## Welcome to Fourth Grade!

Here are your fourth grade teachers for the 2018-2019 school year:

Ms. Barker         Ms. Elkins         Mrs. Piz       Mrs. Porterfield    We believe that teacher/parent communication is an integral role in your child’s academic success.  Please feel free to contact us about any concerns!

# Homework

Each day has required homework that will be recorded by students and kept in their homework folders.

• Students are required to read for at least 30 minutes every night and write a summary in their reading logs.
• Multiplication and division facts must be memorized in order to understand 4th grade math.  Fact practice will be sent home every night until students have mastered them.

Students will receive weekly math homework.  Each page has a Monday-Thursday column and one column needs to be completed each night.

# Math Power Standards

#### Operations and Algebreic Thinking:

• Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

#### Measurement and Data:

• Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

#### Numbers and Operations with Base 10:

• Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
• Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

#### Numbers and Operations with Fractions:

• Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.
• Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

# Reading Power Standards

#### Reading Literature & Informaional

• Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

• Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

• Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

• Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

• Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.