Peek at the Week
Week of June 1st-5th
Math: Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
The fourth graders will continue to observe the properties of geometric solids. While learning about geometric solids, the fourth graders will also use strategies to find the volume of a rectangular prism. At home, you can discuss real life examples of when people need to find the volume of objects.
Social Studies: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
The fourth graders will read an article about immigrants assimilating to the United States culture. In the article, they will read about specific examples of immigrants experiencing Thanksgiving customs. After they read the article, they will make a claim stating if immigrants should follow their old customs or assimilate to the new culture.
Science: Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.
Because of the last week’s NWEA testing and the Memorial Day holiday, we were not able to complete many of the soda straw rocket launch activities. Instead, the scientists will collect the soda straw launch this week. Ask your fourth grade scientist to identify how nose cone length determined the launch length of the rocket.
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).
In reader’s workshop, we will be discussing four different possible conflicts that a protagonist can encounter (character vs. character, character vs. society, character vs. self, and character vs. nature). Guided reading group conversations will elaborate on the protagonist’s conflict and how he or she solved the specific conflict. On Wednesday, the fourth graders will take a comprehension test to assess the reading skills that they have learned throughout the year.
Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
On Monday, every fourth grade will be given a rubric stating the requirements of the fiction writing narrative. The fourth grader will be graded on the exposition, plot, use of transitional words, description, dialogue, word choice, and conventions. The students will be working on their fictional final drafts in class through Friday, June 12th.
|Math||Study Link 11.4||Study Link 11.5||Study Link 11.6||Math Homework Due|
|Reading||North and South America’s Reader’s Response Letter Due||Europe and Africa Reader’s Response Letter Due||Asia and Australia Reader’s Response Letter Due|