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Week of March 2nd-6th

 

Math: Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.

As the students are finding the area and perimeter of large distances, they will be using a scale. This will begin with Monday’s lesson, when the students measure the distance between the appliances in their kitchen. With this scaled measurement, they will find the maximum, minimum, range, and median of the class perimeters. Throughout the week, they will find the area of objects with both regular and irregular boundaries. Every fourth grader should know the difference between area and perimeter.

 

Social Studies: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively.

The students will continue to read about the Southwest States. To enhance their reading, they will identify the purposes of text features of informational text. When reading informational text with your fourth graders, please identify the purposes of specific text features.

 

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

After learning about the properties of water as both a solid and liquid, the students will focus on water vapor this week. The students will observe how air temperature and surface area affects evaporation.

 

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

While meeting in guided reading groups, the fourth graders will practice annotating text. The fourth graders have been instructed that good readers annotate text to be more involved with their reading. You can actively practice annotating text “out loud” by having your fourth grade stop to identify the main idea of a paragraph, identifying unfamiliar words, and stopping to ask questions in the text. Talking about the text while reading aids in comprehension. In school, the students will practice annotating text with a copy of previously read text that they can write on to become more involved with the text.

 

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

Every fourth grader will be drafting their informational text. Everyday ask your child what he or she wrote about in writer’s workshop.

 

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Reading Read The Ever Living Tree.
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