Ms. Wejman

May 26th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of May 29th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of May 29th-June 2nd

 

Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

After fracturing four different Greek myths during the month of May, the fourth graders will now pick one of them to write as a final draft.  Categories on the rubric that they will receive on the rubric this week include a detailed exposition, plot, transitional words, description, dialogue, word choice, and conventions.  This week, the students will all be given the opportunity to edit misspelled words and work with a partner to help them revise their work.  

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion on measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.

Because of Olympic Day and the Third Grade Play there will only be one formal math lesson taught this week.  In that lesson, they will be plotting data on a line plot.  Math homework will be due this week on Thursday.  

 

Reading: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

As the fourth graders continue to read Greek myths, they will use a character’s thoughts, actions, and words to describe the protagonist of the myth with a character trait.  At home, ask your fourth grader to use text evidence to describe the protagonist of his or her independent book.  

 

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, Australia, and Antarctica due.  

Read for 30 minutes.
Math Homelink 8.5 Math Homework Due

 

May 19th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of May 22nd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of May 22nd-26th

 

NWEA Testing

The fourth graders will be take the end of the year NWEA test on Tuesday and Wednesday.  This test is a good indication of how every student has shown growth during a school year.  Because of this, it is important the fourth graders work hard and do their personal best to showcase their academic growth throughout the 2016-2017 school year.  Results will be available immediately after the students take the assessment.  If you are interested in learning how your fourth grader did, please let me know.  

 

Math: Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

We will begin the week with the fourth graders analyzing student work from last week’s open response.  They will use the student work to help them revise their own work.  We will also review line symmetry.  Because of the NWEA testing, the students will only have two formal homeroom math lessons this week.  

 

Reading: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text.

Everyday the fourth graders will read another Greek myth.  After they read the myth, they will identify the theme and give specific text evidence to explain the theme.  Encourage your fourth grade reader to read Greek myths at home.  You can even share your favorite myth with your child.  Encourage your fourth grader to tell you the theme of a specific myth.  

 

Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Continuing with our month long writing genre, the fourth graders will be fracturing another myth.  This week, the fourth graders will be fracturing the myth of Perseus.  In conjunction with our reading objective, the fourth graders will be identifying the theme of this particular myth.  They will also be able to identify the theme of their own fractured myth.  Other mini-lessons will focus on plot development, dialogue, and word choice.  

 

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, Australia, and Antarctica due.  

Read for 30 minutes.  
Math Homelink 8.3 Homelink 8.4 Math Homework Due

 

May 12th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of May 15th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of May 15th-19th

 

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

The students will begin the week with taking the Open Response portion of the Unit 7 Test.  They will spend the rest of the week beginning Unit 8.  They will begin the Unit with solving challenging multi-step number stories.  When working with your fourth grader at home, make sure that they understand what the problem is asking before they actually do the work.  Wednesday and Thursday will focus on angle measure.  All fourth graders should be able to identify a 90, 180, and 360 degree angle.  With this knowledge, they should be able to use strategies to identify an unknown angle measure without using a protractor.  They will use this knowledge on Thursday’s open response problem to identify the angle measure of different polygons.  

 

Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

As the students are fracturing the myth of Persephone, they will begin the week with writing a luring lead.  Since the original story was full of sensory imagery, they will also incorporate the five senses in their story.  Other mini-lessons will focus on using appropriate paragraph breaks, writing dialogue, and writing an unforgettable ending in the resolution.  

 

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

During the last week of our poetry unit, the students will be analyzing a new poem each day.  With their analyzation, they will focus on figurative language, literary device, theme, imagery, and literal versus. figurative meaning.  Each day, we will focus on a new skill.  Encourage your fourth grade to read poetry at home.  

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 8.1 Homelink 8.2 Math Homework Due
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.  

Read for 30 minutes.  

 

May 5th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of May 8th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of May 8th-12th

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

On Thursday, the students will take the Unit 7 Assessment.  This assessment has many word problems.  The word problems involve multiplying a whole number by a fraction and mixed number, converting cups, pints, and quarts, adding decimals, multi-step division problems, converting yards to feet, converting pounds to ounces, and using information on a line plot.  The students will also have to identify multiples of a unit fraction, be able to identify and describe a pattern, and plot data on a line plot.  Please let me know if there is a specific skill that you would like me to work with your fourth grader before Thursday’s test.  During the three days prior to the test, we will multiply and add fractions and decimals, solve division number stories, and record data on a line plot.  

 

Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

This week, the fourth graders will be fracturing the myth of Pandora.  Lessons will focus on word choice.  The writers will be encouraged to use detail and description in their writing.  They will also write using sensory imagery.  Transitional words will also be used in the students’ writing.  

 

Reading: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated.

We will begin the week with reading two poems about the same topic.  One is written in first person and one is written in third person.  The fourth graders will compare and contrast the poems through a Venn Diagram.  In addition to point of view, the students will also read to find the voice and mood of poems.  They will continue to read poems by Langston Hughes and Jack Prelutzky.  

 

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, Australia, and Antarctica due.  

Read for 30 minutes.  
Math Homelink 7-11 Homelink 7-12 Homelink 7-13 Math Homework Due.

Math Test

 

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