Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of April 30th-May 4th

 

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

During the month of May, the fourth grade writers will be “fracturing” Greek myths.  This week, the students will focus on fracturing the story of Persephone. As they are fracturing, or changing an aspect, of this myth, mini-lessons will focus on plot, writing a luring lead, dialogue, description, and sensory imagery.  Ask your fourth grader how he or she is fracturing the story of Persephone.

 

Math: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

The fourth graders will continue to persevere in solving multi-step word problems.  Specifically, the word problems will focus on fractions, converting ounces and pounds, and converting decimals and fractions.  Please practice conversion problems with your fourth grader. The students will begin the week with analyzing patterns.

 

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

Throughout the week, the fourth graders will be reading poetry by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and Shel Silverstein.  As they are reading poems by these well known poets, they will identify the theme of the poems. To introduce the students to theme, the fourth graders will begin the week by reading the classic ballad, Casey at the Bat.  Because poetry reports are due, there will be no Tic Tac Toe sheet assigned.  On Thursday, every fourth grader should bring their poetry report to school along with a copy of their poem.  During reader’s workshop, they will be able to share their poem with their classmates. Every fourth grader will be given the opportunity to read the poem aloud to the class using appropriate intonation.  

 

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 7.9 Homelink 7.10 Homelink 7.11 Homelink 7.12 Math Homework Due
Reading Poetry Sharing Day

Poetry Report Form Due