# Our Week in 4th Grade

## This Week in Math

Unit 2: Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Students will continue to strengthen their understanding of patterning, perimeter and area and solving multi-step word problems. The students will be taking their end of the unit assessment this week.

Students have been introduced to a new on-line program to help master their facts. The program is Xtramath. It can be accessed at xtramath.org. Students have their log-in information in their assignment notebook. The program allows students to practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts. The goal is to answer the problems in 3 seconds. It targets specific problems that the students are struggling with until mastery is achieved and gives them instant feedback. Please encourage your student to practice at home.

IXL Topics:

L.1-L.5 Patterns and Sequences

P.19 - P.25 Perimeter and Area

C.2 Subtraction Word Problems

D.19 Multiply 2-DIgit by 2-Digit Word Problems

D.23 Multiply 2-Digit by a Larger Number Word Problems

E.5 Divide 2-Digit by 1-Digit Word Problems

E.9 Divide Larger Numbers by 1-Digit Word Problems

F.2 Mixed Operation Word Problems

Learn Zillion Videos:

Find the perimeter of a rectangle https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/4917

Apply area and perimeter formulas https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/5212

## This Week in Writing

Unit 3: Literary Opinion

Students will work on using the text in order to find evidence to support their thesis statement. Students will learn how to incorporate micro-stories, quotes, lists and examples into their essay. The focus will be on how to effectively include the evidence using appropriate transitions.

Unit 3: Fiction

In reading class this week, we continued to work with inferring the themes of some great fiction stories. We also used Zing, which is an Internet program with so many EBooks. This is part of our new reading curriculum, Schoolwide. The students have access to Zing at home using their computers, smart phones, or iPads. The students have their user names and passwords in their take home folders or taped into the front cover of their assignment books. These books are leveled and assigned to them using their STAR score. Many of the books are audio books. The students listen to the story as they follow along. Many of the books are AR books. The students are very familiar with this wonderful program.

## Daily Homework

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

## Important Dates

Monday, Dec. 14: Birthday Books (Dec., Jan., Feb., Mar. Birthdays)

Friday, Dec. 18: Winter Party

Dec. 21-Jan. 1: Winter Break