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.
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!
Reading: read for 35 minutes
Math: practice facts for 10 minutes, practice with Xtra Math, IXL and Prodigy
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.