📰4th Grade News 📰

  • Friday, November 19th is Early Release at 1:30

    Headphones Reminder:  

    All students need headphones for personal classroom use.  Please make sure your student has a pair.


🤝PLC News🏫

  • Math/Science -The math and science PLC team met Friday, Nov. 5th.  Science pacing and lessons were discussed. A common formative math assessment word problem quiz was created to provide feedback on student progress. Data was shared and analyzed on the Topic F test. Based on our data, we will pulling small groups to support students who are struggling.

     Reading/Writing - The PLC team met on Friday, November 19th.  We first discussed our Informative Writing submissions.  It was decided for the next submission (opinion writing) we will have a set guideline for how we conduct the assessment as far as time limits, class discussions beforehand, and how the assessment is delivered so we are more consistent across the board. 

    We also collaborated on the progression for RI.1.  The outcomes of this meeting are :

    ~the team looked at RI.1 and reworded many of the progressions

    ~created an assessment and a practice activity for progression 1 for this standard


➕➖This Week in Math✖️➗

  • Module 5- Fractions

    The projected lessons for the week are: 3, 5/6 combo, 7, & 8

    Friday the end of module 3 will be taken by all students who missed the test before the break. The study guide will be completed throughout the week so the students are prepared for the test on Friday. 


    Weekly Essential Questions:

    How does my knowledge about multiplication facts help me to solve problems?

    How are models used to show how fractional parts are combined or separated?

    Weekly Standard(s) Covered:

    4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

    4.NF.B.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of unit fractions (1/b). b. Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way (e.g., 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8+1/8; 3/8 = 2/8 + 1/8; 2 1/8 = 1 + 1 + 1/8 + or 2 1/8 = 8/8 + 8/8 + 1/8).


    Updated for the week of November 29th 

✍️This Week in Language Arts📖

  • Week of November 15th

    Reading Homework: Annotations 

    Standard Skill Focus: RI.2/RL.2:  Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by details, summarize the text/Determine the Theme of the story, drama, or poem from details in the text, summarize the text.     

    Annotations are given on and collected on Mondays. *Annotations will be looked over and put in the gradebook.   

    • Annotations should always be in the "go home" folder NEVER left at home.  We often give time in class to complete. 
    • Students will complete five annotation logs in a seven day time frame. 
    • Students will read for 20-minutes and then answer a choice question for the day, not repeating questions.  Students can read the same book from beginning to end using the same book for multiple logs, especially chapter books; just note the pages read each day showing they are not re-reading the same pages/story over and over.   


    Amplify:  If students do not get onto Amplify for at least 15 minutes within Reading, Writing, and Social Studies classes they must do at least 15 minutes nightly at home.



    Module 4, Cycle 1: Days 5-6 & Cycle 2: Days 1-3

    Essential Question | Module 4: What makes someone a hero?   

    • Phonic Skills: Regular and Irregular plurals 
    • Spelling:  Homophones   
    • Critical Vocabulary: Review prior weeks vocabulary, timid, strenuous, devised, distress, odyssey, destiny, mortal,          
    • Generative Vocabulary: Homographs, Homophones 
    • Comprehension: Text structure, synthesize, Ask & Answer Questions        
      • STORY:  Smoke Jumpers To the Rescue! & Perseus and the Fall of Medusa
    • Assessment: On-Ground Paper/Pencil RI.1, RI.2, & RI.3 Assessment on Tuesday   



    • Pre-writing: Vocabulary that supports the Focus Statement
      • Skills:  Developing clear and coherent writing, planning and organizing imagined or real events   
      • Writing Process:  Narrative
      • Focus Statement:  It takes courage to make a difference
      • Focal Text:  Love Will See You Through 
      • Prompt: Write a story about how a person that you know who has made a difference (inventors, artists, researchers, presidents, athletes, etc.)    

🗺️This Week in Social Studies🏛️

  • Essential Questions for the week of November 29:

    • How does location affect the way people live?


    This week students will...

    • write narratives about Hohokam Life using information learned from the past several weeks
    • describe different American Indian tribes and how their location affected how they live by taking notes
    • particiate in class discussions to describe the components of EQ and Star Qualities


    AZCCR Standards:

    • 4.G3.1 Explain how the location and use of resources affects human settlement and movement.
    • 4.SL.1  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    Updated for Week of Nov 29

🐕This Week in Science🦟

  • We continue our unit on Life!

    Essential Questions and Activities for the week: 


    How long can people and animals survive in space?

    How do isopods and beetles survive?

    Animals Through Time Test

    Standards Covered for this unit:

    4.E1U1.7  Develop and/or revise a model using various rock types, fossils location, and landforms to show evidence that Earth’s surface has changed over time.

    4.L4U1.11  Analyze and interpret environmental data to demonstrate that species either adapt and survive, or go extinct over time.


    Updated for the week of Nov. 29.

Contact Info

  • Office hours are 8:00AM - 3:15PM, please email outside those times.  If leaving a message on our classroom phone, please give us time to check the message and respond.  Thank you!
    Mr. Cohon
    Science & Math
    Classroom Phone: 623-445-7658
    Email:  alex.cohon@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Hudson
    ELA & Social Studies
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7659    
    Email:  tina.hudson@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Kozubal
    Math & Science
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7657
    Email:  debbie.kozubal@dvusd.org
    Mrs. Neiman
    ELA & Social Studies
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7660
    Email:  chris.neiman@dvusd.org


Mission Statement

  • We the Students of Terramar’s 4th Grade, in Order to form a more proper Classroom Environment to establish Hard Workers, promote Self Confidence and Good Behaviors and secure Respect to everyone at school, do ordain and establish this Mission Statement for the 4th Grade Classes of Terramar Academy of the Arts.



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