Ms. Wejman

December 8th, 2017

Ray Spirit Week

Winter Spirit Days

December 11-15, 2017

Monday¬†– Crazy DayūüĆą

Crazy Colorful Clothes¬†ūüĎöūüĎĖ

Crazy Socks

Crazy Hairūüé©

Tuesday¬†– Pajama & Stuff Animal and Movie (3-3:45) Dayūüé¨

Wednesday¬†– Education T-Shirt Day¬†ūüéí

Wear any school t-shirt or hoodie

Staff eat lunch with students and share high school and college experiences

Thursday¬†– Ugly/Beautiful Winter‚ĚĄ¬†Sweater Contest Day (Prizes awarded in class)

Friday¬†– Twin or Jean DayūüϨ

December 8th, 2017

Homework ~ Week of December 11th

Monday, December 11th

This week for homework, read Antarctic Journey by Jennifer Owings Dewey.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.  

Use each vocabulary word on pages 324 and 325  in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Answer the Stop and Think on page 314.  Why do you think it is from this point of view? How is this point of view helpful to the story?   Answer the Stop and Think question on page 331.  Identify the metaphor and explain what it means.  
Complete the Stop and Think on page 333.   Complete the graphic organizer found on page 327 . Complete the Text to Text activity found on page 343.
Complete the Text to Self Activity on page 343.  Your answer must be in five or more sentences. Write a letter to Miss Wejman or Miss Aron about this story.  Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

December 8th, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of December 11th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of December 11th

 

Writing: Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting, illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension

Since the writers are working on writing their own informational books, they will be using the informational books in the classroom as inspiration for how to publish their books.  They will identify the purpose of specific text features in informational books and use them in their own books.  Ask your fourth grader to tell you what text features he or she will be using in his or her own published book.  They will be given the informational text rubric and will begin to write their final book.  

 

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

Unit 4 encompasses different strategies to multiply multiple digit numbers.  We will begin the week with learning a rule to multiply by multiples of ten.  Later in the week, the fourth graders will use what they learned to multiply multiples of ten by converting liters to milliliters.  The students will use different strategies to multiply multiple digit numbers.  One strategy that they will learn this week involves the students partitioning a multiple digit number in a rectangle and multiplying each place value.  While using multiplication in problem solving, they will use estimation strategies before they solve to find the actual answer.  

 

Reading: Determine the main idea of text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Throughout the second quarter, the fourth graders have been reading biographies about a variety of people.  As a culminating project for the first half of the quarter, every fourth grader  will be creating a timeline project.  The fourth grader will pick a person from one of the biographies that he or she read in his or her guided reading book.  In addition to creating a timeline with five events listed, they will also summarize the book, create an image that represents the person that he or she read about, and illustrate a creative title for the timeline.  The students all received a rubric stating the expectations for this assignment.  All of the work for the timeline will be completed in school.  Guiding reading group meetings will focus on writing a good summary.  

 

STEM Night

Come join us for a fun night of Science Technology Engineering and Math on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 Р6:30 PM.  

There will activities for all ages.

Our school Science Fair judging will be taking place in the cafeteria.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 4.1 Homelink 4.2 Homelink 4.3 Homelink 4.4 Math Homework Due
Reading Read  Antarctic Journey.  Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due
December 4th, 2017

Biography Book Report

Name:______________________________________

Date: ______________________________________

Biography Book Report

For the second book report of the second quarter, every fourth grader needs to read a biography.  The book report of the biography is due on Thursday, January 11th.  On Thursday, February 1st, the fourth grader must dress as the person that he or she read about for the second annual fourth grade wax museum.  

Biography Title: ______________________________________________

Author: _____________________________________________________

Why did you choose to read this biography?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Before you read this biography what schema did you have about this person? _____________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What is this person most known for?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

As you are reading, identify an unfamiliar word.  _____________________

Using context clues, what do you think this word means? _____________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What context clues, made you think this? __________________________

____________________________________________________________

Define the word using dictionary.com. _____________________________

___________________________________________________________

Write the word in a sentence. ____________________________________

____________________________________________________________

Illustrate the word.  

In each box below, illustrate a picture of the person during their early life, in the middle of their life, and at the end of their life.  Include a caption for each illustration.  

Early Life Middle of Life End of life

What is the main idea of your biography?

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What are two details that support your main idea?  

  1. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  2. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

How do the details support the main idea?

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

As you are reading make an inference in this text.

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What explicit text evidence did you use to make this inference?

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

December 1st, 2017

Peek at the Week ~ Week of December 4th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of December 4th-8th

 

Writing: Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections.

Throughout the month of December, the writers of fourth grade will be writing informational books.  They started the month with generating an expert list composed of topics that they consider to be an expert on and know a vast information about the subject.  From their list, they picked one topic to write everything that they know about the subject.  To organize their information, they created an outline.  This week, they will use their outline to write three body paragraphs, an introduction, and a conclusion.  Ask your fourth grader to identify the topic that he or she will be writing about for his or her informational book.  Save the date for December 22nd at 3PM.  We will  celebrating the end of our writing unit with a publishing party.  All are invited!  

 

Math: Understand decimal notation for fractions and compare decimal fractions.

Students will end Unit 3 with comparing decimals using <, >, and = notation.  The Unit 3 Test will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.  On Tuesday, students will be assessed on recognizing and generating equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions with different numerators and different denominators, converting between decimals and fractions with denominators 10 or 100, naming decimals, comparing and ordering decimals, and converting from centimeters to millimeters.  On Wednesday, students will take the Open Response Assessment.  Students will make sense of others’ mathematical thinking by explaining how two students used different fraction comparison strategies. Please let us know if there is a specific skill that you would like us to practice with your fourth grader.

 

Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

As we continue to read biographies, the students will make inferences in the text.  The students know that an inference is using what is stated in the text combined with their background knowledge to make a conclusion of what was read.  Today the students were introduced to the second quarter final project.  On February 1, 2018, all of the fourth graders will be a part of the second annual fourth grade wax museum.  For this event, every fourth grader needs to dress and act as a person that they read about in the biography of his or her choice.  Every student in Room 207 must have their book read by Thursday, January 11th.  Today, they received their second book report form of the quarter.  They must complete their book report on the biography of the person that they are dressing up as at the Wax Museum.  More information will be available as we get closer to the date.  If your fourth grader needs help picking a biography, we will be happy to help him or her.  Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this project.  

 

Robocalls

During the week of November 13th, parents received a form concerning Robocalls.  Forms need to be turned in to allow Robocalls to be used as a form of communication.  Please turn in the form if you would like to have Robocalls as a way of being informed about the events at Ray School.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read The Earth Dragon Awakes and complete the three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.  
Math Homelink 3.13 Homelink 3.8 Math Homework Due

 

December 1st, 2017

Homework ~ Week of December 4th

Monday, December 4th

This week for homework, read The Earth Dragon Awakes by Lawrence Yep.  By Friday, you should complete three tic-tac-toe activities in your homework notebook.  At the top of each page, you should write the date and title of the story.  

Use each vocabulary word on pages 300 and 301  in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Answer the Stop and Think on page 314.  Why do you think it is from this point of view? How is this point of view helpful to the story?   Answer the stop and think question on page 307.  Identify three different words or phrases that help you visualize the action in mind.  For each word or phrase, draw a picture of what you visualize.  
Complete the Stop and Think on page 308.   Complete the graphic organizer found on page 303. Complete the Text to Text activity found on page 319.
Complete the Text to Self Activity on page 319.  Your answer must be in five or more sentences. Write a letter to Miss Wejman or Miss Aron about this story.  Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

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