Lipinczyk & Edwards Updates

Week of April 11, 2016

Looking ahead...

Monday, April 11- Early release day

  • Friday, April 15- ELA FSA practice packet due

  • Monday, April 18- Day 1 ELA FSA, Report Cards sent home
  • Tuesday, April 19- Day 2 ELA FSA
  • Friday, April 22- First payment for Animal Kingdom due

  • Thursday, April 28- Student-Led Conference Night

  • Wednesday, May 4- Music Field trip to Straz Center
  • Friday, May 6- Battle of the Books test

  • Monday, May 9- Second payment for Animal Kingdom due
  • Thursday, May 26- Field Trip to Animal Kingdom
  • ELA Instructional Focus

    Our instructional focus this week will be to...

    • Determine the main idea and supportive key details of an informational text
    • Analyze the text structure of an informational text
    • Answer FSA type questions
    • Practice responding to constructed responses
    • Identify Greek and Latin roots
    • Continue with "Typing Club" daily to increase keyboarding skills.

    Please utilize the online practice test on for ELA to continue to help becoming familiar with the online portal as students will be taking the FSA on the computers this year.

    HOMEWORK: Complete FSA Reading practice packet.

    Math Instructional Focus...

    Our instructional focus this week will be on Representing and Interpreting Measurement Data. Our unit assessment will be on Thursday 4/14!

    Students will...

    • Create and interpret line plots that involve units of measure.
    • Use addition/subtraction to solve problems that involve measurement conversions and justify their thinking.
    • Create and analyze tables that involve units of measure.


    • Area and Perimeter Blueprint Project is due Monday 4/11.
    • Students will be bringing homework home nightly that relates to the skill(s) taught in class.

    Science Instructional Focus...

    Our assessment on The Movement of Earth and its Moon will be on Monday 4/11! On Tuesday, we will begin our Life Science Unit. Our first big idea of this unit will be heredity and reproduction of plants.

    Essential Question:

    How does a flowing plant go through the process of reproduction?

    Click the Math and Science Vocabulary words below for a Study Jams Video related to our instructional focus for this week!

    STEM Unit of Study

    We will be CONCLUDING our STEM Unit of Study this week focusing on exploration. Our task over the upcoming weeks will be to write, create, and share the ways geographical regions affect daily life. Students will be provided in class work time to complete their summative task. Students will be selecting 1 task from the tic-tac-toe board to demonstrate their learning of our investigative question: How do geographical regions affect daily life? Students will be presenting their work to students in other 4th grade classes.

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