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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

Week of Oct. 17-21

Math: Division
-I can mentally divide multiples of 10 by 1-digit divisors.
-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: Life Cycles (Ch. 2 Lesson 2)
-I can differentiate and distinguish between complete and incomplete metamorphosis. 
-I can observe my mealworms and record my scientific observations in my journal. 

Week of Sept. 26-30

Math: MULTIPLICATION
-I can find products using different methods such as the area model, partial products, and the standard algorithm.  
*Daily Math Test on Friday* 
*Study Multiplication Facts EVERY NIGHT*
 
Science: Studies Weekly Review
-I can read Studies Weekly to review skills I have learned so far in Science.

Week of Sept. 19-23

Math: MULTIPLICATION
-I can identify and apply the distributive property of multiplication.
-I can find products using different methods such as the area model, partial products, and the standard algorithm.  
*Daily Math Test on Friday* 
*Study Multiplication Facts EVERY NIGHT*
 
Science: ECOSYSTEMS(Food Chains and Food Webs)
-I can analyze the effects of changes in the environment on the stability of an ecosystem. 
-I can recognize the impact of predation and competition on an ecosystem. 

*Ch. 1 Test later in the week*

Week of September 12-15

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK IN...
 
Math: MULTIPLICATION
-I can estimate products.
-I can identify and apply the distributive property of multiplication.
-I can mentally find products.
*Daily Math Test on Thursday* 
*Study Multiplication Facts EVERY NIGHT*
 
Science: ECOSYSTEMS
-I can analyze the effects of changes in the environment on the stability of an ecosystem. 
-I can recognize the impact of predation and competition on an ecosystem. 

*Ch. 1 lesson 3 vocab. due Thursday*

Week of Aug. 29-Sept. 2

WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEK IN...
 
Math: Subtracting Multi-Digit Whole Numbers
-I can fluently subtract multi-digit whole numbers.
       -I can mentally find differences of whole numbers.
       -I can find the differences of whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
-I can assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
       -I can estimate differences of whole numbers. 
*Daily Math Test on Friday* 
 
Science: Animal Cells
-I can use illustrations or direct observations to compare and contrast the basic structures of plant and animal cells. This means I know that a plant cell has chloroplast and a cell wall and animal cells do not.
-I can create and label a basic model of the cell that illustrates different cell structures and describes their functions. (Organelles: cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplast, cytoplasm, nucleus, chromosomes, vacuoles, and mitochondria) 
*Animal Cell Quiz later in the week*

We had fun today with a STEM challenge: Who can build a boat out of aluminum foil ONLY that can float while holding Max (from Where the Wild Things Are) and pennies?  Our 1st place boat held Max and 104 pennies!!