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Peek at the Week

Week of May 8th-12th


Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

On Thursday, the students will take the Unit 7 Assessment.  This assessment has many word problems.  The word problems involve multiplying a whole number by a fraction and mixed number, converting cups, pints, and quarts, adding decimals, multi-step division problems, converting yards to feet, converting pounds to ounces, and using information on a line plot.  The students will also have to identify multiples of a unit fraction, be able to identify and describe a pattern, and plot data on a line plot.  Please let me know if there is a specific skill that you would like me to work with your fourth grader before Thursday’s test.  During the three days prior to the test, we will multiply and add fractions and decimals, solve division number stories, and record data on a line plot.  


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

This week, the fourth graders will be fracturing the myth of Pandora.  Lessons will focus on word choice.  The writers will be encouraged to use detail and description in their writing.  They will also write using sensory imagery.  Transitional words will also be used in the students’ writing.  


Reading: Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated.

We will begin the week with reading two poems about the same topic.  One is written in first person and one is written in third person.  The fourth graders will compare and contrast the poems through a Venn Diagram.  In addition to point of view, the students will also read to find the voice and mood of poems.  They will continue to read poems by Langston Hughes and Jack Prelutzky.  


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 30 minutes.

Letters from Asia, Australia, and Antarctica due.  

Read for 30 minutes.  
Math Homelink 7-11 Homelink 7-12 Homelink 7-13 Math Homework Due.

Math Test