The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 

Week of 1/21/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 11

Test on 1/25

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Friday-TEST

Please study words at least 10-15 minutes nightly

Social Studies:

Chapter 4 Lesson 1The Cherokee

·         Quiz 1/24

Vocabulary for this Lesson

·         Council

·         Syllabary

·         Trail of Tears

·         Sequoyah

 

 

 

Science:

Unit 3 Lesson 4 How Do Animals Reproduce?

·         Quiz 1/23

 

Unit 3 Lesson 5

How Are Living Things Adapted to Their Environment?

Objectives:

·         Define and explain the terms environment and adaptation

·         Define and explain physical and behavioral adaptations

·         Recognize physical and behavioral adaptation in plants and animals

 

Math: Big Ideas Math.

This week we completed Chapter 4, Multiplying Twp-Digit Numbers.

 

Next week, we will begin Chapter 5, Dividing multi-digit numbers by one-digit numbers. At the end of the chapter, students should be able to divide a number, use division facts to estimate a quotient, and write &  solve division problems.

 

For additional practice, students should be able to access the Skills Trainer on line at

BigIdeasMath.com. Students can also go to multiplication.com and Kahn academy.

 

Grammar: 2.2 Common Nouns and Proper Nouns Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  Students are working on the writing process of idea, rough draft, editing, final draft

Religion:

Chapter 8 The Church Has Four Marks

Catechist Goal

 

We are finishing up Chapter 8, there will be an open book test next week. Mrs. Reynolds will send out an email when she knows the date of test.

Key terms:

·         Bishops

·         Pope

·         Dioceses

·         Marks of the Church

 

Important Dates:

1/21 No School

1/22 field trip to Concord Dress Uniform

1/23 Book report due

1/23 Science Quiz

1/24Social Studies Quiz

 

 

Week of 1/14/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Chapter 10

Test on 1/18

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Friday-TEST

Please study words at least 10-15 minutes nightly

Social Studies:

Chapter 4 Lesson 1The Cherokee

Objectives:

·         Describe how the Cherokee passed on their culture

·         Discuss why Sequoyah created the Cherokee alphabet

·         Identify the hardships faced by the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears.

Science:

Unit 3 Lesson 4 How Do Animals Reproduce?

Objectives:

·         Understand that some animals are born live, whereas other animals are hatched from eggs

·         Understand that some animals go through a metamorphosis as part of the life cycle

·         Compare and contrast complete metamorphosis and incomplete metamorphosis and provide examples of animals that undergo each type

Math: Big Ideas Math.

4th graders have completed Big Ideas Math, Unit 4 on multiplying two digit numbers and solving word problems.  There will be a Test tomorrow.  Last week students completed a chapter test that they can use to study.

Grammar: 2.1 and 2.2 Nouns and Proper Nouns Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  Students are working on the writing process of idea, rough draft, editing, final draft

Religion:

Chapter 8 The Church Has Four Marks

Catechist Goal

To highlight that Jesus chose the Apostles to lead the Church

Important Dates:

1/11 Book orders are Due Class code NB8B3

1/16 Field trip to State House and Fish and Game

1/23 Book report due

Week of 1/7/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocabulary:

Review week Chapters 7-9

Homework

Monday write first 6 words 3 times each

Tuesday write last 6 words 3 times each

Wednesday 6 sentences-any 6 words

Thursday ABC order 2 times each

Friday Test

Social Studies:

Chapter 2 Lesson 3: Mining for Coal

Ø  Quiz Monday January 7th

Ø  Chapter 2 test on Wednesday January 9th

Science:

Unit 3 Lesson 2 How Do Plants Reproduce?

Objectives:

Ø  Recognize that all seed-plant life cycle include germination, maturity, reproduction and death

Ø  Identify the stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant

Ø  Identify the stages in the life cycle of a non-flowering, seed-bearing plant such as a conifer

Ø  Describe the role of pollination in the sexual reproduction of a seed plant

Ø  Describe the ways plants are pollinated

Ø  Describe reproduction in seedless plants

Math: Big Ideas Math.

In math this week, students were multiplying two-digit numbers.  Next week they will continue to use strategies to multiply and to explain the strategy they chose.  Strategies include place value, associative property of multiplication, area model, distributive property, partial products and regrouping. Regrouping is the strategy that I learned in elementary school.  🙂  Each week they also think and learn by solving real life word problems.  They are steadily improving understanding the problem, making a plan and then solving the problem.

Grammar: Test on 1.4-1.7 in Grammar Book

Monday, Jan. 7th  

Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  Students are working on the writing process of idea, rough draft, editing, final draft

Religion:

Chapter 8 The Church Has Four Marks

Catechist Goal

To highlight that Jesus chose the Apostles to lead the Church

Important Dates:

1/7 Test Grammar 1.4-1.7 pages 8-15

1/7 SS quiz chapter 2 lesson 3

1/9 SS chapter test Chapter 2

1/11 Book orders are Due Class code NB8B3

1/23 Book report due

 Weeks of 12/14/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab: Test 12/14

Chapter 9

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms & write words 2 x each

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Social Studies:

Chapter 3 Lesson 2: Warm weather and Cash Crops

Objectives

Ø  Describe the agricultural benefits of a long growing season

Ø  Identify cash crops in the Southeast region

Ø  Explain why the southeast attracts many tourists

NH History: the students have been weaving because the Manchester Mills were known for their weaving and cloth making.

Science:

Unit 2 Test Dec 11th use quizzes to help study…Open book but no notes or quizzes

Unit 3 is on plants and animals

Math: Big Ideas Math.

Chapter 3 on multiplying by one-digit numbers.  Students should be able to write multiplication problems and solve a multiplication problem using an equation.  The chapter reviews multiple ways to multiply.  Ask your child what works best for him or her.  The chapter test will be on Tuesday, December 11, 2018. The learning target for chapter 4 is to understand how to multiply two-digit numbers.

Grammar: We are starting Compound Predicate

Objectives:

Ø  To identify compound predicate

Ø  To combine two verbs to form a compound predicate

Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  To examine the characteristics of  a formal letter

Ø  To differentiate between formal and informal writing

Religion:

Chapter 5 We Learn About the Early Church

Catechist Goals

Ø  To describe how the Apostles led the early Church

Ø  To present that the disciples of Jesus shared the Good News

Ø  To explore the way the followers of Jesus stood up for their faith

Ø  To highlight saints as examples of holiness

Important Dates:

12/11 Science Unit 2 test

12/12 Book report due

12/17 Letters W-Z plus cover is due

 

***Targeted Math groups end on 12/7.  We will use this time to work on the Christmas Pageant.  Be on the look-out for an Email from Principal Segal***

 

Weeks of 12/3/19

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab: Test 12/7

Chapter 8

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms & write words 2 x each

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Social Studies: Chapter 3 lesson 1 Rolling Down the River. Quiz Wed Dec 5th

Chapter 3 Lesson 2:Warm weather and cash Crops

Objectives

Ø  Describe the agricultural benefits of a long growing season

Ø  Identify cash crops in the Southeast region

Ø  Explain why the southeast attracts many tourists

 

Science:

Unit 2 Lesson 3 quiz on 12/4/18

Unit 2 Lesson 4 is a virtual lab

Unit 2 Test Dec 11th use quizzes to help study…Open book but no notes or quizzes

Math: Big Ideas Math.

The learning target for 4th grade math has been to use place value and partial products to multiply.

I am finding that our students have a better understanding of both place value and partial products.

They are continuing to practice fluency of multiplication facts 0-10.  They will practice using partial products to

help them multiply larger numbers.  Next week we will continue to multiply two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers.

Grammar: We are starting Compound Subjects

Objectives:

Ø  To identify compound subjects

Ø  To combine two subjects to for a compound subjects

Writing: How to write a Formal Letter

Objectives:

Ø  To examine the characteristics of  a formal letter

Ø  To differentiate between formal and informal writing

Religion:

Chapter 5 We Learn About the Early Church

Catechist Goals

Ø  To describe how the Apostles led the early Church

Ø  To present that the disciples of Jesus shared the Good News

Ø  To explore the way the followers of Jesus stood up for their faith

Ø  To highlight saints as examples of holiness

Important Dates:

12/7 Polar Express

12/12 Book report due

12/17 Letters W-Z plus cover is due

Week of 11/12/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

No Vocab for the nest 2 weeks because of having shorten weeks

Social Studies: Chapter 2 Lesson 2 Herders of the Gobi Desert. Quiz on 11/16

 

Chapter 2 Lesson 3 The Arrival of the Spanish

·         Describe Franco Coronado’s expedition into the southwest

·         Explain how Spanish settlers brought Christianity and cattle ranching into the region

·         Analyze the conflicts in the Southwest that led to Texas’ statehood

 

Science:

Unit 2 The Engineering Process

Lesson 1 What is an Engineering Design Process. Quiz on 11/14

Objective:

·         Describe how to use the deign process to create a solution to a problem

Math: Big Ideas Math.
Grammar: We are starting simple subjects and simple predicates.

·         To recognize the simple subject in a sentence

·         To recognize the simple predicate in a sentence

Writing: Note taking Skills for research papers.

This will take few weeks to complete.

Religion:  Chapter 4 The Church Beings

·         Open Book test on Tuesday Nov 13th

 

We will be talking about what we are Thankful for.

Important Dates:

11/12 No school

11/13 Religion Test-open book

11/14 Science quiz unit 1 lesson 1

11/15 No School for students Parent Teacher conferences

11/16 Social Studies Quiz chapter 2 lesson 2

 

The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 Week of 10/22/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

Chapter 6

Test on 10/26

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Friday-TEST

Please study words at least 10-15 minutes nightly

Social Studies: We finished some Geography Skills working with Latitude and Longitude and we started Unit 1 Lesson 3 Wells for Water and Oil. The lesson objectives…

Ø  Identify the sources of water in the Southwest

Ø  Describe the concept of supply and demand

Ø  Explain the importance of oil and the petrochemical industry to the nation’s economy

Quiz 10/23

Science:  We just finished How Do scientists collect and use data? Quiz is 10/24

We are starting Unit 1 lesson 5 What Kinds of Models Do Scientists Use?

Objectives:

Ø  Communicate that scientists use different types of models depending upon the subject they are studying

Ø  Identify the differences between examples of models such as picture, replica and animation

Ø  Determine that technology has helped scientists make more accurate models

Math: Big Ideas Math. This week we finished chapter 2 on adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers.  Yesterday we played a fun game called “Race to the Moon” while practicing. Next week we will review chapter 2 and have a test either Wednesday or Thursday.

Also, today your child received a username and temporary password for Big Ideas Math on a strip of paper taped to the front inside cover of their assignment book.  On the strip of paper, the third column is the username and the last column is the temporary password.  You are free to remove the strip of paper at home.  It is taped there so it does not get lost in transit.  To log on you need to go to www.bigideasmath.com.  The site contains lots of resources.  Unfortunately, the site will not be available to use on October 20th.

Grammar: We are starting Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences

Objectives:

Ø  To distinguish between imperative and exclamatory sentences

Ø  To identify and write imperative sentences or commands

Ø  To identify and write exclamatory sentences

Writing: Personal Narratives

Objectives:

Ø  To understand the characteristics of a personal narrative

Ø  To understand and use time order in a personal narrative

Religion:.  Chapter 3 is Christ Will Come Again.

In this chapter, the students will learn about the Last Judgment and that Jesus taught us to love others.

Key terms in chapter are second coming, Heaven and Last Judgment

Open book Quiz Thur Oct 25

Important Dates:

10/26 Character Parade

10/31 book report due

10/31 Letters F-J due

11/3 Craft Fair

The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 Week of 10/15/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

Chapter Review Week

Test on 10/19

Monday- Write the first six words 3 times each

Tuesday- write the last 6 words three times each

Wednesday- Use 8 words in 8 good sentences

Thursday-Write the words in ABC order 2 times each

Social Studies: We finished some Geography Skills working with Latitude and Longitude and we started Unit 1 Lesson 3 Wells for Water and Oil. The lesson objectives…

Ø  Identify the sources of water in the Southwest

Ø  Describe the concept of supply and demand

Ø  Explain the importance of oil and the petrochemical industry to the nation’s economy

Science:  We just finished How Do scientists collect and use data?

We are starting Unit 1 lesson 5 What Kinds of Models Do Scientists Use?

Objectives:

Ø  Communicate that scientists use different types of models depending upon the subject they are studying

Ø  Identify the differences between examples of models such as picture, replica and animation

Ø  Determine that technology has helped scientists make more accurate models

Math: Big Ideas Math. This week we continued to add and subtract multi-digit numbers and check whether our answers are reasonable by comparing them to our estimates.  We also used calculators to check our subtraction by adding. We discussed addition and subtraction strategies including partial sums, compensation, counting, and regrouping.  As a class, we preferred partial sums and counting, rather than compensation.  We will continue to review addition and subtraction strategies and students will be able to choose the strategy that works best for them.  Next week we will be using a problem solving plan to solve two-step addition and subtraction word problems.
Grammar: We are starting Declarative and Interrogative Sentences

Objectives:

Ø  To distinguish between declarative and interrogative sentences

Ø  To identify and write declarative sentences or statements

Ø  To identify and write interrogative sentences and statements

Writing: Personal Narratives

Objectives:

Ø  To understand the characteristics of a personal narrative

Ø  To understand and use time order in a personal narrative

Religion: Students just finished chapter 2.  Chapter 3 is Christ Will Come Again.

In this chapter, the students will learn about the Last Judgment and that Jesus taught us to love others.

Key terms in chapter are second coming, Heaven and Last Judgment

Important Dates:

10/12 Prince/Princess Dance 6:30-8

10/26 Character Parade

11/3 Craft Fair

The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 Week of 10/8/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

Chapter 5

Test on 10/12

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings-still do the work even though we don’t have school.  Thanks

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Social Studies: We finished Desert and Oil Lesson 2.  We started some Geography Skills working with Latitude and Longitude and we started Unit 1 Lesson 3 Wells for Water and Oil. The lesson objectives…

Ø  Identify the sources of water in the Southwest

Ø  Describe the concept of supply and demand

Ø  Explain the importance of oil and the petrochemical industry to the nation’s economy

Science:  We just finished How Do scientists collect and use data?

We are starting Unit 1 lesson 4 Why do Scientists Compare Results?

This lesson has a virtual lab that they students will do.

Math: Big Ideas Math.  This week we started Chapter 2 in Big Ideas Math on adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers.  We practiced rounding to estimate sums and differences.  We also added multi-digit numbers and checked whether the sum is reasonable by looking at our estimates.  Next week we will subtract multi-digit numbers and check whether our answers are reasonable by comparing them to our estimates.  We are using place value to line up numbers so that we can subtract the ones, then the tens, then the hundreds, and so on
Grammar: We are starting Sentences

Objective: To identify a sentence as a group of words that expresses a complete thought.

Writing: Personal Narratives

Objectives:

Ø  To understand the characteristics of a personal narrative

Ø  To understand and use time order in a personal narrative

Religion: We are using Sadler’s “We Believe,” program.  This week we learned that Jesus teaches about the gift of faith and helps us to live in our faith.  He teaches us about God’s love.  We also used technology to sing and dance songs about Jesus Important Dates:

10/8 No School

10/10 Picture Day

10/11 Letters A-E due NH History

10/12 Prince/Princess Dance 6:30-8

The Fourth Grade MT. ST. Mary Academy Times

 Week of 10/1/18

So, you want to know what is going on in the world of the fourth grade.

Vocab:

Chapter 4

Test on 10/5

Monday- Write the definitions/ Match the Meanings

Tuesday- Synonyms/Antonyms

Wednesday- Completing the Sentence

Thursday-Word Association

Social Studies: We started NH History learning what borders NH.  The letters A-E are due Oct 11.

Student learned about life in a desert area and adaptations needed. Also, how import oil is.  Quiz on Chapter 1 lesson 2 is Wednesday 10/3.

Science:  Quiz Unit 1 lesson 3 on Thursday 10/4

Students are continuing with tools that scientist use and recording Data.

You can have the student practice measuring different items around the house using different tools

Math: Big Ideas Math.  The students completed Chapter 1 and had an assessment on Place Values Concepts.  We will start Chapter 2, Adding and Subtracting Multi-Digit Numbers
Religion: We are talking about how Jesus Loves all of Us and what we can do to show God’s love to others. Important Dates:

10/2 Shorty’s Night

10/8 No School

Week of Sept 17th

Vocab will be Chapter 2 please follow the homework schedule that was sent home last week.

Science we will be starting Unit 1 Lesson 2. What Skills Do Scientists Use?  Some of the skills are observation, communication and making inferences.

Social Studies: We are studying the South West Region: Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma.  There will be a quiz on Tuesday for pages 50-55

Religion we are getting ready for our Mercy Day.

Lit Block started on September 17th.  My group is reading BUDDY: The First Seeing Eye Dog

Week of September 24th

REMEMBER No School Friday the 28th

Vocab: Chapter 3- quiz will be Thursday the 27th

Science:  We are Starting Unit 1 Lesson 3 “ How Do Scientists Collect and Use Data?”  The students will learn different tools that a scientist uses and how to present the data a scientist collects.  We will do a digital lesson in this lesson. Reminder Quiz Unit 1 Lesson 2 is on Monday.

Social Studies: We will Start Unit 1 lesson 2 “Desert and Oil” We will be talking about Geography and History of the South West. The students will learn about The Dust Bowl and the importance of oil.

My Lit Block will be finishing the book Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog.  The students are working on recalling what they have read previously. They are working on Sentence structure and expanding sentences with details.