📰4th Grade News 📰

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➕➖This Week in Math✖️➗

  • Module 5 - Fraction Equivalence, Ordering and Operations 

    The projected lessons for the week are: 1/2 combo, 3, & 5/6 combo

    Tuesday, the students will take the second half of their finals covering Multiplication and Division. A review is posted on Canvas on Wednesday, November 30th.

    Weekly Essential Questions:

    • How can we find equivalent fractions?
    • In what ways can we model equivalent fractions?

    Weekly Standard(s) Covered:

    4.NF.B.3 Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of unit fractions (1/b).
      a. Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.
    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 December 5th

✍️This Week in Language Arts📖

  • Reading:


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

    -spelling words with -ed or -ing

    4.RF.3 Know and apply phonics and word analysis skills in decoding multisyllabic words in context and out of context. 

    -Recognize root word

    -Suffixes: -en and -ic

    -Review suffixes: -able and -ible


    4.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.    

    -Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their synonyms and antonyms   

    Comprehension:  Finishing up Similes/ Metaphors and Synonyms, Antonyms

    4.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

          a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

         b. Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

         c. Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their synonyms and antonyms 

    - There will be an Assessment on Similes, metaphors, synonyms, and antonyms this week.

    - We will also be taking the Reading Inventory (RI) test this week, to check student lexile levels. 

    -We will be going back and reviewing some standards that have been taught this quarter. We will start with main idea, details, and summarizing. 


    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.W.5  With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. 

    4.W.1  Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. 


    This week: We will be starting our unit on Opinion Writing!  Students will learn how to state a claim (opinion) and provide support and examples in a multiparagraph essay.  


    Focus Statement:  Friends and family can work together to overcome challenges.

    Prompt: Write an opinion essay about why it's important to rely on friends and family members when faced with a challenge.

    Homework: This week students will have 1 cursive page to complete at home.  They should write each word 3 times each AND make up a sentence for 3 of the words-writing them in cursive.  There is also a reading reflection due.  The packets are due on Mondays and are handed out on Mondays.


    **Updated for week of Dec 5

🗺️This Week in Social Studies🏛️

  • Social Studies:

    4.SL.1  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (Top 20)

                 This week we will review the difference between EQ (Emotional Quotient) and IQ (Intelligence Quotient).  Your EQ helps you in all areas (so it could be that you are creative, a good problem solver, patient, etc).  We will also dive into the 5 parts of EQ.

    4.SP3.2  Compare information provided by different sources about events and developments in the Americas.

    This week: Students will reread information about the Hohokam and Mogollon and write a paragraph comparing and contrasting the 2 tribes based on the information in the sources they read.  **This will be an assessment grade.It will be the last grade for the quarter.


    **Updated for Week of Dec 5

🦖This Week in Science🦋

  • Our unit on Life concludes...

    Inquiry Questions and Activities of the Week:

    How long can people and animals survive in space?

    Animals Through Time end assessment

    Which plants need more water?  Which plants need less water?

    Quarter 2 Science Standards:

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

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

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
    Mrs. Plesher
    ELA & Social Studies
    Classroom Phone:  623-445-7660
    Email:  danielle.plesher@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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