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Week of January 6th-10th

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

Unit 4 encompases multiplying multi-digit numbers. The students will begin with multiplying by multiples of 10. They will first multiply the basic fact. Then they will attach the amount of zeros in the problem to find the answer. They will also use this strategy to estimate in solving word problems. On Wednesday, the students will partition rectangles to multiply. This strategy allows the student to decompose the number so they are multiplying by the tens column and the ones column. To practice multiplying multiples of tens, they will convert liters to milliliters. The students will work together to solve an open response problem using multiplication on Friday.

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

Every fourth grade will begin their work for reading their biography for the Wax Museum. Today every fourth grader should have brought his or her biography to school. Throughout the month, they will be reading their biography and completing a biography packet where comprehension skills will be practiced. The fourth graders will still meet in guided reading groups discussing other biographies.

Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

During the month of January, our genre is research writing. Every fourth grader will choose to research an event or person pertinent to African-American history. We will begin the week generating what we already know and then identify questions of what we want to know. To begin our research, the fourth graders will learn the proper way to cite the sources used through a bibliography. The fourth graders will also know to paraphrase instead of plagiarizing our research. Ask your fourth grader what he or she is researching during the month of January.

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

Math | Homelink 4.1 | Homelink 4.2 | Homelink 4.3 | Homelink 4.4 | Math Homework Due |

Reading | Read Antarctic Journal | Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities. | Tic Tac Toe activities due. |