# Our Week in 4th Grade

## This Week in Math

Unit 3: Fractions and Measurement

Students will begin their next unit on fractions. The focus will be on fraction equivalence and ordering. Students will learn how to compare fractions to benchmark fractions in order to decide how fractions with unlike numerators and denominators compare. Students will be introduced to various manipulatives that will help deepen their conceptual understanding of what a fraction tells us.

IXL Topics:

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

Learn Zillion Videos:

Understand the denominator https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8860

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

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8954

## This Week in Writing

Unit 3: Literary Opinion

This week in writing the students will be learning how to compare and contrast two texts. They will focus on comparing/contrasting themes in texts or character's traits, motives or struggles. Then, they will learn how to to write about comparing and contrasting as it pertains to more than one text.

## This Week in Reading

Unit 3: Fiction

Wow! In reading class this week, the students have had so much fun with our fiction unit. We continued to learn about Greek Mythology, we read many folktales, and we talked about dramas. The students were able to perform in a play about Pandora's Box. The students were so excited about everything that we did this week in reading class. Be sure to ask your child about the different activities that we did and what he/she learned about this week.

We only have two weeks left of the quarter, which ends on January 22. Please be sure that your child is reading nightly for 35 minutes so that he/she can meet their quarter reading goal.

Thanks for your support.

## Daily Homework

Reading: read for 35 minutes

Math: practice facts for 10 minutes, practice with Xtra Math, IXL and Prodigy

## Important Dates

Tuesday, January 12: PTO Meeting @ 6:30 in Murphy's LRC

Friday, January 15: Spelling Bee

Monday, January 18: No School

Friday, January 22: End of 2nd Quarter

## Gifted Screening and Nominations

Completed nominations must be received in the school office or postmarked no later than Friday, January 29, 2016.

http://www.woodridge68.org/pages/Woodridge68/Curriculum/Curriculum___Instruction/Gifted_Services