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.  

 

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