Ms. Wejman

September 14th, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of September 17th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of September 17th-21st


Math: Generalize place value for multi-digit whole numbers.  

We will begin the week with solving multi-step math problems.  While solving these problems, the students will make sense of the problem and persevere in solving them.  There is often a lot of information in these problems. It is recommended that the fourth grader reads each problem three times in order to know what the problem is asking to be solved.  The fourth graders will also be adding using U.S. traditional addition. On Wednesday, the fourth graders will be introduced to the first Open Response Problem. In this problem, they will be “cracking a code” to help them practice place value structure.  On the second day of the open response lesson, the students will revise their work. Because this is a two day lesson, the students will only have three pages of math homework this week. Math homework will be due on Thursday.


Reading: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.  

As the students are reading, they will practice summarizing the text.  When summarizing the text, the students should be able to identify the who, what, where, why, and when of what they are reading.  Practice summarizing text with your fourth graders at home.


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

Word choice will be the focus of our writing mini-lessons this week.  First, the students will review using transitional words to manage the sequence of events.  They will also be inspired to incorporate concrete words or phrases and sensory details from re-reading excerpts of The Whipping Boy.    


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read My Brother Martin Complete three tic tac toe activities.   Tic TacToe activies due.  
Math Homelink 1.6 Homelink 1.7 Homelink 1.8 Math Homework Due


September 14th, 2018

Homework ~ Week of September 17th

Monday, September 17th

This week for homework, read My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris.  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 42 and 43 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it. Using a Venn Diagram, complete the Text to Text activity on page 63.   Answer the stop and think question on page 50.  Give evidence about how you know if it is written in the first or third person.  
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 57.   Complete the graphic organizer found on page 45. Complete the timeline activity on page 59.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 55.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this biography. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.