Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of January 29th-February 1st

Second Step: Identify common playground conflicts and demonstrate how to use problem-solving steps to handle playground conflicts.

This week during our class meetings, we will continue to review and practice the problem-solving steps of STEP (Say the problem, Think of solutions, Explore consequences, Pick the best solution).  Students will brainstorm potential fourth grade playground problems and work through ways to solve them through STEP.


Math: Build fractions from unit fractions

Fourth graders will begin Unit 5: Fraction and Mixed-Number Computation; Measurement.  This week, students will explore decomposing fractions into sums of fractions.  They will then solve number stories by adding fractions with like denominators of the same whole.  Using like denominators, fourth graders will also learn multiple strategies to add mixed numbers.


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

The students will write the final drafts of their research papers.  They received a rubric stating the expectations of their final draft.  All research papers must begin with an introduction that has a luring lead.  After the introduction, the research paper must have three body paragraphs.  Each body paragraph must include three paraphrased facts from the research.  The research paper will end with a conclusion that summarizes the research.  Throughout the week, mini-lessons will focus on beginning the introduction with a luring lead, peer editing, and strategies to spell words correctly.  The research papers will be displayed in the hallway for Black History Month.  


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

The Fourth Grade Wax Museum will take place on Thursday, February 1st at 9AM in the cafeteria.  All are welcome to attend.   Every fourth grader will receive a rubric stating the requirements of the Wax Museum.  Throughout the week, the students will write their one minute first person monologue in class.  At the wax museum, the fourth grader will be graded on his or her costume, prop, presentation (eye contact, expression, and speaking voice), information (early life, later life, what the person is most famous for), and speaking in character.  Please let me know if you have any specific questions, comments, or concerns about Thursday’s Wax Museum.  

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Math Homelink 5.1 Homelink 5.3 Homelink 5.4 Math Homework Due
Reading Read Moon Runner and complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due