Ms. Wejman

April 21st, 2017

Room 207

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.

 

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 7.4 Homelink

7.5

Homelink 7.6 Math Homework Due.  

 

April 6th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 17th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 17th-21st

 

Report Card Pick-Up

Wednesday is a non-attendance day for students because parents are invited to pick up report cards.  Thank you to the parents that have signed up for a conference.  Please bring your fourth grader to the conference because they will lead the meeting identifying their strengths in fourth grade and goals for the remaining ¼ of the school year.  

 

Math:Solve Problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.  

We will begin fourth quarter with converting cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.  Please check in with your fourth grader to see if they know how many cups, pints, and quarts are in a gallon.  We will continue with using units of measurement in word problems on Tuesday.  The students will begin to multiply fractions to problem solve.  Then on Thursday, the students will explicitly learn how to multiply fractions.  Every fourth grader should be able to identify the multiples of a given unit fraction.  

 

Reading: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Our reading genre for the next ⅛ of the school year will be poetry.  This week’s focus is figurative language.  We will spend a day identifying simile, metaphor, and personification in different poems.  The students will study poems and interpret the meaning of each type of figurative language.  On Friday, they will be assessed on identifying two types of figurative language and interpreting the meaning.  

 

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 continue to learn about the different aspects of writing poetry. First the fourth graders will learn about and use different poetry crafting techniques in their writing. Then, the fourth graders will learn about and use wordplay in their poetry writing. Next, the fourth graders will learn about and use troubleshooting techniques to perfect their poetry writing. Finally, the fourth graders will learn about different poetic forms and focus on a particular poetic form in their poetry writing.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 7.1 Homelink 7.2 No School Homelink 7.3 Math

Homework

Due

Reading Read for 30 minutes. Read for 30 minutes.  Letters from North America, South America, and Europe due.   Read for 30 minutes.    Read for 30 minutes.  Letters from Africa, Asia, and Antarctica due.   Read for 30 minutes.  

 

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