Daily Learning Activities

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    After her morning coffee, Chanel is ready to get this Monday started!  Have a great day everyone!


    **To contact me, please email me at ankeller@cbsd.org.  I will check my email frequently throughout the day to answer questions and support learning in any way that I can!** 

    If your child is a student with Mrs. Durns for any subject, please look on her website for work regarding the subject(s) that she teaches.   

    All special class lessons can be found by visiting the Butler Homepage. There is a link in the NEWS FROM BUTLER section titled: Specialist Distance Learning Links.  Today we have Gym, however you can visit any specialist page to work on anything you'd like!


    Optional: Share a video on our class Flipgrid!  Please follow the instructions below.

    • Follow the link to my Flipgrid Board named, "Miss Keller's Monday Check-In": Click here for Flipgrid link
    • If you are using an iPad/Tablet, you will need the Flip Code: keller2670
    • You will need a password to access our classroom Flipgrid! Please check your parent's email for the password.
    • Read the prompt, and record a video of yourself to say hi to your classmates.
    • Tap the green PLUS sign to record your video.  You may be prompted to login in order to create a video.  Please login with Microsoft using your school username and include @student.cbsd.org & then your password.  Remember- this is the same information we use to login at school!  
    • Watch the other videos on our Flipgrid! Feel free to "like" the other videos, and make a reply video to your classmates! To make a reply, after you have watched a video, click the green speech bubble button under their video. Remember, everyone can watch your videos, so be kind, courteous, and caring in your response!


    Day 8 - March 30, 2020


    Overview- Non-fiction Reading  

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes

    Explanation- In class, we have read non-fiction stories and articles throughout the school year.  We have used these non-fiction tools to learn about new or unknown topics, as well as to explore topics we are interested in! 

    Three Quick Things to Know-  

    1. Non-fiction stories can help us understand more about topics we are interested in.  They provide REAL & TRUE facts about real-world topics. 

    2. Non-fiction texts usually have non-fiction text features (photographs, headings, captions, diagrams, etc.) to help us better understand the text and information. 

    3. When reading a non-fiction text, thinking about/processing what you have read while reading and after reading is a wonderful way to monitor your new learning!  Ask yourself questions and make connections while you read today. 

    Tasks- Today you will read a non-fiction book of your choice.  If you have a non-fiction book at home that you would like to read, please read that!  If you don’t have a book at home, or if you’d like to find a new book, please use “True Flix” to find something new!  The web address and login information for “True Flix” can be found below. Once you have logged on to “True Flix” find a topic that you are interested in, and then find a book within that topic to read.  If the book is extremely long, use the content/chapter information to choose sections to read- please don’t feel obligated to read the whole book.  If you’d like to read more than one book, you certainly may! When you have finished reading, please complete the Non-fiction 3-2-1 (PDF found below).  You will need to think about 3 things you learned, 2 facts you read, and 1 question you have after reading.   You can write your response on the paper, or use scrap paper if you cannot print it out. 

    Materials/Links- You will need a book from your house, or you will need your iPad, laptop, or tablet to access True Flix.  

    True Flix Website:https://digital.scholastic.com/resources/slp/#/login?productCode=tfx&state=L3NwbGFzaD9hdXRoQ3R4PVUuNjQyNzI2NDk4&ref=MTU4NDQ5MjA2OXxodHRwOi8vc2RtLXRmeC5kaWdpdGFsLnNjaG9sYXN0aWMuY29tL3NwbGFzaA%3D%3D 

    True Flix Login Information: 

    Username: Learning20  

    Password: Clifford 

    3-2-1 Graphic Organizer PDF Link: 3-2-1 Organizer



    Overview- Create a Kindness Poster!  We will continue our Kindness theme today in writing!

    Estimated Time– 30 Minutes 

    Explanation– At Butler, we often talk about kindness at our class meetings and Town Hall Meetings.  As a Butler Bear, we know that being kind to others is so important.  Think about how you can be kind to someone else.  Being kind makes you feel good about yourself, but it is also contagious, and you never know just how big of an impact a small gesture of kindness can have.  Butler Bears are KIND.  We can practice our writing skills by creating many different types of writing.  Functional writing or informative writing tell people how to do something.  Posters and advertisements are two types of functional writing that we see every day on the news, online, on tv, etc.   

    Three Quick Things to Know-  

    1. Functional writing or informative writing teaches people how to do something or tells them about something important. 

    2. Functional writing needs to be clear and includes a description. 

    3. Spelling and editing are an important part of making your message clear. 

    Tasks - Today, you will create a kindness poster that will be displayed at Butler! You will also be able to watch a video from Kid President’s 20 Things We Should Say More Often.  Your poster should include a picture and a message.  Your picture should include something you could do to show kindness in school or out of school.  Draw your picture on a piece of white paper or notebook paper.  If you have a poster, you can do it on a posterboard as well! Include a message or incorporate your message in your drawing. Here are some examples!

    be kind    world kindness    

    kindness    kindness is key


    Materials/Links- You will need a piece of white paper or notebook paper and coloring materials.  If you would like your poster in our classroom when we return to school, put it in your "Completed Work" folder to turn in!

    Kid President Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5yCOSHeYn4 



    OverviewFinding equivalent fractions 

    Estimated Time: 45 minutes 

    Explanation: Students have learned that we can find equivalent fractions using multiplication and division. When finding an equivalent fraction, students simply multiply or divide the numerator and denominator by the same number.  

    Three quick things to know:  

    1. You can multiply or divide the numerator and denominator by the same number to find an equivalent fraction. 

    2. When a fraction is in simplest form, the numerator and denominator do not share a common factor, or a common number that they can both be divided by.  If it is in simplest form, the digits will be as small as possible.

    3. Two fractions are NOT equivalent if the numerator and denominator were not multiplied or divided by the same digit. 

    Tasks- Click on the PDF link below to access your “Equivalent Fractions” practice worksheet. If you are not able to print the pages, please rewrite and complete the problems on scrap paper.  Once you have completed these 2 pages, find the math game packet that has the dinosaurs on the front. You may choose to play “Dinosaurs Divide by 1” or “Crazy Birds-Find a Line.” You will need a sibling, guardian, or friend to play along with you! 

    Materials/Links: You will need to access the PDF link below for your “Equivalent Fractions” practice, as well as the dinosaur games packet from the grab bag. Please reference the videos below for review on making equivalent fractions! 

    Link to the Equivalent Fractions PDF Worksheet:  Equivalent Fractions Worksheet

    Making Equivalent Fractions Videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHmWmEyh7yc  




    Overview- Observe and collect weather data, and then report it on a line plot!

    Estimated time- 20 minutes

    Explanation- We have learned about the Water Cycle in class.  We learned about the steps of the water cycle, and what water does at each of these steps.  In math class, we have also learned about line plots.

    Three things to know-

    1. Scientists make observations by using all their senses. Each day you used these to investigate what was happening outside. Take note of climate, temperature, precipitation etc.  

    2. A line-plot is a graph of data gathered (in this case it would be temperature) to share frequency of the data collected.  On a line-plot, we use an X to mark how many times the data has appeared. Remember, this is not like a bar graph.  Our data is not shown with lines or a bar, but rather with an X.

    3. The x-axis is found on the bottom part of a line plot. Your x-axis is labeled "Temperature". 

    Tasks- Last week, you recorded information for the weather each day of the week.  You may have left Monday and Friday blank.  You can choose to leave them blank, or fill in any missing pages if you would like.  If the days of the week don't match up with the day you are filling out the journal that is fine.  You can cross out the day of the week or just include the date. You will then gather all the temperatures from this week and place them onto the line-plot that is attached below.  The X-axis will be labeled for you with 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.  Place an X to show where the temperature was each day.  It is Spring, so we’re hoping to see warmer weather! (If you want to challenge yourself, determine the Maximum, minimum, range, median, mode, and mean of this gathered information...if you forget how to do this, no worries!😊)  

    Materials/Links-  You will need a copy of the attached Weather Journal or you may make your own from any journal pages or scrap paper. An Ipad, laptop, or tablet to view videos. 

    Line Plot PDF: Line Plot PDF

    Weather Journal PDF (same as last week- just in case you need it again!): Weather Journal PDF


    Technology/Free Choice:

    Optional!  Use any remaining or extra time to complete these activities!

    Tasks- Students may choose to go on Freckle math or EPIC! reading.  Please refer to the Grab Bag instruction sheet for information on how to log on to/access these accounts. Students can also use the Fact Fluency choice board to play a multiplication/division game or practice their fact fluency using one of the options on the board.  Students may also choose to free write or read an independent book of their choice.  

    Materials/Activities- Students will need a phone, tablet, laptop or computer to access EPIC! or Freckle.