Mrs. Barcelona- For the week of 12/18

Math- 4th: Use right angles to determine whether angles are equal to, greater than, or less than right angles. Draw right, obtuse, and acute angles.

Identify, define, and draw perpendicular lines.

Identify, define, and draw parallel lines.

HW: Homework given after 2 lessons are taught.  2 Zearns are due by Friday.

5th: Solve multi-step word problems; assess reasonableness of solutions using benchmark numbers.

Explore part-to-whole relationships.

End of Module Test

HW: Homework given after 2 lessons are taught.  2 Zearns are due by Friday.

Social Studies: Florida’s History: Native People to 1850s

Science:  STEM Fair: 12/19 Variable, Control, and Hypothesis Due, 1/9 Procedure Due

Reminders:  12/19 Zearnoff Ends, 12/19 Science Q2 Check, 12/20 Skating Field Trip, 12/20 December Kindness Challenge Ends, 12/22 Q2 Ends, 12/22 Wear Sunshine State charm necklaces, 12/22 EMC Forms Due

**12/22 1:45-3:30 Still looking for more parents to volunteer to walk the kids around for Carols and Cocoa.  Please let us know if you are available.

Kudos: Nyomi and Sean finished the December Kindness Challenge!!  Top Zearners-Kylie, Mahi, Adhik, Kye, and Aidan!!

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Mrs. Kirkwood- For the Week of 12/18

Language:  Multiple meaning words

Proverbs

Commas and quotation marks

Writing:  Write routinely over time for specific purposes

Reading:  Key ideas and details in a text  

Analyze a historical text to explain events in history

Identify and discuss author’s languages choices  

Homework:  *Independent Reading- at least 120-150 minutes a week (Friday after school until Friday morning of the next week).  Students or parents may record reading in the Social Studies section of their planner.  Please include title, time spent reading and pages read.  If the student is reading the same book all week just include the title once.  Students should ask their parents to sign their planner on Thursday evening or Friday morning for teachers to review on Friday. Please include total minutes read by parent signature.  Students are encouraged to work on their IRLA goal during this time.  Students will earn 1 step for every 15 minutes read.

 *Wordlywise Vocabulary work: No new lesson Please write out work on a separate piece of notebook paper and return unmarked handout.  When writing sentences, start sentences differently to increase your sentence fluency.  Keep finished work until due date on Tuesday,  12/19.   Additional word lists and games can be found at http://www.wordlywise3000.com.   

Lesson 10 work due and quiz on Tuesday 12/19.  

No new reading passage homework

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Ms. Pifer- For the Week of 12/11

Language:  Analysis of Historical Fiction: key ideas and details, craft and structure, establish setting, recognize historical significance, understand vocabulary and theme specific to cultural relevance. Examine unknown domain-specific vocabulary encountered in text. Analyze how characters act, react and affect each other.  Author’s purpose and inference. Comprehension and inference in narrative text. Understand and apply Greek/Latin root words. Understand and utilize figurative language and understand author’s use of nonliteral language using key words and sentences. Compare and contrast multiple texts. 

Writing: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose and audience. Understand and implement a clear pre-writing plan/graphic organizer and summary. Determine Main Idea and Details in pre-planning and final summary. Annotate sources (text evidence). Integrate multiple texts.

Reading: Historical Fiction  Explanation, Opinion, Context Clues, Main Idea/Details, Illustrations supporting text, and Text Structure (Chronological, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution).

Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Students may present their PROBE findings to small groups if they wish.

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

a.     Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

b.     Use common, grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraphy, photograph, autograph).

c.      Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases

Homework:  This week’s homework will be a new format from past Wordly Wise HW packets. This week’s HW will contain practice for the standards we are working on in class.  It will be sent home Monday, 12/11 and will be due Friday, 12/15.  There will be a short quiz over the material on Friday, 12/15.

Please note new Reading Log in planner. The Reading Log contains 4th grade standards to be applied and answered by the student for Monday-Thursday reading. Parents, please sign Reading Log on Thursday night for check at school on Friday. Logs will remain in planner over the weekend to record Friday, Saturday and Sunday minutes (no standards to be answered on those days, only minutes recorded). The Log will be replaced on Monday with new weekly Log. 

*Independent Reading- 120 minutes a week (Friday after school until Friday morning of the next week).  Students or parents may record reading in the notes section of their planner which is underneath Friday.  Please include title, time spent reading and pages read.  If the student is reading the same book all week just include the title once.  Students ask their parents to sign their planner on Thursday evening or Friday morning for teachers to review on Friday.  Work on your IRLA goal during this time. 

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Mrs. Barcelona- For the week of 12/11

Math:  4th- Transition from four partial products to the standard algorithm for two-digit by two-digit multiplication.

End-of-Module Assessment

Identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles. Recognize them in various contexts and familiar figures.

Use right angles to determine whether angles are equal to, greater than, or less than right angles. Draw right, obtuse, and acute angles.

HW: 2 Zearn Lessons due by Friday, Homework given after 2 lessons are taught.

5th- Subtract fractions greater than or equal to 1.

Use fraction benchmark numbers to assess reasonableness of addition and subtraction equations.

Strategize to solve multi-term problems.

Solve multi-step word problems; assess reasonableness of solutions using benchmark numbers.

End of Module

HW: 2 Zearn Lessons due by Friday, Homework given after 2 lessons are taught.

Science:  What are Magnets?, How do Magnets Attract Objects?, Lesson 5 and 6 Quiz, Chapter 4 Matter and It Properties Review and Test

HW: 12/11 Sciencesaurus reading and pages due for PM class only. 12/12 STEM: Research Due, 12/19 STEM: Variable/Hypothesis/Control Due, 1/9 STEM: Procedure Due

Social Studies: Florida’s History: Native People to 1850

Reminders:  12/11 ELA Quarter Check, 12/14 Math Quarter Check, 12/15 Gifted Parent Coffee Talk 9:30, 12/15 Skating Field Trip Money and Forms Due, 12/19 Zearn off ends, 12/19 Science Quarter Check, 12/20 Skating Field Trip, 12/20 December Kindness Challenge Ends

Kudos:  Shout out to Cali and Devyn– These girls have already finished their December kindness cards!!

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GATI

 Thank you Mr. Snider!

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Mrs. Kirkwood- For the Week 12/11

Language:  Determine the precise meaning of words

Adjectives

Commas and Quotation Marks

Writing:  Writing Revising with a peer

Write routinely over time for specific purposes

Reading:  Describe an event in depth

Determine a story’s theme by analyzing details in a text

Analyze word choice

Summarizing text

Homework: *Independent Reading- at least 120-150 minutes a week (Friday after school until Friday morning of the next week).  Students or parents may record reading in the Social Studies section of their planner.  Please include title, time spent reading and pages read.  If the student is reading the same book all week just include the title once.  Students should ask their parents to sign their planner on Thursday evening or Friday morning for teachers to review on Friday. Please include total minutes read by parent signature.  Students are encouraged to work on their IRLA goal during this time.  Students will earn 1 step for every 15 minutes read.

 *Wordlywise Vocabulary work: Lesson 10 introduced 12/12,  Please write out work on a separate piece of notebook paper and return unmarked handout.  When writing sentences, start sentences differently to increase your sentence fluency.  Keep finished work until due date on Tuesday,  12/19.   Additional word lists and games can be found at http://www.wordlywise3000.com.   

Lesson 10 work due and quiz on Tuesday 12/19.  

*Reading Passage Homework due 12/12

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Physical Science Stations

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Ms. Pifer- For the week of 12/4

Language:  Analysis of Historical Fiction: key ideas and details, craft and structure, establish setting, recognize historical significance, understand vocabulary and theme specific to cultural relevance. Examine unknown domain-specific vocabulary encountered in text. Analyze how characters act, react and affect each other.  Author’s purpose and inference. Comprehension and inference in narrative text. Understand and apply Greek/Latin root words. Understand and utilize figurative language and understand author’s use of nonliteral language using key words and sentences. Compare and contrast multiple texts. 

Writing:  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose and audience. Understand and implement a clear pre-writing plan/graphic organizer and summary. Determine Main Idea and Details in pre-planning and final summary. Annotate sources (text evidence).

Reading: Historical Fiction  Explanation, Opinion, Context Clues, Main Idea/Details, Illustrations supporting text, and Text Structure (Chronological, compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution).

Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly. Students may present their PROBE findings to small groups if they wish.

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

a.     Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase

b.     Use common, grade appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraphy, photograph, autograph).

c.      Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases 

Homework:  This week’s homework will be a new format from past Wordly Wise HW packets. This week’s HW will contain practice for the standards we are working on in class.  It will be sent home Monday, 12/4 and will be due Friday, 12/8.  There will be a short quiz over the material on Friday, 12/8.

Please note new Reading Log in planner. The Reading Log contains 4th grade standards to be applied and answered by the student for Monday-Thursday reading. Parents, please sign Reading Log on Thursday night for check at school on Friday. Logs will remain in planner over the weekend to record Friday, Saturday and Sunday minutes (no standards to be answered on those days, only minutes recorded). The Log will be replaced on Monday with new weekly Log.

*Independent Reading- 120 minutes a week (Friday after school until Friday morning of the next week).  Students or parents may record reading in the notes section of their planner which is underneath Friday.  Please include title, time spent reading and pages read.  If the student is reading the same book all week just include the title once.  Students ask their parents to sign their planner on Thursday evening or Friday morning for teachers to review on Friday.  Work on your IRLA goal during this time. 

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December Kindness Challenge

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Mrs. Barcelona- For the week of 12/4

Math- 4th:  Solve division problems with a zero in the dividend or with a zero in the quotient.

Interpret and find whole number quotients and remainders to solve one-step division word problems with larger divisors of 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using a place value chart.

Multiply two-digit multiples of 10 by two-digit numbers using the area model.

Multiply two-digit by two-digit numbers using four partial products.

HW: 2 Zearn lessons due by Friday.  Homework given after every 2 lessons are taught. Students are writing homework down on sticky notes.

5th: Subtract fractions from numbers between 1 and 2.

Solve two-step word problems.

Mid-Module Assessment

Add fractions to and subtract fractions from whole numbers using equivalence and the number line as strategies.

Add fractions making like units numerically.

HW: 2 Zearn lessons due by Friday.  Homework given after every 2 lessons are taught. Students are writing homework down on sticky notes.

Science:  Lesson 1 and 2 Quiz, What is Conservation of Mass?, What are the States of Water?, Lesson 3 and 4 Quiz, What are Magnets?, How Do Magnets Attract Objects? Science Stations

HW: 12/12 Research Due, 12/19 Variable, Control, Hypothesis Due

Reminders:  12/1 Ten Ways to Show that You Care Challenge Begins, 12/8 All Pro Dads, 12/8 Puma Parent Night Out 6-8pm, 12/15 Gifted Parent Coffee 9:30 am, 12/19 Zearn off Ends, 12/20 Skating Field Trip, 12/20 Ten Ways to Show that You Care Challenge Ends

Kudos:  Top Zearners- Anthony, Caique, Adam, Adhik, Camden, Austin, Tyler!!

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