📰4th Grade News 📰

  • Friday, April 19 is a FULL DAY of school.

➕➖This Week in Math✖️➗

  • Module 6- Decimal Fractions

    We will be using paper homework. 

    Projected Lesson for the week- 7, 8

    Thursday/Friday-Topic A/B test covering lessons 1-8

    Tuesday-Math Growth Measure district test

    Weekly Essential Questions:

    How does our understanding of fractions help us to understand decimals?

    How can models help us understand the addition of decimals?

    In what real-world scenarios would it be beneficial to use decimals instead of fractions?

    Weekly Standard(s) Covered:


    Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of unit fractions (1/b). 

    c. Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators (e.g., by using properties of operations and the relationship between addition and subtraction and/or by replacing each mixed number with an equivalent fraction).


    Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 (tenths) and 100 (hundredths). For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and ad 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100. (Note: Students who can generate equivalent fractions can develop strategies for adding fractions with unlike denominators in general. But addition and subtraction with unlike denominators, in general, is not a requirement at this grade.)


    Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 (tenths) or 100 (hundredths), and locate these decimals on a number line.


    Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit and in a smaller unit in terms of a larger unit. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1,12), 2,24), (3,36).

    Updated for the week of- 4/15/24

✍️This Week in Language Arts📖

  • Reading:


    Comprehension: RL.9  Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures. 


    Students will practice identifying theme in several short stories as well as the story "In the Days of King Adobe".  The following week we will read the story "The 10 Sons".  After both stories have been read, students will begin to compare and contrast the themes and topics.  There will be a quiz covering theme on either Thursday or Friday.  





    Cursive: Continued practice in class and for homework.   (No HW this week!)

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


         g. Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).


    Students will practicing using the correct homophone: there, their, or they're.  Quiz on Wednesday, assessment on Thursday or Friday.



    updated for week of 4/15

🗺️This Week in Social Studies🏛️

  • Social Studies:

    Top 20:  Review of OPO's (Other People's Opinions)

    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 3: A Changing Continent

    Essential Questions: Lesson 1: What is the Impact of People Settling in a New Place?

                                      Lesson 2:  How Did Early European Settlers Compete with One Another and Native Americans?

    This week students will read lesson 2.  They will read about how the English and Spanish related to the Native Americans.  They will also read about the early fur trappers and traders.  The Europeans had a different perspective from the Natives on the development of America.  Assessment: European and Native perspectives 4.SP2.1

    updated for week of 4/15

🔌This Week in Science⚡

  • This Week's Inquiry Question:

    How do components need to be attached to light a bulb?

    What are the components of a complete circuit?

    Standards covered this quarter.

    4.P4U1.1 -- Develop and use a model to demonstrate how a system transfers energy from one object to another even when the objects are not touching.

    4.P4U1.2 -- Develop and use a model that explains how energy is moved from place to place through electric currents.

    4.P2U1.3 -- Develop and use a model to demonstrate magnetic forces.

    4.P4U3.4 -- Engage in argument from evidence on the use and impact of renewable and nonrenewable resources to generate electricity.


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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