4th Grade Home

updated June 11, 2018

School-Wide Learning Expectations — SLEs

This week fourth graders will update their SLE binders. These portfolios compile samples of each student’s work to document effort and growth toward Our Lady of Guadalupe School’s exit goals. They begin the first year a student joins our school.   Every grade level updates with assignments that speak to a particular SLE and passes them along to the next teacher. Parents, you won’t see these binders until your child graduates. At that time you receive work that can span ten years.

 

A writing and religion assignment from first trimester asked students to write a description of one form of prayer with an example from their own experience. This assignment will be filed under the tab “…a faith-inspired Catholic who seeks communion with God in the ongoing process of personal faith development.” Reflection on their experiences with our fourth grade service project, supporting veterans and active duty military, works toward the SLE “… a faith – inspired Catholic who recognizes the document on Catholic Social Teaching as a resource for responsible citizenship, as experienced through servant leadership.”

 

When one piece speaks to multiple SLEs, students get the final decision as to where to place it. Most students choose to file their picture of their family map of Washington State under “a life-long learner who experiences and incorporates the arts into his or her school life.” (Although I will try to encourage them to place it behind “… a life –long learner who understands integrates and applies knowledge in all academic subject areas.”) Written self reflections of their goals from fall conferences will be filed under “… a confident and resilient individual who evaluates personal strengths and weaknesses.” or “… demonstrates honesty and integrity with regard to self and others.”

 

Yes, our almost fifth graders are well on their way to becoming OLG graduates who epitomize our OLG mission and School-Wide Learning Expectations. Great times ahead.

Thank you!

Wow! I am so thankful to you for sending your children to OLG. What a blessing to be their teacher this year.

 

I have felt your support time and time again. Special thanks to our parent volunteers: Room Parent Mary Long, Service Project Parents, Paul Van Zwalenburg Auction Parent, Lisa Booth, Parent Org Rep, Heather Owens and Art helper, Chatrice Beza.

 

Thank you!

 

Please bring in a paper bag and/or garbage bag and an abrasive sponge to help with classroom clean up. (We’ll be cleaning Wednesday and Thursday this week).

 

 

Pirates from Grammar Island

Fourth Grade Class Presents

The musical production of

Pirates from Grammar Island

First Performance, Tuesday, June 12, 2:15 PM

(parents welcome)

Final Performance, Wednesday, June 13, 8:45 AM (parents welcome)

All Performances

in the Fourth Grade Classroom, OLG

Grandparents also welcome

 

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, 6/12, 2:15 PM: Pirates of Grammar Island, performed in the fourth grade classroom

Wednesday, 6/13, 8:45 AM: Pirates of Grammar Island, performed in the classroom

Friday, 6/15: Last Day, noon dismissal, all school mass, all blues, 9:00 AM

 

 

Homework

Read for 20 minutes, Give newsletter to parents.

Writing assignment due Tuesday

Spelling worksheet due Thursday

Study for Spelling test on Friday

Continue to read all summer long.

Practice your typing. Keep a journal.

Play games that make you think.

Be kind and helpful to others. Have fun!

 

 

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

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

Multiplying larger numbers

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

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

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

Multiplication using place value method showing partial products

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=3_xZfYtk0do

Multiplication using a Place Value Chart

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

Multiplication using an Area Model

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

Double digit X double digit multiplication, standard method

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=5QZnVBlMhNs

Double digit X double digit multiplication using an area model.

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

multiplying multiples of 10

Traditional algorithm for multiplying double digit numbers

Dividing larger numbers

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=asX8f0UFmgA

Division, Concrete to Pictorial, Math in Focus method

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

Division, Math in Focus method

Solving real world problems, using bar model

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=OyvgHvDXStQ&list=PLCrYL64JQwDyAtX_ukOBiLJgEf8ri-u2T&index=1

Bar model example, multiplication

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

Bar model example, division

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

 

Factor Game

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va0rw5PQ6Ac

 

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

 

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.