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Miss Snyder's Fourth Grade Class

     Welcome! My name is Jessica Snyder and I am a fourth grade math teacher at Franklin Towne for the 2018-2019 school year. I graduated from Temple University where I studied elementary and special education. This year at Franklin Towne is my second year teaching, and I am extremely excited for the opportunity to work with your children. It is important to me that throughout this school year, I not only teach your children math, science, and social studies, but that I also make them better people than they were when they entered my classroom. 
    On this page I will post links to any videos or other resources that could be useful to you at home. Please feel free to come to this page and use those resources at any time. 
 Proof of Study Policy:
In order to receive a retest in the event of a failing grade on a test, students must complete two proofs of study. Proof of study is always mandatory before a test, and will sometimes be specific assignments that the students are told about. Proof of study can be shown in the following ways:
  • completing a practice test
  • Khan Academy
  • Study Island
  • Vocabulary flash cards
  • coach book lessons/practice problems
  • Making corrections to old homeworks/quizzes
  • other approved proof of study assignments

Please answer the following using complete sentences. This is 50% of your grade.


  1. What 2 physical properties do you think are the best way to describe all of the candies so that someone would be able to identify and classify them (figure out which is which) with your description? Explain why.


  1. Did any of the candies have similar properties? If so, what were they and what were the qualities?


  1. What other physical property could you have measured these candies with? Pick one and explain why it would be useful. (density, volume, hardness, odor, etc.)


  1. Describe how you measured the mass of the candies in detail (step by step).
Moon Activity
  • each night, with an adult, observe the moon in the night sky. Draw a picture for the appropriate date on your calendar
  • Continue observing the moon for one month
  • Label the phases of the moon on your calendar
  • Answer the following questions when you're finished
  1. About how long does it take for the moon to complete all its phases?
  2. How long does it take from the new moon phase to the first quarter moon phase?
  3. Do you think you can predict when the next full moon will occur? How do you know?
Lunar New Year
Please check planners for homework assignments
Students can work on their study guides throughout the unit. They must be completed the day of the test. 
Week of 2/4-2/8
Join and Separate Angles
Unknown Angle Measures
Important Dates:
Chapter 11 test 2/11 and 2/12 (proof of study Khan academy 4 assignments or study Island 2 assignments + one other)
Week of 1/28-2/1
Chapter 10 Test
Measuring Angles
Drawing Angles
Join and Separate Angles
Week of 1/22- 1/25
Classify Quadrilaterals
Important Dates:
Chapter 10 test Tuesday 1/29 (proof of study= 5 khan academy assignments or 3 study island)
 Parallel                                                               definition, symbol, example
Perpendicular                                                     definition, symbol, example  
 Week of 1/14-1/18
10.1 Lines, rays and angles
10.2 Classify triangles by angles
10.3 Parallel and perpendicular lines
10.4 Classify Quadrilaterals
Important Dates:
1/15 Science Test Unit 6
Week of 1/7-1/11
9.7 Compare Decimals
Review for Quarterly
Important Dates
Quarterly 2 1/10
Week of 1/2-1/4
9.1 and 9.2 Relating Fractions to Decimals for 10th and 100ths
9.3 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals
9.6 Add Fractional Parts of 10 and 100
Week of 12/17-12/21
Math: create a game project will completed in class, during study hall, and at home. Please see below for directions
Important Dates
11/21 Game Project Due
Week of 12/2-12/6
Chapter 7
Science Unit 5
Important Dates:
Science Weather Bingo Due 12/13
Math Test 12/6
Week of 11/19-11/21
Topics Covered
Chapter 6
Science Project
Important Dates
11/19-11/20 Chapter 6 Math Test
11/21 Turket Trot
11/26 Science Project Due
Week of  11/12-11/16
Topics Covered
Common Denominators
Comparing and Ordering Fractions
Important Dates:
Off Monday 11/12
Week of 11/05- 11/09
Topics Covered:
Equivalent Fractions
Simplest Form
Common Denominators
Important Dates:
Math Test Chapter 5 Monday 11/05
Thursday yellow and black dress down/Pep Rally
Off Friday 11/9 
Week of 10/29- 11/02
Topics Covered:
Factors and Multiples
Common Factors
Common Multiples
Input Output Tables
Prime and Composite
Important Dates:
Science Test Unit 3 Tuesday 10/30
Black and Orange Dress Down Halloween
Week of 10/22-10/26
Topics Covered:
Review of quarter 1 for the quarterly
  • Place value/ Value of numbers (standard, expanded, word form)
  • Rounding
  • Comparing Numbers
  • Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
  • Interpret the Remainder
Factors and Multiples
Important Dates:
Quarterly Tuesday 10/23 (Chapters 1-4)
Week of 10/15-10/19
Topics Covered:
Interpret the Remainder
Long Division
Important Dates:
Thursday 10/18 Chapter 4 Test


Useful resources:
Place Value:
Addition and Subtraction:
Interpreting Remainders in Division:
Factors and Multiples:
Prime and Composite:
Math Patterns:
Equivalent Fractions:
Common Denominators:
Comparing and Ordering Fractions:
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Mixed Number to Improper Fraction
Improper Fraction to Mixed Number
 Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers by Whole Numbers
Fractions and Decimals 10ths and 100ths
 Lines, line segments, and rays
Parallel and Perpendicular 
Line of Symmetry
Classify Quadrilaterals

Create Your Own Game Project due 12/21


For this project you will be working in a small group to create a game. It can be modeled after games including Memory/Concentration™, “I have . . . Who has?”, UNO™, Go Fish, Monopoly, Candyland, Jeopardy, Trouble or any other type of game I approve.


You will need to come up with a plan before you can start working. Your game will need questions, an answer sheet, pieces, etc. Your plan should include what type of game it is, how many people can play it, what materials you will need for it, and a simple set of directions for how the game is played.

Requirements for the Project:

  1. Creative
  2. Fourth grade level math (don’t make it too easy)
  3. Easy to understand questions
  4. Colorful
  5. Clear directions
  6. Correct answer sheet
  7. Each group member participating

 Each skill will need at least 5 questions (2 word-problems, 3 basic skill problems).

a. adding fractions with like denominators
b. subtracting fractions with like denominators
c. adding mixed numbers with like denominators
d. subtracting mixed numbers with like denominators including regrouping
e. turning mixed numbers into improper fractions/ improper fraction to mixed number
f. simplifying fractions
g. finding common denominators for fractions
h. comparing fractions and ordering fractions
i. equivalent fractions
j. multiplying fractions by whole numbers

Scoring for Create Your Own Fractions Game:

Game proposal: 10 points

All 50 Questions (20 word problems, 30 basic-skill problems) and correct answer sheet: 50 points

Game board/cards are neat, colorful, easy to understand, and organized: 25 points

Rules and directions are neat and easy to understand: 5 points

Participation: 10 points

Science Project Due 11/26

Endangered Species Project

You must answer 8 of the 10 questions. And Questions with a * must be answered. You will also draw a picture of this animal and include it on your final poster.

  1. * What is the common and scientific name of the animal?
  2. * What is it's natural habitat? (think forest, jungle, prarie, etc.)
  3. What does the animal look like? (size, coloring, how many arms/legs, etc).
  4. What does it eat?
  5. * Does the animal have any adaptations that help it to survive in its environment?
  6. Where in the world is the animal found?
  7. * What is causing this animal to be endangered?
  8. Does this animal have any natural predators?
  9. *How many of these animals are estimated to be alive in the world?
  10. * Propose ways that the animal can be helped, include any laws or projects that already exist to help the animal.


Google your animal; you can use sources as long as they are not wikipedia



Exceeds Expectations

Meets Expectations

Does Not Meet Expectations

Questions (70%)

Each question has a very detailed answer. The answer is written in a complete sentence. All required questions are answered, and 8/10 questions are answered.

Each question is answered completely. The answer is in complete sentences. All required questions are answered, and 8/10 questions are answered.

Do not have all required question answered and/or


Answers are unclear/not incomplete sentences and/or


Answers are incorrect or do not have enough detail in their answer.


Poster is extremely neat, organized, and colorful. There are no mistakes. Poster has all required content, and is easy to understand. There is a colored picture on the poster.

Poster has all required content and is organized. There is a colored picture on the poster.

Poster is disorganized and lacks creativity and/or


Poster does not have all required content and/or


Poster has uncolored or no picture.


Student participated by answering questions, helping design and decorate the poster, and by doing research.

Student helped research but did not help with poster


Or student helped with poster but did not help with researching questions.

Student did not participate in creation of poster or research.