Peek at the Week
Week of April 24th-28th
Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.
This week, the students will be multiplying fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers. They will be practicing this through solving word problems. On Wednesday, they will solve an Open Response problem involving multiplying whole numbers by a fraction in order to create a recipe. They will spend Thursday critiquing student work and making revisions to their own work. Multiplying mixed numbers by whole numbers can be difficult. Please assist your child with homework when necessary.
Reading: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
The students will study the poems of Robert Frost and Langston Hughes. As they read the poems by these poets, they will identify the theme using specific text evidence in their interpretations. Ask your fourth grader to identify the theme of the book that he or she is reading at home.
Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
This week we will wrap up our writing unit on poetry. The fourth graders will put all of the information they have learned throughout this unit together, to create a poetry book about one theme. The fourth graders will learn about different ways to go public with their poetry. After that, the fourth graders will write poems about the theme they chose to include in their final poetry book.
Walk-a-Thon registration is OPEN!Register your student and collect at least $50 in pledges by midnight Thursday, April 27th and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free 3 months membership to University of Chicago’s recreational facilities – the Gerald Ratner Athletics Center & Henry Crown Field House.
The Gerald Ratner Athletics Center features a fitness center, swimming pool, competition and auxiliary gymnasia, dance room, and locker rooms. The Henry Crown Field House includes an indoor running track, racquetball, handball, wallyball, and squash courts, four multi-purpose courts, astro-turfed multipurpose room, and fitness center.
|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.
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|Homelink 7.6||Math Homework Due.|