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Week of October 1st-5th


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

We will begin the week with developing a formula for finding the perimeter of a rectangle.  The students will all know that the perimeter is the distance AROUND a shape. They will know that the formula is the length+length+width+width.  Please practice this formula and concept with your fourth grader at home. Because perimeter is the last concept that will be taught in Unit 1, the students will be assessed on everything that they learned in math during the first five weeks of fourth grade on Tuesday.  Concepts assessed on the Unit 1 Test include place value, rounding, multi-step problems, adding and subtracting multiple digit numbers, converting yards to feet, identifying right angles, and finding the perimeter of a rectangle. Please let us know if there is a math skill that you would like us to practice with your fourth grader.  On Wednesday, the fourth graders will take the Open Response assessment. They will analyze the subtraction work of two fourth graders and be able to explain their thinking. Additionally, they will be challenged to draw as many rectangles as they can with a given perimeter. Since the students only have one formal math lesson, math homework will be due on Tuesday.  With the new month, comes a new operation for the Tuesday Timed Test. The students will be tested on answering as many multiplication facts as they can in five minutes. If your fourth grader is not able to answer 100 problems in five minutes, please practice multiplication facts at home.


Writing: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.  

With the new month, comes a new writing genre.  During the month of October, the fourth grade writers will pick a topic to explain.  They will be encouraged to pick a topic of something that they are good at to teach someone how to do something in an explanatory writing piece.  This week, the writers will be brainstorming and practicing their writing stamina. Ask your fourth grader to identify the topic of his or her explanatory writing topic.


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

In guided reading groups, the fourth grade readers will practice making inferences.  The students will be taught that readers make an inference by using explicit text evidence to draw a conclusion about something that is not stated.  At home, ask your fourth grade reader to make an inference using explicit text evidence. Because we are halfway done with the first quarter, the students will be assigned their mid quarter reading assessment.  The readers will be assessed on all of the reading skills that they learned from the first part of fourth grade. To demonstrate their reading, they will make a book cover of The Whipping Boy. On the cover, they will illustrate a picture of one of the characters to depict his character trait.  On the front inside cover, they will identify the main idea and theme. They will use text evidence to make an inference on the inside back cover.  Finally, on the back cover, they will summarize the text. The finished products will be displayed in the classroom. Ask your fourth grader about their book cover project.   This project will be completed in school.


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 1.13 Math Homework Due

Math Test

Open Response Math Test
Reading Read The Power of W.O.W Complete Three Tic Tac Toe activities Tic Tac Toe Activities Due