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Peek at the Week

Week of January 7th-11th


Writing: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.  

During the month of January, our writing genre will be research writing.  The student will be choosing a topic in African American history to research.  We will begin the week with identifying what we already know about African American history and then generating questions about what we want to know.  The students will then begin researching the topic of their choice using Internet resources. Mini-lessons will focus on the importance of paraphrasing versus plagiarism and using reputable websites for their research.  


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

We will begin the week with solving multi-step number stories involving money.  Throughout the rest of the week, we will practice multiplying multi-digit numbers.  One of the ways that they will be practicing multiplying is by finding the area of rectangles and rectilinear figures.  


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

Every fourth grader will be completing comprehension activities pertaining to his or her biography that he or she picked to read in preparation for the wax museum.  In guided reading groups, the fourth grader will be completing a graphic organizer identifying the main idea of the biography and supporting the main idea with details.  


Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Math Homelink 4.8 Homelink 4.9 Homelink 4.10 Homelink 4.11 Math Homework Due.
Reading Read Ecology for Kids Complete three Tic Tac Toe activities.   Reading Homework Due.