Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of June 6th-10th

 

Math

The students will review solving a word problem that involves multiplying a fraction by a whole number.  They will also solve cryptarithms (a puzzle that involves letters standing for a digit).  The fourth graders will use their knowledge of place value to identify the digit that each letter represents.  With the NWEA testing this week, the students will only have two formal math lessons this week.

 

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

Every student will be given a rubric that they will use as they are drafting their fractured traditional literature story.  They will be graded on their plot, description, detail, dialogue, word choice, and conventions.  Ask your child to tell you which traditional story that he or she is fracturing.  Ask your child how he or she is fracturing the traditional literature story.

 

Science: Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify the aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

Each afternoon will be dedicated for the engineers to create the prototype for their invention.  They will learn the difference between a controlled and an independent variable.  Through research, they will decide how they will change the independent variable and they will note the solution in each outcome.  Using trial and error they will determine which solution is best for their prototype.  Next week, will be dedicated to the engineers making their presentation boards.  Every fourth grader should bring materials for their presentation boards to school on Monday, June 13th.  Because of the extended science period and the NWEA, there will be no formal social studies or reading instruction this week.

 

NWEA

The fourth graders will take the NWEA this week.  We will take the reading portion on Tuesday at 9:15AM.  We will take the math portion on Thursday at 9:15.  Please make sure that your child is present and on time during these two days.  Please let me know if you would like to know your child’s results.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 8-9 Homelink 8-11 Homelink 8-12 Homelink 8-13 Math Homework Due
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

Read for 30 minutes