Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of November 23rd-24th

 

Science: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information.

Over the last eleven weeks, the geologists of Room 207 have been studying Earth materials. Discussion this week will focus on the importance of studying Earth materials. The geologists will also view a video on renewable resources found in Earth and how they aid in our existence.

 

Math: Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.

During this short week, the mathematicians will work on solving an open response problem. On Monday, they will look at a problem dividing pizzas using fractions. They will show their work by drawings and be able to explain how they came to their conclusions. The fourth graders will work with their continents to solve the problems. On Tuesday, they will revisit the problem, edit their work, and show an alternate strategy to solve the problem. The fourth graders have been instructed that smart math students need to solve problems using more than one strategy.

 

Social Studies: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Because text features are an important component of a social studies book, the fourth graders will spend this week focusing their attention on two different ones. They will use both a population map and a timeline to answer specific questions about the Northeast region. When reading informational text with your fourth grader, ask them to identify the significance of text features in comprehending their reading.

 

 

 

 

Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

We will continue to make inferences in the text this week. Because it is a short week, the students will not have a Bingo Sheet or a homework letter due. During Reader’s Workshop, they will be introduced to a reading activity called lift a line.   The fifth grade teachers use this to aid in reading comprehension. In this activity, the readers pick a direct line from the book that they are reading. From that line, they write about it with their thoughts, opinions, and inferences. We will practice this activity as a whole class. The readers will be encouraged to independently practice this activity in their Bingo Sheets and in their homework next week.

 

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

The fourth graders did a great job of becoming acclimated to the routines of Think CERCA. They will finish their argument this week. Please ask your fourth grader to state his or her claim, evidence, and reasoning. You can read your fourth graders work at any time online. Ask your fourth grader for his or her username and password.

 

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