Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of February 19th-23rd


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

To aid in the drafting of their mysteries, they writers will be given a rubric.  Writing areas that they will be graded on include exposition, plot, elements of a mystery, word choice, dialogue, and conventions.  Mini-lessons will focus on word choice this week.  All mysteries will be due on Friday, March 2nd.    


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

This week in reader’s workshop, students will be focusing on the reading skill of flashbacks in a text.  Flashbacks are a literary device that allows the writer to present events that happened before the time of the current events.  This device is useful for the exposition of a story, to fill in the reader about a character or place, or to explain the background to a conflict.  Ask your fourth grader to identify instances of flashbacks and the purpose of them when reading.


Math: Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems; Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers; Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Students will finish up Unit 5 this week by learning more about strategies for solving multistep multiplication number stories.  Students will then complete the Unit 5 Assessment on Wednesday.  It will cover decomposing fractions and forming an equation, generating equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators, adding fractions with denominators of 10 and 100, organize and represent data on line plots, recognize and describe angle measure as the amount of a rotation, recognize 1/360 (1 degree) rotation of a circle as a unit to measure angles, add or subtract fractions to solve number stories and to solve problems involving data on line plots, solve multistep number stories involving the four operations, and model number stories with equations and use a letter for the unknown.  On Thursday, students will complete the Unit 5 Open Response Assessment.  They will make sense of others’ mathematical thinking by checking whether or not an answer to a multi-digit multiplication problem makes sense.  Please let us know if there is a specific skill that you would like us to practice with your fourth grader.


Second Step: Identify Second Step skills and concepts being used in scenarios students might encounter at school.

This week in our class meetings, students will review the Second Step skills that they have been learning for the first half of fourth grade.


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read The World According to Humphrey.  Complete the three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Tic Tac Toe activities Due
Math Homelink 5.13 Homelink 5.12 Math Homework Due.
Second Step Home Link reflections due