Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of September 25th-29th

 

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

Throughout the month of September, the fourth grade writers practiced a variety of writing skills as they wrote about an event that happened to them over the summer.  This week, they will put all of the skills together to compose a final draft of an event that happened to them.  They will begin the week with receive a rubric identifying how their narrative final draft will be graded.  Skills graded include plot, use of dialogue, description, word choice, and correct conventions.  Throughout the week, the students will be reminded of appropriate paragraph breaks, strategies to correctly spell words, and revising writing to make it more clear.  Every fourth grader will work with a partner to peer edit each other’s work.  While working with a partner, they will tell a compliment, ask three questions, and give advice.  Ask your fourth grader what event he or she is choosing to write about for his or her final draft.  

 

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

As the students finish, The Whipping Boy, they will identify the theme of the book.  The fourth graders will learn that theme is a lesson or idea that the writer wants to teach to the reader.  They will also identify the theme of their guided reading book supported with text evidence.  Ask your fourth grader to identify the theme of the book that he or she is reading at home.  

 

Math: Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

We will end the last week of Unit 1 learning geometry skills.  First, we will convert between yards, feet, and inches.  Then, we will explore properties of points, line segments, lines, rays, angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals.  At the end of the week, we will develop a formula for finding the perimeter of a rectangle.  With the end of the Unit, the students will be administered the first math assessment on Tuesday, October 3rd.  The students will be tested on place value, comparing numbers, rounding numbers, estimating and solving a multi-step problem, using the US traditional method to add and subtract, converting yards to feet, and finding the perimeter of a rectangle.  On Wednesday October 4th, they will complete the Open Response Portion of the assessment.  On this portion of the test, they will critique how two students subtracted in two different ways. If you would like me to practice any specific skill with your child before next week’s test, please let me know.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 1-10 Homelink 1-11 Homelink 1-12 Homelink 1-13 Math Homework Due
Reading Read How Tia Lola Came to Stay.  Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities Tic Tac Toe activities due.