Peek at the Week
Week of May 2nd-6th
After learning about the bones, joints, and muscles, the students will learn how the nervous system controls coordination. The students will conduct investigations where they identify how a stimulus affects a response. They will also time the response of a stimulus. At home, ask your fourth grader to identify the stimulus to a response.
Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.
The fourth graders will be solving multi-step word problems. When working on word problems with your fourth grader at home, make sure that your child understands the problem and the unknown before solving the problem. The students will also be looking at rectangular numbers to find patterns.
The fourth graders will continue to work on their state brochures. Ask them which state they have picked or was assigned. Ask them to identify the four places that are featured in the brochure. Ask them how they are persuading people to visit the state that they have.
Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
In guided reading groups, the students will be making inferences from explicit text evidence. As the students are on the road to fifth grade, we will be working on elaborating and interpreting our answers from what was read in the text. The fourth graders will continue to work on Achieve 3000. You can always monitor your child’s progress by logging on at home. Your child knows his or her username and password.
Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
Our writing genre of the month is research. Before Spring Break, every fourth grader was assigned a state to research. They began their research with creating a brochure persuading people to visit the assigned state. This week, formal research writing instruction will begin during writer’s workshop. To begin the writing genre, the students used their own schema to identify what they already knew about their state. They will also generate questions to guide their research. The students have been assigned the subtopics of geography and history. They were given the opportunity to pick their third subtopic. The fourth grader will be given formal instruction on how to correctly cite information in a bibliography using the MLA format. As they are citing information, they will also be instructed on how it is wrong to plagiarize and how they must paraphrase researched information. The students will be completing research at school. However, it might be beneficial if you sit down with your child and model how to successfully paraphrase information.
|Math||Homelink 7.7||Homelink 7.8||Homelink 7.9||Homelink 7.10||Math Homework Due|
|Reading||Read for 30 minutes.
|Read for 30 minutes. Letters from North America 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.|