Ms. Wejman

March 17th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 20th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 20th-24th  

 

Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

In preparation for next week’s PARCC test, the students will be responding to a sample PARCC prompt.  They will read two passages about hot air ballooning.  In their writing, they will identify the steps of flying and landing hot air balloons.  They will also have to compare and contrast the two articles.  Throughout the week, the students will focus on using effective language and responding to the prompt.  They will also meet with another writer to help to give feedback about another student’s writing.  

 

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

This week in math we will continue our division unit. The students will interpret remainders to decide how to package fruit for a fundraiser and explain their solutions. The next day, the students will discuss different solutions and explanations of the “package fruit” problem and revise their work. Then, the students will explore U.S. customary units of wright and convert tons to pounds and pounds to ounces. Finally, the fourth grader will practice using partial-quotients division to divide whole numbers with 3- and 4-digit dividends.

 

Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says and when drawing inferences from the text.

This week in reading, we will continue our inquiry unit on mysteries. The students will use text evidence to generate a list of inferences about their mystery. Then, they will use the inferences they had previously made to make connections and draw conclusions about their mystery. Finally they will be given a rubric for their final “mystery poster” and begin to combine and organize all of their information about their mystery in a logical way.

 

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 6.5 Homelink 6.6 Homelink 6.7 Math Homework Due

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March 10th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 13th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 13th-17th  

 

Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

This week’s PARCC research writing prompt pertains to sharks.  The students will write an essay using details and images from the passage.  They will also be introduced to the PARCC research simulation task and literary analysis task rubric.  They will use the rubric to grade student samples.  Throughout the week, mini-lessons will focus on using the requirements stated in the rubric.  

 

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

This week we will begin our unit on division. The fourth graders will find a rule for solving extended division facts. Then they will use division to find missing side lengths of rectangles. Later in the week, they will solve division number stories using familiar multiples (Ex. 6 [2s]= 12 6[3s]=18). Finally, they will explore dividing multi-digit numbers into parts as a method for division.

 

Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

This week, we will be begin our reading inquiry unit on nonfiction mysteries. To start the unit, the fourth grader will learn about the role of a researcher, and generate a list of real life mysteries. The fourth grader will then explore the text features of their mystery book, and generate a list of what they know and what they want to learn about their mystery. After this, the fourth grader will read their mystery and generate answers to Who, What, When, and Where questions about their mystery. By the end of the week, the fourth grader will read their book and generate a list of clues/facts about their mystery.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.1 Homelink 6.2 Homelink 6.3 Homelink 6.4 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 and Africa due.   Read for 30 minutes.  Letters from Asia and Australia due.   Read for 30 minutes.  

 

March 3rd, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 6th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 6th-March 10th

 

Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

To prepare for the writing portion of the PARCC assessment, the students will be given a portion of the practice test.  They will first read three different pieces of informational texts.  As they are reading, they will gather information about the illustrations and identify how they help the reader learn about the text.  Each day of the week, the students will be writing a new paragraph to correspond with each text.  

 

Reading:  Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences in the text.  

As a culminating activity to reading their mysteries, the fourth graders will be working with their guided reading groups to perform a skit of the book that they read.  After they receive the rubric of their skit, they will plan their performance to correspond with the plot of their mystery.  They will practice it every day before Friday when the performance will take place.  

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.  

Because there will be no formal lessons this week, there will be no homework.  On Tuesday, they will take the Unit 5 Test.  Concepts on the test include decomposing fractions, solving word problems involving fractions, adding fractions and mixed numbers, subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, using data to create a line plot, estimating angle measurement, identifying symmetry, and solving a multi-step problem.  Wednesday’s open response test will have the students explaining the thinking of another student’s math work.  On Thursday, the students will make corrections to their math test and bring home their test.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the test.  

 

Homwork 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 Australia and Antarctica due.  

Read for 30 minutes.

 

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