The homework is due tomorrow. A new packet will be sent home that will be due Tuesday, September 2. It includes...
- a new I'd Rather Read log and response sheet. The paragraph will be written at home this week.
- two word problems along with a math practice sheet on place value. Students should show their work in two different ways for the word problems. A picture or diagram should be one of the ways.
- a spelling activity menu, from which they will each choose two activities.
- a Poem of the Week assignment sheet. The assignments are split into days of the week as a guide to help students manage their time, but they are all due next Tuesday.
This week, in class we will continue to explore the place value standards in math, specifically Number & Operations in Base Ten (the first 3 of 6 standards in this unit). These concepts will be reinforced throughout the year and go beyond memorizing the place value chart and identifying the place name.
The first standard (4.NBT.1.) states that students should "recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right." We will explore the idea of each place value being ten times the value of the place to its right through a community service project.
In 2012, the Ocean Conservancy reported that nearly 1,000,000 bottle lids/caps were collected during beach cleanups around the world. We can reduce the number that end up in the ocean by collecting them! We can use our collection to really see what it means to have ten times any place value! We can reflect on the number of disposable bottles we are using, because behind every lid/cap is a used bottle! We are collecting all sorts of lids and caps... from milk and juice containers, condiment bottles, water bottles, etc... There is also an option to participate in the beach clean up. This year, the International Coastal Cleanup Day is September 20. I will send home information soon about the event in case you and your child are interested in participating. I will be there for sure! In the meantime, send in your lids and caps.
In Social Studies, we will have our first quiz on September 3 on the continents and oceans. Spelling counts. I showed them how they could use the resource I gave them to study. We are also learning about our state and will make an educational travel brochure about one region.
In language arts, we will begin reading our first novel, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. We will take the spelling, vocabulary, and word part quizzes on Thursday.
There is no school this Friday or Monday.
I hope to see you all shortly at the Back to School BBQ!
Have a great week,
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