Day 4: 3/23/20

    6th Grade Prealgebra Distance Learning Activity, Day 4: Math

     Overview: Addition and Subtraction of Rational Numbers

     Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

     Explanation:  You will add and subtract fractions without a calculator.

     Things to know:

    Addition of Fractions with Unlike Denominators


    Subtraction of Fractions with Unlike Denominators



    1. Review the Things to Know above and make sure you understand the examples
    2. Review Example 2 and Example 3 problems in your textbook, page 127.  Write down the example and then turn your book upside down.  Complete the example problem on your own and check to make sure you have it correct.  If you are able to complete the problems on your own, you are ready to complete the practice on your own.  If not, submit your work to me on these examples so I can provide you with feedback and help.  Then try them again to be sure you understand before you do the last task.
    3. Complete the practice on Adding and Subtracting Fractions I provided for you through Teams. If you do not have a printer, complete your work on notebook paper.


    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher:

    Please bring the practice problems that you complete to class once we resume or seesaw.

    Reading: Day 4

    Overview: Read Tuck Everlasting and Stop and Jot

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Assignment: Using your Tuck Everlasting book you will read and Stop and Jot

    Quick things to know

    While reading Tuck Everlasting complete at least 5 Stop and Jots.  These can include “red flag” important moments or signposts.  The signposts include – again and again, contrast and contradiction, words of the wiser, memory moment and aha moments


    1. Read Tuck Everlasting chapters 5-7
    2. Throughout your reading of the novel
      1. Complete a minimum of 5 stop and jots
      2. Keep track of elements of realism and fantasy (packet page 7)
      3. Jot down a description and supporting text evidence (packet page 8)
      4. Keep track of each character’s feelings about living forever (packet page 9)
    3. When you have finished take a picture of something you completed and post it to Seesaw Reading Activity Day 4
    4. If you have extra time, enjoy reading your independent reading book


    -Use your Tuck Everlasting book and packet that you brought home in your grab bag.

    -If you do not have access to your Tuck Everlasting packet, I have included it under Class Materials in Teams under reading. You can just use separate sheets of paper to complete the assignments.


    Method of Communication/How this assignment is turned into the teacher: 

    - When you are finished take a picture of one of the activities above and post to the Reading Day 4 Activity in Seesaw

    Writing: Day 4 

    Overview: Continue to work on the rough draft of the words of your picture book 

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes 

    Explanation of Assignment: Using the packet titled, “Directions for Picture Book Assignment” you will follow Day 4 on the schedule.   

    Things to Know: All of the necessary elements that you filled into the “Story Elements Organizer” on Page 2 yesterday will need to be put into the rough draft of your story on the “Illustration and Scene Narration Organizer.” Hopefully, you created a plot mountain on a separate sheet of paper to map out an entire overview of your plot and help you to pace your story appropriately yesterday. Today, you will be writing the rough draft words for pages/scenes 5-8 of your picture book starting on Page 5-6 , “Illustration and Scene Narration Organizer,” in your packet. 


    1. Follow Day 4 on the schedule page of your “Directions for Picture Book Assignment”
    2. Day 4 instructs you to complete Pages 5-6 in your “Directions for Picture Book Assignments” packet
    3. On pages 5-6 in your “Directions for Picture Book Assignment” you must write a rough draft of the words for your picture book for scenes 5-8. Each scene represents a different page for your picture book. Please do not start of the illustrations. You should ONLY be writing the words for scenes 5-8 today.  Be sure as you write, you proofread for spelling, capitalization and punctuation. Vary your word choice and sentence structure to add style.
    4. If you are finished early and are looking for additional practice, go onto your MobyMaxaccount and work on Language 


    1. Use your “Directions for Picture Book Assignment” packet that you brought home in your grab bag
    2. If you do not have access to your “Directions for Picture Book Assignment” packet, I have included it as an assignment in Teams. You can just use separate sheets of paper to complete the assignments. 

    Method of Communication/How this assignment is turned into the teacher: 

    1. The final picture book assignment will be handed-in in-person when we return to school. We will share our final picture books in small groups.


    Social Studies: Day 4

    Overview: Explore Hindu beliefs about Brahman

    Estimated Time: Approximately 20 minutes

    Explanation of Assignment: Digitally on TCI, you will complete section 4: Beliefs about Brahman.

    Things to Know: The chapter, Learning About World Religion: Hinduism, will take approximately 3 weeks to complete.  Students will be reading each section of the chapter and answering comprehension questions in their notebook. To conclude the chapter, students will complete a one-pager to showcase their new learning.


    1. Read chapter 15 section 4: Beliefs about Brahman. All students have access to the text through Office 365 in their TCI app.
    2. On the blank sheet of paper titled “Chapter 15 Vocabulary” that you created last week, add the words divine and cycle and the definitions. You can reveal the definition on TCI by clicking on the word when reading section 4.
    3. Digitally on TCI in assignments complete section 4 (#1-4). 
    4. Post a picture of section 4 when finished to Seesaw in activities.


    1. Complete section 4 digitally through TCI


    Special/Other: Day 4 

    1. For special today, we have Gym.
    • To find links to the specialists, reading specialists, counselors, and nurse, click here to access the Mill Creek Distance Learning. You can access Mrs. Leuthe’s page here.