# Our Week in 4th Grade

## Our Week in Math

Unit 1: Numbers and Operations

We have spent the past week discussing factors and multiples and how they help us when multiplying and dividing. Students learned how to find factors for a number and list them in a rainbow number line. The number line lists the factors in numerical order and links the pairs with an a line resembling a rainbow.

Students have been utilizing a math notebook in class that contains interactive flip charts with definitions and examples of concepts and problems. Students may bring their notebooks home at night in order to help them complete their homework, but they need to be sure it is returned to school with them the next day.

When at home, students may access IXL in order to practice problems. The program gives a detailed explanation when students give an incorrect response and it will track their progress. Students and parents may also use Learn Zillion to watch videos on specific math topics. I will include topics that students can practice on IXL and codes to specific videos to watch on Learn Zillion. Let me know if you need any assistance in order to access these programs.

IXL Topics: Number Sense, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication

Learn Zillion Videos: Factors LZ782, Multiples LZ799

Unit 1: Launch

This week in reading class, the students did a lot of sharing information with their reading partners. The students are learning how to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words, how to pull important details from the text to deepen their understanding, how to respond to texts that they have read and discussed, and determine the plot and themes of stories. We have been using rich literature in order to learn these different skills and strategies.

The students continue to take AR tests in reading class. It is vital that they read every day after school for 35 minutes from their AR books. This is how they are achieving their weekly goals. If they don’t read at home, they will not be achieving their AR goal. Please go to home connect to track how your child is doing on their weekly AR tests.

Thanks so much for your support! Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thanks,

Mrs. Hester

## Our Week in Writing

Unit 1: Realistic Fiction

We have been working on creating story ideas and developing characters for our realistic fiction story. We focused this past week on creating the main character for our small moment story idea. We took the time to focus on who the character is both internally and externally. The focus was on putting together a coherent character, so that all of the pieces fit together. It was important to think about the character before we began constructing the details of the story, so that the details of the character can be worked into the story. The students really enjoyed creating characters that were similar to themselves or, in contrast, very different!

## Daily Homework

Math: practice facts for 10 minutes

Spelling: practice words, test on Fridays

## Important Dates

Friday, Sept. 23rd: No School