Ms. Wejman

February 22nd, 2019

Homework ~ Week of February 25th

Monday, February 25, 2019

This week for homework, read I Could Do That  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 556 and 557  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 575.   Answer the stop and think question on page 570 in five or more sentences.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 567. Answer in five or more sentences. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 559. Complete the Timeline Activity on Page 571.
Read the Stop and Think on page 565.  Identify three idioms in this story. Explain what these idioms mean.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

February 22nd, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 25th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 25th-March 1st

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

Mystery final drafts will be due on Friday.  Throughout the week, the students will be editing and revising their writing.  Specific skills include spelling words the correct way, using correct paragraph breaks, using the correct punctuation in dialogue, and capitalizing proper nouns.  The students will also work with a partner to peer edit their writing.

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

Throughout the week, the students will be using explicit text evidence to make an inference in the text.  They will be continuing to read their mysteries. Ask your fourth grader to identify an inference in the text that they are reading.  

Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.  

On Tuesday, the students will take the Unit 5 Test.  Skills that will be assessed on the test include unit fractions, decomposing fractions, solving fraction word problems, adding fractions, subtracting fractions, plotting data on a line plot, using an arc to model a half and quarter turn, identifying angles, symmetry, and solving a multi-step math problem.  Please let us know if you would like to practice any specific math skills with your fourth grader. Because of the math test, there will be no formal math homework assigned this week.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read I Could Do That Complete Three Tic Tac Toe activities Reading Homework Due
Math Math Test
February 15th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 19th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 19th-22nd

 

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

The writers will begin the final drafts of their mysteries.  While they are writing their final drafts, they will know that they will be graded on their exposition, the plot of the mysteries, the characters, the use of dialogue, word choice, and conventions.  Final drafts will be due on Friday, March 1st.

 

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

While reading the mysteries, the fourth graders will be identifying flashbacks in the text.  The reader will learn that the a flashback is a device that allows the writer to present events that happened before the time of the current events.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, ask him or her to identify the flashback in the text.

 

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

This week in math students will continue to work with angles. They will more specifically learn about the unit of measure, degree. Students will also review line symmetry and explore symmetric shapes. Lastly, students will practice more multistep multiplication number stories before starting their unit 5 test.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read The World According to Humphrey. Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.  
Math Homelink 5.11 Homelink 5.12 Homelink 5.13 Math Homework Due

 

February 15th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of February 19th

Tuesday, February 19

This week for homework, read The World According to Humphrey 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 530 and 531 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it. Complete the Text to Text activity on page 551.   Answer the stop and think question on page 544  in five or more sentences.
Read the Stop and Think found on page 538. Identify two idioms and explain their meanings.   Complete the graphic organizer found on page 533. Complete the Short Response Activity on Page 547 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 542 in three-five sentences. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.
February 8th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of February 11th

Monday, February 11, 2019

This week for homework, read Sacagawea by Lise Erdrich.  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 498 and 499 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it. Complete the Text to Text Activity on page 521. Answer the stop and think question on page 511.  Identify at least three phrases that help you to visualize what is happening.  
Answer the Stop and Think question on page 508.  Identify another example of onomatopoeia. Explain the meaning of the onomatopoeia.   Complete the graphic organizer found on page 501. Using the poems on pages 521 and 522 as inspiration, write a poem of beauty.  
Identify the main idea of the last paragraph of page 506.  Identify two details to support the main idea. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this story. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Answer the essential question in five or more sentences.

 

February 8th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 11th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 11th-15th

 

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

Mini-lessons this week will focus on dialogue and word choice.  The writers will practice using dialogue to show the responses of characters to situations.  They will also be encouraged to use sensory imagery to give more description to their mystery writing.  

 

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

As the students continue to read their mysteries, they will pay attention to any foreshadowing clues in their guided reading books. The students will learn that foreshadowing is an author’s use of hints and clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story.  They will pay attention to foreshadowing clues through dialogue, description, and the attitude and reactions of the characters. Ask your fourth grader to define examples of foreshadowing with you as they are reading at home.

 

Math: Students subtract fractions, record data on a line plot, and explore iterating angles.

This week in math the students will be covering a variety of topics. The first half of the week they will continue their work with fractions, except this week the focus will be on subtraction. Later in the week, they will be introduced to line plots. They will not only read a data plot, but will be able to record data themselves. Lastly, students will explore angles and the different ways that they are labeled.

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read Sacagawea Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Three Tic Tac Toe activties due.  
Math Homelink 5.7 Homelink 5.8 Homelink 5.9 Homelink 5.10 Math Homework

Due

 

February 1st, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 4th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 4th-8th

 

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

With the new month comes the new writing genre which will be mystery.  The students will be introduced to mystery words such as detective, suspect, witness, and alibi.  From the vocabulary list, they will invent characters that they will use in their mystery. After they form their characters, they will create a plot mountain identifying the mystery, clue, red herring, and breakthrough of the mystery.  Mini-lessons at the end of the week will focus on writing the exposition of the mystery and using description.

 

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

Just like writing, our reading genre for the month will be mystery.  Every fourth grader will receive a mystery to read in their guided reading group.  As the fourth graders are reading their mysteries, they will be identifying the detective, suspects, and witness of the story.  They will also identify the motive of a witness, if there is a red herring to throw the detective off with a false clue, and if a witness has an alibi.  Ask your fourth grader to summarize his or her mystery.

 

Math: Learn multiple strategies to add fractions.

Students will start the week off learning how to add mixed fractions by first converting them to improper fractions. They will then tackle adding fractions with different denominators by finding a common denominator. Lastly, the students will end the week with an open response question and discussion that allows them to use their knowledge of adding fractions.

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 5.4 Homelink 5.5 Homelink 5.6 Math Homework Due
Reading Read Harvesting Hope. Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities Reading Homework Due.  

 

February 1st, 2019

Homework ~ Week of February 4th

Monday, February 4th

This week for homework, read Harvesting Hope by Kathleen Krull.  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 474 and 475 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 493.   Answer the stop and think question on page 487 with five phrases.
Answer the Stop and Think question found on page 485. Identify an idiom that you have read.  Explain what it means. Complete the graphic organizer found on page 477. Complete the Leading Away Activity on Page 489 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 481  in five or more sentences. Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this story. 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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