|Bill Hermanson - Fourth Grade (Send e-mail)|
We have started a new math program this year..."Eureka". The district researched, piloted and briefly implemented it the tail end of it last year. It's a new style of learning and research states student understanding grew. If student understanding grows...so will their intelligence and obviously test scores. Eureka will be a challenge for us all...administrators, teachers, students and parents. I ask that you be patient, give Eureka a chance and work with your child each night on the daily taught skill. I will send home all the examples we do in class to guide you/students in completing the homework. Also I sent home login papers on how to access the Eureka site where you can find instruction, examples, models, practice sheets and the homework. You can also 'Google' videos of teachers teaching the lessons. We will get through this TOGETHER!
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STUDENT OF THE WEEK:
Favorite Food: "Mac 'n Cheese"
Favorite Thing About Me: "I Have A Nice Family"
Favorite TV Show/Movie: "Daddy's Home"
My Birthday is: "June 27th"
Favorite Pet: "Jack...my dog"
Favorite Thing To Do: "Play Football"
Favorite Subject: "Words Their Way"
Place I Want to Visit: "New Mexico"
I'm Special Because: "I Have Great Friends"
Favorite Book/Magazine: "I Survived..."
My Family is: "Mom, Dad, Allison, Lauren and Me"
Favorite Sport/Game/Activity: "Football"
Favorite Color: "Green"
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up: "A Professional Football Player"
CURRICULUM UPDATE FOR THE WEEK OF: 11/27-12/1
Our 2nd Quarter Unit is titled "Survival". We will focus on the following skills: inferencing, character traits, theme, summary, text structures (cause/effect, description, sequence, problem/solution and compare/contrast) and text features (captions, bullet points, diagrams, subheadings, pictures, bold print, etc.). Also students will compare Poetry vs Prose vs Drama. We will examine how animals survive their environments by making adaptations. Our novel study is on the book, "The One and Only Ivan".
We will be conducting a Literary Essay this quarter. We will read, reread and reread again the short story, "Fox" and dissect the 3 characters. The students will choose one of those characters and write their paper on the characteristic traits of that character using proof from the text and direct quotes from it. Students will edit their own papers and type them up to practice keyboarding skills.
We will be examining Module 3 Lessons 28-32 this week. The lessons are on division with a remainder, prime and composite numbers, and word problems.
Please look at your child's math homework EACH NIGHT. If confused on the lesson please Google "Eureka Math 4th Grade Module___ Lesson ___ and you'll get resources, videos and models or each lesson. Train your child how to search it too...it's a great resource!
We will begin studying the South Region. We'll examine the land, geography, history, industries, climate and agriculture the Southern States provides. We're also studying the states, capitals and abbreviations in the South Region.
Rock layers and fossils are being studied through some hands-on activities.