• Good morning! Our week is going to look a bit different. First, the only assignments you will have are math assignments and special. Below, you will find four separate math lessons that you can complete throughout the week. I would recommend one per day. Once you finish the math lessons or whenever you have some down time, you can work on: previous incomplete lessons from the past two weeks, find a spot inside or outside to enjoy reading, work on your fantasy novel, or find something else fun and educational to do! Have a wonderful week!

     

    Measurement—Math Lesson 1 (Day 8)

     

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Today, you will measure items in your house and record data on these items.

     

    Things to know:

    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • You will find the worksheets for today’s lesson in the Math in Focus handouts that you received before the break. If you need a copy of this worksheet, please email me: mmiller@cbsd.org

     

    Tasks:

    • Graph the high temperature for today.
      • This is in the math packet in your “Distance Learning” folder.
      • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
      • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
    • Measuring:
      • You will need a ruler for this activity.
    • If you do not have a ruler, you can print out the ruler worksheet on our Math OneNote under your name, Day 8 worksheets, and click the file icon. I made sure this works. The supplied ruler is only a 10 inch or 25-centimeter ruler.
    • Using a ruler, complete the measurement worksheet under Day 8 worksheets by filling in the chart.
    • Self-made Questions (Add and Subtract Fractions):
      • You will need your number cards for this activity.
      • Take a pencil, pen, straw, etc. and place in in front of you to make a horizontal line. Place another pencil, pen, marker, straw, etc. and place in in front of you to make another horizontal line.  
      • Flip over one number card and place it above one of the horizontal lines.  Flip over a second number card and place it below one of the horizontal lines.  Continue until you have two fractions. 
      • Add or subtract the fractions. Repeat 3 times.
    • If time remains, complete the next computation box in your computation packet. Today should be the eighth box completed. Do not use a calculator.

     

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

     

     

     

     

    Applying Unit Rate to Solve Unit Rate Problems—Math Lesson 2 (Day 9)

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Today, you will review unit rate, as well as complete activities using your knowledge of unit rate. 

     

    Things to know:

    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • You will find the worksheets for today’s lesson in the Math in Focus handouts that you received before the break. If you need a copy of this worksheet, please email me: mmiller@cbsd.org

     

    Tasks:

    • Graph the high temperature for today.
      • This is in the math packet in your “Distance Learning” folder.
      • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
      • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
    • Unit Rate Worksheets:
      • Complete the Unit Rate worksheets. You will find two worksheets on our Math OneNote under your name, Day 9 worksheet. You can print the worksheets. If you choose to print, click the file icon. I made sure this works. You can also use the Draw tools to write the answers directly on the OneNote.
    • Complete the next computation box in your computation packet. Today should be the ninth box completed. Do not use a calculator.

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

     

     

     

    Negative Numbers and Absolute Value—Lesson 3 (Day 10)

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Today you will review Negative Numbers and complete some worksheets to practice your knowledge of negative numbers and the number line.  You will also complete a worksheet on absolute value.

     

    Things to know:

    • To review negative numbers and absolute value, please reference Ed:  Your Friend in Learning online, or your workbook, Chapter 2.
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • You will find the worksheets for today’s lesson in the Math in Focus handouts that you received before the break. If you need a copy of this worksheet, please email me: mmiller@cbsd.org

     

    Tasks:

    • Graph the high temperature for today.
      • This is in the math packet in your “Distance Learning” folder.
      • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
      • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
    • Negative Numbers and Absolute Value:
      • On our math OneNote, you will find 3 Day 10 worksheets. After opening our math OneNote, go to your individual name, Day 10 Worksheets. You can complete using OneNote “Draw” tools or print the worksheets out by clicking the files. I made sure this works.
    • If time remains, complete the next daily computation box. Do not use a calculator.

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

     

     

     

    Review and Real-World Word Problems—Lesson 4 (Day 11)

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation: Today, you will review the topics that were address over the past few days and create 8-word problems to go along with these topics.

     

    Things to know:

    • You may go back and reference any of the lesson plans from previous days.
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.

     

    Tasks:

    • Graph the high temperature for today.
      • This is in the math packet in your “Distance Learning” folder.
      • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
      • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
    • Review Worksheet:
      • Complete the Day 11 Review Worksheet. Attached here:Review
    • Word Problem Worksheet:
      • Complete the Real-World problem worksheet. Attached here:Word Problems
    • If time remains, complete the next daily computation box. Do not use a calculator.

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

     

     

     

     


  • March 26th, 2020

     

     

    Tanka Poem—Writing, Day 7

     

    Time: Approximately 25 minutes

     

    Explanation: Today, you will be analyzing a Tanka poem in order to identify the specific characteristics unique to this poem. You will draft a Tanka that creates a strong “mood” while describing a particular scene.  Lastly, you will revise and edit your Tanka poem to ensure that includes the requirements of the poem.  

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Poetry Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to write a Tanka poem today. It is the seventh poem in your Poetry Packet. This writing packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by analyzing the Tanka mentor text on page 53; it includes four examples of Tanka poems. While you read these poems, think about the question, “What do you notice?”  Annotate, highlight, or note any characteristics that you think are important. What you note, may be similar to your “noticings” in reading when we interact with a text. 
    • Next, analyze the Tanka Poems on page 56. You will analyze the poems in order to identify sensory descriptive words and the mood that is conveyed.   
    • Then, complete your own Tanka on the bottom of page 57. It should be five lines as follows: the first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, the third line is 5 syllables, and the fourth and fifth lines are both 7 syllables.  It does NOT have to read like a sentence, but it the first line should start with an uppercase letter. 
    • Finally, use page 58 to help you to go back and revise your Tanka Poem to ensure it meets all of the requirements. Also, please reread your Tanka for correct conventions. 
    • When finished, you should have pages 53, 56-58 completed. Put your Poetry Packet back in your purple folder.
    • If any time remains, you can draft another Tanka or free write about a topic of interest.

     

    Links/Activities:

     

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Writing.  If you need a copy of the Poetry packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Poetry Packet

     

    Recognizing Cause and Effect—Reading, Day 7

     

    Time: Approximately 45 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will be reading passages in order to analyze cause and effect. You will also check your comprehension when answering implicit and explicit questions. Lastly, you will review vocabulary from within the passages.

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Reading Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.
    • As previously discussed in class, effect is something that happens while cause is the reason it happened. Think back to when we watched the Toyota Camry commercial. “Starting my Camry…went to an auction…won a storage locker…”

    Tasks:

    • You are going to complete Lesson 6 in the Reading Packet. This Reading Packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by rereading how we recognize cause and effect on page 29. Then, read a short passage about planets and answer the cause and effect.
    • You will then read The Death of the Dinosaurs on page 30. When finished, answer the comprehension questions and practice skills on page 31.
    • Complete the chart and “Practicing Vocabulary” sections on page 32.
    • *Skip “Writing an Eyewitness Account” at the bottom of page 32.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 29-32 completed (except “Writing an Eyewitness Account”). Put your Reading Packet back in your purple folder.
    • Next, you are to read your fantasy novel and work on your packet.
    • ***Please note, sections 2 and 3 of your fantasy packet are now due April 2nd. When we return to school, we will have book clubs for both sections.***

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Reading.  If you need a copy of the Reading Comprehension packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Reading Comprehension

     

    MATH DAY 7

     

    Overview:  Apply Ratio Concepts and Use Ratio Reasoning to Solve Problems

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation:   Today you will review ratios and solve some problems involving ratios. 

     

    Things to know: 

    • To review ratios, please reference Ed: Your Friend in Learning online, or your workbook pages 169-199 (Chapter 4).
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • See attached worksheet for practice on ratios: Ratio worksheet 1 and Ratio worksheet 2

    Tasks:

    • Continue recording the daily temperature on your chart.
    • Ratio:
      • Complete both Ratio Worksheets listed above
    • Number Card Multiplication:
      • Shuffle your set of number cards.
      • Flip over two cards.
      • Multiply the numbers on the cards.
      • Work through your number cards 8 times.

     

    • Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice.
    • play “Maze: Ratio” on Ed:  Your Friend in Learning

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

  • March 25th, 2020

     

     

    Senryu Poem—Writing, Day 6

     

    Time: Approximately 25 minutes

     

    Explanation: Today, you will be analyzing a Senryu poem in order to identify the specific characteristics unique to this poem. You will draft a Senryu that is silly and pokes fun at a person or a situation.  Lastly, you will revise and edit your Senryu poem to ensure that includes the requirements of the poem.  

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Poetry Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to write a Senryu poem today. It is the sixth poem in your Poetry Packet. This writing packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by analyzing the Senryu mentor text on page 47; it includes four examples of Senryu poems. While you read these poems, think about the question, “What do you notice?”  Annotate, highlight, or note any characteristics that you think are important. What you note, may be similar to your “noticings” in reading when we interact with a text. 
    • Next, complete the organizer on page 50. Then complete the activity on pages 51. This will help you get some ideas down.  A Senryu poem is a three-lined poem that follows the same syllable pattern as a Haiku: It should be three lines with 17 syllables.  The first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, and the third line is 5 syllables.  It does NOT have to read like a sentence, but it the first line should start with an uppercase letter. 
    • Then, complete your own Senryu on the bottom of page 51.
    • Finally, go back and reread your Senryu to edit for correct conventions.
    • IF YOU HAVE time or feel like completing an additional activity/challenge, please complete the Senryu activity on page 52.
    • When finished, you should have pages 47, 50-51 completed. (Page 52 is optional.) Put your Poetry Packet back in your purple folder.
    • If any time remains, you can draft another Senryu or free write about a topic of interest.

     

    Links/Activities:

     

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Writing.  If you need a copy of the Poetry packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Poetry Packet

     

     

    Fantasy Packet/Novel—Reading, Day 6

    Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation: Today, you will be reading your fantasy novel and completing you fantasy packet.

    Things to know:

    • You will need your fantasy novel and fantasy comprehension packet.

    Tasks:

    • This is simply time set aside for you to just focus on your fantasy novel.
    • Find a quiet spot in the house or outside, if it's not raining, and read your fantasy novel. While reading or when finished reading your sections, be sure to complete the fantasy packet.
    • Work on sections 2, 3, and/or 4. You will be given additional time to work on these sections in the upcoming weeks. You are not expected to finish it all today. Set a goal for today and achieve it.
    • I will have more information regarding 'due dates' for our fantasy novels next week.
    • Happy reading!

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no other links or activities needed for today.

     

    MATH

     

    Overview:  Variables / Coordinate Planes

     

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     

    Explanation:   Today you will review variables, variable expressions, and coordinate planes.  Then, you will use the two concepts to create line plots.

     

    Things to know:

    • To review variables, please reference your workbook pages 5-14 (Chapter 7).
    • To review coordinate planes, please reference your workbook pages 115-122 (Chapter 9).
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • See attached worksheet for practice on Coordinate Grids and Equivalent Expressions: Coordinate Grid and Equivalent Expressions

     

    Tasks:

    • Continue recording the daily temperature on your chart.
    • Variable Charting and Graphing:
      • Complete the Variable Charting and Graphing worksheet
      • Finish the chart on the first page, then graph the coordinate points on the second page.
    • Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice.
    • play “Model Algebra” at https://www.mathplayground.com/AlgebraEquations.html

     

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

  • March 23rd, 2020

    Good morning!  I hope that you are all doing well with your Distance Learning Activities.  Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or need help with any of the activities!  I miss you all!

     

    Haiku Poem—Writing, Day 5

     

    Time: Approximately 25 minutes

     

    Explanation: Today, you will be analyzing a Haiku poem in order to identify the specific characteristics unique to this poem. You will select a topic and write sensory details about your topic in order to brainstorm ideas for your Haiku.  Then you will draft a Haiku that includes sensory, descriptive details.  Lastly, you will revise and edit your Haiku poem to ensure that includes the requirements of the poem.  

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Poetry Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to write a Haiku poem today. It is the fifth poem in your Poetry Packet. This writing packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by analyzing the Haiku mentor text on page 39; it includes four examples of Haiku poems. While you read these poems, think about the question, “What do you notice?”  Annotate, highlight, or note any characteristics that you think are important. What you note, may be similar to your “noticings” in reading when we interact with a text. 
    • After you interacted with the mentor text, complete the “Looking at Haiku” activity on page 42. This will help you to get a better understanding of the Haiku poem.  
    • Next, read page 43. This gives you directions on the “Frame Activity” that you will complete.  Then take a look at page 44.  Do NOT cut out the frame. Rather, select a scene or picture to write about.  Use the sensory organizer (within the frame) on page 44 to jot down sensory words and details about your topic.     
    • On pages 45-46, you will begin drafting your Haiku. Your Haiku should be three lines with 17 syllables.  The first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, and the third line is 5 syllables.  It does NOT have to read like a sentence, but it the first line should start with an uppercase letter.
    • Then, complete the draft of your Haiku on the bottom of page 46.
    • Finally, go back and reread your Haiku to edit for correct conventions. For this poem, it does NOT have to rhyme. Again, it should be three lines with 17 total syllables.  The first line is 5 syllables, the second line is 7 syllables, and the third line is 5 syllables.  It does NOT have to read like a sentence, but it the first line should start with an uppercase letter.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 39, 42-46 completed. Put your Poetry Packet back in your purple folder.
    • If any time remains, you can draft another Haiku or free write about a topic of interest.

     

    Links/Activities:

     

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Writing.  If you need a copy of the Poetry packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Poetry Packet

     

     

    MATH:

    Multiplying and Dividing Fractions - Math, Day 5

     

    Time: Approximately 40 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will multiply mixed numbers and divide fractions. You will also add today’s temperature to the chart you created on Day 1.  

      

    Things to Know:

    • Remember, when multiplying mixed numbers…
      • You need to turn the mixed number into an improper fraction.
      • Then, you can multiply across.
    • Remember, when dividing fractions…
      • You need to keep the first fraction the same, flip the sign to multiplication, and flip the second fraction.
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it is fine to create your own in the notebook I gave you.

     

    Tasks:

    • Graph the high temperature for today.
      • This is in the math packet in your “Distance Learning” folder.
      • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
      • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
    • Complete the multiplying mixed number worksheet.
      • To get to the Multiplying Mixed Numbers Worksheet, you can find the page on my Math OneNote under the tab “Distance Learning” in the Content Library.
        • It is labeled Day 5 – Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Worksheets.
      • Please copy the problems and answers in your notebook.
      • Show all of your work.
      • You may not use a calculator.
      • If you are having trouble, use the steps I provided in the “Things to Know” section.
    • Complete the dividing fractions worksheet.
      • To get to the Dividing Fractions Worksheet, you can find the page on my Math OneNote under the tab “Distance Learning” in the Content Library.
        • It is labeled Day 5 – Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Worksheets.
      • Please copy the problems and answers on a separate sheet of paper.
      • Show all of your work.
      • You may not use a calculator.

     

    • Computation Packet
      • On Thursday, you were given a “Daily Computation” packet. Complete the “Reflect” section in the computation packet. Be honest with yourself.

     

    Links/Activities:

    Predicting Outcomes—Reading, Day 5

     

    Time: Approximately 45 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will be reading passages in order to analyze how to predict an outcome based on your reading. You will also check your comprehension when answering implicit and explicit questions. Lastly, you will review vocabulary from within the passages.

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Reading Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.
    • As previously discussed in class, predicting outcomes is using your real-world knowledge and context clues to predict what may happen next. As readers, we need to pay attention to the facts and details to put together a prediction.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to complete Lesson 5 in the Reading Packet. This Reading Packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by rereading how we can predict outcomes on page 25. Then, read a short passage about Bigfoot. Answer two questions after reading.
    • You will then continue reading about Bigfoot on page 26. When finished, answer the comprehension questions to practice predicting outcome on pages 27 and 28.
    • Complete the “Practicing Vocabulary” section on page 28.
    • *Skip “Writing a Story” at the bottom of page 28. However, if you do want to complete this activity, you can type up your adventure story and email it to me. This is completely optional.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 25-28 completed (writing a story on the bottom on page 28 is optional). Put your Reading Packet back in your purple folder.
    • Next, you are to read your fantasy novel and work on your packet.
    • ***Please note, sections 2 and 3 of your fantasy packet are now due April 2nd. When we return to school, we will have book clubs for both sections.***

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Reading.  If you need a copy of the Reading Comprehension packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Reading Comprehension

     


  • MONDAY MARCH 23rd, 2020:

     

    Limerick Poem—Writing, Day 4

     

    Time: Approximately 25 minutes

     

    Explanation: Today, you will be analyzing a Limerick poem in order to identify the specific characteristics unique to this poem. You will draft a Limerick that is silly and tells a story about a made-up person.  Lastly, you will revise and edit your Limerick poem to ensure that includes the requirements of the poem.  

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Poetry Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to write a Limerick poem today. It is the fourth poem in your Poetry Packet. This writing packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by analyzing the Limerick mentor text on page 35; it includes four examples of Limerick poems. While you read these poems, think about the question, “What do you notice?”  Annotate, highlight, or note any characteristics that you think are important. What you note, may be similar to your “noticings” in reading when we interact with a text. 
    • Next, complete the drafting activity on page 36 and top of page 37. This will help you get some ideas down.  A Limerick poem is a five-lined poem that follows an AABBA rhyme pattern.  This means that the first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and the third and fourth lines rhyme.  Also, the first, second, and fifth lines are slightly longer than the third and fourth lines. 
    • Then, complete your own Limerick on the bottom of page 37.
    • Finally, go back and reread your Limerick to edit for correct conventions. For this poem, it does have to rhyme (first, second, and fifth lines rhyme and the third and fourth lines rhyme). Each line should start with an uppercase letter.  Your poem should read like a sentence, so make sure to use the correct end punctuation.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 35, 36, and 37 completed. Put your Poetry Packet back in your purple folder.
    • If any time remains, you can draft another Limerick or free write about a topic of interest.

     

    Links/Activities:

     

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Writing.  If you need a copy of the Poetry packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Poetry Packet

     

    MATH:

    Multiplying Decimals - Math, Day 4

     

    Time: Approximately 40 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will multiply decimals. You will also add today’s temperature to the chart you created on Day 1.  

      

    Things to Know:

    • Remember, when multiplying decimals…
    1. Line up the numbers on top of each other.
    2. Multiply the numbers while ignoring the decimal point.
    3. Count up all of the numbers to the right of the decimal point.
    4. Move the “imaginary” decimal point at the end of the whole number answer to the left that number of times.
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it is fine to create your own on a separate sheet of paper.

     

    Tasks:

    • Graph the high temperature for today.
      • This is in the math packet in your “Distance Learning” folder.
      • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
      • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
    • Complete the multiplying decimals worksheet.
      • To get to the Multiplying Decimals Worksheet, click here: Multiplying decimals
      • Please copy the problems and answers in your notebook.
      • Show all of your work.
      • You may not use a calculator.
      • If you are having trouble, use the steps I provided in the “Things to Know” section.
    • Computation Packet
      • On Thursday, you were given a “Daily Computation” packet. Complete “Thursday” in the computation packet. Do not use a calculator.

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

     

    Sequence: Steps in a Process—Reading, Day 4

     

    Time: Approximately 45 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will be reading passages in order to identify the importance of order when following a process. You will also check your comprehension when answering implicit and explicit questions. Lastly, you will review vocabulary from within the passages.

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Reading Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.
    • As previously discussed in class, order of events is the sequence in which they take place. You read about sequence of events yesterday while today you will focus on the sequence in completing a process.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to complete Lesson 4 in the Reading Packet. This Reading Packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by rereading what the purpose is of steps in a process order on page 21. Then, read a short passage and put the steps listed from the passage in number order.
    • You will then read “Folding a Swan” on page 22. This is similar to our PSSA practice passage “Trekking the Trail”. After reading the art of folding paper, answer the comprehension questions on pages 23 and 24.
    • Complete the “Practicing Vocabulary” section on page 24.
    • *Skip “Writing Directions” at the bottom of page 24. However, if you do want to complete this activity, you can type up the directions and email them to me. This is completely optional.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 21-24 completed (writing directions on the bottom on page 24 is optional). Put your Reading Packet back in your purple folder.
    • Next, you are to read your fantasy novel and work on your packet.
    • ***Please note, sections 2 and 3 of your fantasy packet are now due April 2nd. When we return to school, we will have book clubs for both sections.***

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Reading.  If you need a copy of the Reading Comprehension packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Reading Comprehension

     

     

     


  • DAY THREE-MARCH 19th

     

    Clerihew Poem—Writing, Day 3

     

    Time: Approximately 25 minutes 

     

    Explanation: Today, you will be analyzing a Clerihew poem in order to identify the specific characteristics unique to this poem. For this poem, you will create a silly poem that makes a joke about a person.  Lastly, you will revise and edit your Clerihew poem to ensure that includes the requirements of the poem.  

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Poetry Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to write a Clerihew poem today. It is the third poem in your Poetry Packet. This writing packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by analyzing the Clerihew mentor text on page 19; it includes four examples of Clerihew poems. While you read these poems, think about the question, “What do you notice?”  Annotate, highlight, or note any characteristics that you think are important. What you note, may be similar to your “noticings” in reading when we interact with a text.  
    • After you interacted with the mentor text, complete the “Looking at Clerihew” activity on pages 23-24. This will help you to get a better understanding of Clerihews.
    • Next, complete the brainstorm activity on page 25. This will help you get some ideas down about different people.  
    • From the work that you did on page 25, select the person for whom you think that you could write the best poem.
    • Complete page 26 with the person who you want to write your poem about. At the bottom of page 26, in section 5, write your draft of your Clerihew.  Keep in mind that a Clerihew is a four-line poem that follows an AABB rhyme pattern.  This means that the last words in line one and two rhyme, and the last words in line three and four rhyme.  The first line of the poem is the person’s name who you are writing about. 
    • Finally, go back and reread your Clerihew to edit for correct conventions. For this poem, it does have to rhyme (first and second line rhyme and third and fourth line rhyme). Each line should start with an uppercase letter.  IF your poem reads like a sentence, use the correct end punctuation.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 23-27 completed. Put your Poetry Packet back in your purple folder.
    • If any time remains, you can draft a second Clerihew or free write about a topic of interest.

     

    Links/Activities:

     

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Writing.  If you need a copy of the Poetry packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Poetry Packet

     

    MATH

     

    Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Math, Day 3

     

    Time: Approximately 40 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will make a factors chart, differentiate between prime and composite numbers, and complete a multiples chart. You will also add today’s temperature to the chart you created on Day 1.  

      

    Things to Know:

    • Remember, when adding and subtracting fractions, you must have a common denominator.
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it is fine to create your own in the notebook I gave you.

     

    Tasks:

    • Graph the high temperature for today.
      • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
      • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
    • Complete the adding and subtracting fractions page.
      • Make sure you simplify your answers.
      • You must have a common denominator before you can add or subtract the fractions.
    • Computation Packet
      • On Thursday, you were given a “Daily Computation” packet. Complete “Wednesday” in the computation packet. Do not use a calculator.

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

     

    READING:

     

    Sequence: Order of Events—Reading, Day 3

     

    Time: Approximately 45 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will be reading passages in order to identify the importance of order of events. You will also check your comprehension when answering implicit and explicit questions. Lastly, you will review vocabulary from within the passages.

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Reading Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.
    • As previously discussed in class, order of events is the sequence in which they take place. Think of the posters you created that explained the steps of making a mummy in sequential order. Look for key words: today, tomorrow, finally, later, etc.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to complete Lesson 3 in the Reading Packet. This Reading Packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by rereading what order of events means on page 15. Then, read a short passage and put the events listed from the passage in number order.
    • You will then read another passage on page 16 and identify clues and phrases that relate to the order of time as well as identify a flashback.
    • Next, you will read “A Long Walk Home” on page 17 and answer the comprehension questions on page 18-19. The story then continues on the bottom of page 17.
    • Finally, you will answer questions 13-17 as well as complete the vocabulary practice on page 20.
    • *Skip “Writing a Play” at the bottom of page 20.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 15-20 completed (except the writing a play at the bottom of page 20). Put your Reading Packet back in your purple folder.
    • Next, you are to read your fantasy novel and work on your packet.
    • ***Please note, sections 2 and 3 of your fantasy packet are now due April 2nd. When we return to school, we will have book clubs for both sections.***

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Reading.  If you need a copy of the Reading Comprehension packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Reading Comprehension

     


  • DISTANCE LEARNING DAY TWO-MARCH 18th:

     

    Cinquain Poem—Writing, Day 2

     

    Time: Approximately 25 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will be analyzing a Cinquain poem in order to identify the specific characteristics unique to this poem. For this poem, you will also be analyzing the central image and feelings/emotions conveyed. Then, you will write a Cinquain poem that includes a central image, emotions and the requirements of a Cinquain.  Lastly, you will revise and edit your Cinquain poem to ensure that includes the requirements of the poem.  

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Poetry Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to write a Cinquain poem today. It is the second poem in your Poetry Packet. This writing packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by analyzing the Cinquain mentor text on page 13; it includes four examples of Cinquain poems. While you read these poems, think about the question, “What do you notice?”  Annotate, highlight, or note any characteristics that you think are important. What you note, may be similar to your “noticings” in reading when we interact with a text.  
    • After you interacted with the mentor text, complete the “Looking at Cinquains” activity on page 16. This will help you to get a better understanding of Cinquains.  If you are having trouble figuring out syllables, place your hand under your chin when you speak.  Each time that your chin taps your hand, is one syllable.  For example, the word “write” is one syllable because your chin taps your hand once while saying the word, and the word “Cinquain” is two syllables is because your chin taps your hand twice when saying it. 
    • Next select a topic to write about. Cinquains are usually scenes in nature, but they can be about other topics.  Complete the organizer on page 17.  The organizer will help you to draft your poem.
    • Then, write the draft of your poem on the Cinquain paper. Keep in mind that a Cinquain is 5 lines and has the following pattern: In, total the poem should be 22 syllables, line 1 is two syllables, line 2 is four syllables, line 3 is six syllables, line 4 is eight syllables, and line 5 is two syllables.
    • After the draft is written, reflect on your draft by completing “Looking at Your Draft” on page 18. If after this reflection, you feel like you are missing something, go back and revise. If you believe you included all of the requirements, re-read your draft to look for correct conventions.  For this poem, you do NOT need to start each line with an uppercase letter.  Only the first line should start with an uppercase letter.  It should read like a sentence and end with the correct end punctuation. 
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 13, 16, 17, draft paper for Cinquain, and 18 completed. Put your Poetry Packet back in your purple folder
    • If any time remains, you can draft a second Cinquain or free write about a topic of interest.

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Writing.  If you need a copy of the Poetry packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Poetry Packet

     

    MATH

     

    Daily Temperature, Factors Chart, Prime vs. Composite Chart, and Multiples Page — Math, Day 2

     

      Time: Approximately 40 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will make a factors chart, differentiate between prime and composite numbers, and complete a multiples chart. You will also add today’s temperature to the chart you created on Day 1.  

      

    Things to Know:

    • Factors: Numbers that can be multiplied together to get another number.
      • Example: 1, 2, 3, and 6 are the factors of 6.
    • Multiples: A product of a number and an integer.
      • Example: Multiples of 5 include 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30.
      • Think skip counting!
    • Prime: A number, greater than 1, whose factors are only 1 and itself.
      • Example: 7 because its factors are only 1 and 7.
    • Composite: A number that has more factors than 1 and itself.
      • Example: 8 because the factors of 8 are 1, 2, 4, and 8.
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it is fine to create your own on a separate sheet of paper.

     

    Tasks:

    • Graph the high temperature for today.
      • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
      • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
    • Fill in the factors chart.
      • Find five 2-digit numbers in your house. Write them in the “number” column.
      • Write down where you found the number in the “location” column.
      • List all the factors of the number you chose in the “factors” column.
      • If you are up for a challenge, complete the “prime factorization” column.
        • Hint: If you choose the number 14, the prime factorization is 2 x 7.
      • Prime and Composite Numbers Chart:
        • List 10 prime numbers in the “Prime Numbers” column.
        • List 20 composite numbers in the “Composite Numbers” column.
        • Use the definitions in the “Things to Know” section to help you!
      • Multiples Chart:
        • Choose a number and write it on the line.
        • Write as many multiples as there are hexagons.
        • Use the definitions in the “Things to Know” section and the example to help you!

     

    • Computation Packet
      • On Thursday, you were given a “Daily Computation” packet. Complete “Tuesday” on the computation packet. Do not use a calculator.

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the Daily Computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Computation Packet

     

    Drawing Conclusions—Reading, Day 2

     

    Time: Approximately 45 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will be reading nonfiction passages in order to identify how we draw our own conclusions when reading. You will also check your comprehension when answering implicit and explicit questions. Lastly, you will review vocabulary from within the passages.

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Reading Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.
    • As previously discussed in class, drawing conclusions is when you, the reader, has an opinion or makes a decision about what you have read. To draw conclusions, we need to think about the main idea and supporting details from the reading.

    Tasks:

    • You are going to complete Lesson 2 in the Reading Packet. This Reading Packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by rereading what drawing conclusions means. Then, read about a famous painting and answer the questions that follow on page 11.
    • You will repeat this activity again with a longer passage entitled “Fooling the Eye” where you will read the passage then answer the questions on page 13. You will complete the organizer on page 14 where you will identify important details that all draw to a conclusion.
    • Lastly, you will complete the vocabulary practice on page 14.
    • *Skip “Writing About a Conclusion” at the bottom of page 14.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 11-14completed (except the writing about a conclusion at the bottom of page 14). Put your Reading Packet back in your purple folder.
    • Next, you are to read your fantasy novel and work on your packet.
    • ***Please note, sections 2 and 3 of your fantasy packet are now due April 2nd. When we return to school, we will have book clubs for both sections.***

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Reading.  If you need a copy of the Reading Comprehension packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Reading Comprehension

     

     

     



  • DISTANCE LEARNING DAY ONE-MARCH 17th:

     

    WRITING:

    Acrostic Poem—Writing, Day 1

     

    Time: Approximately 25 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will be analyzing an Acrostic poem in order to identify the specific characteristics unique to this poem. For this poem you will be taking a personal inventory in order to brainstorm ideas about yourself to include. Then, you will write an Acrostic poem that includes special characteristics about yourself and that follows the requirements of the poem.  Lastly, you will revise and edit your Acrostic poem to ensure that includes the requirements of the poem.  

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Poetry Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.

     

    Tasks:

    • You are going to write an Acrostic poem today. It is the first poem in your Poetry Packet. This writing packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by analyzing the Acrostic mentor text on page 6; it includes four examples of Acrostic poems. While you read these poems, think about the question, “What do you notice?”  Annotate, highlight, or note any characteristics that you think are important. What you note, may be similar to your “noticings” in reading when we interact with a text. 
    • After you interacted with the mentor text, complete the personal inventory on page 10. Try to include 5-7 details in each box. 
    • Next, complete the pre-writing activity on age 11 in order to prepare you to write your Acrostic poem
    • Use the details in the personal inventory organizer (page 10) and your pre-write (page 11) in order to help you to draft a poem. For the first draft, use the top box on page 12.  For this one, you can keep is short and simple with starting each line with the letter of your name.  When you have completed this poem, you have the option to challenge yourself and write a second Acrostic.  Write the draft of your second Acrostic in the second box on page 12.  Try to make your poem into a sentence like the “TRASH” example.  You can write the second Acrostic about yourself or another topic of interest. 
    • Finally, go back and reread your Acrostic to edit for correct conventions. For this poem, it does not have to rhyme, but each line should start with an uppercase letter. 
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 6, 10, 11, and 12 completed. Put your Poetry Packet back in your purple folder.
    • If any time remains, you can draft a third Acrostic or free write about a topic of interest.

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Writing.  If you need a copy of the Poetry packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Poetry Packet

     

    MATH

     

    Number Cards and Daily Temperature Tracking and Graphing Set-up—Math, Day 1

     

    Time: Approximately 40 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will create a set of number cards. You will also develop and set-up your daily tracking and graphing chart. This chart will be a collection device for daily temperatures.  

      

    Things to know:

    • When creating a chart, remember to include a chart title, x-axis title, y-axis title, and numbers to locate coordinate points.
    • The daily temperature can be found in many places.  Be sure to get a parent/guardian’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature. 
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it is fine to create your own.

     

    Tasks:

    • Create a set of number cards.  
      • These cards will be used for various activities, so save them from day to day.  
      • Using the math packet you were given on Wednesday, rip off the front page with the number cards 0-9. If you do not have this packet, you can use notecards, rip paper, or post-its and write one digit (0-9) on each. If you have the packet, cut out each number card.
      • Keep the number cards in a safe spot for now. They will be used for other lessons.
    • Daily Temperature Chart:
      • Use the premade chart to develop your daily temperature chart. This is the second page in your math packet. It says, “Distance Learning Day 1” and it is a coordinate grid. You are going to use this to track the high temperature for multiple days. If you do not have this, create a coordinate grid using paper or search for a blank one from an online search engine (with parent’s permission).
      • On the chart, write the following information: a chart title, x-axis title, y-axis title, and numbers to locate coordinate points for each day.
      • Once your temperature chart is created, graph the high temperature for today. Think of how we do this in calendar math when we graph the weather or daily variable.
        • Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.
        • You will complete this activity each day so keep this chart in a safe place.
      • Computation Packet
        • On Friday, you were given a “Daily Computation” packet. Complete “Monday” on the computation packet. Do not use a calculator.

     

    Links/Activities:

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Math.  If you need a copy of the computation packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: : Computation Packet

     

    READING:

    Main Idea and Details—Reading, Day 1

     

    Time: Approximately 45 minutes

      

    Explanation: Today, you will be reading nonfiction passages in order to identify the main idea and supporting details. You will also check your comprehension when answering implicit and explicit questions. Lastly, you will review vocabulary from within the passages.

     

    Things to know:

    • You will need the Reading Packet, which can be found in your purple “Distance Learning” Folder.
    • As previously discussed in class, main idea is the most important idea that a writer wants their audience to remember about a topic. It is the gist and central idea. Supporting details are the smaller pieces of information that expand more on the main idea.

     

    Tasks:

    • You are going to complete Lesson 1 in the Reading Packet. This Reading Packet is in your purple “Distance Learning” folder.
    • Begin by rereading what main idea and supporting details mean. Then, read a short passage about mountain climbing and answer the question.
    • You will repeat this activity again with a longer passage entitled “Erik Weihenmayer: Climbing to Meet Every Challenge”.
    • You will need to answer the comprehension questions and skill questions about the passage. In addition, on page 9, you will identify the main idea and complete a fill in the blank chart.
    • Finally, you will finish by practicing vocabulary. *Skip “Writing a Character Sketch” at the bottom of page 10.
    • When finished, you should have all of pages 5-10 completed (except the character sketch at the bottom of page 10). Put your Reading Packet back in your purple folder.
    • If any time remains, you are to read your fantasy novel and work on your packet. We will discuss more about your fantasy packet and due dates tomorrow.

     

    Links/Activities:

     

    • There are no additional links or activities for today’s Reading.  If you need a copy of the Reading Comprehension packet, you can find the link on my teacher webpage or you can download a copy here: Reading Comprehension