Ms. Wejman

March 31st, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 3rd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 3rd-April 6th

 

Report Card Pick-Up

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 is a non attendance day for students because of Report Card Pick-Up.  Every parent is invited for a ten minute conference to discuss your child’s progress in fourth grade.  Conferences will be scheduled from 12-6.  Please complete and return the bottom portion of this note identifying your preferred conference time.  Conferences will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis.  Your fourth grader is encouraged to attend the conference to identify strengths and goals.  

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.  

We will end the math unit solving word problems.  On Monday, the students will use addition and subtraction to solve word problems with fractions and mixed numbers.  Tuesday’s word problems will entail solving problems multiplying a whole number by a fraction.  Because Thursday is the last day of the quarter, the students will be assessed on both Wednesday and Thursday.  The Unit 6 Test will take place on Wednesday and the Cumulative Test will be given on Thursday.  Concepts assessed on the Unit 6 Test include extended division facts, dividing a two digit dividend by a one digit divisor, division word problems, interpreting remainders, angle measure, types of angles, converting pounds to ounces, fraction word problems, area and perimeter.  Concepts assessed on Thursday’s Cumulative Test include multiplication, fraction, and conversion word problems, factors, identification of prime and composite numbers, area and perimeter, identifying equivalent fractions, comparing fractions, converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions, comparing decimals, converting measurements, angle measurements, place value, adding and subtracting numbers in the ten thousands place, symmetry, and plotting data on a line plot.  Please let me know if would like me to practice any particular math skill with your fourth grader.  

 

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 the fourth grader will edit and revise the information they collected about their real life mystery, and use their rubric to continue to create their mystery poster. After the fourth grader has revised their information, they will use their rubric to assist them in finalizing their poster, to ensure they have all of the required information included on their mystery poster.

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

As we continue our unit on poetry, the fourth graders will learn how to use sensory imagery in their poetry writing. In addition, the fourth graders will learn how to use different poetic devices to infuse their poems with music.

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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.
Math Homelink 6.12 Homelink 6.13 Math Homework Due. Unit 6 Math Test Cumulative Math Test

 

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Fourth Grader’s Name: _________________________________

Parent’s Name: _________________________

Preferred Conference Time: 1.______2.______3.________

Assigned Time by the teacher:: __________________

March 24th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 27th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 27th-March 31st

 

The PARCC Test

The fourth graders will begin the PARCC Standardized Test on Monday, March 27th.  The testing will continue everyday through Tuesday, April 4th.  We will test each morning starting promptly at 9AM.  Please make sure that your child is at school on time every day.

 

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 the fourth grader will edit and revise the information they collected about their real life mystery, and use their rubric to begin to create their mystery poster.

 

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

As we continue working through our division unit, the fourth grader will explore different ways to express and interpret remainders. Then, the fourth grader will make an angle measurer and use it to measure angles. After that, the fourth grader will measure angles with a half-circle protractor. Finally, the fourth grader will use what they learned to add and subtract to find unknown angle measures.

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

This week we will begin our writing unit on poetry. The fourth graders will be introduced to poetry, and become familiar with this style of writing through examples and instruction.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  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.

Read for 30 minutes.
Math Homelink 6.8 Homelink 6.9 Homelink 6.10 Homelink 6.11 Math Homework Due

 

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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