Miss Wejman’s

Peek at the Week

Week of December 2nd-6th


Math: Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

This week will be review for Friday’s test.  In addition to reviewing place value concepts, the students will also practice multiplication, estimation, measurement, and adding and subtracting decimals. Those are concepts that will be assessed.  I will be working in small groups to best differentiate instruction.  Please let me know if there is a math concept that your child needs to practice. 


Social Studies: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text.

As the students are learning about the Southeast, they will continue to use context clues to identify unfamiliar words. 


Science: Describe and compare types of energy including light, heat, sound, electrical, and mechanical.

As the students continue to learn about electricity, they will be able to differentiate between a series and parallel circuit.












Reader’s Workshop: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions.)

During guided reading group discussions, the students will be plotting the events of the text on a plot mountain.  Using the plot mountain will allow the readers to identify where they are in the plot in the text that they are reading.  The plot begins with the exposition where the reader is introduced to the characters and setting.  The rising action is where the problem is introduced and the characters face conflict.  The most exciting part of the text is identified as the climax.  Finally, the resolution is when the problem is solved.  When reading an independent book at home, ask your child where he or she is on the plot mountain. 


Writer’s Workshop: Write opinion pieces on text, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

During the month of November, the fourth grade writers chose an opinion topic to write and defend.  In December, the writers will be given an article that presents two sides of an issue.  After reading the article, the writer will have to identify both arguments addressed in the article.  Every day this week, the students will receive a new article to read.  Arguments that the students will read include: “Should a Tiger be a Pet,” “Should Trampolines be Banned,” “Should Kids be on Reality TV,” “Should All Kids Get Trophies,” and “Should Students Wear Uniforms.” The fourth graders will be reading the articles on their Ipads through Scholastic’s Storyworks Magazine. 









Read The Earth Dragon Awakes




Tic Tac Toe due


Study Link 5.11

Study Link 5.10

Study Link 5.8

Study Link 5.3