Ms. Wejman

June 16th, 2016

2016-2017 Fourth Grade Supply List

4th Grade Supplies

60 pencils – # 2 Sharpened

6 Color Coded Specific Notebooks (red, blue, yellow, green, black, purple)

1 box of colored pencils

1 liquid glue

8 glue sticks

1 box of markers

1 box of dry erase markers

1 pair of old clean socks

3 pair of scissors

1 protractor

1 compass

2 pocket folders

1 large Hand sanitizer

1 package of Clorox wipes

1 box of reclosable plastic sandwich bags

1 box of large gallon bags

2 package of notebook paper

2 package of copy paper

2 boxes of Kleenex

Paper Towels

Wet wipes

2 black wipes

1 ruler with centimeters and inches

2 package of post-its

June 10th, 2016

Peek at the Week ~ Week of June 13th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of June 13th-17th

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

The students will take the Unit 8 Assessment on Wednesday.  They will be assessed on solving word problems, using schema to find an unknown angle measure, finding a line of symmetry, solving problems using data on a line plot, and solving cryptarithms.  On Friday, the students will take the Cumulative Assessment.  The students will solve word problems, find a pattern in a set of numbers, find angle measure, decompose fractions, multiply double digit numbers, find lines of symmetry, and solve problems from a line plot.  This test will be a good indicator of which math skills the fourth grader should practice before 5th grade.  The students will take both tests home with them on Friday.  If you have any specific questions, comments, or concerns about any of the math skills, please let me know.

 

Science: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Thursday, June 16th will be Invention Convention.  Throughout the day students will be presenting their prototypes to members of the Ray Community.  Parents are invited to an Invention Convention Sneak Peak at 8:45AM on Thursday.  On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, students will have ample time to complete their prototype and work on their display board.  On the board, the students must have a title, identify the problem, list materials, state the procedure, identify the variables with the solution, and label the prototype.  They will receive a rubric stating how the presentation of the rubric will be graded.  Throughout the week, the students will review the requirements of the actual Invention Convention.  Please contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns, about the Invention Convention.

 

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

Fractured traditional literature stories will be due on Friday.  This week, the students will be revising and editing their writing.  The writers of Room 207 will be using different strategies to spell words correctly.  They will also look at the transitional words and sensory images that they used to enhance their writing.

 

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 8.6 Homelink 8.10 No Math Homework Homelink 8.8 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.

 

 

 

June 3rd, 2016

Peek at the Week ~ Week of June 6th

Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of June 6th-10th

 

Math

The students will review solving a word problem that involves multiplying a fraction by a whole number.  They will also solve cryptarithms (a puzzle that involves letters standing for a digit).  The fourth graders will use their knowledge of place value to identify the digit that each letter represents.  With the NWEA testing this week, the students will only have two formal math lessons this week.

 

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

Every student will be given a rubric that they will use as they are drafting their fractured traditional literature story.  They will be graded on their plot, description, detail, dialogue, word choice, and conventions.  Ask your child to tell you which traditional story that he or she is fracturing.  Ask your child how he or she is fracturing the traditional literature story.

 

Science: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify the aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Each afternoon will be dedicated for the engineers to create the prototype for their invention.  They will learn the difference between a controlled and an independent variable.  Through research, they will decide how they will change the independent variable and they will note the solution in each outcome.  Using trial and error they will determine which solution is best for their prototype.  Next week, will be dedicated to the engineers making their presentation boards.  Every fourth grader should bring materials for their presentation boards to school on Monday, June 13th.  Because of the extended science period and the NWEA, there will be no formal social studies or reading instruction this week.

 

NWEA

The fourth graders will take the NWEA this week.  We will take the reading portion on Tuesday at 9:15AM.  We will take the math portion on Thursday at 9:15.  Please make sure that your child is present and on time during these two days.  Please let me know if you would like to know your child’s results.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 8-9 Homelink 8-11 Homelink 8-12 Homelink 8-13 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

 

 

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