Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Hi, Room 107! So many of your replied to our Padlet telling everyone about what you've been up to. If you haven't yet, check back to see my replies and check out what your classmates shared! If you didn't have a chance to post yesterday, feel free to add to it today. Use the link below. Just click on the + button on the bottom righthand corner of the screen. Once you do, a post-it will pop up. Type your NAME where it says TITLE and then type your response. You can add a picture if you would like, but it is not necessary. This is the first time we are trying this, so no worries if it doesn't work!
Overview: STEAM Project: Geometric Shapes and Graphing
Estimated Time for 2 Activities: Approximately 30 minutes
Explanation: Think about the different geometric shapes you have learned during calendar. Using what you know, you will create flat shapes with different lines, curves, and sides to create a self-portrait and other pictures.
Things to know:
- Sit with mom, dad, grandparent or guardian, or your brother or sister to review flat geometric shapes (such as square, rectangle, triangle, circle) Use this BrainPOP Jr. to review: https://jr.brainpop.com/math/geometry/polygons/
- Optional: with an adult, research Paul Klee and his self-portraits.
- Observe real life geometric shapes around you.
- More specific directions are provided in the file titled Day 6 Math shapes graph which was emailed to parents.
- Go on a shape hunt around your house. Look for geometric shapes and lines that make up certain creations in your living room, kitchen, backyard, etc.
- Refer to the STEAM project sent through email to follow the directions when creating your self-portrait and other creations.
- OPTIONAL: Graphing Shapes: Using the graph provided in the last page of your distance learning booklet, graph the shapes you used in your self-portrait and creations. Share with a family member to have them find and count the shapes you used.
Overview: R- influenced vowels, comprehension of nonfiction text, and reading fluency
Estimated Time: 45 minutes (Reading) + 25 minutes (Writing)
Explanation: Students will apply spelling patterns in words when writing. Students will demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction text by completing activities.
Tasks: review -ar and -or spelling pattern, practice reading fluency, and write about your reading
- Read aloud: I have missed reading The Wild Robot with you, so I starting recording chapters where we left off. Give chapters 58 a listen if you'd like!
- Phonics: complete the phonics handouts that were emailed to your parents
- Reading and Responding: You will continue to read a story in your Treasure anthology called An Octopus Is Amazing.
Task #1: You may choose to read pages 170-180 on your own or listen to the story read aloud by using the link below. As you read, notice 3 fcats you learned about an octopus and record them on the handout found in the An Octopus Is Amazing file that I emailed to your parents for Day 5, or you can record them in your writing journal.
Task #2: When you have finished reading, consider all that you have learned and record 3 questions you still have about an octopus on the same handout found in the An Octopus Is Amazing file that I emailed to your parents for Day 5, or you can record them in your writing journal.
Overview: History & nature of science, scientific process, and scientific thought
Estimated Time: 20 minutes
Explanation of Activity: Consider why standard forms of measurement were developed, consider daily routines, and understand idioms
Quick Things to Know: These activities were designed to encourage your child to observe the world and to feel a sense of wonder for everything in it. All children behave like “little scientists” in that they are eager to observe and make “what if” discoveries about their world.
Tasks: measure, evaluate, describe, observe, explain, discuss
Activities to Choose From:
- Complete Daily Problem 16 on p. 4 of your Distance Learning packet. Follow the directions as describe and discuss your thoughts to the questions posed in the problem with a family member.
- Complete Daily Problem 17 on p. 5 of your Distance Learning packet. Discuss your thoughts with a family member.
- Complete Daily Problem 18 on p. 5 of your Distance Learning packet. The expression, “You eat like a bird.” is considered an idiom. Learn about “idioms” on Epic. Log on to Epic and search “idiom.” You will see a great series of books written by Cynthia Amoroso. The first book is called, It’s a Long Shot. Read to discover more about idioms! In your green story journal record a list of 5 idioms that you like and explain what they mean.
Overview: Choose an activity to further enrich your learning
Estimated Time: 40 minutes
Explanation of Activity: Students choose how to spend at least 15 minutes of their academic time.
Quick Things to Know: There are many activities, games, and websites to choose from on our class website.
Tasks: Play a game, listen to a book read aloud, or read some non-fiction books to reinforce and enrich your learning
- Finish any of the activities above you were not able to complete in the given time
- Math Websites available on class site
- Spelling & Writing Websites available on class site
- Reading Websites available on class site
- Lunch Doodles with author & illustrator Mo Willems each Tuesday-Thursday at 1 p.m. (link on Reading Websites page)
- Read a book of your choice
- Free Write in your green story journal: Write about a topic of your choice, a personal narrative (tells a story about something that happened to you), fictional story, persuasive/opinion piece, or poem or acrostic about a topic.
- Take a walk
- Play a board game
- Reach out (phone, email, letter) to a friend or relative or teacher 😊
- Visit GoNoodle for a movement/brain break
Today's Special: PE (or check out the MUSIC activities since you missed that last Friday and will again this Friday)
Jamison's Distance Learning Site for Specials: https://www.cbsd.org/Page/47795