Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of October 29th-November 1st

Writing: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

This week will be the introduction of our new writing unit, opinion writing. We will be starting the unit off by reading a debate piece from Scholastic magazine about assigned seats in the cafeteria. Students will then pick a side of the argument that we agree with and write why they feel that way. As we progress, students will learn to support their argument using reasons and explanations in order to justify their side.

Math: Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

We will begin the week with classifying quadrilaterals by their properties. In their classification of quadrilaterals, the fourth graders should be able to identify parallel lines, right angles, and congruent sides as possible attributes. The fourth graders will also explore symmetry in nature, objects, and shapes. Every fourth grader should be able to identify that a figure has symmetry if a line can be drawn through it so that it is divided into two parts that are mirror images of each other. Since Thursday is the last day of the quarter, the fourth graders will take the Cumulative Test on Wednesday and the Unit 2 Test on Thursday. On the Cumulative Assessment, the fourth grader will be tested on place value, value of a specific digit, comparing numbers, rounding, adding numbers in the hundreds place, subtracting numbers in the subtraction place, finding the perimeter, of a square, and solving multi-step word problems. Thursday’s Unit 2 Test will include drawing all of the arrays for a specific number, finding the factors of a specific number, finding the multiples for a specific number, finding the area of a rectangle, converting hours to minutes, multiplicative comparison word problems, identifying right angles, identifying properties of a quadrilateral, line symmetry, identifying a pattern in solving a math problem, solving a multi-step word problem, and finding the area of a rectilinear figure. Please let me know if there is a specific skill that you would like me to practice with your fourth grader.

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

With Thursday being the last day of the quarter, the fourth graders will be assigned their final reading project of the quarter. For this project, they will pick one of the guided reading books that they read during the first quarter. They will create a book cover of this book. In their book cover, they will identify a character trait to describe the protagonist, identify the main idea and theme, draw an inference from the text, and summarize the story. The students are familiar with this project from their work on a book cover that they all created for The Whipping Boy. The same rubric will be used to assess this project.

Homework | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday |

Reading | Read Me and Uncle Romie | Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities. | Tic Tac Toe activities due. | ||

Math | Homelink 2.11 | Homelink 2.12 | Homelink 2.13 | Math Homework Due |