Our Week in 4th Grade

Mrs. Baldwin, Mrs. Hester, Mrs. Schranz

This Week in Math

Unit 3: Fractions and Measurement

Students will be working on their Real World Experience this week. They have been tasked with creating their own barn quilt design. We will discuss how to divide the quilt block into fractional pieces in order to create a geometric pattern. The students will also be taking a practice PARCC test in order to familiarize themselves with the features available and the types of questions that will be asked. We will go over the answers and work through how to solve the problems the following day. This is in preparation for the PARCC assessment in April. More information will be made available closer to the date. Please continue to have your child practice their math facts every night and go on IXL to work on previously taught and current concepts.

IXL Topics:

Topic Q: Fraction Equivalence and Ordering

Topic R: Add and Subtract Fractions with Like Denominators

Topic S: Add and Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Learn Zillion Videos:

Add and subtract fractions with like denominators


Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators


Add mixed numbers by finding equivalent fractions


Subtract mixed numbers by finding equivalent fractions


This Week in Writing

Unit 4: Informational Writing

This week in writing, as we continue in the Informational Writing Unit, the students will work on finalizing their research and note taking on their topic related to Chicago. They will also learn how to write an introduction and take their big questions or subtopics and organize them in this first paragraph. Additionally, they will generate ideas on how to make their opening paragraph both interesting and informative.

This Week in Reading

Unit 4: Communities Adapt to their Environment

We will be in our fourth week of the quarter starting this week. Please ask your child how they are doing with their weekly AR goals. You are able to check on their progress of AR points, see how they are doing on the AR tests, and check book levels by using the home connect with Renaissance. You may go to our LRC website page by using the following link http://goo.gl/FxJWkK . There will be a link then on this page to home connect for Renaissance. You will need your child's user name and password, which they have located in the front of their assignment books. If you have any questions, your child should be able to help you. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to email or call me.

In reading class, the students are continuing to learn about the Erie Canal and the Transcontinental Railroad through literature. They are continuing to learn how to take notes and focusing on vocabulary. They are also learning to compare and contrast different texts. Ask your kids to tell you some facts that they have learned about the Erie Canal and the Transcontinental Railroad. You may be very amazed!!

Daily Homework

Reading: read for 35 minutes

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

Important Dates

Monday, Feb. 15th: No School

Wednesday, Feb. 24th: Mongolian BBQ No Cook Night @ 5:30-8 pm

Friday, Feb. 26th: Crazy Hair Day