Week at a Glance

       Welcome lifelong learners to 4th grade! Our hope is that your love for reading, writing, math, science, and history will multiply throughout the year. Let's have a great year!

Week of December 4th ~ 8th

Language Arts
On Monday, students will take the ELA District Assessment. On Tuesday, students will take the Module 2 Mid-Unit 3 Assessment. They will answer multiple-choice questions and plan and draft a compelling introduction that establishes a situation by introducing characters, setting, and plot of their narrative. Then students will critique each other's narrative. They will also identify parts of their narrative that would benefit from added dialogue, revise their narrative, use commas and quotation marks correctly to show dialogue, and use domain specific vocabulary from their research to precisely describe their animal and its defense mechanisms. 

This week in ALL (Additional Language and Literacy) block students will respond to a prompt using sensory details and concrete language to convey experiences and events precisely, use a Frayer Model to analyze the meaning of an academic vocabulary word, and use apostrophes to form plural possessives. 

Important Vocabulary Words to Know
organize, events, makes sense, critique, specific, dialogue, benefit, domain-specific, precisely, adjectives, prey, predator, spines, defense mechanisms, coral reef, tropical ocean, tiger shark, pufferfish, fins, colorful, salty ocean water warmed her round body, tasty, spines trembled with fear, facts, sensory details, concrete, prompt, academic vocabulary, plural possessives

This week, students will solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using models, add mixed numbers with like denominators, solve word problems involving the addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers using equations and or visuals.

On Tuesday, students will take the Math District Assessment. 

Important Vocabulary Words to Know   mixed numbers, decompose, sum, equivalent fractions, regroup, difference, improper fraction, variable, bar diagram, method, process

Students will nterpret data from weather maps to identify fronts (i.e., warm, cold, and stationary), temperature, pressure and precipitation to make an informed prediction about tomorrow’s weather

Important Vocabulary Words to Know

weather map, warm front, cold front, stationary front, air mass, meteorologist, cirrus, stratus, cumulus

Social Studies
In social studies, students will learn more about the Federal System with Federal Powers, State powers, and shared powers. Students will also learn about the Natural Rights granted in the Declaration of Independence as well as revisit the system of Checks and Balances.

Important Vocabulary Words to Know

articles of confederation, federal court, currency, weakness, Constitution, checks and balances, executive, legislative, judicial, representative democracy, separation of powers, federal government, state government, popular sovereignty