Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 12th-16th


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

As the students continue to write their mysteries, mini-lessons will focus on dialogue, description, and sensory imagery.  The students will be given an excerpt of a mystery and will identify how a writer uses dialogue and description to show how a character responds to a situation.  They will be inspired to use sensory imagery after reading an excerpt from another mystery.  Ask your fourth grade writer to tell you about his or her mystery.  


Valentines Day

Because the students earned 850 DOJO points, they will be able to distribute Valentine Cards to their classmates.  


Reading: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.  

The fourth graders will continue to read and discuss their mysteries in guided reading group discussions.  As they are reading their mystery, the reading skill that they will be working on will be foreshadowing.  The readers will learn that foreshadowing is an author’s use of hints or clues to suggest events that will occur later in the story.  The writers will learn that frequently, future events are merely hinted at through dialogue, description, or the attitudes and reactions of the characters. Through using foreshadowing,  the readers will be able to make their own deduction in solving this mystery.  When reading with your fourth grader at home, have him or her share his or her foreshadowing thoughts.  In addition to reading a mystery in school, they will also be required to read and report on a mystery at home.  Book reports will be due on or before Thursday, March 1st.  Every student received a hard copy of the book report form today.  Additional book report forms can also be found on the blog.  If your fourth grader needs assistance with picking a mystery book, we will be happy to pick one for your fourth grader.  


Math: Build fractions from unit fractions; Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements

This week, students will be learning more about fractions, line plots, and angles.  At the start of the week, they will learn strategies on subtracting mixed numbers.  Next, they will record data using a line plot in order to analyze the data.  Students will then spend two days exploring ways to measure angles.


Second Step: Demonstrate using assertiveness skills to resist peer pressure; Demonstrate using the Problem-Solving Steps to figure out ways to resist peer pressure.

During our class meetings, students will discuss peer pressure and strategies on dealing with it.  Fourth graders will reflect on peer pressure scenarios they have or might encounter and practice being assertive and respectful.  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
Reading Read Sacagawea.  Complete the three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities Due
Math Homelink 5.8 Homelink 5.9 Homelink 5.10 Homelink 5.11 Math Homework Due
Second Step Home Link responses due.