Mrs. Kris Paul

Welcome to Mrs. Paul's Fourth Grade Class!



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Please feel free to contact me at kpaul@bedford.k12.va.us




BE SURE TO WASH YOUR HANDS WITH SOAP AND WATER MANY TIMES EACH DAY! STAY HOME AND PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!

Week of April 6-10

(Week of April 13-17 No Assignments….Spring Break!)

General Information...

Math: The decimal unit is a new unit for our students. Attached are copies of notes to introduce decimals. Students may use them as examples to refer to. There is also a list of several youtube videos that are good tools for introduction and learning. Please feel free to pick and choose what your child would like to do. 

There are two options listed again this week for math practice. They may choose the online practice or the practice pages attached below.

Reading: We will focus on Author’s Purpose this week. When you are reading, think about the reason the author wrote the book or article. What do they want you to know? What makes you think that?

Virginia Studies:  This week students will learn about Virginia’s Changing Economy after Reconstruction and Into the 20th Century. We have new vocabulary!  

Science- We will be continuing to learn about VA Natural Resources.

Lessons and Activities for this Week….

Monday:

Math:  Refer to notes and videos. Students may work on attached practice pages or complete any IXL assignments Letter T (1-12.)

Reading: 

Please click on and watch this PowerPoint on Author’s Purpose and complete the activity.

Author's Purpose-lesson power point

VA Studies: Using any dictionary, look up the definitions for natural resource, human resource, and capital resource.  Think of two examples of each of these words and write them next to the definition.  Then, draw pictures of two natural resources, two human resources, and two capital resources.

Science:The original source for most of our water resources is rain. Some rain soaks into the soil, but the rest washes into streams, which flow into rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. This drainage system is called a watershed.There’s a saying that states “We All Live Downstream” What do you think this saying means? How does it relate to a watershed? 

 

Writing (write in your language arts notebook: title and date or on loose leaf paper): If you could have any pet, what would it be? Describe and name your pet.  How would you take care of it? 

Tuesday:

Math: Refer to notes and videos. Students may work on attached practice pages or complete any IXL assignments Letter T (1-12.)

Reading: Author's Purpose Task Cards

VA Studies: Using any dictionary, look up the definitions for the words rural, urban, and suburban.  Write these definitions.  Can you think of places that are examples of rural, urban, and suburban areas?  Write them down next to the definitions. Take a piece of paper and fold it into thirds.  Draw a picture of an urban area, a suburban area, and a rural area.  

Science: A natural forest grows on its own. A cultivated forest is created by man planting seeds and continuing to take care of the land. Make a list of which forests are natural and which are cultivated in the state of VA.

Writing: Do you have any brothers or sisters?  If so, describe what they are like. If you don’t, would you rather have a brother or sister? Tell me why.

Wednesday:

Math: Refer to notes and videos. Students may work on attached practice pages or complete any IXL assignments Letter T (1-12.)

Reading: Pick a book from https://www.storylineonline.net/, https://www.getepic.com/ or pick one you have at home. 

1.Name two things the author made you think about while reading     their book.

2. Did the author of your book teach you anything?

3.Why do you think the author wrote the book you read today?

(Use examples from the text to tell why you think so.)

VA Studies: 

Virginia Studies Weekly: https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/publications/17178

*Week 24

Science: Wild Animals – Animals that are born in the wild and raised by their animal parents. Coyotes, bears, deer, geese, and foxes are among the wild animals of Virginia. Domesticated Animals – Farm animals. Cows, pigs, sheep, chickens and turkeys are among the domesticated animals in Virginia. Compare and contrast these two sets of animals. If you had a farm, what type of animals would you have and why?

Writing: Think of a time when you won something.  Tell what you won, and how you won it.

Thursday:

Math: Refer to notes and videos. Students may work on attached practice pages or complete any IXL assignments Letter T (1-12.)

Reading:  Pick a book from https://www.storylineonline.net/, https://www.getepic.com/ or pick one you have at home. 
Find a place in your book that caused you to have an emotion.  What did you feel?  What did the author do to make you feel this way?

VA Studies: Today we are writing!  Where would you choose to live (rural, or urban area)?  Explain what sort of resources you would have in the area you choose to live.  Explain why you have chosen this area.

Science: Coal is mined in the mountains in the southwestern part of the state and used as fuel to generate electricity. Limestone and Granite are dug from deep pits called quarries and used as building materials. Sand and gravel are also dug from pits and used in building materials and in road construction. Make a list of where you would see these materials and all the possible ways we could use them. 

Writing: See Virginia Studies writing activity for today.

Friday:

Math: Refer to notes and videos. Students may work on attached practice pages or complete any IXL assignments Letter T (1-12.)

Reading:  Pick a book from https://www.storylineonline.net/, https://www.getepic.com/ or pick one you have at home. 

  1. Draw a picture to illustrate the author’s message.
  2. Include a caption telling about the author’s message.

VA Studies: SOLpass.org (VS9-Changing Economy Millionaire Game)

Science: Test your knowledge! Go to SOL Pass and pick Natural Resources. Take the quiz provided (8 questions total and see how you do!). *You do not need to send your teacher your score. This is just for practice. 

Writing: Invent a new kind of sandwich.  Describe what is on it and how you would make it.


Decimal Unit Introduction Videos for Tenths, Hundredths, and Thousandths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWcNQkmpYVk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwBoig-ACOg


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQn3FHqH6WU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GL87_AEVUg


A Couple of Notes about the Attached pages: Standard form is written in number form. The last page of notes has a pink highlighted line separating the whole number from the decimal/fraction so students can see the division between the two sides. It means nothing more than that. Just a visual. 



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Week of March 30-April 3


Math: The math practice page is located at https://education.jlab.org/solquiz/

Click on Math 4- 20 Questions

Go down to the bottom and click on Select Additional Options in yellow

Click on Next Options Screen in green

Select the Year assigned by your teacher in the assignment

Click on Next Options Screen in green

Click on Next Options Screen in green again

Click on Let’s Start!

You may keep track of your scores in a notebook or on loose leaf paper. 


There are two options listed this week for math practice. They may choose the online practice or the fractions choice board below.


Reading: Go to https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

Pick the book selected for each day. If you cannot access it, have your child read a picture book from home and complete the questions listed for each day.


Virginia Studies:  This week we continue with review material.  We will be introducing new material next week while we continue to review what we have learned!


Science- We will be starting a new unit. We will be learning about VA Natural Resources

 

Monday:

Math:  Go to Jlab- Click on 2007- 20 questions OR see Fractions Choice Board Below-Pick one activity to complete today.

Reading: Catching the Moon. Write down who the main characters were and summarize the book. *Remember who, what, where, when, why.

VA Studies: SOLpass.org

VS5 (Revolutionary War)

If possible, Print the Study Guide. If you are unable to print it, just continue to review the information from the web site. 

~Answer these questions:

1.Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

2.Who was the leader of the Continental Army?

3.Where did the Revolutionary War end?

4.Who is James Armistead Lafayette?

5.Who spoke out against Taxation without Representation?

~If you would like, email the answers to these questions to your teacher!

Science: Go on a nature walk and record your observations. What do you notice about the plants growing around you? Are there any water sources. If so what type? What sounds do you hear? Are there animals or insects, if so what are they? How do they help nature?

Writing (write in your language arts notebook: title and date or on loose leaf paper): You are stuck on an island. Write about how you got there, what you have with you and what you would do to survive. 

Tuesday:

Math: Go to Jlab-Click on 2008-20 questions OR  see Fractions Choice Board Below-Pick one activity to complete today.

Reading: Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. Determine the problem and solution. 

VA Studies: VS5

Write a paragraph about what you know about the Declaration of Independence.

-Who wrote it?

-When was it adopted?

-Why was it written?

~SOLpass.org 

VS5

Science: Make a list of all the natural resources you can think of then make a list of all man made resources. Compare and contrast them on a sheet of paper. Man Made Resources: items or substances created by humans: plastic, glass, machines . Natural Resources: items or substances created by nature: water, rocks ,soil, grass, coal.

Writing: If you could have any superpower in the world, what would it be and why? Write about the day you get your superpower and how you would use it. 

Wednesday:

Math: Go to Jlab-Click on 2009-20 questions OR see Fractions Choice Board Below-Pick one activity to complete today.

Reading: Thank You, Mr. Falker. Write down how you feel about school and what you could do to make a positive impact on your classmates.

VA Studies: VS5

SOLpass.org

*Review the Study Guide for VS5

*Revolution Match-up

*Millionaire Game

Virginia Studies Weekly: https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/publications/17178

*Week 16, 17 

Science: Water is a natural resource. How many ways do you use water every day? Make a list, draw pictures, type a list. Show/list as many ways that you can think of.

Writing: Imagine you’ve invented a time machine. Where would you go and why?

Thursday:

Math: Go to Jlab-Click on 2010-20 Questions OR see Fractions Choice Board Below-Pick one activity to complete today.

Reading: The Hula Hoop Queen. Write about what activities you like to do outside and why.

VA Studies: VS6 (Documents and Founding Fathers)

SOLpass.org

*Review the VS6 Study Guide (print it if possible)

*Religious Freedom Cloze

*Declaration of Rights Cloze

Science: Virginia grows many types of food, which are also natural resources, can you think of a type of food that you could grow? Make a plan. What would you grow? Where would you plant it? How would you take care of it? How much would you grow? 

Writing: You fly to outer space and discover a new planet. Write about your experience. What did you see? Write about the new planet!

Friday:

Math: Go to Jlab-Click on 2014-20 Questions OR see Fractions Choice Board Below-Pick one activity to complete today.

Reading: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake. Write the problem and solution of the book along with the main characters.

VA Studies: VS6

SOLpass.org

*Review the VS6 Study Guide

*One the Move (pop ups)

*Washington and Madison (cloze)

VA Studies Weekly: https://app.studiesweekly.com/online/publications/17178

*Week 19

Science: Animals are also natural resources. If you could have 1 animal to provide you with resources, things you could use, what would it be and why? What would your animal do/provide for you?

Writing: Send a video telling me about what you did this past week and I will comment back!

Fraction Choice Board Option: Pick one activity each day! You may show work for all problems in a notebook, on loose leaf paper, or on the actual printed sheet if you have that option at home. For Choice #3- Use Actual Fractions/Mixed Numbers to replace the letters x and y.


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Fraction Choice Board #5-Making the Grade

Log on to your Clever Page- https://clever.com/in/bedfordco

Use your Google Log In-(Reminder- Google accounts are graduationyearfirstinitialmiddleinitiallastname@bedford.k12.va.us)

Password: lunchnumberjf

 


VA Studies:

*SOLpass.org

User name:  Thomas Jefferson ES (Bedford)

Password:  tjes


Science: 

SOLpass.org

Username:Thomas Jefferson ES (Bedford)

Password:tjes


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Fourth Grade Plans- Week of March 23-27

Log on to your Clever Page- https://clever.com/in/bedfordco

Use your Google Log In-(Reminder- Google accounts are graduationyearfirstinitialmiddleinitiallastname@bedford.k12.va.us)

Password: lunchnumberjf

Monday, March 23

Math- 30 Minutes- IXL- Any activity Letter E

Reading- 15 minutes- IXL-Reading Strategies Letter I

Language Arts- 15 minutes-IXL- Writing Strategies Letter T

VA Studies- 15 minutes -SOLpas.org- VS3-Jamestown

Science- 15 minutes-Review Force and Motion (2 days)- SOLPass or Studyjams

Tuesday, March 24

Math- 30 minutes-IXL- Any activity Letter J 

Reading- 15 Minutes-IXL- Reading Strategies Letter K

Language Arts-15 Minutes-IXL- Writing Strategies U

VA Studies- 15 minutes - SOLpas.org- VS3-Jamestown

Science- 15 minutes-Review Force and Motion (2 days)- SOLPass or Studyjams

Wednesday, March 25

Math- 30 minutes-IXL- Any activity Letter L

Reading- 15 Minutes-IXL- Reading Strategies Letter L

Language Arts-15 Minutes-IXL- Writing Strategies V

VA Studies- 15 minutes SOLpas.org- VS4-Colonial Life

Science- 15-minutes-Review Electricity (2 days)- SOLPass or Studyjams

Thursday, March 26

Math- 30 minutes-IXL- Any activity Letter M

Reading- 15 Minutes-IXL- Reading Strategies Letter M

Language Arts-15 Minutes-IXL- Vocabulary Letter W-(Prefixes)

VA Studies- 15 minutes SOLpas.org- VS4-Colonial Life

Science- 15 minutes-Review Electricity (2 days)- SOLPass or Studyjams

 

Friday, March 27

Math- 30 minutes-IXL-Any activity Letter 0

Reading- 15 minutes-IXL- Reading Strategies Letter N

Language Arts- 15 minutes- IXL- Vocabulary Letter W(Suffixes)

Science- 15 minutes-Review Weather- SOLPass or Studyjams **Don't Forget To Read At Least 20 Minutes Every Day!** *******************************************************************************

Fourth Grade Plans- Week of March 17-20

Log on to your Clever Page- https://clever.com/in/bedfordco

Use your Google Log In-(Reminder- Google accounts are graduationyearfirstinitialmiddleinitiallastname@bedford.k12.va.us)

Password: lunchnumberjf


Tuesday, March 17

Math- 30 Minutes- IXL-Any activity Letter A

Reading- 15 minutes- IXL-Reading Strategies Letter A and C

Language Arts- 15 minutes-IXL- Writing Strategies Letter O

VA Studies SOLpass.org* Virginia Studies-VS2 -Geography

Science- Review Ecosystems (2 Days)- SOLPass or StudyJams.com


Wednesday, March 18

Math- 30 minutes-IXL-Any activity Letter B

Reading-15 minutes-IXL- Reading Strategies Letters D and E

Language Arts- 15 minutes-IXL-Writing Strategies Letter P

VA Studies SOLpass.org* Virginia Studies-VS2 -Geography

Science- Review Ecosystems (2 Days)- SOLPass or StudyJams.com



Thursday, March 19

Math-30 Minutes-IXL-Any activity Letter C

Reading- 15 minutes-IXL- Reading Strategies Letter G

Language Arts- 15 minutes-IXL-Writing Strategies Letter Q

VA Studies SOLpass.org* Virginia Studies-VS2 -Native Americans

Science- Review Plants(2 Days)- SOLPass or StudyJams.com



Friday, March 20

Math- 30 minutes-IXL-Any activity Letter D

Reading- 15 minutes- IXL-Reading Strategies Letter H

Language Arts- 15 minutes-IXL- Writing Strategies Letter S

VA Studies SOLpass.org* Virginia Studies-VS2 -Native Americans

Science- Review Plants(2 Days)- SOLPass or StudyJams.com



VA Studies:

*SOLpass.org

User name:  Thomas Jefferson ES (Bedford)

Password:  tjes


VS2 -Geography (2 Days)

VS2-Native Americans (2Days)


Science: 

1.SOLpass.org

Username:Thomas Jefferson ES (Bedford)

Password:tjes

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Daily Schedule:
7:30-8:00         Unpack, Entry Task
8:00-8:20         Morning Meeting/GAT/WIN
8:30-9:15         Related Arts*
9:15-9:30        Snack; Read Aloud 
9:30-11:05       Language Arts Block
       (language arts/writing/reading/word study)
      ~M,T,W-Leveled Reading Group (9:50-10:50)
11:05-11:45      Science 
11:45-12:10      Recess
12:15-12:45      Lunch
12:50-1:30       VA Studies
1:30-2:20         Math
2:20-2:30         Closing Activities/Pack-up


*Related Arts Schedule:
Monday-PE
Tuesday-Music
Wednesday-FLEX
Thursday-Art
Friday-LMC (Library)

**Tennis Shoes are an excellent idea for EVERY day of the week**

Please remember to send a healthy snack to school each day.  Our snack time is from 9:15-9:30.  Water bottles are also encouraged!

Remember to check the agenda each night for homework assignments!


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