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    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 - Day 1

     

    5th Grade Math

    Overview: Prime Numbers / Composite Numbers / Factors / Multiples

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

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

    Quick things to know: The following definitions can be used while completing the tasks for today.

    • prime number: A prime number has only two different factors, 1 and itself.
    • composite number: A composite number has more than two different factors.
    • factor: 12 can be divided exactly by 2. So, 2 is a factor of 12.
    • multiple: A multiple of a number is the product of the number and any other whole number except zero.

    Tasks: 

    • 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)
    • Prime/Composite:
      • 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.
      • Complete the PRIME/COMPOSITE T-Chart worksheet page.
        • You may develope numbers on your own or you can use your number cards to create numbers to sort into each category.
      • Factors:
        • Locate 5 numbers in your house. Each number has to be a two digit number. Fill in the Factors Chart for all 5 numbers.
      • Multiples:
        • Complete the Multiples worksheet by writing the next multiples of a chosen number. 

    Links/Activities: Worksheets

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your workseets and email them to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you, please hold on to your worksheets until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will earn $5 (class money) when we return to school.

     

    5th Grade Reading

    Overview: Book study of "My Life as a Book", by Janet Tashjian

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes. 

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Today you will start the book, "My Life as a Book". Before reading you will define some key vocabulary that is in the first chapters of the book. After reading you will write a short summary of what you have read. 

    Quick things to know:

    • "My Life as a Book" is a story about a boy, Derek Fallon, who's summer is ruined when his mother decides to send him to Learning Camp. While at first he is angry with his mother, at camp he creates some unlikely friendships and discovers secrets about himself that he never knew.
    • You can define the vocabulary words on a page in your tan workbook that was put in your green folder or type them on a computer.
    • When defining the vocabulary terms, you may use the internet or a dictonary to help you. 
    • When writing your summary you may write in your tan workbook or type it on a computer.
    • A summary is a brief paragraph of what happened. It should include the following:
      • Important character names
      • The setting
      • 4-5 senetnces about what was read

    Tasks:

    • Before reading the book, define the vocabulary terms that are found in the first chapters of the book. Feel free to use a dictionary or the internet.
      • The vocabulary words you need to define are: reluctant, vault, hoist, foreign, demented, wielding, weary, pelt, disapprove, envious (10 total)
      • Next, read the first three chapters of the book titled Help!, Torture in the Classroom, and Playing James Bond (read up to page 15)
      • After reading, write a short summary about what you have read in the first chapters of the book. (Remember, your summary should be about 4-5 sentences in length and should include important characters and the setting)

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your work and email it to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you, please hold on to your completed work until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will earn $5 (class money) when we return to school. 

     

    6th Grade Reading

    Overview: Novel study of "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes. 

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: Today you will start the novel, "Hoot". Before reading you will complete a vocabulary workseet in your novel study packet that will help you while you read. After reading you will complete a reading page in your novel study packet that relates to the vocabulary in the first chapters.

    Quick things to know: 

    • "Hoot" is a story about Roy Eberhardt, the new boy in a town in Florida. When Roy makes some unlikely and also strange friends he realizes he is caught in the middle of a war between his new friends and a pancake house that is trying to start it's construction on top of an owl habitat. Roy and his friends do everything they can to save the owls while getting into trouble and making enemies along the way.
    • The novel study packet is in your green folder.
    • When completing the "Dictionary Detective!" page, you may use the internet to define the vocabulary words. 

    Tasks:

    • Before reading the novel, complete page 4 in your novel study packet titled, "Dictionary Detective!: Chapters 1 - 3". Define the terms that are found in the first chapters of the novel. Feel free to use a dictonary or the internet to find your definitions. 
      • the vocaulary words are: malicious, heedlessly, consternation, methodically, juvenile, deciphered
    • Next, read chapter 1 and chapter 2 of "Hoot", by Carl Hiaasen
    • After reading, complete page 5 in your novel study packet titled, "Vocabulary Study: Chapters 1 - 3". 

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your worksheets and email them to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you, please hold on to your novel packet and completed pages until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will earn $5 (class money) when we return to school. 

     

    5th Grade Writing 

    Overview: Creative Writing: Create your own holiday

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 - 35 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We are going to do a quick write of a creative writing piece - Create your own holiday. 

    Quick things to know:

    • Creative writing is imaginative (in other words - there is no wrong answer). Use your imagination and be as creative as you like - but make sure you answer the three questions in your writing!
    • Use the three questions to answer as three separate paragraphs. (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long - so your writing should be about 12 - 18 sentences in total) (you do not need an introduction or conclusion)
    • Remember conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar)
    • You can write your piece in your tan workbook or you can type your writing.

    Tasks: Answer the following questions in your writing:

    1. What will your holiday be called and what will it celebrate? (example: National Running Day - on this day everyone will get off of school and work to go out for runs)
    2. What day and month will your holiday be on and why? (example: National Running Day will be on September 1st because it is not too hot and not too cold - the perfect temperature to go for a run outside)
    3. How would you get others involved in your holiday fun? (example: I would get all of my friends together and we would go for a run on the beach)

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your writing and email it to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you please hold on to your writing until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will receive $5 (class money) when we return to school.

     

    6th Grade Writing

    Overview: Creative Writing: Create your own holiday

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 - 35 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We are going to do a quick write of a creative writing piece - Create your own holiday. 

    Quick things to know:

    • Creative writing is imaginative (in other words - there is no wrong answer). Use your imagination and be as creative as you like - but make sure you answer the three questions in your writing!
    • Use the three questions to answer as three separate paragraphs. (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long - so your writing should be about 12 - 18 sentences in total) (you do not need an introduction or conclusion)
    • Remember conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar)
    • You can write your piece in your tan workbook or you can type your writing.

    Tasks: Answer the following questions in your writing:

    1. What will your holiday be called and what will it celebrate? (example: National Running Day - on this day everyone will get off of school and work to go out for runs)
    2. What day and month will your holiday be on and why? (example: National Running Day will be on September 1st because it is not too hot and not too cold - the perfect temperature to go for a run outside)
    3. How would you get others involved in your holiday fun? (example: I would get all of my friends together and we would go for a run on the beach)

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your writing and email it to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you please hold on to your writing until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will receive $5 (class money) when we return to school.