Ms. Wejman

April 12th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 22nd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 22-26

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

The students will continue to multiply fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.  On Wednesday, they will work with other students to solve an open response problem involving making a fruit salad from different fractions of fruit.  On Thursday, they will critique other students’ work and make revisions to their own work.

 

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

The fourth graders will continue to read poetry and focus on the theme of the specific poem.  

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  

The students will begin to work on their poetry books.  Every poet will pick a theme for their book and they will have to write at least three poems pertaining to that theme.  Throughout the book, the poets will have to use figurative language, sensory imagery, repetition, appropriate line breaks, and correct spelling.  Ask your poet what the theme of his or her poetry book is.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read the stories in Lesson 28.   Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.  
Math Homelink 7.4 Homelink 7.5 Homelink 7.6 Math Homework Due.
April 12th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of April 22nd

Monday, April 22nd

This week for homework, read the stories in Lesson 28.  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.

Read Museums Worlds of Wisdom.  Which museum would be your favorite to visit.  Draw a picture of yourself there and write a caption of what you are doing.   Read the poems on page 42 and 43.  Write your own poem about a museum.   Complete the activity on page 44.   
Complete the activity on page 45.  You must write out all of the sentences.   Read Museums Worlds of Wisdom. Identify the main idea of each of the four subtitles.     Pretend you have visited one of the museums mentioned in Museums Worlds of Wisdom.  Write a letter to Miss Wejman about what you did there. Your letter should have five sentences and be written in correct letter format.  
How are the poems on pages 42 and 43 different?  How are they the same? Please write your observations in a Venn Diagram.    Write a letter to Miss Wejman about what you learned from reading Making the Most From Trash.  Your letter should have five sentences and be written in correct letter format.   As you are reading, identify an unfamiliar word.  Include the word written in the sentence. Explain how you used context clues to define the word.  Then, look up the word to find the actual definition.
April 5th, 2019

RAY WARRIOR PRE & POST SPRING BREAK CHALLENGE

Qualifying Criteria: On time and Present Every day and no Infractions!

Week 30 – April 12, 2019- Staff vs Students Sports Event

Week 31 – April 26, 2019-Spring Fling Party!!!

April 4th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 8th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 8th-12th

 

Report Card Pick Up

Chicago Public Schools have assigned Wednesday, April 10th, as report card pick up day.  The students of Room 207 will be leading the conference. Please make sure that your fourth grader is with you at the conference.  If you have not already signed up for a time, please contact me to do so.

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.  

We will begin the third quarter with converting between cups, pints, and gallons.  Please review these measurements with your fourth grader using kitchen measuring utensils.  During the rest of the week, we will multiplying fractions by whole numbers. The students will also be able to identify the multiples of a unit fraction.  

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  

The fourth grade writers will continue to write poetry for poetry month. The teacher will continue to read Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher.  The students will be inspired to write poems with alliteration, repetition, similes, metaphors, and personification.  

 

Reading: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.  

As we begin our poetry unit in reading, the fourth graders will identify the figurative language in specific poems.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read the stories in Lesson 27 Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.  
Math Homelink 7.1 Homelink 7.2 Homelink 7.3 Math Homework Due.  

 

April 4th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of April 8th

Monday, April 8th

This week for homework, read the stories in Lesson 27.  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.

Read The Frog in the Milk Pail.  Why is the moral of the story to never give up?   Read Amphibian Alert. Identify the main idea of the four subtitles.   Read the poems on pages 28 and 29.  Write your own poem about a frog.
Read the three fables on page 30.  Identify the moral of each story. Write a summary of The Frog in the Milk Pail in the three to five sentences.   Which picture do you think is the most interesting in Amphibian Alert? Why do you think this? Write a new caption for the picture.  
Create a plot mountain of The Frog in the Milk Pail.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about The Frog in the Milk Pail. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Write a summary of Amphibian Alert in three to five sentences.  

 

March 29th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 1st

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 1-4

 

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

We will begin the week with multiplying fractions by whole numbers.  Since Monday’s lesson will be the last lesson of Chapter 6, we will take the Unit 6 Test on Wednesday and the Cumulative Test on Thursday.  On the Unit 6 Test, the students will be assessed on dividing multiples of hundreds and thousands, dividing a two digit number by a one digit number, solving word problems with division and mixed numbers, finding the perimeter of a rectangle with the given area, identifying angle measure, converting pounds to ounces, and identifying an angle as acute, right, reflex, or obtuse.  On Thursday’s Cumulative Test, the students will be assessed on multiplicative comparison statements, identifying factor pairs, knowing the difference between prime and composite numbers, finding area and perimeter, symmetry, comparing fractions with unlike denominators, equivalent fractions, converting fractions to decimals, comparing decimals, converting millimeters to centimeters, hours to minutes, liters to milliliters, seconds to minutes and meters to centimeters, angle measure, adding and subtracting numbers in the ten thousands place, drawing shapes with symmetry, and plotting and using data on a line plot.  Please let me know if there are any skills that you would want me to practice with your fourth grader.

 

Reading: Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part.  

The readers will focus on the skill of cause and effect while reading their real life mysteries.  They will identify what the effect of the cause of the event was while reading. Ask your fourth grader about the real life mysteries they are reading.  Because we are done with the Journeys book, the students will now read stories found in Paths to Discoveries. This week, they will be reading the stories in Lesson 26 and completing the Tic Tac Toe activities.  

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  

April is poetry month! To inspire the writers of fourth graders writers to become poets they will be read parts of Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher.  This week, he will inspire the fourth grade poets to write a poem to a family member, x-ray their emotions, and using imagery.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.13 Math Homework Due Unit 6 Math Test Cumulative Math Test
Reading Read stories in Lesson 26. Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due

 

March 29th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of April 1st

Monday, April 1, 2019

This week for homework, read the stories in Lesson 26 in Paths to Discovery.  By Thursday, 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.

Make a plot mountain of The Girl Who Loved Spiders.   Write the main idea for each subtitle on   pages 12-13. Complete the activity on page 16.  
Complete the activity on pages 18-19. Write a summary of The Girl Who Loved Spiders.  Your summary should be three-five sentences and should identify the who, what, where, why, and when of the story.   Make an inference in The Girl Who Loved Spiders. Include the explicit text evidence with the inference.    
Make a comic of The Girls Who Loved Spiders.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about The Girl Who Loved Spiders. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Write a poem about a spider.  

 

March 22nd, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 25th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 25th-29th

 

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

As the students are reading their real life mysteries, they will summarize the text.  The reader knows that the summary includes the who, what, where, why, and when of the text.  The reader also knows that a good summary should be approximately three-five sentences. Because the students have read all of the stories in the Journeys book, they are due back at school this week.  In return for the Journey’s book, they will receive a Path to Discovery book. Next week, the students will receive activities to complete for the stories in the book. Therefore, there will be no formal reading assigned this week.  

 

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

The students will continue to respond to the prompt that they previously received.  Last week, the writers read a story about a girl who had wacky shoes that would not come off of her feet. The students have to rewrite the story with themselves as the first person narrator with shoes that would not come off of their feet.  They will be graded on responding to the prompt, using descriptive verbs in the past tense, using appropriate paragraph breaks, beginning sentences in a variety of ways, using dialogue to show how a character responds to a situation, and conventions.  Final drafts are due before Friday.

 

Math: Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement.

This week students will explore angles. They will create their own angle measurer and will then learn to measure angles more accurately with a protractor. Later in the week they will learn that two angles side by side can be added in order to get the measure of their combined angle. We will then end the week by going back to practice fractions and mixed numbers.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.9 Homelink 6.10 Homelink 6.11 Homelink 6.12 Math Homework Due
Reading Return Journeys book to school.  

 

March 15th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of March 18th

March 18, 2019

This week for homework, read The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov.  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 632 and 633 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 649.   Answer the stop and think question on page 644 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 643. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 635. Complete the Text to Self activity on page 649.
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 641. 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.
March 15th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 18th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 18th-22nd

 

IAR Testing

The Fourth Graders will take the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  A note from CPS was sent home about this assessment last week. Because of the test, students will not have formal math lessons on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Therefore, math homework will only be assigned on Thursday.

 

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

This week’s passage will be about a girl who found a pair of wacky shoes that would not come off her feet.  The fourth grade writers will have to rewrite the story imagining that they were the ones that found the pair of wacky shoes that would not come off their feet.  They will rewrite the narrative using details from the text. They will be graded on how they respond to the prompt, use appropriate paragraph breaks, begin sentences in a variety of ways, use dialogue to show how a character responds to a situation, use correct verb tense, and use correct conventions.  

 

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

The readers will continue to read their real life mysteries focusing on features of informational text.  As they are reading, they will use explicit text evidence to make an inference.

 

Math: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.

This Thursday in math, students will continue to practice division. We will focus on problems that have a remainder and determine how the remainder will be interpreted based on the number story.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read The Fun They Had Complete Three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.  
Math Homelink 6.8

 

March 8th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of March 11th

March 4, 2019

This week for homework, read Owen and Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumba.  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 608 and 609 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 627.   Answer the stop and think question on page 621 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 619. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 611. Complete the Comic Strip activity on page 623.
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 615 in five or more sentences. 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.
March 1st, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 4th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 4th-8th

 

Reading: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.  

Over the last four weeks, the fourth grade readers were all given a mystery to read with their guided reading group.  This week, the group will use the plot of the book to practice to create a skit based on their book to perform to the class on Friday.  

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  

The writing genre for the month of March will be responding to a prompt.  Each Monday the fourth grader will receive a passage. Before they read the passage, they will receive a prompt to give them a purpose for reading.  During this first week of March, they will read a passage written in the third person about a seal’s rescue. The prompt will have the student rewrite the passage in first person from the seal’s point of view.  While responding to the prompt, the writers will focus on word choice. In addition to responding to the prompt, they will also grade writing samples of other fourth grade writers.

 

Math: Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division.

This week in math students will be doing a lot of work with division.They will learn vocabulary related to division along with multiple ways to view division. One of these ways will be discussing how division is related to multiplication.Students will also learn a variety of strategies to solve division problems, one of these being partial-quotients.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.1 Homelink 6.2 Homelink 6.3 Homelink 6.4 Math Homework Due
Reading Read The Ever Living Tree.   Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.