January: What is Grade Four studying?
ELA: Unit of Study: Colonial & Revolutionary Periods
In this unit, students will explore colonial perspectives on the Revolutionary War. Students will read and analyze short informational texts and primary source documents to build background knowledge about the American Revolution and the reasons colonists became either Patriots who fought for independence, or Loyalists who fought to remain a part of Great Britain.
How does a person’s perspective influence her or his opinion?
What happens when people have a difference of opinion?
We should respect the opinion of others.
George Washington’s Socks by Elvira Woodruff
Writing: Informational Writing
Students will write about an important even during the American Revolution.
- Students will explore the writing process by recognizing and understanding the five steps. (Prewriting, Drafting, Revising, Editing, and Publishing)
Chapter 4: Students will divide by 1-digit numbers.
- Use multiples and compatible numbers to estimate quotients
- Use remainders to solve the division problem
- Divide tens, hundreds, and thousand by whole numbers
- Use the Distributive Property and repeated subtraction to find quotients
- Divide multi-digit numbers by 1-digit divisors using partial quotients
- Solve problems by using the strategy draw a diagram and make a list
Chapter 5: Students will identify factors, multiples, and patterns.
- Understand the relationship between factors and multiples
- Determine whether a number is a prime or composite
- Generate and describe a number pattern
Common Core Learning Standards:
4.NBT.B.6 – Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
4.OA.A.3 - Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
4.OA.B.4 – Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite.
4.OA.C.5 - Generate a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. Identify apparent features of the pattern that were not explicit in the rule itself. For example, given the rule "Add 3" and the starting number 1, generate terms in the resulting sequence and observe that the terms appear to alternate between odd and even numbers. Explain informally why the numbers will continue to alternate in this way.
Fourth Grade Homework, What to expect?
Homework is a crucial part of your child's active learning process and essential to their academic progress. Please make sure that all homework is completed daily.
- Please encourage students to read independently each night.
- Reflex Math - 2 to 3 times per week. Get the green light!