📰4th Grade News 📰

  • This Thursday and Friday, Oct. 6 and 7 are Early Release at 11:35 for Conferences.

    Email invitations went out last week to sign up for a time for Parent Teacher Conferences. If you can't find a time that will work or the sign up is full, please contact your student's homeroom teacher to arrange a conference.

    About Grades...
    We are entering graded items into PowerSchool.  All grades will not show a score for the assignment only a green checkmark that it was turned in. To see how your child did on the assignment  standard you need to click on the blue button, then the standard pops open and you can see their standard score. Once assessments are entered you will see an overall grade for the subject, that will be a letter grade.


➕➖This Week in Math✖️➗

  • Module 3 - Multiplication and Division

    The projected lessons for the week are: 9/10 combo, 11, 12 & 13.


    • Weekly Essential Questions:

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

      Weekly Standard(s) Covered:

      How can multiples be used to solve problems?

      How can I use the array model to explain multiplication?

      Weekly Standard(s) Covered:

      4.OA.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.

      4.OA.2 Multiply or divide 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.

      4.OA.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

      4.NBT.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.


    • Updated for the week of October 3rd

✍️This Week in Language Arts📖

  • Reading:

    Comprehension: Vocabulary and Figurative Language

    4.RL.4  Determine the meaning of words, phrases, and figurative language found in stories, poetry, myths, and traditional literature from different

                  cultures, including those that allude to significant characters.  

    Students will identify and explain similes, metaphors, and personification found in text. **Assessment on Monday (this counts towards the grade)


    4.RI.1  Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text 

    In Process Learning opportunity on Thursday/Friday for making inferences using text evidence to support your answer.



    Module 2:

    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

    This week: 

    4.WF.1     Demonstrate and apply handwriting skills (cursive)

    4.L.1  Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 

               f.  Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons 


    4.W.2   Introduce a topic clearly  **in process learning opportunity on introduction paragraphs (hooks) on Thursday/Friday 



    Focus Statement:  Amazing creatures live in this world.

    Prompt: Write a description of an amazing animal.  Use facts and details to show why that animal is amazing.  

    Homework: Each week students will have 3 cursive pages to complete at home.  There is also a reading reflection page.  The packets are due on

                         Mondays and are handed out on Mondays.


    **Updated for week of Oct 3

🗺️This Week in Social Studies🏛️

  • Social Studies:

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

                 We will be talking about mistakes this month.  This week we'll first talk about two ways to respond to mistakes: positively or negatively. 


    4.C1.1  Analyze civic virtues and democratic principles or lack thereof within a variety of government structures, societies, and/or communities within

                 the Americas. (Sandra Day O' Connor day activity is being extended throughout the week, in process learning on C1.1)


    4.G3.1   Explain how the location and use of resources affects human settlement and movement  (Pueblo and Navajo assignment: in process 

                  learning on G3.1)


    **Updated for Week of Oct 3

🌋This Week in Science⛰️

  • We continue our unit on the Earth!

    Essential Questions for the week:

    How does water shape the Earth?

    NEXT WEEK:   What are other factors that cause landforms to change?

    The students will explore these topics using the Gizmos Interactive Online tools.

    Quarter 1 Science Standards:

    4.E1U1.5  Use models to explain seismic waves and their effect on the Earth.

    4.E1U1.6 Plan and carry out an investigation to explore and explain the interactions between Earth’s major systems and the impact on Earth’s surface materials and processes. 

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

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

    Updated for the week of Sept. 27  

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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