updated for June 10, 2021
I count so many blessings as I wrap up 15 years at Our Lady of Guadalupe School. I often shout out to my OLG colleagues (they encourage me toward better teaching and are fun to be with). At this, my leaving moment, I am filled with gratitude for YOU, parents, and your beautiful children. You show me grace, time and time again… forgiving my mistakes, celebrating the victories, laughing alongside me, cherishing the “moment” of this fourth -grade year. I do believe this is a precious time. Ten -year -olds think deeply, question, have humor and are can do more than ever before. I celebrate and affirm. Thank you! God Bless.
Peer evaluations and teacher evaluation notes are coming home on Monday. All fourth graders can be proud of their hard work!
Liam H https://youtu.be/VV2LCaKjr-Q
Liam O’Toole. https://youtu.be/UwUFjhN39yc
Yearbooks distributed to 4th grade students who ordered on Monday.
Not sure if you ordered a yearbook?
Look for an email receipt from Google Forms after 4/18/21
Or, check FACTS – either check your email for the invoice, or log in to FACTS
Questions? Email Laura Wong
If you forgot to order, yearbooks are available at the front office while supplies last, $40 cash/check.
Dates and Details:
Monday, June 7: School devices and chargers back at school. 4th grade won’t have them collected until Thursday, but we’d like them back on school grounds all week.
Thursday, June 10: Please send a big shopping bag to school (along with the regular backpack) for students to bring home notebooks and such.
12:30-1:30 End of Year party at the Water Tower Park (that walking science field trip form allows me to take the class across the street). Our wonderful room parent, Elicia Howell, has organized games and treats.
Mathwhizz, ExtraMath, A-Z Reading and online science resources (FOSS) continue. Another skill for summer practice, typing skills. Fourth graders should have accounts at https://www.typing.com (This year I’ve avoided this focus to avoid digital overload, but typing is a skill students will need in upper grades).
The hard copy summer math packet will come home this week.
Students in grades 2-4 will receive a math packet and are encouraged to read 20-30 minutes a day. Kids A-Z reading resources will also be available. We highly encourage you to keep your student on the suggested schedule so they can maintain the skills they have learned this year!
Math Whizz and XtraMath will be available to your students throughout the summer. We recommend that you continue to use these resources as well! For optimal results use Math Whizz for 45 minutes a week and XtraMath 3-5 times a week.
Check out Ms. Lawler’s Webpage:
Use Google Chrome as your browser. Safari does not fully support Kids A-Z
Step 1: Go to www.kidsa-z.com
Step 2: Enter or choose the teacher’s username, cwilson329
Step 3: Your child finds his or her username on the class chart
Step 4: Your child enters his or her password, GUAD4green
User Name: OLG4Science
Video clips about timelines
Video clip showing timeline and explaining BC/AD
Usernames and passwords sent home week of September 1
Math in Focus, Chapter review, Fractions
Equivalent Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions
Renaming Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Renaming Whole Numbers When Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Fractions of a Set and Real World Problem
Fractions of a Set, Real World Problem, Simplest Way
Math in Focus, Chapter 3 review
Multiplying 1 digit X 4 digit
Multiplying 2 digit X 2 digit
Multiplying 2 digit X 3 digit
Using Rounding to Estimate
Area Model for multiplying larger numbers
Dividing larger numbers
Real World Problems
Estimation and Number Sense Video Clips
Chapter 2, Math In Focus
Use rounding to estimate sum or difference.
Use rounding to estimate products
Use multiplication facts to estimate quotients.
Factors, Common Factors, Greatest Common Factors
Prime and Composite Numbers
Multiples, Common Multiples and Least Common Multiples
Array Models to show multiplication of larger numbers
Area Model to show multiplication of larger numbers
Estimating sums using rounding.
Estimating differences using rounding.
Estimating products using rounding
Estimating quotients using compatible numbers
Front end estimation.
Factors, Prime and Composite Numbers
Finding the Greatest Common Factor using Math In Focus method
Factors, Multiples and Prime Numbers easily explained.
Multiples, Common Multiples, Least Common Multiples
Finding the Least Common Multiple using the Math In Focus method
Using an array model to solve multiplication problems
Using an array model to solve multiplication problems, shading ones and tens in a similar way to Math In Focus
Using an area model to solve multiplication problems
Math, Chapter 1
Math in Focus, Chapter 1 review
Working with Whole Numbers, Place Value
page 2, Recall prior knowledge
Recalling prior knowledge, Survey textbook pages 1-38, Word Form, Standard Form, Expanded Form, Concrete representation, Count by ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, Value of each digit
page 3, Recall prior knowledge
Comparing numbers using a place-value chart, Completing a pattern by finding the rule, Concrete ways to show numbers… I ran out of time! Stay tuned.
Math in Focus, Dots on a Place Value Chart
This video introduces the concrete/visual representation of larger numbers used by Math in Focus at the fourth grade level. We use these dots on a place value chart all year long.
Math in Focus, pages 5-8
Practicing larger numbers, standard form, word form, expanded form… catch my mistake in this video (you have to watch to the end).
Math in Focus, pages 10-11
Showing the value of each digit, Expanded form
Math in Focus, Workbook A, pages 3,4,5
“the digit _______ stands for ________.” “the value of the digit _______ is __________ .”
Math in Focus, pages 14, 15
Comparing and Ordering larger numbers
Math in Focus, page 16
Comparing larger numbers… can you find my mistake?
Math in Focus, page 20
Adding larger numbers with regrouping, visual representation, then traditional algorithm
Math in Focus, page 25, Subtracting with regrouping
We use both visual (concrete) representation and then the traditional algorithm.
Math in Focus, page 29, Subtracting larger numbers, regrouping across 0s
We start with the concrete/visual and also use the traditional algorithm to represent subtracting larger numbers across 0s.
Math in Focus, Chapter One, Common Hiccup
How many tens are in 43,860? Not 6!
Place Value Websites
Play the Place Value Puzzler.
Play the Place Value Game. http://www.linkslearning.org/Kids/1_Math/2_Illustrated_Lessons/3_Place_Value/index.html
Listen to the online lesson.
Play Place Value Pirates.
Create a Place Value Birthday Cake for five different ages.
Basic Fact Multiplication Websites
Twenty-eight online games listed, I haven’t played them all
Fast paced game
Play the ice cream scoop game
Select the multiplication flashcards
Play the multiplication game
Play the hidden picture multiplication game
Play multiplication concentration
Challenge yourself with this game of multiples
Create a holiday picture as you practice basic facts
Annoying to some, fun for others…
Video clip showing patterns for the 2s and 8s
This website helps explain the concept of multiplication – and then gives strategies for helping to master the basics.