Welcome Back Butler Bears!  Stay healthy and keep up your positive energy!  Below are Distance Learning suggestions for today. Since it is conference week, these are optional, You may also go back to previous days to finish any work you did not get to.  Do the best you can, you are doing a great job!


    **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!



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    Overview- Fiction Reading – Point of View

    Estimated Time- 45 minutes

    Explanation- In class, we have discussed point of view, as well as how to compare two things. Point of view refers to who is telling a story. We discuss this with many of our read alouds and shared reading texts in class.

    Three Quick Things to Know-

    1. First person point of view means the person telling the story is a character in the story. Clue words are: me, my, I, we

    2. Third person point of view means the person telling the story is a narrator. This person is not in the story. Clue words are: they, them, and a character’s name

    3. When we compare, we can look for things that are the same and things that are different. A great tool for this is a Venn Diagram.

    Tasks- To review first and third person point of view, please watch the Brainpop titled “Point of View” https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/pointofview/

    Brainpop username is: simonbutlerel

    Brainpop password is: brainpop

    After this, watch the following two stories on YouTube. As you are watching, think about what the stories have in common, and what differences they have. Specifically, think about who is telling the story, and how that makes them different! The Three Little Pigs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WjHqT8dgeQ The True Story of the Three Little Pigs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF0h7NqpJQc

    When you have watched both stories, complete the Venn Diagram (link is included below). As you complete the Venn Diagram, remember to include similarities in the middle of the graphic organizer, and differences along the two outside sections of the graphic organizer. Remember to think about the differences in terms of the point of view! Ask yourself, who told each story? Don’t forget to write the titles of both books to label each side!

    Materials/Activities- You will need your iPad, laptop, or tablet to watch the videos and stories. You will also need the “Venn Diagram” Graphic Organizer PDF Here

    (link found below). If you do not have a printer, please just write your notes on a scrap piece of paper.  


    Overview – How to writing

    Estimated Time – 25 Minutes

    Three Quick Things We Know-

    1. Informative Writing (How-to-writing) teaches and explains how to do something.

    How to writing is written by listing steps and is put in chronological order.

    3. Being descriptive while you write helps a person visualize what you are communicating.

    Tasks- Write about two jobs or responsibilities you have done to help your family at home over the past several days. Tell what the job/responsibility is and explain how you complete it. Use descriptive words to help make writing clear. Some examples might be cleaning your room, unloading the dishwasher, collecting the trash and taking it out, watching your baby sister or brother while mom and dad work from home, walking the dog, etc. Draw a picture to go with both of your jobs (remember select two jobs to write about)

    Materials/Activities: You will need notebook paper and coloring supplies. Remember to save all your work to turn into your teacher.


    Overview- Comparing Fractions

    Estimated Time: 45minutes

    Explanation: Students have learned that we can compare fractions using cross multiplication as one effective strategy. When we cross multiply, students can identify which fraction is greater than, less than, or if the two fractions are equivalent.

    Three quick things to know:

    1. To compare fractions, students have a choice. One choice is to make equivalent fractions with a common denominator. If the denominator of the two fractions is the same, students simply have to look at the numerator. The fraction with the larger numerator is the larger fraction!

    2. To compare fractions, students can also compare fractions to a benchmark fraction, such as ½. Students can ask themselves, “Is this fraction larger than ½ or is this fraction smaller than ½?”

    3. Students can also use cross multiplication to compare fractions. This means we must multiply the numerator of one fraction by the denominator of the other fraction. We then repeat this process one more time to compare two fractions. Please reference the cross-multiplication video below for a review!

    Tasks- Click on the PDF link below to access your “Equivalent Fractions” practice worksheet. 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 complete the “Multiplication Practice” worksheet. You can check your answers with the answer key after to see how you did!

    *You may choose to play the optional online game, Math Monster, by clicking the link: https://www.mathplayground.com/math_monster_fractions.html

    Materials/Activities: You will need to access the PDF link below for your “Comparing Fractions” practice, as well as the “Multiplication Practice” worksheet. You will also need the link above to play “Math Monster.”

    Click Here for the “Comparing Fractions” PDF Worksheet:

    Click here for the “Multiplication Practice” PDF Worksheet: Cross Multiplying: Herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcXcnluAQOU


    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 affect the state of matter.

    Tasks-Watch the “Matter Changing States” video on Scholastic Study Jams to explain the vocabulary and the process of how states of matter can change. Focus on how and why the temperature can affect each state. After watching the video, you can choose optional activities that go with the video! After, complete the States of Matter PDF below to check for understanding of the material covered.

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


    Matter Changing States


    Username: simonbutlerel

    password: brainpop

    States of Matter PDF: Here