What Are We Learning?


"In teaching others we teach ourselves"  - Proverb

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Hello Friends!

We are always learning some pretty incredible things! I hope that having a weekly outline of the concepts we are learning, will help you to reinforce them at home and keep in touch with what your child is learning....I know many times at this age, they start to keep those things to themselves and it can be like pulling teeth to get them to talk about their day! LOL! Happy learning!!   

WEEK OF:  September 9th-13th

MATH- Topic B: Comparing Multi-Digit Whole Numbers and Topic C: Rounding Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

Monday: Begin Topic B/Lesson 5 (Compare numbers based on meanings of the digits using >,<, + to record the comparison) 4.NBT.2             Lesson 5 Tutorial

Tuesday: Lesson 6 (Find 1, 10, and 100 thousand more and less  than a given number). 4.NBT.2     Lesson 6 Tutorial

Wednesday: Begin Topic C (Rounding Multi-Digit Whole Numbers) Lesson 7 (Round multi-digit numbers to the thousands place using the verticle number line). 4.NBT.3      Lesson 7 Tutorial

Thursday: Lesson 8 (Round multi-digit numbers to any place using the vertical number line). (4.NBT.3)    Lesson 8 Tutorial

Friday: (Use any place value understanding to round multi-digit numbers to any place value). 4.NBT.3   Lesson 9 Tutorial

*Topic B and C Quiz will be on Wednesday, September 17th.


This week we are working on CCSS RL4.3, determining the theme of text and using evidence and examples from the story to support our reasoning. We will be reading many picture books and having discussions so that we can learn from each other and our experiences to bring real-world meaning to the themes were are learning about. We will have notes on several of the common themes we see in our literature. There will be a quiz next week on these common themes (compassion, honesty, perserverence, friendship, courage, kindness, acceptance, prepardenss, and resourcefulness). We will do a book study on Wednesday and Thursday (in small groups). We will then go outside and present our theme with the two other homeroom kiddos (in small groups). I can't wait for the kids to be able to do this activity with the other classes (=


In writing class this week we are learning about the 6 +1 writing traits. This week we will be focusing on Ideas and Organization. We will be reading the book, "The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups" and writing our own rules AND "real" reason for the rule. 

WEEK OF: September2nd-September 6th


Monday: No School

Tuesday: Module 1: Lesson 2: Recognize a digit represents 10 times the value of what it represents in the place to its right. (4.NBT.1 and 4.NBT.2) Click here for a helpful video: Lesson 2 Tutorial

Wednesday: Lesson 3: Name numbers within a million by building understanding of the place value chart and placement of commas for naming base thousand units. (4. NBT.1 and 4.NBT.2) Click here for a helpful video: Lesson 3 Tutorial

Thursday: Lesson 4: Read and write multi-digit numbers using base ten numerals , number names, and expanded form. (4.NBT. 1 and 4.NBT.2).  Click here for a helpful video: Lesson 4 Tutorial

*A study Guide for Topic A will be sent home today for tonight's homework. 

*There is a Topic A Quiz TOMORROW 9/6.

Friday: Take Topic A Quiz. Move on to Topic B: Comparing Multi-Digit Whole Numbers.

              Lesson 5: Compare numbers based on meanings of the digits using >,<, or = to record the comparison. (4.NBT.2) Click here for a helpful videoLesson 5 Tutorial

READING: This week in Reading Class we are focusing on finding the main idea of informational (non fiction) text (RI4.2). Also, we will begin to introduce ourselves to the reading centers (word work, writing center, close reading center, independent reading center, and teacher time). We will be discussing, "What Good Readers Do." as well as the expectations in our Independent Reading Centers. On Tuesday, we will start our Creative Writing Time and kick off with a discussion on the expectations and get to pratice with a really cool prompt as well! There will be a Main Idea Quiz on Friday 9/6.