• Hello 5th and 6th grade friends! Welcome to Miss Duncan's Distance Learning page. On this page, everyday you will see instructions and directions for assignments that should be completed. If you are in my room for any of these subjects, please follow the assignments listed on this page for that subject. If you are NOT in my room for any of these subjects, please follow the assignments posted for that subject of your homeroom teacher. 

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    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 - Day 2

     

    5th Grade Math

    Overview: Applying Knowledge of the Place Value System

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Today you will review the place value chart and play a game using your number cards.

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

    • To review the Place Value System, please reference your workbook pages 20 & 25 (Chapter 1)
    • To review the Place Value System, please refernce your workbook page 296 (Chapter 4) 
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math In Focus resources

    Tasks: 

    • Create a Place Value Chart:
      • Use a sheet of paper to create a place value chart. Design you place value chart in a way you like. 
      • The chart should be able to fit an 8 didgit number. Include the following values on your chart. (note: place values are not listen in order)
        • Tens, ones, tenths, thousandths, hundreds, ten-thousands, hundredths, thousands
    • Place Value Picnic Game
      • Shuffle your set of number cards. Flip over one at a time. 
      • As you flip over each card, place it in front of you in a row. Stop at any point after 4 cards. Do not however, flip over more than 8 cards. Place a decimal marker in the number and read the number to a parent, sibling, or guardian. 
      • Repeat the game 5 times. 
    • Place Value Victory Game
      • Shuffle your set of number cards.
      • Flip over 2 cards and create a number. Flip over 2 more cards and create a number. Determine the greatest number. Determine the least number.
      • Flip over 4 cards and create a number. Flip over 4 more cards and create a number. Determine the greatest number. Determine the least number. 
      • Flip over 2 cards and create a number. Flip over 2 more cards and create a number. Add a decimal in both numbers. Which number is greater?
      • Flip over 3 cards and create a number. Flip over 3 more cards and create a number. Add a decimal in both numbers. Which number is less?
      • Flip over 4 cards and create a number. Flip over 4 more cards and create a number. Add a decimal in both numbers. Determine the greatest number. Determine the least number. 
    • Optional activity, play "Place Value" at http://www.gregtangmath.com/placevalue

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your workseet 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 continue reading the book, "My Life as a Book". Before reading you will define some key vocabulary that is in the next chapters of the book. After reading you will answer two comprehension questions relating to what you 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 answering your comprehension questions you may write in your tan workbook or type them on a computer. (your responces should be at least 3 sentences each)

    Tasks:

    • Before reading the book, define the vocabulary terms that are found in the next chapters of the book. Feel free to use a dictionary or the internet.
      • The vocabulary words you need to define are: truce, suspicious, desperate, coax, startled, obsessed, prodded, amused, appreciate, cue, pathetic (11 total)
      • Next, read the next two chapters of the book titled Why Call Her a Babysitter if I'm Not a Baby and Finally! (read up to page 26)
      • After reading, answer the following questions: (Remember, your answers should be at least 3 senetences)
        1. Make a prediction. Why is Derek's mom hiding the article about the girl from him?
        2. Derek cannot wait for summer vacation to start. Can you relate to how he is feeling? Explain your answer.

    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 continue reading the novel, "Hoot". After reading you will complete a reading pages in your novel study packet that relate to 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 a 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.

    Tasks:

    • Read chapter 3 of "Hoot", by Carl Hiaasen
    • After reading, complete page 6 in your novel study packet titled, "Understanding the Story: Chapters 1 - 3". 
    • Next, complete page 7 in your novel study packet titled, "Chapter Summary: 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: Write a book recomendation.

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 - 35 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We are going to do a quick write of a book recomendation. Your job is to pick a book that you enjoy (or a book that you did not enjoy) and tell me 3 reasons why I should (or should not) read this book.

    Quick things to know:

    • Use the three reasons as three separate paragraphs. (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long - so your writing should be about 12 - 18 sentences in total)
    • Remember conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar)
    • You can write your piece in your tan workbook or you can type your writing.

    Tasks: 

    • Think about a book that you have read that you really liked or did not like. 
    • Think of three reasons why you liked or did not like this book. (these are your three paragraphs) (you do not need an introduction or a conclusion)
    • Write me a piece that tells me why I should or should not read a certain book.

    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: Write a book recomendation.

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 - 35 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We are going to do a quick write of a book recomendation. Your job is to pick a book that you enjoy (or a book that you did not enjoy) and tell me 3 reasons why I should (or should not) read this book.

    Quick things to know:

    • Use the three reasons as three separate paragraphs. (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long - so your writing should be about 12 - 18 sentences in total)
    • Remember conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar)
    • You can write your piece in your tan workbook or you can type your writing.

    Tasks: 

    • Think about a book that you have read that you really liked or did not like. 
    • Think of three reasons why you liked or did not like this book. (these are your three paragraphs) (you do not need an introduction or a conclusion)
    • Write me a piece that tells me why I should or should not read a certain book.

    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.