Ms. Wejman

April 28th, 2014

Principal Search Committee Survey

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April 25th, 2014

Reading Homework ~ Week of April 28th

Name: _____________________________________________

For the remainder of the school year, every fourth grader is responsible for reading for thirty minutes every night.  In addition to the required reading, each student needs to complete the reading activities for the specific day.  This sheet is due every Friday. 

Date:____________________ Book Title: ________________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:____________________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: _____ Last Page Read:____

Who is the protagonist in your guided reading book? ______________________

Identify a character trait that you would assign the protagonist. _______________

Identify three pieces of text evidence of why you think this. 

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Date:____________________ Book Title: _________________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:____________________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: ___ Last Page Read:____

Identify an inference that you made while reading.   ___________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________What specific explicit text evidence made you think this? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:____________________ Book Title: ________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:__________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: ___ Last Page Read:____

Illustrate the protagonist in one of his or her actions in the plot.  Write a caption to describe the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:____________________ Book Title: ________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:__________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: ___ Last Page Read:____

What part of the plot mountain are you at in the book. 

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What is happening right now in the plot?

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What do you predict will happen next?

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April 25th, 2014

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 28th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of April 28th-May 2nd

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit. 

Before the students are assessed on what they have learned thus far in the school year on Friday, the students will subtract positive and negative integers on Monday and will review customary units of capacity (gallons, quarts, pints, and cups) on Tuesday.  Friday’s test will include identification of the parts of geometric solids, volume using cubes and the rectangular prism formula, estimating the weight of objects, probability, adding and subtracting positive and negative integers, and multiplying and dividing by decimals.  Wednesday will be a game day and Thursday will be spent reviewing.  If there is a specific concept that you would like me to practice with your child, please let me know.  During our game day when the students meet with me, I will be reviewing multiplying and dividing by decimals. 

 

Social Studies

The fourth graders are starting to finish the planning portion of their “vacation.” Once the planning is complete, they will write a journal entry of each day traveled.  The journal entry must include what they see, what states they traveled through, be written in their unique voice, and include a picture and caption. 

 

Science: Describe and explain short-term and long-term interactions of the Earth’s components. 

The students will begin to learn about the components of the Earth through Magic School Bus Inside the Earth.  On Tuesday, the students will act as geologists and study the layers of the Earth crust through a web quest.  After learning about the layers, every group will pick a rock to research.  They will create a poster that includes an illustration of the rock, how it was formed, what type of rock it is, and its uses.  Finally, the students will learn about how a volcano erupts from the Earth’s inner core. 

Reader’s Workshop: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. 

The students will be identifying inferences that they make while reading.  While they identify their inference, they will need to support it with text evidence that is explicitly stated. 

 

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

Throughout the week, the students will be working on publishing their themed poetry books.  As the students are publishing their books, they will focus on line breaks, figurative language, and imagery. 

 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Read for thirty minutes

Read for thirty minutes

Read for thirty minutes

Read for thirty minutes

Reading Log Due

Math

Study Link 11.6

Study Link 11.7

Study Link 11.5

Math Homework Due

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 11th, 2014

Reading Homework ~ Week of April 21st

Name: _____________________________________________

For the remainder of the school year, every fourth grader is responsible for reading for thirty minutes every night.  In addition to the required reading, each student needs to complete the reading activities for the specific day.  This sheet is due every Friday. 

Date:____________________ Book Title: ________________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:____________________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: _____ Last Page Read:____

Who is the protagonist in your guided reading book? ______________________

Identify a character trait that you would assign the protagonist. _______________

Identify three pieces of text evidence of why you think this. 

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Date:____________________ Book Title: _________________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:____________________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: ___ Last Page Read:____

Identify five events of what has happened in the book in your half hour of reading. ___________________________________________________________

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Illustrate a picture of your protagonist involved in one of the events and write a caption describing the picture. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:____________________ Book Title: ________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:__________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: ___ Last Page Read:____

Illustrate the setting of the book that you are reading.  Write a caption to describe the picture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:____________________ Book Title: ________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:__________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: ___ Last Page Read:____

Write a one sentence summary of what you read.  _________________________

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Predict what you think will happen next? _________________________________

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Why are you making this prediction? ____________________________________

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April 11th, 2014

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 21st

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of April 21st-25th

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit. 

We will begin the week with Measurement Monday.  The fourth graders will estimate the measurement of objects in grams and kilograms.  They will also use a scale to find the weight of like objects.  For the rest of the week, we will identify properties of geometric solids and polyhedrons.  With studying about geometric solids, we will also identify the volume of a rectangular prism.  To do this, we will use cubic centimeters and be able to use a formula to identify volume. 

 

Social Studies: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively.

The fourth graders will continue to plan their vacations touring the five regions of the United States.  Once they are done, they will begin journaling each day’s adventures as well as “taking pictures”. 

 

Science: Compare the relative effectiveness of reducing, reusing, and recycling in actual situations. 

To celebrate Earth Day, all reducing and reusing projects will be due on Tuesday, April 22nd.  The students will share how they reduced water and reused an object with their classmates.  Throughout the rest of the week, the fourth graders will be writing, producing, and acting their Public Service Announcement. 

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

In guided reading group discussions, each fourth grader will be responsible for determining the main idea of a specific chapter.  Each main idea will need to be supported with three details.

 

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

Throughout the week, the poets of fourth grade will focus on word choice, voice, and revisions.  On Friday, the fourth graders will be presented with their poetry project.  Every fourth grader will pick a theme to write poems about to be published in a poetry book.  The fourth grader will receive a rubric to assist them in their poetry publishing. 

 

  

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Read for thirty minutes and complete log.

Read for thirty minutes and complete log.

Read for thirty minutes and complete log.

Read for thirty minutes and complete log.

 

Math

Study Link 11.1

Study Link 11.2

Study Link 11.3

Study Link 11.4

 

Science

 

Reducing and Reusing projects due for Earth Day

 

 

 

 

April 9th, 2014

Reusing Earth Day Project

Name:

In addition to our reducing water project, we will also be reusing an object to celebrate Earth Day.  Pick an item to reuse.  Identify four different ways to reuse this object.  You must either take a picture of the four ways you will reuse the object or illustrate a picture of how you will reuse this object.  Each picture must have a caption detailing how you will be reusing the object.  This project will be due on Tuesday, April 22nd

Object that you will be reusing. _______________________________________

Why did you pick this object to resuse?

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Use #1_____________________________________________________________

Use #2_____________________________________________________________

Use #3_____________________________________________________________

Use #4_____________________________________________________________

How is reusing an object helpful to our environment?

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April 8th, 2014

Reducing Earth Day Project

Name:

To celebrate Earth Day, we will be reducing the water that we use in our life.  Between today and April 22, you must complete five entries of how you reduced water in your daily life. 

 

Date: _________________________

How did you reduce water in your life today?

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Illustrate a picture of yourself reducing water.

 

 

 

 

How was your life affected by this?

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Date: _________________________

How did you reduce water in your life today?

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Illustrate a picture of yourself reducing water.

 

 

 

 

How was your life affected by this?

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Date: _________________________

How did you reduce water in your life today?

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Illustrate a picture of yourself reducing water.

 

 

 

 

How was your life changed by this?

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Date: _________________________

How did you reduce water in your life today?

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Illustrate a picture of yourself reducing the water.

 

 

 

 

How was your life changed by this?

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Date: _________________________

How did you reduce water in your life today?

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Illustrate a picture of yourself reducing water.

 

 

 

How was your life changed by this?

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April 4th, 2014

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 8th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of April 8th-11th

 

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 matching parts. Identify line symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry. 

After learning about translations, rotations, reflections, and lines of symmetry last week, the fourth grader will use a transparent mirror to identify the negative integer of its positive counterpart.  While we learn about negative numbers, we will also solve word problems using debits as well as credits.  On Friday, we will take the Chapter 10 Assessment.  Concepts assessed on the test include symmetry, translations, rotations, reflections, equivalent fractions, decimals, and percentages, adding and subtracting fractions, adding negative integers, solving a word problem involving money, measuring an angle, and using estimation to solve decimal multiplication and division problems.  Wednesday will be a game day and Thursday will be a review day.  If there is a concept that your child needs extra practice with, please let me know.  Homework will be due on Thursday this week. 

 

Social Studies: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively.

Because we are done with the social studies book, the fourth graders will spend the remainder of the year working on a project that will be completed at school.  After spending the first three-fourths of the year learning about the regions of the United States, every fourth grader will “plan a driving vacation” that will entail a visit in each of the five regions.  To begin, the students will use Google Maps to plan each day of travel.  They were given specific rules to follow for their planning.  For example, they have to start and begin in Chicago; they cannot drive more than eight hours in one day, and they must be at the destination of the night by 10PM.  Another requirement is that they must stop at one attraction of each region featured in their social studies book.  I look forward to this as a fun project that the students will be able to enhance their knowledge of the geography of the United States.  After the vacation is “planned,” more details will be given to them for this project.  None of this project needs to be completed at home.  However, dialogue regarding the planning will only help your child. 

 

Science: Compare the relative effectiveness of reducing, reusing, and recycling in actual situations.

In honor of Earth Day approaching, the fourth graders will take an active approach to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Because this science standard actively pertains to the student’s life at home, the student will be required to do home projects that will be due on Tuesday, April 22nd.  To incorporate reducing, every student will be required to identify how they reduced, or conserved, water.  This week, we will brainstorm ideas of how we can do this.  For reusing, every fourth grader will pick an item to reuse.  The fourth grader will have to take or draw a picture of how he or she reused the item in four different ways.  The recycling portion of the standard will be completed in class.  In groups, the students will video tape a public service announcement encouraging people to recycle.  They will gain information about recycling after reading Recycle by Gail Gibbons. 

 

 

Reading: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

The fourth graders have read all of the stories in the Journey’s book.  As a result, homework will be different for the remainder of the school year.  Every night, the fourth grader will be required to read for thirty minutes.  After reading, they will have to complete a reading log which will be due every Friday.  In class, the routines of reader’s workshop will remain the same.  During the hour block, I will continue to meet with guided reading groups.  All of the other students will be completing their Bingo sheet activities.  This week, our guided reading group discussions will center on identifying specific text evidence to describe a character trait of the protagonist of the guided reading book. 

 

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

After being introduced to writing with emotions in poetry last week, the fourth graders will spend this week focusing on format with line breaks and using white spaces.  The fourth graders will be encouraged to use one image per line. 

 

Baby Wipes

Room 207 is in need of Baby Wipes.  We would greatly appreciate them to help with wiping off the dry-erase board, cleaning our hands, and necessary spring cleaning.  Thank you!   

 

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading

Read for thirty minutes

Read for thirty minutes

Read for thirty minutes

Reading Log Due

Math

Study Link 10.6

Study Link 10.5

Math Homework Due

 

Science

Reduce Home Assignment Introduced due Tuesday, April 22nd

Reuse Home Assignment Introduced due Tuesday, April 22nd

 

 

 

April 4th, 2014

Homework ~ Week of April 7th

Name: _____________________________________________

For the remainder of the school year, every fourth grader is responsible for reading for thirty minutes every night.  In addition to the required reading, each student needs to complete the reading activities for the specific day.  This sheet is due every Friday. 

Date:____________________ Book Title: ________________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:____________________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: _____ Last Page Read:____

Write a one sentence summary about what you read:

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What do you predict will happen next?

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Date:____________________ Book Title: _________________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:____________________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: ___ Last Page Read:____

What is a character trait you would use to describe the protagonist of the book you are reading? ___________________________________

Support this character trait with specific text evidence.

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Date:____________________ Book Title: ________________________

Author: __________________________Genre:__________________

Time Started: _____Time Ended: _____ Elapsed Time: _____

First page read: ___ Last Page Read:____

Illustrate the setting of the book that you are reading.

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