Peek at the Week
Week of February 1st-4th
The scientists of fourth grade will continue to work with circuits. Using their circuit, they will be able to identify conductors and insulators. They will also solve math problems pertaining to both electricity and magnetism.
Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
We will take the Chapter 4 Test on Tuesday. The students will be assessed on multiplication using the partial products or lattice method, multiplying multiples of ten, solving word problems using multiplication and money, converting liters to milliliters, converting kilograms to grams, and finding the area and perimeter of a rectilinear shape. On Wednesday they will take a cumulative test, assessing the students on the math concepts that have been taught to the students during the first half of the school year.
Social Studies: Determine the meaning of general academic words.
As the fourth graders read about the Plains States and the Great Lake States, they will use context clues to define the vocabulary. They will also read a biography about presidential candidate, Ben Carson.
Reading: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details.
The students will meet in guided reading groups to discuss the main idea of a specific chapter. Please practice finding main idea at home with your fourth grader. After your child has read for thirty minutes, ask the reader to identify the main idea of what was read.
Writing: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
The fourth grader will read a text about video games. They will form a claim answering the question if video games help or hinder social relationships. After they form their claim, they need to use evidence from the text, and support their evidence with their own reasoning. Finally, they need to end their CERCA with a conclusion. Because the last day of the quarter is on Thursday, all revisions must be complete by this day.
|Math||Homelink 4-13||Math Homework Due
Unit 4 Assessment
|Reading||Read for 30 minutes||Read for 30 minutes
North America and South America letters due
|Read for 30 minutes
Europe, Africa, and Asia letters due
|Read for 30 minutes
Australia and Antarctica letters due