• Hi Cougars! 

    Welcome to Day Three.  In your email and in our Homerooms Teams chat, there is a link for a video call at 11:00.  Would love to see you if you can make it!  Please have your writing opened so we can share screens and talk about your pieces.  

    1. Respond to our Class Meeting prompt in Padlet or FlipGrid (today's link is: https://padlet.com/kcarroll32/odziakmmkzsd)

    2. Check your email.

    3. Work on your assignments listed below.

    Some pointers:

    1.  You'll find your subject work on that teacher's page.  So if you have Miss Cunningham for Science right now, you'll get your Science assignment from her page.  Check your lessons' teacher and your specials' teacher as well.

    2.  All of us are available via email if you're having difficulty figuring something out.  

    3.  Have fun!

    ****I will be online from 9:00-11:00 and 1:00-3:00 if you need specific help. ****


    Assignments for Thursday, March 19, 2020 


    OverviewIndependent Reading with Character Inferencing

    You will spend 30 minutes reading a book of your choice and 15 minutes responding about character inferencing. 

    Time: 45 minutes


    1. Read the book of your choice for 30 minutes. It could be an independent reading selection, a literature circle book, an e-book – your choice!  It should be long enough that you can potentially read it for 150 minutes (5 days x 30 minutes per day)

    Quick Things to Know:

    Any book?  Yes, any book! 

    How do I submit my topics? Teams


    1. Open the Character Inference sheet in the Reading section of Teams.  Check my feedback from yesterday in Feedback section.  
    2. Respond to Thursday's prompts for approximately 15 minutes (pay attention to punctuation and grammar, please), and submit by 6:00 PM on Thursday night.
    3. Friday’s activity will include a written summary. You will receive more directions on that as we get closer to Friday.



    Visit https://www.dustibowling.com/ and listen to Dusti Bowling read one or two chapters of one of her books.  

     MATH - MUST DO:

    Overview:  Adding and Subtracting Fractions

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation:   Today you will review adding and subtracting fractions.  Then, you will apply your knowledge to both create and answer a few problems.

    Things to know:

    • Fractions have a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number).
    • You will be adding and subtraction fractions with like denominators.
    • You will be adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.
    • To find an equivalent fraction, multiply the numerator and denominator by the same number.
    • 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 is fine to create your own based off the supplied worksheets.


    • Continue recording the daily temperature on your chart.
    • Fraction Flip:
      • You will need your number cards for this activity.
      • Take a pencil, pen, straw, etc. and place in in front of you to make a horizontal line.
      • Flip over one number card and place it above the horizontal line. Flip over a second number card and place it below the horizontal line. 
      • Read the fraction you created, then share one equivalent fraction.
      • Repeat Fraction Flip 10 times.
    • Finish the Adding and Subtracting Fractions Worksheet.
      • It is fine to rewrite the problems on a separate piece of paper to complete.
    • Self-made Questions:
      • You will need your number cards for this activity.
      • Take a pencil, pen, straw, etc. and place in in front of you to make a horizontal line. Place another pencil, pen, marker, straw, etc. and place in in front of you to make another horizontal line.  
      • Flip over one number card and place it above one of the horizontal lines. Flip over a second number card and place it below one of the horizontal lines.  Continue until you have two fractions. 
      • Add or subtract the fractions. Repeat 6 times. 

    How is this assignment turned into the teacher?

    Please submit in email to kcarroll@cbsd.org or turn in via Teams - to turn in via Teams, open the assignment, work on it, close it, hit "Turn In"


    MATH - CAN DO:

    Please post in our Math Teams Chat (use correct grammar and punctuation) after you complete our assignment for the day.  Answer this prompt: 

    Name two ways that you can add or subtract fractions with unlike denominators. Share two addition or subtraction fraction problem you created using your number cards and explain how you found your answer.



    OverviewRevising Argument Pieces

    Time: 45 minutes


    1. You'll revise your argument piece, focusing on the conclusion today.  

    Quick Things to Know:

    How do I submit my topics? Teams


    1. Go to the Writing Teams in Office 365.
    2. There is a template called Argument Piece.  Depending which stage of writing you are on, you will either paste your current version of your argument piece in this, or type directly on this template.
    3. If you submitted yesterday, check my feedback.  
    4. Revise your piece, focusing on your conclusion today.  It should restate your three reasons and your strong opinion, with a call to action.  A call to action is asking the reader to do something.  What can you ask your audience to do?
    5. Submit today's draft in Teams at the end of revising today.



    **Only complete this activity if you currently have Mr. Waldron or me for Social Studies. If you have Science right now, do the Science assignment instead of this.

    OverviewNeolithic Societies Around the World

    Time: 20 minutes

    Activity: You will read about the Neolithic Revolution and demonstrate comprehension.

    Quick Things to Know: Where do I access distance learning Social Studies activities?  Go to TCI through your apps.


    1. Access TCI through your apps. 
    2. Click “Text” on the left side of the page, in the purple margin.
    3. Select “Lesson: 3-From Hunters and Gatherers to Farmers” and “Section: Explore - Neolithic Societies Around the World”
    4. Carefully read the article.
    5. Answer the questions below the article for Part 1: Pre-Neolithic Societies. Type your answers in the boxes. You DO NOT need to complete Part 2. Be sure to use complete sentences!
    6. How is this assignment submitted to the teacher? Your responses are automatically saved on TCI for your teacher to review—that’s it!