4th Grade Home

updated April 18, 2019

Holy Week

We’ve begun each week of Lent with all the classes meeting for scripture and prayer. On Wednesdays we’ve gathered by floors, huddled around a lit candle, saying one decade of the rosary. Fourth graders made personal resolutions for their Lenten journey, evaluated their progress and renewed commitments. Fourth graders also led the school in mass with the theme “Forgiveness”. This week the entire school will take time each day to observe five minutes of silent prayer. We’ll also celebrate the Stations of the Cross, led by seventh graders (Friday, 4-19, 11:15 AM, all welcome). This week’s writing homework is a reflection on personal experiences as they relate to the Stations of the Cross. Happy Holy Week. See you Thursday for the Soup Supper… bring bowls!

More Trials on the Trail:

We thought the journey might never end! After a wagon wreck in the Rocky Mountains, we are now safely camped along the Snake River. Some of us saw members of native tribes. Our first instinct was to assume the worst. When we calmed down, we were able to remember our experiences with our Nations of the Northwest Coast StoryPath, completed earlier this year. We also looked at data of reported emigrant deaths on the Oregon Trail from 1840 to 1859. We asked lots of questions such as why is there no data reporting death of native people? This week fourth graders will complete an end of unit assignment that shows the episodes, critical thinking and learning that comes with StoryPath, Oregon Trail. Look for this assignment and sample coming home Monday, due Thursday. This marks the end of our Oregon Trail journey. I’d like to celebrate with corn bread, jam and student made butter. Can I have volunteers to send in corn bread and jam on Thursday? We’ll need 24 servings, 1 gluten free. Fourth graders will make the butter!

 

Social Studies Research and Presentation:

By the time students reach fourth grade at OLG they have had several opportunities to do research and give presentations in front of a group. South American projects in second grade, Saints projects in third…the fourth grade projects join a long-standing tradition. Fourth graders research and present on a person, group or organization significant to the economics, politics or history of Washington State. This week’s task (due Wednesday) is to select a specific topic. Please help your child propose a topic they are interested in and can easily research. You’ll see suggested topics list coming home today. Feel free to expand this list. I love to learn about people and groups who have impacted our community. I will do my best to assign the right topic for each student and also prevent twenty presentations on Bill Gates. Look to this newsletter for more explanation to help guide your children in the weeks ahead.

Research and Oral Presentation 2019

Dates to Remember

Thursday, 4-18: OLG Soup Supper

Friday, 4-19: Good Friday, Stations of the Cross, Noon dismissal

Sunday, 4-21: Easter

Spring Break 4-22- 4-28

Thursday, 5-2: 4th attends daily mass

Friday, 5-3: Jog a thon, noon dismissal, permission slips for talent show due

Wednesday, 5-8: Talent Show try-outs

Thursday, 5-16: All school mass, Service trip

Wednesday, 5-22: Spring Concert

Friday, 5-24: Talent Show (this is a new date)

Service trip updated 4-9-19

Driver form

Homework

Research and Oral Presentation 2019

Monday: Read for 20 minutes

Spelling worksheet – Complete one side.

Writing homework, Reflection on a Station

Social Studies Oral Presentation topic choice, due Wednesday.

Social Studies StoryPath assignment, due Thursday.

Social Studies Oral Presentation topic choice, due Wednesday.

Give newsletter to parents.

 

Tuesday: Read for 20 minutes

Read spelling article out loud. Ask an adult to help you pronounce any words you don’t know.

Social Studies Oral Presentation topic choice, due Wednesday.

Math worksheet

 

Wednesday: Read for 20 minutes

Social Studies StoryPath assignment, due Thursday.

Math worksheet

 

Thursday: Read for 20 minutes

Read spelling out loud.   Be ready to read a portion of this to Mrs. Wilson. Have spelling to turn in.

Study for Spelling Test, No weekly quiz

Helpful Websites

Cursive Writing Resources

http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/lowercase.htm

To see the animation, move your mouse over a letter. Lowercase

http://www.handwritingforkids.com/handwrite/cursive/animation/uppercase.htm

To see the animation, move your mouse over a letter. Uppercase

http://www.donnayoung.org/penmanship/cursive-animations.htm

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for cursive letter animation video clips for each letter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PBUYzWXEIQ

Continuous video clip, capital letters first, then lower case… not exactly how OLG teaches them, but clear and concise.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cursiva-lite/id976052613?mt=8

One of several free apps… Try them and share your experience with the rest of us.

Social Studies

 

Video clips about timelines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFu-zMjGJJA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccwFRZFsDbk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc64qurhFng

 

Video clip explaining the challenge of showing the world on a flat map

 

Youtube clip guides you to create a map of Washington State.  We call the “Puget Sound Lowlands” the “Western Lowlands”.  Otherwise, this is perfect for helping us learn our state’s geography.

 

Video clip showing timeline and explaining BC/AD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFu-zMjGJJA

Typing Website

http://www.typing.com

Spelling Website

Check out this website for online spelling practice…. Enter our list each week! http://www.spellingcity.com/

Math

Decimals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FH6YiLWIuE

Introduction to decimals

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4glHJqLmwAA

Expanded form, decimals

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ4YaNkA7_4

How to read decimals

 

Friday and Monday of next week lessons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ8SfJe4lus

Decimals, Math in Focus, Lesson 7.2, Now hundredths

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM8zAqec-Js

Decimals, Math in Focus, Lesson 7.2 Day 2

http://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/decimals/decimals-on-number-line/v/decimals-on-a-number-line

 

Decimals on a number line

 

Converting fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwg1br9-8yk

decimals to fractions simply explained

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzIoHQfStoM

decimals to fractions explained by adding all parts

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQQ9-hgUib4

shows fractions to decimals explaining fractions as division

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBzqxRIa9BY

fractions to decimals

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Bx-8aLZVbg

song with fractions to decimals

Fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5C5PdZ_Yys

fractions on a number line

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEn8AfqemvM

equivalent fractions

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=as7ioM80K38

simplifying fractions

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9me_tSRN2Z8

comparing fractions

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJIqhDSrYB4

ordering fractions

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=017cdlI36JE

adding and subtracting fractions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkg7370cpjs

shows mixed numbers, represented with visual aids, then shown as an improper fraction, finally shows the multiplication and addition “short cut”

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4mqPMdyUYg

shows improper fraction, represented with visual aids, then shown as a mixed number, finally shows the division “short cut”

 

http://www.mathplayground.com/howto_fractionofanumber.html

Explains how to find a fraction of a set using visuals, using division and multiplication and multiplying fractions

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNRmxDG2jVk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlxIzuIYcRs

Shows Math in Focus method one, subtracting fractions from a whole number

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpdTfe30N1s

Longer video, also shows Math in Focus method two, subtracting fractions from a whole number

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27yggOZ6ODc

Very quick, shows adding and subtracting whole numbers and fractions

Chapter 3, Math in Focus

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyWYQYqBbMg

Bar model example, division

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyvgHvDXStQ&list=PLCrYL64JQwDyAtX_ukOBiLJgEf8ri-u2T&index=1

Bar model example, multiplication

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyyw1gnGAhE&list=PLCrYL64JQwDyAtX_ukOBiLJgEf8ri-u2T&index=7

Bar model example, multiplication, before and after model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUetnxoI2pE

Division, Math in Focus method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asX8f0UFmgA

Division, Concrete to Pictorial, Math in Focus method

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/division_math_fourth_4th_grade.htm

Links to websites for division lessons and practice

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qhw6Tv8780

Reminder, multiplying multiples of 10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QZnVBlMhNs

Double digit X double digit multiplication using an area model.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xmsEtyOB10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVUfkN3TImI

Double digit X double digit multiplication showing partial products.

(No time is spent on this in Math In Focus, lesson 3.2, but I think it’s a good bridge between area model and the standard method that is taught next.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD3YsWbOeA8

Double digit X double digit multiplication, standard method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXdzUlf5fEk

Multiplication using an Area Model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_xZfYtk0do

Multiplication using a Place Value Chart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzupp6Q3epA

Multiplication breaking apart larger factor into place value parts and adding partial products

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhLAe-_D1_o

Multiplication using place value method showing partial products

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QZnVBlMhNs

Multiplication, double digit X double digit, using an Area Model

Estimation and Number Sense Video Clips

Chapter 2, Math In Focus

Estimating sums using rounding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr-xHNNrZeA

 

Estimating differences using rounding.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mqFzPCWXYY

 

Estimating products using rounding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHcv7_bf8XQ

 

Estimating quotients using compatible numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI290ZVrHbU

 

Front end estimation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4GSf5u80S4

 

Factors, Prime and Composite Numbers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSKfTReVa-g

 

Finding the Greatest Common Factor using Math In Focus method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD5jLpSsN00

 

Factors, Multiples and Prime Numbers easily explained.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tifyIMpyLYw

 

Multiples, Common Multiples, Least Common Multiples

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxPZGv0mLiI

 

Finding the Least Common Multiple using the Math In Focus method

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGLpBe46wIY

 

Using an array model to solve multiplication problems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDXH9tfVqAI

 

Using an array model to solve multiplication problems, shading ones and tens in a similar way to Math In Focus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t40_Hkf5rj8

 

Using an area model to solve multiplication problems

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdYV6i-kXcA

Chapter 1, Place Value Websites

http://www.funbrain.com/cgi-bin/tens.cgi?A1=s&A2=1

Play the Place Value Puzzler.

http://education.jlab.org/placevalue/index.html

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.

http://www.mrnussbaum.com/placevaluepirates1.htm

Play Place Value Pirates.

http://www.mathcats.com/explore/age/cake.html

Create a Place Value Birthday Cake for five different ages.

Basic Fact Multiplication Websites

Create your own checkpoints
Lessons and worksheets, every topic
Check out the  Five Minute Frenzy activities

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/skill_builders/multiplication_math_fourth_4th_grade.htm

Twenty-eight online games listed, I haven’t played them all

http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/Tunnel/multiplyFrame.htm

Fast paced game

http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/ConeCrazyLevels.htm

Play the ice cream scoop game

http://www.ausmath.com/Flashcards/multiplication.html

Select the multiplication flashcards

http://www.aplusmath.com/games/matho/MultMatho.html

Play the multiplication game

http://www.aplusmath.com/games/picture/MultPicture.html

Play the hidden picture multiplication game

http://www.aplusmath.com/Games/Concentration/Multiplication_Concentration.html

Play multiplication concentration

http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/EggStaticDrop.htm

Challenge yourself with this game of multiples

http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/HolidayPractice.htm

Create a holiday picture as you practice basic facts

http://www.multiplication.com/flashgames/edgemoor.htm

Annoying to some, fun for others…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlN14fxE3-A&feature=PlayList&p=64675BF803F0DB83&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2

 

Video clip showing patterns for the 2s and 8s

www.funbrain.com

 

This website helps explain the concept of multiplication – and then gives strategies for helping to master the basics.

http://del.icio.us/bobstegner/Math-Multiplication T

his website provides several links to other multiplication games recommended by math teachers.