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    Reading Day 3: 

    Overview- Non-fiction Reading  

    Estimated Time- 45-60 minutes 

    Explanation- In class, we have learned to use non-fiction text features to understand a text. While you are reading, take notice of the headings, photographs, bold words, and captions.  Think about things you are wondering or curious while you are reading.  Students spend time in class and at home reading independent books of their choice.   

    Three Quick Things to Know-  

    1. A caption is a text box that appears under a photograph to explain the photograph. 
    2. A bold word is an important word in the text.  This vocabulary word will usually be defined in a Glossary, or in National Geographic, the "Word Wise" box. 
    3. Good readers ask themselves questions while they are reading.  They also make connections to previously known material.  Take note of these while you are reading. 

    Tasks- Take the included National Geographic from your Grab Bag and read the THIRD article. As you read the article, complete a "Non-Fiction Read & Respond" page for the article you have chosen. When the response page is completed, please put it in your "Finished Work" folder to turn in when you return to school. When you have finished reading your National Geographic article, please read an independent book of your choice for the remaining time. Take note of 2 interesting, unknown, or unique words while you read and write them in your personal dictionary, on a sticky note, or on scrap paper. I'd also like you to take note of which article from this National Geographic you liked best and why.  

    Materials/Activities- You will need the National Geographic magazine and the "Non-Fiction Read & Respond" to complete this. You will also need an independent reading book of your choice and your personal words dictionary/sticky notes or scrap paper.


    Writing Day 3:  

    Overview- Spelling, Grammar, & Informative Writing  

    Estimated Time- 60 minutes 

    Explanation- In class, we review the weekly spelling list and spelling skill. We also regularly practice editing our writing (checking for correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.).  Students have been researching informative writing topics of their choice in class.  Students have used iPads and laptops to find this information.  When doing our informative writing unit, students have learned how to use transitional words and topic sentences to share their main ideas of each paragraph and to have their writing flow easily for the reader. We have gone through the writing process to draft, edit, revise, and publish their writing pieces. 

    Three Quick Things to Know-  

    1. Using our weekly spelling pattern can help us be sure that words are spelled correctly. 
    2. When editing a sentence, there should be a capital letter at the beginning and correct punctuation at the end.
    3. Remember your topic sentence should share your main idea of the paragraph or what you’re informing your reader about. (Relate it back to the heading) 


    Tasks- Using your spelling list 24 from this week, please choose one activity from the “Word Work” choice board to complete either in your spelling book or on a scrap piece of paper. Spelling should take about 10-15 minutes.  Use the "Daily Language Review" Grammar packet and complete the second page (labeled Friday 1).  Grammar should take about 10 minutes. Using your chosen informative topic from yesterday, please continue your research, making sure you have at least 5 facts for each column. If you do not have at least 5 facts for each heading, go back and find more research to support that heading. If you have time remaining, use the fourth research column to create another heading. Find at least five pieces of information to support your fourth heading. 

    Materials/Activities- Spelling book (if you have it at home), spelling list (found on teacher website under "Homework" tab), Informative organizer from Grab Bag, "Headings" column chart, Elementary CBSD Library Resources Link: http://www.cbsd.org/Page/990   

    Survey to complete for Miss Davenport & get feedback! Click here for informative writing feedback survey!

    By completing the survey above, I will respond via email to parent email addresses providing feedback about your writing & research so far!


    Math Day 3: 

    Overview- Addition with regrouping & Division practice 

    Estimated Time- 45-60 minutes 

    Explanation- At the beginning of the year, students learned how to add multi-digit numbers with regrouping (carrying numbers to the next place value).  Students also learned how to divide two and three-digit dividends by a 1-digit divisor with no remainders.  We have practiced both skills throughout the year with our Calendar Math routines as well. 

    Three Quick Things to Know-  

    1. When you add a multi-digit number, if the sum is more than 9 for one place value, carry it to the next place value and add it there. 
    2. When you divide numbers, think about how many times the divisor goes into the dividend. 
    3. If you get a remainder today, check your work.  The first worksheet you are working on has no remainders!  


    Tasks- Review how to add multi-digit numbers with regrouping by completing both sides of the “Addition with Regrouping” worksheet in the review packet.  Then, in the multiplication and division packet, complete the page that says “Division: Two-digit and Three-digit Dividends, No Remainders”.  Then, log in to a computer or ipad and play Addition Snake:



    Materials/Activities/Links- You will need the math review packet ("Addition with Regrouping" page).  Students will also need the multiplication/division packet. 

    Addition with Regrouping song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE-yrJv4TEs 

    Division Rap Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdWUfpo7KXw 

    Dividing 2-digit numbers without remainders video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcGB39f66RY 




    Social Studies Day 3:  

    Overview: Regions of the United States

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes 

    Explanation- In class, the first region we visited was the Northeast region of the United States.  We visited many of the states in this region on our train tour, and learned about the history, important sites, and key locations here. 

    Three Quick Things to Know-  

    1. The states in the Northeast are: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland 

    2. Washington, D.C. (Our Nation’s Capital) is also in the Northeast 

    3. Canada borders part of the Northeast region, and the Atlantic Ocean is somewhat to the South of the Northeast region. 

    Tasks- Use the “50 States Acrostic Poems” booklet and choose 2-3 states from the Northeast to write a poem about.  Please do your best to complete the whole poem, however if you are missing a few letters that is completely fine!  To help you with this, think about adjectives you would use to describe the state, bodies of water that are near or in the state, mountains in the state, cities/towns in the state, important food, plants, or animals in the state, and the history of the state.   

    Materials/Activities/Links- You will need the “50 States Acrostic Poems” booklet for today’s activity.  Students may watch the following video to learn more about The Northeast Region: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EGaSP2-LHM 

    Please share this link with your child to access photographs and information from all 50 states!  This is a wonderful resource that they can use when completing the acrostic poems, or just take time to explore each of the states! https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/states/


    Technology/Free Choice Day 3:

    You may also complete the optional survey below to share some updates with Miss Davenport! 

    Click here for survey to update Miss Davenport!

    Estimated Time- 30 minutes

    • Students may choose to go on Prodigy or XtraMath or EPIC! reading.  Please refer to the Grab Bag instruction sheet for information on how to log on to/access these accounts.

    Materials/Activities- Students will need a phone, tablet, laptop or computer to access EPIC! or Prodigy/XtraMath