SantanElementary School Curriculum Night Mrs. Lederman’s 4 th Grade C.A.T.S. August 1 st , 2013. C.A.T.S. Classes Involve…. Accelerated Enrichment Activities Depth & Complexity Higher-order, Critical Thinking Skills Creativity & Novelty More Collaboration & Hands-On
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Students agree to strive forTRRFCC Character…
Students earn 2 dollars/day for:
ALL students earn an extra dollar for every day the class had 100% attendance!
Students are paid every other week and shop on pay days.
Donations to the store are greatly appreciated. New or slightly used items are acceptable.
TRRFCC Meetings every Day 4
Recess (11:20) & Lunch (11:40)
(proportion, statistics, graphs, charts)
“Good mathematics teaching does not stop at introducing a rule; good mathematics teaching encourages learners to master the “why” so that they can confidently and accurately apply a rule.”(Intel Mathematics Teacher Manual, Page 395)
Concrete Pictorial Algorithm or Equation
Critical Areas of Instruction…
Develop fluency with addition and subtraction of fractions, and understand the multiplication and division of fractions in limited cases
Extend division to 2-digit divisors, integrate decimal fractions into place value system, develop understanding of operations with decimals to hundredths, and develop fluency with whole number and decimal operations
Develop understanding of volume.
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
How can parents help…
Word problems may appear complicated and advanced.
Students will need support in their thinking before they begin to solve, so ask them:
Teachers may delay showing students short cuts or standard algorithms.
Please honor that delay and refrain from teaching them short cuts…It is by design to develop a deep understanding of math concepts
4th Grade Topics:
Social Studies & Science Common Core Investigations...
Comprehension of text:
Comparing and Contrasting
Questioning and Clarifying
Text structure of Non-Fiction
Main Idea and Details
Fact and Opinion
6 + 1 Traits:
Types of Writing:
Common Core Investigations:
IDEAS & CONTENT
ORGANIZATION & CONVENTIONS
VOICE & PRESENTATION
SHOWCASE & ASSESS
Words Their Way…
Pronunciation, Expression, Speed, & Tone
(Read to Others)
Writing of the Week
(Words Their Way)
The Daily 5 Workshop…
Stick Nose In Book
(Read to Self)
Depth of Knowledge
Check 4 Understanding
That’s a WRAP
Weekly Response Activity Projects
Field trips this year:
Sonora Desert Museum
Arizona State Capitol
Basha Art Gallery
Tempe Historical Museum (Possible Addition)
Living History Groups/Science Experiences
$400 Tax Credit – To help fund these trips and experiences.
Please consider participating in the tax credit program. This helps our grade level afford bigger & better field trips.
How can parents help…
If you and your child wish to explore the curriculum even deeper, please visit our classroom website for more on-line resources & activities.
(urgent questions or emergencies only, please)
Please allow 24-hour response turn-around
Please fill out and return the Curriculum Survey to your child’s teacher by next Friday.