This week we have started a new morning work that is a spiral review of 4th grade math standards. Some of the things the students will encounter are going to be new and we will teach as we discuss, and some of it will be review. We are still having an assessment on Friday, but I will NOT be including challenging topics that have not been taught before. As we review I am letting the students know what will or will not be included on Friday's assessment.
In math we will be having our test on Patterns on Wednesday. Afterwards we will be moving into division. If this is your first time with a fourth grader, the way that we teach division is TOTALLY different from the way that we learned growing up. You students will have journal entries to help them along (and help you.) In addition, here is a link for a video that will show the first way I will be doing division.
In Social Studies we will have our test over the map of the colonies on Wednesday and we will continue to discuss the causes of the American Revolution. Students have been adding journal entries into their Social Studies journal. All of this information they are responsible for knowing for the test. (Date is still to be determined.)