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Peek at the Week

Week of May 22nd-26th


NWEA Testing

The fourth graders will be take the end of the year NWEA test on Tuesday and Wednesday.  This test is a good indication of how every student has shown growth during a school year.  Because of this, it is important the fourth graders work hard and do their personal best to showcase their academic growth throughout the 2016-2017 school year.  Results will be available immediately after the students take the assessment.  If you are interested in learning how your fourth grader did, please let me know.  


Math: Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

We will begin the week with the fourth graders analyzing student work from last week’s open response.  They will use the student work to help them revise their own work.  We will also review line symmetry.  Because of the NWEA testing, the students will only have two formal homeroom math lessons this week.  


Reading: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text.

Everyday the fourth graders will read another Greek myth.  After they read the myth, they will identify the theme and give specific text evidence to explain the theme.  Encourage your fourth grade reader to read Greek myths at home.  You can even share your favorite myth with your child.  Encourage your fourth grader to tell you the theme of a specific myth.  


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

Continuing with our month long writing genre, the fourth graders will be fracturing another myth.  This week, the fourth graders will be fracturing the myth of Perseus.  In conjunction with our reading objective, the fourth graders will be identifying the theme of this particular myth.  They will also be able to identify the theme of their own fractured myth.  Other mini-lessons will focus on plot development, dialogue, and word choice.  


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 8.3 Homelink 8.4 Math Homework Due