March 18-21, 2019
The students will work on some
generalizations about multiplying with fractions to begin the week. We
will create more posters for the room as we sum up our thoughts. There
will be examples to prove the ideas that we create as well. Following
that, the students will work on showing the multiplication of fractions
using diagrams. We did this to some extent with geoboards last week,
but now the students will create their own arrays to illustrate the
problem. They will also play a game where they create fractions to
illustrate inequalities. By Wednesday, the class will be ready for its
next fraction assessment. This is a brief one, and they should do very
well as the class has learned and applied the concepts in this unit
well. At the end of the week, we may be able to begin the final module
of the unit; the topic is division.
The class will continue to read from Woodsong. We will read the final chapter prior to the author running the Iditarod. Then, we will read Days 1-5 of the Iditarod. There will be one comprehension sheet to do this week, and the class will take two quizzes. The fourth graders are increasing their achievement on the quizzes. The comprehension sheet from last week was the best one of the year. The students have been challenged to raise the effort, and last week, they did. Hopefully, that will continue through the final day of school. We will continue to add new vocabulary words from the book, too.
complete the notes for our redwood project this week. The students will
view some more of the DVD we started a while back with the goal of
gaining more information about conservation efforts.
The DOL quiz
will be on Thursday of this week since there is no school on Friday.
Due to the short week and an assembly to kick off the testing season,
we will not have a vocabulary unit as there isn’t sufficient time. We
are building vocabulary in literature and science, so there are
vocabulary lessons occurring.
We will have two dissections
this week. The kidney bean dissection didn’t occur last week, so we
will work on that. The students will create a labeled drawing of the
seed to develop deeper knowledge about seeds. We will complete our
plant study with the final structure to study, and that is flowers. The
students will each dissect a flower on Wednesday. The students should
be working on the photosynthesis project each day this week. Class time
will be given, but time at home is necessary.