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Week of January 22nd

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

The students will begin the week with evaluating the work of an open response completed before winter break.  From the analysis, they will revise their own work. On Wednesday, they will take the Unit 4 Assessment where they will be tested on multiplying by multiples of ten, partial product multiplication, multi-step multiplication problems, converting liters to milliliters, converting kilograms to grams, solving word problems involving money, and finding the area and perimeter of a rectilinear figure.  The students will take the Cumulative Assessment on Thursday. This test includes the identification of multiples, factors, prime and composite numbers, place value, comparing numbers, writing numbers in expanded form, rounding numbers, US Traditional Addition and Subtraction, area, parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and polygon properties. Since we are done with Unit 4, there will be no formal math homework this week.

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

As the students continue to read biographies, they will summarize the text.  The fourth graders know that a good summary is three-five sentences and includes the who, what, where, why, and when of the biography.  The students are also working on their biography packets. They are graded on this packet for their knowledge on the biography that they are reading for the wax museum.  It is every fourth grader’s responsibility to become an expert about the person that they are reading about for the wax museum. We are doing all of the work in class for the wax museum.  All students must come to school on January 31st with their costume and prompt ready to read their monologue. All parents are invited to attend the Wax Museum on Thursday, January 31st at 9AM.  

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

The students will begin to draft their research into a five paragraph research paper. They will use an outline to organize their writing into three main body paragraphs beginning with an introduction and conclusion.  As they are drafting their writing, they will be instructed to use transitional words to connect their paraphrased research.

Homework Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Reading Read The Right Dog for the Job. Complete three Tic Tac Toe Activities. Tic Tac Toe activities due.