Fourth Grade Finale (May 18th through the beginning of 5th grade)

Congratulations on completing fourth grade!  This will always be the year that we made history. We should be proud of our determination and efforts, because we proved that no obstacle will stop us from success.

Now it’s time to Slide into Summer!  We strongly recommend that you continue learning this summer.  Here are some summer challenges:

  1. Read a minimum of 3-4 books this summer and practice your reading strategies. Continue with your class ReadWorks, ReadTheory, or Scholastic for reading comprehension practice.
  2. Make sure that you know all your multiplication and division facts before you enter 5th Play DreamBox.  Practice calculations and problem solving.
  3. Write narrative, opinion, and informational essays.
  4. You will have access to Clever all summer, so continue to use this resource.

Of course, summer is a time to relax and have fun too.  Here are just a few ideas your family can do this summer:

  1. Make an ABC booklet about what you did this summer:  Think about all that you will accomplish over the summer and make a book about it.  First, you will need to make a plan: ABC Planning Page.  Use this attached organizer to start planning out the details for each letter of the alphabet. For this ABC book you can decide to do one out of paper or make a digital option using PowerPoint or Adobe Spark!  The options are endless and we cannot wait to see what you created!
  2. Make a DIY slip & slide: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=how+to+make+a+slip+and+slide+at+home&docid=607986434760704615&mid=5A18E753AA86AC8D8E0B5A18E753AA86AC8D8E0B&view=detail&FORM=VIREHT
  3. Make frozen yogurt popsicles: https://www.countryliving.com/food-drinks/recipes/a34159/mini-frozen-yogurt-pops-recipe-wdy0713/
  4. Rainy Day Activities: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/lifestyle/family-relationships/rainy-day-activities-to-keep-children-occupied-during-lockdown/ar-BB13mWjp?li=BBoPWjQ

The possibilities are endless!  Enjoy your summer!

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Week of May 11th-15th

Week 8 Digital Learning – We are finishing up the last full week of school with a digital choice board.  Click on the image to enlarge it.  There is also a Spanish version on the 2nd page.  Where the yellow highlight is, you can find the specialized support on the pages in the same document.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: It is time to recruit next year’s PNN crews!  We hope that you will consider applying for one of the roles.

Please click on the application link here: 2020-2021 PNN Application.  You must be signed in to your Office 365 account in order to access the application and submit it. If you have forgotten how to log in to Office 365, click here: Office 365 Info Sheet.  If you are applying for an “on-camera” role, you will need to record a short video clip of yourself reading the script in the application.  If you are not applying for an on-camera role, you can skip that portion.

We are only accepting applications through Friday, May 15th.  No late applications will be accepted.

For Specials this week, select one of the specialists’ blogs each day to complete 1 activity:

AC Math for this week: Please work on Happy Numbers after you complete the choice board activities

College & Career Activities:

Choice Board for this week:

Week of May 4th – May 7th

Week 7 Digital Learning Activities

We are moving back to a digital choice board this week.  Click on the image to enlarge it.  There is also a Spanish version on the 2nd page.  Where the yellow highlight is, you can find the specialized support on the links below your choice board.

For Specials this week, select one of the specialists’ blogs each day to complete 1 activity:

AC Math for this week:

Specialized Support – English

Specialized Support – Spanish

Week of April 27th – April 30th

Digital Learning – Week 6 – April 27th – 30th  

Monday

Math:  Review videos on how to multiply 2, 3, and 4-digit numbers times a 1-digit number using the standard algorithm shown in these videos.

Using notebook paper,  Practice Multiply by 1-Digit Number Using Standard Algorithm by clicking here.

Reading:  Read the article about Yosemite National Park.  After reading it, complete the graphic organizer on the 3rd page by writing the answers on notebook paper or typing them up.  Send it to your teacher.

Writing: This week, you will compose an informational writing piece. Choose one of the topics below to research and write about:

  1. Family Traditions
  2. Service Dogs
  3. Deadly Hurricanes

Prewriting- Brainstorm ideas and organize your topic. If needed, you may use this graphic organizer by clicking on this link.

Specials: Go to Ms. Glace’s blog and choose an activity to complete.

Tuesday

Math:  Review video on how to multiply 2-digit times 2-digit numbers using the standard algorithm shown in this video. 2×2 digit multiplication using the algorithm

On notebook paper, Practice Multiply 2-Digit Numbers  Multiplication Practice

Reading:  Read the story about the “Tainted Tune”.  After reading, complete the Tainted Tune Experiment, fill out the chart and answer the questions by writing them on notebook paper or typing your responses. (Improvise with your resources at home if you don’t have exactly what is described). Share your findings with your teacher.

Writing: Continue with your selected topic from yesterday. Today is drafting day.  Create a rough draft of your writing; write your ideas in order.

Specials: Go to Mrs. Bryant’s Music Blog and complete the activities.

Wednesday

Math:  Create a MY MULTIPLICATION WORD PROBLEM BOOKLET using your (2, 3, and 4-digit numbers times 1-digit) and (2-digit times 2-digit numbers) using standard algorithm skills.

Each page must include: a multiplication word problem, a solution to the problem including a picture to represent the solution, work to support your understanding of the algorithm, and words to explain how you solved the problem.

A minimum of Four multiplication problems must be represented in your book, including at least one 2-digit times 2-digit equation. Use your imagination, creativity, and any safe at-home materials. (ONE word problem per page).

You will have today and tomorrow to work on this booklet.

Reading:  Today you will read an article about Jane Goodall.  After reading, complete the graphic organizer on page 3.  You can type it or write the answers on notebook paper.  Share this with your teacher.

Writing: Today is your day to revise and edit. Improve your writing; add details to develop important parts. Make sure you have complete sentences, correct spelling, and necessary capitalization and punctuation. Reread to see if each sentence makes sense.

Specials: Go to the Pitner PE Blog, choose at least one activity, but push yourself and see if you can complete all the activities for the week.

Thursday

Math:  Finish your MY MULTIPLICATION WORD PROBLEM BOOKLET using your (2, 3, and 4-digit numbers times 1-digit) and (2-digit times 2-digit numbers) using standard algorithm skills.

Each page must include: a multiplication word problem, a solution to the problem including a picture to represent the solution, work to support your understanding of the algorithm, and words to explain how you solved the problem.

A minimum of Four multiplication problems must be represented in your book, including at least one 2-digit times 2-digit equation. Use your imagination, creativity, and any safe at-home materials. (ONE word problem per page).

EXTENSION: Create a video/tutorial on how to use the algorithm to solve multi-digit multiplication problems.

Reading:  Today you will read an article called “Toys or Treasures”.  After reading this article, make a list of your five favorite toys and what you guess they might sell for 50 years from now. Based on the article, think about what could make them worth a lot of money—or not.  What could you do to try and preserve your toys so they last for 50 years from now.  Share your responses with your teacher.

Writing: Today is publishing day. Log onto Office 365 (at the top of 4th grade blog) to type your final copy. Don’t forget to give your essay a title. Share your writing by emailing it to your teacher.

Specials: Go to the Pitner Counselor’s Blog. Choose at least 2 activities to complete.

Friday

Use today to finish up any work that you did not complete throughout the week. There will be no new lessons for today.  However, if you have finished everything and would like something extra to work on, go on Dreambox, Prodigy, or Brainpop.

AC Math Students – Here is an extension activity from Mrs. Robinson:

AC Math Challenge 2

Week of April 20th – April 23rd

Digital Learning – Week 5 – April 20th – 23rd

MONDAY

Math:  Using Clever click on McGraw Hill Math.  Click on ebook and find Chapter 10, Lesson 2, Tenths.   At the bottom of the screen click on the blue box arrow to watch the introduction video.  Click on the yellow/file icon at the bottom of the screen. You may choose to complete a reteaching worksheet or an enrichment worksheet to complete on notebook paper.

Reading:  Read the article, “Blood, Smoke & Freedom – A True Story of the American Revolution”: http://www.scholastic.com/beyondthebattlefield/pdfs/BloodSmokeFreedom_Grade4-5.pdf.  When you finish, make a list of 7 things that you learned from this story and share it with your teacher.

Writing: This week, you will write a fractured fairy tale. A fractured fairy tale takes a classic fairy tale or children’s story and adds a twist, changes characters, or makes it more modern. Click on the links below to view examples of fractured fairy tales:

Today, is brainstorm day. Brainstorm ideas and organize your topic. If needed, you may use the graphic organizer provided: Fractured Fairy Tale planning sheet

Social Studies: Go through today’s lesson of the Industrial Revolution by clicking here: Monday April 20th SS lesson

Specials: Go to Mrs. Glace’s blog and find the post from Tax Day (4/15).  Watch the video for the book, Joseph had a Little Overcoat.  Then, find some clothes that you could “upcycle” and have a “fashion show” for your family.  Be sure to use the following hashtags:  #pitnerfashionweek2020, #pitnerart, #cobbartrocks http://www.cobblearning.net/artwithmrsglace/

TUESDAY

Math:  Visit Khan’s Academy: Identifying tenths on a number line. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-decimals/arith-review-decimals-number-line/v/identifying-tenths-on-a-number-line-math-4th-grade-khan-academy Using Clever click on McGraw Hill Math.  Click on ebook and find Chapter 10, Lesson 2, Tenths. Click on the yellow/file icon at the bottom of the screen. Complete 3 Fact Dash Games. Write down your time and score.

Reading:  Read the article “We’re Still Here” and watch the video at the bottom: https://superscience.scholastic.com/issues/2017-18/050118/were-still-here.html#860L Based on the video and article, record problems that have affected otters’ ability to survive. Next to each problem,write how people have worked to solve that problem, or brainstorm ideas for your own solution. What could you do to help protect otters? What could you do to help protect other animals that live in your area? Share your ideas with your teacher.

Writing: Review the resources from yesterday if you need to.  Today, you will draft your writing, being sure to include the key elements of a fairy tale: Magical elements, a problem and a solution.

Social Studies: Go through today’s lesson of the Industrial Revolution by clicking here: Tuesday April 21th SS Lesson

Specials: Go to the PE blog and download the “Physical Education Fitness Calendar.” Choose at least 5 activities to complete today. http://www.cobblearning.net/pitnerpe/

WEDNESDAY

Math:  Using Clever click on McGraw Hill Math.  Click on the e-book and find Chapter 10, Lesson 2, Tenths. Complete page 639 on notebook paper.

Reading:  Read the article, “Domino Designer” and watch the video at the bottom of the page: https://dynamath.scholastic.com/issues/2019-20/100119/domino-designer.html#800L.  Write 5 interview questions that you would ask Lily and share it with your teacher.

Writing: Continue working on your fractured fairy tale. Edit and revise your fairy tale. If you’d like, add an illustration.

Social Studies: Go through today’s lesson of the Industrial Revolution by clicking here: Wednesday April 22nd SS Lesson

Specials: Visit the counselor’s blog and complete a lesson: http://www.cobblearning.net/pitnercounselors/counseling-lessons/

THURSDAY

Math:  Watch this video on Khan’s Academy: Decimals on the number line tenths – https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-decimals/arith-review-decimals-number-line/e/decimals_on_the_number_line_1. Using Clever click on McGraw Hill Math.  Click on the e-book and find Chapter 10, Lesson 2, Tenths. Complete page 640 on notebook paper.

Reading:  Do you think Dogs or Cats are better?  Read the passage “Dogs or Cats”: https://sn56.scholastic.com/issues/2017-18/043018/cats-or-dogs.html.  Complete the venn diagram  venn diagram or draw one on notebook paper by listing 3 ways each of the animals are different and 2 ways they are the same.  Share it with your teacher.

Writing:  Today is publishing/author share day.

  • Option 1: Log onto Office 365 to type your clean final copy. Don’t forget to give your essay a title. Share your writing by emailing it to your teacher.
  • Option2: Create a Flip grid video! Read aloud your fractured fairy tale and share your illustrations with us by posting it to the 4th grade blog. https://flipgrid.com/fbcd987b

Social Studies: Go through today’s lesson of the Industrial Revolution by clicking here: Thursday April 23rd SS Lesson

Specials: Go to Mrs. Bryant’s blog and do the activities she’s provided for you: http://www.cobblearning.net/msbryantsmusicroom/2020/04/19/4th-grade-april-20-24/

FRIDAY

Use today to finish up any work that you did not complete throughout the week. There will be no new lessons for today.  However, if you have finished everything and would like something extra to work on, go on Dreambox, Prodigy, or Brainpop.

AC Math Students – Here are two activities from Mrs. Robinson:

Bottle Water Project

Constructed Response

Week of April 13th-April 17th

Digital Learning – Week 4 – April 13th-17th

Monday

Math:  View Math Antics Decimal Place Value: Math Antics on Youtube. Using Clever click on McGraw Hill Math.  Click on the e-book and find Chapter 10, Lesson 1, Place Value Through Tenths and Hundredths.  Complete pages 631-633 on notebook paper.

Reading:  Read the article “Jordan’s Disability”. Watch the two videos at the bottom of the page.  When you’re done, imagine that you have the opportunity to interview Jordan. What would you ask her? Write down 5-10 interview questions and share these with your teacher.

Writing: Think about this prompt: Now that you’ve completed 3 weeks of digital learning, you can now see the differences between online learning versus the classroom setting. Do you feel that digital learning is more effective than learning in a classroom? Share your opinion stating which one is better / more effective; be sure to give reasons and examples.  This week, you will move through the writing process to answer these questions, completing a full written writing piece. Today, is pre-writing. Brainstorm ideas and organize your topic. If needed, you may use the graphic organizer here: Week 4 Graphic Organizer

Social Studies: Go through lesson 1 of the Industrial Revolution by clicking here: Industrial Revolution Introduction – Lesson #1

Specials: Go to Mrs. Glace’s blog and choose one of the activities she has posted.  http://www.cobblearning.net/artwithmrsglace/

Tuesday

Math:  Using Clever click on McGraw Hill Math.  Click on the e-book and find Chapter 10, Lesson 1, Place Value Through Tenths and Hundredth Homework.  Complete pages 635-636 on notebook paper.

Reading:  Read the article “Hottest/Coldest Places”. Then, download the venn diagram to your computer or create one on notebook paper.  List 5 ways each of these locations are different and 3 ways they are the same.

Writing: Review the prompt: Now that you’ve completed 3 weeks of digital learning, you can now see the differences between online learning versus the classroom setting. Do you feel that digital learning is more effective than learning in a classroom? Share your opinion stating which one is better / more effective; be sure to give reasons and examples. Today, you will draft your writing by creating a rough draft of your writing.  Be sure to write your ideas in order.

Social Studies:  Watch this Brain Pop video on the Industrial Revolution and then take the quiz.  Link: Industrial Revolution.  You can also access this link through Clever – Brain Pop- Social Studies – Search for Industrial Revolution – watch movie.

Specials: Go to the Pitner PE blog and complete the activity they have posted.
http://www.cobblearning.net/pitnerpe/

Wednesday

Math:  View An Introduction to Tenths. Using Clever click on McGraw Hill Math.  Click on the e-book and find Chapter 10, Lesson 2, Tenths. Complete pages 637-638 on notebook paper.

Reading:  Read the article “Hanging Tough”. Then, watch the video at the bottom of the page.  List 5 interesting facts that you read about in this article or watched on the video.  Write down 3 questions you still have about sloths.

Writing: Today you will revise and edit your writing. Improve your writing by adding details to develop important parts. Proofread your work. Make sure you have complete sentences, correct spelling, and necessary capitalization and punctuation. Reread to see if each sentence makes sense.

Social Studies:  Read your Social Studies Weekly newspaper online. Answer the 3 questions below the article.  Then go tell your parent, or write down, 5 important facts about the Industrial Revolution.   You can click on this link  or you can access this link by going to Clever – Social Studies Weekly – Grade 4 – Week #22 – Article:  Industrial Revolution Brings Economic Change

Specials: Go to Ms. Bryant’s blog and complete the activity she has posted. http://www.cobblearning.net/msbryantsmusicroom/2020/04/11/4th-grade-april-13-17/

Thursday

Math:  Using Clever click on Brainpop.  Click on Math. In the search bar type, decimals. Click on Decimals (with the decimal/number symbol). Watch the video and complete quiz.

Reading:  Read the article “Whales in the City”.  Complete the whale line plot at the bottom of the page.  Retell the article to a parent or sibling.  For fun, create a whale puppet to do the retelling.

Writing:  Publishing- Log onto Office 365 to type your clean final copy (just like you did for the State Project and other assignments). Don’t forget to give your essay a title. Share your writing with your teacher.

Social Studies:  Read your Social Studies Weekly newspaper online. Answer the 3 questions below the article.  Then be able to summarize the important facts about Eli Whitney’s Cotton Gin. You can click on the link here or you can access this link by going to Clever – Social Studies Weekly – Grade 4 – Week #22 – Article:  The Cotton Gin.

Specials: Go to Ms. Dean’s blog and choose one of the activities she has posted.
https://pitnerinnovation.weebly.com/

Friday

Use today to finish up any work that you did not complete throughout the week. There will be no new lessons for today.  However, if you have finished everything and would like something extra to work on, try learning a new language for free by visiting https://www.duolingo.com/.

AC Math Students – Here are some extension activities from Mrs. Robinson:

Activity 1

Great math Challenge

 

March 30th-April 3rd —>STEM WEEK

Here is the choice board for this week.  Please see your teacher’s individual blog on what to do with this choice board.  Have a great week!

March 23rd-27th

Welcome to week 2 of our distance learning days!  The fourth grade teachers have some fun ideas this week to keep you engaged and learning.  Instead of a choice board, we have theme days filled with all types of learning activities.  Complete as many as you can and be sure to share with your teachers! (AC Math students – scroll down to the bottom of this post)

Monday – Build a Fort Day

Math: Time and Measurement – Look at the clock before you begin. What time is it?  How much time will pass before your bedtime?  What time would it have been if you had started 3-1/2 hours ago?  Now time yourself how long it takes to get all the materials and build the fort.  Next measure the length and width of your fort.  What is the perimeter of your fort?  What is the area? Now you can play math board games inside the fort or practice your math facts with flash cards.  (Don’t have flash cards?  Make them!)

Reading:  Flashlight reading – Grab a great book, flashlight, and read for the same amount of time (or longer) than it took you to build the fort.

Writing:  Ghost story – Write a ghost story while in the fort and then tell it to a family member.

Science:  Animals and Ecosystems – While laying in your fort, brainstorm the name of an animal or ecosystem that begins with every letter of the alphabet.

PE:  Dancing to music – Dance to music while you are cleaning up and putting away all the materials from the fort at the end of the day.

Tuesday – Angle Day

Math – Complete this lesson on different types of angles: Angle Lesson on Nearpod and https://share.nearpod.com/GI1dpcTT04.

Writing/ELA –  Go to dictionary.com, then create a “personal dictionary” and define the following terms:  acute angle, obtuse angle, right angle, ray, line, line segment, angle, degrees, vertex – then illustrate each.

Reading – Click here for the What is your angle reading comprehension page.  If you can’t print it, answer the questions on a sheet of paper.

Science – Go out on a walk/in your yard and look for angles in nature. Take a picture and then use a protractor (See attached) to measure the angles.  –OR–   Explore trebuchets, catapults and other launchers to see how angles impact distance. Design a launcher and play with the different options to see which one makes items go the farthest.

Art – Download the first letter of your name or draw it using a ruler.  Then, using the ruler, draw random lines within their letter and color as they wish.  Then, find as many angles as possible and measure each angle.

Wednesday – Maker-Space Day

Writing – Collect cardboard items around your house (paper towel and toilet paper roles), paper, old electronics parts, and recycled materials to create a robot, alien, spaceship, or other space-themed cardboard creation. Write a narrative story about your creation. Use descriptive adjectives and action verbs.

Science – Design a maze with Legos, dominos, sticks, pebbles, anything that you think you could use (Be Creative!)

  1. Write out a design plan and sketch your maze
  2. How many Legos, pebbles will you need?
  3. Construct you maze
  4. Write what worked and why you must have that in your design the next time you assemble your maze. Write what you could have done differently to improve you maze.

Reading – Read a fiction story.  What was the problem in the story? Build or draw something to help solve the problem.

Math – Draw or create a map of your home. Label each room in your house. Measure the length and width of each room and add them to your map.

Art – Up-cycle a Plastic Bag Challenge – What can you make out of a plastic bags?

Extension Day – Try this at-home activity – Create a Suspension Bridge

Thursday – No Heat Cooking Day

Social Studies – Classic Civil War Recipe – Ice Orangeade

  • 1 1/2-pints orange juice
  • 1/2-pint water
  • 1/2 lb. powdered sugar
  • Six oranges

Take a pint and a half of orange juice and mix it with half a pint of clear or filtered water. Stir in half a pound of powdered sugar. Pare very thin the yellow rind of six deep-colored oranges, cut in pieces, and lay it at the bottom of a bowl. Pour the orange juice and sugar upon it; cover it, and let it infuse an hour. Then strain the liquid into a freezer and proceed as for ice cream. When it is frozen, put it into a mold, (it will look best in the form of a pineapple), and freeze it a second time. Serve it in cups.

Reading –  A Peek into the Pantry– Historically inspired recipes that you can enjoy today! –Click on this link to read short stories infused with historic recipes. 

Writing –  Write the recipe for your favorite snack, lunch, or dinner.

  • Create a recipe card
  • Include ingredients
  • Add step by step directions
  • Illustrate the dish on the back of your card

Math – Fractions with PB&J Apples (omit the peanut butter if you have allergies)

Follow the following recipe to make this tasty treat!

Ingredients:

2 apples

¼ cup peanut butter

¼ cup jelly

Directions:

1.     Slice apples into ¼ rounds and use a small cookie cutter to cut the center core of each slice.

2.      Spread peanut butter and jelly on half of the slices then cover with the remaining halves.

Art – Buggy, Plant, & Animal Springtime Snacks – Make some art from healthy snacks (grape and string cheese butterflies, clementine chicks, flowers from fruit/veggies).

Friday – Nature Day

Reading – Take a book outside to read.  What cool places can you read and enjoy a book? On a swing or slide, on your trampoline, or in a tree?

Writing/ELA –  Write a story about something that happens outside your home from the perspective of an object found in nature (tree, flower, etc.)

Math –  Observe the trees, flowers and clouds in the sky.  Create a graph of all that you see either on a sheet of paper or with sidewalk chalk outside.

Science – Solar S’more Oven STEM Challenge – Click on this link for instructions.

PE – Challenge your family members to a game or race outside.

Art – Create shadow drawings by bringing a few of your favorite items outside.  Position the items with the sun behind it and a white paper in front of it.  Trace the shadow of the object and color the paper.

AC Math Students –  Click on these photos for some extension work:

Record your learning every day!

The 4th grade teachers really want to see all that you are accomplishing each day!  Please take a few minutes each day to record a video of what you learned, reviewed and studied!  You can post your video here: 4th Grade Flipgrid