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Peek at the Week

Week of May 15th-19th


Math: Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

The students will begin the week with taking the Open Response portion of the Unit 7 Test.  They will spend the rest of the week beginning Unit 8.  They will begin the Unit with solving challenging multi-step number stories.  When working with your fourth grader at home, make sure that they understand what the problem is asking before they actually do the work.  Wednesday and Thursday will focus on angle measure.  All fourth graders should be able to identify a 90, 180, and 360 degree angle.  With this knowledge, they should be able to use strategies to identify an unknown angle measure without using a protractor.  They will use this knowledge on Thursday’s open response problem to identify the angle measure of different polygons.  


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

As the students are fracturing the myth of Persephone, they will begin the week with writing a luring lead.  Since the original story was full of sensory imagery, they will also incorporate the five senses in their story.  Other mini-lessons will focus on using appropriate paragraph breaks, writing dialogue, and writing an unforgettable ending in the resolution.  


Reading: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning.

During the last week of our poetry unit, the students will be analyzing a new poem each day.  With their analyzation, they will focus on figurative language, literary device, theme, imagery, and literal versus. figurative meaning.  Each day, we will focus on a new skill.  Encourage your fourth grade to read poetry at home.  


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 8.1 Homelink 8.2 Math Homework Due
Reading Read for 30 minutes. Read for 30 minutes.

Letters from North 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.