• Tuesday, March 24, 2020


    Day 6

     Philly Cheesesteak Recipe (VIDEO) - NatashasKitchen.com

    Today is National Cheesesteak Day! Parents out there, can help me out. Do you know how cheesesteaks all began? A Jeopardy question indeed (I know you hear the theme song in your head).  It seems credit was given to a hot dog vendor in the 1930s, Pat Olivieri (Pat's).  He decided one day to serve a sandwich with chopped steak and onions and the rest is history (Wiz wit- no not a spelling error.  Look it up. Crazy right?). https://www.tripsavvy.com/order-a-philly-cheesesteak-2669420 


    Also, Taco Tuesday!  Everything is awesome.... (Cue the music).  Too much?  Yes, well yesterday was all rain (minus the sun peaking out at 6:15 pm- just to keep us hopeful) but today will be nice! You got this!  Remember to email me, if you can't figure something out. 


    If you are unable to do anything online, please remember that you can do anything on the choice menu sheet, that I sent at the beginning of distance learning!  Feel free to do any of those activities instead of the suggested lessons below.  :) 




    Estimated Time: 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Zebras and their stripes.  Yep, we know they have them but why do they?

    Quick things to know: you will need to visit the website:"Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?"


    1. Read, listen (text to speech) or do both (if you come across a word that's tough) to the article, Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?  Zebras
    2. Answer the following questions on quizziz!  Quizziz! (Practice link and not LIVE so you don't have to wait to join!!!)


    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher:  Quizizz!

    Links/Activities: see above.  Tell me what you thought of the article!  Go to Flipgrid to share!!! https://flipgrid.com/mcgough2022


    Freckle: I have heard some friends love Freckle so I have assigned you some reading.  Go check it out.  https://student.freckle.com/#/login  Classcode: MCGOUK  and your name is just your first name and last initial.   Ex.  Joanne M

     Kidsa-z:  to practice fluency, decoding and reading comprehension, go to Kidsa-z.com and refer to your password that I emailed you for your individually assigned reading work. If you can't find that password, just email me. :) 




    Estimated Time: 25 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment:  Give me your opinion.  Yes, I want to know what you think!  We have been working on opinions, or what you think about something, in class.  So your job is to decide what you prefer.  Tomorrow we will explore more with this topic, so keep your mindmap notes somewhere safe. Mind map idea

    Quick things to know:    


    1. There is a prompt below.  Pick which you would rather.  Then with the one you would rather, I want you to mindmap it (remember the cloud we drew in class-see above link for a refresher) with all of the reasons that you support that choice.  That is all that you have to do today. I hope you came up with few reasons because tomorrow we are going to organize our thoughts.   


    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher:  Send me a picture! Seesaw, Flipgrid or email me. Or wait and turn it in, once school resumes.                    

    2. Freckle:I have assigned you some spelling and language arts tasks.  Go check it out.  https://student.freckle.com/#/login  Classcode: MCGOUK *Type your first name and last initial.   Ex.  Joanne M

    3. Daily writing task: If you want to keep it simple, just write about today's writing prompt of the day: https://www.theteacherscorner.net/daily-writing-prompts/march/Mar24.pdf

    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher:  Send it to me! Take a picture or wait or wait and turn it in once school resumes.  


    grammar games



     MATH: (I will directly email you with worksheets that are referenced below)

    Estimated Time for Activities: Approximately 30 minutes

     Things to know:

    1. If you do not have the supplied worksheets or access to any of the worksheets, it is fine to create your own based off the supplied worksheets.

    2. More specific directions are provided on each sheet/activity that goes along with these lessons. I will send these sheets through email.


    Activity 1:

    Overview: You will use your knowledge of shapes to make a self-portrait; Graphing

    Explanation: Think about the different geometric shapes you have learned during calendar. Using what you know, you will create flat shapes with different lines, curves, and sides to create a self-portrait and other pictures.

    1. Sit with mom, dad, grandparent or guardian, or your brother or sister to review flat geometric shapes such as square, rectangle, triangle, circle, etc.

    2. With an adult, research about Paul Klee and his self-portraits and other creations to get an ideas to create your work.

    3. Observe real life geometric shapes around you.


    1. Go on a shape hunt around your house. Look for geometric shapes and lines that make up certain creations in your living room, kitchen, backyard, etc.

    2. Refer to the STEAM project sent through email to follow the directions when creating your self-portrait and other creations.


    Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice.

    Graphing Shapes:

    3. Using the graph provided through email. Graph the shapes you used in your self-portrait and creations. Share with a family member to have them find and count the shapes you used.


    How is this assignment turned in to the teacher: Keep it and return it to me when school resumes or seesaw a picture!