Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 14th-18th

 

Science

This week, we will begin the Human Body science module.  We will begin with identifying the different bones in the skeletal system.  The students will count the number of bones in each skeletal subset and then tally the bones in the whole body.  They will then read informational text to find the purpose of specific bones in the body.  At home, ask your fourth grade scientist to identify bones for you.

 

Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Unit 6 revolves around dividing multiple digit division problems.  The fourth graders will begin the unit with using basic facts to divide multiples of 10.  This is why it is essential that the fourth graders know their division facts automatically.  Continuing on in the week, they will practice solving division problems using familiar multiples.  The fourth graders will not be explicitly taught traditional long division.  If you would like me to practice the new strategies to divide multi-digit numbers, please let me know.  Using division the students will find the missing length of a rectangle, given the width and area.

 

Social Studies: Determine the specific meaning of general academic and domain specific words in a text.

As the students are introduced to the geography, history, and environment of the states in the West region, they will define the vocabulary using context clues.  Please practice reading to define words using context clues with your child at home.

 

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

We will continue to find the main idea of the text.  Students are encouraged to revise their errors on the Think CERCA quiz.  Have your fourth grader show you how they do on each weekly test.

 

Writing: Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.

Mini-lessons this week will focus on word choice.  We will begin the week using transitional words in our writing.  Then the students will focus on using descriptive words and phrases in their writing.  Ask your fourth grader to identify the best words in their writing.  Using examples in literature, the students will be inspired to use figurative language as well.  During the end of the week, the students will begin drafting their fiction story.  They will be given a rubric so that they know the expectations of their final draft.

 

School Supplies

Now that we have completed 5/8 of the school year, the students are beginning to run low on school supplies and need new subject notebooks.  Please ask your fourth grader what new school supplies that they need for the remaining 3/8 of the school year.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read for 30 minutes Read for 30 minutes

Letters from North and South America due

Read for 30 minutes Letters from Europe, Africa, and Asia due Read for 30 minutes

Letters from Australia and Antarctica due

Read for 30 minutes
Math Homelink 6.1 Homelink 6.2 Homelink 6.3 Homelink 6.4 Math Homework due