Ms. Wejman

March 7th, 2014

Tic Tac Toe ~ Week of March 10th

Monday, March 10, 2014

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.  Complete the timeline activity on page 571.  Read the Stop and Think activity on page 565.  List three other idioms in this story. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 570. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 559. Answer the Stop and Think activity on page 567 in five or more sentences.
Complete the Cause for Applause activity on page 571 in five or more sentences. Even though it says to discuss with a partner, please complete in writing. 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 7th, 2014

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 10th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 10th-14th


Science ISAT

After a successful week of taking the reading and math ISAT, the fourth graders will take two portions of the science ISAT on Tuesday, March 11th.  The testing format will follow last week’s schedule with one test from 9:30-10:25 and the other test from 10:40-11:35.

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

Throughout the week, the students will be learning strategies to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.  The students will be doing this with both concrete examples and through the use of the calculator. To help the students identify real life examples of percentages, they should complete page 186 in their Study Link book on Monday for homework.  On Tuesday, the students should complete page 196 in preparation for Wednesday, March 19th’s math lesson.  The rest of the homework this week will be in conjunction with each lesson taught.  Please make sure that the students bring their Study Link book to school on both Wednesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 19th.


Social Studies: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

As the fourth graders are skimming the text about the western United States, they will be using context clues to identify the bold words. 


Science: Report and display the results of individual and group investigations.

The students will be able to make a connection between the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems by identifying responses to a stimuli.  They will do this through investigations that tests coordination.  After each investigation, they will record their information and interpret the data.




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

Guided reading group discussions will focus on events in the story.  Every fourth grader will pick one of the events in the story and identify the cause of why the event happened in the plot. 


Writing: Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. 

After brainstorming ideas regarding dialogue, character development, and theme, the fourth graders will begin drafting their fiction narratives.  To help them with their writing, they were given rubrics.  The final draft will be graded on a detailed exposition, organization and developed plot, use of transitional words, description, dialogue, word choice, and conventions.  Final drafts for the fiction writing will be due at the end of the month. 









Read I Could Do That




Tic Tac Toe activities due


Study Link Page 186

Study Link

Page 196

Study Link 9.1

Study Link 9.2

Study Link 9.3