Ms. Wejman

November 15th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of November 18th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of November 18th-22nd 

 

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  We will begin the week with completing the “What’s my Rule” routine to analyze patterns. On Tuesday, the students will be assessed on concepts taught on Unit 2.  Concepts assessed include drawing arrays, factors and multiples, identifying area, converting hours to minutes, multiplicative comparison problems, identifying right angles, identifying quadrilateral properties, symmetry, completing a “What’s My Rule?” problem, solving a multi-step word problem, and finding the area of a rectilinear figure.  On Thursday, the students will take the Unit 2 Cumulative Assessment. The students will be assessed on place value, addition, subtraction, perimeter, and word problems. Please let me know if you would like me to practice any math skills with your fourth grader.  

 

Writing: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.  

This week’s opinion topic is if students should choose their own seats in class.  We will focus on writing an introduction, three body paragraphs with reasons and explanations, and ending with a conclusion.  Ask your fourth grader to identify their opinion regarding sitting where they want in class.  

 

Reading: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text.  

The biography genre will begin in guided reading groups.  While working in groups, students will use context clues to identify unfamiliar words. 

 

Homework  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 2.13 Math Homework Due 
Reading Read Dear Mr. Winston.    Complete three Tic Tac Toe assignments.   Reading Homework Due.  
November 15th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of November 18th

Monday, November 18th 

This week for homework, read Dear Mr. Winston by Ken Roberts.  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 222 and 223 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Complete the Venn Diagram found on page 241 for the Text to Text activity.  Answer the stop and think question on page 228. Identify a question that you have and make a prediction about what you think the answer will be. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 235. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 225.  Answer the Stop and Think question on page 236 in five or more sentences.  
Complete the Write  a Reply activity found on page 237. 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. 

 

November 8th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of November 11th

Monday, November 11, 2019

This week for homework, read Me and Uncle Romie by Claire Hartfield.  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 196 and 197 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Independently complete the Plan a Tour activity found on page 213. Answer the stop and think question on page 203 in five or more sentences. Identify evidence of why this story is told in the first or third person. Why do you think the author wrote in this person? 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 204. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 199.  Answer the Stop and Think question on page 206 in five or more sentences.  
Complete the Write About Gifts activity found on page 213. 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. 

 

November 8th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of November 11th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of November 11th-15th

 

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

On Tuesday, the fourth graders will classify quadrilaterals by their properties.  They will continue with their study of geometry by identifying lines of symmetry of polygons and pictures later in the week.  

 

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

The readers will end their fiction unit with creating a book cover of one of the books that they read in guided reading.  The book cover will showcase the reading skills that they practiced during the first quarter. For example, on the cover, they will identify the character trait of the protagonist of the book.  In the inside, they will identify the main idea, theme, and use explicit text evidence to make an inference. On the back cover, they will write an effective summary. A rubric will be used to grade the book covers so that the fourth graders know the expectations of the assignment.  

 

Writing: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.  

The writing genre of the month of November is opinion writing.  Every week the fourth graders will be given a topic to debate. Each fourth grader will take a side and write their opinion.  This week’s debate is about schools being able to celebrate Halloween. Ask your fourth grader to share his or her opinion with you.  

 

Homework  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 2.11 Homelink 2.12 Math Homework Due 
Reading  Read Me and Uncle Romie. Complete three tic tac toe activities.    Reading Homework Due.  

 

November 5th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of November 4th

Room 207

Peek at the Week 

Week of November 4th-8th

 

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

During October, the fourth graders responded to a prompt after reading a passage.  This week, they will choose one of the three prompts to write as a final draft. They will be graded on responding to the prompt,  writing a luring lead, ending in an unforgettable way, using descriptive words, dialogue, and spelling.   

 

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

The fourth grade readers will be summarizing text.  They know that a good summary includes the who, what, where, why, and when of the text written in approximately three-five sentences.  

 

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

We will continue to use multiplication this week.  First, the fourth graders will convert units of time to smaller units of time.  Then, the students will use multiplication to solve word problems that use comparison.  Finally, we will end the week with classifying triangles.  

Homework  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 2.7 Homelink 2.8 Homelink 2.9 Homelink 2.10 Math Homework Due 
Reading  Read Coming Distractions Questioning Movies  Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities Tic Tac Toe activities due.  

 

November 5th, 2019

5omework ~ Week of November 4th

November 4, 2019

This week for homework, read Coming Distractions Questioning Movies by Frank W. Baker.  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 172 and 173 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Complete the Stop and Think on page 184. Identify the meaning of the movie jargon.    Answer the stop and think question on page 181 in five or more sentences. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 179. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 175.  Complete the Analyze a Film activity on page 187 in five or more sentences. 
Complete the text to text activity on page 191 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. 

 

October 11th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of October 15th

Room 207 

Peek at the Week

Week of October 15th-19th

 

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

This week’s passage will be about two boys going on a camping trip.  The writers will have to rewrite the story from the other boy’s point of view.  Writing mini lessons will focus on using similes, using description to show how characters respond to a situation, and writing a luring lead.  

 

Math: Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.  

As the students continue to practice multiplication, they will identify multiples of a given number.  They will also be able to identify the difference between prime and composite numbers. Every fourth grader should know that the only two factors that a prime has is 1 and itself and that a composite number has more than two factors.  The students will also use multiplicative reasoning to solve an open response problem. On Wednesday, they will work with their group to make a conjecture. On Thursday, the students will analyze student work and revise their own work. Homework will be due on Thursday this week.  

 

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

The fourth grade readers will be able to identify the difference between the main idea and theme of the text.  When they identify the main idea of the text, they should be specific with the who and what of the text in one sentence.  In their identification of theme, the reader should state the author’s purpose of writing the text as a lesson or moral that can be applied to everyday life.  

 

Homework  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 2.5 Homelink 2.6 Math Homework Due 
Reading Read Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude.   Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due 

 

October 11th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of October 15th

October 15, 2018

This week for homework, read Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley.  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 146 and 147 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Complete the Short Response activity on page 163 in five or more sentences.   Answer the stop and think question on page 155 in five or more sentences. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 159. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 149.  Complete the Text to Text activity found on page 167 using a Venn Diagram.  
Complete the Draw a Cartoon Activity found on page 163 independently.  Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this fairy tale.  Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences.  Answer the essential question in five or more sentences. 

 

October 4th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of October 7th

Monday, October 7th 

This week for homework, read Stormalong by Mary Pope Osborne.  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 114 and 115 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 137.   Answer the stop and think question on page 126 in five or more sentences. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 120. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 117.  Complete the Short Response Activity on Page 133 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 129 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. 
October 4th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of October 7th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of October 7th-11th

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

To begin our unit on multiplication, the fourth graders will create arrays.  They will also use multiplication to find the formula for the area of a rectangle.  The students will be able to know the factor and a product of a multiplication equation.  Additionally, the students will know the difference between a multiple and a factor.  

 

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

This week, the fourth grade writers will be responding to a prompt after reading a passage about “wacky shoes”.  In the story, the Wacky Shoes won’t come off of girl’s feet. The fourth graders will rewrite the story as it happened to them.  Writing skills that the writers will work on this week include using past tense verbs, dialogue, transitional words, and writing an exciting climax.   

 

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

The fourth grade readers will continue to make inferences in the text.  They will know that to make an inference they will use the explicit text evidence with their schema. Practice making inferences when reading with your fourth grader at home.  

Homework  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math  Homelink 2.1 Homelink 2.2 Homelink 2.3 Homelink 2.4 Math Homework Due 
Reading  Read Stormalong.  

Complete three tic tac toe activities  

Reading Homework Due 

 

September 27th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of September 30th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of September 30th-October 4th 

 

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

We will begin the week with developing a formula for finding the perimeter of a rectangle.  The students will all know that the perimeter is the distance AROUND a shape. They will know that the formula is the length+length+width+width.  Please practice this formula and concept with your fourth grader at home. Because perimeter is the last concept that will be taught in Unit 1, the students will be assessed on everything that they learned in math during the first five weeks of fourth grade on Tuesday.  Concepts assessed on the Unit 1 Test include place value, rounding, multi-step problems, adding and subtracting multiple digit numbers, converting yards to feet, identifying right angles, and finding the perimeter of a rectangle. Please let me know if there is a math skill that you would like us to practice with your fourth grader.  On Wednesday, the fourth graders will take the Open Response assessment. They will analyze the subtraction work of two fourth graders and be able to explain their thinking. Additionally, they will be challenged to draw as many rectangles as they can with a given perimeter. Since the students only have one formal math lesson, math homework will be due on Tuesday.  With the new month, comes a new operation for the Tuesday Timed Test. The students will be tested on answering as many multiplication facts as they can in five minutes. If your fourth grader is not able to answer 100 problems in five minutes, please practice multiplication facts at home.  

 

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

With the new month, comes a new writing genre.  Narrative writing will still be a focus but they will have to respond to a prompt from a literary text.  The first text is about a seal being rescued. The prompt tells the writer to change the story so that it is written in the seal’s point of view.  Throughout the week, they will work on using dialogue correctly, sensory details, and writing an unforgettable ending. They will also critique other student writing samples.  

 

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

In guided reading groups, the fourth grade readers will practice making inferences.  The students will be taught that readers make an inference by using explicit text evidence to draw a conclusion about something that is not stated.  At home, ask your fourth grade reader to make an inference using explicit text evidence. Because we are halfway done with the first quarter, the students will be assigned their mid quarter reading assessment.  The readers will be assessed on all of the reading skills that they learned from the first part of fourth grade. To demonstrate their reading, they will make a book cover of The Whipping Boy. On the cover, they will illustrate a picture of one of the characters to depict his character trait.  On the front inside cover, they will identify the main idea and theme. They will use text evidence to make an inference on the inside back cover.  Finally, on the back cover, they will summarize the text. The finished products will be displayed in the classroom. Ask your fourth grader about their book cover project.   This project will be completed in school.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 1.13 Math Homework Due 

Math Test

Open Response Math Test
Reading Read The Power of W.O.W Complete Three Tic Tac Toe activities  Tic Tac Toe Activities Due

 

September 27th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of September 30th

Monday, September 30, 2019

This week for homework, read The Power of W.O.W. by Crystal Hubbard.  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 91 and 92 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 109.   Answer the stop and think question on page 99 in five or more sentences. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 100. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 93.  Complete the Short Response Activity on Page 105 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 104  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.