Best Foot Forward Bulletin
Fair Park 4th Grade: May 9-13
The NED Show
We are excited to welcome a motivating assembly called The NED Show to our school on Thursday, May 12 at 9:00am and 10:00am.
May 12 - Wax Museum @ Silverbrook School
ELA (English-Language Arts)
Spelling Pattern: i Before e Except After c
Eureka Math (Mr. Sternig & Mrs. Riffel)
In Topic E, students study equivalence involving both ones and fractional units. In Lesson 22, they use decomposition and visual models to add and subtract fractions less than 1 to and from whole numbers, subtracting the fraction from 1 using a number bond and a number line. Lesson 23 has students use addition and multiplication to build fractions greater than 1 and then represent them on the number line. Fractions can be expressed both in mixed units of a whole number and a fraction or simply as a fraction. In Lessons 24 and 25, students use decompositions to reason about the various equivalent forms in which a fraction greater than or equal to 1 may be presented, both as fractions and as mixed numbers. Students compare fractions greater than 1 in Lessons 26 and 27. They begin by using their understanding of benchmarks to reason about which of two fractions is greater. This activity builds on students’ rounding skills, having them identify the whole numbers and the halfway points between them on the number line. The relationship between the numerator and denominator of a fraction is a key concept here as students consider relationships to whole numbers. Lesson 28 concludes the topic with word problems requiring the interpretation of data presented in line plots. Students create line plots to display a given data set that includes fraction and mixed number values. To do this, they apply their skill in comparing mixed numbers, both through reasoning and the use of common numerators or denominators.
Bridges Math (Mrs. Anderson)
In this unit, students are formally introduced to a host of new geometric concepts, including angles and angle measure, parallel and perpendicular lines, and reflective symmetry. This week students will review concepts related to measuring area and Perimeter. Students will make observations concerning both types of measure that lead to generalized formulas. Students will then have opportunities to apply the formulas as they solve problems involving areas and perimeters of complex figures.
May Number Corner: This month, students play games and engage in activities designed to deepen their understanding of skills and concepts they have worked on throughout the year. Some of the workouts also look toward fifth grade, as students use coordinate graphing to create line graphs during Calendar Collector, multiply whole numbers by fractions in the problem strings this month, and add decimals to hundredths during the Computational Fluency workouts.
Some of the most important scientific concepts students learn are the result of their ability to see relationships between objects and events. Relationships always involve interactions, dependencies, and cause and effect. The Variables Module has four investigations that help students discover relationships through controlled experimentation and is divided into 2 parts. Students will fling, float, and flip objects as they discover relationships in each investigation.