4th Grade Newsletter

Feb. 1-5



RL.4.6-Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations

RI.4.6-Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

L.4.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

No spelling list this week.

Topic 12

4.NF.3-Understand a fraction a/b with a>1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.

4.NF.3a-Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

4.NF.3b-Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples:

3/8=1/8+1/8+1/8; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/8; 2 1/8=1+1+1/8=8/8 +1/8.

4.NF.3c-Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators, e.g., by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction, and/or by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction.

4.NF.3d Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.

Social Studies: Alabama in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Science: Life Science (interdependence of plants and animals)