st patricks

Day 1 - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

  • Reading:

    Overview:  Night of the Twisters and Independent Reading 

     Estimated Time: Approximately 90 minutes

    Explanation:  Today you will be starting our novel, Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman by building background knowledge. You will also be reading your own independent reading book for 30 minutes. 

     Things to know:

    • In your Red Distance Learning Folder, you will need the Night of the Twisters
    • Use this link: to build background on the Grand Island, Nebraska 1980 tornado aftermath which is the event in history this book is based on.  


    • In your Night of the Twisters packet you will be completing pages 1-5.
      • Complete K-W-L Chart on packet p. 1 about Tornadoes
        • Under K (Know)-Write 3 things you know.
        • Under W (What I Want to know)-Write 3 things you want to know.
        • Under L (What I Learned)-Leave this column blank for now.
      • In Night of the Twisters packet, read pages 2-4 about “The Grand Island Tornadoes”
        • While reading, highlight and/or underline important information to help build background knowledge about this event in history.
      • On packet p. 5, you will write ONE or TWO question(s) you have about BEFORE reading Night of the Twisters.
    • Independent Reading:
      • With a book of your choice, read for 30 minutes and add those minutes to your March Reading Log

     Method of Communication / Assignment Turned in to Mrs. Maduzia

    • Take a picture of your KWL chart and post to Seesaw to share!


    Overview:  Grammar Packet/Informative Writing – components of an INTRODUCTORY Paragraph

    Estimated Time: Approximately 60 minutes

     Explanation:  GRAMMAR: Complete the assigned skills pages. The pages are front and back.  Be sure to read the directions.  Refer to the examples for help as needed.  Unfortunately, some directions refer to the book.  You do not have the book, but I provided some reference pages from the book to help

    INFORMATIONAL WRITING: Once your notes are completed, you will be drafting your Introductory Paragraph

     Things to know:

    • GRAMMAR: The first practice page asks you to think about adjectives.  Comparative adjectives compare two things.  For example…Pennsylvania is colder that Florida in January.  I am comparing Pennsylvania to Florida.  Superlative adjectives compare three or more things.  For example…Apples are the easiest fruit to eat.  I am comparing apples with all other fruits, not just one other fruit.
    • Use Office 365 to open a new Word document to type your paragraphs. SHARE the document with me. To do so, go to File / Share / Share with People / begin typing Maduzia until you see my name.
    • Components of an INTRODUCTORY paragraph

    Possible Bridge Sentence
    Preview of Subtopic #1 Sentence
    Preview of Subtopic #2 Sentence
    Preview of Subtopic #3 Sentence 
    Transition sentence: give the reader a preview of the first body paragraph 


    • GRAMMAR Packet: 
      • Complete Forms of Adjectives, p161 front and back and Colorful Adjectives 1, p 163 front and back.
    • On Office 365, open a new Word document to begin typing your informative essay. We are beginning with our INTRO
    • Using your knowledge from your first Informative Essay
      • Refer to the components above to organize your information into a paragraph.
    • Feel free to refer to your previous informative essay for guidance. This can be accessed through your 365 account.

     How is this assignment turned into the teacher?

    Once your document is shared with me, I can see all your work throughout the week. You only need to share it with me once!


    Overview:    1. Math Packet Weekly Practice - Day 1   2.  Prime Numbers / Composite Numbers / Factors / Multiples

     Estimated Time: Approximately 70 minutes

     Explanation: Today you will create a set of number cards. You will also review prime and composite numbers, as well as complete activities using your knowledge of factors and multiples.

    **See Seesaw for Day 1 Math Resources under MATH, Day 1**

     Things to know:

    · The following definitions can be used while completing the tasks for today.

    o prime number – A prime number has only two different factors, 1 and itself.

    o composite number – A composite number has more than 2 different factors.

    o factor – 12 can be divided exactly by 2. So, 2 is a factor of 12.

    o multiple – A multiple of a number is the product of the number and any other whole number except zero.

    · If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it is fine to create your own based off the supplied worksheets.


    1. Warm up with Math Packet in your Distance Learning Folder - Complete Day 1 for Week 2 - check your answers with the answer key I provided. Re-do any incorrect answers. 

    2. Math Task Today:

    Create a set of number cards.

    o These cards will be used for various activities, so save them from day to day.

    o As a suggestion, you could use 10 index cards, 10 post it notes, or even 10 sheets of similarly sized paper to make your number cards.

    o Place one digit on each card (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)

    · Prime/Composite:

    o Shuffle your set of number cards.

    § Flip over one card at a time.

    § Determine if the number on the card is a prime number of a composite number.

    o Complete the PRIME/COMPOSITE T-Chart worksheet page.

    § You may develop numbers on your own or use your number cards to create number to sort into each category.

    · Factors:

    o Locate 5 numbers in your house. Each number must be a two digit number. Fill in the Factors Chart for all 5 numbers.

    · Multiples:

    o Complete the Multiples worksheet by writing the next multiples of a chosen number.

     How is this assignment turned into the teacher?

    On Seesaw, I assigned the 3 worksheet pages associated with today's task. Be sure to complete that assignment and submit your final work. You can also snap a picture of your factor cards you created and share with the class. 

    Social Studies:

    Overview: Create your Own Country Project - 4 Day Project

    o Estimated Time: 40 minutes per day

    o Explanation: Create your own country! Day 1 of 4

    o Things to Know: Refer to Chapter 1: Geography of the United States, of your Social Studies texbook. You can access TCI online through the CLEVER app and Office 365. 

    o Tasks: 

    ** Most importantly, have fun with this...approach this assignment with room for personal and creative interpretation...

    1st...Use the content studied in chapter 1 to create your own country.

    2nd...The country must be located in a longitude and latitude that is not already occupied by another country.

    3rd...Place the country in the correct location on a world map, and then create a physical map of the country.

    4th...The country should contain at least eight of the geographic features discussed in class. Features should be clearly depicted, labeled, and named.

    Method of communication - upload your daily progress to SeeSaw. Most importanly, upload your final product or take a picture of it and post it on Seesaw on Day 4


    Special Class lessons will be linked to the Butler Home Page

    *Today is Library*