Ms. Wejman

June 19th, 2017

Dear Fourth Grade Parent,                                                                                                      June 20, 2017

 

We hope that you and your family enjoy a wonderful summer that is both fun and relaxing.  To prepare your child for fourth grade, it is important that some practices are in place.  

First of all, your child should be reading everyday.  Because it is the summer, let your child read for pleasure enjoying books that they enjoy.  As their parent, it would be helpful for you to encourage them to read a variety of genres.  Also, asking them questions about what they are reading is helpful to aid in comprehension.  Children of all ages enjoy adults reading books to them.  Consider reading a favorite book of your past to your fourth grader.  

Another great practice that would be helpful for your rising fourth grader, would be practicing math facts.  Children with an automaticity of basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts are more prepared for the math skills that will be taught throughout the year.  Websites such as Math is Fun and Khan Academy are helpful for reviewing and teaching new specific math skills.  

Since the children learned so much about Chicago History in third grade, it would be fun for your family to continue this by going on “family field trips” around the city.  The Chicago Public Library has free passes to a multitude of Chicago museums.  While at the library, your child can also sign up for the summer reading program.  Journaling about your family field trips would be an excellent way to foster writing skills.  

Fourth graders are at a wonderful age to be independent and greatly enjoy the world around them.  We hope that you take advantage of all of the teachable moments that await your child this summer!  

 

Sincerely,

Dr. James

Ms. Pfeiffer

Ms. Wejman

June 12th, 2017

Fourth Grade Supply List

4th Grade Supplies

60 pencils – # 2 Sharpened

6 Color Coded Specific Notebooks (red, blue, yellow, green, black, purple)

1 box of colored pencils

1 liquid glue

8 glue sticks

1 box of markers

1 box of dry erase markers

1 pencil case

1 pair of old clean socks

3 pair of scissors

1 protractor

1 compass

2 pocket folders

1 large Hand sanitizer

1 package of Clorox wipes

1 box of reclosable plastic sandwich bags

1 box of large gallon bags

2 package of notebook paper

2 package of copy paper

2 boxes of Kleenex

Paper Towels

Wet wipes

2 black wipes

1 ruler with centimeters and inches

2 package of post-its

June 9th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of June 12th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of June 12th-16th

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

Because grades are due on Friday, the fourth graders will have three different assessments this week.  On Tuesday, they will take the Unit 8 Assessment which will include solving a multi-step word problem, identifying angle measure, identifying lines of symmetry, plotting data on a line plot, adding decimals, multiplying a whole number by a fraction, adding fractions, and converting cups to quarts.  On Wednesday, the students will take the Unit 8 Cumulative Test.  They will be assessed on solving a multi-step problem, finding the unknown angle measure, solving word problems with a fraction, multiplying two digit numbers, lines of symmetry, converting units of measure, plotting data on a line plot, and adding decimals.  On Thursday, the students will take the End of the Year Assessment.  They will be assessed on solving word problems, finding patterns, place value, multiplying a two digit number by a two digit number, dividing a four digit dividend by a one digit divisor, converting units of measure, plotting data on a line plot, adding mixed numbers, comparing fractions, decomposing fractions, converting decimals and fractions, area, perimeter, angle measure, identifying a line, ray, line segment, acute angle, obtuse angle, and point, parallel lines, perpendicular sides, and symmetry.  If there is a specific math skill that you would like me to practice with your fourth grader, please let me know.  The fourth graders will be taking home these assessments this week.  Please use these tests to practice specific math skills over the summer.  

 

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

To end our Greek Mythology unit, the students will work in a group to act out a Greek Myth.  The students will receive a rubric to identify how the skit will be graded.  Ask  your fourth grader what myth he or she is choosing to act out on Friday.  

 

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

All fractured myths are due on Friday.  Mini-lessons will focus on word choice and conventions.  The students will also have time to share their writing with other writers in the class.  

 

Clean Up Day

Students will take home all supplies on Friday.  Please have your fourth grader bring a bag to take everything home.  

 

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 8.10 Chapter 8 Test Chapter 8 Cumulative Test End of the Year Test  

 

 

 

June 2nd, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of June 5th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of June 5th-9th

 

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

The students will continue to work on their fractured myth final drafts.  As they continue to write their fractured myth, they will focus on word choice, transitional words, and sentence fluency.  

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

The formulas for area and perimeter will be reviewed this week.  As an extra challenge, the students will be finding the area and perimeter of rectangles that have a length or width with a fraction or mixed number.  The fourth grader will also be solving multi-step math problems.

 

Reading: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third- person narratives.

In May, the students read the myths of Pandora, Perseus, and Persephone.  This week they will read another version of each story.  To fulfill the standard, they will compare and contrast the different versions of each myth in a Venn Diagram.  Ask your fourth grader to tell you the similarities and differences of each version.  

 

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 8.6 Homelink 8.7 Homelink 8.8 Homelink 8.9 Math Homework Due

 

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