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Peek at the Week

Week of April 2nd-April 6th


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

As the fourth graders continue to read real life mysteries, they will be summarizing the text.  They will be reminded that a good summary is three-five sentences and includes the who, what, where, why, and when of what was read.  The second book report of the quarter will be due on Thursday, April 5th. Before break, every student received a form to complete to research more information about a real life mystery. They were given the option to use the Internet or a book, not read in school, to learn more about the mystery.  Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this assignment. Because we are done with the Journey anthology, they are due back at school this week. When the student turns in his or her Journey anthology, I will give him or her a smaller anthology entitled Paths to Discovery to use as homework for the next several weeks.   With the transition, there will be no Tic Tac Toe assignments assigned or due this week.    


Writing:Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

April is Poetry Month!  To help the fourth grade writers transform into poets, the fourth graders will be reading Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher.  In this book, Ralph Fletcher gives suggestions embedded with examples on how to write effective poets.  Mini-lessons this week will focus on writing a poem for a special person, x-raying our emotions, using imagery, incorporating alliteration, and including repetition.  


Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.  Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

On Monday, students will use their understanding of multiplication of whole-numbers to multiply fractions by whole numbers.  On Tuesday, students will take the Unit 6 Assessment. It will cover the following concepts: dividing a whole number of up to four digits (dividend) by a 1-digit whole number (divisor); applying perimeter and area formulas for rectangles; solving multistep number stories involving the four operations and interpreting any remainders; converting between pounds and ounces; solving number stories involving simple fractions; multiplying a whole number of up to four digits by a whole number of up to two digits; modeling number stories with equations and using a letter for the unknown; measuring angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor; identifying angle type (right, acute, obtuse); recognizing angle measures as additive; adding and subtracting to solve problems about unknown angles on a diagram; subtracting multi-digit whole numbers fluently; solving number stories involving addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators; and adding mixed numbers with like denominators.  On Wednesday, students will take the Cumulative Assessment. It will cover material from Units 1 through 5. Please let us know if there is a specific skill that you would like us to practice with your fourth grader. On Thursday, students will review the Assessments as a whole class. Next week, students will then begin Unit 7.

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 6.13 Math Homework Due
Reading   Real Life Mystery book reports due.