Monday, January 12th
Good morning!
● Please unpack and follow
all morning procedures
● Complete Energy Review
Guide
● Read Quietly
Reading - Problem of the Day
After the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, Thomas Jefferson selected Meriwether Lewis
to lead an expedition to explore the wilderness, Indians, botany, and geology of the
new lands acquired in the deal. Lewis selected William Clark to help him in this
colossal effort. The expedition became known as the Corps of Discovery. Little did
they know, that this adventure would become one of the most storied in American
history.
1.
What does expedition mean? Explain how you know.
2. Write 3 synonyms and 1 antonym for the word "Colossal."
Reading: Making Connections
How to use pictures when reading informational text
https://learnzillion.com/lessons/1770-interpret-pictures-and-photographs-in-an-informational-text
Jot at least 2 key ideas about using pictures when reading
in your notebook after watching the video.
Reading - Guided Practice
Use the diagram on the passage “ANT FARM “
to answer questions as you read.
If you do not finish before Guided Reading time, put this in
your Class Work Folder and finish this afternoon during
Reading Workshop.
Guided Reading Activity
Teacher note - Display this at roughly 9:55 as a break in reading and allow the students to make a connection
to the book they are reading.
Response Journal Question of the Day:
(Answer one or more)
What is the most important word in the
book? The most important passage? The
most important event or feeling? Explain.
Math POTD
Robert is planning for his trip. If his car can travel for 32 miles on
a gallon of gas, how many gallons will he use if he is traveling
2,176 miles?
Math
What strategies do we use to solve fraction problems?
Solve: Hassan decided to exercise on Thursday and Friday. On
Thursday, he jogged 2 1/2 miles. On Friday, he jogged twice as
far. How far did Hassan jog in the two-day period?
a.
b.
c.
d.
5 miles
7 miles
7 1/2 miles
8 1/2 miles
More Practice
Guided Practice: Complete the following problem with a partner:
Kieran decided to exercise on Monday and Tuesday. On Monday, he jogged 1/2 a mile.
On Tuesday, he jogged twice as far. How far did Kieran jog in the two-day period?
a. 1 1/2 miles
b. 3 miles
c. 2 1/2 miles
d. 1 mile
Independent Practice:
Multiplying Fractions (Word) Worksheet #1
(SW work on #1-6)
http://www.commoncoresheets.com/Math/Fractions/Multiplying%20Fractions%20%28
Word%29/English/1.pdf
JA Biztown
This week we will begin our BizPrep work for JA BIzTown. It is
important that you give 100% because you are now an employee
and you will be earning a check ☺
Intro Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43PCCTwi3GA
Essential Question: Why is it important to keep track of
your purchases?
Banking at JA BizTown
This is Bank of America
in JA BizTown.
Two types of banking
take place here.
• personal banking
• business banking
Banking at JA BizTown
Personal Banking
• deposit paychecks
• make withdrawals
• open savings account
Go inside the
bank to do these
things.
Banking at JA BizTown
Business Banking
• take loan application and
promissory note
• make business deposits
Go to the
Business Window
to do these things.
Banking at JA BizTown
Before you go to the bank for the first time, there
are four things you must have ready.
1. your first deposit ticket
2. your first check for $1.50 to open a savings account
3. these two transactions are entered into your checkbook register.
4. endorsed paycheck
You complete steps 1, 2, and 3 at school.
You endorse your paycheck at JA BizTown.
Banking at JA BizTown
Step 1: Your First Deposit Ticket
first paycheck amount
(salary minus taxes)
2 00
signature for $2.00 cash
back
Be sure to
take out $2.00
in cash.
Banking at JA BizTown
The right hand side of your deposit ticket should look like
the picture below that matches your job.
8 82
8 33
7 84
8 82
2 00
6 82
8 33
2 00
6 33
7 84
2 00
5 84
CEO, Attorney, Realtor,
Insurance Agent, CPA
CFO
All Other Workers
Banking at JA BizTown
Step 2: Your First Check
001
Banking at JA BizTown
Step 3: Your Checkbook Register
deposit
6 82
New balance always goes on gray line
001
Bank of America
1 50
New balance always goes on gray line
+ 6 82
6 82
- 1 50
5 32
Banking at JA BizTown
CEO, Attorney,
Realtor, CPA,
Insurance Agent
deposit
001
Bank of America
All Other
Workers
001
Bank of America
Bank of America
6 33
+ 6 33
6 33
- 1 50
4 83
5 84
+ 5 84
5 84
- 1 50
4 34
1 50
deposit
001
+ 6 82
6 82
- 1 50
5 32
1 50
deposit
CFO
6 82
1 50
Banking at JA BizTown
Clancy
Citizen
Step 4: Endorse Your Paycheck at
JA BizTown
Don’t forget to
endorse your
paycheck!
Banking at JA BizTown
Now, you are ready to go to the bank
on your first break!
In a line outside the bank, someone will
double-check your work.
If everything is accurate, you will enter
the bank between the center columns
and wait behind the red line for an
available teller.
Banking at JA BizTown
Hand the teller
• your completed deposit ticket
• your endorsed paycheck
Be ready to tell the teller if you’d like your
cash back in JA BizTown dollar bills or
coins.
The teller doesn’t need
your checkbook.
Banking at JA BizTown
After you have deposited your first paycheck, you will
visit the Savings Officer’s desk to open a savings
account.
The Savings Officer’s desk is on the right
wall. After you deposit your paycheck, go to
the desk and give the Officer your check for
$1.50 to open a savings account.
You only do this ONCE during the day on
your first break.
The Savings Officer will give you a certificate
to take to Wells Fargo Advisors where you
may invest in stock.
Banking at JA BizTown
Where do you spend JA BizTown cash and where do
you write a check?
Cash Businesses
Check Businesses
Dental Office
AT&T
St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Build-A-Bear Workshop
The Smokehouse Market
City Hall
Warehouse
Just-4-U
Monsanto
Print Shop
St. Louis Sports
Banking at JA BizTown
Continue practicing deposit slips
and check register in workbook
pages 16-21.
Have fun with money
and banking at JA
BizTown!
Math Workshop
Math Facts: Word Problem Carousel http://www.k5mathteachingresources.com/support-files/wholenumberxfractionwordproblems.pdf
Activity: Pancakes for Breakfast
Teacher Group: Worksheet #5 http://www.mathworksheetsland.com/4/grade4-195pack.pdf
Hands on or Have to Know:
Create a presentation to solve the problem of the missing Cake
http://www.yummymath.com/wp-content/uploads/Someone-ate-my-cake.pd
Word Work/Guided Reading/RTI
Teacher Group- Group A
TA Group - Group B - Rightly Unfair Passage w/ Questions
WEEKLY CONTRACT WORK: (Student Independent Activities)
Complete in order
1. Complete Daily Vocabulary - Monday
2. JABiztown Activity
3. Book Report Components - Must do at least 3 activities by 1-22-15
4. Scholastic News - Read the cover article and answer the questions in your
notebook - Do NOT Write On the Scholastic News Book Please
5. If all work is completed for today, read a leveled book or your chapter book and
be sure to do your Stop and Jot/Sticky Note Activities
Tuesday, January 13th
Good morning!
● Please unpack and follow
all morning procedures
● Complete Daily Math
Review #30
● Read Quietly
Reading POTD
1. Use your own words to describe how to make an inference.
2. What can you infer about this picture? List at least 4 things
Reading
Turn to a partner and share with them 2
text features that you can recall.
Go back and forth and try to get as many
as you can
Reading - Using Text Features
How to use text features when reading.
https://learnzillion.com/lessons/1620-use-text-features-to-understand-and-interpret-biography
Jot at least 2 key ideas about using text
features when reading after watching the
video.
Reading - Guided Practice
Use “The Women Of Power” Chart to answer
questions as you read.
If you do not finish before Guided Reading time, put this in
your Class Work Folder and finish this afternoon during
Reading Workshop.
Guided Reading Activity
Teacher note - Display this at roughly 9:55 as a break in reading and allow the students to make a connection
to the book they are reading.
Response Journal Question of the Day:
Write a feasible solution for a problem a character has
that is different from anything suggested in the book?
Math POTD
Jessie is running a marathon to raise money for charity.
She has 26 people donating a dime for each minute she runs.
If she runs for an hour and 15 minutes, how much money
will she raise?
Will she raise more money if they each give her $5, instead of the
dime per minute?
Explain your answer using pictures, words or numbers.
Math
What strategies do we use to solve fraction problems?
Review Homework
Solve:
__________ = 5 x 1/10
a. 10
c. 5 1/10
b. 10/5
d. 5/10
More Practice
Guided Practice:
SW complete the following problem with a partner:
__________ = 3 x 1/5
a. 3/5
b. 5/3
c. 3 1/5
d. 5
Independent Practice:
SW use Ipads to access Multiplying Fractions (Word) Worksheet #2. SW work with a
partner to complete #’s 1-6
http://www.commoncoresheets.com/Math/Fractions/Multiplying%20Fractions%20
%28Word%29/English/2.pdf
JA Biztown
Focus/Review:
What makes you want to shop at certain businesses?
Work on completing business packets
● Business Cost Sheet
● Loan Application
● Promissory Note
Math Workshop
Math Facts: Word Problem Carousel http://www.k5mathteachingresources.com/support-files/wholenumberxfractionwordproblems.pdf
Activity: Pancakes for Breakfast
Teacher Group: Worksheet #5 http://www.mathworksheetsland.com/4/grade4-195pack.pdf
Hands on or Have to Know:
Create a presentation to solve the problem of the missing Cake
http://www.yummymath.com/wp-content/uploads/Someone-ate-my-cake.pd
Word Work/Guided Reading/RTI
Teacher Group- Group C
TA Group - Group D - Rightly Unfair Passage w/ Questions
WEEKLY CONTRACT WORK: (Student Independent Activities)
Complete in order
1. Complete Daily Vocabulary - Tuesday
2. JABiztown Activity
3. Book Report Components - Must do at least 3 activities by 1-22-15
4. Scholastic News - Summarize any article of your choice Make usre you
clearly express the main idea and any problem/solution- Do NOT Write On
the Scholastic News Book Please
5. If all work is completed for today, read a leveled book or your chapter book and
be sure to do your Stop and Jot/Sticky Note Activities
Wednesday, January 14th
Good morning!
Please unpack and follow all morning
procedures
Write a friendly letter to another Biztown citizen.
You may include:
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●
●
●
Congratulate your friend on their new job that
they just got
Ask your friend some questions. (What will you
be doing? Why did you choose this job? What
are you most excited about with this job?.)
Tell your friend about your new job and where
you will be working.
Ask for advice.
Tell about what you are most excited about for
Biztown, and bring up any questions you may
have.
Reading POTD
1. Jake is Cassie's older brother. One day they are walking home from school when a cold
front rolls in and the temperature drops 20 degrees. Jake is dressed more appropriately for the
weather than Cassie. He takes off his hooded sweatshirt and offers it to her. She gratefully
accepts. Jake is now colder, but he is happier.
What character trait does Jake demonstrate? Explain your answer by referencing the text.
2. Craig is a football player training over the summer for next season. The coach demands that
all players come in at 6:00 AM and lift weights until 8:00 AM, when practice begins. Craig gets
there at 5:00 AM to begin his training.
What character trait does Craig demonstrate? Explain your answer by referencing the text.
Reading: Graphic Aids
How to use graphic aids to understand text
https://learnzillion.com/lessons/2053-use-diagrams-and-graphic-aids-to-understand-a-text-s-meaning
Use Stop and Jot Activities after the video.
After the video practice…..
Use your Scholastic News Magazine and find a
chart.
Create a new question using that chart and
write it down in your notebook. Give your
question to your partner to solve.
Reading - Guided Practice
Use the National Parks Map to answer
questions as you read.
If you do not finish before Guided Reading time, put this in
your Class Work Folder and finish this afternoon during
Reading Workshop.
Guided Reading Activity
Teacher note - Display this at roughly 9:55 as a break in reading and allow the students to make a connection
to the book they are reading.
Response Journal Question of the Day:
Do you think the title fits the book? Why or why not?
Create a new title and explain your reason for creating
it.
Math POTD
The Walton Candy Company had orders from forty-six stores for
nine hundred two gumballs each. How many total gumballs did
Walton Candy Company send to the stores?
Math
What strategies do we use to solve fraction problems?
Solve: If each puppy weighs 3/8 of a pound, and there are 4
puppies, how many pounds do all the puppies weigh? Between
what two whole numbers does your answer lie?
More Practice
Guided Practice:
SW complete the following problem with a partner:
If each puppy weighs 5/6 of a pound, and there are 3 puppies, how
many pounds do all the puppies weigh? Between what two whole
numbers does your answer lie?
Independent Practice:
SW use Ipads to access Multiplying Fractions (Word) Worksheet
#2. SW work with a partner to complete #’s 7-12
http://www.commoncoresheets.com/Math/Fractions/Multiplying%20Fractions%20%28Word%29/English/2.
pdf
JA Biztown
Focus/Review:
What is customer service?
Work on completing business packets
● Newspaper Ad
● Radio Ad
Math Workshop
Math Facts: Word Problem Carousel http://www.k5mathteachingresources.com/support-files/wholenumberxfractionwordproblems.pdf
Activity: Pancakes for Breakfast
Teacher Group: Worksheet #5 http://www.mathworksheetsland.com/4/grade4-195pack.pdf
Hands on or Have to Know:
Create a presentation to solve the problem of the missing Cake
http://www.yummymath.com/wp-content/uploads/Someone-ate-my-cake.pd
Word Work/Guided Reading/RTI
Teacher Group- Group E
TA Group - Group F - Rightly Unfair Passage w/ Questions
WEEKLY CONTRACT WORK: (Student Independent Activities)
Complete in order
1. Complete Daily Vocabulary - Wednesday
2. JABiztown Activity
3. Book Report Components - Must do at least 3 activities by 1-22-15
4. Scholastic News - What article interests you the most? Explain in detail. Do
NOT Write On the Scholastic News Book Please
5. If all work is completed for today, read a leveled book or your chapter book and
be sure to do your Stop and Jot/Sticky Note Activities
Thursday, January 15th
Good morning!
● Please unpack and follow
all morning procedures
● Complete Daily Math
Review #31
● Finish Friendly Letter and
turn in
Reading POTD
1. An article where the author argues that an iPhone is better than an
Android phone.
What is the author's purpose? Explain how you know.
2. A booklet containing the school rules and the consequences for
violating those rules.
What is the author's purpose? Explain how you know.
Test Taking Strategies Review
Ask yourself this: What is the one single thing
I know that helps me do better when taking a
test?
Turn and share with neighbors the strategy you
selected and explain why it works for you.
“Slash The Trash” Video
Eliminating Wrong Answers Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0P5U9s4w
YE
Summarize in your notebooks in your own
words what it means to “Slash The Trash.”
Reading - Guided Practice
QUIZ TIME - Take the
quiz “What’s in your
soda?”
Turn in to box 2.
When you are done, work on any unfinished
class work. If all work is completed, read
quietly.
Guided Reading Activity
Teacher note - Display this at roughly 9:55 as a break in reading and allow the students to make a connection
to the book they are reading.
Response Journal Question of the Day:
What do I notice about characters, setting, and point of
view? Give specific details.
Math POTD
The county baseball league is buying equipment for the baseball
teams. 17 teams will share the baseballs equally. If baseballs are
sold in boxes of 12 and the league buys 24 boxes, how many
baseballs will each team receive?
Math
“Multiply fractions by whole numbers using models”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3azHmrqtMU
Solve:
Mr. Cunningham used a 12 x 12 grid to represent 1 and Mr. West
used a 10 x 10 grid to represent 1. Each teacher shaded grid
squares to show 3/4. How many grid squares did Mr.
Cunningham shade? How many grid squares did Mr. West
shade? Why did they need to shade different numbers of grid
squares?
More Practice
Guided Practice:
Mr. Cunningham used a 15 x 15 grid to represent 1 and Mr. West
used a 10 x 10 grid to represent 1. Each teacher shaded grid
squares to show 3/5 . How many grid squares did Mr.
Cunningham shade? How many grid squares did Mr. West shade?
Why did they need to shade different numbers of grid squares?
Independent Practice:
10 Question Mixed Review
JA Biztown
Focus/Review:
What is the best part of working with a group?
What is the most challenging part?
Work on completing business packets
● Sign Ad
● Webpage
Math Workshop
Math Facts: Word Problem Carousel http://www.k5mathteachingresources.com/support-files/wholenumberxfractionwordproblems.pdf
Activity: Pancakes for Breakfast
Teacher Group: Worksheet #5 http://www.mathworksheetsland.com/4/grade4-195pack.pdf
Hands on or Have to Know:
Create a presentation to solve the problem of the missing Cake
http://www.yummymath.com/wp-content/uploads/Someone-ate-my-cake.pd
Word Work/Guided Reading/RTI
Teacher Group- Group B
TA Group - Group A - Rightly Unfair Passage w/ Questions
WEEKLY CONTRACT WORK: (Student Independent Activities)
Complete in order
1. Complete Daily Vocabulary - Thursday
2. JABiztown Activity
3. Book Report Components - Must do at least 3 activities by 1-22-15
4. Scholastic News - What story makes you want to do research on it to find out
more information? Use your ipad and spend 10 minutes researching it! Do
NOT Write On the Scholastic News Book Please
5. If all work is completed for today, read a leveled book or your chapter book and
be sure to do your Stop and Jot/Sticky Note Activities
Friday, January 16th
Good morning! Please unpack and follow all
morning procedures
Complete Daily Math Review #32
Read Quietly
Reading POTD
Proofreading/Editing
marc aaron Jack and dewayne played street
hocky thay divided into to teams. Marc n aaron
team scored 2 goals. Jack and DeWayne scored
fifth goals every1 had a grate tyme?
Correct all the mistakes. Rewrite this correctly in your notebook.
Reading - Martin’s BIG Words
Students will listen to an oral reading of Martin’s Big Words
and create a timeline of key events in his life using the ipads.
– Partner or small group activity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBKP6v3rWSI
Collect timelines for a grade.
Guided Reading Activity
Teacher note - Display this at roughly 9:55 as a break in reading and allow the students to make a connection
to the book they are reading.
Response Journal Question of the Day:
Give 3 reasons why this book should be
taught to a whole class. Make sure to use
persuasive language.
Reading Quiz
Recall what you have learned this week about
using charts, graphs, text features, etc. and
complete the quiz. Use your Slash The Trash
strategy!
Scholastic News Quiz
Give Vocabulary Mastery Quiz now or during Workshop.
Math POTD
The science club has 214 tickets to sell. If the 15 members of the
club are expected to sell an equal amount, about how many
tickets will each be expected to sell?
Math
Review test taking strategies
Complete 4NF4 Common Assessment
Work on any incomplete work
JA Biztown
Focus/Review:
What are you most looking forward to with BizTown?
Debit Cards
Finalize Packets
Math Workshop
Math Facts: Word Problem Carousel http://www.k5mathteachingresources.com/support-files/wholenumberxfractionwordproblems.pdf
Activity: Pancakes for Breakfast
Teacher Group: Worksheet #5 http://www.mathworksheetsland.com/4/grade4-195pack.pdf
Hands on or Have to Know:
Create a presentation to solve the problem of the missing Cake
http://www.yummymath.com/wp-content/uploads/Someone-ate-my-cake.pd
Word Work/Guided Reading/RTI
Teacher Group- Group D
TA Group - Group C - Rightly Unfair Passage w/ Questions
WEEKLY CONTRACT WORK: (Student Independent Activities)
Complete in order
1. Complete Daily Vocabulary - Mastery Quiz
2. JABiztown Activity
3. Book Report Components - Must do at least 3 activities by 1-22-15
4. Scholastic News - Answer the questions on the back page. Turn in to box 1.
Do NOT Write On the Scholastic News Book Please
5. If all work is completed for today, read a leveled book or your chapter book and
be sure to do your Stop and Jot/Sticky Note Activities
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Monday, January 12th