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Peek at the Week

Week of December 12th-16th

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

After composing the three body paragraphs of their informational text last week, the fourth grade writers will generate their introductions and conclusions this week.  They will also be introduced to the rubric that will be used to grade their final draft.  For the final draft, they will create a published book made from plastic bags.  In addition to writing the informational text, they will also be responsible for using informational text features such as subtitles, bold words, captions, and pictures.  Some fourth grade writers may be inspired to include a table of contents, glossary, and index as well.  

Math: Use Place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-dig arithmetic.

In the fourth math unit, the students will be multiplying multiple digit numbers.  They will begin the week with identifying a rule to multiply by multiples of ten.  Throughout the week, they will also use estimation to solve word problems, convert liters to milliliters, and use a partitioned rectangle to multiply multiple digit numbers.  Throughout the unit of multiplying multiple digits, the students will not be explicitly taught multiplication the traditional way.  They begin with the partitioning of the rectangle to aid in the understanding of place value.  Later, they will focus on using place value to multiply.  

Reading: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why.

This week, the students will work on their mid-quarter project.  For this project, they will pick one of the biographies that they have read over the past six weeks.  From there, they will create a timeline identifying five important events in the person’s life.  They need to display the timeline in a creative way with an image that describes the person.  Finally, they need to write a summary that describes what they learned about the person in the biography.  All of the necessary requirements were stated on a rubric that the students received.  To create the project, they will all receive a large piece of construction paper.  If students want to use additional materials, they are welcome to bring in supplies from home.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
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 thirty minutes.

Letters from

Asia and Australia due

Read for thirty minutes.  
Math Homelink 4.1 Homelink 4.2 Homelink 4.3 Homelink 4.4 Math Homework Due