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Week of February 2nd-6th


Writing: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.  

To correspond with our reading genre of the month, the fourth grade writers will be writing mysteries.  We will begin the week with identifying mystery words such as alibi, hunch, and deduction.  The writers will use these elements of a mystery in their stories.  This week, they will brainstorm possible mysteries, identify their detective, suspect, and witness, and create a plot mountain including a clue, red herring, and breakthrough.  Additionally, they will write a descriptive exposition to begin their mystery identifying the setting and protagonist.


Math: Build fractions from unit fractions; understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions; solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

Students will continue learning strategies on adding fractions.  They will add fractions with unlike denominators (tenths and hundredths).  On Tuesday and Wednesday, students will work on the Unit 5 Open Response.  On Day 1, they will partition an area of land into parts and form a fraction addition equation.  On Day 2, students will discuss solutions and representations to revise their work.  Then, students will move on to learning strategies for subtracting fractions with like denominators.


Reading: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Students will start exploring the mystery genre.  During guided reading, fourth graders will discuss elements of the mystery genre in their books.  Students will also work on Greek roots, buddy reading, and testing skills throughout the week.


Second Step: Demonstrate the ability to use the Problem-Solving Steps to handle scenarios in which someone has been wronged, demonstrate acknowledging mistakes, and demonstrate making an apology and offering to make amends.

During our class meetings this week, students will reflect on why taking responsibility for their actions is the respectful thing to do.  We will practice the steps for taking responsibility: admit what you did is wrong, make a sincere apology, and offer to make amends.  On Monday, students will bring home a Home Link to complete with an adult, which will be due on Thursday.  On Thursday, students will discuss their Home Link responses.


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 5.5 Homelink 5.6 Homelink 5.7 Math Homework Due
Reading Read Harvesting Hope.  Complete Tic Tac Toe activities Tic Tac Toe activities due
Second Step Home Link responses due.