# Daily Learning Activities

## Day 10 - April 1, 2020

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.

2. Reading aloud to someone else,or listening to a story being read to me can help me become a better reader!

Writing:

Overview  Personal Narrative Writing

Estimated Time  25 minutes

Explanation  In class, we have written a personal narrative and know that a personal narrative is a story about a true, personal experience.

Three Quick Things to Know-

1. A personal narrative is written in first person.  Since it’s your story, you need to use “I” as you tell your story.

2. By including vivid imagery and lots of sensory details you can make your reader feel like they are experiencing the event with you!

3. Good personal narratives include dialogue, emotion, and descriptive words.

Tasks- Using notebook paper or a computer, select a personal narrative topic to write about.  You will use the "Work on Writing Personal Narrative Menu" to select your topic.  Select one menu choice and follow the prompt given.  Try to write a few paragraphs about your chosen topic.  When you are finished be sure to draw a picture to go with your writing.

Math:

Overview- Improper Fraction and Mixed Numbers

Estimated Time- 30 minutes

Explanation- We have previously learned how to convert fractions to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to fractions.

Three quick things to know-

1. To convert a fraction to a mixed number,the fraction must be improper. Improper fractions are when the numerator is larger than the denominator.

2. A mixed number is a whole number put together with a fraction.Example: 2 & 3/4

3. To convert a mixed number to an improper fraction, first multiply your denominator times the whole number. For example, 2x4, which equals 8.  Then add that product, 8, to your numerator.  So, 8+3=11.  Finally, carry your denominator over!  Your improper fraction is now 11/8.

Use this chart or the videos below to refresh your memory on these skills!

Tasks- If you would like a review of these skills, please view the videos below! Click on the PDF below titled, “Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers.” If you are unable to print this worksheet, please complete it on scrap paper. Once you are finished, please click on the PDF titled, “Division Fact Practice.” You do not need to time yourself for this fact check, but you can if you would like! Once you are finished, check your answers with the answer key provided. Please place both worksheets in your “Completed Work” folder when finished.

Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers PDF Link: Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers PDF

Division Fact Practice PDF Link: Division Worksheet PDF

Mixed Number to Improper Fraction Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrutPJf9GmQ

Improper Fraction to Mixed Number: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpumUOiGS6Q

*Optional: If you have any time remaining, you may play “Tony Fraction’s Pizza Shop”

https://mrnussbaum.com/tony-fraction-s-pizza-shop-online-game

Spanish Version: https://mrnussbaum.com/tony-fraction-s-pizza-shop-in-spanish-online-game

Science:

Overview- States of Matter

Estimated Time- 30 minutes

Explanation- In class, we learned about the three states of matter, solid, liquid, and gas. To figure out if an object was a solid, liquid, or gas we had to determine its properties. Reading about and exploring different objects helped us understand the different states of matter around us.

Three Quick Things to Know-

1. Matter is found in everything around us. Matter is considered anything that takes up space and has a mass.

2. The mass of an object does not change when it changes shape. (Example: clay ball and clay snake)

3. A solid has a definite shape and does not flow. A liquid does not have a definite shape and takes the shape of its container. Lastly, a gas does not have a definite shape or volume.

Tasks- Watch the “States of Matter” video on Science Flix to help remind you of the states of matter.  Once you login, you will want to go to the Physical Science section, and then scroll down to the "States of Matter" video.  As you watch, listen for key words and properties to look for in each state of matter. After listening to the video, explore the page and either read an article related to matter that interests you, found under “Explore More” or take the matter quiz, which can be found under the “Show What You Know” tab. The web address and login information to access “Science Flix” can be found below.  If you have extra time, you can explore other areas on the matter page in Science Flix.

Materials/Activities- You will need your iPad, laptop, or tablet to access Science Flix.

Science Flix Website: