Peek at the Week
Week of January 26th-29th
Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
On Thursday, the students will take the Chapter 6 Unit Test. Concepts that will be on the test include division, multiplication, angle measurement, plotting points on a coordinate grid, rounding to the nearest ten thousand, and correctly using parentheses in math equations. In the Open Response, the students are given a scenario of a field trip and they need to identify how much money to collect from each student given the cost of the trip. In addition to solving the problem they will have to explain their strategy. In the days leading up to the test, the students will practice using a coordinate grid, practice using Latitude and Longitude, and use the partial quotient algorithm with two digit divisors. If there is a specific math skill that you would like me to practice with your fourth grader, please let me know.
Social Studies: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text.
As the students are reading about the Great Lake states and Plains state, they will use context clues to identify vocabulary words. Please encourage this skill of using context clues to identify unfamiliar words at home.
Science: Describe and compare types of energy including light, heat, sound, electrical and mechanical.
Our Magnetism/Electricity Showcase will be on Wednesday, January 28th at 8:45AM. All parents are invited to learn from the inquiry of the scientists of fourth grade. Students are welcome to bring in their projects before Wednesday, January 28th so that it has the opportunity to be on display before our Showcase.
Reading: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
In guided reading groups, each reader will pick an event in the text. The fourth grader will identify how the protagonist acted during the event by identifying the actions, words, and thoughts. On Tuesday, January 27th, the students will take the reading test. Like the last test, they will use an itemized list to identify reading skills that they are confident in using and that they still need help with while reading.
Writing: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
The fourth grader will read an article about saving our national bird. While reading the article, they will identify how eagles are being threatened. They will also identify what is being done to save them. Throughout the week, they will be stating their opinion about saving our national bird.
||Study Link 6.8
||Study Link 6.9
||Study Link 6.10
||Read Moon Runner
||Tic Tac Toe activities due
||Electricity/ Magnetism Fair