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  • General

                                     Welcome JPEG

    Mrs. Weinberger's 4th Grade Class

    The purpose of this Moodle page is to share with parents and students all of the exciting things that are going on at Greenleaf in fourth grade! Hopefully it will serve as another resource and a useful tool to help support the learning that takes place in our classroom. You will be able to find permission forms, study guides, website links and other resources.

    Keeping In Touch...

    Shelly Weinberger

    Greenleaf Elementary School
    13333 Galaxie Ave.
    Apple Valley, MN 55124

  • Topic 1

    Classroom Information


    Students are responsible for recording assignments and other important information in their planners.
    Please read, discuss any homework, and sign the planner daily. If nothing has been written in the planner, please question your son or daughter about their homework.

    Daily Assignments  

    Math: Finish range,mode,median, mean packet, 2 sheets

    Velin's Math:

    Social Studies/Science/Health: Minnesota Packet (late)
    Morning Work: crossword puzzles

  • Topic 2

    chalkboard Math math calculator

    District 196 uses the Bridges math curriculum for grades 3 - 5. Bridges in Mathematics is a full elementary school curriculum that provides the tools, strategies, and materials teachers need to implement the NCTM standards.

    Developed with initial support from the National Science Foundation, Bridges offers a unique blend of problem solving and skill building in a clearly articulated program that moves through each grade level with common models, teaching strategies, and objectives.

    A Bridges classroom features a combination of whole-group, small-group, and independent activities. Lessons incorporate increasingly complex visual models - seeing, touching, working with manipulatives, and sketching ideas - to create pictures in the mind's eye that helps learners invent, understand, and remember mathematical ideas. By encouraging students to explore, test, and justify their reasoning, the curriculum facilitates the development of mathematical thinking.

    Keep practicing your mutiplication facts. Speed and accuracy of the basic math facts is essential!


    Board Games to support Math:


    Mancala, Payday, Checkers, Krypto,Yahtzee, Chess, Cribbage,

    Tribond,Clue, Monopoly, Sequence, Othello, Blokus, Mastermind,



    Card Games to support Math:

    Racko, Set, Concentration, Spoons, 500,

    Speed, Uno, Crazy Eights, War, Hearts



  • Topic 3

    Reading image

    Are you reading an "I PICK" book?

    I choose a book
    Purpose - Why do I want to read it?
    Interest - Does it interest me?
    Comprehend - Am I understanding what I'm reading?
    Know - I know most of the words.

  • Topic 4


  • Topic 5

    Social Studies

    Lesson 1... the students learn why the study of the social sciences is important to understanding human behavior. In a Response Group activity, they discuss artifacts from the perspective of each of these social science traditions: economics, geography, political science, and history

    Lesson 2...Students apply basic map skills to learn about the regions of the United States. In a Social Studies Skill Builder, they interpret a series of special purpose maps depicting five regions of the United States and attempt to identify the locations where five images of the United States were taken.

    Lesson 3... Focuses on how five ethnic groups—American Indians, Latinos, European Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans—came to this country and contributed to its growth and development.

    Lesson 8...Students "tour" the Midwest region of the United States. They will apply map skills to locate and learn the twelve states in the Midwest. They will categorize key elements of the economy, transportation, history, and people of the Midwest over time.

  • Topic 6



    This unit consists of four different investigations where students explore the properties of water, then the changes in water, interactions between water and other earth materials, and the different ways that humans use water.

  • Topic 7

    writing in journal Writing

    In the first trimester, we focus on establishing a writing community and routines for our Writer's Workshop. In the second and third trimesters we spend time writing essays and fictional stories. We will also be exploring poetry and beginning to write some of our own poems throughout the year.