• Distance Learning Day 1

     

    • Today, our special is music!  Click here to access the Mill Creek Distance Learning page to find Mrs. Mudry’s activity for today.

    • Our reading specialist, Mrs. Sherenian/Mrs. Mattia/Mrs. Harlan has gathered additional reading resources to use at home.  Click here to access her site.

    • Click here to access the Mill Creek Distance Learning page.  Here you will find links to the specialists, reading specialists, counselors, and nurse.

    Reading: Day 1

    Overview: Develop background knowledge to support reading the fantasy novel Tuck Everlasting.

    Estimated Time: Approximately 60 minutes

    Explanation of Assignment: Using your Tuck Everlasting packet you will complete the activities for day 1 on the reading guide.

    Things to Know: Reading Tuck Everlasting will take 15 days to read and there are additional activities to complete at the conclusion of the novel.  Each day you will work on a portion of the book by either reading, responding to comprehension questions or completing an activity that coincides with the book.   Make sure you keep up with each day’s reading.   At the conclusion of each day please upload a picture of what you did that day to the Seesaw Reading Activity.

    Tasks:

    -Follow Day 1 on the schedule page of the Tuck Everlasting Reading Guide

    -Day 1 instructs you to:

    1. Read about the author, Natalie Babbit page 4 of your reading packet.
    2. What is Fantasy, page 5, write a bulleted list of everything you know about the Fantasy genre.
    3. Complete the Anticipatory Guide page 6.
    4. Read the Prologue of Tuck Everlasting

    -When you are finished take a picture of one of the activities above and post to the Reading Day 1 Activity in Seesaw

    -If you are finished early read your independent reading book.

    Are you finished all of the required assignments above but you need more?

    1. If the assignments above did not take you as long as expected and you have extra time, or if you are just looking to learn something new, please follow the link below to read Day 1 Scholastic "Learn from Home" articles.

    https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html 

    Links/Activities:

    -Use your Tuck Everlasting packet that you brought home in your grab bag.

    -If you do not have access to your Tuck Everlasting packet, I have included it as an assignment in Teams under reading. You can just use separate sheets of paper to complete the assignments.

     

    Method of Communication/How this assignment is turned into the teacher: 

    -  Please reach out to me with any questions via email: tfitzmaurice@cbsd.org You can access your email account through Outlook in 365. 

    - When you are finished take a picture of one of the activities above and post to the Reading Day 1 Activity in Seesaw

    Writing: Day 1

    Overview: Explore a genre of your choice by planning and creating a picture book

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Assignment: Using the packet titled, “Directions for Picture Book Assignment” you will follow Day 1 on the schedule. 

    Things to Know: This picture book assignment will take 20 days to complete.  Each day you will be working on a portion of the assignment following the writing process like we would work through a piece in class. It is necessary to point out that the storyline that you choose for your picture book should follow the elements of plot (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution) that you have learning in class.

    Tasks:

    -Follow Day 1 on the schedule page of your “Directions for Picture Book Assignment”

    -Day 1 instructs you to read page 1 in your “Directions for Picture Book Assignment” packet and fill out the bottom portion. This instructs you to choose a genre for your picture book. If you are planning on completing a historical fiction picture book, decide on the time period that you will set your story in and fill out that section of page 1

    -Also, when you finish choosing a genre, begin working on page 2 in your packet “Story Elements Organizer.” This will guide you through all plot elements that are necessary to include in your picture book story.

    -If you are finished early and are looking for additional practice, go onto your MobyMax account and work on Language

    Links/Activities

    -Use your “Directions for Picture Book Assignment” packet that you brought home in your grab bag

    -If you do not have access to your “Directions for Picture Book Assignment” packet, I have included it as an assignment in Teams. You can just use separate sheets of paper to complete the assignments.

    Method of Communication/How this assignment is turned into the teacher: 

    -  Please reach out to me with any questions via email: tfitzmaurice@cbsd.org You can access your email account through Outlook in 365. 

     

    Math Day 1 - If you go to Mrs. Sherman for math please see her website for math activities.  https://www.cbsd.org/domain/1407

    Overview: Number Cards and Daily Temperature Tracking and Graphing Set-up

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Assignment: 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:

    1. When creating a chart, remember to include a chart title, x-axis title, y-axis title, and numbers to locate coordinate points.
    2. 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.
    3. Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.

    Tasks:

    1. Create a set of number cards.

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

              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.

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

    1. Daily Temperature Chart:

                     Use a blank sheet of paper or grid paper to create your own chart.

                     Remember: include 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.

                     * Remember to have your parent’s permission before accessing a place to view the daily temperature.

         * You will complete this activity each day.

    Links/Activities:

    1. Use the 10 index cards sent home in your grab bag to create a set of number cards 0-9.
    2. Use a blank sheet of paper to create chart. 

    Method of Communication/How this assignment is turned into the teacher: 

    -  Please reach out to me with any questions via email: tfitzmaurice@cbsd.org You can access your email account through Outlook in 365. 

     

    Social Studies: Day 1  

    Overview: Recall prior knowledge about religion in the United States.  

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes 

    Explanation of Assignment: Using the purple History Alive interactive notebook or digitally on TCI, you will complete a ‘preview’ activity.   

    Things to Know: The chapter, Learning About World Religion: Hinduism, will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.  Students will be reading each section of the chapter and answering comprehension questions in their notebook. To conclude the chapter, students will complete a one-pager to showcase their new learning.  

    Tasks: 

    1. In the purple History Alive interactive notebook, that was sent home in the grab bag on Thursday, complete the ‘preview’ activity that can be found on page 107.   

     

    1. On page 108 read the nine key vocabulary terms.  These nine words should be used in your reading notes as you complete the comprehension questions throughout the unit in your notebook.   

     

    1. Read chapter 15 section 1: Introduction on TCI.  All students have access to the text through Office 365 in their TCI app.  

     

    1. Post a picture of preview page drawing and sentence on Teams in the Social Studies assignment tab.  

     

    Links/Activities: 

    1. Refer to your purple History Alive interactive notebook that you brought home in your grab bag. 
    1. If you do not have access to your purple History Alive interactive notebook, I have included it as an assignment on TCI. You can complete digitally.  

     

    Method of Communication/How this assignment is turned into the teacher: 

    -  Please reach out to me with any questions via email: tfitzmaurice@cbsd.org You can access your email account through Outlook in 365. 

    - When you are finished take a picture of one of the activities above and post to the Social Studies Day 1 Activity in Seesaw

     

    Music - Please see Ms. Mudry's website for acitivities https://www.cbsd.org/domain/1397