Ms. Wejman

April 26th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 29th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 29th-May 3rd

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  

The fourth grade writers will be finishing their poetry books during the first part of this week.  On May 1st, the students will be introduced to the new genre – fracturing a Greek myth. The first Greek Myth that they will be fracturing is King Midas.  They will be instructed to “break” this traditional Greek Myth in anyway that they want. Ask your fourth grader how he or she is choosing to fracture the myth.  

 

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

The week will start with the fourth graders solving multistep  number stories involving division, measurement, and fractions. When practicing homework with your fourth grader, make sure that he or she knows what the problem is asking before actually solving the problem.  The fourth graders will also be looking at patterns and identifying the difference between triangular and rectangular numbers.

 

Reading: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (verse, rhythm, meter).  

Throughout the week, the fourth graders will identify the rhyme scheme of specific poems.  They will also read poems by Kenn Nesbitt to identify the rhythm of poems. Please ask your fourth graders to identify poems that he or she has enjoyed reading in class.    

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read the stories in Lesson 29 Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due
Math Homelink 7.7 Homelink 7.8 Homelink 7.9 Homelink 7.10 Math Homework Due

 

April 26th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of April 29th

Monday, April 29th

This week for homework, read the stories in Lesson 29.  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.

Create a plot mountain of Save Timber Woods.   Complete the Analyzing the Essay activity on page 57.   Read the poem Enjoy the Earth on page 59.  Write your own poem entitled Enjoy the Earth using repetition.  
Complete the activity on page 61.   Complete the activity on page 60.   Complete the activity on page 62.   
Summarize Save Timber Woods in three-five sentences.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about Save Timber Woods. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. What is the theme of Save Timber Woods? Why do you think this?    

 

April 12th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 22nd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 22-26

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

The students will continue to multiply fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers.  On Wednesday, they will work with other students to solve an open response problem involving making a fruit salad from different fractions of fruit.  On Thursday, they will critique other students’ work and make revisions to their own work.

 

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

The fourth graders will continue to read poetry and focus on the theme of the specific poem.  

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  

The students will begin to work on their poetry books.  Every poet will pick a theme for their book and they will have to write at least three poems pertaining to that theme.  Throughout the book, the poets will have to use figurative language, sensory imagery, repetition, appropriate line breaks, and correct spelling.  Ask your poet what the theme of his or her poetry book is.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read the stories in Lesson 28.   Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.  
Math Homelink 7.4 Homelink 7.5 Homelink 7.6 Math Homework Due.
April 12th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of April 22nd

Monday, April 22nd

This week for homework, read the stories in Lesson 28.  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.

Read Museums Worlds of Wisdom.  Which museum would be your favorite to visit.  Draw a picture of yourself there and write a caption of what you are doing.   Read the poems on page 42 and 43.  Write your own poem about a museum.   Complete the activity on page 44.   
Complete the activity on page 45.  You must write out all of the sentences.   Read Museums Worlds of Wisdom. Identify the main idea of each of the four subtitles.     Pretend you have visited one of the museums mentioned in Museums Worlds of Wisdom.  Write a letter to Miss Wejman about what you did there. Your letter should have five sentences and be written in correct letter format.  
How are the poems on pages 42 and 43 different?  How are they the same? Please write your observations in a Venn Diagram.    Write a letter to Miss Wejman about what you learned from reading Making the Most From Trash.  Your letter should have five sentences and be written in correct letter format.   As you are reading, identify an unfamiliar word.  Include the word written in the sentence. Explain how you used context clues to define the word.  Then, look up the word to find the actual definition.
April 5th, 2019

RAY WARRIOR PRE & POST SPRING BREAK CHALLENGE

Qualifying Criteria: On time and Present Every day and no Infractions!

Week 30 – April 12, 2019- Staff vs Students Sports Event

Week 31 – April 26, 2019-Spring Fling Party!!!

April 4th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of April 8th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 8th-12th

 

Report Card Pick Up

Chicago Public Schools have assigned Wednesday, April 10th, as report card pick up day.  The students of Room 207 will be leading the conference. Please make sure that your fourth grader is with you at the conference.  If you have not already signed up for a time, please contact me to do so.

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.  

We will begin the third quarter with converting between cups, pints, and gallons.  Please review these measurements with your fourth grader using kitchen measuring utensils.  During the rest of the week, we will multiplying fractions by whole numbers. The students will also be able to identify the multiples of a unit fraction.  

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.  

The fourth grade writers will continue to write poetry for poetry month. The teacher will continue to read Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher.  The students will be inspired to write poems with alliteration, repetition, similes, metaphors, and personification.  

 

Reading: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.  

As we begin our poetry unit in reading, the fourth graders will identify the figurative language in specific poems.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read the stories in Lesson 27 Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.  
Math Homelink 7.1 Homelink 7.2 Homelink 7.3 Math Homework Due.  

 

April 4th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of April 8th

Monday, April 8th

This week for homework, read the stories in Lesson 27.  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.

Read The Frog in the Milk Pail.  Why is the moral of the story to never give up?   Read Amphibian Alert. Identify the main idea of the four subtitles.   Read the poems on pages 28 and 29.  Write your own poem about a frog.
Read the three fables on page 30.  Identify the moral of each story. Write a summary of The Frog in the Milk Pail in the three to five sentences.   Which picture do you think is the most interesting in Amphibian Alert? Why do you think this? Write a new caption for the picture.  
Create a plot mountain of The Frog in the Milk Pail.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about The Frog in the Milk Pail. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences. Write a summary of Amphibian Alert in three to five sentences.  

 

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