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

Reminder: PARCC  Assessment is taking place this week.  Make certain students are on time!

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.

Literacy-The anchor text for the week will come from Journeys “ The Earth Dragon Awakes”pg. 300 Students will read and understand the use of sequence in a story.   Students will also revisit compare and contrast.

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/

 

Social Studies-Planning A Trip Cont..” Students will continue their vacation planning. They will finalize their budget for their vacation. Students have selected a city. They will continue to research travel expenses ,  hotel, dinning  and attractions. Students will present their findings to their classmates. They will complete their poster boards and present it to their classmates

 

Homework- Tic –Tac-Toe Due Monday

Monday:   BOOK LOG. Read”The Earth Dragon Awakes”pg. 300 Study Links 9.7 Math worksheet.Work on book report due 5/8

Tuesday:  BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Study Links 9.8.- Work on book report due 5/8

Wednesday:  BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Study Links 9.9. Bring in Poster board! Unit Study Guide Work on book report due 5/8

Thursday:   BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- ToeWork on book report due 5/8

Friday: All study links are due

Reminder: Please Support the Ray School Book Fair from April 20-24th 2015

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.

Literacy-The anchor text for the week will come from Journeys “Riding Freedom pg. 407 Students will read and identify how characters are alike and different.  Students will also revisit questioning. They will ask questions before, during and while they are reading.

Science-” Long distance Airplanes”.  4th grade students will continue with Project-Based Inquiry Science. Students  will continue to practice science in the classroom the way that scientists and engineers do. They will work in collaborative groups to solve problems, conduct investigations, make models, collect and analyze data, write explanations, and discuss and present findings.

Social Studies-Planning A Trip” Students have been studying the 5 regions of the United States.  Students will continue their vacation planning. They will finalize their budget for their vacation. Students have selected a city. They will continue to research travel expenses ,  hotel, dinning  and attractions. Students will present their findings to their classmates.

 

Homework- Tic –Tac-Toe Due Monday

Monday:  STUDENT GENERATED BOOK LOG. Read Riding Freedom pg. 407 Study Links 9.4.

Tuesday:  STUDENT GENERATED BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Study Links 9.5.

Wednesday:  STUDENT GENERATED BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Study Links 9.6.

Thursday:  STUDENT GENERATED BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe

Friday: All study links are due

Dear Parents,

I hope you and your children had an exciting spring break! A reminder: Parent Report Card Pick-up is  Thursday, April 16, 2015, there will be no classes for students. Please continue to encourage your child this is our last quarter together I have lots of exciting lessons planned!

Weekly Objectives

 

Math- 4th graders will begin this week finding fraction/decimal/ percentage equivalencies. Students will have to identify and record real life examples of percentages.

Literacy-The anchor text for the week will come from Journeys “The Fun They Had” pg.637.  Students will read and identify author’s purpose- we will use text details to find out author’s reasons for writing. Students will also revisit questioning. They will ask questions before, during and while they are reading.

Science- “The Catapult” 4th grade students will begin Project-Based Inquiry Science. Students were introduced before break but will begin to practice science in the classroom the way that scientists and engineers do. They will work in collaborative groups to solve problems, conduct investigations, make models, collect and analyze data, write explanations, and discuss and present findings.

Social Studies-Planning A Trip” Students have been studying the 5 regions of the United States.  For the next two weeks students will pick a state it’s capital and plan a vacation. They will create a budget for their vacation. Students will begin by selecting a city, give a summary on why they selected that city. They will research travel expenses ,  hotel, dinning  and attractions. Students will present their findings to their classmates

Homework- Tic –Tac-Toe Due Monday

Monday:  STUDENT GENERATED BOOK LOG. Read “The Fun They Had” pg.637, Study Links 9.1. Journal entries 31 & 32 due Tuesday Study for Midwest Region test on Friday.

Tuesday:  STUDENT GENERATED BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Study Links 9.2. Study for Midwest Region test on Friday

Wednesday:  STUDENT GENERATED BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe Study Links 9.2. Study for Midwest Region test on Friday

Thursday:  NO SCHOOL- STUDENT GENERATED BOOK LOG.  Tic-Tac- Toe  NO Study Links **MATH WORKSHEET Study for Midwest Region test on Friday

Friday: Midwest region test and Book Log Due

Dear Parents,

A week before Spring Break There is no Tic-Tac-Toe this week! Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex,  rulers, pencils, scissors and lined notebook paper. Please donate.

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will continue practicing estimating area and perimeter of polygons.

Literacy-The Anchor text for the will come from National Geographics .  Students will select articles of their choice. Students will identify main ideas and supporting details from the text. Students will use context clues to identify unfamiliar words in the text.

Science- “The Catapult” 4th grade students will begin Project-Based Inquiry Science. Students  will begin to practice science in the classroom the way that scientists and engineers do. They will work in collaborative groups to solve problems,  conduct investigations, make models, collect and analyze data, write explanations, and discuss and present findings.

Social Studies-  Women’s History Classroom Presentations. Students will look at the lives of a women  they know. Students will also look at fun facts about the Mid-west, Illinois and Chicago,

 

Homework

Monday:  No Tic-Tac-Toe.  Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Log. Math worksheet.

Tuesday:  No Tic-Tac-Toe.  Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Log. Study Links 8.8 . National Geographic Questions.

Wednesday:  No Tic-Tac-Toe.  Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Log. Test Review Worksheet.  National Geographic Questions

Thursday: No Tic-Tac-Toe.  Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Log. Think Through Math. Spring Break Package.

Friday: No School

Dear Parents,

Please be aware that homework is to be completed nightly. This weeks Tic-Tac-Toe Literacy assignment will be due Monday March 30, 2015 . All Math Study Links will also be  due Monday March 30, 2015 . Please make certain students are preparing for their Women’s History Presentations for next week. this would include a research paper of the interview and oral presentation .

Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex,  rulers, pencils, scissors and lined notebook paper. Please donate.

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will continue practicing estimating area and perimeter.

Literacy-The Anchor text for the week is Owen & Mzee pg 613” Students will compare and contrast characters in a story.  Students will  have their figurative language rap test on Tuesday! Students should also have completed their guided reading novels this week. Book Reports are due Thursday! 

Writing: ThinkCerca 4th graders from Room 206 are now on and rocking with ThinkCerca!!!!  Think Cerca is a web-based curriculum  that gives students the opportunity develop and build upon critical thinking strategies in both reading and writing. Please note that Think Cerca can be used at home.

Science- Students will continue to work on their unit on the Ecosystems. Students will identify n the previous lesson, students learned that specific types of biotic and abiotic components characterize biomes. In this lesson,
students will review a concept from the primary grades, that living things have needs and that those needs are met from their environment. In the next lesson, students will learn how this interdependence maintains a healthy ecosystem.

Social Studies- March Women’s history Month! Students will comprehend the impact of women in history.

Homework

Monday: CLASS BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/30/15 Study Links 8.4. Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap for test on Tuesday Work on Book Report Due 3/30/15

Tuesday:  CLASS BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/30/15 Study Links 8.5. Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Work on Book Report Due 3/30/15

Wednesday:  CLASS BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/30/15 Study Links 8.6. Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Work on Book Report Due 3/30/15

Thursday: CLASS BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/30/15 Study Links 8.4. Work on Women’s  History Research Project Due this  Week.  Book Report due on classroom novels, Journal Entries 26-30 Due Today!!!

Friday: Complete Tic-Tac-Toe and Study Links due 3/30/15

 Congratulations to Asher Moon-Sarudi  Room 206 Student of the Week!

 

Dear Parents,

PARCC

On Tuesday and Wednesday starting at 9:15 AM, the fourth graders will be taking the math portion of the PARCC Assessment. Because it is the first year of the assessment, we will treat this test as a learning experience. Students will be encouraged to do their personal best. For the last month, we have been discussing the importance of perseverance. Throughout the week, the students will be praised and applauded for their hard work and perseverance on the PARCC assessment. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this testing experience, please contact me.

 

Weekly Objectives

Math- Students will begin with UNIT 8 Measurement. Students will describe the procedure for finding the perimeter of a rectangle and recognize that perimeter is measured in linear units.

Literacy- . The Anchor text for the week is “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585” Students will use the monitor and clarify strategy to read.   Students will practice their figurative language rap and be ready for a friendly rap competition!

Writing: “Should Justin Bieber be Deported cont…? “  Student will continue to find supporting evidence of an article and state their opinions as they begin to form an argument essay.

Science- Students continue to identify parts of an Ecosystem. Students will identify various consumers, decomposers and producers in an ecosystem and how they are interrelated.

Social Studies- March Women’s history Month! Students will comprehend the impact of women in history. Students will receive their Women’s History Research Project Outline.

Homework

Monday: NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585”  Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 8.1

Tuesday:  NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585”  Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 8.2

Wednesday:  NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585”  Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 8.3

Thursday:NO BOOK LOG. Read “The Ever-Living Tree pg.585”  Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 8.4

Friday: NO BOOK LOG. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment Due Monday March 23, 2015 – Figurative Language Test all 4 stanzas 3/23/15

 

Dear Parents,

PARCC

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday starting at 9:15 AM, the fourth graders will be taking the language arts portion of the PARCC Assessment. Because it is the first year of the assessment, we will treat this test as a learning experience. Students will be encouraged to do their personal best. For the last month, we have been discussing the importance of perseverance. Throughout the week, the students will be praised and applauded for their hard work and perseverance on the PARCC assessment. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about this testing experience, please contact me.

 

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will complete the world of FRACTIONS Unit !!!!! Students will be given a study guide on Tuesday and be assessed Wednesday. Students will begin with UNIT 8 Measurement. Students will describe the procedure for finding the perimeter of a rectangle and recognize that perimeter is measured in linear units.

Literacy- . The Anchor text for the week is “I Could Do That pg. 561” Students will work on identifying cause and effect and Infer and making predictions. Students will practice their figurative language raps.

Writing: “Should Justin Bieber be Deported? “  Student will find supporting evidence of an article and state their opinions as they begin to form an argument essay.

Science- Students continue to identify parts of an Ecosystem. Students will identify various consumers, decomposers and producers in an ecosystem and how they are interrelated.

Social Studies- March Women’s history Month! Students will comprehend the impact of women in history. Students will receive their Women’s History Research Project Outline.

Homework

Monday: NO BOOK LOG. Read “I Can Do That” ! Study Links 7.8. Work on Women’s  History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap. Study Links 7.12

Tuesday:  Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/16/15 No Math. Work on Women’ s History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap

Wednesday:  Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/16/15 Work on Women’ s History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap Study Links 8.1

Thursday: Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/16/15 Work on Women’ s History Project. Practice reciting figurative language rap Study Links 8.2

 

Friday: NO BOOK LOG. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment Due

 

 

Dear Parents,

Please be aware that homework is to be completed nightly. This weeks Tic-Tac-Toe Literacy assignment will be due Monday March 9, 2015 . All Math Study Links will be due Friday, March 6, 2015. Make certain students are prepared for their Black history Presentations this week. this would include a research paper, oral presentation in 1st person and prop of some sort(please see the rubric).

 

Please make certain students have school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex, pencils, scissors and lined notebook paper. Please donate.

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will continue with the world of FRACTIONS!!!!! Students will convert fractions  into  decimals and investigate probability. Students will also add and subtract fractions with like terms

Literacy- Please dialogue with your child about their novels as we come to an end. The Anchor text for the week is “Sacagawea” pg, 503”    4th graders will continue with the Climax of a story. students will identify the turning points in their novels. They will also look at the rising and falling action in their novels. We will continue identifying various types of figurative language, students will practice their figurative language raps.

Writing: ThinkCerca 4th graders from Room 206 are now on and rocking with ThinkCerca!!!!  Think Cerca is a web-based curriculum  that gives students the opportunity develop and build upon critical thinking strategies in both reading and writing. Please note that Think Cerca can be used at home.

Science- Students will begin a unit on Ecosystems. Students will identify differences between Abiotic vs.  Biotic factors in an Ecosystem.

Social Studies- Students will further investigate the Southwest Region of the United States. Students will identify each of the 4 states and their capitals on a map. Students will also learn to make generalizations with informational text.

Homework

Monday: NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15 Study Links 7.8. Work on Black History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap

Tuesday:  NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15 Study Links 7.9. Work on Black History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap

Wednesday:  NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15 Study Links 7.10. Work on Black History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap

Thursday: NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15 Study Links 7.11. Work on Black History Research Project Due this  Week.  Practice reciting figurative language rap

Friday: NO BOOK LOG. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/9/15)-

 

Dear Parents,

This weeks Tic-Tac-Toe Literacy Assignments will be due Monday March 2, 2015 .Black history projects are also due the week of  March 2, 2015. All Math Study Links (7.3- 7.9) will be due Friday, February 27, 2015. Please make certain students have all school supplies. Many students are not bringing in pencils, markers/colors pencils or scissors. These are supplies we use on a weekly basis.  We also need boxes of Kleenex and lined notebook paper. Please donate.

Social Studies Extra Credit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tuesday February 24, 2015 is Election Day! Students may bring in  voter receipts (limit 2 per student) this will be one of many ways to earn extra credit for Social Studies.

Weekly Objectives

Math- 4th graders will continue with the world of FRACTIONS!!!!! Students will focus on equivalent fractions and comparing fractions.

Literacy- Please continue to  dialogue with your child about their class novels. The Anchor text for the week is “ Harvesting Hope”. Pg, 479”   4th graders will continue to identify the Climax in a story. students will identify the turning points in their novels along with the rising and falling action. We continue identifying various types of figurative language.

Writing: ThinkCerca 4th graders from Room 206 are now on and rocking with ThinkCerca!!!!  Think Cerca is a web-based curriculum  that gives students the opportunity develop and build upon critical thinking strategies in both reading and writing. Students completed their first submission. All submissions should be submitted by 2/24- Discuss with your child…”What type of learner they are.”

Science- Students will complete their Animal or Cell Model. 4th graders will begin to look at Ecosystems.

Social Studies- Students will further investigate the West Region of the United States. Students will also begin to look at the 4 states in the Southwest Region. We will also be looking at various time zones in the United States.

Homework

Monday: NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/2/15 Study Links 7.6. Work on Black History Research Projects Due the Week of March 2, 2015 Practice reciting states and Capitals in the Southwest Region. Practice Stanza 3 Figurative Language Rap. Test Friday

Tuesday:  NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/2/15 Study Links 7.7. Work on Black History Research Projects Due the Week of March 2, 2015 Practice reciting states and Capitals in the Southwest Region. Practice Stanza 3 Figurative Language Rap. Test Friday

Wednesday: NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/2/15 Study Links 7.8. Work on Black History Research Projects Due the Week of March 2, 2015 Practice reciting states and Capitals in the Southwest Region. Practice Stanza 3 Figurative Language Rap. Test Friday

Thursday: NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/2/15 Study Links 7.9. Work on Black History Research Projects Due the Week of March 2, 2015 Practice reciting states and Capitals in the Southwest Region. Practice Stanza 3 Figurative Language Rap. Test Friday

Friday:NO BOOK LOG.. Tic-Tac-Toe assignment due 3/2/15  Work on Black History Research Projects Due the Week of March 2, 2015.   Southwest Region Test Today!.  Stanza 3 Figurative Language Rap Test Today! Journal Entries 21-25 Due Today!