Josh Kayser, March 2017

Posted: 3/1/2017


Discussion Question:

Why do farmers use fertilizer? Plants need water, sunlight, and nutrients from the soil to grow. Fertilizer adds these nutrients to the ground.


Content Standard & Question 4.RF.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
a. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multi-syllabic words in context and out of context.

            What does the word yield mean?


Content Standard & Question 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.

            Josh told us that his planter has 24 rows and each row is 30 inches. How many total inches wide is his planter? 


Teacher resources:

Learn about the needs of the soil, and crops need fertilizer. Ag In the Classroom Lesson: Plant Growth Affects the Soil