Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of December 4th-8th


Writing: Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections.

Throughout the month of December, the writers of fourth grade will be writing informational books.  They started the month with generating an expert list composed of topics that they consider to be an expert on and know a vast information about the subject.  From their list, they picked one topic to write everything that they know about the subject.  To organize their information, they created an outline.  This week, they will use their outline to write three body paragraphs, an introduction, and a conclusion.  Ask your fourth grader to identify the topic that he or she will be writing about for his or her informational book.  Save the date for December 22nd at 3PM.  We will  celebrating the end of our writing unit with a publishing party.  All are invited!  


Math: Understand decimal notation for fractions and compare decimal fractions.

Students will end Unit 3 with comparing decimals using <, >, and = notation.  The Unit 3 Test will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.  On Tuesday, students will be assessed on recognizing and generating equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions with different numerators and different denominators, converting between decimals and fractions with denominators 10 or 100, naming decimals, comparing and ordering decimals, and converting from centimeters to millimeters.  On Wednesday, students will take the Open Response Assessment.  Students will make sense of others’ mathematical thinking by explaining how two students used different fraction comparison strategies. Please let us know if there is a specific skill that you would like us to practice with your fourth grader.


Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

As we continue to read biographies, the students will make inferences in the text.  The students know that an inference is using what is stated in the text combined with their background knowledge to make a conclusion of what was read.  Today the students were introduced to the second quarter final project.  On February 1, 2018, all of the fourth graders will be a part of the second annual fourth grade wax museum.  For this event, every fourth grader needs to dress and act as a person that they read about in the biography of his or her choice.  Every student in Room 207 must have their book read by Thursday, January 11th.  Today, they received their second book report form of the quarter.  They must complete their book report on the biography of the person that they are dressing up as at the Wax Museum.  More information will be available as we get closer to the date.  If your fourth grader needs help picking a biography, we will be happy to help him or her.  Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this project.  



During the week of November 13th, parents received a form concerning Robocalls.  Forms need to be turned in to allow Robocalls to be used as a form of communication.  Please turn in the form if you would like to have Robocalls as a way of being informed about the events at Ray School.  


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read The Earth Dragon Awakes and complete the three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due.  
Math Homelink 3.13 Homelink 3.8 Math Homework Due