•  Classroom Lessons
     
    This page is dedicated to helping students who might not remember exactly what to do on a concept that was covered in class. This is not a substitute for in class instruction. I also would like to mention that more lessons can be found on Educreations.com and Khan academy.org. Please also keep in mind these are posted more quickly to Rankin Elementary Facebook page. Students who raise their hands and ask for the lesson to be e-mailed home can also get the lessons that way as well.
    Please keep in mind these are a "part" of the class lesson posted not as a substitute for instruction but to enhance learning. This would fit into the guided practice portion of Madeline Hunters lesson plan strategy. This is one portion of the process.

    1st Marking period:
    One of the things we cover in the fourth grade is to begin each day with the end in mind. We do this using our student planners and an understanding of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey).
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    Week 4 Part 1                

     
     
     
    Math:      
    Video clip on how to make an Inscribed Square 
     
    Concentric Circles - quick way to make a dart board. 
     
    Triangle- an triangle with equal sides using a compass.
     

    Partial Sums Addition-This is an interesting way to add which helps us better understand Place Value while adding numbers.

    Column Addition -This is an interesting way to add which helps us better understand Place Value while adding numbers.
     
    Landmark activity - This is the activity we do every year to try to figure how many raisins actually comes in a box. 
     
    Mean Median Mode Min. Max. Range -Students will apply this in understanding charts and graphs. They will also need this to obtain a drivers license (median).
    Coordinates Part 1      Coordinates Part 2 -We live on coordinates. Hopefully this clip helps shed some light on the quadrant we cover in fourth grade (quadrant 1)
    Trade First Subtraction -This is an interesting way to subtract which helps us better understand Place Value while subtracting numbers.
     
    Multiplying by Ten  Multiplying by Hundreds  - these skills are essential for projecting costs for a big ticket item like college, cars, apartments, houses, and/or a living space.
     
    The road to double digit multiplication- This clip illustrates the importance of understanding double digit multiplication.
     
    Single Digit Multiplication by Multi Digit - This clip is one of the first steps to master before mastering multi digit multiplication.
     
    Multiplying Money - This clip illustrates how important it is to remove the decimal before multiplying numbers.
     
    Multiplying by Tens- This is similar to the other clip on this site about multiplying with the power of ten but is broken down into a simple segment.
     
    Multiplying with two zeros in the problem- This clip illustrates the importance of bringing the zeros down to simplify the problem
     
    Pickle Power - This clip illustrates how you can use a pickle power place holder to help you remember the place holder in a double digit problem.
     
    Lattice Multiplication - This clip illustrates the lattice method using the same problems used in the pickle power method.
     
    Partial Products Method - This clip illustrates how to utilize the partial product method with the same problems used in the pickle power clip.
     
     
     
    Percents of 100 - Understanding percents like 13/25. Multiplying the denominator to equal 100 then multiplying the numerator by that same number.
     
    The In Out Machine -This clip is an effect example of how to apply multiplication and division skills at a higher cognitive level.
     
    Prime Numbers Intro - this is part of the class lesson on factors but there is also a Brain Pop that goes well with this lesson also.
     
    9's Trick- New twist on an old trick.
     
     
     6, 7, & 8 the last lesson-These skills should be mastered before fourth grade but I have noticed these are the most difficult to master in third. www.multiplication.com offers a variety of different lessons, games, flash cards, and other activities to help master multiplication. I have a lot of the links on my links page.
    Reading:
     
     
    Titanic Timelines & Restated Questions - This is part of a lesson designed to help kids identify the BME of a nonfiction expository text story.
     
    Science
     
     
    Rocket Lesson        Rocket Lesson II -This is a demonstration of the scientific process.

    2nd Marking Period:
    Math
    Rounding 10's, 100's & Nearest Whole Number This clip uses a rhyme to help us understand rounding a little better. This skill is used on a daily basis in life when ever purchasing something small or large. Numbers & Operations in Base Ten- uses place value to round multi-digit numbers to any place. (This is where it can be found on the report card).
    Adding and subtracting decimals - up to the hundredths. 
    Balancing a check book- adding and subtracting decimals to balance a check book. 
    Measurement story -This is a 12 minute story about how we settled on a common unit of measure. There is a Brain Pop video clip that is similar but much more exciting than this video.
    Metric Poster -This is an example of a metric poster we used to help understand the metric system.
    Metric Conversion short clip illustrating conversion of length.
    Adding Decimals  This clip shows how we add using decimals up to hundredths in every day life.
    Multiplying with Money -This is about multiplying with a decimal up to the hundredths. Numbers & Operations -Able to multiply a fraction by a whole number. (This is where it can be found on the report card).
     
    Lattice Method  This is the box method for solving double digit multiplication problems.
     
    Double Digit Multiplication -This is often called the tradition method for solving double digit multiplication problems. We draw a pickle in place of the zero and call the process pickle power.  
     
     
    Using Parenthesis This clip shows how we use parenthesis in a math equation.
     
    Science
     
    Iron in food -When iron is listed as a content in your food this is what they are talking about.
     
    Balloon Activity -In this clip we use two huge balloons to illustrate how a balloon can hold a charge.

    3rd Marking Period:
    Math
    Partial Product Method - Is used to multiply double digit numbers and helps students understand place value (estimation). 
     
    Lesson one Long Division - An interactive way to use our classroom activity. 
     
    Long Division- This isn't the best clip but I wanted to get one online as soon as I could.
     
    Long Division -Divide, Multiply, Subtract, Bring Down, & Repeat. This is a cheer we have developed as a class to help us with long divisions traditional method.
     
    Partial Quotients Long Division - This is a way to solve long division problems using times tables you have mastered. 
     
    Fractions of a whole- This clip is our introductions to fractions of a whole using pennies.
     
    Fractions of a whole example 2 -This clip is an example of how we use drawings to help discover fractions of a whole.
     
    Blitz Card Game - Mrs. Wambaugh taught us this neat card game which is fun and helps kids in the area of mental math.
     
    Perimeter - This clip illustrates how to use perimeter when installing base board in a room.
     
    Science-
    Water into Gas- This is a video clip of water appearing to disappear  from a cup.
     
    Secret to the trick - Here is the long awaited video as to how it is done.
     
    Solid Liquid Gas- Here is a clip where we use marshmallows to represent the atoms in the three states of matter.
     
     
    Social Studies
    United States in spacial terms- This is a short clip that goes along with an activity where students research the different regions of the U.S. It is also a Language Arts (research) & reading goal (nonfiction expository text/text features).
     
     

     4th Marking Period:
     Math
     Fractions Intro - This is a fractions intro clip. It is used in combination with a math journal, educational game and lots of practice.
     
    Equivalent Fractions - This clip illustrates how to make simple equivalent fractions.
     
    Equivalent Fractions Into Decimals, & Percents Using The Power Of 10 - This is a seven minute clip that helps explain how to convert fractions into a decimal and a percent.
     
    Reducing Fractions - This clip illustrates how to reduce fractions.
     
    Comparing Fractions - This one shows you how to compare fractions with unlike denominators.
     
    Comparing Fractions with like & unlike denominators - This one shows you how to compare fractions with unlike denominators the easy way.
     
    Adding & Subtracting Fractions W/without Like Denominators -This one shows you how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.
     
    Multiplying Fractions - multiplying and cross multiplying fractions in a short clip.
     
     
    Organizing Fractions From Least To Greatest - A short clip about finding a way to put fractions in order from least to greatest and relating them to real life situations.
     
    Area & Perimeter - This is a must see review for these two content areas. 
     
    Finding a Given Area & Perimeter - This is another must see review for area and perimeter.  
     
    Floor Tile - This lesson is a must see if you want to understand how to tile or replace a floor. 
     
    Adding and Subtracting Fractions with like and unlike denominators. Also converting improper fractions into mixed numbers.
     
    Fraction of a Number this helps us understand fractions percents and probability. 
     
    Fraction Decimal Percent - this clip helps explain converting fractions to decimals to percents. 
     
    Percent of a Number - This is a great clip for understanding percent. It also helps explain how to make an equivalent fraction with 100 as the denominator. 
     
    Percent Off -this clip uses an actual online menu to figure out what would be saved with a 10% off coupon. 
     
    Symmetry Lesson 1- Beginning lesson on symmetry. This is a must see for the 4th marking period.
     
     
    Reading
     DOM - This lesson is a daily oral math lesson but we focus on understanding nonfiction expository text features and so does this problem. The solution to this problem will be discussed in class.
     
    Science
    Linden Mill Pond -This is a You Tube clip from the PBS show Michigan Out of Doors where they came along with Rankin Students on their annual fishing field trip. Understanding MI outdoors fits in well with our ecosystem unit.
     
    Click here for an educreations clip showing the safe locations we can fish from at the Linden Mill Pond.
     
    MI Fishing Guide - Here is a clip on understanding how to use the fishing guide to identify and classify fish.
     
    Scientific Method - Using different soil samples we test to see which one will sprout a seed the fastest.
     
    Ecosystem Lesson This clip is from an ecosystem project discussed throughout the year. We have a MI aquarium in the classroom & make yearly observations.