4th Grade #ReaganRays

September 23, 2019

Upcoming Dates

September 25- Early Release 11:45 Fall Parent Conferences

September 27- Fall Pictures

October 3- Back to School Picnic 5:30-7:30

October 14-15 No School Student Holiday/ Staff Development

October 18- End of 9 Weeks

October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

November 4 No School Student Holiday- Staff Development

Language Arts

Year at a Glance

Say Something! Informational Texts & Opinion Writing

In this unit, students are immersed in reading a variety of informational texts. Readers analyze the text structures and features used by the author to gain a deeper understanding of the author’s purpose. Students learn to respond in different ways as they interact with the texts. Writers learn that an opinion essay includes a purposeful structure, clear central idea, and relevant details. They develop opinion essays based on particular areas of interest and publish at least one piece by the end of this unit of study.


Students will be able to independently use their learning to...

  • Comprehend, analyze, and appreciate a variety of increasingly complex texts.

  • Communicate ideas effectively in writing to suit a particular audience and purpose.

  • Develop habits of authentic reading and reflective writing.

  • Work effectively with and learn from others in a variety of situations.

  • Expand and refine knowledge of vocabulary and conventions to better understand how language works in order to convey precise meaning.

Math

Year at a Glance, Math Learning Center Family Support, Student Site,

Homework Helper- Unit 2


Multi-Digit Multiplication and Early Division

Students continue to build multiplicative reasoning as they work with multi-digit multiplication and early division. Students use base ten area pieces to investigate place value patterns, as well as model and solve single- and double-digit multiplication problems. They also build ratio tables and use them to make generalizations about the effects of multiplying by 10, 100, and 1,000. Students solve a variety of multiplication story problems, and work together to compile and compare the strategies they have been practicing. Students solve division problems that require them to make sense of remainders in a variety of contexts. WorkPlace games provide more practice with multiplication facts, multi-digit multiplication, and division with remainders.

Models

  • Array or area model

  • Ratio tables

Strategies

  • Doubling & halving

  • Ratio tables

Social Studies

Year at a Glance

American Indians

Unit Summary: First People in Texas Students will explain how and why the first people came from Asia into North America. They will identify and compare American Indian groups in Texas and the Western Hemisphere before European exploration. Students will describe ways people adapted to and modified their environment in order to survive.

Science

Year at a Glance

Central Texas Ecology

Students expand their understanding of food chains and the roles of producers and consumers and apply their understanding to food webs. Students discuss the impact on food webs of an organism being removed or the introduction of an invasive species. Students identify the structure and function of plants and animals in a variety of ecosystems. Students make connections between inherited traits and learned behaviors and an organism’s survival. Students develop their understandings through group and class discussion and writing to make connections to the hands-on learning.

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Adam Bleakly

Millie Copland

Jennifer Moran

Angela Parks

Deanna Perkins

Melanie Sivells

Rhonda Wellmann

Kristin Wood