are really ambitious create a drawing, poster or google slide or PowerPoint about one of these women. You can screen shot if a poster/drawing  and send it to my email or upload a photo on
Dojo. If a slide presentation send it to
Me like you have in the past.
Good luck!
Dr. James

March 30th, 2020

Week of March 30th Peek at the Week

Good Morning 4th Grade Students and Families, 

I hope everyone is doing well, and staying healthy and safe.  Know that I miss seeing and teaching you all very much. As a reminder I will send out a weekly plan for you to work on. If you do not have access to a printer, please complete the work on loose leaf paper or in a notebook.  You can bring your completed assignments to me when we return, or send them through class dojo/email. 

This week’s focus in reading will be to make inferences as you read. Please do this with everything you are reading.  An inference requires the reader to use information (clues) from the text and what you already know to figure out something the author did not tell you or you have not read yet. Continue to read the next story in our nonfiction mystery unit about Bigfoot! I cannot wait to see what inferences are made in the text. 

Please complete the reading activities listed below;

  1. Bigfoot Reading and Questions. Read pages 5-7 (https://app.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e78daccb272fa00183d0d2c)
  2. Go to the following website and complete section H. Inference! https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-4
  3. Read the following passage and answer the questions; https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Iw4BTAG3Vf1iW3Hgmt50E9GxZ9F2IdXZ/view?usp=sharing 

This week’s math focus will be on measuring angles- but do not forget to continue practicing division!  I will leave the following videos for you to reference for additional support with partial quotients and long division.  

Please complete the math activities listed below; 

Please email or message me with any questions!  Don’t forget to share school spirit photos on Warrior Wednesday 🙂 

Have a great week!

Ms. Wejman

March 27th, 2020

Reading Opportunity

Hello Fourth Grade!
Everyone has the opportunity to participate in the Six Flags Read to Succeed program. If you read for six hours and log in the hours before April 17, 2020, you will receive one free ticket admission to Six Flags Great America.
Here is the information:
You are able to register at home. Log in your reading hours and once you hit six hours, you will be able to receive a ticket to Six Flags Great America.
To register directly, follow these instructions:
Register child at sixflags.com/books
Use code: 7HPSA
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

Happy Reading!
Miss Wejman

March 23rd, 2020

Weekly Update

Good Morning 4th Grade Students and Families, 

 

Each week I will send out a weekly overview of topics to focus on in Reading and Math! 

 

This week’s focus in reading will be to identify the main idea and key details as you read. Please do this with everything you are reading.  The main idea of a passage is what the passage is mostly about. The key details in a passage support the main idea. We will also continue our mystery unit and read a nonfiction mystery about the Loch Ness Monster! In addition to reading your independent reading book, please complete the following activities;

  1. Loch Ness Monster Reading and Questions (sent through Class Dojo) 
  2. Main Idea Questions- Go to the following website to complete! https://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-4/determine-the-main-idea-of-a-passage
  3. Read the following passage and answer the questions; https://www.luminpdf.com/viewer/5e78d14e53422600175392a9

 

We will focus on division this week in Math.  You will divide numbers using partial quotients and/or long division.  Please reference the following videos to help you with partial quotients and long division.  You can practice dividing numbers on IXL (https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-4). In addition, please complete the following math journal pages (6.6-6.8- sent through Class Dojo).

 

 

 

March 16th, 2020

Book Report Form

Book Report Form

 

Title of the book:_________________________________________________

 

Author of the book: _______________________________________________

 

Genre: _________________________________________________________

 

Illustrator of the book:_____________________________________________

 

Number of pages:________________________________________________

 

 

Directions: Answer each question in a complete sentence. Use as many details as possible. Please use a separate sheet of paper to record your responses.

 

  1. Who is the main character in the book?  List three character traits that describe this character (See character trait list). List some important details that support why you selected those character traits.

 

  1. What is the setting of the story? (Where did it take place?)

 

 

  1. Describe at least one important or interesting event that took place in the story. Use as many details as possible.

 

  1. What is your favorite part of the book? Why?

 

 

  1. What is the problem the character faced?  Did he/she solve the problem?

 

 

  1. How did the character solve the problem? If the problem was not resolved, how would you have solved that problem?

 

 

  1. How does the book end? How could the book have ended differently?

 

 

  1. Make a prediction: If there was a sequel to this story, what do you think will happen next?

 

 

  1. Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not
March 16th, 2020

Fourth Grade School Closure Letter

March 16, 2020 

Dear 4th Grade parents,  

As a result of the school closures, we will provide work for our 4th grade students to complete during their time away from school. All student work will be distributed in a digital format.  In addition, students received enrichment packets today (the link to the enrichment packets can be found below). Please look on our teacher websites via and click on and select the classroom teacher from the drop box.

We expect students to read and practice math daily. The following should be completed upon their return on March 31,2020:

  • One book report (please see teacher blog for format)
  • Practice their Southeast Region states/ Online Settera  (See Dr. James’ Blog)
  • Work on their Women’s History Project (See Dr. James’ Blog)

Students can also work on the following during our time out of the classroom:

We have ensured that students know how to access websites/assignments and know their usernames/passwords.

Should there be any questions regarding digital platform access or assignments in general, please email teachers at:

Ms. Lemberis- etlemberis@cps.edu

Dr. Toney- James – mrtoney@cps.edu

Ms. Wejman- jmwejman@cps.edu

Students and teachers can communicate via CPS email addresses and class dojo.

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the district’s plan, feel free to access CPS School Health and Wellness.

Any school related concerns please feel free to email any of us.  

Additional 4th Grade Resources

 

  • Social Science Resources: 

 

States and Capitals Practice/ Social Science (US Capitals emphasis on Southeast Region)

Online Settera- https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3003

 

  • Reading Resources:

 

  1. Vocabulary Word Work   https://www.sadlierconnect.com/vw/vocabularyworkshop.com
  2. Science Resources: https://superscience.scholastic.com (classroom password: rayroom312)

Thank you for your continued support.  We are looking forward to our return back to school.

 

March 6th, 2020

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 9th

Room 207 

Peek at the Week

Week of March 9th-13th

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic. 

We will begin the week with interpreting remainders in an open response problem.  The fourth graders will also convert tons to pounds and pounds to ounces. Ask your fourth grader how many ounces are in a pound.  We will end the week practicing partial quotient division.  

Reading: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.  

For our second five weeks of third quarter, we will be reading real life mysteries.  Every fourth grader will read a collection of nonfiction events that people are still unsure about how they happened or ended.  Ask your fourth grader to tell you which real life mystery he or she is most intrigued about from their anthology.  

Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.  

This week, the fourth graders will be reading informational text about hot air balloons.  After they read the passage, they will respond to the prompt. They will also have a chance to grade writing samples.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.5 Homelink 6.6 Homelink 6.7 Homelink 6.8 Math Homework Due.
Reading Read The Ever Living Tree.   Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.  
March 6th, 2020

Homework ~ Week of March 9th

Monday, March 9, 2020

This week for homework, read The Ever-Living Tree by Linda Vieria.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.  

Use each vocabulary word on pages 580 and 581 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Using a Venn Diagram, complete the Text to Text activity on page 603.   Read the Stop and Think on page 593.  Identify one simile on page 593 and explain the meaning of it.  
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 589. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 583.  Complete the Web of Life Activity on Page 599 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 590.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this text. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences.  Answer the essential question in five or more sentences. 

 

February 28th, 2020

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 2nd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 2nd-6th

Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.  

During the month of March, the fourth grader will read an informational text passage and respond to the prompt.  The first passage that the fourth grader will be reading is about sharks. They will use details and images to describe characteristics about sharks.  In addition to responding to the prompt, they will also critique and grade other student samples.  

 

Reading: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.  

Since this is the final week of the mystery unit, the fourth graders will work with their guided reading group to create and perform a skit of the book.  

 

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  

During the month of March, the fourth graders will be dividing.  We will begin with using basic facts. From there, we will divide multiples of ten and hundred.  We will then practice division by finding the missing side of a rectangle given the area. The fourth graders will also begin dividing using the partial products method.  This concept will be introduced this week. Throughout the month, we will be practicing partial product division. If you want to teach your child the traditional method of long division, that is fine.  Division is a difficult concept to grasp. Please let me know if your fourth grader needs additional assistance.  

 

Alvin Ailey Field Trip 

On Friday, we will be going to the Auditorium Theater to see Alvin Ailey.  Thank you to everyone who submitted the field trip form and money.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.1 Homelink 6.2 Homelink 6.3 Homelink 6.4 Math Homework Due. 
Reading Read I Could Do That.   Complete Three Tic Tac Toe assignments. Reading Homework Due. 

 

February 28th, 2020

Homework ~ Week of March 2nd

Monday, March 2, 2020

This week for homework, read I Could Do That  by Linda Arms White.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.  

Use each vocabulary word on pages 556 and 557  in a sentence. Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Using a Venn Diagram, complete the Text to Text activity on page 575.   Answer the stop and think question on page 570 in five or more sentences. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 567. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 559.  Complete the Timeline Activity on Page 571.
Read the Stop and Think on page 565.  Identify three idioms in this story. Explain what these idioms mean.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences.  Answer the essential question in five or more sentences. 

 

February 21st, 2020

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 24th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 24th-28th 

 

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

As the fourth graders continue to read mysteries, they will use the explicit text evidence to make an inference in the text.  The fourth graders have learned that to make an inference a reader needs to use schema (background knowledge) and text evidence.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, practice using the explicit text evidence to make an inference.  

 

Math: Draw and identify lines and angles and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

In the learning of angles, the fourth graders will learn the meaning of right, acute, obtuse, straight, and reflex angles.  To continue with geometry, they will explore properties with symmetric shape. Finally, we will end Unit 5, with solving multi-step multiplication number stories.  We will end the week with taking the Unit 5 Test. On Thursday, the students will be assessed on unit fractions, decomposing fractions, solving word problems adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, plotting data on a line plot, identifying lines of symmetry, and solving a multi-step multiplication problem.  On Friday, the fourth graders will take the Open Response assessment. For this portion of the test, they will fix errors in a student’s partial product multiplication problem.  

 

Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.  

The fourth grade writers will finish their mystery final drafts this week.  Before they publish their final drafts, they will use the ipad to spell words correctly, give feedback to another writer, and make sure that all proper nouns are capitalized.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 5-11 Homelink 5-12 Homelink 5-13 Math Homework Due 
Reading Read the World According to Humphrey and complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.