Best Foot Foward Bulletin
Fair Park 4th Grade: Week 6
Walk Your Child to School Day
Wednesday, Oct. 7th, 7:30am
Riverside Park, West Bend, WI, United States
West Bend, WI
Spelling: Long and Short i Patterns
Eureka Math (Mr. Sternig & Mrs. Riffel)
Moving away from special strategies for addition, students develop fluency with the standard addition algorithm (4.NBT.4). Students compose larger units to add like base ten units, such as composing 10 hundreds to make 1 thousand and working across the numbers unit by unit (ones with ones, thousands with thousands). Recording of regrouping occurs on the line under the addends as shown to the right. For example, in the ones column, students do not record the 0 in the ones column and the 1 above the tens column, instead students record 10, writing the 1 under the tens column and then a 0 in the ones column. They practice and apply the algorithm within the context of word problems and assess the reasonableness of their answers using rounding (4.OA.3). When using tape diagrams to model word problems, students use a variable to represent the unknown quantity.
Bridges Math (Mrs. Anderson)
Please continue to practice multiplication facts with your child at home. Knowing the facts accurately is critical to solving math equations efficiently. Flashcards, apps, and websites are all great ways to practice. Two great websites are: http://www.arcademics.com/ or http://www.fun4thebrain.com/
Social Studies/ Science
Wisconsin Our Home: the focus will be on locating Wisconsin in relation to its regional, national, continental, and hemispherical boundaries. Comparing the locations of places on a map using directions (north, southwest, east, etc.) will also be discussed. Students will be locating the states and rivers that border Wisconsin as well.
Earth Materials: the focus consists of four sequential investigations dealing with observable characteristics of solid materials from the earth -- rocks and minerals. The focus is on taking materials apart to find what they are made of and putting materials together to better understand their properties. The module introduces fundamental concepts in earth science and takes advantage of the students' intrinsic interest in the subject matter and in the physical world around them.