Today we are on Day 10 of our at-home learning.
This is the last day that your child will be working on review skills and strategies. Monday begins our new lesson plans with new material. I am available through REMIND text or email to answer firstname.lastname@example.org
Today's virtual spirit day theme is "pajama day". You can submit a picture of yourself to the PTN and they will share it on their facebook page.
Today is Day 10 of our at-home learning. Keep working hard. Please take the time to read through each section below as I have made some notes about today's assignments. I ask that you continue to reach out to me by email or REMIND text with any questions or issues that you may have with your daily assignments.
Students may record at-home learning assignments in their notebook. If you would like to complete your work in a Google document you may do so. Your work can be turned in daily through our Google classroom. I have created an assignment for each day of learning.
The District Grade 4 lesson plan link is below:
Common plans for all students in our class are as follows:
Math - Complete the daily lesson assigned under "math". The 10 days of lessons review prior skills and stategies taught. Day Ten is "Multiplying Fractions" In addition to the math assignment in the plans, PLEASE ALSO COMPLETE STEM ACTIVITY #1 ONLY.
I have also assigned one additional quick check and practice buddy which can be accessed online through your Envision account. (ALL students know how to access this account through their Google account. Students must be logged into Google to sign in.)
Social Studies - Read nonfiction text and record your reading in your reading log. (you may use your reading log that we use for literacy) If you run out of space to record your steps, you may add a piece of paper to your current logsheet.
Students have many Scholastic News magazines in their binders. I also provided each student with three new magazines before we left school on Friday. These are great for nonfiction reading!
Miss Palme's class page has links to the full series of Liberty's Kids videos. The videos are engaging resources that teach about the causes of the Revolutionary War. (which we have been studying)
Literacy - Students who attend Read180 with Mrs. Douvris have separate literacy plans, and they are outlined in the District Lesson plan. Students who stay with me for literacy should complete the following:
1. Read your independent chapter book for 30 minutes each day and record your steps. We took time on Friday to shop for "just right" books. In addition, students can access EPIC books online. This website can be accessed through our librarian's class page. (Miss Palme) Students have been taught how to navigate this website to find many books (both fiction and nonfiction) on their level.
2. Create your own personal dictionary. The instructions for this activity are in the online plans. I encourage students to create this dictionary in the back of their at-home journal that was provided on Friday.
3. Our reading unit focuses on the Revolutionary War. Some students have asked if they can continue to draft their research paper. The answer to that is YES! However, this work is not required. Miss Palme's website has many online links that students can utilize for this work.
4. Complete the daily reading standard assignment. This assignment can be accessed directly from the plans, however, I encourage students to go onto Linkit to complete the assignment. I have listed each day's assignment code below.
Day 10 (Friday) assignment is nonfiction reading. Your text is called "But I'm Not Tired". I expect that you will read this story carefully and anwer the questions carefully and thoughtfully. There are 10 questions today.
The website for Linkit is:
Day 1 - "Abbie Against the Storm" - 001D4UX5
Day 2 - "Little Fly and the Great Mouse" - 0013GWBB
Day 3 - "The Wolf" - 0015XWZN
Day 4 - "Benjamin" - 001Q1PCW
Day 5 - "Windchimes" - 00122T28
Day 6 - "Trailmix" - 001V298E
Day 7 - "Agreeing to Disagree" - 001XP8XD
Day 8 - "The Horse Who Lived Upstairs" - 001E7OH6
Day 9 - "The Dumpling" - 001D14Z1
Day 10 - "But I'm Not Tired" - 001AFHEA
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT MULTIPLICATION FACTS:
The best gift that you and I can give your child is the support that they need to MEMORIZE their multiplication facts. Memorization of facts frees up all of their working memory so that they can concentrate on the bigger task - solving the real problem before them.
Some important upcoming dates/events:
Our class is scheduled for last lunch, which is 1:00. I believe that the class would benefit from a mid-morning snack to help the students maintain their focus during lessons. Since we will be working through snack, I ask that you limit the snack to one healthy food item per day. (some examples: one piece of fruit, carrot sticks, pretzels, crackers) NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT PRODUCTS OF ANY TYPE DUE TO PEANUT ALLERGIES IN THE ROOM. Thank you for your cooperation!
I ask that you check our class page and class calendar on a regular basis. I will update it weekly with information about our class and other important school announcements.