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Mrs. Melissa Williamson - 4th Grade  (Send e-mail)

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QUARTER 2 CURRICULUM OUTLOOK:

MATH- Grade 4 Module 5: Fraction Equivalence, Ordering, and Operations
In this 40-day module, students build on their Grade 3 work with unit fractions as they explore fraction equivalence and extend this understanding to mixed numbers. This leads to the comparison of fractions and mixed numbers and the representation of both in a variety of models. Benchmark fractions play an important part in students’ ability to generalize and reason about relative fraction and mixed number sizes. Students then have the opportunity to apply what they know to be true for whole number operations to the new concepts of fraction and mixed number operations.

Math HW Help: Duane Habecker on YouTube is a great resource. Search for 4th Grade Module # and Lesson #. He will review/model homework problems.

ADVANCED ELA- Our second unit is focused around stories of survival. We will read texts featuring stories of what it means to survive and how perspective can impact decisions. The core novel will be "The One and Only Ivan". Our Ad-ELA text is "Touching Spirit Bear"
In writing, we will focus on writing in response to literature while reading and gathering information from Ivan. In word study, we will discover the meaning of various Greek and Latin roots.

SCIENCE/SOCIAL STUDIES- We will begin studying the Southern Region of the United States in Social Studies. We will also learn about how animals adapt and survive as well as body systems, senses, and the brain in Science.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS:
October Book Orders are due Oct 19th. Our class code is MFN8N. Click on the image below to place an order! Thank you for your support! :)


HOMEROOM Text Message Reminders:



ADVANCED ELA Text Message Reminders:
 
 

This week in class

Monday
T- Day
PE

Math- Module 5 Lesson 3
HW: Problems circled in workbooks.

Science/Social Studies- Class review activity.
Review/Study of States/Capitals- quiz on 12/19

Reminders: Hot lunch on Tuesday for students who ordered.

Ad-ELA
*Library*
Writing- Prose Constructed Response #6
WTW- No WTW this week
Reading- RI 4.5- “Sun Bear”
Spirit Bear chapters 20 & 21. Blog #5 is due by Tuesday
HW:
Any unfinished class assignments

Tuesday
I- Day
PE and Art
*Hot Lunch for those who ordered*

Math- Module 5 Lesson 4
HW: Problems circled in workbooks.

Science/Social Studies- Class review activity
Review/Study of States/Capitals- quiz on Wednesday


Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response #7
WTW- No Sort this week
Reading- RI 4.5- “Salamander”
Spirit Bear chapters 22, 23, & 24. Blog #5 is due. Blog 6 will be due by Friday.
HW: Any assignments not finished in class

Reminders:



Wednesday
G- Day
PE and STEM

Math- Module 5 Lesson 5
HW: Problems circled in workbooks. Practice Zearn/Khan.

Science/Social Studies- States/Capital quiz

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response #8
WTW- No Sort this week.

Reading- RI 4.5- “Monarch”
Escape Room
HW: Read Spirit Bear chapters 25-26 and Blog #6 is due by Friday.

Reminders:
Theme Thursday- Holiday Sweaters



Thursday
E- Day
Spanish and PE

Math- Module 5 Lesson 6
HW: Problems circled in workbooks. Practice Zearn/Khan for next lesson.


Science/Social Studies- BreakOut EDU

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response Lesson #9- Assessment
WTW- No sort this week

Reading- RI 4.5 text structure summative
HW: Read Spirit Bear chapters 13 & 14 and Blog #6 is due Friday.
Reminders: NO ELA class on Friday. Early Dismissal and Winter Party



Friday
Non Letter Day- Please note schedule changes
*Music- 9:15-9:40*
*Lunch- 11:40-12:20*
*Winter Party- 1:30-2:25*
*Early Dismissal- 2:30*

Math- Module 5 Lesson 7 & Topic A Formative
HW: Practice Zearn or Khan.

Science/Social Studies- none

Ad-ELA- NO ELA due to early dismissal and winter party
Writing-
WTW-
Reading-
HW: Blog #6 should be completed before holiday break

Reminders:

Have a great holiday break! :) School resumes on Jan 8th.

 
 

Important Dates

12/4/2018
FSP Dine & Donate at Chipotle

12/21/2018
Hour Early Release

 
 

Downloads List

4th Grade Zoo Animals Research Links [12/14/2016]
Ad-ELA Curriculum Information [9/3/2018]
Ad-ELA Remind Text Messages Instructions [8/18/2017]
Bud, Not Buddy Quick Write Prompts [1/29/2018]
Chelsea Behavior Expectations [8/29/2017]
Class Dojo Information [2/13/2018]
Curriculum Night PowerPoint [9/4/2018]
Eureka Math HW Helper [8/31/2017]
Eureka Math Parent HW Helper [9/1/2017]
Greek Mythology Research Project [4/3/2018]
Growth Mindset Resources [8/20/2018]
Homeroom Remind Text Message Instructions [8/18/2017]
Meet the Teacher: ELA [7/18/2018]
Meet the Teacher: Homeroom [7/18/2018]
Oct & Nov Theme Thursdays [10/16/2018]
Office365 Log In Information [11/6/2018]
Research Resources for all Students [11/29/2016]
Scholastic Book Orders [9/8/2014]
Summer ELA Pratice from ReadWorks.org [5/29/2018]
Summer Reading Reccomendations [5/29/2018]
Theme Thursdays- Dec & Jan [12/6/2018]
Writer's Notebook Assignment [8/17/2018]
Zoo Project- PowerPoint Outline [1/9/2018]
Zoo Project- Project Information [1/9/2018]
Zoo Project- Sample PowerPoint [1/9/2018]

 
 

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