News from 4th Grade
week of 10/24 -10/28
News at a Glance
- Thanks to everyone who helped make our party a great success!!!
- The students will be presenting their rock projects on Monday and Tuesday, then we will begin our Maps unit for Social Studies.
- Please be sure to sign up for conferences! A letter went home this week with information for how to sign up.
What we're learning this week
Journeys: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Vocab: glorious, studio, concerned, model, smeared, ruined, yanked, streak, schedule, freast
Vocab strategy: figurative language
comprehension skill: understand characters - use details to tell more about characters
Comprehension strategy: visualize - use text details to form pictures in your mind of what you are reading
Writing focus: Informative writing - book report
Spelling words (ou vs o): aloud, bald, hawk, south, faucet, proud, claw, tower, stalk, couple, howl, false, dawn, allow, drown, pause, fault, cause, amount, cloudier
What can I do at home?
- Give your child a practice spelling test
- Ask your child to use the vocabulary words in a sentence or explain their meaning
- Ask your child to summarize the story we are reading. Who is Romie? What kind of story is it you're reading? What happened in the beginning, middle and end?
Journeys: Thursday & Friday
Vocab: fault, borrow, reference, fainted, genuine, local, apologize, proof, slimy, insisted
Vocab strategy: antonyms
Comprehension skill: Conclusions and generalizations - figure out unstated or broad ideas
Comprehension strategy: Question: ask questions before you read, as you read and after you read.
Writing focus: Informational Writing
Spelling words (vowel + r sounds): spark, prepare, cheer, tear, scarf, scare, repair, earring, scarce, weird, sharp, rear, spare, gear, hairy, compare, alarm, harsh, upstairs, square
Grammar: compound and complex sentences
This week we will be focusing on multiple ways to do multiplication (2 digits by 2 digits). There are many different ways besides the traditional method. They will be learning the traditional method as well. Here are a few videos for the different methods:
- Lattice: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic-home/multiply-divide/place-value-area-models/v/lattice-multiplication
- Arrays: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-review-multiply-divide/arith-review-mult-intro/e/multiplying-with-arrays
- Traditional 2 digit by 2 digit: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic-home/multiply-divide/multi-digit-mult/v/multiplication-5-2-digit-times-a-2-digit-number
This week, we will have our 0-8 multiplication fluency quiz. The students will have 3 minutes to solve 50 multiplication problems. Please log onto Reflex at home or use the flashcards sent home to study.
There will be no math homework sheet this week due to Halloween.
Students will learn about map legends, compasses, lines of longitude and latitude, and coordinates this week. We will spend about 3 weeks learning map skills and 3 weeks learning Pennsylvania geography.
End of 1st Trimester Conferences
Monday, Nov. 21st, 12-7pm
600 South Lingle Avenue
For this activity, students had to build towers using just candy corn and toothpicks!
Connor and Alex are drawing pumpkin shapes in a specific order given by parents.
Vicky, Max and Leina are guessing what illustrations are being drawn for Halloween pictionary.
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Here students are predicting and hypothesizing if pumpkin candy corns will float or sink in soda, vinegar and milk. They are also estimating how many candy corns are in the jar.