Week of January 22nd

Week of January 22nd

 

Reminders

Youth Museum Field Trip Tuesday!

Wear your Red 4th Grade T-Shirts!

Science Fair Wednesday!

100th Day of School Friday!


Home Work

MobyMax  – Math Fact Fluency

MobyMax – Math Adding & Subtracting Fractions/ Mixed Numbers/ Improper Fractions/ – 30 minutes a week

MobyMax – Informational Reading  – 30 Minutes a week

Math Test on Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Thursday, January 25th

Social Studies Test on Westward Expansion

Friday, January 26th.   

Students have their study guides!


Math – We will continue learning about fractions.  Students will learn how subtract fractions that require regrouping. Students will learn about improper fractions and equivalent fractions.  We will have a test on adding and subtracting fractions on Thursday, January 25th.


Social Studies: We will continue our unit on Westward Expansion.  Students will continue to learn about the Louisiana Purchase; the Lewis & Clark expedition, and the acquisition of Texas ( the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns). Our test will be on Friday, January 26th.

*All students have a study guide that we have been completing in class daily.  Students are encourage to review their study guide nightly as well as bring home their social studies textbooks to review unit 5 on page 354-373.


Writing–  We will begin our informational writing unit.


Reading – We will focus on paired text reading passages, point of view, and summarizing this week with a non-fiction passage.

We will begin a new read aloud called Rachel’s Journal by Marissa Moss.  This will further explain the life on the Oregon Trail which compliments our social studies unit.


Grammar- We will continue to learn about characteristics of poetry. We will also review devices of figurative language, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, and alliteration.  


Math Review Games

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Week of January 15th

Reminders

No School Monday – MLK Holiday

BBQ1 Spirit Night – All DayWednesday


Home Work

MobyMax  – Math Fact Fluency

MobyMax – Math Adding & Subtracting Fractions/ Mixed Numbers/ Improper Fractions/ – 30 minutes a week

MobyMax – Informational Reading  – 30 Minutes a week

Math Test on Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Tuesday, January 23rd

Social Studies Test on Westward Expansion

Thursday, January 25th.   

Students have their study guides!


Math – We will continue learning about fractions.  Students will learn how subtract fractions that require regrouping. Students will learn about improper fractions and equivalent fractions.  We will have a test on adding and subtracting fractions on Tuesday, January 23rd.


Social Studies: We will continue our unit on Westward Expansion.  Students will continue to learn about the Louisiana Purchase; the Lewis & Clark expedition, and the acquisition of Texas ( the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns). Our test is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, January 25th.

*All students have a study guide that we have been completing in class daily.  Students are encourage to review their study guide nightly as well as bring home their social studies textbooks to review unit 5 on page 354-373.


Writing–  We will begin our informational writing unit.


Reading – We will focus on paired text reading passages, point of view, and summarizing this week with a non-fiction passage.

We will begin a new read aloud called Rachel’s Journal by Marissa Moss.  This will further explain the life on the Oregon Trail which compliments our social studies unit.


Grammar- We will continue to learn about characteristics of poetry. We will also review devices of figurative language, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, and alliteration.  

This entry was posted on 13th January 2018.

Week of January 8th

Happy New Year!

Welcome Back!


Reminders

Super Specials Tuesday, January 9th  – PE & ART


Home Work

Due Friday!

MobyMax  – Math Fact Fluency 

MobyMax – Math 

MobyMax – Informational Reading 


Math – We will begin our new unit on fractions.  Students will learn how to decompose fractions, add and subtract fractions.


Social Studies: We will begin our unit on Westward Expansion.  Students will learn about the Louisiana Purchase; the Lewis & Clark expedition, and the acquisition of Texas ( the Alamo and independence), Oregon (Oregon Trail), and California (Gold Rush and the development of mining towns). 


Writing–  We will begin our informational writing unit.


Reading – We will focus on paired text reading passages, point of view, and summarizing.

We will begin a new read aloud called Rachel’s Journal by Marissa Moss.  This will further explain the life on the Oregon Trail which compliments our social studies unit.


Grammar- We will learn about characteristics of poetry. We will also review devices of figurative language, simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, and alliteration.  

This entry was posted on 5th January 2018.

Week of December 18th

Week of December 18th 

Reminders

Class Holiday Party Monday, December 18th 

Early Release 12:30 – Tuesday, December 19th

Early Release 12:30 – Wednesday, December 20th 

Winter Vacation – December 21st – January 3rd 2018


No Home Work!


Math – We will have a quarter 2 post test on Tuesday, December 19th.  This test will cover the following: multiplication, division, prime and composite numbers, factors, area and perimeter.


Science: Student will finalize our unit on Force & Motion.  Students will investigate how using different size objects affects speed and motion.  Students will create and design catapults in class.  


Writing–  We will continue to work on constructed responses.


Reading – We will focus on paired text reading passages and summarizing.


Grammar- We will finalize our unit on figurative language, idioms, adages and proverbs.

This entry was posted on 17th December 2017.

Week of December 11th

Week of December 11th 

Reminders

High Touch High Tech  In-House Field Trip Monday on Sound & Light

Simple Machines Performance Task – Construction – Monday – Friday

Reading Inventory Testing – Tuesday

Field Trip to Pope High School – Wednesday – Wear your 4th Grade T-Shirt!

Math Inventory Testing – Thursday

Current Event Due December 15th

 


Home Work

IXL – Math: Area & Perimeter BB.10 & BB.11

IXL – Language Arts: Idioms, Adages & Proverbs X.3 & X.4

Math Test on Area & Perimeter Thursday!

Read 20 minutes nightly.

Current Event Due: 12/15/17

Students should be fluent in multiplication facts

Please Practice on Math facts on MobyMax if time permits for fact fluency practice.


Math – We will continue to work on how to measure area and perimeter.  Students will work on identifying missing measurements of length for area & perimeter.  TEST on Thursday!


Science: Student will finalize the unit by designing and creating their very own simple machine in class. Please bring in your materials for construction!  We will also begin a new unit in science on Force & Motion.  Students will investigate how using different size objects affects speed and motion.


Writing–  We will continue to work on constructed responses from our paired reading passages on forces and motion.


Reading – We will focus on paired text reading passages and summarizing.


Grammar- This week we will learn about figurative language, idioms, adages and proverbs.

This entry was posted on 8th December 2017.

Week of December 4th

Reminders

High Touch High Tech Simple Machines In-House Field Trip Monday

Super Specials Wednesday – PE/ART

School Spelling Bee Thursday

Current Event Due December 15th

 


Home Work

IXL – Math: Area & Perimeter BB.8 & BB.9

IXL – Language Arts: Figurative Language – X.7 & X.8

Read 20 minutes nightly.

Current Event Due: 12/15/17

Students should be fluent in multiplication facts

Please Practice on Math facts on MobyMax if time permits for fact fluency practice.


Math – We will continue to work on how to measure area and perimeter.  Students will work on identifying missing measurements of length for area & perimeter. 


Science: We will begin our new unit on Simple Machines.  Students will learn to identify 6 simple machines and explain their uses (levers, pulley, wedge, inclined plane, screw, wheel & axle).  Student will finalize the unit by designing and creating their very own simple machine in class.


Writing–  We will work on constructed responses from our paired reading passages on forces and motion.


Reading –  We will finalize our extended text on the American Revolution – Toliver’s Secret this week.  We will also focus on paired text reading passages and summarizing.


Grammar- This week we will learn about figurative language, similes & metaphors.


This entry was posted on 1st December 2017.

Week of November 27th -December 1st

Reminders

Willy’s Spirit Night Tuesday, November 28th 

Book Reports Due December 1st 

Current Event Due December 15th


Home Work

IXL – Math: Area & Perimeter BB.6 & BB.7

IXL – Language Arts: Quotation Marks M.6

Read 20 minutes nightly.

Book Report due: 12/1/17

Current Event Due: 12/15/17

Students should be fluent in multiplication facts

Please Practice on Math facts on MobyMax if time permits for fact fluency practice.


Math – We will learn the formula for area and perimeter.  Students will work on identifying the area and perimeter of an object. 

Science: We will begin our new unit on Light & Sound.  Students will learn about light waves and sound waves.  Students will learn the difference between translucent, transparent, and opaque.  We will discuss how light bends with refraction and discuss reflection. 

Writing–  We will work on finalizing our opinion writing. Students will work on their final revisions.

Reading –  We will continue to read our extended text on the American Revolution – Toliver’s Secret.  We will also focus on paired text reading passages and summarizing.

Grammar- This week we will learn about Quotation Marks.

This entry was posted on 27th November 2017.

Week of November 13th-17th

Reminders

4th Grade Celebrate Families Lunch – Thursday, November 16th at 10:25-11:05

No School November 20th – 24th Thanksgiving Holiday

Book Reports Due December 1st 

Current Event Due December 15th


Home Work

IXL – Math: Division – E.2

IXL – Language Arts: Ordering Adjectives – F.10

Read 20 minutes nightly.

Book Report due: 12/1/17

Current Event Due: 12/15/17

Students should be fluent in multiplication facts

Please Practice on Math facts on MobyMax if time permits for fact fluency practice.


TESTS

New Nation Test  Thursday, November 16th a study guide will come home Monday 11/13

Division Test on Friday, November 17th – Please review partial quotients


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Image result for partial quotient


Math – We will continue to review division this week to prepare for the test on Friday. Please review the partial quotient strategy.

Social Studies: We will learn about the Bill of Rights and the Preamble. We will also begin our review for the test on Thursday.  A study guide will be sent home on Monday.

Writing–  We will continue to work on our opinion writing. Students will continue to work on their drafts and work on revisions.

Reading –  We will continue to read our extended text on the American Revolution – Toliver’s Secret.  We will also focus on paired text reading passages and summarizing.

Grammar- This week we will learn about Ordering Adjectives. 

 

This entry was posted on 10th November 2017.

Week of November 6th-10th

Reminders

Chick-fil-A Spirit Night Monday November 6th

No School on Tuesday, November 7th – Election Day

Teacher Tussle Staff “Show” Wednesday, November 8th 2:30 pm

4th Grade Celebrate Families Lunch – Thursday, November 16th at 10:25-11:05

Book Reports Due December 1st 

Current Event Due December 15th

 


Home Work

IXL – Math: Multiplication & Division – D.10 & E.1

IXL – Language Arts: D.4 & D.5

Read 20 minutes nightly.

Book Report due: 12/1/17

Current Event Due: 12/15/17

Students should be fluent in multiplication facts

Please Practice on Math facts on MobyMax if time permits for fact fluency practice.


TESTS

Looking ahead we will plan to have our next social studies test on

“New Nation” Friday, November 17th

Division Test on Thursday, November 16th

 


Our focus in math this week will be division with a focus on partial quotients.

Partial Quotient Strategy

With the partial quotient strategy students should use their basic math facts and the power of 10’s to help them determine the answer.  Students need to be fluent with subtraction, basic math facts, and 10 rules.

Here is an example:

 

Image result for partial quotient

Image result for partial quotient

Writing–  We will continue to work and develop our opinion writing over the next several weeks.

Reading –  We are continue our extended text on the American Revolution – Toliver’s Secret.  We will also focus on paired text reading passages and summarizing.

Grammar- This week we will continue to  learn about future, past and present progressives.  I will also introduce Modal Auxiliary Verbs. 

 

 

This entry was posted on 5th November 2017.

Week of October 30th

Reminders

Thursday, November 2nd  4th Grade Musical Performance 6:30

Please wear your 4th Grade Timber Ridger Shirts to the evening performance

Friday, November 4th is our field trip to the Cobb County Court House

Please wear your 4th Grade Timber Ridge Shirts to the field trip

If you bring a lunch from home please make sure all items are disposal.  

Names need to be on lunch bags please.


Home Work

IXL – Math: Multiplication – Distributive Property D.11

IXL – Language Arts: Informational Stories – Z.5

Read 20 minutes nightly.

Book Report due: 12/1/17

Current Event Due: 12/15/17

Students should be fluent in multiplication facts

Please Practice on Math facts on MobyMax if time permits for fact fluency practice.


TESTS

American Revolution test will be Tuesday, 10/31.

Check out the social studies link for further information and websites.

Students have their study guide,  American Revolution Books to review from and their textbooks.

American Revolution Test: Students have taken notes, and we have read from our social studies text. Students have been encouraged to review notes nightly for several weeks. The test will have multiple choice and short answer response questions and will not be allowed to use their notes during the test.

Multiplication test on Thursday, 11/2.

Students have their math notes in their math notebooks to review all strategies.


Our next focus in math will be division with a focus on partial quotients.

Partial Quotient Strategy

With the partial quotient strategy students should use their basic math facts and the power of 10’s to help them determine the answer.  Students need to be fluent with subtraction, basic math facts, and 10 rules.

Here is an example:

 

Image result for partial quotient

Image result for partial quotient

Writing–  We will continue to work and develop our opinion writing over the next several weeks.

Grammar- This week we will be learning about future, past and present progressives.

 

 

This entry was posted on 27th October 2017.