• Hello 5th and 6th grade friends! Welcome to Miss Duncan's Distance Learning page. On this page, everyday you will see instructions and directions for assignments that should be completed. If you are in my room for any of these subjects, please follow the assignments listed on this page for that subject. If you are NOT in my room for any of these subjects, please follow the assignments posted for that subject of your homeroom teacher.

Have a GREAT day friends!

If you have any questions please email me at eduncan@cbsd.org

# Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 - Day 6

Overview: Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Today you will review multiplying fractions and mixed numbers.

Quick things to know:

• Fractions have a numerator (top number) and a denominator (bottom number).
• You will be multiplying fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators.
• You will be multiplying fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.
• When multiplying fractions and mixed numbers it is important to first convert all numbers to a fraction or improper fraction. Then multiply the numerators together and multiply the denominators together.
• Simplify as needed.
• To review Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers, please reference Chapter 3 in your workbook.
• Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
• There are no pre-made worksheets for today.

• You will need your number cards for this activity
• Take a pencil, pen, straw, etc. and place it in front of you to make a horizontal line.
• Place another pen, pencil, straw, marker, etc. 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 another number card and place it below one of the horizontal lines. Continue until you have two fractions.
• Multiply the fractions.
• Repeat 8 times.
• Create a real world number story.
• Consider some of the problems you just solved in your self-made questions. Create a number story or real-world problem for two of them. You may also choose two new problems and create a number story.
• As you write your number story, try to use multipication of fractions or mixed numbers. If you need to, consider creating a real-wold problem around addition or subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers.
• Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice.
• Play "SatisFraction" at http://www.gregtangmath.com/satisfraction

How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your workseets and email them to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you, please hold on to your worksheets until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will earn \$5 (class money) when we return to school.

Overview: Book study of "My Life as a Book", by Janet Tashjian

Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes.

Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Today you will continue reading book, "My Life as a Book". Before reading you will define some key vocabulary that is in the next chapters of the book. After reading you will write a short summary of what you have read.

Quick things to know:

• You can define the vocabulary words on a page in your tan workbook that was put in your green folder or type them on a computer.
• When defining the vocabulary terms, you may use the internet or a dictionary to help you.
• When writing your summary you may write in your tan workbook or type it on a computer.
• A summary is a brief paragraph of what happened. It should include the following:
• Important character names
• The setting

• Before reading the book, define the vocabulary terms that are found in the first chapters of the book. Feel free to use a dictionary or the internet.
• The vocabulary words you need to define are: convinced, desperate, variations, potests, possessions, enthusiasm, artery, despise, furiously, rummage, unison  (11 total)
• Next, read the next chapters of the book titled My Father Tries to Help, and Isn't This Fun? (read up to page 86)
• After reading, write a short summary about what you have read in these chapters of the book. (Remember, your summary should be about 4-5 sentences in length and should include important characters and the setting)

How is this assignment turned in to the teacher? You can either take a picture or scan your work and email it to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you please hold on to your writing until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will receive \$5 (class money) when we return to school.

Overview: Opinion Writing: What is the best season (winter, spring, summer, or fall)? Why?

Estimated Time: Approximately 25 minutes

Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We have been working a lot with opinion writing pieces. Write an opion piece about which season is the best with three reasons to support your opinion.

Quick things to know:

• Use the three reasons as three separate paragraphs. (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long (you do not need an introduction or conclusion)
• Remember conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar)

• Answer the question: Which season is the best (winter, spring, summer, or fall)?
• Write an opinion piece that states your opinion with reasons to support.

How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your writing and email it to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you please hold on to your writing until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will receive \$5 (class money) when we return to school.

Overview: Novel study of "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen

Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes.

Explanation of Activity/Assignments: Today you will continue reading the novel, "Hoot". After reading you will complete a reading pages in your novel study packet that relate to the first chapters.

Quick things to know:

• The novel study packet is in your green folder.

• Read chapter 8 of "Hoot", by Carl Hiaasen
• After reading, complete page 14 in your novel study packet titled, "Understanding the Story: Chapters 7 - 9" (skip #3 on this worksheet for now)

How is this assignment turned in to the teacher?  You can either take a picture or scan your worksheets and email them to me at eduncan@cbsd.org. If this option is not available to you, please hold on to your novel packet and completed pages until we return to school. For each assignment completed you will earn \$5 (class money) when we return to school.

Overview: Opinion Writing: What is the best season (winter, spring, summer, or fall)? Why?

Estimated Time: Approximately 25 minutes

Explanation of Activity/Assignments: We have been working a lot with opinion writing pieces. Write an opion piece about which season is the best with three reasons to support your opinion.

Quick things to know:

• Use the three reasons as three separate paragraphs. (each paragraph should be about 4-6 sentences long (you do not need an introduction or conclusion)
• Remember conventions (capitalization, punctuation, spelling and grammar)

• Answer the question: Which season is the best (winter, spring, summer, or fall)?