Friday, August 30, 2013

S4L1. Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
  1. Identify the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community.
  2. Demonstrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain beginning with
    sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers.
  3. Predict how changes in the environment would affect a community (ecosystem) of
  4. Predicteffectsonapopulationifsomeoftheplantsoranimalsinthecommunityare
    scarce or if there are too many.
S4L2. Students will identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features (camouflage and protection).
     a. Identify external features of organisms that allow them to survive or reproduce better than                                  organisms that do not have these features (for example: camouflage, use of hibernation, protection, etc.).
     b. Identify factors that may have led to the extinction of some organisms 

"What is an ecosystem?" video

Consumers, Producers, Decomposers Game

Food Chain Game

Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores Game

Create your own food web.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Math Standards: 

MCC4.NBT.1 Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. 
For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division. 

MCC4.NBT.2 Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons. 

Essential Questions: 

  • How can I represent numbers?
  • How do we read and write numbers using base ten numerals, number names, and expanded form?

Important Vocabulary 

Standard Form (Base ten numerals)

Expanded Form
1,000,000 + 700,000 + 80,000 + 9,000 + 300 + 20 + 6

Number Name
One million, seven hundred eighty-nine thousand, three hundred twenty-six
*Remember to put a hyphen between any number between 0 and 99 that is two words. (twenty-four, seventy-one, ninety-nine)

Each group of 3 digits in a number
Each period is seperated by a comma

For example, the digits 281 are in the ones period.

Extra Practice
Place Value Quiz, Place Value Practice

 Scroll down to standard NBT2.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Welcome back to school!!! 

I hope you are as excited as I am to return to school! I cannot wait to meet each of my new students on Tuesday! I am greatly anticipating our first day on Wednesday. Enjoy your last few days of summer, and get ready for a super fun year of learning!