Week 1 8-15

It’s the first week of school! I hope that you are as excited as I for this wonderful new year. 

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TeacherMelanie Berube
Subject AreaMath/Science/SS
Grade Level4th
Week #1
Unit of InstructionPlace Value, Factors/Multiples/Intro to Science and Science Process/
Standard(s) Taught

*Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. MAFS.4.NBT.1.2
*Investigate factors and multiples. a. Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1–100. b. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. c. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1–100 is prime or composite. MAFS.4.OA.2.4

*Explain that science does not always follow a rigidly defined method (“the scientific method”) but that science does involve the use of observations and empirical evidence. Explain that science focuses solely on the natural world. SC.4.N.1.3 SC.4.N.2.1
*Keep records that describe observations made, carefully distinguishing actual observations from ideas and inferences about the observations.SC.4.N.1.6
*Compare the observations made by different groups using multiple tools and seek reasons to explain the differences across groups. Compare the methods and results of investigations done by other classmates. Raise questions about the natural world, use appropriate reference materials that support understanding to obtain information (identifying the source), conduct both individual and team investigations through free exploration and systematic investigations and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations. Recognize that science involves creativity in designing experiments. SC.4.N.1.2 SC.4.N.1.5
*Recognize and explain that scientists base their explanations on evidence. Attempt reasonable answers to scientific questions and cite evidence in support. SC.4.N.1.1 SC.4.N.1.8

Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems. SS.4.C.2.2 

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

•read and write multi-digit numbers through one million in base-ten numerals (standard form), number names (word form), and expanded form. NOTE: Expanded form of 285 can be 200 + 80 + 5. However, students should have opportunities to explore the idea that 285 could also be 28 tens plus 5 ones or 1 hundred, 18 tens and 5 ones (necessary for fluent regrouping using the standard algorithm).
• compare two multi-digit numbers to 1,000,000 using place value and record the comparison numerically using the following symbols: <, >, or =.
• determine factor pairs of whole numbers in the range 1-100.
• recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors.
• determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number.
• determine if a number in the range 1-100 is prime or composite.

• explain the role of a scientist (ask questions and find answers).
• explain that science does involve the use of observations and evidence.
• define science (study of the natural world through observation and evidence).
• record observations of an object and/or an event in a science notebook using a variety of data collection tools (e.g., diagrams, charts, graphs).
• make inferences based on observations.
• distinguish observations from inferences
• identify appropriate tools to use when making measurements
formulate opinions, new ideas, and conclusions based on team comparisons.
• seek reasons to explain any differences that may have occurred.
• form a hypothesis based on research.
• form conclusions based on data obtained during investigations.
• identify any flaw(s) in the experimental design that may have affected the outcome.

 • summarize ways citizens can influence government and public policy.
• identify community and state problems.
• describe how citizens, including children, can help solve community and state problems. Examples may include, but are not limited to, voting, petitioning, conservation, and recycling.

Classroom Activities

Mastery Connect

Science Fusion Packet
Science Fusion Website

Community and citizen building activities.

Assignments Due

Math: HW due Friday, Mastery Connect Friday.

Science: Packet due Friday


OTHER: Return all filled out paperwork by the week’s end

Additional Resources