Ms. Wejman

March 23rd, 2018

Peek at the Week~ Week of April 2nd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 2nd-April 6th

 

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

As the fourth graders continue to read real life mysteries, they will be summarizing the text.  They will be reminded that a good summary is three-five sentences and includes the who, what, where, why, and when of what was read.  The second book report of the quarter will be due on Thursday, April 5th. Before break, every student received a form to complete to research more information about a real life mystery. They were given the option to use the Internet or a book, not read in school, to learn more about the mystery.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this assignment. Because we are done with the Journey anthology, they are due back at school this week. When the student turns in his or her Journey anthology, I will give him or her a smaller anthology entitled Paths to Discovery to use as homework for the next several weeks.   With the transition, there will be no Tic Tac Toe assignments assigned or due this week.    

 

Writing:Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

April is Poetry Month!  To help the fourth grade writers transform into poets, the fourth graders will be reading Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher.  In this book, Ralph Fletcher gives suggestions embedded with examples on how to write effective poets.  Mini-lessons this week will focus on writing a poem for a special person, x-raying our emotions, using imagery, incorporating alliteration, and including repetition.  

 

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

On Monday, students will use their understanding of multiplication of whole-numbers to multiply fractions by whole numbers.  On Tuesday, students will take the Unit 6 Assessment. It will cover the following concepts: dividing a whole number of up to four digits (dividend) by a 1-digit whole number (divisor); applying perimeter and area formulas for rectangles; solving multistep number stories involving the four operations and interpreting any remainders; converting between pounds and ounces; solving number stories involving simple fractions; multiplying a whole number of up to four digits by a whole number of up to two digits; modeling number stories with equations and using a letter for the unknown; measuring angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor; identifying angle type (right, acute, obtuse); recognizing angle measures as additive; adding and subtracting to solve problems about unknown angles on a diagram; subtracting multi-digit whole numbers fluently; solving number stories involving addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators; and adding mixed numbers with like denominators.  On Wednesday, students will take the Cumulative Assessment. It will cover material from Units 1 through 5. Please let us know if there is a specific skill that you would like us to practice with your fourth grader. On Thursday, students will review the Assessments as a whole class. Next week, students will then begin Unit 7.

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.13 Math Homework Due
Reading   Real Life Mystery book reports due.  

 

March 16th, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 19th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 19th-23rd

 

PARCC

The fourth graders will be taking the PARCC Test this week.  They will take Units 1 and 2 of the language arts test on Monday, Unit 3 of the language arts test on Tuesday, and the four math units on Wednesday and Thursday.  Because of the PARCC test, we will not have formal writing instruction or switch for science or social studies this week. Room 207 will be invited to the Fourth Grade movie afternoon on Friday if they receive 1,000 DOJO points as a class.  Only students with positive DOJO points will be invited to the movie and popcorn party.

 

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

The students will continue to read their real life mysteries.  As they are reading, they will work as detectives to make an inference of what they think was the cause of the mystery that he or she is reading.  The second book report of the quarter, will be more of a research assignment. Every fourth grader will identify a real life mystery that they are interested in learning more about.  They will use the Internet or a book, not read in school, to learn more about the mystery. The students will have received the research form on Monday. The students had time to begin their initial inquiry and will be responsible for researching more about their real life mystery at home over the next few weeks.  The real life mystery research forms will be due on Thursday, April 5th. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this assignment.

 

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

On Tuesday, students will revisit fractions.  They will solve number stories by adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators.  On Friday, fourth graders will read Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi to celebrate Pi Day from last week.  Students will complete activities that involve finding the circumference of various sized circles.  The week back from spring break, fourth graders will finish off Unit 6 and then take the Unit 6 Assessment (Tuesday) and Cumulative Assessment (Wednesday).

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.12 Math Homework Due
Reading Read The Fun They Had.   Complete Three Tic Tac Toe activities Reading Homework Due

 

March 16th, 2018

PARCC Parent Letter

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mUNHmvQa2bJz7chr5v_O6j9BiCrEfmiM/view?usp=sharing

March 16th, 2018

Homework ~ Week of March 19th

March 19, 2018

This week for homework, read The Fun They Had by Isaac Asimov, Paula Kahumbu.  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 632 and 633 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it. Complete the Stop and Think on page 641. Complete the Stop and Think on page 643 in five or more sentences.  
Complete the Stop and Think on page 644 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. Complete the Future Fun activity on page 645.  
 Complete the Text to Text activity on page 649 using a Venn Diagram.   Complete the graphic organizer on page 635. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

March 16th, 2018

Real Life Mystery Research

Name:

The reading genre for the last five weeks of the third quarter is real life mysteries.  Instead of a book report, you will be researching a real life mystery that you are interested in learning more about using the Internet or a book not read in school.  This research book report is due on Thursday, April 5th.

Real life mystery: ________________________________

What schema, or background knowledge, do you have about this mystery? ______________________________

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

What are three questions that you have about this real life mystery?

  1. __________________________________________
  2. __________________________________________
  3. __________________________________________

What is the address of the website that you are using to research your real life mystery?

______________________________________________

If you used a book to research, what is the title and author of the book?

______________________________________________

Please list three paraphrased facts that you learned about this mystery.

1.___________________________________________________________________________________________

  1. ____________________________________________

______________________________________________

3._____________________________________________

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What do you think was the cause of this particular real life mystery? ____________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Illustrate a picture of this real life mystery.  Please a caption to describe your illustration.

 

 

 

 

March 12th, 2018

partner-run after-school programs

This link includes the registration link and prices for the partner-run after-school programs for your reference.

 

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March 9th, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 12th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 12th-March 16th

 

Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.  

Once again, the fourth graders will respond to a prompt after reading two different informational text passages.  This week, the two passages will focus on the characteristics of the great white shark. As they are reading the two passages, the fourth grader will be mindful of how the two articles are similar and different. They will document the similarities and differences of the two articles in a Venn Diagram.  Throughout the week, they will be mindful of specific details about the characteristics of sharks as they respond to the prompt.

 

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

After reading fictional mysteries for the first five weeks of the third quarter, the fourth graders will now focus their reading on real life mysteries.  Every fourth grader was given an anthology of real life mysteries. As they are reading the different real life mysteries, they will identify the main idea of the text supporting it with two details.  They will present their comprehension in a graphic organizer. Ask your fourth grader which real life mystery he or she thinks is the most interesting.

 

Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.  Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  Understand concepts of angle and measure angles. Draw and identify lines and angles and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

The fourth graders will continue learning about how to interpret remainders based on the context of a division problem.  Students will also continue to learn about angles, a continuation from Unit 5. They will use tools to measure angles, such as an angle measurer and a half-circle protractor.  In addition, students will learn about complementary and supplementary angles in order to add and subtract to find unknown angle measures.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read Owen and Mzee.  Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.  
Math Homelink 6.8 Homelink 6.9 Homelink 6.10 Homelink 6.11 Math Homework Due

 

March 9th, 2018

Homework ~ Week of March 12th

March 12, 2018

This week for homework, read Owen and Mzee by Isabella Hatkoff, Paula Kahumbu.  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  608 and 609 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Read the Stop and Think on page 619 in five or more sentences. Complete the Stop and Think on page 615 in five or more sentences.  
Complete the Stop and Think on page 621 using a Venn Diagram.   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 comic strip activity on page 623.  
 Complete the Text to Text activity on page 627.   Complete the graphic organizer on page 611. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

March 2nd, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 5th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 5th-9th

 

Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

During the month of March, the fourth grade writers will respond to a prompt after reading informational text passages.  This week, they will read two passages about hot air balloons.  In their analysis of the text, they will compare and contrast how the two passages explain the steps to flying and landing hot air balloons. Throughout the week, mini-lessons will focus on the appropriate use of paragraph breaks and using transitional words.  

 

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

Fourth graders will work together in their guided reading groups to develop a mystery skit.  They will develop the skit based on the mystery they have been reading during guided reading.  A rubric will be given out on Monday so students know the expectations for their skit, which they will perform to the class by Friday.

 

Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems; Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic; Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements; Gain familiarity with factors and multiples; Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

Students will start the week with the Unit 6 Open Response.  On Day 1, they will interpret remainders to solve a problem involving packaging fruit.  On Day 2, they will discuss solutions and explanations of the problem and revise their own work.  Then, students will convert U.S. customary units of weight by converting tons to pounds and pounds to ounces.  Fourth graders will also revisit using partial-quotients division in order to divide whole numbers with 3- and 4-digit dividends.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read the Ever Living Tree and complete three Tic Tac Toe activities. Tic Tac Toe Assignment Due
Math Home Link 6-5 Home Link 6-6 Home Link 6-7 Math Homework Due

 

March 2nd, 2018

Homework ~ Week of March 5th

March 5, 2018

This week for homework, read The Ever-Living Tree by Linda Arms White.  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 580 and 581 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Read the Stop and Think on page 589 in five or more sentences. Complete the Stop and Think on page 590 in five or more sentences.  
Complete the text to text activity on page 603 in five 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. Complete the Web of Life activity on page 599.  Your response should have five or more sentences.   
As you are reading, identify a simile.  Explain the meaning of the simile.     Complete the graphic organizer on page 583. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.
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