📰4th Grade News 📰

  • Spring Picture Day is Wednesday, Februray 28
    It's Early Release on March 1st at 1:30pm.
    Field Day is Thursday, March 7


➕➖This Week in Math✖️➗

  • Module 5- Fraction Equivalence, ordering and operations

    We will be using Zearn homework. 

    Projected Lessons for the week- Lessons 35, 36, 39 & 40

    Weekly Essential Questions:

    1. How can models help us understand the multiplication of fractions and whole numbers?
    2. How are models used to show how fractional parts are combined or separated?


    Weekly Standard(s) Covered:


    Build fractions from unit fractions.


    Multiply or divide within 1000 to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison (e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison).


    Use the four operations to solve word problems and problems in real-world context involving distances, intervals of time (hr, min, sec), liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including decimals and problems involving fractions with like denominators, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using a variety of representations, including number lines that feature a measurement scale.


    Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit (1/2, 1/4, 1/8). Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots.

    Updated for the week of- 2/26/24

✍️This Week in Language Arts📖

  • Reading:


    Hudson: Decoding/Spelling: Adding -ed and -ing

    4.L.2  Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when



         d. Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed. 




    Comprehension:  RI.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus, and the information provided.  


    Students will read various stories and identify firsthand and secondhand accounts.  Students will also determine the similarities and differences between the two accounts.





    Cursive: Continued practice in class and for homework. 


    4.WF.1  Demonstrate and apply handwriting skills.

         a. Read and write cursive letters, upper and lower case.


    homework:   Write each word 3 times each in cursive and create 3 sentences using 3 of the words on the list.  See Canvas for Cursive lists and models.   



    Genre:  Informational Essay


    Students will continue Module 5 Informational Essay this week.  Students will create a bibliography page to keep track of the websites used to find facts and details about their extraordinary person.  At the end of the week, students should wrap up their research and begin writing their introduction paragraphs which will be turned in for a coursework grade.


    4.W.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. 


    4.W.8  Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes, categorize information, and provide a list of sources. 



    4.WF.1  Demonstrate and apply handwriting skills.

         a. Read and write cursive letters, upper and lower case.

         b. Transcribe ideas legibly and fluently with appropriate spacing and indentation. 






    updated for week of 2/19

🗺️This Week in Social Studies🏛️

  • Social Studies:

    Top 20: EQ  Emotional Quotient

    Students will review EQ-emotional quotient.  A person's EQ is their "people smarts".   How they react to different situations, how they interact with others, their motivation all is part of a person's EQ.

    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.

       b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

       c. Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion

            and link to the remarks of others.

       d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding based on the discussion. 


    Chapter 2, Lesson 2 

    Students will read the rest of Lesson 2 of Chapter 2 this week.  We will learn about all the spanish explorers that followed in Columbus' footsteps and the accomplishments and challenges they faced.  Students will create a timeline of the events.  

    Essential Question for Chapter 2:  What happened when diverse cultures crossed paths?


    updated for week of 2/19

🌤️This Week in Science🌤️

  • This Week's Inquiry Question:

    Why are some places so hot?

    What are the similarities and differences of climates around the globe?

    Standards covered this quarter.

    4.E1U1.8 - Collect, analyze, and interpret data to explain weather and climate patterns.

    4.E1U3.9 - Construct and support an evidence-based argument about the availability of water and its impact on life.

    4.E1U2.10 - Define problem(s) and design solution(s) to minimize the effects of natural hazards.

Contact Info

  • 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
    Ms. Abraham
    ELA & Social Studies
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7660
    Email:  hannah.abraham@dvusd.org


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