Ms. Wejman

February 28th, 2020

Peek at the Week ~ Week of March 2nd

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of March 2nd-6th

Writing: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.  

During the month of March, the fourth grader will read an informational text passage and respond to the prompt.  The first passage that the fourth grader will be reading is about sharks. They will use details and images to describe characteristics about sharks.  In addition to responding to the prompt, they will also critique and grade other student samples.  

 

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

Since this is the final week of the mystery unit, the fourth graders will work with their guided reading group to create and perform a skit of the book.  

 

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

During the month of March, the fourth graders will be dividing.  We will begin with using basic facts. From there, we will divide multiples of ten and hundred.  We will then practice division by finding the missing side of a rectangle given the area. The fourth graders will also begin dividing using the partial products method.  This concept will be introduced this week. Throughout the month, we will be practicing partial product division. If you want to teach your child the traditional method of long division, that is fine.  Division is a difficult concept to grasp. Please let me know if your fourth grader needs additional assistance.  

 

Alvin Ailey Field Trip 

On Friday, we will be going to the Auditorium Theater to see Alvin Ailey.  Thank you to everyone who submitted the field trip form and money.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.1 Homelink 6.2 Homelink 6.3 Homelink 6.4 Math Homework Due. 
Reading Read I Could Do That.   Complete Three Tic Tac Toe assignments. Reading Homework Due. 

 

February 28th, 2020

Homework ~ Week of March 2nd

Monday, March 2, 2020

This week for homework, read I Could Do That  by Linda Arms White.  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 21st, 2020

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 24th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 24th-28th 

 

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 fourth graders continue to read mysteries, they will use the explicit text evidence to make an inference in the text.  The fourth graders have learned that to make an inference a reader needs to use schema (background knowledge) and text evidence.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, practice using the explicit text evidence to make an inference.  

 

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

In the learning of angles, the fourth graders will learn the meaning of right, acute, obtuse, straight, and reflex angles.  To continue with geometry, they will explore properties with symmetric shape. Finally, we will end Unit 5, with solving multi-step multiplication number stories.  We will end the week with taking the Unit 5 Test. On Thursday, the students will be assessed on unit fractions, decomposing fractions, solving word problems adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, plotting data on a line plot, identifying lines of symmetry, and solving a multi-step multiplication problem.  On Friday, the fourth graders will take the Open Response assessment. For this portion of the test, they will fix errors in a student’s partial product multiplication problem.  

 

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

The fourth grade writers will finish their mystery final drafts this week.  Before they publish their final drafts, they will use the ipad to spell words correctly, give feedback to another writer, and make sure that all proper nouns are capitalized.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math Homelink 5-11 Homelink 5-12 Homelink 5-13 Math Homework Due 
Reading Read the World According to Humphrey and complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.  

 

February 14th, 2020

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 18th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 17th-21st

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions. 

Our last two lessons of fractions will focus on subtracting mixed numbers and plotting mixed numbers on a line plot. The fourth graders will be measuring the size of their heads.  As a class, they will plot the data on a line plot. Ask your fourth grader to identify what a line plot looks like on their homework. The next part of Lesson 5 pertains to angles.  First, the fourth graders will be introduced to an angle. They will identify the rotation of an angle and know whether it is clockwise or counter clockwise. Please practice the difference between the two with your fourth grader at home.  

 

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

This week’s literary device is flashback.  The fourth graders will be explicitly taught words that signify a flashback.  Additionally, the fourth graders will learn that a flashback occured in the character’s life before the plot of the story. From the flashback, they will be able to make an inference of a character’s current emotions.  They will also identify the purpose of a flashback in the text.  

 

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

As the writer is writing his or her mystery final draft, every fourth grader will focus on beginning sentences in a variety of ways, using past tense verbs, and using words instead of said when writing dialogue.   

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Reading Read Harvesting Hope.   Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.  
Math Homelink 5.8 Homelink 5.9 Homelink 5.10 Math Homework Due.  

 

February 14th, 2020

Homework ~ Week of February 18th

Tuesday, February 18th

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. 

 

February 7th, 2020

Homework ~ Week of February 10th

Monday, February 10th

This week for homework, read Moon Runner by Carolyn Marsden.  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 450 and 451 in a sentence.  Each sentence should have at least eight words in it.   Complete the text to text activity on page 469.   Answer the stop and think question on page 464 in five or more sentences. 
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 458. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 453.  Complete the Text to Self Activity on page 469. Please answer in five or more sentences.   
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 456. 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 7th, 2020

Peek at the Week ~ Week of February 10th

Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 10th-14th

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

We will continue our second week of Fraction February.  First, we will add fractions with ten and a hundred in the denominator.  The fourth grader will be able to convert tenths to hundredths and vice versa in order to add.  Then, the fourth graders will work with the students in their continents to solve the open response.  In this particular open response, the fourth graders will divide a plot of land using fractions. Later in the week, the students will solve word problems that focus on subtracting fractions.  

 

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 mysteries, the fourth graders will be introduced to the literary term of foreshadowing.  The fourth graders will be taught that foreshadowing is an author’s use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story.  Foreshadowing is an important skill to know while reading mysteries because it gives the reader possible clues to help them solve the mystery. Practice identifying foreshadowing with your fourth grader while they are independently reading at home.  

 

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

The fourth grade writers will continue to write their mysteries.  Mini-lessons this week include using similes, using transitional words, using appropriate paragraph breaks, and ending in an unforgettable way.  The students will end the week with receiving a rubric stating the requirements for the mystery final draft. The fourth grade writers will have the second half of the month to complete their final draft.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 
Math  Homelink 5.5 Homelink 5.6 Homelink 5.7 Math Homework Due 
Reading Read Moon Runner. Complete the three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.  

 

February 3rd, 2020

Homework ~ Week of February 3rd

Monday, February 3, 2020

This week for homework, read The Right Dog for the Job by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent.  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 426 and 427 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 445.   Answer the stop and think question on page 433.
Answer the Stop and Think questions found on page 437. Answer in five or more sentences.  Complete the graphic organizer found on page 429.  Complete the Short Response Activity on Page 441 in five or more sentences.  
Answer the Stop and Think Activity on page 438. Write the whole sentence with the signal (transitional word) in it.  Identify how it helps the meaning of the sentence.   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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