Mrs. MacDonald did a great lesson this afternoon with my class. They played a fun interactive game that I thought I would add to our blog.
Please help donate materials for our STEM Day on May 3rd.
Math: Standard Measurement
Capacity- cups, pints, quarts, gallons (Land of Gallon)
Length- inches, feet, yards, miles
Weight- ounces, pounds, tons
Language Arts: Context Clues & Reference Materials (dictionary, thesaurus)
Writing: Writing to a Prompt
Opinion Essays using examples from the text
Reading: Paired Passages-
fiction to fiction, nonfiction to fiction, nonfiction to poetry, fiction to poetry, poetry to poetry, nonfiction to nonfiction
producers, decomposers, consumers
herbivores, carnivores, omnivores
food chain and food web
effects on the ecosystem
Wednesday: Walk to School Day
Thursday: Braves Day
Dance with Dad/ Move with Mom
Book Fair Week!
Monday- Guess the marshmallows
Chick-fil-A Spirit Night
WellStar speaker- Hygeine
Tuesday- Dress up as your favorite Book Character
Wednesday- Dress up as if you are going Camping
Thursday- Pajama Day
Report Cards go home
International Night & 4th grade Art Show
Friday- Formal Wear and Flashlight Reading
VOCABULARY!!!! Measuring and classifying angles (right, obtuse, acute, straight, and measuring with protractor), classifying lines (parallel, perpendicular, intersecting), classifying triangles (angles- acute, right, obtuse; sides- equiangular, isosceles, scalene)
Writing- Finishing up our informational writing unit, starting How to Write to a Prompt
Reading- Paired Passages, Comparing texts, Responding to text
Social Studies- Finishing up Bill of Rights, starting Exploring the Frontier
NO Spelling! 2 Homework pages- this week a math spiral and homonyms
Please let me know if you are planning on leaving early for Spring Break.
Wednesday- Picture Day
Bruster's Spirit Night
Thursday- End of 3rd Quarter
Friday- Book Fair (class is signed up to preview and make purchases)
Math- finish up Decimals Unit
Test is planned for Wednesday but may be pushed to Thursday
Starting geometry- this is a vocabulary heavy unit! I will send home vocabulary cards to practice.
Writing- Draft finished by beginning of Writing class on Wednesday
Revise & Edit
Type final paper
Reading- Compare & Contrast
Social Studies- New Nation
Bill of Rights
Testing: April 19-25
Please look over the attached references. I'd highly recommend you talk it over with your child and try the practice questions.
Writing is a big portion of the test. There is extended responses as well as constructed responses. The attached shows those types of questions and includes HOW they are assessed. Please have your child practice a couple and use the rubrics to evaluate.
The following attachment explains the break down of the overall scores as well as gives sample questions. Please review it and spend some time with your child practicing the wording of questions.
Wednesday- STEM Day (still in need of bubble wrap, sandwich size baggies, and eggs)
Bruster's Spirit Night!
Thursday- Visiting Author (8:10-9:10am) Writing lesson
Friday- Revolutionary War extra credit poster due
*End of 3rd quarter is March 16th
Math- decimals (writing, modeling, identifying, comparing, ordering, adding)
Reading- compare & contrast (characters, plot, events, themes)
Writing- Revolutionary War Battle informational report (draft must be finished by Monday, March 13th)
Science- Finishing Space Unit (test Wednesday or Thursday)
Social Studies- Articles of Confederation, Constitutional Convention, Constitution, Bill of Rights
Wednesday- Walk to School Day
Thursday- Math (Multiplying Fractions) Test
Friday- Spelling Test
[Space Quiz is being moved to next week]
Math- Multiplying Fractions by a Whole Number
Fractions & Decimals- how are they alike?
Reading- Finding main idea & details
Identifying and writing about the theme
Writing- Nonfiction Informational Writing
Continuing on our drafts for Revolutionary War Battle
Adding text features & quotations
Science- Inner & Outer Planets
Stars & Constellations