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Amy Venable - Fourth Grade  (Send e-mail)

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MATH- Module 5 (we skip over 4, then return after our fraction unit) 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 studentsí 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 our unit on animal and human adaptations.

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Governor Pat Quinn signed Erin's Law in January of 2013, which requires all schools in the state of Illinois to provide age appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention education programs for their students in grades Pre-K through 12.
 
 

This week in class

Monday
T-Day
PE and Music

Math- Module 3, Lesson 38 & Topic H formative
HW: Circled Homework problems and Practice Study Guide- End of Module assessment on Tuesday and Wednesday

Science/Social Studies- How do cats see in the dark? Complete eye models and inquiry about retina, cornea, iris and pupil
HW:

Ad-ELA
Writing- Begin Animal research and Prose Constructed Response #1
WTW- Review
HW:

Reading- Intro to Text Structure with Model & Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 7 & 8 (skip 66-68 if sensitive)
HW: Blog #2 Due Thursday

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

Math- End of Module Assessment Day 1
HW: Study any misconceptions in study guide

Science/Social Studies- How does your brain control your body?
HW:

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response #2 and Animal research
WTW- Review
HW:

Reading- Text Structure guided practice and group work; Touching Spirit Bear Chapters 8 & 9
HW: Blog #2 Due Thursday

Wednesday
G- Day
PE and STEM

Math- End of Module Assessment Day 2
HW: Catch up on Zearn

Science/Social Studies- How does your brain control your body? Activity
HW:

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response #3 & Animal Research
WTW: Review
HW:

Reading- Text Structure independent formative & Touching Spirit Bear 10-12 (85-90 may be skipped if sensitive)
HW: Blog #2 Due Thursday

Thursday
E- Day
PE & Spanish

Math- Module 5, Lesson 1
HW: Lesson 1, circled problems and Zearn/Khan

Science/Social Studies- How does our brain control our body formative
HW:

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response #4 & Animal research
WTW- Review
HW-

Reading- Text Structure independent formative & Spirit Bear 13 & 14
HW: Blog #3 Due Monday

Friday
R- Day
PE

Math- Module 5, Lesson 2
HW: Lesson 2 circled problems

Science/Social Studies- Hickory Creek Holiday Assembly during Science
HW:

Ad-ELA
Writing- Prose Constructed Response #5 & Animal Research
WTW: Review
HW:

Reading- Text Structure Summative & Touching Spirit Bear 15-19
HW: Blog #3 Due Monday

 
 

Important Dates

12/11/2018
Chorus Hot Lunch

12/18/2018
FSP Hot Lunch

12/21/2018
Hour Early Release

 
 

Downloads List

ADV ELA Welcome PowerPoint 2018-19 [9/3/2018]
Curriculum Night Detailed Schedule [9/3/2018]
ENDANGERED ANIMAL LIST [11/30/2018]
Eureka Module 1 Parent Tip Sheet [8/23/2018]
FSP Dine and Donate [11/7/2018]
GROWTH MINDSET LINKS AND LITERATURE [8/7/2018]
SUPPLY ORGANIZATION- MEET AND GREET [8/7/2018]
TIGER Calendar 2018-19 [8/6/2018]
Weekly Schedule 2018-19 [9/3/2018]
Zoo Animal Project [12/2/2018]
Zoo Animal Research Links [12/2/2018]

 
 

Cool Links

7 Continents Song
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ADV ELA Remind Link 2018-19
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ADVANCED ELA JOIN NEWSELA
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ARCHEOLOGIST
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Creature Comforts
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Ellis Island Passenger Search
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ELLIS ISLAND VIRTUAL TOUR
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Esparanza Q & E
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Esperanza Evidence
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FLIP GRID
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Ivan Info- Tacoma Washington
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Kids National Geographic
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Kidsblog Log in
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Long Division Song
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Math games and lessons
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Math Games and Lessons
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Midwest Info
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Midwest states and Capitals
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Mrs. Venable Homeroom Remind Link 2018-19
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National Geographic Kids
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Natural Disaster Research Resources
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NEW Typing
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NewsELA
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NORTHEAST REGION PRACTICE
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PARCC ELA
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PARCC MATH
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PARCC PRACTICE
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Ranger Rick Animal Research
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Regions Assignment
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Roller Coaster Creator
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San Diego Zoo Website
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scholastic Ellis Island
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The One and Only Ivan
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THE WEST REGION
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Thinking Blocks
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WE'RE ALL WONDERS
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WIND TURBINE
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World Wildlife Fund
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You Tube Ivan
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Zearn
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