Ms. Wejman

February 9th, 2018

Homework ~ Week of February 12th

February 12, 2018

This week for homework, read Sacagawea by Lise Erdich.  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 498 and 499 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Read the Stop and Think on page 508.  As you are reading, identify an example of an onomatopoeia and explain what it means.   Complete the Stop and Think on page 507.   
Complete the Personal Response on page 517.   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. Complete the Text to Text activity on page 521.  
Complete the Stop and Think on page 511.   Complete the graphic organizer on page 501. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.
February 9th, 2018

Third Quarter~ Book Report


Date: ___________________________________

In the third quarter, we are reading mysteries.  Every fourth grader needs to read a mystery at home and write a book report about it.  If a fourth grader needs assistance in picking a mystery, please let us know.  All mystery book reports are due Thursday, March 1st.  

Title of mystery:_______________________________

Author: _____________________________________

Detective or sleuth: ____________________________

What is a character trait that you would use to describe the detective or sleuth?_____________________________

Why would you use this character trait to describe the detective or sleuth?______________________________


Draw a picture of the detective or sleuth.  Include a speech bubble and caption.  


What was the mystery that the detective or sleuth was trying to solve? _________________________________


Create a plot mountain of the mystery.  


Who were the suspects in the story? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Did any of the suspects have an alibi? ________________

If so, what was the alibi.  If not, what was the motive of one of the suspects? _____________________________


What was one of the clues that the detective or sleuth used to solve the mystery? ________________________


Was there a red herring that threw the investigation off track? _________________________________________

If so, what was it? _______________________________


February 9th, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 12th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 12th-16th


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

As the students continue to write their mysteries, mini-lessons will focus on dialogue, description, and sensory imagery.  The students will be given an excerpt of a mystery and will identify how a writer uses dialogue and description to show how a character responds to a situation.  They will be inspired to use sensory imagery after reading an excerpt from another mystery.  Ask your fourth grade writer to tell you about his or her mystery.  


Valentines Day

Because the students earned 850 DOJO points, they will be able to distribute Valentine Cards to their classmates.  


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

The fourth graders will continue to read and discuss their mysteries in guided reading group discussions.  As they are reading their mystery, the reading skill that they will be working on will be foreshadowing.  The readers will learn that foreshadowing is an author’s use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story.  The writers will learn that frequently, future events are merely hinted at through dialogue, description, or the attitudes and reactions of the characters. Through using foreshadowing,  the readers will be able to make their own deduction in solving this mystery.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, have him or her share his or her foreshadowing thoughts.  In addition to reading a mystery in school, they will also be required to read and report on a mystery at home.  Book reports will be due on or before Thursday, March 1st.  Every student received a hard copy of the book report form today.  Additional book report forms can also be found on the blog.  If your fourth grader needs assistance with picking a mystery book, we will be happy to pick one for your fourth grader.  


Math: Build fractions from unit fractions; Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements

This week, students will be learning more about fractions, line plots, and angles.  At the start of the week, they will learn strategies on subtracting mixed numbers.  Next, they will record data using a line plot in order to analyze the data.  Students will then spend two days exploring ways to measure angles.


Second Step: Demonstrate using assertiveness skills to resist peer pressure; Demonstrate using the Problem-Solving Steps to figure out ways to resist peer pressure.

During our class meetings, students will discuss peer pressure and strategies on dealing with it.  Fourth graders will reflect on peer pressure scenarios they have or might encounter and practice being assertive and respectful.  On Monday, students will bring home a Home Link to complete with an adult, which will be due on Thursday.  On Thursday, students will discuss their Home Link responses.


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read Sacagawea.  Complete the three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities Due
Math Homelink 5.8 Homelink 5.9 Homelink 5.10 Homelink 5.11 Math Homework Due
Second Step Home Link responses due.