Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Quarter 3 Week 2

Dear 4C Families,

I hope you had a nice weekend! 

Our field trip to the Musical Instrument Museum is on February 2nd. Please look out for an email about it later this week.

Academics
In math this week, we will be starting a new unit on decimals. We will introduce the tenths place this week and do a lot of practice with manipulatives as we approach this new topic.


We will finish Robin Hood this week. On Monday, January 22, we will have a culminating activity and on Tuesday, January 23 we will have the final test on Robin Hood. Our next book will be The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum. Please make sure your child has this version.  The ISBN number is 978-1593082215. Link to Amazon.

This week in science, we will conclude our study of meteorology with a quiz on 1/16. We will study the three types of rocks, how they form, the rock cycle, and weathering.

This week in history we will continue our study of African Kingdoms. We will focus on the Trans-Sahara Trade and how trade helped to spread ideas across Africa. We will also study several important Kingdoms including Ghana and Mali, as well the impact of Mali's Mansa Musa and his pilgrimage to Mecca. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Homework 01/12

ELA
-Read 20 minutes
-Robin Hood Prediction WS
-Point of view WS

Math
-
Find and record 5 instances of you or someone you know using measurement in their daily life. Each instance must use a different unit. Please record the exact measurement (ex. My mom used 2 c of sugar in cookies.)

Science

-Study for quiz
-Quiz 01/16

Topics: forecasting, climate, weather

History
-Ch. 2 WS


Specials
-Latin-log


Please note, the agenda where the student writes their homework is the most updated homework information. If there is a conflict between this post and the agenda then, the homework written in the agenda is what the student is responsible to work on that day.




Thursday, January 11, 2018

Homework 01/11

ELA
-Read 20 minutes
-Robin Hood WS

Math
-
Write and solve a word problem that involves finding the fraction of a set. Show all your work, including a bar model that contains all the data from the word problem.


Science

-Study for quiz
-Quiz 01/16

Topics: forecasting, climate, weather

History
-review Ch. 1 notes


Specials
-Latin-log


Please note, the agenda where the student writes their homework is the most updated homework information. If there is a conflict between this post and the agenda then, the homework written in the agenda is what the student is responsible to work on that day.






Handouts:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Homework 01/10

ELA
-Read 20 minutes

Math
-
How many different ways can you show the fraction ¼? You may write equivalent fractions, draw pictures, use a prop, or anything else you can think of!


Science

-Forecasting WS
-Quiz 01/16

Topics:  forecasting, climate, weather

History
-None 


Specials
-Latin-log


Please note, the agenda where the student writes their homework is the most updated homework information. If there is a conflict between this post and the agenda then, the homework written in the agenda is what the student is responsible to work on that day.


Handouts:

Science- Forecasting WS

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Homework 01/09

ELA
-None

Math
-
Write and solve a word problem that involves all four operations of whole numbers. Show all your work, including one equation with all four operations in it (with parentheses, if necessary).


Science
-Quiz Tuesday


History
-None 


Specials
-Latin-log


Please note, the agenda where the student writes their homework is the most updated homework information. If there is a conflict between this post and the agenda then, the homework written in the agenda is what the student is responsible to work on that day.


Handouts:


Monday, January 8, 2018

Homework 01/08

ELA
-None

Math
-
Write three expressions that use all four operations and all have the answer 5 in the math spiral.


Science
-Quiz 01/16

Topics: forecasting, climate, & weather

History
-None 


Specials
-Latin-log


Please note, the agenda where the student writes their homework is the most updated homework information. If there is a conflict between this post and the agenda then, the homework written in the agenda is what the student is responsible to work on that day.


Handouts:

-None

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Quarter 3 Week 1

Dear 4C Families,

Welcome back to the second half of the school year! New on the blog is a subscription by email and the class schedule on the right hand side of the blog. On Fridays, we will continue to send home the black folders and an email from Jupiter will be sent out with any missing assignments. Next weekend is a 3-day weekend for MLK day. There is no school on 01/15.




Academics



This week in math, we will review the concepts we covered in the first semester, including place value, the operations of whole numbers, fractions, operations of fractions, and measurement.

In ELA this week, we will learn about Point of View and begin working on informative and explanatory texts. We will continue to read and discuss Robin Hood, as well as, recite Paul Revere. 

This week in history we will begin our study of African Kingdoms. We will focus on the geography of Africa including the countries of Africa as well as major mountains, rivers and other geographic features. We will then begin studying the Kingdoms of the Kush and the Aksum and how these kingdoms impacted Africa. 

In science, we will learn about forecasting and climate. We will compare weather and climate. There is a quiz on Tuesday, January 16th.