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4th and 5th Grade Next Generation Learning

 Ms. Johnson, Mr. LaLonde, Mr. Klimisch and Mr. Masterson 

March

Test Practice

   Wisconsin Forward Exam  

Math MAP practice


Personalized weekly homework

Each Friday students will receive a weekly homework letter.  It should be returned the following Friday morning signed by the parent/guardian.  The letter sets out the homework focusing on each student's level in reading, spelling and math.  It will include Achieve 3000 articles at each student's lexile, a spelling path which the student has pretested into, and math practice.

Specials

Room 408-Production                            Room 409-Marketing                Room 418-Finance  
Monday                  Gym                                                           Music                                                       Art                                                      
       Tuesday                 Art                                                               Gym                                                     Music                                                            
       Wednesday          Library                                                           Library                                              Library                                                                 Thursday               Music                                                            Art                                                    Gym                                                                           



Numeracy


Students can practice the math we are currently covering by using either www.frontrowed.com (class code fgig5j,  Number Operations-Fractions) or www.mobymax.com (kids have their own passwords and have been shown how to log in). 
 We are working on the Fraction and Decimal success squares.

Decimal Numbers

(Place Value Progression)

I can write fractions with denominators of 10 or 100 in decimal notation.(4NF6)





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I can use base- ten blocks and drawings to represent fractions with a denominator of 10 and 100 and decimals to the hundredths place.

(4NF6)


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I can compare 2 decimal numbers to the hundredths by reasoning about their size.

(4NF7)




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I can read and write decimal numbers to the thousandths using numbers, words, and expanded form.(5NBT3a)




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I can compare 2 decimal numbers to the thousandths place based on the meaning of the digits in each place.

(5NBT3b)



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I understand and can explain the place value system, including the places to the right of the decimal point. (A digit in one place represents 1/10 of what it represents to its right.(5NBT1)

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I can recognize and explain that multiplying or dividing a number by 10 does not change its digits, but it does change its place value.

(5NBT2)


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I can use my understanding of place value to round numbers to any place.(5NBT4)





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I can add and subtract with decimals and explain my thinking.(5NBT7)





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I can use whole number powers of ten to represent repeated multiplication.

(5NBT2)




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I describe the patterns that occur when multiplying and dividing a number by 10 or a power of 10.(5NBT2)




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I can multiply decimals and explain my thinking.

(5NBT7)





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Success Squares

Exploring Patterns

(Expressions and Equations 

Trajectory)

    

I can create a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule. I can describe the rule using models, tables, numeric expressions, or words.


4OA5

I can use the rule to extend the pattern and to find missing values.






4OA5

I can describe features of the pattern that are not expressed in the rule.





4OA5

I can create 2 numerical patterns using 2 given rules and record the results in a table.




5OA3

I can identify and describe the relationship between the terms of these 2 rules/patterns.




5OA3

I can create ordered pairs from the terms of the 2 patterns and graph them on the coordinate plane.


Two videos


5OA3

I can use parentheses, and brackets in numerical expressions. I can use the “Order of Operations” to solve expressions with these symbols.

5OA1

I can write expressions that record calculations with numbers and interpret those expressions without solving them.


5OA2

I can round a multi-digit whole number to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 based on my knowledge of place value through 1,000,000.


(4NBT3)

Understanding Equivalent Fractions

(Fractions Trajectory)


I can explain why 2 fractions are only equivalent when referring to the same whole through context, or using a visual model, or a number line.

(4NF2

SMP2&6)


Success Squares


Working with Unit Fractions


(Fractions Trajectory)


I can explain that adding and subtracting fractions is the joining and separating of parts that refer to the same whole.

4NF3a


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I can break apart a fraction into an addition problem with fractions with the same denominator in more than one way. I can identify the unit fraction.

4NF3b P

I can justify the different addition problems I created with equations and a visual model.

4NF3b/SMP2/4



I can add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with the same denominator. I can justify my calculations with a visual model or a number line diagram.

4NF3c


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I can solve word problems involving adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator referring to the same whole.I can use equations and visual models to represent the problem and solution.

4NF3d

I can make a line plot that displays measurement data in fractions. (¼, ½, ⅛)

I can solve addition and subtraction problems using that data.

4MD4

I can add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with different denominators by finding equivalent fractions and then solving the problem using fractions with the same denominator.

5NF1

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I can solve word problems involving adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators that refer to the same whole.

5NF2

I can justify my calculations using visual fraction models and number line diagrams. I can use benchmark fractions (¼, ½, ¾, 1) to decide if my answer is reasonable.

5NF2/SMP2/ 4



Success Squares

Multiplying and Dividing with Fractions

(Fractions Trajectory)

I can multiply a unit fraction by a whole number and justify my work using visual diagrams and/or equations.

4NF4a

I can multiply a non-unit fraction by a whole number and justify my work using visual models and/or equations.

4NF4b

I can solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number by using visual models and equations to represent the problem.

4NF4c

I can divide a unit fraction by a whole number and justify my thinking using a visual model, context, or equations.

5NF7a

I can multiply a fraction by a fraction. I can use an area model to explain my calculations.

5NF4ab

I can explain why multiplying a given number by a fraction less than 1 results in a product smaller than that number. I can  justify my thinking using a visual model, context, or equations.

5NF5

I understand and can solve problems where a fraction can be thought of as the numerator divided by the denominator. I can  justify my thinking using a visual model, context, or equations.

5NF3

I can divide a whole number by a unit fraction and justify  my thinking using a visual model, context, or equations.

5NF7b

I can solve word problems involving division of a fraction by a whole number by using visual models, context and equations to represent the problem.

5NF7c

I can make a line plot that displays measurement data in fractions. (¼, ½, ⅛) I can solve multiplication and division problems using that data.


5MD2    (two videos)

Reducing Fractions 

Simplifying Fractions

Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

Mixed Numbers to Fractions

Literacy

                                    Image result for realistic fiction                           

  This quarter we will  be focusing on historical fiction in our fiction reading.  Using RIT band academic vocabulary and strategies, students will read and work with concepts at their personalized level through realistic fiction texts.  

We will also be using Achieve 3000 for lessons on main idea/supporting details, cause and effect, inferencing, compare and contrast, author's viewpoint and sequencing in non-fiction passages.  Achieve is personalized to each student's reading lexile.  

Spelling

 

Students are being pretested and will be placed on a path that matches their current ability.   Students should practice their assigned words both in literacy workshop during the day, as well as at home as part of the personalized homework letter.

Writing
Informational Essays information (sections/headings lesson)

                                      NBA Writing Success Squares 

SQ 1: I can use capital letters correctly in my writing.


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SQ 2: I can use punctuation correctly in my writing.



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SQ 3: I can use contractions correctly in my writing.



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SQ 4: I can use commas correctly in my writing.


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SQ 5: I can create complete sentences.

(Run ons) (Fragments)


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SQ 6: I can use powerful nouns in my writing.


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SQ 7: I can use powerful adjectives in my writing.



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SQ 8: I can use powerful verbs in my writing.



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SQ 9: I can use powerful adverbs in my writing.



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SQ 10: I can use quotation marks correctly in my writing.



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SQ 11: I can use transition words to make my writing fluid and in order.



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SQ 12: I have mastered all of my academic vocabulary words in my rit band.



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Social Studies

                         Image result for american 13 colonies

                                             click on image for Google Slide review

This quarter we are examining the original American colonies and the Revolutionary War.

Science
Second quarter's science kit is "Variables" this year.  Experiments will be conducted and variables will be monitored and adjusted.

                          Inquiry (click here for more info)  

Combining our Science and Social Studies content, our first Inquiry project of the year will focus on invasive species.  We will be studying the causes and effects of non-native species in our environment, as well as solutions to keep our community's environments safe.

        
  Click to see a Going Public example.