February 24

News for the Week of 2/24

Welcome back! I hope that everyone enjoyed a wonderful Winter Break!

READING: All students are expected to read nightly for 2o-30 minutes and fill in agenda. I will do a log check every Friday; this is a part of their homework.

We will wrap up our whole group reading novel entitled: Dear Levi (social studies integration with our Westward Expansion unit). As we read the novel, we will focus on determining the point of view (1st person/3rd person) and determining the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text (context clues). We will also work on these skills during our grammar lessons.

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MATH: We are still learning to add and subtract fractions. Today we have also learned about multiplying a fraction by a whole number.

WRITING: Students will continue to practice informational / explanatory writing.

SOCIAL STUDIES: We will conclude our Westward Expansion unit by the end of the week; test on Friday.




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The link to the yearbook order site is www.ybpay.com.



We are learning about the following:
MATH: NF.1 Students will be able to explain how different fractions name the same amount (equivalent fractions). They will also be able to explain why fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (nxa) / (nxb) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. NF.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and denominators.
READING: RI.6 Students will be able to compare and contrast two different accounts (1st hand and 2nd hand accounts also known as primary/ secondary sources) of the same event or topic.
Story Book Quilt Projects are due next week Monday, 2/10. This counts as a reading grade. 

Story Quilt Book Report       Story Quilt Directions:

-Find a fiction book that interests you and is at an appropriate reading level for you. It needs to be at least 100 pages.

– Your teacher will give you a sheet of white construction paper to use. You are welcome to use any other materials you would like, but your quilt must measure 12” x 18.” Please do not make it any smaller or larger. You can add fabric or other color paper to the top of the construction paper. Please make your quilt vertical.

-Measure and draw light lines to divide your paper into thirds across and fourths lengthwise. All of the sections should be the same size.

-Label each square with a title from the list below. Then, draw a picture and use words that symbolize the events and characters from the story. Squares can be created in any order. We have included a couple of examples in the boxes.


Peter Hatcher, the main character, lives in a high rise apartment with his family in New York City.Image result for new york city clipart"

Title & Author Characters- You don’t need a picture of every character. You can list characters and their traits.
Problem Solution Cause & Effect

This playground symbolizes when Fudge fell from the swing set. The effect was that he lost his two front teeth. Image result for playground clipart"


Meaningful  Quote Connection Unfamiliar  Word





Short summary. No picture needed

Simile or Metaphor Idiom

Writing/Grammar: W2 Informative/Explanatory writing;  ELA4.L.4b. Use common Greek and Latin affixes and roots.

SOCIAL STUDIES: SS4H3 Explain the westward expansion in America. Describe the causes and events of the War of 1812; include the burning of the Capitol and the White House and the writing of the Star Spangled Banner.

Posted 24th February 2020 by rutherford4 in category Uncategorised