Ms. Wejman

March 28th, 2014

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 31st

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 31st– April 4th


Math: Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into marching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry. 

Throughout the week, the fourth graders will use a transparent mirror to draw a reflection of an image.  After practicing drawing reflections, they will also identify symmetrical lines on polygons.  At the end of the week, they will be able to differentiate between a reflection, translation, and rotation.


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

As the fourth graders are reading about the Mountain and Pacific states, they will be identifying the main idea of each section.  Each main idea needs to be supported with three supporting details. 


Science: Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and change. 

Concluding our human body unit, the fourth graders will learn about the respiratory system and cell structure.  After learning about the vocabulary of the cell, they will model the cell structures using candy.    



Reader’s Workshop: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. 

Guiding reading group discussions will focus on author’s purpose and theme.  As the students identify the author’s purpose of writing the book, they will be able to support their opinions with specific text evidence. 


Writer’s Workshop: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Because April marks poetry month, Room 207 will be writing poetry.  Every day, writer’s workshop will begin with reading a chapter from Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher. In this book, the children’s author and writing teacher guru, gives kids advice on how to write poetry.  After reading the chapter, the poets of Room 207 will explore with poetry writing from the suggestions that Ralph Fletcher gives in his book.  Poetry strategies this week will include imagery, repetition, and alliteration. 









Read the Fun They Had




Tic Tac Toe activities due


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March 28th, 2014

Homework~ Week of March 31st

Monday, March 31st

This week for homework, read The Fun They Had. 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 643 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 641. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 635. Complete the Write a Response activity on page 645 in five or more sentences.  
Complete the Stop and Think activity on page 644 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.