Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of December 18th-22nd

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

We will begin the week with an open response problem.  In this problem, the fourth graders  will use multiplicative reasoning to identify if they are able to fit one million dollars in a large box.  They will work  together in a group to identify if this is feasible.  They will use multiplication and explanations to prove their thinking. On the next day, they will use a rubric to grade three student samples.  They will then revise their own work and be given an optional challenge.  The partial product method of multiplication will also be introduced.  Students are able to solve multiple digit multiplication in whichever method they prefer.  The Everyday Math program encourages the partial product method because this helps to foster correct place value representation.  The students will continue to use the rule of multiplying by multiples of ten when they convert kilograms to grams.


Writing:   Write informative/ Explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.  

All parents are invited to attend the publishing party at 3PM on Friday.  The fourth grade writers will share their published informational books.  Before the books are published, the writers will work on revising and editing their writing.  On Monday, every fourth grader will work with a partner to peer edit another writer’s writing.  While they are working with another writer, they will tell a compliment, ask three questions, and give advice about his or her writing.  They will also use an ipad to ensure that all words are spelled correctly.  Other mini-lessons this week will focus on word choice and text features.  


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

As the students continue to read biographies, they will focus on identifying main idea.  This can be a difficult skill for fourth graders.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, have him or her identify the main idea of the selection that he or she is reading.  Please encourage your fourth grader to read thirty minutes a day over break.  


Spelling Bee

The Ray School Spelling Bee will be held on Thursday, January 11th.  Every class has the option to send two students to the Spelling Bee.  We will have the Room 207 Spelling Bee on Tuesday, January 9th.  The students received a study guide to practice spelling words over break.  Participation in the Room 207 Spelling Bee is completely optional.  


Box Tops

Ray School is now collecting Box Tops. Please cut them out and bring them to school to help Ray!  


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 4.5 Homelink 4.6 Homelink 4.7 Math Homework Due
Reading Read The Life and Times of the Ant.  Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe Activities Due