Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of April 13th-17th

 

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

Throughout the week, the students will be converting fractions to both decimals and percentages. First, the students will be doing this through visual examples. Then, they will use a calculator dividing the numerator by the denominator. Please refer to everyday examples of percentages with your child.

 

Social Studies: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

During the fourth quarter, the fourth graders will be using Think CERCA. The first text is the Star Spangled Banner. The students will identify the theme of this song and support their claim with evidence, reasoning, a counterargument, and conclusion. At home you can play different renditions of this famous song.

 

Science: Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.

In the fourth quarter, the scientists of fourth grade will use the scientific process to complete investigations. We will begin with an investigation testing the greasiest potato chip. We will start with making a hypothesis based on the ingredients and our schema. The students will then begin the investigation with each group testing the grease of a particular potato chip in four trials. From the four trials, the scientists will take the average and record it in a class table recording six different types of chips.

The fourth grade scientists are able to bring in their water scientific inquiry projects at any time. All projects are due on Tuesday, April 21st. All parents are invited to attend the Water Wonderland on the 21st at 8:45.

 

 

 

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

In guided reading groups, we will be looking at main idea of specific chapters. Students will no longer be completing Bingo Sheets. Instead, they will revisit the stories in their Journeys’ anthologies. The students will change an aspect of the story and write the new version in narrative format.   They will begin with Because of Winn Dixie. They will rewrite the excerpt. In the new version, the student will include themself in the story and write in first person narrative. They will be graded using the narrative rubric writing a new plot where they become friends with Opal and Winn Dixie.

 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

The students will continue to be influenced by Ralph Fletcher as they write their poems. This week, they will continue to write about matters of importance using imagery.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Lesson Tic Tac Toe activities due
Math Study Link 9.1 Study Link 9.2 Study Link 9.3 Math Homework due