Peek at the Week
Week of October 3rd-7th
Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
Monday’s math lesson will focus on perimeter. All fourth graders should know that to find the perimeter of a rectangle or square they need to add the two lengths and two widths of the shape. They will need to know this for Tuesday’s test. Additional items that will be assessed on Tuesday’s test include place value, converting yards to feet, identification of right angles, and adding and subtracting multiple digit numbers. On Wednesday, the students will take the open response portion of the test. On this test, they will identify different subtraction strategies and draw different rectangles with the same perimeter. On Thursday, they will make corrections to the test. They will bring their tests home on Thursday. Please let us know if you have questions, comments, or concerns about a specific problem. Because of the math testing this week, the one page of math homework will be due on Tuesday.
After finishing The Whipping Boy last week, the students will be given a culminating activity where they have to create a book jacket using the reading skills taught the first four weeks of fourth grade. The students will be graded from a rubric that they all received. Because of this project, there will be no Bingo Sheet or weekly assessment. Guided reading groups will meet each day.
Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
During the month of October, the fourth grade writers will continue writing in the narrative genre. This month, they will be answering a writing prompt from a passage on the practice PARCC test. They will use the PARCC narrative writing rubric to assist in their writing. In this prompt, they will change the point of view of a reading passage. After writing their narrative, they will look at other student writing samples and grade them using the PARCC narrative writing rubric. When writing their responses, they will be responsible for using narrative elements, following the directions of the prompt, and using descriptive word choice. Ask your fourth grader to summarize the passage and to tell you how they changed the point of view.
|Math||Homelink 1.13||Homework due
|Open Response Math Test|
|Reading||Read for 30 minutes||Read for 30 minutes
Letters from North America and South America due
|Read for 30 minutes
Letters from Europe and Africa due
|Read for 30 minutes
Letters from Asia and Australia due
|Read for 30 minutes|