## Dates to Remember:

Monday, March 16- Teachers will be observing Daily 5

Friday, March 20- Individual Picture Day

Tuesday, March 24- Chicken Dinner and Math Carnival

## Classroom Needs:

• Healthy Snacks

## Curriculum this Week:

Reading- We will continue our focus on nonfiction and informational text. Students will be placed into new strategy groups on Tuesday.

Math- This week in math we will continue learning about Fractions. Our focus this week will be on the Fraction standards 4.NF.2 and 4.NF.3.

4.NF.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.

4.NF.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b. Understand addition of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

Writing- We will continue working on our Informational Books. We will begin "publishing" them into an ebook before Spring Break.

Social Studies- In social studies this week we will begin learning about the Cherokee Native Americans.

## Stop Motion Videos

Last week we began creating stop motion videos for perimeter and area word problems. Mrs. Eggett taught us how to create a story map to get started and then how to begin recording our stop motion videos. This week we will finish our videos.

## Balobby Land Projects

Over the past couple of weeks we have been working in small groups at City Planners to create Balobby Lands. Throughout our project we had to find the area and perimeter of our tree houses to make sure they were the correct size for our Balobbies.

We finished our cities last week and presented them to the class. This coming week we will begin creating Constitutions for our Balobby Lands.