• Day 8  

    Monday, March 30, 2020                      


    A note from Dr. Garvin: This week’s Distance Learning activities are limited to math and special.  Please use the remainder of the time to catch up on activities posted during the previous two weeks.  Elementary teachers will be conducting conferences and planning new learning for next week’s launch of Phase 2 of the CB Distance Learning Plan. Thank you!



    Overview: Create your own Calendar for the month

    Estimated Time: 30 minutes

    Things to know: More specific directions are provided on each sheet/activity that goes along with these lessons. They were emailed to parents OR are avilable in Seesaw.

    Tasks: Create and use a calendar. Ask someone questions about your calendar.


    1. Task 1: On the lesson 8 activity sheet or in Seesaw, create a calendar for the next month for your family recording your events and happenings in your home.. Ask an adult what day to start the first of the month on (1) Label special days on the calendar. You can include birthdays, holidays, special plans, etc.
    2. Task 2: On the following page, create questions for someone to answer using your monthly calendar. Think about questions we ask during Calendar Math.


    *OPTIONAL ELA (Reading/Writing)

    Overview: comprehension of nonfiction text, and reading fluency

    Estimated Time: 45 minutes (Reading) + 25 minutes (Writing)

    Explanation: Students will demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction text by identifying the main idea and supporting details.

    Quick Things to Know: Supporting details tell more about the main idea. They give specific examples. Homophones are words that are sound alike but have different spelling and meanings.

    Tasks: practice reading fluency, identify the main idea/supporting details, write about your reading


    1. Read aloud: Listen to chapters 61-62 of The Wild Robot in Seesaw.  These chapters have been assigned in your activities.  Feel free to respond to the questions to share your thinking.
    1. Reading and Responding: Complete comprehension activities

    Task 1: Revisit the text, An Octopus is Amazing. Using your Anticipatory Guide sheet, reread each statement and decide if it is true or false. Circle the answer in the “after” column.

    Task 2: Watch a BrainPOP Jr. video about main idea/supporting details: https://jr.brainpop.com/readingandwriting/comprehension/mainidea/

    Task 3: Use the handouts titled Main Idea and Supporting Details in the packet for An Octopus is Amazing. You will reread parts of the text to find the supporting details for each main idea. (The page numbers are on the handout.) You will only need to complete two of the pages since I will show an example below for the main idea Predators and Defense.



    Main Idea: Predators and Defense  (Supporting details are ways that the octopus protects itself from predators and defends itself.)

    Supporting Details:

    -- The octopus changes color to camouflage itself from enemies.

    -- The octopus can squirt an ink-black liquid to form a blob that has the same shape and smell of an octopus.

    -- An octopus hides from enemies.


    Now you will do the same activity with the following Main Ideas:

    -- An Octopus Can Change Color (What are the different reasons an octopus changes color? What do the colors tell us?)

    -- Hunting for Food (How does the octopus hunt for food? How does the octopus’ body help it catch and eat food?)




    Overview: Choose an activity to further enrich your learning

    Explanation of Activity: Students choose how to spend additional 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:

    1. NEW! Read Wiggle Like an Octopus in EPIC and have fun doing the moves.
    2. Visit Mrs. Levy's guidance page to watch her read aloud Ruby Finds a Worry
    3. Finish any of the activities above you were not able to complete in the given time
    4. Math Websites available on class site
    5. Spelling & Writing Websites available on class site
    6. Reading Websites available on class site
    7. Lunch Doodles with author & illustrator Mo Willems each Tuesday-Thursday at 1 p.m. (link on Reading Websites page)
    8. Read a book of your choice
    9. 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.
    10. Take a walk
    11. Play a board game
    12. Reach out (phone, email, letter) to a friend or relative or teacher 😊
    13. Visit GoNoodle for a movement/brain break or do one from the chart below:

    brain breaks


    Today's Special: LIBRARY (or check out the MUSIC activities if you haven't yet since you keep missing Fridays) 

    Jamison's Distance Learning Site for Specials:  https://www.cbsd.org/Page/47795