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    Day #5 of Distance Learning for Room 23

    Math

    Overview: Multiples and Factors, Prime and Composite Numbers  

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

    Explanation:  

    You can use what you know about multiplication and division to find factors and multiples. You can identify prime and composite numbers.  

    Three quick things to know:

    1. For tutorials on how to access online Math in Focus resources using Ed Your Friend in Learning visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511
    2. If you cannot print activities, you may write the answers on a sheet of paper.
    3. Please look at Student Workbook Chapter 2 pages 167-168, 170-171, 179-180, 183 if you need guidance on factors and multiples.
    4. A prime number has only 2 factors: 1 and itself. A composite number has more than 2 different factors. Please look at Student Workbook Chapter 2 page 173 if you need guidance on prime and composite.

    Tasks:

    1. Optional: Log into Ed. Watch the Learn Video called 2.1 Finding Common Factors of Two Whole Numbers.
    2. Complete the sheet called Gr 4 Day 5 Factors and Multiples If you are not sure how to answer a question, write a question mark. (?)
    3. Optional: Watch this video to review prime and composite numbers. https://watchkin.com/73fe2664aa
    4. Complete the sheet called Gr 4 Day 5 Prime and Composite If you are not sure how to answer a question, write a question mark. (?)
    5. Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice.: Play The Factor Game and/or The Multiple Game. You will receive directions and a game board in an email from your teacher.

    Turn in your assignment:  Save your work in your math folder and show me when we return to school for $10 in class money

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Overview:  Mall of America Project (Day 3 of 3)

    Estimated Time:  Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment:  Using the materials that went home last week, follow the directions that we went over in class. The directions are also in your yellow SS packet.

    Quick things to know:

    1. If you log into Office 365 from home using the paper in your homework folder, you will have access to TCI, should you want the textbook online. This is not necessary to do this activity.
    2. After learning about The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, design your own mall floor plan.
    3. Put effort into creating stores that appeal to a wide variety of shoppers!

    Tasks:

    1. Complete mall activity in your yellow social studies folder. Your goal is to complete two stores each day.

    Turn in your assignment:  Save your work in your social studies folder and show me when we return to school for $10 in class money

     

    READING

    Overview:  The Map Trap by Andrew Clements

    Estimated Time:  Approximately 30 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment:  Read chapters 8 (“Contact”) in The Map Trap. Then you will complete the comprehension activities in your packet.             

    Quick things to know:

    1. Answer all open-ended questions in RAPS.
    2. Use your text to provide specific text evidence when asked.
    3. Use statements like: “In the text it said…” or “On page ____ the author said…”

    Tasks:

    1. Complete pages 17 through the first half of 18 in the packet your red reading folder to demonstrate understanding of chapter 8 in the mystery.

    Optional Bonus Task:

    1. If you would like to record yourself reading a favorite picture book to my kids, please upload it to Seesaw! You can get credit toward your reading log AND earn a bonus $20 of class money!

    Turn in your assignment:  Save your work in your reading folder and show me when we return to school for $10 in class money

     

    WRITING

    Overview: Poetry Collection

    Five Senses Poem (Day #1 of 2)

    Estimated Time: Approximately 30 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Five Sense Poetry

    Quick things to know:

    1. Use the "MY POETRY COLLECTION" packet in your writing folder as a guide to write your poems.
    2. Check out the examples of Five Senses poems.
    3. Today you will read the directions and draft sloppy copy.

    Tasks:

    1. Think about what you remember about similes. These are comparisons between two unlike items, but you must use words “like” or “as.”
    2. Follow the directions:
    3. Choose an emotion or idea.
      1. Line 1: Tell what color an emotion or idea looks like to you.
      2. Line 2: Tell what the emotion or idea tastes like. (You may need to be creative and imagine what it tastes like!)
      3. Line 3: Tell what color the emotion or idea sounds like.
      4. Line 4: Tell what color the emotion or idea smells like.
      5. Line 5: Tell what color the emotion or idea looks like.
      6. Line 6: Tell what color the emotion or idea makes you feel.
    4. Check out the examples in your packet.
    5. Tomorrow, you will edit, revise, publish, and illustrate your poem.

    Turn in your assignment: Save your work in your writing folder or in your Office 365 account and show me when we return to school for $10 per poem in class money!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Day #2 of Distance Learning - March 18, 2020

    Math

    Overview: Place Value: Ordering and Rounding  

     Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes 

     Explanation:   

    You can use what you know about place value to compare and round numbers. 

    Three quick things to know: 

    1. For tutorials on how to access online Math in Focus resources using Ed Your Friend in Learningvisit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511 .  Please make sure you are logged in and scroll down the page to see the videos.
    2. If you cannot print activities, you may write the answers on a sheet of paper or find the activity on Seesaw. 
    3. When you compare numbers, begin looking at the largest place value first.
    4. Please look at Student Workbook Chapter 1 pages 27-29 if you need guidance.   

    Tasks: 

    1. Optional: Log into Ed.  Watch the Learn video called 1.3 Ordering Numbers to 100,000 Using a Place Value Chart.   
    2. Complete the sheet called Gr 4 Day 2 Comparing and Rounding. If you are not sure how to answer a question, write a question mark. (?)
    3. Extra: Only do this activity if you want more practice. Play a game:  Top It 
    4. Use a deck of playing cards or make your own cards with digits 1-9.
    5. Each player turns over 4, 5, or 6 cards and creates a 4, 5, or 6-digit number.  Make sure all players use the same number of digits. 
    6. Each player says their number out loud.
    7. The player with the largest value gets the cards (or gets a point).  To earn the point the player must explain why their number has the largest value. 

     Turn in your assignment: Earn $10 of class money for each completed activity!

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Overview:  Mount Rushmore (Day #2)

    Estimated Time:  Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment:  Finish evaluating the individuals on Mount Rushmore and      consider why they were chosen for the carvings.  You will read a short passage about Mount Rushmore and answer comprehension questions about the monument.  You will then choose four individuals YOU would carve into Mount Rushmore and explain their significance in your life.               

    Quick things to know:

    1. If you log into Office 365 from home using the paper in your homework folder, you will have access to TCI, should you want the textbook online. This is not necessary to do the activity.
    2. Consider people in your everyday life as well as famous people you admire for various qualities.
    3. Put effort into explaining the reason you admire the individual and why they deserve to be on your Mount Rushmore.

    Tasks:

    1. Complete the paper in your yellow social studies folder called Mount Rushmore.
    2. Flip it over and identify the four individuals you chose for YOUR Mount Rushmore. Using details, explain why your chose each person.

    Optional Task:

    1. If time allows, complete the Seesaw activity

    Turn in your assignment:  Save your work in your social studies folder and show me when we return to school for $10 in class money

     

    READING

    Overview:  The Map Trap by Andrew Clements

    Estimated Time:  Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment:  Read chapters 3 (“Like Switzerland”) and 4 (“Consequences”) in The Map Trap. Then you will complete the comprehension activities in your packet.             

    Quick things to know:

    1. Answer all open-ended questions in RAPS.
    2. Use your text to provide specific text evidence when asked.
    3. Use statements like: “In the text it said…” or “On page ____ the author said…”

    Tasks:

    1. Complete pages 7-9 in the packet your red reading folder to demonstrate understanding of chapters 3 and 4 in the mystery.

    Optional Bonus Task:

    1. If you would like to record yourself reading a favorite picture book to my kids, please upload it to Seesaw! You can get credit toward your reading log AND earn a bonus $20 of class money!

    Turn in your assignment:  Save your work in your reading folder and show me when we return to school for $10 in class money

     

    WRITING

    Overview: Poetry Collection

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: Concrete or Shape Poem

    Quick things to know:

    1. Use the "MY POETRY COLLECTION" packet in your writing folder as a guide to write your poems.
    2. Check out the examples of concrete or shape poems.
    3. You may type this poem, but it will likely be easier to draw it by hand.
    4. If you choose to hand write your poems, use the papers you took home or use any paper (8.5 x 11) size you have at home, including plain printer paper. We will be very flexible with this.
    5. If you type, feel free to work in Office 365 and name your files using the poem type and title.
    6. Do not feel the need to print at home; however you may if you have permission. We can print at school from your Office 365 account when we return.

    Tasks:

    1. Think about what your subject will be and how you’d design your picture.
    2. Practice designing your picture with details that help to describe the object.

    Turn in your assignment: Save your work in your writing folder or in your Office 365 account and show me when we return to school for $10 per poem in class money!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Day #1 

    Math

    Overview: Place Value: Identifying Numbers

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation:

    You have learned how to work with large numbers. You can show numbers in standard form, expanded form, and word form. You can determine the values of digits based on their place value. 

    Three quick things to know:

    1. For tutorials on how to access online Math in Focus resources using Ed Your Friend in Learning visit https://www.cbsd.org/Page/1511

    2. If you cannot print activities, you may write the answers on a sheet of paper.

    3. Standard form is 653,521

    4. Expanded form is 600,000 + 50,000 + 3,000 + 500 + 20 + 1

    5. Word form is six hundred fifty three thousand, five hundred twenty one

    6. Please look at Student Workbook Chapter 1 pages 11-13 and 19-21 if you need guidance.

     

    Tasks:

    1. Complete the sheet called Gr 4 Day 1 Place Value. If you are not sure how to answer a question, write a question mark. (?)

    2. Log into Ed and open the Fact Fluency for Chapter 1. Complete activity 1A and 1B: Adding Numbers without Regrouping.

    3. Play a game: Use dice, number cards, or make up your own 5-digit numbers. Each partner creates a 5-digit number with cards and writes it in expanded form. Partner A shows Partner B the number (in expanded form) and Partner B writes the number in standard form. Partners switch. The partner with the larger number gets a point.  If you don't have someone to work with at home, repeat the steps ten times.

     

    Turn in your assignment: Save your work in your math folder and show me when we return to school for $10 in class money

     

    READING

    Overview:  The Map Trap by Andrew Clements

    Estimated Time:  Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment:  You will finish make a prediction on the first page of your reading packet.  Please answer the “Before Reading” question in RAPS. Read chapters 1 (Bad Hair Day) & 2 (The Making of a Map Nut). You will answer comprehension questions about chapters 1 and 2.               

    Quick things to know:

    1. Answer all open-ended questions in RAPS.
    2. Use your text to provide specific text evidence when asked.
    3. Use statements like: “In the text it said…” or “On page ____ the author said…”

    Tasks:

    1. Complete pages 2-6 in the packet your red reading folder to demonstrate understanding of chapters 1 and 2 in the mystery.

    Turn in your assignment:  Save your work in your reading folder and show me when we return to school for $10 in class money

     

     

    Writing

    Overview: Poetry Collection

    Estimated Time: Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment: In honor of St. Patrick's Day, you will write at least two limerick poems for your final poetry project.

    Quick things to know:

    1. Use the "MY POETRY COLLECTION" packet in your writing folder as a guide to write your poems.

    2. Check out the Seesaw video that I posted of a certain little leprechaun reading the introduction and directions to you! PAY ATTENTION TO CAPITALIZATION AND PUNCTUATIONas you write!

    3. You may type or hand write your published copies.

    4. If you want to hand write your poems, use the papers you took home or use any paper (8.5 x 11) size you have at home, including plain printer paper. We will be very flexible with this.

    5. If you type, feel free to work in Office 365 and name your files using the poem type and title.

    6. Do not feel the need to print at home; however you may if you have permission. We can print at school from your Office 365 account when we return.

    Tasks:

    1. Use the limerick poem page in your poetry packet to write at least 2 limerick poems.

    2. Remember the format for this poem:

    a. Line 1 – Contains eight syllables and rhymes with lines 2 and 5.

    b. Line 2 – Contains eight syllables and rhymes with lines 1 and 5.

    c. Line 3 – Contains five syllables and rhymes with line 4.

    d. Line 4 – Contains five syllables and rhymes with line 3.

    e. Line 5 – Contains eight syllables and rhymes with lines 1 and 2.

    Turn in your assignment: Save your work in your writing folder or in your Office 365 account and show me when we return to school for $10 per poem in class money!

     

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Overview:  Mount Rushmore

    Estimated Time:  Approximately 45 minutes

    Explanation of Activity/Assignment:  You can evaluate the individuals on Mount Rushmore and      consider why they were chosen for the carvings.  You will read a short passage about Mount Rushmore and answer comprehension questions about the monument.  You will then choose four individuals YOU would carve into Mount Rushmore and explain their significance in your life.               

    Quick things to know:

    1. If you log into Office 365 from home using the paper in your homework folder, you will have access to TCI, should you want the textbook online. This is not necessary to do the activity.
    2. Consider people in your everyday life as well as famous people you admire for various qualities.
    3. Put effort into explaining the reason you admire the individual and why they deserve to be on your Mount Rushmore.

    Tasks:

    1. Complete the paper in your yellow social studies folder called Mount Rushmore.
    2. Flip it over and identify the four individuals you chose for YOUR Mount Rushmore. Using details, explain why your chose each person.

    Turn in your assignment:  Save your work in your social studies folder and show me when we return to school for $10 in class money

     
     
     
     

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