Archive for May 2015

Math: Students will identify a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into marching parts. Students will use transparent mirrors to draw a reflection of an image.  After practicing drawing reflections, they will also identify symmetrical lines on polygons.

Reading: . Students will determine the cause and effect in a story and support their opinions with specific evidence from the text.  Guided reading group discussions will also focus on author’s purpose and theme.

Social Studies: Students will continue to enhance their learning about the United States and its 5 regions.  Students will use historical maps, flow charts, and timelines with an emphasis on the Northeast Region

Science: “Invention Convention” For the past few weeks, the students began to generate ideas about inventions. Last week, the students started to think about an invention that they could create and use to make their lives easier.  This week we will continue that dialogue in school. We will also research famous inventors. Throughout the week, the students will continue to research to refine their ideas.

 

Homework- Tic –Tac-Toe Due Tuesday

Monday:  STUDENT SPECIFIC  BOOK LOG. Read “ Antarctic Journal” pg. 329  Study Links 10.5 .Work on Think Cerca Due Wednesday. Brainstorm Invention convention form. Bring back with parents signature by Wednesday.

Tuesday: STUDENT SPECIFIC  BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Study Links 10.6 .Work on Think Cerca Due Wednesday. Brainstorm Invention convention form. Bring back with parents signature by Wednesday.

Wednesday:  STUDENT SPECIFIC  BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Math  Worksheet  .Work on Think Cerca Due Wednesday. Brainstorm Invention convention form. Bring back with parents signature by Wednesday.

Thursday:  STUDENT SPECIFIC  BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe NO MATH . Brainstorm Invention convention form DUE BY MAY 26, 2015

Friday: FIELD TRIP

Literacy- Author’s Purpose/Analyze and Evaluate – 4th graders will refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text with an emphasis on Non-Fiction Text. Students will also identify the theme in their novels.

Math: Students will identify a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into marching parts. Students will use transparent mirrors to draw a reflection of an image.  After practicing drawing reflections, they will also identify symmetrical lines on polygons.

Science: “Invention Convention”  This week students will began to generate ideas about inventions. We will think about an invention that they could create and use to make their lives easier. We will also research famous inventors. Throughout the week, the students will continue to research to refine their ideas.

 Social Studies- Students will began looking at states and their capitals in the Northeast Region of the United States.

Homework  May 11, 2015- May 15, 2015 

 

Monday-   Literacy- Book Log,Read National Geographic  Math- Study Links 10.2, Science- Work on construction of paper plane- due 5/13.

Tuesday:  Literacy- Book Log, Informational Text Analysis (Due Friday)   Math- Study Links 10.3, Science- Work on construction of paper plane- due 5/13.

Wednesday: Literacy- Book Log, Informational Text Analysis  Math- Study Links 10.4, Science- Generate Invention Convention Ideas

Thursday: Literacy- Book Log, Informational Text Analysis ( Friday),  Math- Study Links 10.5, Science- Generate Invention Convention Ideas

Friday:   Literacy- Book Log Due , Informational Text Analysis (Due Today ),

 Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will continue this week finding fraction/decimal/ percentage equivalencies. Students will have to identify and record real life examples of percentages. They will also multiply and divide decimals. On Wednesday, the students will take the Chapter 9 Test.

Literacy-The anchor text for the week will come from Journeys “The Life and Times of the Ant” pg. 353.  Students will read and understand the use of  questioning in a story.   Students will also begin to set purposes for reading. This week students will finish their classroom novels. Book Reports will be due this Friday.

Science-” Newton’ 3 laws of motion “.  4th grade students will apply three Newton’s laws of motion to relate forces, mass, and acceleration and distinguish between the three Newton’s laws of motion to their airplane models.

Social Studies- “Students will conclude their vacation planning activity. They will finalize their budget for their vacation. They will complete their poster boards and present it to their classmates on Thursday and Friday of this week.

 

Homework- Tic –Tac-Toe Due Monday

Monday:   NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Life and Times of the Ant” pg. 353 Complete travel days 2-4- Due Wednesday! Study Links 9.9.Work on book report due 5/8 Complete travel days 2-4- Due Wednesday!

Tuesday: NO  BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Study GUIDE Work on book report due 5/8 Complete travel days 2-4- Due Wednesday!

Wednesday:  NO BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe  NO MATH  Work on book report due 5/8

Thursday:   NO BOOK LOG. Study Links 10.1  Tic-Tac- Toe Work on book report due 5/8

Friday: All study links are due