# February 15th

### "It takes a big heart to help shape little minds."

## **Supply Needs**

## Earbud Donations

## This Week's Learning Topics

## Math Topics

**Standards: 4.NF.5 & 4.NF.6**

**4.NF.5** - Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add

3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100

**4.NF.6** - Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

**"I Can" Statement:**

I can create equivalent fractions using the denominators of 10 and 100 to add fractions.

I can rename fractions with 10 and 100 in the denominator as decimals.

**What will we learn? **We will learn how fractions and decimals related this week. We will also learn about the relationship between a fraction with a denominator of 10 to another fraction with a denominator of 100. A fraction can be written as a decimal and a decimal can be written as a fraction. Understanding the meaning of fractions as decimals extends students understanding of the place value system.

**IXL Standards: ** Q.7 // U.8

## Reading Topics

**Standard:**

**RL4.4**Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

**"I Can" Statement: **I can determine the meanings of allusions within a text.

**What will we learn? **We will ask ourselves, why do authors use different language in different texts? How can background knowledge help a reader understand the language an author uses? Authors use words in different ways to convey shades of meaning. A reader must make meaning of different types of language in various ways to truly understand an author's message.