• 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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    Thursday, March 19th, 2020 - Day 3

     

    5th Grade Math

    Overview: Multiply and Divide 2-Digit Numbers Fluently

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Today you will review multiplying and dividing 2-digit numbers fluently. You will practice fact fleuncy as well as complete a worksheet.

    Quick things to know: 

    • When multiplying 2-digit numbers it is important to line up your place values.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it is fine to create your own based off the supplied worksheets.
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.

    Tasks: 

    • Multipication Flashcards: 
      • You will need your number cards for this activity.
      • Shuffle your set of number cards.
      • Flip over one card. Flip over a second card. Multiply the two digits. 
      • Continue until all cards are used. 
      • Shuffle your set of number cards and repeat this process 5 times. 
    • Complete the Multiplying and Dividing 2-Digit Numbers worksheet. 
      • Use your number cards to in each problem. 
      • Once all digits for the problem are filled in, solve the problem. 
    • Optional activity, play "Missing" at http://www.gregtangmath.com/missing 

    Links/Activities: Worksheet  *if you have trouble accessing the worksheet please email me 

    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 continue reading the book, "My Life as a Book". Before reading you will define some key vocabulary that is in the book. After reading you will answer some comprehension questions about 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.

    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: mounds, hurl, edible, produce, fencing, scattered, animation, encourage, dentures, regurgitating, dedicate (11 total)
      • Next, read the next chapters of the book titled Making Fruit Grenades, and Poor Dad (read up to page 39)
      • After reading, the following questions. (Remember, your responces should be at least 3 sentences long) 
        1. On page 33, Derek tells his friend Matt that he wants to go on his family vacation. Pretend you are Derek. Write a letter to Matt's mom trying to convince her to take you on thier family trip. 
        2. On page 39, Derek's dad says, "You're exactly right. We'll both dedicate ourselves to our studies this summer". What do you think Derek's dad means by this?

    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". 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 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.
    • When completing the "Dictionary Detective!" page, you may use the internet to define the vocabulary words. 

    Tasks:

    • Before reading the novel, complete page 8 in your novel study packet titled, "Dictionary Detective!: Chapters 4 - 6". 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: involuntary, despondently, formidable, seething, ominously, commendable
    • Next, read chapter 4 and chapter 5 of "Hoot", by Carl Hiaasen
    • After reading, complete page 9 in your novel study packet titled, "Vocabulary Study: Chapters 4 - 6". 

    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: Opinion Writing: Should students be able to use cell phones in school? Why or why not?

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 - 35 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We have been working a lot with opinion writing pieces. Write an opion piece about why (or why not) students should be able to use cell phones in school.  

    Quick things to know:

    • Opinion writing states your opinion and then gives reasons to support. 
    • 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) (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 question: Should students be able to use cell phones in school?
    • One you have determined your answer, think of three reason why or why not. 
    • Write an opinion piece that states your opinion with reasons to support. 

    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: Opinion Writing: Should students be able to use cell phones in school? Why or why not?

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 - 35 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We have been working a lot with opinion writing pieces. Write an opion piece about why (or why not) students should be able to use cell phones in school.  

    Quick things to know:

    • Opinion writing states your opinion and then gives reasons to support. 
    • 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) (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 question: Should students be able to use cell phones in school?
    • One you have determined your answer, think of three reason why or why not. 
    • Write an opinion piece that states your opinion with reasons to support. 

    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.