# Daily Learning Activities

## Day 11 - April 2, 2020

Estimated Time- 45 minutes

Explanation- In class, we have read non-fiction stories and articles throughout the school year.  We have used these non-fiction tools to learn about new or unknown topics, as well as to explore topics we are interested in!

Three Quick Things to Know-

1. Non-fiction stories can help us understand more about topics we are interested in.  They provide REAL & TRUE facts about real-world topics.

2. Non-fiction texts usually have non-fiction text features (photographs, headings, captions, diagrams, etc.) to help us better understand the text and information.

Non-fiction Graphic Organizer Link: Non-fiction PDF

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 vividimagery 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:

Estimated Time- 30 minutes

Explanation- We have learned to add and subtract fractions with like/common denominators.

Three quick things to know-

1. “Like” or “common” denominators means that the denominatorsare the same!

2. When you add two fractions with “like” denominators, simply add the numerators together and leave the denominators alone! Don’t forget to simplify if you can.

3. When you subtract two fractions with “like” denominators, simply subtract the numerators and leave the denominators alone! Don’t forget to simplify if you can.

Adding fractions with like denominators: https://youtu.be/EJjnEau6aeI

Subtracting fractions with like denominators: https://youtu.be/UbUdyE1_b9g

*Optional- If you have remaining time, play the online game Adding Fractions Playground: https://www.mathplayground.com/fraction_forest_playground3.html

Select “Like Denominators" when you play!

Science:

Overview- States of Matter

Estimated Time- 20 minutes

Explanation- In class, we learned about the three states of matter, solid, liquid, and gas. Matter can change states through heating or cooling, and it is sure to change states when it reaches its boiling point or freezing point.

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. Matter can change states from a solid, to liquid, to gas and back again.

3. Temperature changes effect the state of matter.

Tasks- Watch the “Solids, Liquids, Gases” video on Scholastic Study Jams (link found below) to explain the vocabulary and the process of how states of matter can change. Focus on how and why the temperature can impact each state.  After watching the video, you can move your curser over the vocabulary words on the title page for review, and you can listen to the karaoke song for a fun review as well!  After, complete the States of Matter PDF found below to check for understanding of the material covered.

Materials/Activities- You will need your iPad, laptop, or tablet to access Scholastic Study Jams and a copy of the States of Matter PDF.  If you can not print the worksheet, read the questions and answer on a separate paper, or share with a family member.

States of Matter Worksheet: Matter Worksheet PDF

Technology/Free Choice:

Optional!  Use any remaining or extra time to complete these activities!

Tasks- Students may choose to go on Freckle math or EPIC! reading.  Please refer to the Grab Bag instruction sheet for information on how to log on to/access these accounts. Students can also use the Fact Fluency choice board to play a multiplication/division game or practice their fact fluency using one of the options on the board.  Students may also choose to free write or read an independent book of their choice.

Materials/Activities- Students will need a phone, tablet, laptop or computer to access EPIC! or Freckle.