Ms. Wejman

December 20th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of January 6th

Room 207

Peek of the Week

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.  
December 20th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of January 6th

Monday, January 6th

This week for homework, read by Jennifer Owings Dewey.  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 324 and 325 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Complete the Text to Text Activity on page 343.     Answer the stop and think question on page 338.  
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 333.   Complete the graphic organizer found on page 327.  Complete The Weather and You activity on page 343 in five or more sentences.   
Identify the metaphor on page 331.  Explain the literal meaning of the metaphor.   Write a letter to Miss Wejman about this text. Your letter must be written in correct format in five or more sentences.  Answer the essential question in five or more sentences. 

 

December 13th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of December 16th

Monday, December 16th

This week for homework, read The Earth Dragon Awakes by Lawrence Yep.  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 300 and 301 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Complete the Venn Diagram found on page 319 for the Text to Text activity.  Answer the stop and think question on page 307. Identify words and phrases that help you visualize the action.  
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 314. Identify how you know whether this story is written in first or third person.   Complete the graphic organizer found on page 303.  Answer the Stop and Think question on page 308.
Complete the Text to Self activity on page 319.  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. 

 

December 13th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of December 16th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

December 16th-20th

 

Math: Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions. 

Before we leave for winter break, the fourth graders will take the Unit 3 Assessment.  On this test, they will solve word problems involving fractions, identify equivalent fractions, plot fractions on a number line, convert fractions to decimals, and convert centimeters to millimeters.  They will also take an Open Response portion to the test. For this part of the test, they will have to show different strategies to compare fractions. During the first part of the week, we will be using measurement to explore decimals.  We will also be comparing fractions. Please let me know if your fourth grader needs any practice with any of the concepts that will be assessed.  

 

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

As we continue to read biographies, the fourth graders will use explicit text evidence to make an inference of what they have read.  Thursday, January 30th will be the Fourth Grade Wax Museum. For the Wax Museum, every fourth grader will dress up as a person that they read a biography of during the second quarter.  The fourth grader is able to pick his or her own biography to read. All of the work for the wax museum will be done at school. Therefore, the fourth grader needs to bring the biography to school on Monday, January 6th. There are a plethora of biographies in the classroom that your fourth grader can also choose to pick.  Throughout the month of January, comprehension activities will pertain to the biography so the fourth grader will leave the biography at school. The only work that the fourth grader will have to do at home is to pick a costume and a prop. More information about the Wax Museum will be forthcoming in the new year. Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the wax museum.  

 

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

The fourth grade writers will publish their books this week.  Mini-lessons will focus on using transitional words, spelling words correctly, and beginning sentences in a variety of ways.  The students will also work with another writer to peer edit their writing. Everyone is welcome to attend the publishing party at 3PM on Friday.  

 

Homework  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 3.11 Homelink 3.12 Homelink 3.13 Homelink 3.10 Math Homework Due 
Reading  Read The Earth Dragon Awakes. Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.  

 

December 6th, 2019

Peek at the Week ~ Week of December 9th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of December 9th-13th

 

Math: Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.

In our continued study of fractions, the fourth grader will continue to practice ordering fractions using different methods.  One method practiced will be using a number line. Another method is using fraction circles. An additional method is to find equivalent fraction using the equivalent fraction rule.  In the middle of the week, we will use fractions to transition to the study of decimals. The students will look at the tenths and hundredths and compare it to the appropriate decimal place.  Please make sure that your fourth grader knows the difference between the tenths and hundredths place and the value of it as well.  

 

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

After writing three body paragraphs last week, the fourth grader will write the introduction and conclusion of his or her informational text.  The writer will use informational books in the classroom to be inspired to write luring leads and also to use text features. When reading informational text with your fourth grader at home, ask him or her to identify the purpose of specific text features (pictures, captions, subtitles, etc.).  The fourth grade writers will be using the text features when they publish their informational books next week.  

Reading: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.  

Since Friday marks the half-way point of the quarter, the fourth graders will be assigned a biography mid-quarter timeline project.  For this project, every fourth grader will pick one biography that he or she has read in the past five weeks. He or she will use the biography and plot the events of the life that he or she read about in the biography on a timeline.  The fourth graders will also be graded on using creativity with a title and pictures describing the picture that they learned about in the biography. Additionally, they will write an effective summary about the person’s life somewhere on the paper.  The students were given a rubric to assist them with creating this timeline projects. During this week, fourth graders will also meet in guided reading groups to practice writing three-five sentence summaries that include the who, what, where, why, and when.   

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 3.6 Homelink 3.7 Homelink 3.8 Homelink 3.9 Math Homework Due 
Reading Read The Screech Owl Who Liked Television. Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due 

 

December 6th, 2019

Homework ~ Week of December 9th

Monday, December 9th

This week for homework, read The Screech Owl Who Liked Television by Jean Craighead George.  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 274 and 275 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 295.   Answer the stop and think question on page 289 in five or more sentences. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 286. Identify the simile and explain what it means.   Complete the graphic organizer found on page 277.  Complete the Comic Strip activity on Page 291. 
Complete the Text to Self activity on page 295. 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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