*** Make sure you visit our "Wall of Fame" page to see who the leaders of "THE FACTS PACK" are!! ***
* The next facts tests will be 3 minutes. Start preparing now! TEST THURSDAY, MARCH 6( 3 min.)
*We received IXL login info. !!!! It is the same as your child's AR login so please begin using it today!! It is best to alternate IXL one week, LaPASS the next for math log requirement.
"Going-ons" of 4th Grade
Important Dates to Notes:
* Feb. 10- March 18- Dismissal time is 3:50PM for students.
* March 12- Math Logs are due!
*March 14- STUDENTS HAVE SCHOOL ("Ice Days" make-up day)
*March 18- LEAP Test- Phase 1 (Constructed/ written response)
*April 7-10- LEAP Test- Phase 2 (Multiple choice)
*April 18-25- Spring/Easter break holiday- No School
Many thanks to Mrs. Jodi Rivett (Gracie's Mom) for volunteering to be our homeroom Room Parent! I know she will be depending upon those of you who volunteered to be co-room parents to assist her in any way possible this year. Thank you for signing up!! Please graciously volunteer your time, gifts, or talents when she calls upon you for help. We are truly working together as a TEAM in 4th grade!! :)
* Please utilize the website www.everydaymathonline.com. We now have a new and updated version and it is a great resource to both parents and the students to supplement my lessons in the classroom. The children know their usernames/passwords so please visit this site often. This new version has an interactive student reference book (our "text"), study links, algorithm help, and " FACT DASH" for multiplication practice games( to a timer), etc.
*PLEASE NOTE SEPT. 22 UPDATE *:
I found this GREAT website on Shenandoah Learning Links :) ...."Mr.Nussbaum." I especially like the "Printables" tab at the top where you can find math printables and activities that are all Common Core aligned to 4th gr. standards I am teaching. There is also a great reading comprehension section of non-fiction passages with multiple choice questions SS or Science content..fantastic!! :) There is also Science and Social Studies activities. Just select "4th grade" before you begin!
Current Unit of Study: place value of decimals through the thousandths place, read-write-order-compare decimals, add and subtract decimals, round decimals, relate decimals to metric measurements, and give equivalent fractions and mixed numbers for decimals.
Everyday Mathematics: Unit 7 ( JOURNAL 2)- "Fractions"
Envision Math Common Core "black" workbook: Topic 5 (see table of contents)
EnGage NY- Module 4
Lessons Covered this Week: ( LEAP REVIEW next two weeks!)
***( LEAP Review packets are being done in class each day/they were sent home Monday, March 10- please read letter and review assigned pages with your child/ initial each page***
E.M. Journal 2 - Unit 7 "Fractions" ( mastery of ALL multiplication facts by this time is of utmost importance for understanding and success in 4th gr material to be covered!)
EnGage NY worksheets- multiply up to 4 digits by a 1 and 2 digit number, area and perimeter, solve multistep word problems using the 4 operations, decimal place value through thousandths, write and read large numbers up to 12 digits, division by one and 2 digit divisors ( partial quotients and traditional methods)
Students continue to practice for"Dirty Dozen" tests(now given periodically), as well as timed drills for multiplication facts, and regular "practice" timed facts tests with occasional graded ones. ( currently 1 minute!!- 4th 9 weeks)
Students will also be utilizing specific web sites for Math Log nightly requirements, as well as LEAP practice/review tests.
"Prepared Students= Confident and Successful Learners"
** please ask your children to share with you the many online resource links and videos I have shown them in class. They all have usernames/passwords for Everyday Math Online now, as well as knowing how to access "IXL" ," Louisiana Pass", and "Cyber Challenge" for great facts practice and standardized testing preparation.
Please monitor your child's class/hwk. in their pink Everyday Mathematics Journal 1 (workbook) on a nightly basis. Also monitor pages in their black "Envisions" Common Core practice workbooks. Students may bring home their pink Student Reference Book any time they wish for further information on topics and skills discussed in class, and it may be accessed online.
HOMEWORK: see your child's asgn. pad daily for specific assignments. It's posted in my classroom. ******* Homework this week and next will be worksheets on written responses to prepare for LEAP Test Part 1 March 18 *****
* Math Log- do nightly! (new one came home Jan. 8)- please alternate between LaPass and IXL websites for most effective LEAP testing preparation.
*** Grades may be taken on in class/homework sheets from our LEAP review**
TBA- next facts test will be 1 minute!
* Students should be preparing to do 50 basic x facts in 1 minute (0-12's tables, mixed up)- visit dadsworksheets.com for great practice tests to a timer!! ( start preparing NOW for 1 minute tests in the 4th 9 weeks!)
"Prepared students= Confident learners" :)
****** Please Note********
I'm asking you to please, please, please continue to assist your children at home with addition and subtraction computation (up to 6 digits), until they can display mastery of these very important foundation-building skills of 4th grade. I greatly appreciate your help and support with this. Dadsworksheets.com and multiplication.com has great practice worksheets!
Students, please login to www.freerice.com. Join the "Landry's Rice Babies" group. Your work will help feed the hungry around the world! Enjoy practicing Math skills, Science, Social Studies, and more as you give to the needy.