Welcome to 4th grade!

My email address is: tshirley@gatesvilleisd.org



Week of March 23-27

Hey Guys! 
I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.  I am really missing you all!  My boys and I have been doing lots of puzzles and word searches to try and pass our time!  I hope you are able to stay entertained as well!
As we move forward over the next couple of weeks, we will be using Google Classroom to post our classwork and assignments.  I will be posting some assignments for the week for you to work on.  These assignments will not be due until Friday afternoon, so there is no rush to complete them all at once.
For those who are not able to access the assignments electronically, they will also be available in paper form for you to pick up at the Primary or Elementary campuses during meal pick up times (8:00, 12:00, 4:00).
As always, you may log into Prodigy to practice your math skills.
PARENTS: Starting tomorrow, my office hours will be 1:00-3:00.  You may reach me through email or remind.  Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns!
Please continue to stay safe. I hope to see you all soon! 
Ms. Shirley

School Closure Assignments

Hey guys! I am sure missing my sweet kids, but I pray that everyone is staying safe and healthy!  Since I cannot be with you at school, I am including some things you can do from home that will help you practice the skills we have learned.  These assignments are not for a grade, however, if you do take advantage of them, I would love to see pictures of what you have done.  When we return to school, please bring them with you as well. 
Parents-If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me (tshirley@gatesvilleisd.org) or send me a message on Remind.  This is a learning experience for all of us and we will get through it together!  Stay safe and healthy, and I hope to see everyone soon!
Math Practice Assignments
MONDAY: Review/study these vocabulary terms between now and when we return to school.  Make flashcards to help to help you study if needed.  Be creative: use markers, draw pictures to help you remember!
*Acute angle-an angle that measures less than 90 degrees.
*Acute triangle-a triangle in which each of the three angles is acute.
*Angle-two rays with a common endpoint (vertex).
*Classify-applying an attribute to categorize a sorted group.
*Congruent-having exactly the same size and shape;equal.
*Equilateral-all side lengths of a polygon are congruent in measure.
*Intersecting lines-lines that meet or cross at a point.
*Irregular figure-a polygon with sides and/or angles that are not all congruent.
*Line-a set of points that form a straight path that goes in opposite directions without ending.
*Line of symmetry-line dividing an image into two congruent parts that are mirror images of each other.
*Line segment-part of a line between two points on the line, called endpoints.
*Obtuse angle-an angle that measures greater than 90 degrees, but less than 180 degrees.
*Obtuse triangle-a triangle that has one obtuse angle and two acute angles.
*Parallel lines-lines that never intersect and are always the same distance apart.
*Perpendicular lines-lines that intersect at right angles to each other to form square corners.
*Point-a specific location in space.
*Polygon-a closed figure with at least 3 sides, where all sides are straight (no curves).
*Ray-part of a line that begins at one endpoint and continues without end in one direction.
*Regular figure-a polygon with all sides and angles congruent.
*Right angle-an angle that measures exactly 90 degrees (formed by perpendicular lines).
*Right triangle-a triangle with one right angle and two acute angles.
*Straight angle-an angle that measures 180 degrees (a straight line).
*Triangle-a polygon with three sides and three vertices.
*Two-dimensional figure-a figure with two basic units of measure, usually length and width.
TUESDAY: While you are at home today, I want you to look around one room in your house. Take a piece of paper and write downs items you see that could be measured in feet, inches, or yards. Try to guess what the measurement is. For example: I have a desk in my bedroom that is ABOUT 3 feet long and 4 feet tall.
WEDNESDAY: Pick one room in your house and try to find the area and perimeter.  If you do not have a tape measure, ask your parents for a guess of the length and width of the wall.  HELPFUL HINT: the formula for Perimeter is l+w+l+w (add up all the sides). The formula for Area is length X width.
THURSDAY: Draw a picture of your yard or land.  Use markers or crayons to show parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and intersecting lines.  Don't forget to make a key to show me which lines are which!
FRIDAY: Create your 4 of your own math problems.  They need to include numbers from the hundredths place all the way to the ten thousands place.  For example:  46,797.24 + 69,214.01 + 11, 917.55=.  :Pick one of your problems and make it into a word problem.  Your problem could be used as a warmup problem in class so be creative!
***I will post the link to Prodigy.  Students may log onto to Prodigy at any time to practice all skills.  We use this often in class, so students should know how to log on to their account.  
**I will also post links to a couple of Number Rock videos for types of lines and types of angles.
**It's always good for students to practice their multiplication facts!
Science Practice Assignments:
MONDAY: For today, I would like for you to start observing the moon.  When it gets dark out tonight, go outside and look at the moon.  On a piece of paper, draw the moon and how it looks.  Label it as Monday's moon and tell me what phase it is (full moon, waxing gibbous, waning gibbous, etc.).
During the day, pretend to be a meteorologist and give a weather forecast.  Observe the weather.  Write down what time you observe the weather.  Then tell me what the weather is like: sunny, rainy, cloudy, temperature.  Continue this throughout the week.
TUESDAY: I have downloaded a Read Works passage called "The Earth's Moon" onto Google classroom.  Log on to Google classroom, read this passage, and answer the questions that go with it. 
WEDNESDAY: Draw a picture of our four seasons (Fall/Autumn, Winter, Spring, Summer).  Make your drawings colorful!
THURSDAY: Review/study these vocabulary terms between now and when we return to school.  Make flashcards to help to help you study if needed.  Be creative: use markers, draw pictures to help you remember!
*Moon phases-the recurring appearance of the moon determined by the amount of reflected light from the Sun.
*Orbit-the path that one object in space takes around another object in space.
*Revolve-one complete orbit made by a planet or satellite around another object.
*Rotate-the spinning of an object on its axis.
*Seasons-one of the four periods of the year (winter, spring, summer, fall/autumn). Each season has different average temperatures, weather conditions, and lengths of daylight.
*Shadow-a dark area or shape produced by an object coming between rays of light and a surface.
*Tilt-a sloping position.
FRIDAY: On a piece of paper, write the phases of the moon, in order, and draw what each phase looks like.  I will post a link to the "Moon Phase Rap" so you can use this to help you!
JUST FOR FUN: Tell me what you did for Spring Break.  I can't wait to hear about what you did!!