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    Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 - Day 5

     

    5th Grade Math

    Overview: Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Today you will review how to subtract fractions and mixed numbers. You will also have time to play a fraction drawing game.

    Quick things to know: 

    • To review Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers, please reference your workbook pages 139 - 152 (Chapter 2)
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it's fine to create your own based off the supplied worksheets.

    Tasks: 

    • Subtracting Fractions and Mixed Numbers worksheet:
      • Complete the worksheet.
    • Play "Fraction Sketch"
      • One player chooses a fraction or mixed number (you could also use your number cards to create fractions or mixed numbers).
      • Draw a picture which showcases that fraction or mixed number. As a challenge, try not to use simply polygons such as a circle, rectangle, square, triangle, etc.
      • The second player tries to guess both what you are drawing as well as the fraction or mixed number you are representing.
      • Consider taking pictures of your drawings, if possible, to share with your teacher.
      • If there is only one player, simply choose or create a fraction and draw it. Then, consider taking a picture of your drawing if possible. 
    • Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice.
    • Play "Pete the Plumber: Fractions and Mixed Numbers on Ed: Your Friend in Learning" 

    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:

    • 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: capuchin, companions, exotic, alternating, holsters, wields, lunatic, shrieking, dissapprove, lethal, ecstatic (12 total)
      • Next, read the next chapters of the book titled A New Friend, and I Try Not to Kill The Babysitter (read up to page 72)
      • After reading, the following questions. (Remember, your responses should be at least 3 sentences long) 
    1. In the chapter, "A New Friend", Derek's parents tell him that he is going to Learning Camp. Pretend you are Derek and write a letter to your parents convincing them why they they should let you stay home for summer break. 
    2. In the chapter, "I Try Not to  Kill The Babysitter", Derek does not want to have a babysitter and thinks about bribing her to leave with more money. How would you bribe the babysitter to leave if you were Derek?

    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. 

     

    5th Grade Writing 

    Overview: Creative Writing: If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?

    Estimated Time: Approximately 25 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We are going to do a quick write of a creative writing piece answering the question, "If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why - use reasons to support your answer?" 

    Quick things to know:

    • Use three reasons as three separate paragraphs. (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long (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:

    • Think about where you would go if you could go anywhere right now (example: Disney World, the beach, Chic-Fil-A - there is no wrong answer)
    • Think of three reasons why you would go to this place.
    • Write me a piece that tells me wher you would go and why.

    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 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 page in your novel study packet that relates to the first chapters.

    Quick things to know: 

    • The novel study packet is in your green folder.

    Tasks:

    • Before reading the novel, complete page 12 in your novel study packet titled, "Dictionary Detective!: Chapters 7 - 9". Define the terms that are found in the first chapters of the novel. Feel free to use a dictionary or the internet to find your definitions. 
      • the vocabulary words are: caustically, amiably, nonchalantly, stupendous, travesty, pungently
    • Next, read chapter 7 of "Hoot", by Carl Hiaasen
    • After reading, complete page 13 in your novel study packet titled, "Vocabulary Study: Chapters 7 - 9". 

    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. 

      

    6th Grade Writing 

    Overview: Creative Writing: If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?

    Estimated Time: Approximately 25 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We are going to do a quick write of a creative writing piece answering the question, "If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why - use reasons to support your answer?" 

    Quick things to know:

    • Use three reasons as three separate paragraphs. (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long (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:

    • Think about where you would go if you could go anywhere right now (example: Disney World, the beach, Chic-Fil-A - there is no wrong answer)
    • Think of three reasons why you would go to this place.
    • Write me a piece that tells me wher you would go and why.

    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.