Room 207

Peek at the Week

Week of May 21st-May 25th

 

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

For the past three weeks, the students have been practicing different writing skills as they fractured three different Greek myths.  This week, they will pick one to write as a final draft. As they draft their final copies, they will write a luring lead, use descriptive word choice, use dialogue to show how characters respond to a situation, write an unforgettable ending, and use correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.  All of these writing skills will be graded as they complete their final draft. Ask your fourth grader which myth he or she is choosing to fracture for the final draft.

 

Math: Build fractions from unit fractions.

We will begin the week with finding lines of symmetry in quilt patterns.  From there, we will spend the rest of the week computing fractions. First, we will add and subtract mixed numbers from data on a line plot.  Then, we will find the perimeter of a rectangle with lengths and widths that are mixed numbers. Finally, we will convert decimals to fractions solving word problems.  If students are comfortable solving the problems as a decimal, that is fine. Decimals are a big part of fifth grade math so the more exposure the students have to decimals the better.  

 

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

During the last ⅛ of fourth grade, Greek Mythology will be the reading genre.  Throughout the week, the readers of fourth grade will be reading different well known myths.  As they are reading the myth, they will use specific text evidence to determine a theme. For homework, they will read a myth about the Greek Goddess Athena and complete activities about the myth.  The students all received a hard copy of this myth. Of course, the homework can also be found on the blog. For this genre’s book report, every fourth grader will research the Greek God or Goddess of his or her choice.  The fourth graders received a copy of the form today. All reports are due on Friday, June 1st.

 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 8.4 Homelink 8.5 Homelink 8.6 Homelink 8.7 Math Homework Due
Reading Read myth about Athena and complete activities.   Reading Homework Due