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Week of February 9th-13th

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.

The fourth graders will continue to use manipulatives to model fractions. This week, they will use them to add and subtract fractions. As the week progresses, they will be explicitly taught the equivalent fraction rule. By the end of the week, the students should know to make fractions equal they can multiply both the numerator and denominator by the same number. Finding equivalent fractions will help the students with finding two fractions with common denominators. This will assist with adding fractions. This is a difficult skill for fourth graders. Please let me know if you would like me to practice adding and subtracting fractions with your fourth grader.

 

Social Studies: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text.

As we begin to learn about the Southwest region, the fourth grader will use context clues to identify unfamiliar words. At home, show the students what states make up the Southwest region.

 

Science: Describe and explain the properties of solids, liquids and gases.

The students will continue to learn about the properties of water. The focus on investigations this week will be on how temperature affects water. At home, ask your fourth grade scientist to identify the differences between hot and cold water. You can even simulate the investigations that we do at school at home.

 

 

 

 

 

Reader’s Workshop: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details. Students meeting in guided reading groups will look at a passage from the text and be able to identify the main idea. When reading with your fourth grader at home, please practice this skill.

 

Writer’s Workshop: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

The fourth grader writers will be revising their responses to their African-American picture books to be displayed for the African-American history gallery walk. First, they will meet with a partner to help them edit and revise their MEL-CON graphic organizers. Then, they will write their final drafts. After Wednesday, we will begin the new genre of informative writing. We will begin this writing genre by looking at informational text. The students will look at specific text features of this genre as they begin the new writing unit.

 

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Reading Read Sacagawea       Tic Tac Toe activities due
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