Thursday, March 26, 2020
Overview: Calendar Skills & Concepts
Estimated Time for 2 Activities: Approximately 30 minutes
Explanation: You will use a calendar to review the weeks, days, and months of the year. You will work on writing the date.
Things to know:
- More specific directions are provided in the file titled Day 7 Math calendar which was emailed to parents.
- Use the calendar to write the days of the week. Write about your favorite day of the week.
- Use the calendar to write the months of the year. Write about your favorite month of the year.
- OPTIONAL: Use the calendar to answer various questions about a particular month.
Overview: short u, 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 short u sound, 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. If you listened to chapter 58 yesterday, enjoy 59-60 today!
Chapter 58 of The Wild Robot read aloud on Seesaw (if you didn't have a chance to listen yesterday)
- Phonics: complete the phonics handouts that were emailed to your parents
- Reading and Responding
Task #1: Reread the nonfiction text feature on p. 158 of An Octopus Is Amazing.
Task #2: Answer questions #1-8 in the An Octopus Is Amazing file that I emailed to your parents for Day 5, or you can record your answers in your green writing journal.
Overview: Earth & space science, human & social science, science & technology
Estimated Time: 20 minutes
Explanation of Activity: Discover why dew forms, consider how our joints help us to move, and consider why scientists use calculators
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: question, evaluate, identify, describe, observe, and discuss
Activities to Choose From:
These activities can be completed through discussion with a family member. There is no need to record anything in writing.
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
Activities you can choose from:
- NEW! Visit Mrs. Levy's guidance page to watch her read aloud Ruby Finds a Worry
- NEW! At 1 p.m., visit https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/ for a free mindfulness lesson if you're interested
- 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: Art (or check out the MUSIC activities if you haven't yet since you missed that last Friday and will again tomorrow)
Jamison's Distance Learning Site for Specials: https://www.cbsd.org/Page/47795