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Peek at the Week

Week of December 19th-23rd

 

Math: Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit numbers.

The week will begin with an open response.  The students will use multiplication and division to see if they are able to fit one million dollars in a box.  They will use different strategies to prove their answer.  On Wednesday, they will be explicitly taught the partial product multiplication strategy.  Through this strategy, they will multiply numbers by place value.  The students will finish the week with converting kilograms to grams.  

 

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

We will begin the week by observing the front and back covers of informational books.  Students are welcome to bring in pictures to use on their front or back cover or throughout the book.  As the writers are finishing their books, they will be focusing on using text features such as a table of contents, bold words, subtitles, and a glossary.  Informational books should be done and be ready for grading on Wednesday.  They should be published on Friday for our publishing party.   All parents are invited to attend our publishing party at 2:45 on Friday.  Students are invited to bring in treats for our celebration.  

 

Reading: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

As the students are reading their biographies, they will identify the main idea of the text.  During break, every student is to pick their own biography and bring it to school.  They will choose the person that they want to read about.  For the remainder of the quarter, they will practice using reading strategies with this book.  Every fourth grader is to bring in the biography of their choice on Monday, January 9th.  If they do not bring in their own biography, the teacher will assign a biography to them.  When picking a biography, make sure that it is the appropriate reading level and is someone that the fourth grader is interested in dressing as and learning about.  As a culminating project, they will dress up as this person at a Fourth Grade Wax Museum that will take place on Thursday, February 2nd.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 4.5 Homelink 4.6 Homelink 4.7 Math Homework Due
Reading Read for 30 minutes. Read for 30 minutes.
Letters from North America and South America due  
Read for 30 minutes.

Letter from Europe and Africa due.   

Read for 30 minutes.

Letters from Asia and Australia due.   

Read for 30 minutes.