Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 24 – 28, 2017

FITNESS WEEK.  Our team color is purple and we are the Purple Peeps.  Fourth graders will have a Walkathon on Wednesday, April 26th at 9 a.m.

May 3.  Spring Sing.   Two performances - 8:30 and 1:00.  Fourth grade and chorus will be singing at both performances.

SBAC Testing.  English Language Arts May 10 -12 and Math will take place during May 23 – 25.

This week in Room 26

English Language Arts.  This week we start a new unit from greatminds – Myth Making.  We will begin to study the history of myths.

Math.  We continue to work with decimals and fractions – Module 6.  Mid-module will go home for corrections on Wednesday.  We will work through the rest of module 6 and have the final unit assessment on Wednesday, May 3.

Science.  Continuation of Investigation 4  - Energy Transfer.

Visual Arts.  Route 66 drawings.


Music at a Special time this week – Thursday at 11:00.

Physical Education.  Psychomotor on Monday - we need volunteers to help from 8:05 - 9:10.  P.E. class on Wednesday from 10:40 - 11:15.

 Social Studies.  What was the Gold Rush? Students will read two different books about California's historical event. 





Monday, April 17, 2017

May 3.  Spring Sing.   Two performances - 8:30 and 1:00.  Fourth grade and chorus will be singing at both performances.

SBAC Testing.  English Language Arts May 10 -12 and Math will take place during May 23 – 25.

This week in Room 26

English Language Arts.  Finishing Hatchet. This includes a small skit and vocabulary quiz on Friday.  We begin a new unit on mythology on Wednesday.

Math.  We continue to work with decimals and fractions – Module 6.  Students should recognize 0.2 as 1/5 and 0.4 as 2/5, etc.  Students should be able to place 0.1 – 0.99 on a number line and place 1/10, 2/10, etc. on the same number line.  Mid-module quiz on Wednesday.  This includes lessons 1 – 8.

Science.  Continuation of Investigation 3 - Electromagnets.  Focus Questions:  How can you turn a steel rivet into a magnet that turns on and off?  How does the number of winds of wire around a core affect the strength of magnetism?  Thinking like an engineer to solve real world problems.


Visual Arts.  Chalk pastel lesson creating works in the likeness of Sandra Silberzweig.


Music.  8:10 – 8:40 Tuesday

Physical Education.  Psychomotor on Monday - we need volunteers to help from 8:05 - 9:10.  P.E. class on Wednesday from 10:40 - 11:15.

 Social Studies.  What was the Gold Rush? Students will read two different books about California's historical event. 


Health.  Disease.


Monday, April 3, 2017

April 10 – 14.  Spring Break

May 3.  Spring Sing.   Two performances - 8:30 and 1:00. 

SBAC Testing.  English Language Arts May 10 -12 and Math will take place during May 23 – 25.

This week in Room 26

English Language Arts.  Finishing Hatchet. This includes a small skit, vocabulary and final assessment.  The assessment will take place on Wednesday.  Complete review on Tuesday.

Math.  We continue to work with decimals and fractions – Module 6.  Brief quiz on Friday, April 7.  Students should recognize 0.2 as 1/5 and 0.4 as 2/5, etc.  Students should be able to place 0.1 – 0.99 on a number line and place 1/10, 2/10, etc. on the same number line.

Science.  Continue with Investigation 2.  Quiz on Thursday, April 6.  Science.  Continuation of Investigation 2.  The force of magnestism. Magnetic fields.  What happens to the force of attraction between two magnets as the distance between them changes?  

We are using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and there were some discrepancies in what was taught and on the quiz.  I have spoken to Foss (our program) and have gotten clarification on quiz questions.  Review to take place on both Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4 and 5.

Visual Arts.  Painting in the likeness of Castellano.

Music.  8:10 – 8:40 Tuesday

Physical Education.  Psychomotor on Monday - we need volunteers to help from 8:05 - 9:10.  P.E. class on Wednesday from 10:40 - 11:15.

 Social Studies.  Ranchero visit on Monday.  Continued reading and studying about Rancheros with a quiz on Thursday, April 6th. 


Health.  Disease.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Parents!   WW Open House will be March 30th at 6p.m.  Several fourth grade teachers, including myself, will be attending the National Science Teachers Conference on that same day.  Room 26 (Hassig) Open House is rescheduled for April 27th.  Please put the date in your calendar:  April 27th from 6 - 7 p.m. 

Friday, March 31, 2017.  Cesar Chavez Day observed.  There will be no school.  

Volunteers Needed EVERY MONDAY!  We need two more volunteers for Monday a.m. psychomotor from 8:10 – 9:10.  Please come out and enjoy the great outdoors!  WE REALLY NEED HELP!

April 3rd we have a field trip to Olivas Adobe in Ventura County.  Several field trip slips have not yet been turned in.   This is the Monday after a three-day weekend.  Please remember to send snack, water bottle and a lunch.  We will be back to school by 2:30.

Spring Sing is May 3rd.  All fourth grade classes will be singing.
 

THIS WEEK IN ROOM 26
Language Arts: 
1)   Extreme Settings. 
Essential Question:  How does a challenging setting or physical environment change a person?
Content Framing Question:  How does Hatchet build knowledge of how to survive in an extreme setting?
Craft Question:  Students use evidence from text to reflect on the overall importance of the text.  Hatchet quiz on Thursday, March 30th. 
2)  Small group work creating skit from Hatchet.
3)  Figurative Language.

Math.  Begin Module 6.  Topic A.  Using fractions to explore tenths.  Expressing a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100.  Tests from Module 5 go home on Monday, March 27th.  Correct and return them by Thursday of this week.

Social Studies.  Rancheros.

Science.  Continuation of Investigation 2.  The force of magnestism.  Magnetic fields.  What happens to the force of attraction between two magnets as the distance between them changes?  Science Quiz, Investigation 2, Thursday, March 30th. 

Music.  8:10 – 8:40 Tuesday

Physical Education.  Psychomotor on Monday - we need volunteers to help from 8:05 - 9:10.  Class on Wednesday from 10:40 - 11:15.