Sunday, December 4, 2016

December 5 – 12, 2016

Regular schedule all week, except no music on Friday.

Language Arts.  Reading and Writing from the Extreme Settings Great Minds program.  Students will work on sensory details and figurative language.  We begin reading Hatchet.

Eureka Math:   We will plan to get through lessons 1 – 8 before Winter Break.
Topic A:        December 5 – 9 – Module 4, Lessons 1 – 4
                        December 12 – 16 – Lessons 5 – 8
From Eureka:
“Angle Measure and Plane Figures


This 20-day module introduces points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles, as well as the relationships between them. Students construct, recognize, and define these geometric objects before using their new knowledge and understanding to classify figures and solve problems. With angle measure playing a key role in the work throughout the module, students learn how to create and measure angles, as well as how to create and solve equations to find unknown angle measures. In these problems, where the unknown angle is represented with a letter, students explore both measuring the unknown angle with a protractor and reasoning through the solving of an equation. This connection between the measurement tool and the numerical work lays an important foundation for success with middle school geometry and algebra. Through decomposition and composition activities, as well as an exploration of symmetry, students recognize specific attributes present in two-dimensional figures. They further develop their understanding of these attributes as they classify two-dimensional figures.

Topic A begins with students drawing points, lines, line segments, and rays, as well as identifying these in various contexts and within familiar figures. Students recognize that two rays sharing a common endpoint form an angle (CCSS 4.MD.5). They create right angles through a paper-folding activity, identify right angles in their environment, and see that one angle can be greater (obtuse) or less (acute) than a right angle. Next, students use their understanding of angles to explore relationships between pairs of lines as they define, draw, and recognize intersecting, perpendicular, and parallel lines (CCSS 4.G.1).”

Science.  Soils, Rocks, and Landforms:  Erosion and Deposition.

Social Studies.  California's four regions.

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