Our Week in Review (2/01/16- 2/05/16)

Science/Social Studies 

Hey guys!  In social studies this week we worked on our Prezi’s and learned more about regions.  Here’s a riddle, how many regions  are you in right now? Think about it.  The answer is three or four or five because you will always live in a country, you live in a state, inside a state you have a city, you can live in a county, or a special district. The top limit is five regions.

Our country holds 50 states.  Each state is a political region.  A political region mean people each have their own voting rights.  The capital of our country is Washington, D.C., that is where our president lives.  Our nation’s capital is called a federal district, It is not part of any state.

As I said before, our country holds 50 states.  Our country is split into different regions: the southeast, southwest, west, midwest, and northeast.  Did you know that Nebraska is in the Midwest?  Did you also know that Florida is in the southwest?  In the west there is Oregon, and in the northeast there is Maine.

A city hold a county.  Cities are another kind of political region within states.  For example, each state chooses a capital city to be on the center of it’s government.  In the same way, each city sets up it’s own municipal, or city, government.  

And last but not least we have a special district.  To organize all these services,  people often divide counties and cites into even smaller regions called special districts.  Many counties and cites are divided into voting districts, school districts, and police districts.  I hope you learned a lot, bye!
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Math

This week in math we are changing improper fractions into mixed numbers. We also worked on changing mixed numbers into improper fractions. To change an mixed number into a improper fractions, you take the whole number and multiply it by the denominator. After you do that you add the numerator to the number you got when you multiplied the whole and the denominator, you get an improper fraction. To change an improper fraction to a mixed number you have to see how many whole pieces you have in the fraction. For example, if you have 15/5 you have to divide 5 into 15 which equals 3.

by George S.

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Language Arts

This week we are catching up on writing our blog post on a couple things like our UNF field trip, our favorite activity and our Prezi about regions. We learned about 3 kinds of there’s: they’re, their, and there. They’re is a contraction for they are. Their means belonging to, it shows ownership. There refers to a place. We had partners to discuss which there to put in different sentences. We practiced on noredink.com and then we took a quiz on all the types of there’s. We also read. Here are some pictures of us working on them and reading.

by Jett S.

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Our Week in Review ( 1/25/16- 1/29/16)

Math

In math this week, we learned about mixed numbers. We took notes, worked in our workbook and textbook, and our teacher drew models on the board. We also wrote mixed number math problems. We also did Rocket Math, where we had 1 minute to do 40 problems. We had to do Khan Academy for homework as well.

Jacob M.

Language Arts

This week we worked on writing down vocabulary words we don’t know and making trading cards with them. Some of the words I wrote are viscous and clamorous. The book I’m reading is called Sand Dollar Summer.

Madelyn M.

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Science/Social Studies

This week we went on a field trip to UNF Nature Preserve. We went on a mile long hike and learned about two more trees named the cypress tree and a sweet gum tree. The was this long venomous vine called the devil walking stick. The biggest tree they have is a cypress tree and it is 602 years old. We also had a work sheet that showed us the different part of a plant and we had to fill some of it out. At the beginning of the trip are ranger showed us a big fake flower and made us guess the different part and our class killed it (we knew all the parts of the flower)! After the hike we ate lunch and played capture the egg.

In science, we continued to do our research for our animal. In art, we made the pictures. We used WorldBookOnline for the research. We have to look up what place the animal lives, eats, does.

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Our Week in Review

Math

In math we had a test on adding and subtracting fractions. The day after we had a review. On the test we all got 100 percent correct. We all have gotten good at adding and subtracting fractions. After our review we had a subtraction cross word and a division cross word.

Maya L.

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Language Arts

This week in Language Arts, we worked on our “My Favorite Activity” writing prompts. What we do is we write down what were writing about, then we come up with reasons we like our activity. After that, we type it on a iPad or laptop and publish it to our blog. We also read for our AR goals. Since this week is the last week of the quarter, we have to hit our AR goals this week. If we don’t hit our goals, it affects our grade.

Sam K.

Science/Social Studies

For Social Studies we did Brain Quest while playing Around the World. A question that was asked was “ What is the largest monument in Arizona?” The answer is “ The Grand Canyon”.  Another question asked was “ The democrat symbol is the donkey. What is the republican symbol?” The answer is “ The elephant”. For Science we will do a packet of “How are living things adapted to their environment”.

Nava K.

Our Week in Review

Math

This week, in math, we learned about adding and subtracting fractions. To add or subtract fractions you have to make the denominator the same for both numbers than you add or subtract. By multiplying the smaller denominator to make it the same as the other one. Then you add or subtract the numerator and the denominator stays the same. Then after you do that you can make it into its simplest form, by dividing by a common factor, then you are done. Also this week we had 3 practice papers one was on adding one was on subtracting and one was on adding and subtracting together.

by Jacob G.

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Science/Social Studies

In social studies we are making a Prezi. A Prezi is like an online presentation tool. We are reading about regions around us in our  social studies book. We have a organizer. When some important  information comes up, we write it in our  organizer.

In science lab we are making mammal march madness cards. We are making cards for some of the mammal animal. My mammal animal is a Baboon. We are drawing our animals in art. So together we have a full card!!!

by Lucy
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 Language Arts
 We continued working on our expository writing this week.
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Tu B’Shevat

Tu B’Shevat is around the corner.  The fourth graders have been learning about the environment.  The focus has been on the three main responsibilities of the people, which include protecting our environment, caring for the environment, and using the resources provided to us by the environment.

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Our Week in Review

Language Arts

This week in L.A. (Language arts) students worked toward reaching their AR goals. Another thing that we did was writing a story about our favorite thing to do. Some hobbies were dancing, sports, and reading. First we made the outline of the story, and while we were doing it, we were learning how to work in a process. The first thing that we did was that we chose a topic (a favorite activity) then we wrote three reasons why we like that activity. After that we wrote three pieces of“evidence” for each reason. That was the body of the story. Then we had to write the conclusion which was why we liked the activity.

by Talia

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Science/Social Studies

In science, we experimented on mealworms. We put them on black paper taped to white paper and saw which color they went on more times. Some liked black better two or three groups liked black and four or five like white. We also saw what things would make them back up. They backed up from a Q-tip with vinegar on it, a piece of paper,a pencil ,and a flashlight. This experiment was fun.
In social studies, we studied the four main regions. They are economic, cultural, physical and political. We are creating a Prezi. During class, as we read our social studies book we get information from it and add it to an organizer to help us with our Prezi.

by Evan

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Math

This week in math we started fractions. A fraction is a part of a whole, for example: ⅖ + ⅗ equals 1 whole. Another thing we learned in math are equivalent fractions.  An example of an equivalent fraction is: 1/3 = 2/6  = 3/9

 

by Masha

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Our Week in Review

Language Arts

This week in Language Arts, we did rotations. The rotations were Read to Self, Word Work, and Work on Writing. In Read to self I am reading Holes. It is a really good book and I think you should read it. In work on writing we are all finishing our second narrative. In word work we are making a cross word puzzle with all our Social Studies words. It was really difficult to make all the words match.

by Jake

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Math

This week, in math, we learned how to multiply by ten. The trick is just adding a zero to the end of the number, any number. We also learned how to multiply two digit by two digit numbers.

by Nava

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Science

In Science, we learned about mealworms. Ms. Jaffa said that we can keep two worms. They will turn into a larva, then into a beetle. We watched a video about mealworms. In Social Studies, we took a test today on the United States government and economy. We reviewed earlier in the week. We used our Social Studies books to find the information for our study guide.  

by Jacob M.

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Our Week in Review

Math

In math this week, we are learning how to estimate then divide or multiply. On Thursday we played a game of Jeopardy to get better at it. My team the Unicorns lost by thirty point to the Seahawks. Here are some pictures of Jeopardy and some people who are working on math.

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Science and Social Studies

In Science, we put new grass seed in our potatoes. We also looked at  stomata through a microscope!

In Social Studies, we learned about the United States economy. We have a free market economy that means that our market has little government control.For people this means that we can make, sell and buy. In my opinion, I think we should study more on economy. I know the economy might  sound boring to some people but it’s really interesting.

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Language Arts

This week in language arts, we talked about writing sentences correctly, types of sentences, punctuation, and capitalization. We also did a worksheet on these topics. We also finished up stories about events that happened. I wrote a story about my birthday party. The majority of our Daily 5 time was taken up by reading and conferencing with Ms. Lewis. We are trying to hit AR goals. AR is tests on books we have read. Those tests give us points, so we have goals to reach by the end of this grading period.

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VIP Day

What a fun time we had today! The fourth and fifth graders performed for all the VIP guests before they visited the classrooms. Bravo! In class, everyone shared what they were thankful for at home, at school/work, in nature and the world. We also enjoyed some Thanksgiving themed math games and created a collage with our special guest(s). It was wonderful to see so many family members!

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Have a happy Thanksgiving and we will see you November 30th!

Our Week in Review

Math

In math we are reviewing addition and subtraction facts.  We also reviewed the four operations of whole numbers. The answer to an addition problem is the sum, when you subtract it’s called a difference. The answer to a multiplication problem is the product and division is the quotient. On Friday we had a pop quiz and I think that it was fun.

by Lily

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Science & Social Studies

This week in science, we put 3 seeds in a bag lima bean, pumpkin seed, and sunflower seed. We put when in a bag with a paper towel to see which will germinate first. We also learned about flowers and trees. We had a science crossword puzzle for homework this week it was very fun.

In social studies, this week, we learned about the US constitution and the 3 branches of the government. We did a unit review on the constitution and branches of government. The three branches are the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the legislative branch. The executive enforces, or carries out, national laws. The Judicial branch makes sure that laws follow the Constitution. The legislative branch writes laws that are used by the entire nation.

by Jacob G.

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Daily 5

In Daily 5 we: read, do word work, and writing. In Word Work we have some vocabulary words and we have use them to fill out a sheet. We also look up each word in the dictionary. We brainstormed for a new narrative topic. After we choose a topic we fill out a word cluster sheet that helps us write out all the details in our story. When we do read to self, we get a book from the class library and read the books. I am reading the book Lunch Money by Andrew Clements. During read to self, we can take AR quizzes.

by Lucy

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