Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of March 21st-24th

 

Science

As students continue to learn about the skeletal system, they will observe Owl Pellets.  In their observations, they will compare and contrast the rodent bones with human bones.  They will discuss why rodents have different types of bones than human bones.  They will also be able to identify what bones are made out of.

 

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

The students will continue to practice using partial-quotient division.  They will also convert pounds to ounces.  On Wednesday and Thursday they will work with their continent to interpret remainders in an open response problem.  With the upcoming PARCC testing, there will be no math lessons explicitly taught for the next two weeks.  Because Thursday, April 7th is the last day of the quarter, the students will be given the Cumulative Test on Monday, March 28th.  Concepts assessed include multiplication word problems, prime and composite numbers, perimeter and area, symmetry, fractions, decimals, converting measurements, angles, multi-digit subtraction and addition, and line plots.

 

Social Studies: 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 are reading about the geography, history, and environment of the West, they will be making generalizations in the text.  From the explicit facts in the text, they will be making a generalization.  A generalization can be defined as a broad statement given the information in the text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Last Thursday, instead of the Think CERCA test the students took a practice PARCC test.  On Friday, the students had the opportunity to revise their work.  Today we looked at student work samples of the written response which applied to theme, our common core standard of the week.  The students were given the opportunity to revise their written responses today.  They were also given a rubric to identify how the PARCC grades the written response portion of the test.  Tomorrow, the students will take another practice PARCC test on informational text.  The students will be able to revise their work on Wednesday.  The fourth graders were also told that if their parent signs their revisions they will be given .25 of a point.  This is to encourage parents to look at the PARCC and know what this test will be like for their fourth graders.  We will begin PARCC testing on Tuesday, March 29th and continue until Thursday, April 7th.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about the PARCC.

 

Writing: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop, and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.

Last week, the fourth graders were given a rubric to identify how the fiction final draft will be graded.  This week, we will revise and edit to meet the requirements of the writing.  The students will work with a partner to give and receive feedback about their writing.  We will also work on strategies to spell words correctly, using correct punctuation, paragraph breaks, and capitalization.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Reading Read for 30 minutes

 

Read for 30 minutes

Letters from North America and South America due

 

Read for 30 minutes

Letters from Europe, Africa, and Asia due

 

Read for 30 minutes

Letters from Australia and Antarctica due

Math Homelink 6.6 Homelink 6.7 Homelink 6.5 Math Homework Due