Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of January 16th-19th



The fourth graders will take the middle of the year NWEA on Wednesday and Thursday.  The purpose of this assessment is to track progress and to identify areas of enrichment and support for the fourth grade students.  If you would like to see the results of your child’s test, please let me know.  


Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.  

Because of the MLK holiday and NWEA assessment, we will only have one formal math lesson this week.  The students will solve multi step multiplication problems and use estimates to assess the reasonableness of their answers.  These problems can be difficult to solve. Before they solve the math problem, the fourth graders are always encouraged to read it three times, they are then supposed to identify what is known in the problem, next they need to identify what they need to solve, finally they need to use perseverance to solve it.  If one of the homework problems is especially difficult to solve, please have your child tell the teacher and we will help him or her.  


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

Every fourth grader should bring in his or her biography to school on Tuesday, January 16th.  We will begin the week buddy reading our biographies.  The buddy will then complete a graphic organizer identifying the main idea and supporting details of the text.  They will also explain how the details support the main idea.  The buddy will then use the classroom rubric to grade the other student’s graphic organizer and give feedback about the identified main idea, supporting details, and explanation.  Throughout the week, the fourth grader will be engaged in activities pertaining to his or her biography.  As a reminder, every fourth grader will dress as the subject of his or her biography for the Fourth Grade Wax Museum on Thursday, February 1st at 9AM.  Students should start thinking of their costume and prop for the wax museum.  All other work will be done completely in school.  All are welcome to attend this fantastic event!  


Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

The fourth grader writers will use the Internet to research information about their topic pertaining to African-American history.  Ask your fourth grader what he or she is researching.  Throughout the week, the fourth graders will be paraphrasing information and will be discouraged from plagiarizing information.  


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 4.12 Math Homework Due
Read Riding Freedom.  Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities are due.