Sunday, April 15, 2018

Congratulations to Daniella and Lizzy - our Honor Students of the Month.  

Preparation for the SBAC testing throughout the next three weeks. 


Language Arts.  Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. 
How does setting affect character and plot development?
Writing:  character traits.

Math, Eureka Module 6.
Fraction Decimals. 
Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100. (Students who can generate equivalent fractions can develop strategies for adding fractions with unlike
denominators in general. But addition and subtraction with unlike denominators in general is not a requirement at this grade.)

4.NF.6 Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

Social Studies.  Gold Rush.

Science.  Life Science. 

Health.  Safe and Healthy foods.  Making good food choices. Analyze advertising and marketing techniques used for food and beverages.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Open House on Wednesday, March 21 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.  See you there!

Spring Break.  March 26 - 30th.  Caesar Chavez Day April 2 - no school.  School resumes again on April 3.  

Language Arts.  Extreme Settings.  Focus Questions for this week:  What makes a mountainous environment extreme? and How does setting influence character and plot development?  Content Framing Questions relate to mountains and survival.  Craft question:  How do I use my visual display to help me present main ideas?  Begin to read Hatchet, core literature book for this unit

Math.  Addition and subtraction of fractions by decomposition, estimate sums and differences using benchmark numbers.  Students add and subtract mixed numbers and a fractions.  
(Lessons 29 - 33).  

Social Studies.  Gold Rush!

Earth Science with Mrs. Hauser.  

Monday, March 12, 2018

Open House next week.  6:00, March 21.  Please plan to attend!

Curriculum for this week.

Module 5.  Fractions.  Adding a fraction less than 1 to, or subtract a fraction less than 1 from, a whole number using decomposition and visual models.  Add and multiply unit fractions to build fractions greater than 1 using visual models.  Decompose and compose fractions grater than 1 to express them in various forms.  Compare fractions greater than 1 by reasoning using benchmark fractions.  Compare fractions greater than 1 by creating common numerators or denominators. 

Language Arts.  Extreme Settings.  How do Mountains and the SAS Survival Handbook build my knowledge of extreme settings? 

Students write informational paragraphs on mountains and hiking for use with brochure, poster or slide show.   The influence setting has on character and plot development.

Life Science with Mrs. Hauser on Monday and Thursday. 

Social Studies.  Gold Rush. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - Spring photos for fourth graders.  

Sunday, March 11, 2:00 a.m.  Dailylight Savings Time begins.  Move your clocks forward one hour.

Module 5.  Fractions.  Lessons 20 – 24.   
Math Mid-Module Quiz on Thursday, March 8 after complete review on Tuesday and Wednesday.  This week students extend fraction equivalence to fractions greater than 1, add a fraction less than 1 to or subtract a fraction less than 1 from, a whole number using decomposition and visual models. 

Language Arts.  Students study survival and mountains using handouts from survival guides and mountain readings.  Students will be preparing a WeVideo, slide show, poster or booklet that informs a hiker about a specific mountain hike in California.

Social Studies.  How and why did and do people travel to California?  The discovery of gold and the effect it had on California.

Science.  Begin Life Science with Mrs. Hauser.  Science class will typically occur on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Conferences to be held Monday - Friday of this week.  
See schedule in google docs to confirm your time.

Monday 12:30 release time 
Tuesday 1:30   release
Wednesday 12:30 release
Thursday 12:30 release
Friday 2:30 release

Psychomotor is held every Monday from 8:10 - 9:10 a.m.  A volunteer from each fourth grade class room is needed for the weekly p.e. program.  Please go to this google classroom document and sign up to volunteer.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 
Books and Blankets 
Parents please join us in room 26 from 8:15 until 9:15.  
Bring your favorite books and pages from favorite books to read!


Math.  Module 5 - Fractions.  Lessons 12 - 16.  Comparing fractions using area models, diagrams and number lines.  Students will be asked to correct all Exit tickets that are not marked 4/4.  

Language Arts.  Extreme Settings.  What makes a mountainous environment extreme? Students read about mountains and survival using different articles and books and take notes.  Students will be learning about mountains and some basic survival skills to help them build their knowledge for the novel study of Hatchet that they will be doing in the near future.