• September :

Math - Students will be learning about metric measurements. The standard is NC.4.MD.1 - Know relative size of measurement units.  Solve problems involving metric measurement.

1 meter = 100 centimeters

1 kilogram = 1,000 grams

1 liter = 1,000 mililiters

Reading - Students will be learning about Theme using fables and folktales, including Cherokee legends.

October:

Math - Students will be learning to multiply whole numbers.  They will mutiply a whole number of up to three digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two digit numbers with place value understanding using:

Area Models

Partial Products

Standard Algorithm

(This is standard NC.4.NBT.5)

Reading - Students will learn how to determine the main idea and key details of a nonfiction text using informational text about the Cherokee.  They will also read about other Native American tribes found in North Carolina and learn about the NC colonies, including the Lost Colony of Roanoke.  Students will learn how text features add information to the main idea of a text.

November - Students will be learning how to divide whole numbers with remainders. This is standard NC.4.NBT.6 which is find whole-number quotients and remainders up to three digit dividends and one digit divisors.  The students will use place value understanding and the relationship between multiplication and division to help with division.  Please make sure your child has their multiplication facts memorized!! This is so important.

***Please make sure they have their mutlipication facts memorized!

January and February - Students will be learning about FRACTIONS!!  We will start with decomposing fractions and creating equivalent fractions.  They will also learn to compare fractions using a variety of strategies.  In February, we will learn how to add and subtract mixed numbers.  I have added digital fraction strips to google classroom. This is a great tool for helping students visualize the size of fractions.  They can also use the digital fraction strips to help them compare fractions.

February - Our students are adding and subtracting fractions and changing improper fractions to mixed numbers.  I have posted a lot of videos in google classroom that can help with this concept.  Also, we are working on solving word problems that involve fractions.

March - This month we will first focus on decimals.  Students will be able to use decimal notation to represent fractions.  They will express, model, and explain equivalence between fractions with denominators of 10 and 100.  They will represent tenths and hundredths with models.

April - During the month of April, we will study triangles and quadrilaterals.  Students will explore the different attributes of each type of triangle and quadrilateral (parallel sides, right angles, congruent sides, etc.)  We will also study bar graphs, line plots, and elapsed time.  Encourage your child to read a clock at home.  It is important that students can tell time to the minute.

May - This month will be spent reviewing all standards!  We will prepare for the EOG  using various resources.  Students are encouraged to review at home as well using study guides and different computer websites (Zearn, Freckle, Istation, etc.)