Ms. Wejman

January 27th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 30th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of January 30th-February 2nd

 

Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

On Monday, the students will take the mid-year assessment.  Concepts assessed include place value, perimeter, area, adding and subtracting multiple digit numbers, multiples, factors, lines, rays, and line segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, identification of polygons, fractions, word problems, multiple digit multiplication, decimals, and conversion problems.  We will spend the rest of the week correcting our mistakes from the assessment in small groups.  The tests will be sent home on Wednesday with corrections made. Because we are done with Volume 1 of the math book, students will also take this book home.  Please feel free to look over the work that your fourth grader completed during the first half of the year.   There will be no math homework due this week.  Please make sure that all missing homework assignments are returned and complete since grades are due on Thursday at 5PM.  

 

Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

All research papers will be due on Thursday.  The students were given a rubric stating the expectations of the writing.  Students will be graded on the introduction, three body paragraphs with paraphrased facts, conclusion, and conventions.  

 

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

The fourth grade wax museum will take place on Thursday, February 2nd at 9AM.  All parents are invited to attend.  On Monday, every student will receive a rubric stating how they will be graded on their presentation.  Throughout the week, the fourth graders will be practicing their monologue for the museum.  On Thursday, the students should be prepared with their costume and prop that has to do with the person whom they are portraying.  

Parents:  Raise a Glass for Ray School is coming up on Thursday, February 2!  Please consider coming out to support our school! Your $35 advance ticket includes beer, wine, and light appetizers. We have a terrific live band too. We will be recognizing an outstanding volunteer, Jennifer Williams, who does so much for the Ray community. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club is offering dinner and fun for the kids. Get your tickets at http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-for-ray.html  Can’t come to the event, but still want to support Ray School, enter our Raise a Glass Raffle! We’ve got awesome prizes – a night at the Hyatt, dance, art, and improv classes, theater tickets, cheesecake, and more!

Get your raffle tickets at http://rayschool.weebly.com/raise-a-glass-raffle.html

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

Letters from North and South America due.  

Read for 30 minutes.  

Letters from Europe and Africa due.  

Read for 30 minutes.  

Letters from

Asia and Australia due.  

 

January 20th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 23rd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of January 23rd-27th

 

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

The fourth grader will use the lattice method of multiplication to multiply multiple digit numbers.  Have your fourth grader demonstrate this method.  On Tuesday, the students will take the Unit 4 Assessment.  Concepts on the test that will be assessed include multiplying multiple digit numbers, solving word problems, converting liters to milliliters, converting kilograms to grams, and finding the area and perimeter of rectilinear shapes.  On Wednesday, the fourth graders will take the Cumulative Assessment.  Concepts tested on this assessment include factors, multiples, composite and prime numbers, place value, adding and subtracting multiple digit numbers, area, and parallel lines.  We will spend Thursday correcting the errors on both tests. The students will bring home both tests on Thursday.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about either test.  

 

Writing:Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

After spending all of last week researching his or her topic on the Internet, the fourth graders will begin to compose his or her research paper.  They will gather all of their information in an outline format.  From there, they will write the three body paragraphs, the introduction, and conclusion.  All research papers will be due on the last day of the quarter which will be on Thursday, February 2nd.  

 

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

The fourth grader will begin to write their script for the wax museum.  First, they will complete an outline which they will answer questions about the person’s early and adult life.  They will then compose a summary.  They will also begin to practice the reading of their script with their classmates.  The student’s will end the week with summarizing an informational text passage for the assessment.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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.  
Math Homelink 4.13 Math Homework Due.

Unit 4 Test

Cumulative

Test

 

January 13th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 16th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of January 17th-20th

 

Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

The students will be using reliable websites to research their African-American history topic.  Ask your fourth grader to identify the person or event that he or she is researching.  As the fourth graders are researching, they will use the APA format to list references in a bibliography.  They will be paraphrasing the researched information.  The students will be instructed that they should not be plagiarizing but instead writing the information in their own words.  

 

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

The students will practice partial product multiplication with the game multiplication wrestling.  They will also find the area and perimeter of rectilinear figures.  Finally, the students will use multiplication to solve multi-step math problems.  Before the students solve the problem, they will make an estimate to help them.  When working with your fourth grader at home, make sure they make sense of the problem before them persevere and solve it.  

 

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

As the students continue to read their biographies, they will be able to differentiate between main idea and supporting detail.  The teacher will meet with each student to read with them and identify the main idea of an excerpt, chapter or whole book.  They will record the main idea and supporting details in a graphic organizer.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, ask him or her to identify the main idea of what was read supported with a detail.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read for 30 minutes.   Read for 30 minutes. Read for 30 minutes. Letters from North America, South America, and Europe due.   Read for 30 minutes.  Letters from Africa, Asia, and Australia due.   Read for 30 minutes.
Math Homelink 4.10 Homelink 4.11 Homelink 4.12 Math Homework Due
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