Chapter 1 Go Math Videos

Read and Write Numbers: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_142  

Compare and Order Numbers: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_957  

Round Numbers: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_144  

Add Whole Numbers: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_763  

Subtract Whole Numbers: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_764  

Addition and Subtraction Problem Solving: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_765

Chula Vista Library

As we all know, access to quality reading materials is vital to helping our students become successful readers and critical thinkers. Our partners at the Chula Vista Public Library have some great free resources available to support our school communities, including their ‘Takeout’ program and online access to Hoopla.

Takeout Program

Students and families can utilize the ‘Takeout’ Program to pick up books from the Civic Center and Otay Ranch locations. While checking out books does still require a library card, families can sign up for a free library card by phone at (619) 691-5069 (press 9, then press 1). They can also search for books available via this link, and place their request by phone with the same number mentioned above, or via this link.

Hoopla

Students and families can also utilize the Hoopla platform to instantly borrow eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and more with their library card. This can be done online via this link or by utilizing the app. Additional information for accessing this platform is also attached.

Quarter 1 Curriculum Overview

Reading

During the first couple of weeks, we will focus on reviewing important skills and strategies. We will also learn fourth grade routines. Later in the quarter, we will study fiction and non-fiction texts around the theme of government.

Math

This quarter we will learn about place value and adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers. We will multiply by multi-digit numbers and divide by single-digit numbers.

Writing

Our first unit will be on writing constructed response paragraphs using text evidence. Later, we will shift focus to writing narratives.

Science

Students will be learning all about waves, including light waves and sound waves.

Social Studies

Fourth grade focuses on California history. We will begin by learning about the regions of California. Then we will learn about the lives of Pre-Columbian Native Americans in California.

Welcome to 4th Grade!

We have put together a packet for your child to use during distance learning. The packet contains:

5 Go Math workbooks

3 Benchmark booklets

A parent letter with links to fill out a family information form

4 reading fluency passages

A math tools page with a reading passage on the back

DI students may have additional resources, and their Go Math and Benchmark booklets will be in Spanish. Everyone else will have booklets in English. Please check to make sure your booklets are in the correct language.

You may pick up your packets on one of the following dates.

Thursday, August 27 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 28 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

It’s important that your child has a packet, as we will use these resources regularly during our online lessons.

We look forward to meeting your child on August 31! We will use the emails you provide in the family information form to send out login details.

Learn at Home: Virtual Field Trip #3

Last quarter, we studied California missions and their impact on Native American communities. Did you know you can visit a mission from the comfort of your own home?

Take a virtual tour of the La Purisima Mission at http://www.lapurisimavirtualtour.com/.

You can also visit Mission San Diego de Alcala in Minecraft!

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2013/08/03/4th-grade-virtual-tour-of-a-california-mission-in-minecraft/

Perhaps you could recreate a building in Minecraft.

After your virtual tours, you can learn more about what life was like for the soldiers and Native Americans living at the missions by searching for the article “Tough Times in Alta California” in Achieve3000.