Our Week in 4th Grade

Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Hester, Mrs. Schranz

This Week in Math

Unit 3: Fractions and Measurement

Students will use fraction manipulatives and games to compare fractions to benchmark fractions in order to decide how fractions with unlike numerators and denominators compare. Students will also be taking the STAR Math test this week. Students should continue to practice their math facts every night in order to work on their fluency.

IXL Topics:

Topic Q: Fraction Equivalence and Ordering

Q.1 Fractions Review

Q.4 Find equivalent fractions using area models

Q.13 Compare fractions with like numerators or denominators using models

Q.15 Compare fractions using models

Learn Zillion Videos:

Understand the denominator https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8860

Recognize equivalent fractions using area models https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/9049-recognize-equivalent-fractions-using-area-models

Compare fractions using the benchmark fraction 1/2 https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8881

Compare fractions with different numerators and denominators using a number line


This Week in Writing

Unit 3: Literary Opinion

Students will continue to work on comparing and contrasting. Students will work on examining two texts in order to compare and contrast the characters and, or themes. Students will use what they know about composing an essay in order to construct a response to the texts.

This Week in Reading

Unit 3: Fiction

We are just finishing up our fiction unit. We have been focusing on folktales, Greek mythology, and realistic fiction. We will be taking the unit test on Wednesday of this week. We will also be taking the STAR Reading test on Thursday. Please continue to monitor your child's reading every day after school. Remember they are to be reading 35 minutes every day for homework. You may check their progress for AR on the renaissance website. The end of the quarter is Friday. Thank you again for all your support!

Daily Homework

Reading: read for 35 minutes

Math: practice facts for 10 minutes, practice with Xtra Math, IXL and Prodigy

Important Dates

Friday, January 22: End of 2nd Quarter, Homework Party

Gifted Screening and Nominations

Completed nominations must be received in the school office or postmarked no later than Friday, January 29, 2016.