October
3-7
Language Arts

Objective 5.01 Use correct capitalization (e.g., names of languages, nationalities, musical compositions) and punctuation (e.g., commas in a series, commas in direct address, commas and quotation marks in dialogue, apostrophes in possessives).

*Quotation Marks

*Use various sheets for HW as needed.
Reading

Objective 2.08
Verify the meaning or accuracy of the author's statement(s) by referencing the text or other resources.

*Fact and Opinion

*Use various F/O sheets for HW as needed.

*Continue with reading groups/centers this week.
Math

Objective 1.02
Strategies for multiplying and dividing numbers

Objective 5.02
Translate among symbolic, numeric, verbal, and pictorial representations of number relationships.
Social Studies

Objective 1.01
Locate, in absolute and relative terms, major landforms, bodies of water and natural resources in North Carolina.

Objective 1.02
Describe and compare physical and cultural characteristics of the regions.

Objective 1.03
Suggest some influences that location has on life in North Carolina such as major cities, recreation areas, industry, and farms.

Objective 1.04
Evaluate ways the people of North Carolina used, modified, and adapted to the physical environment, past and present.

Objective 1.05
Assess human movement as it relates to the physical environment.
Other
Monday
Grammar Sentence

How? Read The Grouchy Lady Bug (or another book with dialogue) to students. Discuss how quotation marks were used in the story and other punctuation.
ClassScape Pretest on Fact/Opinion

Introduce Fact vs Opinion
How? Use PowerPoint to introduce students to Facts vs. Opinions
Assess: Spaghetti F/O cut and paste


Review Multiplying a two or three digit number by a one digit number
How? Put problems on the SmartBoard for Students to work in pairs
Assess: Quick Checks

Problem Solving: Draw a picture and write an equation

How? Brainstorm as a class times when you would need to draw a picture to solve a problem.

Pages 116-118

If time allows Assess: Quick Check

HW: Math Book pgs. 122-123 Even Numbers
Read pages 2-3 in the Social Studies book to learn about the 5 themes of Geography.
Video on 5 themes (about 15 minutes long) http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=52E7BB9F-807C-484E-9A55-50AD881AA524&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Students will do a Pre-Test of the 5 themes of geography of NC in their Social Studies book on page 5. They write what they think NC has for each of the 5 themes.
Thinkfinity Training 3:15-5:15

PTO 5:30 (Stott)
Tuesday
Grammar Sentence

How? Use PowerPoint to introduce using quotation marks. Have students look back over their grammar sentences to see when quotation marks were needed.

Assess: Complete Quiz http://webinstituteforteachers.org/97/jlyman/default/quiz/factopquiz.html
As a class

How? Have students write down either a fact or opinion on an index card. Collect cards and mix up. Pass out cards and have students decide if their statement is a fact or opinion.
Check HW
Review Topic 5
How? Use pgs. 120-121
Assess: Topic 5 Test in Computer Lab
Lesson 1
How? Read Lesson 1 together and discuss
Assess: Have students complete the Lesson 1 Review
11:30 Library (Koufopoulos)
Wednesday
Grammar Sentence

How? Watch http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=017A1E63-BF20-4E9F-9A98-CCE5E68107CF&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

Give students a scenario and have them write a dialogue for the scenario.
How? Use http://www.eduplace.com/ss/hmss/ca/skills/fact.html
To review F/O

Assess: Use Fact or Opinion WS
Topic 6 Lesson 1
How? Use Animation CD to introduce lesson
Use pgs.128-129
HW: 6-1 in Practice Book
Lesson 2
How? Read Lesson 2 together and discuss
Assess: Have students complete the Lesson 2 Review
Leadership 3:20 (Stott)
Thursday
Grammar Sentence

How? Have students share and correct their dialogues with a partner.
Review F/O
How? Use http://pbskids.org/arthur/games/factsopinions/

Remind students they will have a quiz on F/O tomorrow
Topic 6 Lesson 2
How? Use Animation CD to introduce lesson
Use pgs. 130-131
HW: 6-2 in Practice Book
Lesson 3
How? Read Lesson 3 and discuss
Assess: Have students complete the Lesson 3 Review

Friday
Grammar Sentence

Assess: Use Time to Talk WS
Assess: Use Is That A Fact? WS
Assess: Quick Checks 6-1 and 6-2

Topic 6 Lesson 3
How? Use Animation CD to introduce lesson
Use pgs 132-133
Lesson 4
How? Read Lesson 4 and discuss
Assess: Have students complete the Lesson 4 Review


This week fourth grade will also be starting guided reading groups.
The rotations will include a group with the teacher, one doing seatwork, one in learning stations, and the other with the TA.
This week the TA will be used to manage students while the teacher pulls her group.
Learning Stations:
  • Smartboard- multiplication activity
  • Computers- type spelling words 3 times each
  • dry erase boards- write spelling words in cursive.
Seatwork- Accelerated Math
Teacher's group: Three Apples story with differentiated activities

The rest of this weeks plans. (I was having technical difficulties.)

September 26-30

Math

Obj 1.02-Develop fluency with multiplication and division:* Strategies for multiplying and dividing numbers.
  • Estimation of products and quotients in appropriate situations.
  • Relationships between operations
5.03-Verify mathematical relationships using:* Order of operations.

Language Arts

Grammar

Objective 5.01Use correct capitalization (e.g., names of languages, nationalities, musical compositions) and punctuation (e.g., commas in a series, commas in direct address, commas and quotation marks in dialogue, apostrophes in possessives).

Science

Other Information

Monday 26th

Review Order of Operations
How? Handout on order of operations (given to you by Koufopoulos at the end of last week)
Homework-Finish handout, or have students create their own equations with multiple operations.
Tues. the students could exchange equations and try it with the order of operations.



Tuesday 27th

Topic 5-1 & 5-3: Multipliying by powers of ten and estimating products.
Introduce/Review multiplying by powers of ten.
How?
Video on multiplying by multiples of ten
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=AE5327B6-BD54-44C4-AEB8-8063671052A9&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US (just watch the one segment)
video on estimating products
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=31442874-B32C-468D-A110-CBE749E67B2C&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Practice independently on pages 96 & 100. With partners , students compare their work to check.
Homework- Practice Book 5-1 & 5-3


CHARTS due today.
Progress Reports go home.

(Stott) Library 11:00-11:45

Wednesday 28th

Check homework.
Assess: Quick Check 5-1 & 5-3
Introduce problem solving and making sure answers are reasonable.
How?Determine with the class what reasonable means.
Synergize with students of examples of how you may get an answer and then know right away that it is not reasonable.
Pages 102-104 Start doing problems together. Once students seem to have a grasp on the concept let them do some problems in groups.
Check group answers, then have them finish the rest on their own.
Homework- Practice Book 5-4



Thursday 29th

Check homework
Assess: Quick Check 5-4
Introduce 5-6 and 5-7 Multiplying 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 number
How?
http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/learn/navigateIDP.do?method=vlo&internalId=02090004000057
http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/learn/navigateIDP.do?method=vlo&internalId=02090004000058
Pages 110-115 together/partners
Homework- PB 5-6 & 5-7



Friday 30th

Check homework
Assess: Quick Check
Problem Solving: Draw a picture and write an equation
How? Brainstorm as a class times when you would need to draw a picture to solve a problem.
Pages 116-118
If time allows Assess: Qucik Check


Hat & Jeans Day for United Way

September 19-23

Math

5.03 Verify mathematical relationships using:
Order of operations and the identity, commutative,
associative, and distributive properties.

Science

1.01 Observe and describe how all living and nonliving things affect the life of a particular animal including:
  • Other animals.
  • Plants.
  • Weather.
  • Climate.
1.02 Observe and record how animals of the same kind differ in some of their characteristics and discuss possible advantages and disadvantages of this variation.
1.03 Observe and discuss how behaviors and body structures help animals survive in a particular habitat.
1.04 Explain and discuss how humans and other animals can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats.
1.05 Recognize that humans can understand themselves better by learning about other animals.

Language Arts

1.01 Use word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when encountering unknown words (graphophonic, syntactic, semantic).
1.03 Identify key words and discover their meanings and relationships through a variety of strategies.
2.05 Make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and support by referencing the text.
4.07 Compose fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using self-selected and
assigned topics and forms (e.g., personal and imaginative narratives, research
reports, diaries, journals, logs, rules, instructions).

Other


Monday

review Lesson 3-3
Multiplication Properties and Lesson 3-4 3 and 4 as Factors
How:
ind. do WB 3-4 and check together
Assess:
ind. do QC 3-3/QC 3-4 and collect
introduce Lesson 3-5 6, 7, and 8 as Factors
How:
watch Visual Learning(on Common Drive)
do pg.64(7-10) together
HW:
WB 3-5
*test Friday on Topic 3
(the following will be integrated with reading activities and skills)
How:
*throughout week use these ws to read aloud whole group and discuss reptiles:
Can You Tell a 'Gator From a Croc?(comprehension ws and writing activity ws)
Chameleons
Is That a Boa or a Python?
A Reptile of Many Talents
watch video:
Cool Creatures: Reptiles
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=63C88B7F-A656-43DD-83E5-
Assess:
students ind. complete ws and collect
Grammar:
practice various skills
each day through writing activity
How:
mini lessons on certain skills
ind. continue writing story using PowerPoint activity
Assess:
check together and discuss whole group corrections to sentences
introduce spelling words with Long a Sound
How:
choral read with class
using ws practice writing words in cursive
HW:
practice writing spelling words in cursive a second time
*spelling test Friday
4:00 Koufopoulos NTSS at Adams

Tuesday

check hw
introduce Lesson 3-6 10, 11, and 12 as Factors
How:
watch Visual Learning(on Common Drive)
do pg.66(7-10) together
HW:
WB 3-6

check hw
review making generalizations
How:
external image pdf.png [[file/view/Generalize.pdf|Generalize.pdf]]
(use book of choice to model skill)
do together whole group
HW:
spelling word search ws
Book Fair Begins
10:30
Boswell Guidance
11:00 Chorus Practice

Wednesday

check hw
review Lessons 3-5 and 3-6
Assess:
ind. do QC 3-5/QC 3-6 and collect
introduce Order of Operations
How:
external image empty.png [[file/view/Order+of+Operations.ppt|Order of Operations.ppt]]

check hw(exchange word search with a partner)
introduce The Great Kapok Tree(pgs.364-377)
How:
review vocabulary words
review making generalizations
begin reading story aloud
HW:
choose 10 spelling words and write sentences with them
*test on story Friday
1:00
Early Release
1:45 Observation Orientation
3:00 Leadership Team (Stott)

Thursday

review Order of Operations
How:
in groups students play Score Game:
http://mathlearnnc.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/
Servers/Server_4507209/File/Instructional%20Resources/G4Alg.pdf
Assess:
ind. do Order of Operations ws and collect
HW:
Book pgs.70-71
*test tomorrow on Topic 3

check hw
ind. do spelling alphabetical order activity and check together
finish reading story
discuss story and review vocabulary words
watch video:
The Tropical Rainforest Habitat
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=A50F5686-C3C9-4431-838E-
ind. do Rain Forests ws and collect
HW:
write spelling words 4 x each and study for test
*test tomorrow on story
11:00-2:00 Planning
1:30 Koufopoulos Guidance
7:00
Title I Meeting and Open House

Friday

check hw
review for test
Assess:
test online for Topic 3

check hw
Assess:
take spelling test and collect
test online for The Great Kapok Tree
School Pictures



Sept. 12-16 2011
Math

Focus:

1.01 Develop number sense for rational numbers 0.01 through 99,999.
  • Connect model, number word, and number using a variety of representations.
  • Build understanding of place value (hundredths through ten thousands).
  • Compare and order rational numbers.
  • Make estimates of rational numbers in appropriate situations.
1.04 Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of non-negative rational numbers with like denominators, including decimal fractions through hundredths.
  • Develop and analyze strategies for adding and subtracting numbers.
  • Estimate sums and differences.
  • Judge the reasonableness of solutions.
Language Arts

Grammar Focus:

5.01 Use correct capitalization (e.g., names of languages, nationalities,

musical compositions) and punctuation (e.g., commas in a series, commas in

direct address, commas and quotation marks in dialogue, apostrophes in

possessives).

Reading Focus:
2.05 Make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and support by referencing the text.
Science

Focus:

1.01 Observe and describe how all living and nonliving things affect the life of a particular animal including:
  • Other animals.
  • Plants.
  • Weather.
  • Climate.
1.02 Observe and record how animals of the same kind differ in some of their characteristics and discuss possible advantages and disadvantages of this variation.

1.03 Observe and discuss how behaviors and body structures help animals survive in a particular habitat.

Main Focus is on birds this week using the compare and contrast skill from Reading.

We are using this week to catch up with activities that have not been completed so far.
Other Information
Monday
Review Topic 2 for Topic Test Tomorrow
Assessment: Quiz on Subtracting across zeros

HOMEWORK: Math Book pg50-51
Grammar:

do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills

How:

*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
*discuss capitalization of weekdays, months, and holidays.
*complete Silly Scramble and collect

Reading:
Fourth Grade Common Assessment
Assess: Students complete the Fourth Grade Common Assessment to collect data for planning

Attendance Verification Due

Meeting with Science Rep during Planning

Book Fair (Boswell)

11:30 Dr. Bulson Visit

5:30 PTO Meeting (Koufopoulos)
Tuesday
Review homework
Topic 2 Test
Assess: Students complete the Topic 2 test online in the computer lab
Grammar:

do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills

How:

*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
*discuss capitalization of titles
*complete Tricky Titles and collect

Reading: Introduce vocabulary from The Great Kapok Tree
How:
*copy down definitions for the words in notebook and use in a sentence
HOMEWORK: Vocabulary Worksheet
Compare/
contrast Mockingbirds, Road Runners, and Macaroni Penguins
Assess: complete quiz comparing birds using notes

Watch video on Polar Bears http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=3BAB2E65-2539-4E6E-9C7E-FD1ADCCC1582&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

Watch video on grizzly bears http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=F3C94020-4605-43FB-8FC0-69128ADF5079&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

Compare and Contrast Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears

How? T-chart as a class

HOMEWORK- Bubble map comparing Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears
Boy Scout Visit

Book Fair (Stott)

Topic 2 Test in Lab (Stott, Boswell, Koufopoulos)
Wednesday
Fourth Grade Common Assessment
Assess: Students complete the Fourth Grade Common Assessment to collect data for planning
Grammar:

do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills

How:

*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
*discuss capitalization in a friendly letter
*complete Camp Cayuga and collect

Reading:
Review vocabulary words
How: check over homework

Introduce Making Generalizations
How: Use generalization powerpoint


HOMEWORK: Generalization Worksheet

10:15-11:15 Book Fair (Koufopoulos

3:30 Staff Meeting
Thursday
Introduce 3-3 Multiplication Properties
How: Watch http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=0977C069-811A-4D53-8D01-8DAF976A35B2&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US Grade 04: Multiplication Properties
Independent practice: Have students make posters for the different properties
HOMEWORK: WB 3-3
Grammar:

do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills

How:

*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
*discuss capitalization of quotes
*complete Crazy Quotes and collect

Reading:
Check homework
Continue discussion of Generalizations
How: Use pages 360-361 to continue discussion of generalizations
HOMEWORK: Generalization Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting fish and whales

How? Discuss characteristics of fish as a class. Watch this video on whales http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=DFBEE6D2-B7A9-4707-8A5E-080FA64C6A9E&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

Compare and Contrast using the bubble map

HOMEWORK- T-chart comparing and contrasting fish and whales

Friday
Check homework

Assess: Quiz on Multiplication Properties
Introduce the Distributive Property
How: Watch http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=C194C883-BF30-41C0-925A-6EECDD22E312&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US Grade 04: The Distributive Property
Independent Practice pg. 62 1-10
Grammar:

do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills

How:

*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
Assess: Students complete quiz using vocabulary from grammar sentences written so far, and make corrections to sentences.
Culminating Activity with Birds

How: Bird Fact Card Scavenger Hunt. Teacher will hide fact cards around the room in random places. Some may be hidden in obvious places, but some should be hard to find. Students will be given a notes page that has a fill in the blank statement for each fact card on birds. The students will be given 30 minutes to go around the room and find all of the fact cards on birds and complete their notes page.

Assess:** Notes pages will be collected at the end of the Scavenger Hunt to be graded. Ask students was there anything surprising that they found out during the hunt.
Data and Pre-Planning Sheet due


Good link for hands on Math resources:
http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/RR/database/RR.09.99/sawatzky1/

Sept 6-9 2011
No School Monday
Math
Focus:
1.01 Develop number sense for rational numbers 0.01 through 99,999.
  • Connect model, number word, and number using a variety of representations.
  • Build understanding of place value (hundredths through ten thousands).
  • Compare and order rational numbers.
  • Make estimates of rational numbers in appropriate situations.
1.04 Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of non-negative rational numbers with like denominators, including decimal fractions through hundredths.
  • Develop and analyze strategies for adding and subtracting numbers.
  • Estimate sums and differences.
  • Judge the reasonableness of solutions.
Language Arts
Spelling Focus:
1.01 Use word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when
encountering unknown words (graphophonic, syntactic, semantic).
Grammar Focus:
5.01 Use correct capitalization (e.g., names of languages, nationalities,
musical compositions) and punctuation (e.g., commas in a series, commas in
direct address, commas and quotation marks in dialogue, apostrophes in
possessives).
Reading Focus:
2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by
referencing the text to determine the:
  • plot.
  • theme.
  • main idea and supporting details.
  • author's choice of words.
  • mood.
  • author's use of figurative language.
3.05 Analyze and integrate information from one or more sources to expand understanding of text including graphs, charts, and/or maps.
Science
Focus:
1.01 Observe and describe how all living and nonliving things affect the life of a particular animal including:
  • Other animals.
  • Plants.
  • Weather.
  • Climate.
1.02 Observe and record how animals of the same kind differ in some of their characteristics and discuss possible advantages and disadvantages of this variation.
1.03 Observe and discuss how behaviors and body structures help animals survive in a particular habitat.
Main Focus is on birds this week using the compare and contrast skill from Reading.
*Reading and Science go hand and hand and will overlap this week.*
Other Information
Tuesday
Topic 2-2 Estimate sums and differences
How? Math book pages 32-33 watch animation to introduce topic:
http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/learn/navigateIDP.do?method=vlo&internalId=02090004000031
Independent practice #9-24
HOMEWORK: Prac. book page 2-2
Spelling- Introduce spelling words. How? Choral read with class.
As a class write the spelling list once in cursive.
HOMEWORK- Practice writing words in cursive a second time.
Reading/Science- Skill: Compare and Contrast types of birds
How? Read non-fiction text on Roadrunners as a class.
Assess: Students will take a quick quiz on Roadrunners after discussing the article.
HOMEWORK- Crumbs to the Birds poem with comprehension questions
Reading/Science- Watch video on Polar Bears http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=3BAB2E65-2539-4E6E-9C7E-FD1ADCCC1582&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Watch video on grizzly bears http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=F3C94020-4605-43FB-8FC0-69128ADF5079&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Compare and Contrast Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears
How? T-chart as a class
HOMEWORK- Bubble map comparing Polar Bears and Grizzly Bears
Attendance Verification Sheet due
Medical Sheets due if they haven’t already been turned in. Way to go Mrs. K!
1:15-2:15 Stott/Library Dewey Hunt
Wednesday
Check HW
Assess: Quick Check 2-1 & 2-2 (2-1 was not taught, but students should already have an understanding of it)
Topics 2-4 & 2-5 Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
How? Introduce with visual concepts
2-4: http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/learn/navigateIDP.do?method=vlo&internalId=02090004000033
2-5: http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/learn/navigateIDP.do?method=vlo&internalId=02090004000034

Extra practice with addition. Fun for kids to see how much their name is "worth".

This is a fun game to use as a review or with a small group of students.
(This should be a quick review for students.)
Independent Practice pg. 38 #10-24 even & pg. 40 #8-26 even

Quick quiz with exam view for adding and subtracting whole numbers. (You should be able to save the file and then import it into CPS to use in class.)
HOMEWORK: Prac. Book 2-4 & 2-5
Spelling- Check homework.
HOMEWORK- Cut and paste alphabetical order.
Reading/Science- Skill: Compare and Contrast types of birds
How? Read non-fiction text on Mockingbirds as a class.
Assess: Students will take a quick quiz on Mocking birds after discussing the article.
Reading/Science- Comparing and Contrasting fish and whales
How? Discuss characteristics of fish as a class. Watch this video on whales http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=DFBEE6D2-B7A9-4707-8A5E-080FA64C6A9E&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
Compare and Contrast using the bubble map
HOMEWORK- T-chart comparing and contrasting fish and whales
1:30-2:30 Koufopoulos/
Library Dewey Hunt
3:20 Faculty Meeting
Thursday
Check homework with partners
Assess: Quick Check 2-4 & 2-5
Topic 2-6 Subtracting Across Zeros
Visual: http://www.pearsonsuccessnet.com/snpapp/learn/navigateIDP.do?method=vlo&internalId=02090004000035

(This is not the exact same ppt that we used last year, but it does a great job explaining it.)
Independent Practice: pg. 42 #9-28
HOMEWORK: Prac. Book 2-6/ Study for test
*Great game for computer lab. Students have to think backwards quickly to solve subtraction problems. http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/SpeedGrid/Subtraction/urikasub1res.html
Spelling- Check homework with a partner.
HOMEWORK- Cryptogram puzzle (on back of sheet with word list)
Reading/Science- Skill: Compare and Contrast types of birds
How? Read non-fiction text on Macaroni Penguins as a class.
Assess: Students will take a quick quiz on Macaroni Penguins after discussing the article.
As a class review the traits that are similar and different among all three types of birds.
Reading/Science **Culminating Activity with Birds
How? Bird Fact Card Scavenger Hunt. Teacher will hide fact cards around the room in random places. Some may be hidden in obvious places, but some should be hard to find. Students will be given a notes page that has a fill in the blank statement for each fact card on birds. The students will be given 30 minutes to go around the room and find all of the fact cards on birds and complete their notes page.
Assess: Notes pages will be collected at the end of the Scavenger Hunt to be graded. Ask students was there anything surprising that they found out during the hunt.

11:30-12:30 Boswell/Library Dewey Hunt
Friday
Check homework
Assess: Quick Check 2-6 with additional across zeros subtraction problems
Review for test
Assess: Test on Topic 2
(The modified Topic 2 test is available for taking online. Teachers need to set up their classes in www.pearsonsuccessnet.com )
Spelling- Assess: Spelling Test. Write words once in print and once in cursive as words are called aloud.
Reading- Assess: Students will take a test on comparing and contrasting the three different types of birds they have learned this week.


August 29-

September 2

*review CHAMPS throughout week

Math

Focus:
1.01 Develop number sense for rational numbers
0.01 through 99,999.

Language Arts

Spelling Focus:
1.01 Use word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when
encountering unknown words (graphophonic, syntactic, semantic).
Grammar Focus:
5.01 Use correct capitalization (e.g., names of languages, nationalities,
musical compositions) and punctuation (e.g., commas in a series, commas in
direct address, commas and quotation marks in dialogue, apostrophes in
possessives).
Reading Focus:
2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by
referencing the text to determine the:
  • plot.
  • theme.
  • main idea and supporting details.
  • author's choice of words.
  • mood.
  • author's use of figurative language.

Science

Focus:
1.01 Observe and describe how all living and nonliving things affect the life of a particular animal including:
  • Other animals.
  • Plants.
  • Weather.
  • Climate.
1.02 Observe and record how animals of the same kind differ in some of their characteristics and discuss possible advantages and disadvantages of this variation.
1.03 Observe and discuss how behaviors and body structures help animals survive in a particular habitat.
1.04 Explain and discuss how humans and other animals can adapt their behavior to live in changing habitats.
1.05 Recognize that humans can understand themselves better by learning about other animals.

Other

Monday

introduce Lesson 1-1 Thousands and Lesson 1-3 Comparing
and Ordering Whole Numbers, review multiplication facts
How:
Animation CD,
http://school.nettrekker.com/goExternal?np=/external.ftl&pp=/error.ftl&evlCode=306010&productName,
bookwork, PDSA on multiplication facts, practice multiplication facts with a partner
HW:
Practice 1-1/Practice 1-3 ws, study multiplication facts
*test on Topic 1 Friday and pop quiz on multiplication facts this week
Spelling:
introduce short a and short e sounds using Spelling List 1 ws
How:
say words together whole group, practice writing words in cursive
Grammar:
do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills
How:
*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
Reading:
introduce cause and effect
How:
, ,
read together The Storm is Coming ws and complete some of the questions as a group
HW:
finish Spelling List 1 ws, finish reading ws
*spelling test Friday
introduce animal classifications
How:
watch Discovery Education video
Animal Groups: Beginning Classification
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=239BE623-7C44-4FC9-AC0B-

Tuesday

review Lessons 1-1 and 1-3
check hw
Assess:
ind. do Quick Check 1-1/1-3 ws and collect
introduce Lesson 1-4 Rounding Whole Numbers
How:
Animation CD, bookwork,

HW:
Practice 1-4, study multiplication facts
Spelling:
check hw
Grammar:
do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills
How:
*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
Reading:
review cause and effect
How:
,
read aloud "If You Give A Moose A Muffin" and discuss examples
of cause and effect, use Cause and Effect ws to write examples from story
HW:
Word Scramble ws and A Sentence Relationship ws
review animal classifications
How:

do Invertebrates and Vertebrates ws in pairs and check together

Wednesday

review Lesson 1-4
check hw
Assess:
ind. do Cow Rounding ws and collect
introduce Lesson 1-5 Using Money to Understand Decimals
and 1-6 Counting Money and Making Change
How:
Animation CD, bookwork, manipulatives with partners using Produce Purchasing ws,
Food to Go ws
HW:
Practices 1-5 and 1-6
Spelling:
check hw
review words
ind. do Alphabetical Order ws and check together
Grammar:
do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills
How:
*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
Reading:
check hw
HW:
Make a Word Search ws and A Super Space Place ws
review Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Assess:
ind. do Vertebrate Classifications ws and collect

Thursday

review Lessons 1-5 and 1-6
check hw
Assess:
ind. do Quick Check 1-5 and 1-6 ws, Money Word Problems ws and collect
review for test
HW:
Reteaching pgs. 24-25 in book
*test tomorrow
Spelling:
exchange hw and let students complete word search
Grammar:
do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills
How:
*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
Reading:
check hw
HW:
Cryptogram Puzzle ws and study spelling words for test
introduce carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores
How:

Assess:
ind. do Is That Mammal a Carnivore, Herbivore, or Omnivore? ws and collect

Friday

check hw
Assess:
ind. do Topic 1 Test and collect
Spelling:
check hw
Assess:
give verbal test and collect
Grammar:
do PowerPoint activity practicing combination of skills
How:
*write sentences/vocabulary words and definitions in notebook
Reading:
review cause and effect
Assess:
ind. do A Peachy Beach Day ws and collect
ind. do Is That a Frog or Toad? ws and collect
Medical Sheet due to
Mrs. Sullivan

"How Fourth Grade Uses Accelerated Math in the Classroom"

  • Primarily used as a tool to determine which students need extra practice with certain objectives.
  • Objectives are assigned based on skills that have been taught.
  • All Fourth Grade Library objectives mastered in the Third Grade are deleted at the beginning of the year.
  • Goals are differentiated for each student every Nine Weeks.
  • Usually completed as part of morning work and when all other assignments are finished.
  • All tests are completed in the classroom.
  • Students who do not make 80% or better on practices are pulled by a teacher, assistant, or volunteer to make corrections and review the skill.
  • Grades are given based on the final Practice Average and Test Average for the Nine Weeks.
  • If a student reaches 100% of their goal, they are given an extra 100 as a classwork grade.
  • If a student does not reach their goal, they are counted exempt from that classwork grade. (It does not count against them.)

"How Fourth Grade Uses Accelerated Reader in the Classroom"

  • Goals are differentiated for each student every Nine Weeks.
  • Students may use their books when taking a test. (Stott- "I only let my students use their book if it is a chapter book.")
  • Usually completed as part of morning work and when all other assignments are finished.
  • Grades are given based on the final Test Average for the Nine Weeks.
  • If a student reaches 100% of their goal, they are given an extra 100 as a classwork grade.
  • If a student does not reach their goal, they are counted exempt from that classwork grade. (It does not count against them.)







EOG Ideas and Links

Lots of EOG review activities and links

Ideas for Reading EOG Review

Jeopardy Game with Genre, Runners, Literary Elements, etc

Ideas for Math EOG Review

Students could use this link in the computer lab. They just click on a standard and practice that skill.
Several Math I have...Who has?
Math Study Jams! :)

This Teacher's guide explains how to do some thing we may not have known our calculator could do, and it has activities for the students!
From Texas Instruments: 13 activities for 4th-6th grade students the help practice Math along with calculator skills.
This website has the calculator riddles and we could use the indicators as part as a review.
The Calculator Alphabet:
Upside-down numbers: 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Letters: O I Z E h S g L B G

Calculator Riddles:
  1. What is the only thing that gets larger the more you take away?
    25,000 – 68 – 952 – 8,956 – 11,320 =
  2. Picture these U.S. Coins: a nickel, a penny, and a dime. OK? Ellie's parents have 3 children. One is Nick and another is Penny. Who is the third?.05 ÷ .01 ÷ .10 × 3 × 211 + 123 =
  3. Bill subtracted numbers for 20 minutes, Bess multiplied them, and Leslie added them.
    • Who was more exhausted when they finished?9 + 57 + 868 + 7920 + 93,208 + 215,475 =
    • Who went into debt when they were finished?17,865 – 9,438 – 607 – 95 – 7 =
    • Who got the most work done in 20 minutes?.3 × 2 × 2.6 × 20 × 7.1 × 25 =


May 2-6

Math

4.01 Collect, organize, analyze, and display data
(including line graphs and bar graphs) to solve problems.

Reading

2.05 Make inferences, draw conclusions, make
generalizations, and support by referencing the text.
*This objective will be focused on during SPARK this week

Science/Social Studies

Various goals will be incorporated into reading passages

Other


Monday

Review previous lessons from before break
(catch up as needed)
(focus on 17-2 Bar Graphs and 17-5 Line Graphs)
HW is Population Growth ws/Bake Sale ws and tell students there will be a test on Friday
Use ws with mini paragraphs and multiple choice questions throughout week
Use following ws throughout week:
A Star-Spangled Story
Lunch or Junk?
America's Lost Colony
Oceans in Danger
3:20 IT Meeting(Boswell)
5:30 PTO Board
Meeting (Boswell)

Tuesday

Check hw
Ind. do Hannah and Her Cousins ws/Scouts' Honors ws
and Best-Selling Books ws/Cleveland's Weather Update ws
Collect ws
Introduce 17-7 Median, Mode, and Range
Use PowerPoint(stop after the mode slides)

Practice in book on pgs. 414-415 in class
HW is PB 17-7




Wednesday

Check hw
Ind. do Median, Mode, and Range ws
Collect ws
Introduce 17-9 Reading Circle Graphs
Practice in book on pgs. 418-419 in class
HW is PB 17-9


3:20 Leadership Meeting(Stott)

Thursday

Check hw
Review lessons from Chapter 17
(catch up as needed)
HW is book pgs. 424-425(omit #8) and don't forget there is a test tomorrow


Progress Reports

Friday

Check hw
Take test and collect



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*Don't forget, we need to sign up for a time in the Tech Lab to do the career thing with Mayo. Maybe the first week back?

April 18-21

(Workday on Friday)

Math

Graphs
Obj 4.01 Collect, organize, analyze, and display data (including line graphs and bar graphs) to solve problems.

Reading

Context Clues
Obj 2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text and to clarify meaning of vocabulary
*Extra Worksheets may be used during SPARK of for classwork.

Science/ Social Studies

Other


Optional Menu for Spark

Monday

Use "Kinds of Graphs" sheet to introduce graphs and for students to keep as a notes sheet.
17-2 Interpreting Graphs pg. 404 Discuss page 404 together. Do page 405 individually.
HW: PB 17-2

(I haven't previewed this yet because I don't have smartboard on my computer at home.)
Use Smartboard Activity to introduce using context clues.
HW: "Using Context Clues" (sheet with the bear on one side and vocabulary matching on the other)
-Use various passages throughout the week to review previously learned concepts
11:15-12:00 Chorus

Tuesday

Check HW
17-3 Line Plots pg. 406 together
HW: PB 17-3
10:15-12ish Reading Practice EOG (Real Testing Conditions)
HW: Pleasure Wheels

Renaissance?
MTAC 3:20 (Stott)

Wednesday

Check HW
10:15-12ish
Math Practice EOG Calculator Active, then Inactive
Quick Check 17-2 & 17-3
17-4 Ordered Pairs pg. 408
HW PB 17-4
"You be the judge" Together
HW: "Teedie" Students can do the "my guess" column at home and then look up the definition tomorrow morning at school

Faculty Meeting 3:20

Thursday

Check HW
17-5 Line Graphs pg. 410
"Graphs Under Fire" Check together
(The Graph Quiz can be used this week as a quiz or after Spring Break as a review.)
Reading Skills Practice Test on Context Clues


April 11-15

Reading

2.02 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, and viewing by: making predictions.
3.02 Analyze characters, events, and plots from different selections and cite supporting evidence
This ppt has a lot of info you can use throughout the week.

Math(Decimals)

1.01 Develop number sense for rational numbers 0.01 through 99,999.
1.02 Develop fluency with multiplication and division.
1.04 Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of non-negative rational numbers with
like denominators, including decimal fractions through hundredths.

Science and Social Studies

Other Information

Monday

-Have students define vocabulary words and discuss meanings
-Introduce skill using pgs 392-393 and ppt

(I have been trying to find a fun way for the students to look up their definitions. Here is a template for a cool foldable for vocabulary. )
Homework:
Spelling WS p. 61
Running Passage
-Do Adding and Subtracting Decimals ws and collect
-Review adding/subtracting decimals
Homework: Adding and Subtracting Decimals WS
-Use various passages throughout the week to review previously learned concepts

Tuesday

-Check homework
-Read "The Houdini Box" with students
Homework:
Spelling WS p. 62
Mermaid Passage
-Check homework
-Do Quick Checks 13-2 and 13-3 and collect
-Introduce Lesson 13-5 Multiplying a Whole Number by a Decimal
Homework:13-5 in WB

3:20 Statesville Meeting (Stott and Koufopoulos)

Wednesday

-Check homework
-Have students reread story with a partner and complete the Scavenger Hunt WS
Homework:
Spelling WS p. 63
Snake Passage
-Check homework
-Students complete and collect 13-4 and 13-5 Quick Checks
-Students complete Decimal Review sheet and go over
Homework: Balancing Decimals WS

10:00 Daycare Visit
11:15-12:00 Chorus

Thursday

-Check homework
-Vocabulary quiz
-Complete and collect Fresh Reads
Homework:
-Spelling WS p. 64
-Reread story to study for test
-Check homework
-Use SmartBoard Lesson to review decimals

Homework: Math Book p. 310-311 Omit 6 and 12 (dividing decimals)

6:30 Parent Night

Friday

-Check homework
-Spelling Test
-Selection Test
-Check homework
-Topic 13 Test

Saturday Spring Fest 10:00-2:00










April 4-8

Math(Decimals)

1.01 Develop number sense for rational numbers 0.01 through 99,999.
1.02 Develop fluency with multiplication and division.
1.04 Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of non-negative rational numbers with
like denominators, including decimal fractions through hundredths.

Reading

3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and
evaluative processes by:
  • examining the reasons for characters' actions.
  • identifying and examining characters' motives.
  • considering a situation or problem from different characters' points of view.

Science

Goal 4: The learner will conduct investigations and use appropriate
technology to build an understanding of how food provides energy
and materials for growth and repair of the body.

Other Information

Monday

Introduce Lesson 13-1 Rounding Decimals and
Lesson 13-2 Estimating Sums and Differences of Decimals
Use PowerPoints:


Homework is Lessons 13-1 and 13-2 in wb
Read A Happy Hero passage together and discuss
Complete worksheet
Various worksheets will be used throughout week
IT Meeting 3:20 Kristen
PTO Board Meeting 5:30 Suzanne

Tuesday

Math ClassScape for Common Assessment
Check homework
Do Reteaching 13-1 and Quick Check 13-1 and collect
Introduce Lesson 13-3 Modeling Addition and Subtraction of Decimals
Homework is 13-3 in wb



Wednsday

Check homework
Do Quick Checks 13-2 and 13-3 and collect
Do Modeling Decimals ws and collect
Introduce Lesson 13-4 Adding and Subtracting Decimals
Use video:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2472800175616905853#
Homework is 13-4 in wb


Chorus 11:15-12:00
Report Card Pick Up 3:30-6:30

Thursday

Reading ClassScape for Common Assessment
Check homework
Do Adding and Subtracting Decimals ws and collect
Introduce Lesson 13-5 Multiplying a Whole Number by a Decimal
Homework is 13-5 in wb
*remind students tomorrow is the field trip(bring lunches and drinks, dress comfortable, be at school between 7:00-7:15, and be picked up around 4:30)


ILT I and II Meeting at Wells

Friday

Beach Field Trip


Beach Field Trip

March 29-April 1st

Math

1.04 Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of non-negative rational numbers with like denominators, including decimal fractions through hundredths.

Reading

2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the: author's use of figurative language

Science

Goal 4: The learner will conduct investigations and use appropriate technology to build an understanding of how food provides energy and materials for growth and repair of the body.

Other Information

Teacher Workday on Monday!

Tuesday

All week students will be reviewing adding and subtracting fractions. This includes mixed numbers.
Introduce spelling words and do Spelling Practice Book page 69 together.
Reading page 440-441 Character and Setting -Read "Frog Prince: The Sequel" and create a graphic organizer for the Bad Fairy
Vocabulary page 442- I have, who has? With vocabulary cards. Students can try this in groups or as a class.
HW: SPB 70, Reading Practice Book 173-174, The Metaphor Family and Similes
Food for Health Comprehension Sheet for homework
EOG night 6:30-7:30

Wednesday


Check HW (Shorter teaching time due to AM/AR rewards and chorus)
"Distracting Henri" Fresh Reads on Setting
HW: Onomatopoeia and Identifying Similes and Metaphors, SPB 71
Check Food for Health
Food is Fuel for Homework
Reward for AM & AR 100% of goal 10:15-11:15
Chorus 11:15-12:00
Grades due by noon

Thursday


Check HW
Divide class into 3 or 4 groups to read the play together. One student should read the stage directions.

Use the powerpoint to check comprehension and review for the test
HW: Simile sentences and hyperbole, SPB 72
Check Food is Fuel
Koufopoulos and Stott leave for Statesville at 3:30pm

Friday


Spelling Test (pg. 465j)
Vocabulary Quiz (includes "Something Wonderful" Fresh Read on Setting)
Figurative Language Quiz
Test on "King in the Kitchen" (Open book)

Koufopoulos and Stott Out


Fourth Grade Lesson Plans March 21-25

Reading

2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the: author's use of figurative language

Math

1.03: Solve problems using models, diagrams,
and reasoning about fractions and relationships among
fractions involving halves, fourths, eighths, thirds, sixths,
twelfths, fifths, tenths, hundredths, and mixed numbers.

Social Studies

3.02 Identify people, symbols, events, and
documents associated with North Carolina's
history.

Other Information

Monday
Introduce personification
Interactive Personification Link
Review Topic 10 Fractions
-Identifying fractions
-Equivalent fractions
-Simplifying fractions
-Mixed Numbers/Improper Fractions
-Comparing fractions
-Ordering fractions
HW: Math Book pg 242-243

8:30-11:30 Benchmark Testing (Boswell)
12:30-2:30 Benchmark Testing (Koufopoulos and Stott)
Tuesday
Introduce Smilies
Interactive Simlies
Test on Topic 10
Introduce Topic 11 Adding and Subtracting Fractions
2 min Video Demo
HW: Workbook 11-1
Read and discuss Lesson 3 together
Students independently fill out Lesson 3 sheet

Wednesday
Introduce Metaphors
Interactive Metaphors
Continue with Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Students complete and collect The Ultimate Adding Machine/Take a Closer Look
Introduce Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Video
HW: Adding/Subtracting Mixed Numbers Worksheet
Read and discuss Lesson 4 together
Students independently fill out Lesson 4 sheet
Barton Student 8:30-9:30
Thursday
Introduce Hyperboles
Have students write and illustrate their own hyperboles
Review Adding and Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers
HW: Review worksheet
Read and discuss Lesson 5 together
Students independently fill out Lesson 5 sheet

Friday
Figurative Language Quiz
Test on Topic 11
Review Unit 3
Test on Unit 3
End of 3rd Nine Weeks
Fun Friday for Behavior

AWESOME LINK FOR MATH!


Fourth Grade
Lesson Plans
March 14-18
Reading
2.05 The learner will make inferences,
draw conclusions, make generalizations, and support
by referencing the text.
1.02 The learner will infer word meanings from taught
roots, prefixes, and suffixes to decode words in text to
assist comprehension.
Math
Objective 1.03: Solve problems using models, diagrams,
and reasoning about fractions and relationships among
fractions involving halves, fourths, eighths, thirds, sixths,
twelfths, fifths, tenths, hundredths, and mixed numbers.
Social Studies
3.02 Identify people, symbols, events, and
documents associated with North Carolina's
history.
Other
Monday
Introduce spelling words
Look up definitions on pg.714 and discuss
Review context clues and generalize

Do DPB pg.288 together
Homework is DPB pg.283 and spelling ws pg.113
Throughout week various worksheets will be used to
review fractions for test next Tuesday
Finish reading and discussing throughout
week Early Statehood and The Civil War
Complete ws and collect
Pass out extra credit and discuss
Spark 2:00-2:45
IT Boswell 3:20
Tuesday
Check hw
Do together DPB pg.287
Begin reading together To Fly(pgs.716-731)
hw is spelling ws pg.114


Stott Benchmark Testing Reading 8:30-11
Boswell and Koufopoulos
Benchmark Testing Reading
12:30-2:30
SPARK CANCELED BECAUSE OF TESTING!
Parent Budget Night
7:00
Wednesday
Check hw
Ind. do Teamwork ws and collect
Finish reading story and discuss
Watch United Streaming video segment on The Wright Brothers from
Elementary Video Adventures: Inventors and Inventions
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=59E421AA-3B68-45BA-A2CA-
Homework is spelling ws pg.115, DPB pg.184, and
study for vocab. quiz


Early Release 1:00
Thursday
Check hw
Take vocab. quiz and collect
Ind. do Endless Energy ws and collect
Review story
Homework is spelling ws pg.116, study for
spelling test, and reread story for test


Spark 2:00-2:45
Friday
Check hw
Take spelling test and collect
Take test on story and collect
Ind. do Abraham Lincoln ws and collect
Watch United Streaming video Animated Hero
Classics: The Wright Brothers
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=CC96780E-6D65-4DCA-B06D-


Spark 2:00-2:45

Fourth Grade Lesson Plans

March 7-11

Reading

Practicing and maintaining reading and test taking strategies

Math

Objective 1.03: Solve problems using models, diagrams, and reasoning about fractions and relationships among fractions involving halves, fourths, eighths, thirds, sixths, twelfths, fifths, tenths, hundredths, and mixed numbers.

Social Studies

3.02 Identify people, symbols, events, and documents associated with North Carolina's history.

Other Information

Monday, March 7th

Throughout the week, students will have practice EOG passages and/or Daily Warm-Ups for homework. They will be checked together as the class the next day.
(Optional: What fraction am I WS as pop quiz)
Pass out Math Daily Warm-Ups,students have all week to complete, due Friday)
Fractions in Simplest Form 10-5
Daily Spiral Review 10-5
10-5 pg. 228 read and discuss #9-33 for independent practice
HW Practice Book page 67
-Read and discuss Lesson 1 Early Statehood(pgs.87-92)
-Independently do Early Statehood WS and collect
SPARK 2-2:45
IT (Boswell/Stott)
PTO Board Meeting @ 5:30

Tuesday, March 8th


Check HW/review simplest form
Quick Check 10-5 as quiz
10-6 Daily Spiral review
Introduce 10-6 Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers pg. 230-231 together pg. 232 independent practice
(Optional: Reducing Fractions worksheet for review)
HW Practice Book page 68
Complete Lesson 1
http://www.songsforteaching.com/folk/followthedrinkinggourd.htm
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/railroad/index.html
SPARK 2-2:45

Wednesday, March 9th


Check HW/review improper fractions
Quick Check 10-6/10-7 Daily Spiral review

Introduce Comparing Fractions pg. 234
Pages 234-235 together (students may use fraction bars in they need to)
HW: Practice Book page 69
(optional: finding equivalent fractions ws)

Really neat Jeopardy Game for NC Social Studies (includes NC geography, NC statehood, etc.)
Barton Students 8:15-9:15
Chorus 11:15-12:00
SPARK 2-2:45
Faculty Meeting after school

Thursday, March 10th


Check HW/review comparing fractions
Quick Check 10-7/Daily Spiral Review 10-8

10-8 Ordering Fractions pg. 236-237 together as a class
(Optional: 2nd Equivalent Fraction WS for review
HW: Practice Book pg. 70
-Read and discuss Lesson 2 The Civil War (pgs 93-98)
-Independently complete The Civil War WS
SPARK 2-2:45
ILT 3:45-5:15 Winstead (Koufopoulos)

Friday, March 11th


Check HW/review ordering fractions
Quick Check 10-8
Students may do pages 242-243 to prepare for the test (omit problem 7)
Finish Lesson 10 (except 10-9)
Review for test. Test next Tuesday.
Complete Lesson 2
Spring Pictures
SPARK 2-2:45



Fourth Grade Lesson Plans

February 28-March 4

Math

Goal 1: Fractions
(Mini Lessons throughout the week to review identifing fractions, equivalent fractions, and simplest form.)

Reading

2.05 Make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and support by referencing the text.

Social Studies

3.02 Identify people, symbols, events, and documents associated with North Carolina's history.

Other Information

Monday

-Use SMART board lesson to review equivalent fractions.
-Use math review sheets/practice book pages for HW throughout the week.
-Introduce making generalizations to students.
-Use PPT to help
-Introduce and discuss vocabulary with students. Have students copy definitions to study all week
-Introduce and discuss spelling words for the week. Talk about how to make plurals of nouns.
-Introduce irregular verbs to students. Use http://www.chompchomp.com/irregular01/irregular01.htm to help show how to determine the correct form of verb.
HW: Reading passage, Spelling/Grammar WS
-Begin Unit 3 North Carolina Statehood
-Read and discuss Lesson 1 Early Statehood(pgs.87-92)
-Independently do Early Statehood WS and collect
Science/Math Fair Reception 2:00
Spark 2:00-2:45
IT Team 4:00 (Koufopoulos/Boswell)

Tuesday

-Check HW
-Use SMART board lesson to review simplest form.
-Check HW
-Discuss Irregular verbs, and have students complete WS independently and collect
-Discuss vocabulary for the week.
- Introduce The Great Kapok Tree
-Read through story with students, stopping to discuss
-Complete Lesson 1
Recess 1:15-1:45
Spark 2:00-2:45

Wednesday

-Check HW
-Have students complete simplest form WS independently and collect for a grade
-Check HW
-Review vocabulary for the week.
-Finish reading/discussing story or have students re-read story with a partner.

Tornado Drill
Candy Man Ends
Chorus 11:15-12:00
Recess 1:15-1:45
Spark 2:00-2:45
MTAC (Stott)

Thursday

-Check HW
-Use word problem sheet to practice equivalent fractions and simplest form
-Check HW
-Review vocabulary and grammar for the week.
-Vocabulary and Grammar Quiz
-Have students re-read story and answer questions at the end of the story. Collect.
-Read and discuss Lesson 2 The Civil War (pgs 93-98)
-Independently complete The Civil War WS
PLC Planning 11:00-2:00
Recess 1:15-1:45
Spark 2:00-2:45

Friday

-Check HW
-Have students independently complete the word problem WS and collect.
-Check HW
-Review story and making generalizations.
-Selection Test on The Great Kapok Tree
-Complete Lesson 2
Spark 2:00-2:45

4th grade plans

February 21-25

Reading:

2.04 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the:
plot.
theme.
main idea and supporting details.
author's choice of words.
mood.
author's use of figurative language.

Math:

Goal 1: Fractions

Science:

Competency Goal 3: The learner will make observations and conduct investigations to build an understanding of magnetism and electricity.

Social Studies:

3.02 Identify people, symbols, events, and documents associated with North Carolina's history.

Other Information:

Monday

(do throughout week)
Reading Mini-Lesson
-watch Power Point on theme:
http://www.ereadingworksheets.com/reading-worksheets/theme-lesson.ppt
-watch United Streaming video on story Structure and theme:
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=FFBC755E-7389-411F-95C4-008707843B02&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
-do front of theme worksheet in groups and back of worksheet for homework
-do Daily Warm Up worksheets for classwork or homework
Spelling and Grammar throughout week is Suffixes
-use worksheets
-review Lessons 10-1 and 10-2
-introduce Lesson 10-3 Estimating Fractional Amounts(pgs.222-223)
-do Guided Practice together
-do Independent Practice and check together
-homework is Lesson 10-3 in wb and 10-3 DSR and POTD ws
(do throughout week)
-finish Lesson 8 for Electricity and Magnestism
-test on Electricity and Magnetism
(do throughout week)
-begin Unit 3 North Carolina Statehood
-read and discuss Lesson 1 Early Statehood(pgs.87-92)
-independently do Early Statehood ws and collect

Tuesday

Reading Common Assessment
-check hw
-play game:
http://www.visualfractions.com/FindGrampy/findgrampy.html
-Math Common Assessment
-hw is Estimating Fractions ws


Flexible Benefits Meeting

Wednesday


-NAEP Testing
-check hw
(start this lesson today if time, continue tomorrow if needed)
-introduce Lesson 10-4 Equivalent Fractions(pgs.224-226)
-use Power Point(stop when you get to practice in Activity Lab slide)
http://gets.gc.k12.va.us/elementary/math/EquivalentFractions.ppt
-do Guided Practice together
-do Independent Practice and check together
-hw is Lesson 10-4 and 10-4 DSR and POTD ws


NAEP
Chorus
County Spelling Bee
Progress Reports

Thursday


-check hw
-review Equivalent Fractions
-do 10-3 and 10-4 Quick Check and collect
-introduce Lesson 10-5 Fractions in Simplest Form(pgs.228-229)
-use Power Point
http://www.tes.co.uk/Download.aspx?storycode=6062631&type=X&id=6094846
-do Guided Practice together
-do Independent Practice and check together
-hw is Lesson 10-5 in wb and 10-5 DSR and POTD ws


Science and Math Fair Projects Due

Friday


-check hw
-review Fractions in Simplest Form




4th grade plans February 14th-18th

Reading:

Compare and Contrast
Objective 3.02 Analyze characters, events, and plots from different selections and cite supporting evidence

Math:

Goal 2.01 & 2.02 Area and Perimeter
Goal 1 Fractions

Science:

Electricity and Magnets
3.01 Observe and investigate the pull of magnets on all materials made of iron and the pushes or pulls on other magnets.
3.02 Describe and demonstrate how magnetism can be used to generate electricity.
3.04 Explain how magnetism is related to electricity.

Other Information

Monday

http://www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/samoset/rcccon1.htm Compare and contrast Kids Tutorial (share with the class)
Mother Goose Compare/Contrast Activity in Groups
http://www.castletechnology.com/showcase/Region%20III/Primary/Bempah-Mason/student_page.htm
Reteach/Review Area & Perimeter
Go over problems from the "first test" with the class.
HW Area & Perimeter WS
Optional: Enrichment WS for 14-3 and 14-8
-Introduce Lesson 8
-United Streaming video:
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=6E4A4FFF-3D1E-49CB-8E50-C7F28DB244FB&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
-Read through the lesson and complete the lesson outline with students
Valentine's Day Activities
Spark 2:00-2:45

Tuesday

http://www.readworks.org/lessons/grade4/compare-and-contrast/lesson-1
Comparing two non-fiction passages. Together as a class.
Check HW
Study for second area and perimeter test.
-Use the Magnet Lab to have students complete experiments with magnets
Spark 2:00-2:45

Wednesday

Transportation in New York Passage together as a class.
Homework: Comparing and Contrasting Editorials. Author's Purpose: To express ideas or feelings. Complete the Venn Diagram.
Test #2 Area and Perimeter
Introduce Topic 10
-United Streaming Video to introduce fractions (lessons 1 &2)
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=796343B9-3881-4AEB-BBD0-87D621E932C0&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
pg. 214
Lesson 1: Regions and Sets pg. 216
HW PB 33
-Have students complete Lesson 8 vocabulary and cloze activity
Early Release @ 1:00
Lunch provided by PTO
1:30-2:30 Vertical Planning with 5th
2:30-3:30 Vertical planning with 3rd
3:30-4:00 Planning with 4th

Thursday

Venus Flytrap Article & Poem
Comparing Texts
Check HW
10-2 Fractions and Division pg. 220
HW PB 34

Renaissance @ 9:20
Spark 2:00-2:45
Data Night 6:30-7:30

Friday

“Water Woes” and “The World in Our Hands: Protecting the Planet.” Students will complete a Venn diagram comparing two conferences: The World Water Forum and the International Children’s Conference on the Environment.
Check HW
10-3 Estimating Fractional Amounts pg. 222
(Use fraction bars from class manipulative sets as benchmark fractions.)
Study/Prepare for Test next week on Lessons 6 through 8.
Spark 2:00-2:45

4th grade plans February 7-11

Math

Area and Perimeter

2.01 Develop strategies to determine the area of rectangles and the perimeter of plane figures.
2.02 Solve problems involving perimeter of plane figures and areas of rectangles.

Reading

Various Goals and Objectives to practice EOG Test Taking Skills

Science

Electricity and Magnets

3.01 Observe and investigate the pull of magnets on all materials made of iron and the pushes or pulls on other magnets.
3.02 Describe and demonstrate how magnetism can be used to generate electricity.
3.03 Design and test an electric circuit as a closed pathway including an energy source, energy conductor, and an energy receiver.
3.04 Explain how magnetism is related to electricity.

Content Writing

4.05 Use planning strategies to generate topics and organize ideas (e.g.,
brainstorming, mapping, webbing, reading, discussion).
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic with specific, relevant, supporting details by using preliminary plans.

Other Information

Monday

-Introduce Lesson 14-7 Same Perimeter, Different Area and Lesson 14-8 Same Area, Different Perimeter
-HW is word problems on pg.333 and pg.335
Use various passages throughout the week to practice EOG reading skills
-Finish Lesson 7 on Current Electricty
-Use SMART board lesson to demonstrate currents
-Complete Lesson 7 Vocabulary and Cloze Test
Have students peer edit their papers, and conference with students as needed. After they have edited they should complete their final draft.
Spark and Corrective Reading 2:00-2:45

Tuesday

-Check homework
-Independently do Quick Check worksheet (both sides) and collect
-Review 14-7 and 14-8
-HW PB 14-7 and 14-8 Even Numbers only

-Introduce Lesson 8
-Read through the lesson and complete the lesson outline with students

Identikid Pictures
Recess 1:15-1:45
Spark and Corrective Reading 2:00-2:45
Students should be at 25% of their goals for AR and AM

Wednesday

-Check homework
-Review perimeter and area using the SMART board lesson
-HW have students create a word problem dealing with perimeter, and a word problem dealing with area



Chorus 11:15-12:00
Recess 1:15-1:45
Spark and Corrective Reading 2:00-2:45

Thursday

-Have students exchange problems and solve. Choose a few problems to share with the class.
-Review for test using problems from test in Math Book
-HW pg 342-343 Sets A, D, and E

-Use the Magnet Lab to have students complete experiments with magnets

Computer Lab 10:00-10:45
Recess 1:15-1:45
Spark and Corrective Reading 2:00-2:45
Tech Cafe: PDSA with Mayo (Optional)
ILT Meeting at Vinson-Bynum 3:45-5:15 (Koufopoulos)

Friday

-Check homework
-Review Area and Perimeter
-Topic 14 Test today

-Have students complete Lesson 8 vocabulary and cloze activity

Spark and Corrective Reading 2:00-2:45


4th grade plans January 31-February 4

Math

Area and Perimeter

2.01 Develop strategies to determine the area of rectangles and the perimeter of plane figures.
2.02 Solve problems involving perimeter of plane figures and areas of rectangles.

Reading

combination of goals and objectives

Science

Current Electricity

3.03 Design and test an electric circuit as a closed pathway including an energy source, energy conductor, and an energy receiver.
3.05 Describe and explain the parts of a light bulb.
3.06 Describe and identify materials that are conductors and nonconductors of electricity.
3.07 Observe and investigate that parallel and series circuits have different characteristics.
3.08 Observe and investigate the ability of electric circuits to produce light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects.

Content Writing

4.05 Use planning strategies to generate topics and organize ideas (e.g.,
brainstorming, mapping, webbing, reading, discussion).
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic with specific, relevant, supporting details by using preliminary plans.

Other Information

Monday

-Review Long Division
-Administer Long Division Test and collect
-take PreTest on Area and Perimeter in Computer Lab
-Introduce Lessons 14-1 and 14-2 Understanding Area and Area of Squares and Rectangles using Discovery Education Video The Assistant Professor: What is Area?(only watch first two lessons)
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=E702229C-02D1-4ABA-809F-9D537D144627&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
-HW is WB Lessons 14-1 and 14-2
-use various worksheets throughout week as classwork and homeowrk to reinforce skills
Begin today and work on completing throughout week:
-reading and discussing pgs.F76-F85
-complete Lesson Outline ws
-complete Lesson Vocabulary ws
-complete Cloze ws
-Tell students we will meet tomorrow to continue with writing assignment
-Remind Ghost Stories and Legends Group they need to have Graphic Organizer completed
Technology Lab 10:30-11:30(Boswell)
Spark 2:00-2:45
Corrective Reading Starts
IT after school (Boswell)

Tuesday

review Area using Discovery Education Video Maths Mansion: Show 32: The Worms Return
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=34343D85-4077-43DC-97F0-8EB30F86A894&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US
-check hw
-students independently do problems in book on pgs.316-317 and check together (Independent Practice and Problem Solving)
-HW is book pgs.318-319 (Independent Practice and Problem Solving)


-work on writing assignments in groups
Writing Groups 10:15-11:00
Spark 2:00-2:45

Wednesday

-check hw
-introduce Lesson 14-6 Perimeter using Power Point Area and Perimeter
-HW is WB Lesson 14-6 and 14-6 DSR and POTD


-conference with students
Spelling Bee 10:15
Chorus 11:15-12:00
VMath Consultant
Spark 2:00-2:45
MTAC/Leadership meeting after school (Stott)

Thursday

-check hw
-independently do ws on Area and Perimeter(both sides) and collect
-introduce Lesson 14-7 Same Perimeter, Different Area and Lesson 14-8 Same Area, Different Perimeter
-HW is word problems on pg.333 and pg.335


-conference with students
Spark 2:00-2:45
Workshop afterschool with Mayo (optional)

Friday

-check hw
-independently do Quick Check ws(both sides) and collect
-make students aware there will be a test on Tuesday on Area and Perimeter


-conference with students
Spark 2:00-2:45
No Recess


4th grade plans Jan. 24-28

Reading

1.05 Use word reference materials (e.g., glossary, dictionary, thesaurus) to identify and comprehend unknown words.
2.06 Summarize major points from fiction and nonfiction text(s) to clarify and retain information and ideas.

Math (mini lesson)

1.02 Develop fluency with multiplication and division: b. Up to three-digit by two-digit division (larger numbers with calculator).

Science- Magnetism and Electricity

3.06 Describe and identify materials that are conductors and nonconductors of electricity.
3.09 Recognize lightning as an electrical discharge and show proper safety behavior when lightning occurs

Other Information

*Meet with students to set new goals for AM and AR
*Begin Content Writing Window
4.05 Use planning strategies to generate topics and organize ideas (e.g.,
brainstorming, mapping, webbing, reading, discussion).
4.06 Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic with specific, relevant, supporting details by using preliminary plans.

Monday

Introduce vocabulary on page 294. Students should look up definitions in the glossary and write them in their notebook. Review facts and opinions on page 292. The skill this week is summarizing. Reteach skill with Keep It Short WS pg. 3
HW: Keep It Short pg. 4
Introduce helping verbs, and homophone spelling words.
HW: Helping verbs/Spelling WS
This week we will reteach/enrich with long division. Each teacher will decide which worksheets/activities best fit the needs of their class.
HW: Long divisions WS
*Due to the nature of our schedule, Science may not necessarily be completed daily.
(Optional: pg NCF2-NCF6 EOG practice)
Cause and Effect is the Chapter's Reading Skill
Spark 2:00-2:45

Tuesday

Check HW.
Introduce "Adalina's Whales". (Optional: practice RUNNERS with the story. Passing out the test before reading the story in order to underline key words. Teacher collects the tests and students make notes as they read of anything that reminds them of a question they may see later. These notes may be used on the test.)
Explain the idea of shortening information for summarizing.
HW: Shorten the List WS
HW: Spelling/Grammar WS
Check Monday night's HW
HW: Long divisions WS
Lesson 6: Static Electricity pages F68-F75
Begin reading lesson together as a class. Complete the Lesson Outline pg. 331-332 as you read together.
Optional HW: How Does Lightning Form? and What is Electrical Charge? WS
Spark 2:00-2:45

Wednesday

Summarizing: Introduce outlines as a way to help summarize stories.
HW: Story Outlines
(Optional: Use SQUEEZE activity with Adaline's Whales as described on Explanation of SQUEEZE click here! The story may be split into sections if necessary.)
Read Adaline's Whales silently. Discuss as a class.
HW: Spelling/Grammar WS
Check Tuesday night's HW
HW: Long divisions WS
Finish reading Lesson 6. Students finish Lesson Outline for a grade.
Chorus Practice 11:15-12:00
Spark 2:00-2:45

Thursday

Check HW
Test on Summarizing
Reading Practice Book page 114 for Classwork grade to prepare to Vocab. quiz
Students should write a summary for Adaline's Whales. Review summaries to prepare for the test tomorrow.
HW: Spelling/Grammar WS
HW: Reread Adalina's Whales
Check Wednesday night's HW
HW: Long divisions WS
Lesson 6 vocabulary sheet "Static Electricity", front and back for grade.
ClassScape in Computer Lab: Post Test for Long Division/ STAR Reading/STAR Math
Spark 2:00-2:45

Friday

READING TEST
Spelling Test
Grammar Test
Check Thursday night's HW. Remind students that they will have a (re)test on long division next week.
Answer questions on page F75 as a class to review the lesson
Spark 2:00-2:45
NO RECESS


4th grade plans January 17-20th


Math
1.02 Develop fluency with multiplication and division:
  1. Up to three-digit by two-digit division (larger numbers with calculator).
  2. Strategies for multiplying and dividing numbers.
  3. Estimation of quotients in appropriate situations.
  4. Relationships between operations.
Social Studies
Goal 3: The learner will trace the history of colonization in North Carolina and evaluate its significance for diverse people's ideas.
Reading
2.06 Summarize fiction and non fiction text to clarify and retain information and ideas.
Other Information

Monday

NO SCHOOLMLK HOLIDAY
Lesson 4--Settling the Piedmont
-Read Lesson and discuss vocabulary as a class
-Students answer Lesson Review Questions
Lesson 5—Settling the Mountains
-Read lesson and discuss vocabulary as a class
-Students answer Lesson Review Questions
Lesson 6—The American Revolution
-Read lesson and discuss vocabulary as a class
-Students answer Lesson Review Questions

Unit 2 Review and Test



Tuesday

8-6 3 digit by 1 Digit Division pg. 178-179
-8-6 Daily Spiral Review/Problem of the Day
-Use Animation CD to introduce skill with 3 digits
-Use Draggable Division on the board to practice
-Have students practice pg 178 #5-13 with a partner and check together
HW: PB 58
Use Summary Smart Lesson to pull out main ideas and write a summary
HW: Who Is Dr. Seuss Passage
Recess 1:15-1:45
Spark 2:00-2:45

Wednesday

-Check HW
-8-6 Quick Check/ Finish topic
8-8 Factors pg. 182-183
-Use Animation CD to introduce skill to class
-Math-Aids Factor Worksheet Class work
HW: pg. 188-189 review for test
Use Summary Smart Lesson to pull out main ideas and write a summary
HW: Jackson’s Day Passage
Recess 1:15-1:45
Sparks 2:00-2:45
Meeting to finish PLC 3:30

Thursday

-Check HW
-Use Long Division Strategy Smart Lesson to Review
Topic 8 Test
ClassScape on LA 2.06 and M 1.02
Recess 1:15-1:45
Spark 2:00-2:45

Friday

NO SCHOOLMANDATORY TEACHER WORKDAY



March 2011

Wright Brothers Great Sites!

http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/flight/flight.htm

http://www.ecps.k12.nc.us/dfw/ebaker/WebQuestHomepage.htm
http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3664




Draggable Division
http://www.mrnussbaum.com/draggable_division/division.html








Rock trading cards activity went well. Students have them in their class library to help with review.
Songs were recorded. Mr. Mayo will send files to teachers so they can hear song clips. AM and AR goals were reset to reflect personalized goals. Lost Colony video was postponed and needs to be rescheduled.
Reviewed new quality tools for AR and AM. Suggested: Send home AR/AM dashboards weekly with parent signature. Graph data outside of fourth grade hallway and let children provide small rewards that are created by them. Possibly keep the reward a secret to help increase competitiveness.
Make PE days count as recess to save time.
Reading Goals:
Boswell: 2.01, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07, 2.08
Stott: 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07, 2.08
Koufopoulos 2.01, 2.04, 2.05, 2.06, 2.07, 2.08, 3.03
Math
Boswell: 5.03
Stott: 1.02, 5.03
Koufopoulos 5.03




Concerns:
project NC getting off of the ground, scheduled times to record song and small video to be made (Scheduled)
AM and AR Goals are not set properly. Mr. Mayo will send third grade data to help teachers on where to set goals for AM and AR. Students are not reaching their potential in either program. Fourth grade teachers will adjust for next planning session.
Rocks and Minerals
http://www.kidsknowit.com/educational-songs/play-educational-song.php?song=Rocks%20And%20Gems%20And%20Minerals Song
http://www.rocksforkids.com/RFK/LinksToR&M.html research

Mystery Rock Lesson Plan Ideas http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/downloadFile.cgi?file=21494-2-27732-Mystery_Rock.pdf&filename=Mystery_Rock.pdf

Instructional Procedures
  1. Invite the class to view the contents of one of the Mystery Rock boxes (not the plaster of Paris piece). Ask them to write at least a paragraph on their half piece of paper describing how they think it is used, and why it would be used that way. Encourage them to use their creativity and write so well that the other students will be convinced that they are right.
  2. Ask the students to share their writings and discuss the possibilities.
  3. Share with them the true identity of the rock and its uses.
  4. Collect the students’ writing and staple it inside the halves of the Mystery Rockblackline master to make a book.
  5. Display the four other Mystery Rockboxes, and half pages of writing paper in a center. Encourage the students to examine the other mystery rocks and write what they believe each rock is used for.
  6. Compile the students work to make books for each mystery box.
  7. As a class, review the student guesses and their reasoning. Uncover the real uses of each rock and discuss why the characteristics of that rock make it good for its use.
  8. Unveil the plaster of Paris pieces last and discuss how similar rock was used for thousands of years to record history and tell stories.
  9. Show pictures of ancient rock art and discuss what can be learned from the pictures (e.g. how they hunted, what they wore, what animals they lived with, etc).
  10. Distribute plaster of Paris pieces and nails so that students can create their own petroglyph. Encourage students to tell a story or capture a memory with their picture and to think ahead since it is difficult to fix mistakes.

Concept Map from Inspirtation of three different types of rocks, list characteristics

Rock Star Trading Card Idea: Use Powerpoint to make trading cards.
Type Your Name Here:
Place your Picture Here
Name of rock or mineral:
Where is the rock found?
Description of the rock or mineral:
How is this rock or mineral used?
List 3 additional things you learned about your rock or mineral.
http://www.rocksforkids.com/ (Good Resource)
http://www.galleries.com/minerals/by-name.htm (Gallery)
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/index2.html (Rock Hounds)

Coyote News Story - http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-48348

Horned Toed Prince - http://quizlet.com/200374/the-horned-toad-prince-flash-cards/

Fact or Opinion
http://www.quia.com/jq/24723.html
http://cuip.uchicago.edu/www4teach/97/jlyman/default/quiz/factopquiz.html
http://mrsdell.org/gr2/factopinion.html





NCTunes (itunes)

Overview:
1st Nine Weeks - Songs
2nd Nine Weeks - Video
3rd Nine Weeks - Book/Poetry
4th Nine Weeks - App (tie into field trip to Beach) Create cover? Possible CD to go home?

Field Trip - possible to Fort Macon/Aquarium

September 2010

Science Animal Research Tools
http://www.nczoo.org/animals/index.html
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/animals/creaturefeature/
http://www.kidsbiology.com/animals-for-children.php
http://kids.yahoo.com/animals
http://www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/map.html
http://www.factmonster.com/

http://animal.discovery.com/animals/








http://www.mbgnet.net/








http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/Animals/CreatureFeature








http://www.extremescience.com/index.html








http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/








http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/animals.htm








http://www.stmary.pvt.k12.de.us/LibAnimal.html


pProject for Animal Research






Rock Websites
http://www.rocksandminerals.com/rockcycle.htm

http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rock.html

http://www.wm.edu/geology/virginia/rockcycle.html

http://www.learn.co.uk/default.asp?WCI=Unit&WCU=3477

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/rocks/rockcycle.shtml
ttp://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/create/index.html
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ttp://www.thinkquest.org/library/lib/site_sum_outside.html?tname=J002289&url=J002289/index.html


Math Site http://guest.portaportal.com/solmath






































































































October 2009

Testing Window Oct. 26th - Nov. 6th

TAs will arrive in fourth grade classrooms at 12 instead of 1215.
Reviewed At Risk students according County Data.
Deleted students that are no longer with Wells.

Math
Data, Median, Mode, Range, To Solve Problems

Pearson - uncheck the remediation box.
Bar, Line, Circle graph
Versatiles - Math
graph paper was a concern.

LA
Grandfather's Journey - postcard. have students get a picture of their destination and write a postcard to a family member about their vacation.
Letters from Home - Ecosystem (science)


Science
Ecosystems
Create a ppt man with ecosystems (5 descriptives of ecosystems)


*Have students pretend to be a real estate agent and sell property based on the regions in NC
Ms. Jones will talk to Ms. Canady about region maps

Young Authors contest - progress - going good.
Due this week - Oct. 1st.

Plus
Preplanning sheet
Talked out possible issues, more clarity
Decisions made
timelines created
Jen Jones got her map!!!

Delta
Time
Simplying projects to make teaching more efficently