Peek at the Week
Week of December 5th-9th
Math: Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
On Wednesday and Thursday the students will take the Chapter 3 Tests. On Wednesday’s Test, they will solve fraction word problems, shade a fraction of a whole, identify equivalent fractions, identify fractions on a number line, convert fractions to decimals, compare decimals, convert centimeters to millimeters, and use different strategies to compare fractions. Thursday’s Test will be the open response portion of the Unit 3 Assessment. On this day, they will be presented with a situation where they will have to determine the answer by comparing fractions. To prepare for this, students should practice drawing out fractions in order to compare them.
Writing: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas information clearly.
During the month of December, the students will be writing informative text. They will begin the writing unit with creating an expert list to identify subjects that they know a lot about.. From there, they will pick an item on the list to free write. They will then create an outline to organize their writing into three specific subcategories. The remainder of the week will be spent writing the three body paragraphs. Focus will be placed on using precise language and domain-specific vocabulary.
Reading: Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of text.
The fourth graders will continue to read biographies. As they are reading their specific biography, they will identify the most important event in the life of the person that they are reading about. They will identify the cause of that particular event.
|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 and Africa due.||Read for 30 minutes. Letters from Asia and Australia due.||Read for 30 minutes.|