Q1W3 (9/14 – 9/18)

TeacherKathleen Manning
Subject AreaMath and Science
Grade Level4
Week #3
Unit of InstructionAdd/Subtract Multi-Digit Numbers; Earth's Patterns and Space
Standard(s) Taught

(Monday/Tuesday reviewing: NBT 1.1 1.2 1.3 for test on Place Value Thursday)

4. NBT. 2.4
– Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

SCIENCE: SC.4.E.5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5
– Recognize that Earth revolves around the Sun in a year and rotates on its axis in a 24 hour day.
– Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the sun, moon, and stars are connected.
– Investigate and report the effects of space research and exploration on the economy and culture of Florida.
– Describe the changes in the observable shape of the moon over the course of a month.
– 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.

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.
– Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm by the end of Grade 4.
(**Computational fluency is defined as accuracy, efficiency, and flexibility.)

– Use a model to demonstrate the difference between Earth’s rotation and Earth’s revolution.
– Explain that Earth rotates once on its axis in approximately a 24 hour period (day and night).
– Explain that Earth revolves (orbits) around the sun once in a year (approx. 365 days).
– Review that the Sun is the closest star to Earth.
– Recognize that the moon does not produce its own light, but reflects light from the Sun.
– Recognize that the moon revolves around (orbits) Earth in about 28 days as Earth revolves (orbits) around the Sun.
– Describe the changes (patterns) that occur to the observable shape of the moon over the course of about a month. Record on a lab sheet.
– Predict the changes in the observable shape of the moon starting at any point in the cycle. (We will begin on September 17th the day of the next NEW MOON.)
– Sequence moon patterns.
– Explain that the moon’s physical shape doesn’t actually change.
– Explain that Earth’s rotation on its axis causes the moon to appear as though it moves across the sky in the day or night sky.

Classroom Activities

Review place value concepts, ordering and rounding numbers.
Math Test Thursday
I-Ready Math Diagnostic #1 on Wednesday
Science earth, sun, moon model
Generation Genius videos and questions
Study Jams
IXL- This week sections A 20, 21, 22, 25, 26
Number Wanted poster project
Science lessons from Discovery Education online
Moon Phases charts
Math Topic Check #1 Friday

Assignments Due

Math Assignments:
Monday: My Homework page 33
Check My Progress pp. 35-6

Tuesday: Performance Task pp. 43-46 due Wednesday
Assign Number poster- due Thursday

Wednesday: I-READY Diagnostic #1
Work on Performance Task and Poster

Thursday: My Homework pp. 65-66 and Math Test on Place Value

Friday: My Homework pp. 71-72 and Topic Check #1

Science Assignments:
Monday: Generation Genius video and questions “Earth’s Orbit and Rotation”
Tuesday: Model of Earth, Moon, Sun for lab book and worksheets on Rotation/Revolution
Wednesday: Study Jams “A Day on Earth” and Quiz
Thursday: Generation Genius video and questions: “Moon and Its Phases”
Students begin Moon Phase Calendars which they will keep and record for one month
Friday: Discovery Education lesson “Moon Phases” with instruction sheet

Additional Resources

Website for Moon Phases Calendar if students need to check:
(this takes them to the month of September and they can also access October from here also)