The Richardson Reader
fourth grade happenings
Congratulations Team Richardson! Week One is Done!
What We're Learning
English Language Arts
Next week we will continue to work on setting up the Daily 5 while diving in to more Patricia Pollaco books and exploring reading and listening standard RL 4.3.
RL 4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Once we get into our routine for math I will introduce a math contract for the kiddos to work on during the week. The students have previewed the contract, and they are so excited for all the choices they have. The contract will be a resource for students to keep up with their assignments for the week, while giving them choices for how they practice what we are learning.
We also squeezed in a multiplication test so I could gage how fluent the students are with multiplication facts. As I explained to the class.... we have a lot of room for improvement! Any time you have a free minute please work with them on multiplication facts, most students are fluent through the 5's. I made a deal with the class and if they can all learn their facts through 12 by Christmas Break we will have a giant ice cream party! Knowing their facts will help them tremendously in math this year, we will be doing a lot of multi-digit multiplication and division and knowing facts will make this much, much easier. I set up accounts for students on Xtra math and the login was sent home on Friday. This site will help the students learn their facts and is a great way to help them build on their fluency.
Take a look at our kiddo's rocking partner work!