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UPCOMING Events at Tara Oaks:  
 
November 20- PTA Barnes and Noble Book Fair
November 21- 4th grade Field Trip to the Pink Palace 
November 22-24- Thanksgiving Break 
November 30- Class Pictures 
 
 

Recent Posts

January 3-6

Math: Fractions and Decimals 
-I can express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100. 
-I can use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. 
-I can compare decimals.
 
Science: Chapter 5 
-I can investigate how the earth's geological features change as a result of erosion and deposition. 
-I can model and illustrate how the wind and movement of water alter the earth's surface. 

Dec. 12-16

Math: Fractions
-I can multiply fractions by whole numbers.
-I can review previously learned fraction skills.
 
Science: Chapter 4 
-I can identify and describe the difference between a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse. 

Week of Dec. 6-9

Math: Fractions
-I can add and subtract mixed numbers.
-I can decompose fraction addition.
-I can multiply fractions by whole numbers.
 
Science: Chapter 4 
-I can identify the moon phases and put them in the correct order. 

Week of Nov. 28-Dec. 2

Math: Fractions
-I can compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
-I can convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and place them on a number line.
-I can add and subtract fractions with like denominators.
 
Science: Chapter 4 
-I can explain how and why the sun is not really moving across the sky.
-I can explain the revolution of the moon and the earth around the sun.
 

Week of November 21-22

Math: Fractions
-I can compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
 
Science: Chapter 3
-I can review my Chapter 3 Science Test questions.

Week of Nov. 14-18

Math: Fractions
-I can create equivalent forms of fractions.
-I can simplify fractions.
-I can use mental strategies to compare fractions.
-I can compare fractions with like and unlike denominators.
*Daily Math Test on Friday* 
*Math "Tile" Sheet due Friday*
 
Science: Chapter 3
-I can analyze physical and behavioral adaptations that enable organisms to survive in their environment. 
-Describe how environmental changes caused the extinction of various plant and animal species.
*Ch. 3 Test Friday* 

Nov. 7-10

Math: Fractions
-I can identify fractions as parts of a whole or set.
-I can estimate fraction amounts using benchmark fractions.
-I can create equivalent forms of fractions.
-I can simplify fractions.
*Daily Math Test on Thursday* 
*Study Basic Multiplication Facts EVERY NIGHT*
 
Science: Chapter 3
-I can analyze physical and behavioral adaptations that enable organisms to survive in their environment. 
-I can observe my mealworms and record my scientific observations in my journal. 
*Wild Thing Creature due Tuesday (11/8)

Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4

Math: Division
-I can find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors. 
-I can solve multi-step word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations.  
*Daily Math Test on Friday* 
*Study Basic Multiplication Facts EVERY NIGHT*
 
Science: Chapter 3
-I can analyze physical and behavioral adaptations that enable organisms to survive in their environment. 
-I can observe my mealworms and record my scientific observations in my journal. 

Week of October 24-28

Math: Division
-I can use the long division algorithm to find 1-digit quotients.
-I can find 1-digit and 2-digit quotients from 1-digit divisors.
-I can interpret remainders of quotients.
*Daily Math Test on Friday* 
*Study Basic Multiplication Facts EVERY NIGHT*
 
Science: Chapter 3
-I can analyze physical and behavioral adaptations that enable organisms to survive in their environment. 
-I can observe my mealworms and record my scientific observations in my journal.