Calendar and Assignments

Scholastic Class Code: J9ZBW


Daily Schedule

9:00 - 9:15 Morning work

9:15 - 9:30 Daily greeting and announcements

9:30 - 10:45 Math

10:45 - 11:00 Snack

11:00 - 11:30 W.I.N. (What I Need time)

11:30 - 11:50 Recess

11:50 - 12:10 Lunch

12:15 - 1:05 Specials (See below)

1:10 - 2:05 Readers' Workshop

2:05 - 2:55 Writers' Workshop

2:55 - Write in daily planner

3:00 - 3:35 Social Studies and Science Block

3:38 - Dismissal


Specialists' Classes Schedule (12:15-1:05 M-F)


Monday: MUSIC, Library 1:10 - 1:30

Tuesday: PE (Ms. Sperling)

Wednesday: ART

Thursday: PE (Ms. Sperling)

Friday: SPANISH


Mr. Avaloz's assignment page


Week of February 13 - 17

posted 13 Feb 2017, 14:48 by John Avaloz   [ updated 16 Feb 2017, 16:25 ]

Monday Notes

Math: Two-digit division. Practiced dividing with larger numbers as divisors. We continue to practice division using both the traditional and partial quotients algorithms.

Reading: Spelling sheet. IRT

Writing: Our only goal at the moment is finish writing our fantasy stories.

Library day

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): Petroleum, Gulf of Mexico.

Tuesday Notes

Math: Checked over the unit 6 review packet. Test prep review.

Reading: Finished spelling sheets. Extra fantasy story writing time.

Writing: Our only goal at the moment is finish writing our fantasy stories.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): None. Valentine's exchange in homeroom classes.


Wednesday Notes

Math: Unit 6 test.

Reading: Partner spelling check.

Writing: Fantasy story writing time.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class):


Thursday Notes

Math: Problem solving day. Today I passed our new math journals.

Reading: Spelling test

Writing: Students are encouraged to work on their fantasy stories during the long weekend. We need to wrap them up as we will be focusing on a new genre beginning next week.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): Segregation, Civil Rights movement.


Friday Notes

No School - Parent/Teacher conferences 8 am - 4 pm





Week of February 6 - 10

posted 6 Feb 2017, 14:18 by John Avaloz   [ updated 13 Feb 2017, 14:50 ]

Monday Notes

Math: Full-circle protractors. I modeled how to use the protractors to measure angles. Students used protractors to measure the angles on Studly Link 6.6 in class. We then practiced using the protractors to create angles of a certain measure.

Reading: Read another chapter from our fantasy book.

Writing: Practiced punctuating dialogue.

Library day

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): Jamestown, VA.

Tuesday Notes

Math: Half-circle protractors. We practiced measuring angles and drawing angles with these protractors today.

Traditional division. I spent some time today modeling how to divide in the traditional fashion. In class, students are allowed to use either partial quotients or the traditional method.

Reading: Read another chapter from our fantasy book and discussed possible themes or messages.

Students began presenting character puppets.

Writing: I did a short review on similes and metaphors with the class today. Today, or tomorrow each student will take a short grammar quiz focusing on sentences in which quotation marks are required.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): Coal, Appalachia. Students had time to try the "Survival" game relating to our discussion of Jamestown from yesterday.


Wednesday Notes

Math: Ordered pairs. We located towns on a grid map. We identified the ordered pairs that corresponded to each town's location. We learned the order of the pair of numbers is important. The first number in the pair tells us how far to move over A (from left to right at the base of the grid) and the second number in the pair tells us how far to move up the grid. Our phrase is "over and up." The ordered pair 5, 6 tells us to move over five and then up six.

Reading: More character puppet presentations. We revisited the chapter we read yesterday and summarized it using our "Somebody, wanted, but, so, then" format. I had the students write a summary of the fantasy story they read in class.

Writing: I shared a fantasy story written by a former fourth grader. We identified where the writer included story elements we are working to include in our stories. Students then had writing time.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): Memphis, TN.


Thursday Notes

Math:

Reading: More character puppet presentations.

Writing: Students then had writing time. Our main goal is to complete our fantasy stories.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina.


Friday Notes

Math:

Reading: Finished character puppet presentations.

Writing: Students then had writing time.





Week of January 30 - February 3

posted 30 Jan 2017, 10:17 by John Avaloz   [ updated 3 Feb 2017, 14:12 ]

Monday Notes

Math: Division with remainders. Began talking about what to do with remainders. Sometimes we ignore them, sometimes we represent them as a fraction to show that the dividend can be totally shared using fractional amounts, and sometimes a remainder tells us to round up our answer.

Reading: Summarizing. Practiced writing a simple summary of a story we have read together in class using our "Somebody, wanted, but, so, then" format.

Writing: Worked on our DLR (Daily Language Review) skills for the day.

Library day

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): Introduction to Southeast unit. Identified the Southeastern states

Tuesday Notes

4th Grade Kindness Retreat 9:30 - 2:30


Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): Everglades, Florida.


Wednesday Notes

Math: None. Art Adventure experience- students combined origami type folding and mud dying to make a usable piece of art.

Reading: Started short chapter book Van Gogh Cafe to finish our discussions on fantasy genre.

Writing: Fantasy story writing time. DLR.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): JFK Space Center


Thursday Notes

Math: Degrees, clockwise, counter clockwise. Began working with degrees in preparation for measuring angles. Learned and played a division practice game.

Reading: Spelling partner check. Read and discussed another chapter from the VGC.

Writing: Fantasy story writing time. DLR.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Thatcher’s class): We watched a video about the state of Florida.


Friday Notes

Math: I introduced the class to full-circle protractors. In small groups I students how to measure angles using the templates.

STUDENTS SHOULD BRING STUDY LINKS 6.6 AND 6.7 TO SCHOOL. WE WILL DO THEM IN CLASS.

Reading: TFK QUIZ

Writing: Fantasy story writing time.

Spelling test





Week of January 23 - 27

posted 23 Jan 2017, 05:46 by John Avaloz   [ updated 26 Jan 2017, 13:52 ]

Monday Notes

Math: Began working on division word problems. Practiced our fact families (multiplication and division problems that can be made using the same three numbers). Example: 4, 12, 3 can form the following "family" 12/3 = 4, 12/4 = 3, 3 * 4 = 12, and 4 * 3 = 12.

Reading: Began talking about theme. discussed a book we have read and what theme(s) can be drawn from the text.

Writing: Worked on our "Monday" grammar section.

Library day

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Mielke’s class):Cotton

Tuesday Notes

Math: I began introducing the "partial quotients" method for division. I will also teach students the "traditional" method beginning next week.

Reading: We discussed possible themes for the story The Wretched Stone. I shared the theme I take away from the story and used the text to demonstrate how I arrived at my conclusion.

Writing: Students were either finishing mapping out the plot of their fantasy story on a story mountain organizer or began typing the lead scence for their story.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Mielke’s class): Civil Rights movement. Southeast packet home - STUDY FOR TEST THURSDAY


Wednesday Notes

Math: Problem solving day. Students either spent time working on CML problems or a problem solving packet. We reviewed the first two CML problems together at the end of class.

Reading: We read a new fantasy story. Afterwards we spent time discussing possible themes we could pull from the text.

Writing: I introduced a fantasy writing elements sheet to help students know some specific elements that are expected to be included in their fantasy stories. these include: sensory details, transitional words/phrases, similes and/or metaphors, and dialogue with quotation marks.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Mielke’s class): Southeast Region summary video.


Thursday Notes

Math: Partial quotients division. Today we really worked to understand and use this algorithm for calculating divison problems

Reading: We finished and corrected our grammar practice for this week.

Writing: I reviewed the writing elements sheet I introduced yesterday. Students had time to work on thier fantasy stories.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Mielke’s class): Southeast Region Test


Friday Notes

No School - Teacher Professional Day





Week of January 16 - 20

posted 17 Jan 2017, 06:24 by John Avaloz   [ updated 20 Jan 2017, 13:58 ]

Monday Notes

No School - MLK Jr. Day

Tuesday Notes

Math: Worked on multi-digit multiplication problems that will be like those on Friday's test.

Reading: Read a short fantasy story. Identified the point of view (third person). Talked about text examples that show it is third person.

Writing: Students worked with partners to identify characteristics of fantasy and summarize the basic plot.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Mielke’s class): Memphis, TN, blues music.


Wednesday Notes

Math: Unit 5 review. Math Stations.

Reading: Revisited the fantasy story we read yesterday. We talked about it being told from a third person point of view. We also identified some text from the story that shows that it is being told in third person. We had a discussion about how the story might change if it were told in first person by a character from the story.

Writing: We started talking about similes and metaphors. Students will be asked to include a couple of examples in their fantasy stories.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Mielke’s class): New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina.


Thursday Notes

Math: Unit 5 review due. Checked over answers in class.

Reading: Spelling partner check. The Wretched Stone.

Writing: Using quotation marks. We reviewed basics for using quotation marks correctly. Practiced writing sentences with quotations.

Science/Social Studies (Ms. Mielke’s class): Petroleum, Gulf of Mexico.


Friday Notes

Math: Unit 5 test.

Reading: Spelling test. Students each received a copy of a fantasy story we have used in class. They were asked to identify the person telling the story and the point of view. They were also asked to show examples from the text that prove from which point of view the story is told.

Writing: We spent time going over our grammar/language work ("DLR"). Student also spent time working on a Study Island assignment related to characters, setting, and plot.





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