Happy 2018!  Welcome back!  I have been making videos for math for the past two chapters (chapter 6 and 7).  I hope that you are able to access them and find them helpful!  If you are looking for ways to help your child in math, please check out Google Classroom, Khan Academy, or Compass.

This quarter is crunch time.  We will be preparing for our FSA tests.  Our Writing FSA test will be on Tuesday, March 6 and our Reading FSA and Math FSA will be the first 2 weeks in May.

Upcoming Events:

• Monday January 15- No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day
• Thursday January 18- Class Picture Day
• Thursday January 18- Student-Led Conferences 4:30pm-6:30pm

Weekly Spelling Words 1-22-18

Pattern: Consonant Digraph "Sh"

1.nation

2.special

3.lotion

4.mansion

5.precious

6.creation

7.vacation

8.tension

9.especially

10.motion

12.gracious

13.extension

15.caution

16.official

17.solution

18.suspension

19.politician

20.portion

Weekly Objectives:

 Subject Standard Reading- Concept 2-3- Letters Home from Yosemite- Reading Street 4.1- pg. 144-155 LAFS.4.RI.1.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.   LAFS.4.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.   LAFS.4.RI.3.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. Math- Chapter 8- Multiply Fractions and Whole Numbers MAFS.4.NF.2.4:Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.   a. Understand a fraction a/b as a multiple of 1/b. For example, use a visual fraction model to represent 5/4 as the product 5 × (1/4), recording the conclusion by the equation 5/4 = 5 × (1/4).   b. Understand a multiple of a/b as a multiple of 1/b, and use this understanding to multiply a fraction by a whole number. For example, use a visual fraction model to express 3 × (2/5) as 6 × (1/5), recognizing this product as 6/5. (In general, n × (a/b) = (n × a)/b.)   c. Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. Science- Chapter 6- How Are Rocks Alike and Different?  pg. 210-237 SC.4.E.6.1 Identify the three categories of rocks: igneous, (formed from molten rock); sedimentary (pieces of other rocks and fossilized organisms); and metamorphic (formed from heat and pressure).   SC.4.E.6.2 (AA) Identify the physical properties of common earth-forming minerals, including hardness, color, luster, cleavage, and streak color, and recognize the role of minerals in the formation of rocks. Social Studies SS.4.A.4.2-Describe pioneer life in Florida. Writing LAFS.4.W.1.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.   a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.   b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.   c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).   d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented. Grammar- Write sentences with pronouns and antecedents.

How to Help at Home:

• Make sure your child is meeting their weekly AR goals found on their AR contract.
• Make sure your child is reading both fiction and nonfiction AR books.
• Challenge your child to read in the middle or higher range of their AR level.
• If you have a computer, encourage your child to log onto Compass Learning from the Student Application Portal.  They have a personalized learning path which will help them with standards they have struggled with based on the STAR test.
• Review weekly tests sent home with them looking at the types of questions that were asked.  Practice going back into the excerpt of the test to locate answers.

Math-

• Practice multiplication facts.  If your child has not mastered their multiplication facts, chances are they are struggling with other math concepts being taught.
• Review nightly math homework with your child.  Ask your child to explain how they got their answers.  If there are any problems that your child cannot explain, have them circle it so that they can ask questions in class.  Don't let them skip the story problems!!
• GO Math! has an app for \$1.99.  If you have an IPad this is a great resource.  It provides additional practice from the lessons.
• If you aren't sure how to teach a concept to your child, Khan Academy is a website that often has explanations of Math concepts.
• Math-aids.com is a great website if you are looking for computation worksheets to practice basic algorithms.

Science-

• Students are learning a lot of new, domain- specific vocabulary so studying is a necessity.
• Access the Science textbook from the Student Application Portal.  Review the chapter lessons we are working on by rereading the lessons and discussing the content.
• Ask your child to bring home their Science Journal and review the vocabulary and questions that we have completed in class.
• Make flashcards before a vocabulary test to help your child study the words and definitions.

Best time to contact me: Monday-Friday (2:30-3:30) at (239) 947-7500 or by e-mail at GabrielleMA@leeschools.net

Class Group Code for Scholastic Books- GX83Y