Peek at the Week
Week of November 3rd-7th
Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
Monday’s lesson pertains to algebraic thinking with students identifying the variable in open sentences. The students will be using inverse operations to solve the algebraic equation. In class, they will use estimation to find the variable of the open sentences. Math homework will be due on Tuesday. Students will be grading their homework in class. The Unit 3 test will be on Wednesday and will be composed of multiplication, division, identifying true and false number sentences, using parentheses, using a bar graph to find median, range, and mode, solving word problems, identifying factors and multiples, solving open sentences, measuring to the nearest half inch, and map scale. The open response pertains to using parentheses in order to make number sentences true. If there are specific math concepts that you would like me to review with your child, please let me know. I would be happy to practice these skills with your child on Tuesday.
Social Studies: Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
As the students are reading about the Northeast, they will be identifying the cause and effect of certain aspects in this region. The students will be reading the social studies text and completing a graphic organizer to aid in their comprehension. Ask your fourth grader what they learned about the Northeast region. Cause and effect is a difficult reading skill to master. At home, review cause and effect with real life events.
Science: Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.
Human Body Fair projects will be due on Tuesday, November 4th. All parents are invited to view the Human Body Fair projects on Thursday, November 6th from 8:45-9:30. In addition to showing each other our projects, we will conclude the Human Body Unit with learning about the respiratory system.
Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
During guided reading group discussions, the fourth graders will be given an excerpt from their guided reading books. From the explicit text, the fourth graders will be making inferences. An inference can be identified as a conclusion that the reader can make using their background knowledge (schema) combined with specific text evidence. We are making inferences in our lives all of the time. At home, use the word inference in your conversation. For example,” I can infer that you are happy about….because….” On Monday, the fourth graders will take a benchmark assessment. The test assesses the reader’s comprehension after reading passages. I keep these tests at school. If you would like to see your child’s test, please let me know.
Writing: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
As the students read an article about food allergies, the fourth graders will read to find evidence to support their claim if certain foods should be banned or not. At home, ask your child to identify evidence in the text that states if food should be banned or not in school cafeterias because of food allergies.
|Reading||Read Dear Mr. Winston.||Tic Tac Toe Activities Due|
|Math||Study Link 3.11||Math Homework Due|
|Science||Human Body Fair Projects Due||Parents are invited to attend Human Body Fair|