Ms. Wejman

April 17th, 2015

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 20th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of April 20th-24th


Math: Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

The fourth graders will continue to use strategies to find equivalent decimals, fractions, and percentages. On Wednesday, it is essential that the students come to school with Study Link 9.1 complete. It was informally assigned to them last week. They will take the data acquired from home and add it up with their classmates. They will then analyze the percentage results of each category.


Social Studies: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

In this week’s Think CERCA lesson, the fourth graders will read a memoir about one woman’s experience with culture shock. We will start the week with the students making a connection about when they have experienced culture shock. Their CERCA will be stating why the author chose “Another Planet,” as her memoir title.


Science: Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

Tuesday will be our Water Wonderland. All parents are invited to view the results of our science inquiry pertaining to water. The viewing will begin at 8:45. Students will have an opportunity to share their projects with parents and classmates. The rubric handed out will be used to grade the projects. Once the Water Wonderland is complete, the students will be given the new guidelines for the next project which is our Invention Convention. We have begun to discuss inventions in science. All of the fourth graders should know that an invention is made to make life easier or better. On Wednesday, all students received an Invention Convention Proposal. On the proposal, the students need to identify a problem of something they want to fix, what they are trying to invent, the materials that are needed, the intended procedure, and why they are interested in this invention. With the proposal, the students received a rubric. There is ample information about student Invention Conventions on the web. Beginning in May, the students will be given the opportunity to work on their inventions in class. This week, the students will be instructed on how to write their introduction and how to list materials. More information about the due date and expectations will be given as the weeks progress. For now, work on the proposal which is due on Tuesday, April 28th.



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).

Guided reading group conversations will focus on how the setting affects the character. Continuing with our fourth quarter language activity, the fourth grader will add on to How Tia Lola Comes to Stay.


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

Our poetry mini-lessons will focus on form. The students will be given tips on how to use line breaks, white space, and how to end in a dramatic way. On Tuesday, Betty’s mom will come to our class to share her poems with the class and give us inspiration in our writing.


Book Fair

Our time slot to go to the Book Fair is Wednesday, April 22nd from 11:30-11:50. If a student is interested in buying books, the fourth grader bring money on this day.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Lesson 29 Tic Tac Toe activities due
Math Study Link 9.4 Study Link 9.5 Study Link 9.6 Study Link 9.7
Science Water Wonderland Projects Due
April 17th, 2015

Homework ~ Week of April 20th

April 20, 2015

This week for homework, you will read the different stories from Lesson 29 in the Paths to Discoveries book. Please complete the activities making a Tic Tac Toe.

Read Save Timber Woods! Identify the main idea of each scene. Read page 60. Create a timeline of your own life. Your timeline must have four events and include the date Complete the activity on page 61.
If you were acting out Save Timber Woods!   Which character would you want to be? Why would you want to be this character? of each event.


Write a letter to one of the characters in Save Timber Woods! Give advice and a compliment to the character. Your letter must be written in correct format and must have at least five sentences. Read Following Muir: A Persuasive Essay. What is the most important fact about John Muir?   Why do you think this?
Write your own poem about enjoying our Earth. Create a Plot Mountain of Save Timber Woods! Complete the Analyzing the Essay activity on page 57.