Our Week in 4th Grade
Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Hester, Mrs. Schranz
This Week in Math
Unit 3: Fractions and Measurement
Students will continue to work on fraction equivalence. They will model it on a number line and use it to compare and order fractions. Students will begin working on their Real World Experience. They will be tasked with creating their own barn quilt design. Please continue to have your child practice their math facts every night.
Topic Q: Fraction Equivalence and Ordering
Q.1 Fractions Review
Q.4 Find equivalent fractions using area models
Q.13 Compare fractions with like numerators or denominators using models
Q.15 Compare fractions using models
Q.22 Convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers
Learn Zillion Videos:
Recognize equivalent fractions using area models https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/9049-recognize-equivalent-fractions-using-area-models
Compare fractions using the benchmark fraction 1/2 https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8881
Compare fractions with different numerators and denominators using a number line
This Week in Writing
Unit 4: Informational Writing
Students will continue to learn about Informational Writing and start composing different chapters in their book. Students will learn about nonfiction text features and how to incorporate these into their writing. The students are very excited about this unit and have learned so much already about what the city has to offer. Ask your child about the topics they have chosen to research.
This Week in Reading
Unit 4: Communities Adapt to their Environment
We have begun our new unit called Communities Adapt to Their Environment. In class, we've been reading informational texts. The students are learning how to take notes while reading nonfiction texts. We have one essential question for this unit, and it is, "How do human actions change the environment, and how does the environment influence the lives of people?" The students are able to ask this question with all the different genres that we are reading in this unit. This week, we learned about how the Indians lived in longhouses and what their lives were like. They also learned about the man, Frederick Law Olmsted, who had designed the first park. We also read all about the construction of the Erie Canal, watched a video, and sang a song about it. Ask your child about any of these topics, and you'll love how much they have learned!
Please continue to have your child read 35 minutes every day after school. Thanks for your support.
Reading: read for 35 minutes
Math: practice facts for 10 minutes, practice with Xtra Math, IXL and Prodigy
Monday, Feb. 8th: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 in the LRC
Thursday, Feb. 11th: Early Dismissal @ 11:40, Parent/Teacher Conferences @ 3-8
Friday, Feb. 12th: Parent/Teacher Conferences @ 11-4