Ms. Wejman

October 12th, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of October 15th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of October 15th-19th

 

Writing: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.  

During the previous two weeks, the fourth grader writers composed their five paragraph explanatory essay.  This week, they will focus on using text features to enhance their explanatory text. The writers will be required to have pictures, captions to explain each picture, and subtitles to organize the sections.  To assist in the writing of their final draft, they will receive a rubric stating the requirements of the explanatory essay.

 

Math: Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.  

As the students continue to practice multiplication, they will identify multiples of a given number.  They will also be able to identify the difference between prime and composite numbers. Every fourth grader should know that the only two factors that a prime has is 1 and itself and that a composite number has more than two factors.  The students will also use multiplicative reasoning to solve an open response problem. On Wednesday, they will work with their group to make a conjecture. On Thursday, the students will analyze student work and revise their own work. Homework will be due on Thursday this week.  

 

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

The fourth grade readers will be able to identify the difference between the main idea and theme of the text.  When they identify the main idea of the text, they should be specific with the who and what of the text in one sentence.  In their identification of theme, the reader should state the author’s purpose of writing the text as a lesson or moral that can be applied to everyday life.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 2.4 Homelink 2.5 Homelink 2.6 Math Homework Due
Reading Read Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude.   Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due

 

October 12th, 2018

Homework ~ Week of October 15th

October 15, 2018

This week for homework, read Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude by Kevin O’Malley.  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 146 and 147 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it. Complete the Short Response activity on page 163 in five or more sentences.   Answer the stop and think question on page 155 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 159. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 149. Complete the Text to Text activity found on page 167 using a Venn Diagram.  
Complete the Draw a Cartoon Activity found on page 163 independently. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this fairy tale.  Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.
October 5th, 2018

Peek at the Week ~ Week of October 9th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of October 9th-13th

 

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

To begin our unit on multiplication, the fourth graders will create arrays.  They will also use multiplication to find the formula for the area of a rectangle.  The students will be able to know the factor and a product of a multiplication equation.  Additionally, the students will know the difference between a multiple and a factor.

 

Writing:  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.  

The writers will continue to use their outline to write the body paragraphs of their explanatory writing piece. They will also write an introduction and conclusion of their explanatory essay.  While they are writing their paragraphs, they will focus on using transitional words and precise language to explain their topic.

 

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

The fourth grade readers will continue to make inferences in the text.  They will know that to make an inference they will use the explicit text evidence with their schema. Practice making inferences when reading with your fourth grader at home.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 2.1 Homelink 2.2 Homelink 2.3 Math Homework Due
Reading Read Stormalong.   Complete three tic tac toe activities   Reading Homework Due

 

October 5th, 2018

Homework ~ Week of October 9th

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

This week for homework, read Stormalong by Mary Pope Osborne.  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 114 and 115 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 137. Answer the stop and think question on page 126 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 120. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 117. Complete the Short Response Activity on Page 133 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 129 in five or more sentences. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this tall tale. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

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