📰4th Grade News 📰

  • We have Early Release at 1:30 this week on Friday, January 27.

    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 5 - Fraction Equivalence, Ordering and Operations 

    The projected lessons for the week are:  23, 24/25, 26 & 27

    Tuesday-Quiz on topic D  ( word problems)

    Weekly Essential Questions:

    1. How can models help us understand the addition and subtraction of fractions?
    2. How do I explain the meaning of a fraction and its numerator and denominator, and use my understanding to represent and compare 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).


    Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n x a)/(n x b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to understand and generate equivalent fractions.


    Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators (e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators and by comparing to a benchmark fraction). 


    Apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication to multiply a whole number by a fraction.


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

    • Updated for the week of January 23rd

✍️This Week in Language Arts📖

  • Reading:

    Fluency: 4.RF.4 I am learning to read grade-level text aloud with fluency and with appropriate rate.


    4.RF.3 I am learning to recognize and decode words with sound/spelling changes by identifying root words in multisyllabic words. 

    -changing y to i


    Spelling: 4.L.2  I am learning to use spelling patterns of root words in which a final y is changed to an i before the addition of a suffix.


    Vocabulary: 4.L.4  

    - context clues

    - Prefixes and suffixes

    - homographs and homophones

    Comprehension:  4.RI.7 Text Features

    I am learning to interpret information that is presented visually with text features and explain how the information helps me understand the text.

    AZCCRS: 4.RI.7

    - We will continue our standard week and will be reading multiple texts that have a variety of text features.

    - We will identify the features and then students will need to explain how this helps them interpret and better understand the text.

    - We will use a School City practice test and take an in process and assessment this week. 


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

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


    This week: We will continue with our unit on Opinion Writing.  Students will learn how to revise their rough drafts by making changes to include a variety of sentence types.  Students will also "reverse flee map" their essays both with partners and individually so they can make sure they have all the parts of an Opinion 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.

    We are NO longer completing the reading response.

    The packets are due on Mondays and are handed out on Mondays.


    **Updated for week of Jan. 23rd

🗺️This Week in Social Studies🏛️

  • Social Studies:

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

                 This week we will be discussing OPOs (Other People's Opinions) and identifying if they are in our best interest or not.

    4.H2.1  Describe the cycles of conflict and compromise that occurred in the Americas during the convergence of Europeans, American Indians, and Africans in the Americas before and after European exploration.  

    This week: Students will dive into "Unit 3, Lesson 2: Spanish Exploration and Compromise" in our textbooks.  We will discuss what happens when different cultures meet, for example the Spanish explorers and the Aztec and Incas.  

    **Updated for Week of Jan. 23rd

🌧️This Week in Science🌊

  • Our unit on water continues..

    Inquiry Questions and Activities of the Week:

    Where does all the water come from in the water cycle?

    What do people do to save a town from a hurricane?

    Quarter 3 Science Standards:

    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
    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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