Peek at the Week
Week of December 1st-5th
Math: Solve problems involving measurement from a larger unit to a smaller unit.
The students will continue to measure objects in the metric system focusing on millimeters. Every fourth grader should be able to look at a ruler and know that the ten smaller lines between the centimeters represent millimeters. The students should also know examples of why we measure in millimeters instead of centimeters. Because there are ten millimeters in a centimeter, all of the fourth graders should be able to convert millimeters to centimeters. On Wednesday’s test, the fourth graders should be able to compare decimals, write them in correct order from lowest to greatest, measure to the nearest half centimeter, list multiples of a given numbers, list factor pairs of a given number, add and subtract decimals, solve open sentences, convert decimals to fractions, measure in millimeters, convert centimeters to decimeters, and solve word problems involving deposits and withdrawals. The open response problem will involve the students estimating decimals. After Wednesday’s test, the students will be introduced to the term metacognition (knowing what you know). On Wednesday, every student will receive a self assessment. For homework, each fourth grader should go through the math test and identify the math concepts that they know how to do well, know how to do, or still need help. This process of metacognition will help the students take ownership in their own learning. Chapter 5 will begin on Thursday with an introduction to multiplying double digit numbers.
Social Studies: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text.
As the students are introduced to the Southeast region, they will use context clues to define vocabulary words. From the context clue, they will also draw an image to help visualization.
Science: Describe and compare types of energy including light, heat, sound, electrical and mechanical.
Since we concluded our unit on magnetism, we will begin electricity. Throughout the week, the students will be using circuits to create electricity. The fourth grade scientists will be able to model electricity through a schematic diagram. Throughout the week, the scientists will be able to model both a successful and non-successful circuit. As the week progresses ask your fourth grader to model a circuit using a schematic diagram.
Reading: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Guided reading group discussions will focus on the readers identifying the events of the plot. From the events, the fourth graders should be able to identify the theme. Ask your student to identify the theme of his or her independent book at home. The reader should be able to support the theme with specific text evidence.
Writing: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
This week’s Think CERCA article defends both the benefits and drawbacks of having mandatory physical education in school. Every fourth grader should be able to use the evidence in the text to form his or her own claim. Special emphasis this week will be on making the counter argument. When making a counter argument, the writer needs to write why some people might not agree with his or her claim.
|Math||Study Link 4.9||Study Link 4.10||Self Assessment||Study Link 5.1||Math Homework Due|
|Reading||Read The Earth Dragon Awakes||Tic Tac Toe activities due|