• Day 3

Thursday, March 19, 2020

At 1 p.m., visit https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/ for a free mindfulness lesson. :)

MATH

Overview: Adding and Subtracting Fluently Within 1,000

Estimated Time for 3 Activities: 1 hour

Explanation of Activity: You will add and subtract within 1,000, add 3-digit numbers within 1,000 without regrouping, and practice your math facts

Quick Thing to Know: When solving word problems, students should look for key words, draw bar models to help them interpret the problem, and show number work (number bonds and number models)

Tasks: Practice addition and subtraction facts to support fact fluency, add 3-digit numbers within 1,000 without regrouping and solve word problems

Activities: Complete Activities 1-3 on pp. 16-21 in your distance learning booklet.

Overview:   R- influenced vowels and comprehension of nonfiction text

Estimated Time: 1 hour

Explanation of Activity: List words with -ir spelling pattern, read a nonfiction passage, and discuss a main idea

Quick Thing to Know:

1. The spelling patter -ir makes the same sound as -ur and -er.

Activities

1. Phonics: Generate a list of words with a -ir spelling pattern (Examples: bird, third, dirt, shirt, skirt, birthday, circus, circle, etc.) Write the words in your green journal.
2. Reading: If you have access to a computer/internet, log on to the Scholastic News website (link on Reading Websites page & password in your assignment book or parent's email) and watch the video and preview the vocabulary cards for "Escape to Freedom" just like we do in class. Read the issue or listen to it read aloud on the website. You brought this home in your manila envelope last week.

WRITING

Overview: Informative Writing

Estimated Time: 1 hour

Explanation of Activity: Continue working on your informative writing piece about a topic of your choice and revise writing to make it your best work

Quick Things to Know: We want our students to develop stamina for writing. This includes staying focused on the purpose of writing and revisiting a work in progress.

Activities:

1. Continue to work on the topic you started yesterday.
3. For your SECOND big idea, begin to develop a single paragraph (like: “types of dogs” from the example I shared with you yesterday). Avoid dump trucking ideas!  Try to begin your paragraph with a topic sentence and use transition words.
4. Once you finish writing your paragraph, edit for capital letters, punctuation, and spelling.
5. Read your paragraph aloud to a family member. Ask them to share something you did well as a writer. Also ask for one suggestion or way to improve your writing.

Special Note: In the coming days, you will be asked to write a paragraph for each of your big ideas.  Again, just like we did for our state writing!  If you are feeling super inspired as a writer, feel free to write as many paragraphs as you want in a single day.  If you should finish writing about your topic, you are welcome to create a published copy of your writing with illustrations or you can choose another topic and start over planning, writing, revising, and editing.  I want you to have fun with this!  The most important thing is that you are writing!

SCIENCE

Overview: Use scientific process to complete three daily problems

Estimated Time: 45 minutes

Explanation of Activity: make a “bridge”, explore transportation, and problem-solve with electricity

Quick Things to Know: These activities were designed to encourage your child to observe the world like "little scientists" and to feel a sense of wonder for everything in it.

Tasks: experiment, observe, evaluate, explore, and problem-solve

Activities:

1. Complete Daily Problem 7 on page 2 in your distance learning packet by using construction paper to make a bridge. Observe how a bridge with and without folds changes the outcome. Why do you think this happened? Share your thinking with an adult or sibling at home.
2. Complete Daily Problem 8 on page 2 in your distance learning packet by exploring how transportation has changed over time. Choose a form of transportation and talk to an adult or sibling about how it has changed over time. If you'd like, you can research it. Transportation can include cars, buses, trains, etc.
3. Complete Daily Problem 9 on page 3 in your distance learning packet by problem-solving and predicting why a flashlight wouldn’t work. Talk to an adult or siblign at home about 3 reasons why it might not work and how it could be tested to see if your prediction is correct or write them down in your green story journal.

Overview: Choose an activity to further enrich your learning

Estimated Time: 15+ minutes

Explanation of Activity: Students choose how to spend at least 15 minutes of their academic time.

Quick Things to Know:

1. There are many activities, games, and websites to choose form on our class website.