Best Foot Foward Bulletin
Fair Park 4th Grade: December 21 - 23
!! Winter Break: December 24th - January 1st !!
We need your help! In a push to raise money for the outdoor classroom at the WBHS a GoFundMe page has been created. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. The first priority is new tables and chairs for the classroom! Feel free to share.
Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) Field Trip
Friday, Jan. 8th 2016 at 9am
205 Veterans Avenue
West Bend, WI
ELA (English-Language Arts)
Eureka Math (Mr. Sternig & Mrs. Riffel)
In Topic B, students examine multiplication patterns when multiplying by 10 , 100 , and 1,000 . Reasoning between arrays and written numerical work allows students to see the role of place value units in multiplication (as pictured below). Students also practice the language of units to prepare them for multiplication of a single-digit factor by a factor with up to four digits. Teachers also continue using the phrase “___ is ___ times as much as ___” (e.g., 120 is 3 times as much as 40 ). This carries forward multiplicative comparison from Topic A, in the context of area, to Topic B, in the context of both calculations and word problems.
Bridges Math (Mrs. Anderson)
In this module (Unit 3, Module 2) the geoboard is assigned a value of 1. Students name fractional parts of the geoboard and describe the parts' relationships to one another. Their observations are then extended into comparing fractions with unlike numerators and denominators, and adding fractions with like denominators. The last three sessions in the module feature an extended problem-solving opportunity. Students will learn two new Work Places that provide practice with composing and decomposing fractions.
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.
In the Magnetism and Electricity Module, the focus will consist of five sequential investigations, each designed to introduce or reinforce concepts in physical science. The investigations provide opportunities for students to explore the natural and human-made worlds by observing and manipulating materials in focused settings using simple tools.
The student will understand the properties of magnets and the effects they have on various objects.
The student will understand that electricity flows only if a circuit is complete.
The student will understand that electromagnetism is the combination of electricity and magnets.
How do the properties of permanent magnets impact their interaction with various objects?
How do the properties of conductors and insulators impact their interaction with various objects?
How can the components of a circuit be assembled to make it complete?