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Week of December 11th

 

Writing: Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting, illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension

Since the writers are working on writing their own informational books, they will be using the informational books in the classroom as inspiration for how to publish their books.  They will identify the purpose of specific text features in informational books and use them in their own books.  Ask your fourth grader to tell you what text features he or she will be using in his or her own published book.  They will be given the informational text rubric and will begin to write their final book.  

 

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

Unit 4 encompasses different strategies to multiply multiple digit numbers.  We will begin the week with learning a rule to multiply by multiples of ten.  Later in the week, the fourth graders will use what they learned to multiply multiples of ten by converting liters to milliliters.  The students will use different strategies to multiply multiple digit numbers.  One strategy that they will learn this week involves the students partitioning a multiple digit number in a rectangle and multiplying each place value.  While using multiplication in problem solving, they will use estimation strategies before they solve to find the actual answer.  

 

Reading: Determine the main idea of text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

Throughout the second quarter, the fourth graders have been reading biographies about a variety of people.  As a culminating project for the first half of the quarter, every fourth grader  will be creating a timeline project.  The fourth grader will pick a person from one of the biographies that he or she read in his or her guided reading book.  In addition to creating a timeline with five events listed, they will also summarize the book, create an image that represents the person that he or she read about, and illustrate a creative title for the timeline.  The students all received a rubric stating the expectations for this assignment.  All of the work for the timeline will be completed in school.  Guiding reading group meetings will focus on writing a good summary.  

 

STEM Night

Come join us for a fun night of Science Technology Engineering and Math on Tuesday, December 12th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.  

There will activities for all ages.

Our school Science Fair judging will be taking place in the cafeteria.

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 4.1 Homelink 4.2 Homelink 4.3 Homelink 4.4 Math Homework Due
Reading Read  Antarctic Journey.  Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities due