Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of September 11th-15th

Writing:  Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

The writers will begin the week with creating a plot mountain of the narrative that they began writing last week.  Throughout the week, mini-lessons will pertain to using dialogue and description.  They will use text from The Whipping Boy, to review rules used when writing dialogue, how a character responds to an event, and incorporating figurative language to enhance description.  Encourage your fourth grader to tell  you about his or her narrative.  


Math: Generalize place value understanding for whole numbers.

Throughout the week, place value strategies will be reinforced.  For example, they will be comparing and rounding numbers to a specific place value.  They will also use estimation strategies in order to help them make sense of solving word problems.  Homework will begin this week.  The fourth graders will do a Homelink each night. If a student has difficulty with a specific problem, please bring the book to school the next day.  It is the student’s responsibility to ask for help before the Homelink book is due on Friday.


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

Reading Homework begins this week in Room 207.  Every fourth grader was given a Journey’s book.  Each week, they will be assigned a new story to read in the Journey’s book.  They were also given a Tic Tac Toe sheet.  Every fourth grader has the duration of the week, to complete the three Tic Tac Toe activities of his or her choice.  The three activities should be completed in the fourth grader’s purple homework notebook.  The Tic Tac Toe sheet should be cut out and glued to the purple notebook.  All purple notebooks will be due every Friday.  Tic Tac Toe sheets can also be found on the Room 207 blog.  If a student has difficulty with a specific reading task, please bring it to school before Friday.  The teacher will help the student.  

Guided reading groups will also be initiated this week.  Every student was given a book to read at his or her specific level.  Each fourth grader’s group will meet with the teacher once a week.  The other students will either be reading or working on their Bingo Sheet.  On a Bingo Sheet, the each student will pick five reader’s response activities to complete before Friday.  This will be a classwork grade.  

While we continue to read The Whipping Boy, the students will be practicing identifying main idea of specific chapters.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, ask them to identify the main idea of an excerpt of a text.

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 1.2 Homelink 1.3 Homelink 1.4 Homelink 1.5 Math Homework Due
Reading Read Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo found in the Journey’s book.  Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities in homework notebook.   Tic Tac Toe activities due in Homework notebook.