Ms. Wejman

June 12th, 2015

Peek at the Week ~ Week of June 15th

Miss Wejman

Peek at the Week

Week of June 15th-19th

 

Math

We will begin the week taking an end of the year test. The purpose of the test is to identify skills that each student should work on before fifth grade. The students will take these tests home on Thursday. We will spend the rest of the week reviewing the skills on the test.

 

Social Studies

This week’s Think CERCA pertains to kid started businesses. In their claim, they will identify why two students started their own businesses. Perhaps the 207 fourth graders will be inspired to start their own businesses after reading this article.

 

Science

Once the popsicle stick catapults are constructed, they will conduct their trials to see how far a centimeter cube will be projected. The catapult that launches the centimeter cube the farthest will be considered the winner. After the winner has been declared, the class will determine why the specific catapult won the contest.

 

Reading

During our last meeting of guided reading, the readers will be pulling a specific piece of evidence from the text to support an opinion. This is a reading skill that will be practiced in fifth grade.

 

Writing

The writers will be finishing their fiction writing.

 

Homework

There will be no homework this week.

 

Clean-Up

Students will be cleaning out their desks on Thursday. Please bring an extra bag to school so that the students will be able to bring home all personal supplies

 

Thank You

Thank you for a most wonderful year. The fourth graders of Room 207 kept me on my toes with their insightful remarks, inquisitive questions, catching my blunders, and making me laugh. This is a wonderful age! I hope that you all have a most wonderful summer!

 

June 5th, 2015

Peek at the Week ~ Week of June 8th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of June 8th-12th

 

Math: Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table.

Throughout the week, we will be converting different measurements units focusing on capacity. We will also spend time review for Thursday’s math test. Concepts assessed include identification of geometric solids, properties of geometric solids (including the vocabulary base, face, edge, and congruent), volume, measurement estimations, probability, adding and subtracting negative numbers, and multiplying and dividing by decimals. Please let me know if there is a specific skill that you would like me to practice with your fourth grader.

 

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

In this week’s CERCA article, the fourth graders will read about the advantages and disadvantages of learning experiences through video games. They will then state their claim. Ask your fourth grader his or her opinions on this topic.

 

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

The scientists of fourth grade will become engineers as they work with their continents to construct a popsicle stick catapult. Their group’s objective will be to create a catapult that can launch a paper clip the farthest.

 

 

 

 

 

Reading: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

In guided reading groups the readers of fourth grade will pick a section of their books to summarize and identify the main idea in one sentence. Main Idea is an important reading skill that should be practiced over the summer. When reading with your child, stop at a specific paragraph and have him or her identify the main idea in one sentence. You can go a step further and have your child support the main idea with two details.

 

Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

The fourth grade writers will continue to write their fiction stories. Ask your child what the theme of his or her writing is. During the week, the writers will be focusing on using dialogue, using descriptive language, and editing. All fiction final drafts will be due on Friday, June 12th.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Study Link 11.7 Math Homework Due Math Test
Reading North and South America letters due Europe and Africa letters due Asia and Australia letters due

 

 

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