Mrs. Jane Park and Mrs. Joanne Schmidt
English Language Arts
In unit 4 of our Lucy Calkins studies, we will be studying historical fiction.
Reading: Understand a character’s traits, motivations, and feelings, and to explain how the character’s actions contribute to the events that occur. Readers are required to infer and to grow ideas as well as to back these up with specific evidence from the text. Students are required to discuss events and their consequences and that they note the relationships between events using the language of cause and effect and time and sequence. Also be able to connect what they are reading with other print and media sources and negotiate multiple perspectives. Students will be able to compare and contrast and ultimately integrate information gleaned from multiple sources, both print and media.
Goal is to grow theories within and across texts, to use their reading of one person’s biography as a window into this person’s life and times, and to critically analyze what makes this person’s relevant to human history and, ultimately, to their own lives.
Vocabulary Studies, we will study from Wordly Wise workbooks. Students will study one lesson every two weeks. We usually will study these words in class on Mondays and Wednesdays. After two weeks of studying, there will be a test on Thursdays on spelling and multiple meanings of the 15 words given. I advise students study over the two week, do not procrastinate. We will work on the workbook in class. If students do not complete the section during class, they need to finish it at home. Quizlet is one way to help with their studies.
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Hello from fourth grade!
It has been such a busy year, it’s hard to believe how fast the year is going. We are looking forward to seeing all of our parents at Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Students have been learning a lot this month by reading about historical fiction. It’s great to see the connections students develop while reading books concerning historical events. While our reading and writing program includes reading time, it’s very important to keep kids reading at home too.
In science students are practicing how to be engineers by establishing why a town is experiencing frequent blackouts. They are learning about electrical systems, and debating about the possible reasons why electrical systems fail. They are having fun with our new Amplify Science Program.
Please practice adding, subtracting, multiplication and division facts.
We will continue Multiplication and division practices as we begin yet another new chapter.
Math in the 4th Quarter we will be studying: Conversion of measurements, area and perimeter, symmetry, and tessellations. Below is a description of chapter 12. The rest of the chapters will be posted on Hitchschool.org website.
In chapter 12, your child will learn about the relative sizes of measurement units and will make conversions using metric and customary units of measurement. Some of the conversions your child will practice are:
• Length: meter to centimeters, kilometer to meters, foot to inches, yard to feet, mile to yards
• Mass/Weight: kilogram to grams, pound to ounces
• Volume: liter to milliliters
• Time: minute to seconds, hour to minutes
Converting measurements is a practical skill in our everyday lives. For example, a recipe often provides the measurements to make enough food for 4–6 people, but if you want to feed a larger or smaller group, you need to convert the measurements in the recipe. This might require changing pounds to ounces to prepare the recipe for a smaller group, or changing ounces to pounds for a larger group. Hence, it is important to know how to convert measurement.
• Have your child list down all the items in the pantry and record the measurement of each item found in the label. Then get your child to convert each measurement to the nearest unit of measurement, for example, kilogram to grams, pound to ounces, and liter to milliliters. You can also highlight to your child to get a sense of the quantity of benchmark measurements—what a weight of 100 g, 500 g, 1 kg, and 5 kg feels like.
• Provide your child with the map of your town, city, or county. Guide your child to the distances indicated from one point to another on the map, such as, from the town center to the park or from your child’s school to home. Then get your child to convert each measurement to the nearest unit of measurement.
Customary units of length meter (m), centimeter (cm), kilometer (km), foot (ft), inch (in.), yard (yd), mile (mi) 1 m = 100 cm
1 km = 1,000 m
1 ft = 12 in.
1 yd = 3 ft
1 mi = 1,760 yd
Customary units of weight kilogram (kg), gram (g), pound (lb), ounce (oz), ton
1 kg = 1,000 g
1 lb = 16 oz
1 ton = 2,000 lb
Customary units of volume liter (L), milliliter (mL)
1 L = 1,000 mL
Customary units of time hour (h), minute (min), seconds (sec)
1 min = 60 sec
1 h = 60 min
En este capítulo, su hijo aprenderá acerca de los tamaños relativos de las unidades de medida y realizar conversiones unidades métricas y de medida. Algunas de las conversiones que practicará su hijo son:
• Longitud: metros a centímetros, kilómetros a metros, pies a pulgadas, de yarda a pies, de milla a yarda
• Masa / Peso: kilogramo a gramos, libra a onzas
• Volumen: litro a mililitros
• Tiempo: minuto a segundos, hora a minutos
Conversión de medidas es una habilidad práctica en nuestra vida cotidiana. Por ejemplo, una receta a menudo proporciona las medidas para hacer suficiente comida para 4–6 personas, pero si usted quiere alimentar a un grupo mayor o menor, es necesario convertir las mediciones en la receta. Esto requiere convertir libra a onzas para preparar la receta para un grupo mas pequeño, o convertir onzas a libra para un grupo mas grande. Por esto es importante saber convertir meolidas.
Obligue a su hijo que hagan una lista de todos los artículos de la despensa y noten la unidad de medida de cada uno mencionada en la etiqueta. luego ayúdenlos que la convierten a la unidad más cercana por ejemplo, de kilo a gramos, de libra a onzas, y de litro a mililitros. También puedan destacar a su hijo para que ganen un entendimiento de las cantidades de medida de referencia – cuanto debe ser un peso de 100 g, 500 g, 1 kilo, y 5 kilos
Proporcionar a su hijo con el mapa de su pueblo, ciudad o condado. Guía las distancias indicadas de un punto a otro en el mapa, tales como, desde el centro de la ciudad al parque o de la escuela de su hijo a casa de su hijo. Luego haga que su hijo convierta cada medición a la unidad más cercana de medición
1. SINGAPORE SOURCES
2. khanacademy.org- All students should have access to khanacademy. Please make sure that I am listed as their coach.
-MATH MAP- Practice your math skills using your RIT score.
Math practice worksheets
Math practice worksheets
Math Video lessons
Parent Portal-www.cps.edu (click on student) Parent Portal will appear