Sunday, March 17, 2019

March 18 – 22, 2019

Pioneer Days coming on March 29th.  Volunteers!  Please get all of your paper work in order.  If you have any questions email me at  Looking forward to the big event. 

Math. Module 5.  Lessons 35 – 40 this week.  Represent the multiplication of n times a/b as (n × a)/b using the associative property and visual models.  Find the product of a whole number and a mixed number using the distributive property.  Solve multiplicative comparison word problems involving fractions.  Solve word problems involving the multiplication of a whole number and a fraction including those involving line plots.

This week our long module on fractions comes to a close.  End of Module Assessment on Friday, March 22 with a complete review in class on both Wednesday and Thursday. 

Language Arts.  Extreme Settings.  Finish the book, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and finish writing our narratives. 

Social Studies.  Gold Rush!

Science.  Environmental Science.

Monday, March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

Math.  Module 5.  Lesson 26, page 126, 127.

18A  Fluency  

Exploded Moment, ready to put into your essay.

Science - Read and answer questions.  
47 and answer questions on 48.
49 - 57 read and do questions at end.  

Sunday, March 3, 2019

March 4 - 8, 2019

School and Class News

Report cards went home with students on Friday, March 1.  Please sign and return the report card by Wednesday, March 6th.  

Spring pictures will be taken for fourth graders on Wednesday, March 6th.  

Read Across America - Books and Blankets will be on Friday, March 8th.  We will have open house in our room from 8:15 until 9:10.   Everyone is welcome!  Bring your child's favorite books and blankets and enjoy the reading time.  Also during this entire week, we are collecting gently used books to donate to children at a nearby Title 1 school.  Please bring in books in good condition that you would like to donate.  

Fourth Grade Gold Rush - Pioneer Days will take place on March 29th.  Volunteers are needed.  Your child took home a volunteer request slip last week.  Fill out the yellow gold rush volunteer slip to school.  All volunteers must fill out a LAUSD Volunteer form and have it on file at school.  To do that, google "LAUSD Volunteer form" or go to and click "Parents" and then click "Volunteer Policy."  From either of these sites you will need to fill out and return the forms to the Welby Way office.  Along with the form you will need a TB test verification.  TB tests are good for four years - and it is possible your doctor's office will have a copy if you've had the TB test recently.  Please help by taking the steps to get your paperwork done as soon as possible.  


Math.  Continuing with Module 5, Fractions.  

Lesson 27: Compare fractions greater than 1 by creating common numerators or denominators.
Lesson 28: Solve word problems with line plots.
Lesson 29: Estimate sums and differences using benchmark numbers.
Lesson 30: Add a mixed number and a fraction.
Lesson 31: Add mixed numbers.
Lesson 32: Subtract a fraction from a mixed number.

Language Arts.

Continue reading Hatchet, Chapters 10 - 18.  
Narrative Writing.  Writing includes a draft of the narrative story with an exploded moment and thought shots included.  
Poetry Writing.

Social Studies.  California from 1700 - 1850.  Information Writing.  

Science.  Physical Science with Ms. Stern.  Investigaiton 2 quiz on Monday, March 4.  

Physical Education with pyschomotor on Monday and p.e. class on Friday.  

Thursday, February 14, 2019

February 11 - February 22, 2019

February 18th is Presidents Day.  School will be closed on that day.  

February 25th is the Honors Assembly.  

Conferences will run from February 20th until March 1.

Curriculum Schedule

Math.  Continuing with Module 5, Lessons 18 - 24.  Students will take the Mid-Module exam on Wednesday, February 20th.  The Mid-Module covers lessons 1 - 21.  
Continuing with Fractions, students will add and subtract more than two fractions and solve word problems using addition and subtraction of fractions.  Students will use visual models to add two fractions with related units using the denominators 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12.

We will then extend fraction equivalence to fractions greater than 1.  

Language Arts, Extreme Settings.  
Reading:  Hatchet.
Writing:  Writing snap shots and exploded moments, students will begin to work on writing a narrative story.

Social Studies.  Unit 2, Lives of Native Americans from 1500's to 1850.  Research that will lead to a five paragraph essay.

Physical Science with Miss Stern continues.

Health.  Dealing with Stress.

Monday, February 4, 2019

February 4 – 8, 2019

Language Arts.  Continue with Extreme Settings, working on main idea, theme and setting.  Students will write a “thought shot.”  We continue to work on settings in connection with mountains.

Math.  Fraction Action.  Adding and subtracting fractions using visual models. 

Social Studies.  Unit 2, Early People in California graphic organizer. 

Science.  Physical Science with Miss Stern.

Health.  Public Service Announcement.