Fourth Grade

Hello! My name is Derek Gray and I will be your son/daughter’s 4th grade teacher for the 2020-2021 academic school year. This is my fourth year at Our Lady of Victory and my 13 year teaching. My educational pursuits started at Washington Preparatory High School as I graduated in 1997 holding the title: Captain of the Basketball team. I happily moved on to LA Trade Tech becoming one of the state’s top 100 sophomores. At LATT, I refocused on education and progressed toward the collegiate arena at Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia. At this prestigious university, I received a BA in Health and Physical Education in 2003. I then went on to further my education at Loyola Marymount University and obtained a Master’s degree in Child Adolescent Literacy in 2007.


Homework

3/3/20

Math board problems 1-16 Round to the nearest hundred

Phonics: Week 8 Day 2 and 3 Sentences. More than 5 words in a sentence

Study for MMM

3/4/20

Math: Board problems 17-26 Round to the nearest hundred,

Finish Math Mad Minute

Phonics: Week 8 Day 2 and 3 Sentences. More than 5 words

Study: for Phonics Week 8 Test

3/5/20

Math: Board problems Multiplication Round to the nearest hundred

Religion:Create a prayer for lent, decorate, and color for Lent

Phonics: Test (Study)

3/6/20

Art: Illustrate the front cover of book

Math: Multiplication problems 1-12 round to the nearest tenth

3/9/20

Math: Create 2 by 2 multiplication and answer sheet

Art: Finish Coloring sheet of MLK and Morehouse College

3/10/20

Math: 1-15 Board problems 1-15 Round to the nearest hundred thousand

ELA: Create two paragraphs about your Math Test

Religion: Create two paragraphs about Lent

3/11/20

Math: Complete MMM

ELA: Apostrophe + S worksheet

Phonics: Week 9 Day 1 words. Write 7x each

3/16/20

March 16 – 20: Links are ready to be access sorry for the confusion, and trouble. If you still can’t access the link. Just send me a a request.

MondayMath:Determining Rounding Amounts

Math worksheets for the week: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kvmCooor668eF4_7SfGa1Jf1tOyOPb3L/view?usp=sharing

ELA: Contractions worksheet Part 1

ELA worksheets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cPAAdUsZxOPiqW2HOSeEQpFF5X6vGuIr/view?usp=sharing

ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 13-23 (Stop on p. 23)

  Smarty Ants 30 mins 

  Achieve 3000 Assignment Complete: Road to Olympics

Social studies: Studies Weekly : complete the Think and Review questions and other items on the last page of your studies weekly. (Students should  complete the activities on the last page daily)

    Phonics: Complete Word Search 8: Instructions Student will write the entry words and definitions on a separate sheet of paper, create a answer key with the vocabulary words that the student wrote across and down on their graph paper. Use the graph paper to create a word search 

Phonics worksheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MOj4gYZmDnignJsPJ7b3iF5F8RdMMm83/view?usp=sharing

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

Fluency Worksheet https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UBe2Blxe2Ku3Gfr9KKoHn7rVq3mpU1iQ/view?usp=sharing

The student will write

 In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions 

How did you perform on the reading sheet? Which fluency category can you improve on? What was your score? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet? If so in what categories?Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading? Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well  Fluency categories: Speed, Expression, Fluency* Today’s reading is: The Raja’s Elephants 

Science: Science Studies Weekly: Complete Physical Science Week 7 Magnetic Power word Search and write answers and questions on a sheet of paper

TuesdayMath: Subtraction worksheet

    ELA: Contractions worksheet Circling Part 2 

    ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 23-33 (Stop on p. 33)

     Smarty Ants 30 mins 

      Achieve 3000: Assignment Complete: Making a Mark 

Social studies:Studies Weekly : complete the Think and Review questions and other items on the last page of your studies weekly. (Students should  complete the activities on the last page daily).

    Phonics: Complete Syllable breakdown for Week 9 Day 2

        Ex: 1. upstairs –  up/stairs – 2 syllables 

        Ex:  2. alarm- a/larm – 2 syllables  

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write

   In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions: 

How did you perform on the reading sheet?  Which fluency category can you improve on? What were your three scores? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet the three times? If so in what categories? Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading If not how come?  Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency* Today’s reading is: The Raja’s Elephants 

Religion: Read and Respond to the questions on Saint Francis Xavier

Religion worksheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ruOAyS1L6a-mb5ajjetQl5ambdDMz9h3/view?usp=sharing

Science: Science Studies Weekly Week 7 Magnetic Power: On a separate sheet of paper write the questions and responses:  1) What is a magnet 2) What is a magnetic field 3) What is the relationship between the poles on a magnet? 4) What is electricity? 5) What are the examples of magnetism?

Wednesday:  3/18/20

Math: Rounding tens and hundreds worksheet

Math Mad Minute: Instructions Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute. Once the student finish with 

the Math Mad Minute (MMM). Check the chart and whatever box the student doesn’t complete he/she have to write the equation and answer 5x, whatever the student miss the student have to write the equation 10x 

Ex: 5×1=5

 ELA: Contractions Contractions Writing Words Worksheet

 ELA Comprehension:   Read The one and only Ivan 33-43 (Stop on p. 43)

                                 Smarty Ants 30 mins 

 Achieve 3000: Assignment Complete: New Names bring Old Pain

Phonics: Write Week 9 Day 3 7x

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. Today’s reading is: Prairie Neighbors

Thursday:  3/19/20

Math: Division with remainders

ELA: Contractions Contractions Boxes Worksheet

ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 43-53 (Stop on p. 53)

    Smarty Ants 30 mins 

   Achieve 3000: Complete: Placeholder for March 16 – 22 

Phonics: Create sentences for Week 9 Day 2 (Make sure the student use more than 5 words)  

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write

   In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions: 

  How did you perform on the reading sheet?  Which fluency category can you improve on? What were your three scores? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet the three times? If so in what categories? Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading If not how come?  Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency* Today’s reading is: Prairie Neighbors

Religion: Read and Respond to the questions on Saint Augustine of Hippo

Science: Science Studies Weekly: Complete week 8: Move It word Search and write answers and questions on a sheet of paper

Friday:  3/20/20: Due to unforeseen events due to the COVID-19 that we need to stay at home. keep all work or email the assignments in a folder to me Fifth@ourladyofvictorycatholicschool.org.

In addition I am working on setting up a REMIND account so you can email me with questions Mr. Gonzales will be contacting you to assist you. Stay safe everyone

Math: Reading a bar graph Worksheet

 ELA: Circling Capitalization

ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 53-63 (Stop on p. 63)

Smarty Ants 30 mins 

 Achieve 3000: A: Steinbeck on Sale (if you finish you may complete any articles you have not finished)

 Phonics: Complete Syllable breakdown Week 9 Day 1,2,3

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write

  A Two paragraph reflection on how the student(s) perform Speed, Expression,  Fluency* Today’s reading is: The Raja’s Elephants (one paragraph) and Prairie Neighbors (one paragraph

Religion: Read and Respond to the questions on Saint John Chrysostom

Science:  Science Studies Weekly: Week 8 Move it: On a separate sheet of paper write the questions and responses: 1) Compare and contrast sound and light waves 2) We see lightning a few seconds before we hear thunder. What are two or more examples of seeing before hearing something? 3) List three things that are moving right now around you.

Monday 3/23/20 I trying to communicate through Remind here is the link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1s_QCzl0QHhcD8NQ5ZWak8cyJWEw7WSjA/view?usp=sharing

Math: Complete 3 by 2 multiplication Worksheet

Math Worksheets:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IozmNbEC-aGP3o4RYnIsSjDMpr2S7tOE/view?usp=sharing

ELA: Complete Proper nouns Worksheet Capitalization Part 1

ELA Worksheets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13CgA4wqR24xa7AE0wMoGJNxHo9WzuOyc/view?usp=sharing

   ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 63-73 (Stop on p. 73)

      Smarty Ants 30 mins 

  Achieve 3000:Complete: From Little Havana to Chinatown

Social studies:Studies Weekly : complete the Think and Review questions and other items on the last page of your studies weekly. (Students should  complete the activities on the last page daily)

 Phonics:  Create a story using 12 of the phonic words from Week 9 Day 1,2,3

The student will write: In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions: 

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

  How did you perform on the reading sheet?  Which fluency category can you improve on? What were your three scores? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet three times? If so in what categories? Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading If not how come?  Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency* Today’s reading is: Do Animals Talk
Science: Science Studies Weekly: Complete week 9: Force, Matter, and Motion word Search and write answers and questions on a sheet of paper

Tuesday

3/24/20

Tuesday

Math:Complete 2 by 2 multiplication https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IozmNbEC-aGP3o4RYnIsSjDMpr2S7tOE/view?usp=sharing

 ELA: Complete Matching Singular and Plural Nouns Worksheet https://drive.google.com/file/d/13CgA4wqR24xa7AE0wMoGJNxHo9WzuOyc/view?usp=sharing

 ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 73-83 (Stop on p. 73)

   Smarty Ants 30 mins 

  Achieve 3000: Complete: The California Constitution 

Social studies:Studies Weekly : complete the Think and Review questions and other items on the last page of your studies weekly. (Students should  complete the activities on the last page daily)

  Phonics: Complete Syllable breakdown for Week 10 Day 1

        Ex: 1. upstairs –  up/stairs – 2 syllables 

        Ex:  2. alarm- a/larm – 2 syllables  

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write: In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions: 

  How did you perform on the reading sheet?  Which fluency category can you improve on? What were your three scores? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet the three times? If so in what categories? Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading If not how come?  Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency* Today’s reading is: Prairie dog town Religion: Read and Respond to the questions on Saint John Bosco



Wednesday : 3/25/20 If you haven’t picked up a device from the school and need one. You can pick up a I-pad.

Math: Click link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IozmNbEC-aGP3o4RYnIsSjDMpr2S7tOE/view?usp=sharing

Math Mad Minute: Instructions Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute. Once the student finishes with the Math Mad Minute (MMM). Check the chart and whatever box the student doesn’t complete he/she have to write the equation and answer 5x, whatever the student miss the student have to write the equation 10x 

ELA: Complete Homophones- There, Their, They’re worksheet https://drive.google.com/file/d/13CgA4wqR24xa7AE0wMoGJNxHo9WzuOyc/view?usp=sharing

 ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 83-93 (Stop on p. 93)

 Smarty Ants 30 mins 

Achieve 3000:  Complete: When the sky turn Red and Green 

Social studies: No assignment

Phonics:  Write Week 10 Day 2 10x each

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. Today’s reading is: Do Animals Talk

Thursday 3/26/20

Math: Reading a bar graph

  ELA: Complete: Homophones – To, Two, Too

ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 93-103 (Stop on p. 103)

 Smarty Ants 30 mins 

 Achieve 3000:  Complete: Courts look out for animals 

Phonics: Create sentences for Week 9 Day 2 (Make sure the student use more than 5 words)  

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write: In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions: 

  How did you perform on the reading sheet?  Which fluency category can you improve on? What were your three scores? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet the three times? If so in what categories? Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading If not how come?  Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency* Today’s reading is: Prairie dog town

 Religion: Read and Respond to the questions on Saint Pius X

Science: Science Studies Weekly: Complete Earth-Space Science Week 1: Shaping the Earth. word Search and write answers and questions on a sheet of paper

Friday 3/27/20

Math: Reading a bar graph

 ELA: Complete: Possessives with Apostrophes Worksheet

 ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 103-113 (Stop on p. 113)

 Smarty Ants 30 mins

Achieve 3000:  Complete: It’s lights out for some bulbs

 Phonics:  Complete Syllable breakdown Week 11

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write: A Two paragraph reflection on how the student(s) perform 

  Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency* Today’s reading is: Prairie dog town (one paragraph)  Do Animals Talk (one paragraph) 

 Religion: Read and Respond to the questions on Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Science: Science Studies Weekly: 

Complete Earth-Space Science Week 1 Shaping the Earth: On a separate sheet of paper write the questions and responses: 1) Name the Layers of the Earth? 2) Based on the illustration, what do you think makes up the crust of our earth? 3) Explain a force at work that is always changing the layers of the Earth?

Monday: 3/30/20 :

No homework Holiday .

You can pick up work, email, passwords, and drop off work Tuesday between 8:00-3:00am.

Tuesday 3/31/20

Please pick your up your packet and put the completed packet in the bin, so you can receive your son/daughter email/password and activate it through google. Next, I will send you an invite to Zoom so I can start meeting with students

Math: Line graph 1

Math worksheets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vjTD6R2I-3yhMYss_OldNqzP6fH9u9-g/view?usp=sharing

 ELA: Complete: Compound worksheet Circling Part 1

 ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 113-123 (Stop on p. 123)

ELA worksheets: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HQeWcQwoErs1stAS1eIoxfJnylEXgGKz/view?usp=sharing

Smarty Ants 30 mins 

Achieve 3000:  Complete: From Little Havana to Chinatown    

*Social studies: Work was provided before the students left school for six weeks Each Social Studies weekly has assignments for a week.  See School Website for studies link for additional work/resources. 

 *Phonics:  Complete Syllable breakdown Week 13 Day 1

Phonic WorkSheet:https://drive.google.com/file/d/13VNZHhabnXefKRbxlnWgwhjgqDd7itDr/view?usp=sharing

Ex:  1. upstairs –  up/stairs – 2 syllables 

Ex:  2. alarm- a/larm – 2 syllables  

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write: In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using  complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions: 

How did you perform on the reading sheet?  Which fluency category can you improve on? What were your three scores? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet three times? If so in what categories? Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading If not how come?  Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency*

*Today’s reading is: Meet Jane Goodall

Fluency sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NXvFLZo-1JIYr-aVMMgsb1UggnWs_Q6m/view?usp=sharing

 *Religion: Using your reading Create a two paragraphs using key details, supporting details, accomplishments to assist you on writing: “What  did you learn about Saint Maximilian Kolbe” 

Wednesday : Please make sure you pick up your packet as well as your email and password from the school or from me. Remember we will meet Friday during our webinar 11;30am.

4/1/20

Math: Line graph 2

  ELA: Complete: Compound words worksheet creating part 1

 ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 123-133 (Stop on p. 133)

            Smarty Ants 30 mins 

Achieve 3000:  Complete: The California Constitution

*Social studies: No Assignment

 *Phonics:  Complete Syllable breakdown Week 13 Day 1 and 2

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write: In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using  complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions: 

How did you perform on the reading sheet?  Which fluency category can you improve on? What were your three scores? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet three times? If so in what categories? Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading If not how come?  Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency*

*Today’s reading is: Olga’s bakery

 *Religion:Using your reading Create a two paragraphs using key details, supporting details, accomplishments to assist you on writing: “What  did you learn about Saint Pius X”

*Science: Science Studies Weekly: Week 1 Cells and Organisms through pg. 3 Questions: 1) How can we tell a living organism from a non living organism? 2) Identify some organisms that are in the room? 3) What are some subjects in the room that are not organisms? 4) This week’s lesson compared cells to building blocks. How are cells and blocks alike?How are they different 5)This week’s lesson compared organelles and factories. How are organelles and factories alike? How are they different? 6) This week’s lesson compared organs to organelles. Both are important parts of an organism. How are the organs and organelles alike?

Thursday: Please make sure you get your password and email either from me our the office

4/2/20

Math: Graph 3

Math Mad Minute: Instructions Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute. Once the student finishes with the Math Mad Minute (MMM). Check the chart and whatever box the student doesn’t complete he/she have to write the equation and answer 5x, whatever the student miss the student have to write the equation 10x 

  ELA: Complete Contractions worksheet Writing part 1

ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 133-143 (Stop on p. 143)

 Smarty Ants 30 mins 

Achieve 3000:  Complete: Bubble Tea Is Blowing Up

 Social studies: No assignment

Phonics: Create Sentences for Week 13 Day 1 and 2 (Use  more than 5 words in a sentence)

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

Today’s reading is: Meet Jane Goodall

Science: Science Studies Weekly: Life Science Week 1 Cells and Organisms Word Search

Friday   

4/3/20: Remember if you haven’t receive your son or daughter email and password please text me on REMIND to receive it. Don’t forget to download Zoom for us to meet in our Zoom conference room at 11:30.

Math: Graph 4

 ELA: Complete: Contraction worksheet Writing part 2

ELA Comprehension: Read The one and only Ivan 143-153 (Stop on p. 153)    

Smarty Ants 30 mins 

Achieve 3000:  Complete: It’s Lights Out for Some Bulbs

 Social studies: No Assignment

Phonics: Write your words Week13 Day 1,2,3 10x each 

Fluency: Instructions: Someone will need to help you with this assignment. Use a stopwatch and time the student for 1 minute and circle the number on the side where the student stopped. Repeat this step 2x for a total of 3x. The parent/guardian will sign the bottom of the paper. 

The student will write: In their ELA composition book write one paragraph using complete sentences, key details, supporting details on these questions: 

  How did you perform on the reading sheet?  Which fluency category can you improve on? What were your three scores? Do you see yourself improving reading this fluency sheet three times? If so in what categories? Are you using the skills from Smarty Ants to help you improve your reading If not how come?  Which category did you not perform well? How come you feel you did poorly? Which category did you perform well? How come you feel like you did well Fluency categories: Speed, Expression,  Fluency* 

Today’s reading is: Olga’s bakery

 Religion: Using your reading : Create two paragraphs using key details, supporting details, accomplishments to assist you on writing: “What  did you learn about St. John Bosco”

Science: Science Studies Weekly: Life Science 2 Heredity and Diversity Word Search

April 6-17: Spring break The students can work on Smarty Ants for longer than 30 minutes and Achieve 3000 ( 5 step articles)