Peek at the Week
Week of January 17th-20th
Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
The students will be using reliable websites to research their African-American history topic. Ask your fourth grader to identify the person or event that he or she is researching. As the fourth graders are researching, they will use the APA format to list references in a bibliography. They will be paraphrasing the researched information. The students will be instructed that they should not be plagiarizing but instead writing the information in their own words.
Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.
The students will practice partial product multiplication with the game multiplication wrestling. They will also find the area and perimeter of rectilinear figures. Finally, the students will use multiplication to solve multi-step math problems. Before the students solve the problem, they will make an estimate to help them. When working with your fourth grader at home, make sure they make sense of the problem before them persevere and solve it.
Reading: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
As the students continue to read their biographies, they will be able to differentiate between main idea and supporting detail. The teacher will meet with each student to read with them and identify the main idea of an excerpt, chapter or whole book. They will record the main idea and supporting details in a graphic organizer. When reading with your fourth grader at home, ask him or her to identify the main idea of what was read supported with a detail.
|Reading||Read for 30 minutes.||Read for 30 minutes.||Read for 30 minutes. Letters from North America, South America, and Europe due.||Read for 30 minutes. Letters from Africa, Asia, and Australia due.||Read for 30 minutes.|
|Math||Homelink 4.10||Homelink 4.11||Homelink 4.12||Math Homework Due|