Ms. Wejman

April 13th, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 16th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 16th-20th

 

Math: Build Fractions from Unit Fractions

The students will multiply continue to multiply whole numbers by fractions.  They will practice by solving word problems. On Thursday, they will work with their continent to solve an open response problem.

 

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

The students will begin to publish their poetry books.  All of the poems need to be about a specific theme. Throughout the book, the students must be creative with line breaks, use sensory imagery, figurative language, rhythm, and spell all words correctly.  The students were given a rubric stating the requirements of the poetry book.

 

Reading: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Our reading genre for the next ⅛ of the school year will be poetry.  This week’s focus is figurative language. We will spend the week identifying simile, metaphor, and personification in different poems.  The students will study poems and interpret the meaning of each type of figurative language. They will be assessed on identifying two types of figurative language and interpreting the meaning.  In lieu of a book report, they will be completing a poetry report which will be due on Thursday, May 3rd.

 

Report Card Pick Up

Thank you to everyone who signed up for a conference time on Wednesday.    Because the students are leading the conference, they should also attend. If you have not requested a time yet, please tell me what time you and your fourth grader would like to meet.  

 

Save the Date!  Just Get Sleep Fundraiser coming up on May 6th!

On Sunday May 6th you will have the opportunity to buy a new mattress in the Ray lunchroom at up to 50% off retail, with 20% of every sale donated back to Ray. Take advantage of this great deal and support Ray at the same time – WIN WIN!

 

Walk-a-Thon May 18th!

Register your student at rayschool.dojiggy.com and begin fundraising to be entered into weekly drawings for cool stuff – museum memberships, gift cards, sports tickets and more!  Every student who raises at least $50 gets a chance to sink a teacher in the dunk tank on the last day of school.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 7.4 Homelink 7.5 Math Homework Due
Reading Read the stories in Lesson 27 and complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.  

 

April 13th, 2018

Poetry Report ~ Due Thursday, May 3rd

Name:______________________________________

Over the next five weeks, poetry will be our unit of study in reading.  For our first book report of the quarter, the fourth grader will pick a poem of their choice to analyze.  Every fourth grader should bring their poem to class on Thursday, May 3rd to share with their classmates. They will be invited to share the poem they picked in a class reading.  In addition to a copy of the poem, they must also bring in this completed sheet. The poem can be from a poetry anthology or printed from the Internet. Room 207 has a plethora of anthologies for the fourth graders to pick from if they choose to do so.  

Poem: ________________________________________

Poet: _________________________________________

Why are  you choosing this poem to share with your classmates? ____________________________________

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Does your poem you any poetic devices? _____________

If so, which poetic devices does it use? _______________

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Identify an example of this poetic device. _____________

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Whose point of view is the poem written in? ___________

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What evidence do you have of this? _________________

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In one sentence, what is the main idea of this poem?

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What is the theme of this poem? ____________________

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Why do you think this? ____________________________

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What is your favorite line in the poem? _______________

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Why is it your favorite line? ________________________

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What is one question that you have for this poet?

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What is one compliment that you have for this poet?

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Illustrate a picture of this poem and include a caption.  

 

April 12th, 2018

Homework ~ Week of April 16th

Monday, April 16th

This week for homework, read the stories in Lesson 27 by Betty G. Birney.  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.

Read the fables on page 30.  Match each fable to a moral and explain why each moral explains the fable.   Read the poems on page 28 and 29.  Write your own poem about frog or a toad.    Summarize The Frog in the Milk Pail.    Include the who, what, where, why, and when in three-five sentences.  
Why is the moral of the story In The Frog in the Milk Pail Never give up? Read Amphibian Alert. Identify the main idea of each of the four subtitles.     Write a letter to the frog in The Frog in the Milk Pail.  Include a compliment and advice to the frog.  Your letter should have five sentences and be written in correct letter format.  
How are the poems on pages 28 and 29 different?  How are they the same? Please write your observations in a Venn Diagram.    Write a letter to Miss Wejman about what you learned from reading Amphibian Alert.  Your letter should have five sentences and be written in correct letter format.   As you are reading, identify an unfamiliar word.  Include the word written in the sentence. Explain how you used context clues to define the word.  Then, look up the word to find the actual definition.

 

April 6th, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 9th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 9th-12th

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.  

We will begin the week by converting liquid measurements.  At home, make reference to converting gallons, quarts, pints, and cups using tools in the kitchen.  Throughout the week, the students will solve word problems where the student multiplies a whole number by a fraction.  When working with your child on word problems at home, please make sure that they understand the problem before they persevere in solving the problem.  

 

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

Poetry mini-lessons this week will focus on line breaks, onomatopoeia, and writing a form poem.  Ask your fourth grade poet which poem he or she is most proud of writing this week.

 

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

This week, students will refer to details in their real-life mystery books to determine a cause and an effect that takes place.  Cause and effect relationships are used to explain why or how something happened in a story

 

Report Card Pick-Up

Wednesday, April 18th has been designated as report card pick up for Chicago Public Elementary Schools.  For the spring conferences, the students will be leading the conference. Today every fourth grader received a report card pick up request form.  Please complete the form with your top three requested time slots. I will complete the conference schedule on a first come, first serve basis.

 

DuSable Museum Field Trip

The Fourth and Fifth Grades are taking a field trip to the DuSable museum on Tuesday, April 24th.  The cost of the field trip is $7.00. Money and permission for the field trip will be due on Friday, April 20th.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 7.1 Homelink 7.2 Homelink 7.3 Math Homework Due
Reading Complete three tic tac toe activities Tic Tac Toe activities due

 

April 6th, 2018

Homework ~ Week of April 9th

April 9, 2018

 

Read the stories in Lesson 26 of Paths to Discovery.  Pick three Tic Tac Toe activities to complete. The three activities will be due on Thursday, April 12th.  

Write a letter to the protagonist of The Girl Who Loved Spiders. Your letter must be written in correct letter format.  It must have five sentences. In your letter, please give him a compliment and advice.    Complete the activity on page 16.   Read the poems on page 14 and 15.  Write your own poem about spiders.
Complete the poetry activity on pages 18 and 19.   Read The Girl Who Loved Spiders.  Summarize the story in three-five sentences.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about the information that you learned about spiders on pages 12 and 13.  Your letter must be written in correct format and must be five sentences.
Read the informational stories on pages 12 and 13.  Write a one sentences main idea about each story. What is the main idea of The Girl Who Loved Spiders? Support the main idea with three details.   Create a comic of The Girl Who Loved Spiders. Your comic must have five frames.  
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