📰4th Grade News 📰

➕➖This Week in Math✖️➗

  • Module 5- Fraction Equivalence, ordering and operations

    We will be using Eureka paper homework for this week. 

    Projected Lessons for the week- Lesson 3

    Finals for Module 3

    Monday-  Area and Perimeter, Multiply and divide

    Wednesday- Word Problems- add, subtract, multiply and divide

    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- 12/4/23

✍️This Week in Language Arts📖

  • Reading:


    Hudson: Decoding/Spelling: Vowel + r spelling pattern

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

         a. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences to read unfamiliar multisyllabic words accurately.




    Comprehension: Idioms, Adages, Proverbs


    We are continuing our unit on 4.L.5 which is understanding figurative language and word meanings.  Students will define idioms, found in text.  


    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. 


    **this week all 4th grade classrooms will participate in a blanket gifted testing on Monday only

    **Tuesday is district Reading Inventory Assessment (not used as a grade but used to track students' reading progress)




    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:  Argumentative/Opinion


    Students will begin a new unit on Opinion writing.  See prompt below.  


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

         a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas

             are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

         b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

         c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

         d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented. 





    updated for week of 12/4

🗺️This Week in Social Studies🏛️

  • Social Studies:

    Top 20:  Review of Titan behavior matrix

    Students will review the acronym TITAN and what it stands for.  Students will also review the Titan expectations for each area of campus: classroom, library, hallway, cafeteria, playground, dismissal.

    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. 

    Scarcity, Risk, Opportunity Cost

    Students will review the terms above.  Students will eventually relate them to the early native americans.  There will be a coursework grade completed this week-Tuesday or Wednesday.  Students will answer questions regarding scarcity, risk, and opportunity cost as it relates to the Pueblo and Navajo.

    4.E2.1    Examine concepts of scarcity, choice, opportunity cost, and risk   

    updated for week of 12/4

🦊This Week in Science🦖

  • We continue our unit on Life!

    Can you outrun a dinosaur?  

    End of Life Unit Test

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

    Do animals prefer wet or dry environments?

    Standards covered this quarter.

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