Barkley and his favorite book!

    I hope you enjoyed the Distance Learning activities so far!  Great work and keep up that drive and creativity!


    **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, but you can visit any of the specialists sites you would like!


    Day 6-March 25th



    Overview- Fiction Reading  

    Estimated Time- 45  minutes 

    Explanation- In class, we read independent books daily, and monitor our thinking while we read.  When we finish reading, we often write about what we read.  Doing an activity after our reading helps us to monitor our comprehension and gain a deeper understanding of the story. 

    Three Quick Things to Know-  

    1. When reading a fiction story, you can stop to think about what you are reading to be sure that you are understanding it. 
    1. Reading aloud to someone else,or listening to a story being read to me can help me become a better reader! 
    1. When you finish reading, you can write about what you read to help you better understand the story. 


    Tasks-Read a fiction book of your choice at home.  If you are in the middle of a chapter book, please feel free to read a few pages/chapters of this book.  If you have a favorite picture book/books at home, please read some of those.  You could even be an “expert reader” and read to a younger sibling, pet, or stuffed animal!  You are the teacher in this situation!  If you don’t have a book at home, or if you want to explore some new books, please visit “Book Flix” online.  The web address and login information to access “Book Flix” can be found below.  Two of my favorite books to read on “Book Flix” are Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld, and Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola.  Both of these books can be found under the “Imagination” tab!  Please explore and find what you like!  When you have finished reading for today, please choose at least 1 activity from the “Fiction Reading Response Menu” (PDF found below) to complete.  If you have time and you would like to complete more than 1 activity, please feel free to do so!  You may complete the activity on a piece of scrap paper. 

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

    Book Flix Website: https://digital.scholastic.com/resources/slp/#/login?productCode=bkflix&ref=MTU4NDQ5MTg2N3xodHRwOi8vc2RtLWJrZmxpeC5kaWdpdGFsLnNjaG9sYXN0aWMuY29tOjgw 

    Book Flix Login Information: 

    Username: Learning20  

    Password: Clifford 

    Fiction Reading Response Menu:Fiction Response Menu



    Overview – This week we will be focusing on the Theme “Kindness” with our writing.  Today we will continue working on our friendly letter that we started yesterday.  Please find your letter to begin working on it. 

    Estimated time:  25 minutes 

    Explanation:  Today we will continue working on our friendly letter by revising and editing.  When you have made all the appropriate changes (look at sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, etc.)  you will write your final copy and draw a picture to go with your letter.   

    Three things to know:  

    1. A friendly letter has 5 parts:  the heading (date), greeting (Dear Uncle John), body (what you will say), closing (Sincerely), and your signature.
    2. Good writersalways revise and edit their work so their ideas can be effectivelycommunicated.   

    3.Writers often share their writing with someone else to get ideas and suggestions on how to make their writing better.  Consider sharing your friendly letter with someone at home and ask them for some suggestions on how to make your letter better.  



    Once, you are happy with your rough draft and have completed revising and editing your letter, start writing your final copy.  Please make sure to use your best handwriting.  Remember to include a drawing with your letter.   


    Materials/Activities - Notebook paper, rough draft from yesterday, crayons and markers for drawing. 

    This assignment will not be turned in but, I would love for you to mail your letters.  If you are writing to someone in an assisted living facility that can’t have visitors, please send to: Kindness Wins


    New Seasons at New Britain 

    Assisted Living Resident 

    800 Manor Drive 

    Chalfont, PA 18914 


    Estimated Time: 30 minutes 

    ExplanationEarlier in the year, students learned how to use long division to solve for a quotient. Sometimes, when we divide, there will be an amount left over because the two numbers do not divide evenly. This amount left over is known as the remainder. 

    Three quick things to know:  

    1. The quotient is the answer to a division problem. 
    2. A remainder is the number left over when a number cannot be divided evenly. 

    3.The quotient gets written at the top of the long division bar, along with the remainder. Remember...Does (Divide) McDonald’s (Multiply) Sell (Subtract) Cheese (Check) Burgers (Bring it down)! 

    Tasks- Click on the PDF links below to access your “Division” and “Division and Remainders” practice worksheets. If you are not able to print the pages, please rewrite and complete the problems on scrap paper. If you are not sure how to answer a question, write a question mark. Once you have completed these 2 pages, please find your “Division of the Day” packet and complete page 3, which focuses on the problem: 973/7. In the box that says “Label It”, please label which number is the dividend and which number is the divisor! In the box that says “Solve It”, please use long division to find the quotient. 

    Materials/Activities: You will need to access the PDF link below for your “Division and “Division and Remainders” practice, as well as the “Division of the Day” packet (page 3). Students will also need their “Fact Practice Menu”. Please reference the video below for a long division song! 

    Click here for the “Division” PDF Worksheet:  Division Practice

    Click here for the “Division and Remainders” PDF Worksheet:  Remainder PDF

    Video for reviewing long division: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdWUfpo7KXw  



    Overview:  This week we have been observing and collecting data in our weather journal or on a homemade journal. Use the printed journal from yesterday, or whatever you used to collect data. Fill out your observation from Tuesday, watch the video linked at the bottom before completing todays observation, add scientific language that you may have heard.  

    Estimated time:  20 minutes 

    Three things to know: 

    1. What are the areas of the water cycle, and what happens at each area. Remember the water cycle song and hand motions that went along with each. Watch the Brainpop Jr. Video below as a reminder, 
    1. Scientists make observations by using all their senses. Each day you will be using these to really investigate what is happening outside. Take note of climate, temperature, precipitation etc.  
    1. Recall vocabulary like Fahrenheit- scale of temperature that we use here in the United States water freezes at 32’ and boils at 212’ F. Another scale of temperature is Celsius, water freezes at 0’ and boils at 100’ C. This scale is used in other parts of the world.  


    Tasks:  Record your observations in your weather journal. There are pages in the journal for Monday to Friday, today you will complete Wednesday journal entry. Check the temperature through a weather app, or through your local weather channel, and record the temperature on the thermometer.  Circle on the water cycle diagram to show where you think water is located that day.   Illustrate a picture capturing a scene from outside your window to show a visual of our weather that day! 

    Materials/Activities:  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.  Click here for the Weather Journal.

    Climate and Temperature Cartoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XirAUvS_29I 

    Water Cycle: https://jr.brainpop.com/science/weather/watercycle/ 

    Username: simonbutlerel 

    Password: brainpop