1.  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.
    • Please note:  Your child can CHOOSE what special they would like to complete on any given day for 20 minutes.  
      • Monday - Gym
      • Tuesday - Art
      • Wednesday - QUEST
      • Thursday - Library
      • Friday - Music

    2. Distance Learning WILL BE reinforcing secure skills.  I will NOT be introducing new concepts.

    3. Students are NOT graded and/or penalized if assignments are not completed.

    4.  Feedback WILL BE given. Suggested ways to receive feedback are:  Email Me OR use Seesaw to share photos, videos, and/or any messages. 

    5. I will be relying on Seesaw to help us stay connected.  I will be posting videos DAILY to say hello and to share other important information.

    6.  BUTLER created a READ ALOUD FORUM for students to hear books read by teachers.  Check it out by clicking on this link: https://wke.lt/w/s/mfffPu



    MATH - DAY #7

    Overview:  Dividing Fractions and Whole Numbers and Measurement

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

    Explanation:   Today you will review dividing fractions and mixed numbers. 

    Things to know:

    • To review Dividing Fractions and Whole Numbers, please reference Ed: Your Friend in Learning online to access the workbook pages 241-250 (Chapter 3).
      • To find your workbook pages go to ED YOUR FRIEND IN LEARNING App 
      • In your child's RED DISTANCE LEARNING Folder is a flyer titled "Parent Information - Home Access for Technology" with specific instructions how to access this app and others from home.
    • Please visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 to access tutorial videos related to accessing online Math in Focus resources.
    • If you do not have the supplied worksheets for this day, it is fine to create your own based off the supplied worksheets.


    1. Complete the Math Packet that is in your Red Distance Learning Folder for Thursday - Week 3 (Week 3 can be found in the bottom right-hand corner)  
      • Please check your answers using the Answer Key packet. 
      • OPTIONAL:  Complete the questions for Friday and/or the Challenge Problem throughout the week.  
    2. Dividing Fractions and Whole Numbers Worksheet:
      • Complete the Dividing Fractions and Whole Numbers worksheet
      • Go onto Seesaw-Click the Activity Tab to complete this worksheet. (1 page activity)
    3.  Measuring:
      • You will need a ruler for this activity.  If you do not have a ruler, you may use the supplied ruler in the worksheet pages. The supplied ruler is only a 10 inch or 25-centimeter ruler
      • Using a ruler, complete the Measurement worksheet by filling in the chart.
      • Go to Seesaw-Click the Activity Tab to complete this worksheet. (1 page activity)
    4. Optional Activity:  Play “SatisFraction” at http://www.gregtangmath.com/satisfraction

     Method of Communication: How the Assignment will be turned into Mrs. Halpin?

    • Today (THURSDAY), you will go onto TEAMS and complete a Math Reflection Sheet and answer the following three questions.
      1. Name TWO things you learned this week.
      2. Name ONE GLOW for the week.
      3. Name ONE GROW for the week.   

    READING - DAY #7

    Overview:  Read Aloud-The Honest Truth / Night of the Twisters / Independent Reading Time

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation:  Today you will be listening to the book The Honest Truth and continue with the book Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman.

    Things to know:

    • Use this link: Read Aloud - The Honest Truth to listen to half of Chapters 9-Part 2 and 9.5 of The Honest Truth.
    • In your Red Distance Learning Folder, you will need the Night of the Twisters packet and book to complete today's tasks.
    • Cause: the reason why an event happens, what caused it to happen
    • Effect:the event that happens, it happens as a result of the cause


    1. Listen to the book The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart: Chapters 9-Part 2 and 9.5
    2. In the Night of the Twisters book use pp. 3-60 to complete this worksheet.
    3. In your packet on p. 13, you will find a Cause and Effect chart for BEFORE the tornado hits.
      • Record the problem or decision made by the characters under the CAUSE
      • Record what happened as a result of that decision under the EFFECT
      • See the two examples below, record this on your chart!
        1. Cause: Grandpa’s tractor isn’t working and needs to be fixed. Effect:  Dad leaves for the farm, so he isn’t home when the tornado hits.
        2. Cause: Arthur asks to sleep over Dan’s house.  Effect:  Arthur isn’t with his family when the tornado hits.
      • Find two more Cause/Effect examples that occurred BEFORE the tornado hits. 
    4. Optional: Choose a chapter book and read for 20-30 minutes.

     Method of Communication:  How the Assignment will be turned in to Mrs. Halpin?

    • Today (THURSDAY), you will go onto TEAMS and complete a Reading Reflection Sheet and answer the following questions.
      1. Name TWO things you learned this week.
      2. Name ONE GLOW for the week.
      3. Name ONE GROW for the week.  

    WRITING - DAY #7

    Overview:  Fragments / March Writing Prompts

    Estimated Time: Approximately 25 minutes

    Explanation:  Today you will be focusing on fragments along with continuing to complete any of the March Writing Prompts.

    Things to know:

    • Fragments:  a sentence that is either missing a subject (noun) or a predicate (verb).


    1. Complete Grammar Packet p. 13 and 14
      • Use Grammar Packet in RED Distance Learning Folder
      • Follow the directions on each page to complete the task for uses of nouns.
    2. Choose ONE March Writing Prompt that you wrote this week and share it with me using either Seesaw or typing it up using WORD on TEAMS.

     Method of Communication: How the Assignment will be turned into Mrs. Halpin?

    • Today (THURSDAY), you will pick at least ONE of your March Writing Prompt written responses to share with me either on SEESAW or you can type up one of your prompts using the WORD DOCUMENT I created for you on TEAMS


    Overview:  National Geographic Explorer: 2- Day Project

    Estimated Time: Approximately 20 minutes

    Explanation:  Today you will complete a 3-2-1 Reflection about the article you read yesterday in the National Geographic Explorer-Special Issue: Women in Science. 

    Things to know:       

    • The National Geographic Explorer can be found in your RED Distance Learning Folder.
    • You will be learning about three different women in science.
      • Kim Williams-Guillen: created a way to track poachers who steal sea turtle eggs
      • Dominique Goncalves: she studied ways to protect elephants after they were mistreated
      • Beverly Goodman: is a marine geoarchaeologist and National Geographic Explorer who studies how archaeology, geology, and anthropology can help us understand the way nature and people impact coastlines.


    1. Reread the article you chose to read yesterday about one of the three women in science that was featured in the National Geographic Explorer.
    2. As you reread, review your notes about what stood out to you as you were reading this nonfiction article.
    3. Be sure to Stop and Think while you are rereading.
    4. Optional: Read and/or reread any of the other two articles in the National GEographic Explorer.

    Method of Communication:  How the Assignment will be turned in to Mrs. Halpin?

    • Today (Thursday), you will go onto TEAMS and complete a Social Studies/Science Reflection Sheet and answer the following three questions.
      • Name THREE things you learned about the article you read.
      • Name TWO things you found interesting after reading this article.
      • Write ONE question you still have after reading this article.  

    Nat Geo