Mr. Aleman's Monday Mail

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Week of December 8, 2014

Quote of the Week

"The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart. " -Mencius


We're working this week on what it looks like to convert FRACTIONS to DECIMALS and DECIMALS to FRACTIONS. We are working through stations that will challenge us to count change, write it as a fraction and decimal, and shade a model to represent the amount. We're also working on using NUMBER LINES to represent decimal places to the TENTHS and HUNDREDTHS place.


We will begin a unit on FORCE and MOTION. This week we will discuss the forces of GRAVITY, MAGNETISM, and FRICTION. Gravity is the force that holds us to the earth. Magnetism is the force that draws metals containing iron towards a magnet. Friction is the force created when two objects rub against one another. We will be working through various labs to explore these forces.


  • Homework for the week looks a bit different but not much. DAILY RIGOR 7 is the same type of worksheet we've been doing. It's a great review of things we've covered, are covering, or will cover. Remember to turn that in to Edmodo.
  • MOTIVATION MATH 59 & 60 are also due by Friday. We will be grading those together, so please make sure to have those completed by then. Since there is only one workbook per child, I do not have copies of the homework. It is expected that your child is responsible for the homework assigned. I will not be able to provide extra copies of workbook pages.
  • We will have a TEST on FRIDAY over decimals, fractions, and number lines.

There will be NO SECOND TUESDAY for the month of December.

Mr. Kimo Aleman

4th Grade Math & Science

My conference period is 11:40a - 12:25p.