Q1W6 (9/16-9/20)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaMath/Science/Social Studies
Grade Level4
Week #6
Unit of InstructionSubtract Multi-Digit Whole Numbers/Constellations/Government/Hispanic Heritage Month
Standard(s) Taught

Math:   NBT.2.4   

  • Fluently add and subtract Multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

Science: SC.4.E.5.1     E.5.4  

  • Relate that the rotation of Earth and apparent movements of the sun, moon, and stars are connected.
  • Observe that the patterns of stars in the sky stay the same although they appear to shift across the sky nightly, and different stars can be seen in different seasons.

Social Studies:  SS.4.C.1.1     C.3.1    C.3.2  C.2.1   C.2.2   C.2.3

***Constitution Day 9/17/19

  • Describe how Florida’s constitution protects the rights of citizens and provides for the structure, function, and purposes of state government.
  • Identify the 3 branches of government in Florida and the powers of each.
  • Distinguish between state and local government.
  • Discuss public issues in Florida that impact the daily lives of its citizens.
  • Identify ways citizens work together to influence government and help solve community and state problems.
  • Explain the importance of public service, voting, and volunteerism.




Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

The student will:


  • Apply an understanding of addition and subtraction, place value, and flexibility with multiple strategies to use the standard algorithms for addition and subtraction of whole numbers with solutions greater than 1,000 and less than 1,000,000.
  • Understand that the purpose of rounding to estimate before adding or subtracting is to make mental math easier and to check the reasonableness of an answer.


  • Demonstrate that the star patterns (constellations) in the sky appear to shift across the sky nightly due to Earth’s rotation.
  • Discuss how different star patterns are high in the night sky in some seasons but dip below the horizon in other seasons (use models of winter/summer skylines).
  • Explain how Earth’s movement causes the appearance of sun and star movement (tracking) across the sky.
  • Explain that Earth’s rotation on its axis causes the sun/stars to appear as though they are moving across the sky.

Social Studies:

  • Show how elements of the FL constitution guide the structure, function, and purposes of state government.
  • identify the branches of government (federal and state)
  • provide examples of actions taken by each of Florida’s three branches of government.
  • Identify roles in state government and how they are similar or different from those of the federal government.
  • Explain how public issues impact citizens’ daily lives.
Classroom Activities

Multiplication timed test

Math Worksheets for Subtraction practice

Math Stations

Math RTI

Nearpod and Seesaw activities


  • US and FL Constitutions
  • Florida’s Government: Power, Purpose, and People
  • Florida Then and Now articles: Florida’s Local Government; Florida’s State Government
  • Constitution Day website
Assignments Due

IXL-  C4, C6, C9

Constellation Project

Math Lab book set up/ 1st problem written

Constitution Assignment



Additional Resources

For Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be reading several texts in Social Studies:

  1. Mexico’s Fight for Independence 
  2. Chichen Itza
  3. The Battle of the Alamo
  4. The Life of Cesar Chavez
  5. Famous Hispanic Americans: A Proud Heritage