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Peek at the Week

Week of February 17th-20th

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.

The fourth grader will continue to work with different aspects of fractions. One skill that should be mastered includes ordering fractions both with like denominators and unlike denominators. If this skill is difficult for your fourth grader, the students could use the strategy of drawing it out to help them identify fraction order. The students will also be able to identify a decimal for a fraction. They should be able to do this with using tenths and hundredths place value, by visual picture, and with the use of a calculator.

 

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

While reading about the southwest, the students will practice the skill of inferencing. They will be given a section to read, identify explicit facts about what they read, and make an inference from the text. When reading with your child at home, have your child give you an inference from explicit text evidence stated.

 

Science: Describe and explain the properties of solids, liquids and gases.

We will continue to investigate how temperature affects weather. Ask the students to identify when water expands and when it contracts. To build on vocabulary, discuss synonyms of these two words that we will discuss in science this week.

 Reading: Determine a theme of the story from details in the text.

In guided reading groups, the students will identify the theme of the text. Other topics that the students will discuss in our guided reading group conversations include “the plot mountain”, character traits, and unfamiliar words. At home, build your child’s vocabulary by discussing the meaning of words that are found in books that we do not use in our everyday language.

 

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

The fourth grade writers will begin to organize their informative writing by creating an outline. Ask your fourth grader about his or her topic. Other writing mini-lessons this week will be about using transitional words and bolding important words.

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