Welcome! My name is Jessica Snyder and I am a fourth grade math teacher at Franklin Towne for the 20182019 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.
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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
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Please answer the following using complete sentences. This is 50% of your grade.
 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.
 Did any of the candies have similar properties? If so, what were they and what were the qualities?
 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.)
 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
 About how long does it take for the moon to complete all its phases?
 How long does it take from the new moon phase to the first quarter moon phase?
 Do you think you can predict when the next full moon will occur? How do you know?
Lunar New Year
Math
Please check planners for homework assignments
Science
Students can work on their study guides throughout the unit. They must be completed the day of the test.
Week of 2/42/8
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)
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Week of 1/282/1
Chapter 10 Test
Measuring Angles
Drawing Angles
Join and Separate Angles
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Week of 1/22 1/25
Classify Quadrilaterals
Symmetry
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
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Week of 1/141/18
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
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Week of 1/71/11
9.7 Compare Decimals
Review for Quarterly
Important Dates
Quarterly 2 1/10
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Week of 1/21/4
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
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Week of 12/1712/21
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
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Week of 12/212/6
Chapter 7
Science Unit 5
Important Dates:
Science Weather Bingo Due 12/13
Math Test 12/6
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Week of 11/1911/21
Topics Covered
Chapter 6
Science Project
Important Dates
11/1911/20 Chapter 6 Math Test
11/21 Turket Trot
11/26 Science Project Due
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Week of 11/1211/16
Topics Covered
Common Denominators
Comparing and Ordering Fractions
Important Dates:
Off Monday 11/12
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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
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Week of 10/29 11/02
Topics Covered:
Factors and Multiples
Common Factors
Common Multiples
Patterns
Input Output Tables
Prime and Composite
Important Dates:
Science Test Unit 3 Tuesday 10/30
Black and Orange Dress Down Halloween
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Week of 10/2210/26
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 14)
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Week of 10/1510/19
Topics Covered:
Interpret the Remainder
Long Division
Important Dates:
Thursday 10/18 Chapter 4 Test
Useful resources:
Place Value:
Rounding:
Addition and Subtraction:
Multiplication:
Division:
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
Angles
Line of Symmetry
Triangles
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:
 Creative
 Fourth grade level math (don’t make it too easy)
 Easy to understand questions
 Colorful
 Clear directions
 Correct answer sheet
 Each group member participating
Each skill will need at least 5 questions (2 wordproblems, 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 basicskill 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.
 * What is the common and scientific name of the animal?
 * What is it's natural habitat? (think forest, jungle, prarie, etc.)
 What does the animal look like? (size, coloring, how many arms/legs, etc).
 What does it eat?
 * Does the animal have any adaptations that help it to survive in its environment?
 Where in the world is the animal found?
 * What is causing this animal to be endangered?
 Does this animal have any natural predators?
 *How many of these animals are estimated to be alive in the world?
 * Propose ways that the animal can be helped, include any laws or projects that already exist to help the animal.
Resources:
Google your animal; you can use sources as long as they are not wikipedia
https://azanimals.com/animals/endangered/
http://www.animalplanet.com/wildanimals/endangeredspecies/
https://www.nwf.org/EducationalResources/WildlifeGuide/UnderstandingConservation/EndangeredSpecies
http://www.endangered.org/endangeredspecies/
https://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/EndangeredandThreatened/Pages/default.aspx

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(20%)

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.

Participation(10%)

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.
