# 4th Grade News

### February 15th, 2015

## Things to know about this week...

## ISTEP READINESS PRACTICES - Computer Based Practices and Answer Keys

If you feel your child could benefit from some extra practice at home, you may visit this link: It only works on Chromebooks and using Internet Explorer. You can choose ELA or Math, Grade 4, practice tests. Answer keys are located at the top right.

## Goals this week:

__Math:__I CAN measure the perimeter around shapes and objects.

I CAN find the inside square area of rectangles, squares, parallelograms, and triangles.

I CAN use scale to understand the size of objects from real life down to what's on paper.

__ELA:__

I CAN visualize events in a story to better understand the plot!

I CAN identify the problem and solution within a story's plot!

I CAN understand the meaning behind metaphors and similes!

I CAN organize my writing so that it flows!

I CAN use adjectives that describe nouns!

## Scale Drawings We will measure ourselves and do a scale drawing. For each 6 inches of our real bodies, we will fill one cm square on paper. | ## Perimeter - Distance around Objects Measuring the distance around a 2D object. The formula given on ISTEP+ will be for rectangles: 2L + 2W (two lengths + the widths) | ## Area - Inside Squares Finding area means measuring the inside square units. The formula given on ISTEP+ will be for rectangles: LW (length times width). |

## Scale Drawings

## Perimeter - Distance around Objects

## Story Plot Look at the steps to see how the story unfolds. | ## Problem and Solution An event or events take place and the steps that lead to it being resolved | ## Similes and Metaphors SImiles - Comparisons using "like" or "as" Metaphors - comparisons NOT using like or as |

## Universal Design for Learning - Engagement and Representation

## Collaboration Multiplying fractions by whole numbers | ## Self Regulation Persevering to design the smallest and largest possible perimeters | ## Choosing a Different Method Counting and labeling perimeter on paper |

## Representation Watching a video to learn about area and perimeter | ## Collaboration Area and Perimeter | ## Independently Working Choosing to separate and work independently |

## Find the Newsletter and Homework below:

## Ms. Clarissa Cook

UDL Facilitator

CSA Lincoln